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About La Bella Vita Ristorante in enoteca Lounge

The new culinary experience, La Bella Vita Ristorante in Inoteka Lounge, will be approachable, intimate and engaging, referencing Trattorias surrounding the Piazzas of Italy. The interior design will complement the artful manner in which the food is prepared and served at the Antipasto Bar and Marketplace. The rustic finishes and textural materials will be genuine elements most commonly found in domestic Italian kitchens, such as marble, wood, copper and iron. Lighting and decorative fixtures will be strategically placed to enhance the food and create an intimate atmosphere; subtly illuminating the diverse dining areas. The color palate of the interior and patterns of the carpets and fabrics will be derived from both the food and the rich Italian history. The luminous colors of the ocean provide an additional dimension to the dining experience at Bella Vita.

220 Warrenton Street
Rockport, ME 08456
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Serving Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Daily. Sunday Brunch Available.

Cross Street:
Waldo Ave.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(207) 593-1529

Website:
http://www.labellavitaristorante.com/

Executive Chef:
Tim Pierce

Private Party Facilities:
La Bella Vita at the Samoset offers many options for your private party. We have several different private rooms to accommodate a party of any size. Our catering team is always ready to help you plan your personalized private event.

Private Party Contact:
David Day: (207) 593-1530

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

La Bella Vita Ristorante in enoteca Lounge Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

80% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (16)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Scenic View (15)
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Waterfront (15)
Good for a Date (15)
Romantic (12)
Good for Groups (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Cozy (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Great for Brunch (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Authentic (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
People Watching (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Seasonal (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Great Beer (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Casual (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Business Meals (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Fun (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Really amazing waiter, Tony~! As soon as we sat down, he was at our table and the entire night he gave us the perfect amount of attention. We had a delicious cheese & meat board with an amazing bottle of wine.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Food was fine. Service left something to be desired. Twice while my wife had food in her mouth, a steak on her plate, and a fork in her hand, different staff asked to take her plate away.

The next day, we stopped at the bar in the same restaurant. The bar top was dirty, there was a pile of dirty dishes behind the bar, and the staff was standing around complaining about how busy it was expected to be in the evening.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Delicious food, attentive and wonderful service, and a delightful view of the coastline.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on June 28, 2017

My meal here was amazing. My service was great. There were so many options that I had a hard time pickin just one. The staff came up multiple time to ask how my meal was and to make recommendations. I will definitely go again if I get the chance

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy, Waterfront, Casual, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on June 27, 2017

Their directions were very poor, they did not provide a sample menu on their website. The only advantage is that it happened to be in the hotel we were staying and it was a rainy night. It was overpriced and the food was tasteless. A big disappointment.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on June 20, 2017

The waiter was new and very unprepared. He had to go to the kitchen to get answers on every question we had about the menu. Then, after waiting a considerable amount of time, we were presented with the wrong entrees. The manager came over and apologized and offered free dessert. When the correct entrees came out, the steaks were cooked well done even though they were order rare and medium rare. So again we had to wait for our dinner to be prepared for a third time. Would not recommend this restaurant at all!

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 (New England)·Dined on June 18, 2017

We had Sunday Brunch on Sundays , & it is Incredible!!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Coffee, Notable Wine List, Paleo Friendly
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Beautiful resort. The view to the ocean overlooking the golf course is stunning. Two dinners and a breakfast during our stay in June '17. Everything was delicious. Lobster Eggs Benedict was fabulous. Great Lattes. Dinners were amazingly good.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New England)·Dined on June 13, 2017

The service was extremely inattentive. We had to ask the manager to get us drinks not once but twice. I requested no extra oil on my fish and it came out with extra oil. The server said, oh I guess I should have checked it. Duh?! Lobster ravioli was good

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 (New England)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Service was great, our waitress was very attentive. The food left a lot to be desired, a chicken patty was used to make their Chicken Parmigiana with, the cheese was not even melted on top, it still had form to it. Have no desire to eat there again.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 2, 2017

We had dinner twice at this restaurant and both times we had a great experience. We had one server her name was Cerra and she was amazing, very helpful when explaining dishes and very personable.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Live Music
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 (New England)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Enjoyed a birthday dinner for my wife. The evening we went was a holiday weekend and the restaurant was extremely busy, so having a reservation was a must as we were seated exactly for the time we had requested. The bar was inviting and a great place to wait and have a few drinks prior to dinner as we decided to arrive early instead of walking the resort due to weather conditions. The server was very friendly and knowledgeable, and went above and beyond expectations, and did not constantly check-in, which for me is a nice quality as I hate being asked every 5 minutes "how is everything". Ask me once and if I have a problem, I will let you know, so it was refreshing to be left alone to enjoy dinner and my wife. The only draw back to our dinner was that the area we were seated was close quarters and I felt like I was having dinner with the people to my left and right instead of my wife. Overall, great experience, and the food was great and of reasonable pricing and portions.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Scenic View, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 27, 2017

From the entree to the service, from the ambiance to the dessert this restaurant met and then exceeded our expectations. Surrounded by a beautiful resort and golf course; the layout just takes your breathe away and makes you want to plan your wedding there. We only went to have dinner but it felt like we could have spent the week there. Maine is beautiful and fun and for a fancy and delicious night out get to La Bella Vita Ristorante.

Tags: Romantic, Live Music, Bar Seating, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Except that the bread wasn't available until the meal was served, everything was very enjoyable. We dine there 5-6 times a year.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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 (New England)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We sampled lots of dishes as there were four foodies in the group. Loved our meal and had three courses each which were tasty and varied. The menu does slant towards interesting apps and meats so if you are a vegetarian this might not be your place. But we took our time, had a fabulous view and really enjoyed.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on May 6, 2017

It seemed the restaurant was understaffed .The breakfast was fantastic but the evening meal did not live up to previous standards we have enjoyed there.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Afternoon Tea, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Live Music, Waterfront, Late-night Find, Great Beer
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 (New England)·Dined on April 16, 2017

A great pleasure to dine with good food and a wonderful view

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Pricey but the food was excellent. We shared the surf & turf (two petit filets cooked perfectly) and three large breaded shrimp. For the price they definitely could have divided it in the kitchen--awkward doing it at the table--and they very skimpy with the asparagus. I would rather have had them charge to share and accommodated those of us older folk with smaller appetites.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on April 1, 2017

I hadn't dined at your restaurant in a few years. Something has changed in that time. It used to be a place I told all my friends about but this time things just didn't taste as amazing. To top it off my lobster claw was not cooked through so I couldn't eat it.

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on March 25, 2017

I recently dined during a "girls' weekend" at The Samoset and had a great experience. The lounge and restaurant is beautiful and sophisticated with floor to ceiling windows facing the ocean. Service was excellent and friendly. We had delicious cocktails and homemade bread while we waited on our entrees. My steak with truffle mash and grilled asparagus was lovely. A pescatarian friend ordered the rustic seafood stew; a beautiful dish she loved but could not finish. Our other companion ordered chicken parm with handmade pasta, and we shared a yummy tiramisu dessert. We dressed for the occasion given the "resort casual" requirement noted on the website; but observed other diners in jeans and wish we were in on that secret before making the trip. Overall a lovely and enjoyable dining experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on March 17, 2017

Excellent food and service. Nicely paced. Wonderful evening.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on March 10, 2017

A beautiful place. great service, great food, good drinks, fun. We love eating there.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Food was fabulous!!! Service friendly & warm true Maine style.

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, Romantic, Happy Hour
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Visiting Samoset for a birthday weekend. Food was good but not great. Seafood stew was really seafood in sauce. Needed pasta or a broth. Steak was done nicely but fries were not all crispy. Expensive drinks ($16 martini!) Not a great value.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 19, 2017

Good menu and good food. School vacation week- understaffed, a bit loud with younger kids out of parental control. I have been there when it is not vacation week and services has been good.

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on February 19, 2017

The food was average, service slowish. Beautiful view probably is how they justify such high prices.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on February 18, 2017

We always come here to celebrate our belated Valentine's Day weekend. The food was delicious, quickly served & nicely prepared! The drinks were yummy too! Dessert was waiting in our room-chocolate covered strawberries & wine! 5 stars from us! See you next year❤️

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Western NC)·Dined on February 3, 2017

The table was ready when we got there, the server was quickly at the table giving out menus and taking drink orders. Food was delivered on time, but not rushed. The food was very good and we had an excellent bottle of wine.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Montreal)·Dined on February 3, 2017

We were four people and all enjoyed their food very much. We returned the next night and at least one had the same meal and others ordered what someone else had had the night before. I think our server was Christienne in any case she was great, discreet and flawless in her delivery.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 29, 2017

Great brunch buffet selections but poor service for beverages and plate removal

Tags: Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2017

The wait staff was friendly and professional. Our waitress gave great food guidance, and her service was excellent. The food was delicious and the portions were good. There is a good variety of pasta, meat and seafood.

Tags: Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on December 29, 2016

Cerra was fantastic! She was very thorough and efficient but gave us adequate time/ space to enjoy our family time

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Casual, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Organic, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on December 27, 2016

Not for vegetarians

We were looking forward to dinner, included with our stay at the Samoset Resort. Unfortunately as vegetarians, we had one entree choice, and as a gluten-free vegetarian, didn't have one choice. The kitchen sent out two pasta dishes with mushrooms, peas and peppers in a light garlic wine base. Both dishes were average, nothing we would ever recommend or want again. The gluten-free pasta was overcooked, a perfect accompaniment with the gluten-free toast they sent out when we arrived, as well as the $21 cheese plate consisting of tasteless soft cheeses.

Service was great and the beverage was the best part of the meal. Save your dinner plans for one of the many local restaurants.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 23, 2016

La Bella Vita has an elegance that reserves for itself room for the casual. We were a party of five and found it to be a lovely place to celebrate the occasion for which we were dining out. The atmosphere of the Samoset and the ambiance of the restaurant were appreciated, as was the good service and the splendid assortment of appetizers, soups and salads, and entrees on the menu. The wine selection was ample as well. We shared appetizers and wine, but each of us ordered a separate entree and were individually pleased with the results of our selections. The servings were generous enough that we all passed on the dessert menu, despite its appeal. Overall, a fine dining experience. I would definitely recommend La Bella Vita to a friend or acquaintance.

Tags: Waterfront, Cozy, Live Sports, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fun, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2016

I made reservations online which weas confirmed via email. Good thing it wasn't to busy and we were able to be seated. The host stated he could not find our reservations for 2. I offered to show our confirmation # and he said that didn't help and wouldn't be needed. My boyfriend ordered a $35 dinner and his meat which was ordered med rare came out well done with no pink. Our waitress did take his meal off the bill. I would not recommend using the online reservations due to beibg unreliable.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 10, 2016

Excellent food and phenomenal service - the best service I've had in the local area in months! The dishes are creative, and even the descriptions of each one make you want to try them all. I will definitely be back again soon. I realize that La Bella Vita is an Italian restaurant, but I would encourage the owners to add more french wines to their inventory. If you haven't been here, go try it!!!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 5, 2016

We very much enjoyed our dinner saturday night. Not only was our steaks delicious, we
we're fortunate enough to be staying at the Samoset Resort during the changing of the trees.
Everything couldn't have been better.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on October 22, 2016

Celebrated our 20th wedding Anniversary by having an excellent dinner. The ambiance was lovely and the service was outstanding. I would highly recommend this restaurant if you're thinking of celebrating or just having a nice meal

Tags: Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic, Romantic
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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 18, 2016

Beautiful view and great pizza, but service is slow and (when we went) forgetful. Ravioli entree was cold and bland when it arrived. Wine was of a vintage newer than stated on the wine list.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on October 16, 2016

There were 6 of us dining and everyone enjoyed their meal. Great wait staff and great food!!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Live Sports, Quick Bite, Good for Anniversaries
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