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

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (14)
Authentic (13)
Good for Groups (11)
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Fit for Foodies (11)
Special Occasion (10)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Casual (7)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Cozy (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Business Meals (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Romantic (6)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Great for Lunch (4)
Healthy (3)
Fun (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Vegan (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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·Dined 6 days ago

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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·Dined 6 days ago

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 8, 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 4, 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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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 3, 2017

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

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The specials are always interesting and good. Service was great. Wine even better.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 1, 2017

The meal was delicious but the service was phenomenal. Nicky was very attentive and helpful. He suggested enters with perfectly paired vino. We will definitely return!

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·Dined on November 28, 2017

We had a lunch meeting for 11 and were delighted with the service, food, atmosphere and staff. They were able to seat us in a semi-private area for our large group which was perfect from a privacy, sound and discussions perspective. Service was prompt, attentive, polite and very delightful throughout the entire time we were there. Food was spectacular. As a matter of fact I saw a lot of empty plates. We would definitely recommend La Bella Vita to anyone looking for exceptional Italian food in an intimate and convenient location.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Service was attentive and the food was very tasty. Lighting was poor at our table, needed phone flashlight to read the wine list and menu. Been there before and will return.

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Always outstanding. The food is well thought out and excellent quality.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 11, 2017

If you're looking for really good Italian, this place is great! Good pricing, excellent service and outstanding food. Very local, very traditional, manager came by to chat and make sure we were enjoying our meal. Will return often.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Celebrating the birthday of two friends and everybody had a good time!

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Excellent!

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Food was fantastic! Service was unprofessional, too casual and very awkward. Also they advertise on their website they do 1/2 price bottles of wine on Wednesdays but apparently that was under old ownership. They don't offer that anymore and wouldn't honor it even though they haven't taken it off their website. Will go back for the food only, will likely do takeout to avoid the service and will gladly give my tips to the kitchen instead. Again, food was spectacular.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We had 15 in our party and they handled it gracefully. No issues at all and all of the food came out at the same time and was hot! Great place.

Tags: Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great experience and great food! I would go again soon!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Always a great experience!

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Fantastic as always. Food is spectacular - finally some genuine Italian food in Colorado Springs!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Delicious food and great service

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Our waiter, Steve, was awesome. My son was constantly running around despite my best efforts to keep him still. All the staff were very kind to him and I. Food was excellent. Probably the best Italian I've had.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We are very particular about Italian food, and this is the only place in Colorado Springs, CO to meet our expectations. All of us (7) were very happy with our meals. In addition, our server was just terrific -- knowledgeable and fun. It was a great way to celebrate my 81st birthday. I know we will return several times before my 82nd!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Old established restaurant. Food was excellent, authentic Italian fare. Well worth a short drive.

Tags: Casual
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on October 2, 2017

I am not sure how this place has as high a rating as it does. I’m wondering if they are true reviews. I had a issue while dinning there. I will not get into it, but after trying to contact the
Restaurant no one ever respond. This alone shows they don’t care. If you check out my profile I have never left a bad review.

The food was bland and Un-flavorful. Most of the wait staff seemed upbeat but ours was terrible. The location is awful and the building as you pull up will make you wonder if you should go inside. The floor is all carpet with stains all over. It makes you question the overall cleanliness of the restaurant.

My advice Stay Away!

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Our first time here, after reading the reviews we were pleasantly surprised at the tasty food and the presentation. Atmosphere is weak but the flavorful food more than compensates. We will be back.

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Always great; the service, food and atmosphere. The deserts are always great. Start with Desert so you have room!!!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on September 28, 2017

Nico our food extrodinar (waiter) was great. As he was describing the menu you could feel your mouth begin to water. The lasagna was incredible and the shrimp in tomato sauce was just as good. This was the third time we have been there and it just keeps getting better.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Spicy, Healthy
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Great restaurant and Authentic Italian food prepared perfectly! We visit here a couple of times per year and have been extremely pleased each and every time. The manager and staff ensure you are well taken care of beside making you feel like your eating at their dining room table! Wine selection is spot on and the special dishes are amazing!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Cozy
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Incredible authentic southern Italian food that is the best we have eaten since leaving Italy. Great staff is friendly and helpful.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Local place, friendly, great service, good wine list, fabulous food at reasonable prices. Will definitely get back there

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·Dined on September 20, 2017

The food was excellent, friendly service. The recommendation for the wine was excellent and very good value.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 10, 2017

The Chicken Rolotini was freshly prepared and delicious. The sides of broccoli and "roasted" potatoes were flavorful, though one wouldn't likely recognize the potatoes as roasted. Timmy did a nice job as server, following up to be sure the wine and entree were to my liking.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Great Italian food at a good price.

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Great food, great staff, great fun!! I would recommend and will return when in town.

Tags: Authentic, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Great find close to our hotel, could be walking distance, but, we drove. Pleasant and quaint, servers very friendly and the owner made sure to ask if we enjoyed our meal. Very satisfied we found this place.

Tags: Healthy, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Noisier than normal, but still great service and great food as always

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Steve was a great server who made great suggestions. Each one of us enjoyed our meals and the Panna Cotta was a great ending!

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 2, 2017

An exceptional experience for us. We are always looking for Italian cusine commensurate with our experience in Europe and this is the place. Don't hesitate make your reservations now, you won't regret it.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Location of the resteraunt was sketchy. Overall, the service was good, could have been better. But, ultimately, the food was really good and didn't make you feel bloated after the meal ended.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Great food and very accommodating with the changing number of our party.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Every food item ordered was prepared with perfection. Authentic flavors which meet the highest standards.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Authentic
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