About La Bella Vita

This restaurant is owned by a native Italian Chef Giuliano Casulli from Bari and offers Colorado Springs a true mix of Northern and Southern Italian cuisine on La Bella Vita’s menu.

4475 Northpark Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday, Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Cross Street:
Garden of the Gods/I 25

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(719) 260-4730

Website:
http://labellavitaristorante.net/

Catering:
La Bella Vita offers anything to customer either from our menu or customized dishes based upon customer's request.

Parking Details:
Ristorante La Bella Vita offers plenty of free parking for their customers in the front of the restaurant and in the back of the restaurant which is where we have wheelchair access.

Executive Chef:
Giuliano Casulli

Private Party Facilities:

La Bella Vita offers 2 private dining rooms. Our bar room has a capacity of 24 seats. Our Venetian room has a capacity of 60 seats with a selection of wonderful different set menu options for lunch and dinner, that includes soup or salad and dessert.

Private Party Contact:
Eric Koehler: (719) 260-4730

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

La Bella Vita Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (22)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Special Occasion (16)
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Authentic (13)
Romantic (13)
Worth the Drive (12)
Cozy (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Casual (10)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Notable Wine List (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Fun (7)
Business Meals (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Comfort Food (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Vegan (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Happy Hour (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

Server Nicky was outstanding! Cocktails were excellent.

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Casual, Authentic, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined 2 days ago

Outstanding & authenic

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

No gluten-free pasta on any Friday because the chef doesn't want to make it? If you're going to advertise GF pasta, then exclude it because you don't like doing it on Fridays, you should expect poor reviews. I was ready to walk. My wife is the one that is GF and she is the who decided to try something else.

Tags: Casual, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (Denver)·Dined 5 days ago

Great food, great atmosphere. The lobster bisque was the best we’ve ever had. Highly recommended!

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 (Dallas)·Dined 6 days ago

Valentine’s Day dinner. Called ahead to ask about special menu and was told there was one but that we could order from the regular menus as well. We were going specifically for the linguine vongole something impossible to find in the Springs. To my disappointment we were informed once we were seated that we could not order this. The manager/owner came over and apologized that we had been misinformed but that chef would NOT budge. Very disappointed!
The food we settled with was very good, service was excellent by Garfield. Ambiance leaves a little to be desired, very out dated, way too bright and a much much older crowd.
We may return for the linguine vongole in a different occasion.

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 (Denver)·Dined 6 days ago

Food was good but overly salty. You guys don't need to add a bunch of salt to a browned butter sauce! Veal was tender and cooked perfectly but again over salted. Burratta appetizer was excellent and not overly salty :-). Service was fast and friendly. We might give this another try but will consider other options first.

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 (Denver)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent food, and I am picky about my Italian food!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Denver)·Dined 6 days ago

First visit to this restaurant. It was a great Valentine's date. The wait staff was very friendly and offered some good suggestions for food and dessert. We enjoyed the experience completely. At the end of the dinner the manager stopped by to see how we like it. That is a good sign as not all restaurants do this extra step

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined 6 days ago

Our waiter Nicki was phenomenal as always. I had the veal with crapes and olives in a zesty tomato sauce. Every bite the flavors just exploded in your mouth. What a great meal. My wife had the lasagna bolognas which was just as amazing. Today was Valentine’s Day and they were very busy yet Eric the manager kept his pulse on everything and the restaurant ran like a well oiled machine. Great service !!! Thanks so much

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 (Denver)·Dined 6 days ago

Food was very flavorful. We had the lobster, scallops & crab special on Valentine’s Day. Our waiter was EXCELLENT attentive, non-intrusive but friendly and relatable. I can’t remember his name but he was from Jamaica.....Garfield may have been his name!

We have not been to the restaurant since it was Antonio’s and were surprised at how run down the carpet was with stains and the walls are pretty marked up. Definitely need to work on the ambience part. We would go back, however, because the food and service were top notch!

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 (Denver)·Dined 6 days ago

This place is a gem with an unassuming facade. The food is wonderful. The wait staff, specifically Niko, was fantastic. The staff were attentive, but unobtrusive. The food was flavorful, balanced and well presented. Our waiter was well versed in wine and passionate. Was quite the treat and my wife and I enjoyed the ambiance immensely.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined 6 days ago

Valentines lunch

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 (Denver)·Dined 7 days ago

Great place for date night. Excellent Italian food all freshly prepared from scratch. Great selection of Italian wines. Service was excellent.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Superb food! This is a hidden gem in Colorado. My wife and I drive from Denver just for this food. She lived in Italy and says this is the best and most authentic Italian food in Colorado. This restaurant shames other Italian restaurants in Cherry Creek and Denver. We love it!

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Great food and service. Already have reservations for a return visit.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was delicious, wait staff awesome, seating was not so close together you felt like you were on top of the next table so that was great as well. Only complaint would be the lighting, we are older and could not read menus lol. We would definitely recommend this place. Don’t let the outside appearance fool you because this place is one of the BEST ITALIAN restaurants I have been too.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Read my review on Tripadvisor. The restaurant has good food but the interior needs updated and the carpets need cleaned

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Awesome food, as always!! I love this place, especially the veal! Succulent.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Always delicious food. ❤️❤️❤️it. I tell my friends if they want REAl Italian food, go to Bella Vita!!!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 12, 2018

We had family from out of town, and they are foodies. So we bounced around all week. Really enjoyed this one! Staff was very accommodating with their wine list and really went out of their way to describe what our choices were. We were very pleased!

I had my five year old son who devoured his penne pasta with alfredo sauce, only after we pulled the bread away from him. He would give the food a 10/10 which is saying something.

Food was great, I had the spaghetti carbonera and thought it was a generous serving and the sauce was great. Two people in our party had eggplant parm, and thought the cabernet complemented it well.

We will be coming back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Fun, Special Occasion, Casual
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 6, 2018

This restaurant is outstanding. The food is delicious and worth the wait.
Jennifer is the best waitress. Always on top of things, refills, bread etc.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great as usual. Food, service & ambiance excellent. Nicky is great waiter

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 30, 2017

I can never leave Colorado Springs without visiting La Bella Vita. The authenticity of the Italian cuisine always makes me return when I visit Colorado.

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Groups
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Loved the authentic Italian food and hand mixed, homemade cocktail (orange cello something?). Tiramisu was amazing as well. Dinner was slow coming but we were enjoying ourselves so it was ok. Service was ok but could be improved (removal of plates when finished).

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great food! The eggplant part was fantastic! Wine selection was pretty decent. The waitress wS telling us that people who have lived here for yrs don’t know about this place which amazed us!! Highly recommend!

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Three of us ate dinner there. The food was pretty good (lasagna, eggplant parm, gnocchi), but not outstanding. Service improved after the initial exchange, when the waitperson was overly pushing alcoholic beverages. The location seemed a little odd, in a large building with a swim school, but that was not a deterrent.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 29, 2017

After living in Italy for several years, it is delightful to find real Italian cooking again. The staff is amazing, the food authentic and delicious. We have been here on date nights, meals with friends and celebrating special occasions. Recommend most enthusiastically

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Wonderful experience as always. Service was great, we have had the same server three times now and she is fantastic. Food was delicious!

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 28, 2017

An outstanding Italian restaurant that you should not pass up! I was in Italy for 2.5 years and this is the most absolute, authentic Italian I have ever had in the US. Service was phenomenal, intimate, and memorable. Thank you for making our night the best!!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Our anniversary dinner at La Bella Vita was lovely. We found it quiet & relaxed ~ could hear the folks around us but not overly. The food was quite good and our server Garfield was great. We will most definitely be back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 24, 2017

My family had dinner here Christmas Eve, it was our first time visiting and it was a big hit for everyone.
They had a specialty soup that night which was Lobster Bisque - it was reminiscent of our trips to Maine, everyone loved it.
Food was beyond delicious and there was something on the menu for everyone.
The staff was friendly, we were really impressed that one of the owners even stopped by the table at the end of our meal to see how it was. We will most definitely be back and my whole family will be recommending this restaurant to friends.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Excellent food and quality service!

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Decided on eating here after seeing the reviews....and boy oh boy did it even surpass all the great reviews!!! Everything about this place was excellent especially the food and service! I especially recommend the tiramisu, best I have had in years! Would highly highly recommend

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Always a wonderful place to dine. Excellent, authentic Italian, with a very nice neighborhood like feeling environment. Wait staff superb: attentive, friendly, professional. Nice selection of moderately priced Italian wines. Great place to spend a relaxing evening with friends and family.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Visited for Christmas with friends and the evening was Fantastic! We expected it to be busy with Christmas so we made a reservation. Table was ready when we arrived food was perfect and the service was great as usual! We will see you soon!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We stumbled upon that restaurant after seeing that it was best overall on the open table website.
If you are looking for a luxurious or trendy setting, this is not it. But if you are looking for absolutely delicious fresh pastas, great crunchy warm bread. This is it.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Waitress was disinterested and made excuses for why she ignored us. Didn't inquire if we wanted dessert or coffee had to bring it up. Table didn't have glass top like others. Hostess asked us after we were seated if we had a reservation. We did, but it made us feel unwanted. Food was good, not great.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 7, 2017

The service and quality of the cooking is as good as it gets
Everyone working here seems to care about the product and experiences they offer, therefore it is at the top. I can recommend them without any caveat.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Vegan, Quiet Conversation
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Lovely place with solid menu and tables spaced for privacy. Attentive wait staff. We love that there were reservations accepted. Our table of five was well attended and our meals were delicious, authentic and well prepared. We had various items including veal, shrimp and seafood combination pasta. The Calamari appetizer was excellent, crisp and fresh tasting. Vodka sauce and fresh tomato sauce was flavorful and satisfying.
We'll be back for sure when in town again!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Excellent. We’ve come back several times. Highly recommended.

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