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For 2
7:00 PM
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La Bella Vita Ristorante in enoteca Lounge

322 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Great for Brunch
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Hours of operation
Serving Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Daily. Sunday Brunch Available.
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Phone number
(207) 593-1529
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Tim Pierce
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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.
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Private party contact
David Day: (207) 593-1530
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Cross street
Waldo Ave.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 322 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipFreshFoodie (New England)
4.0  Dined a day ago

Very good food. Outstanding steak frites. Perfect meat and hot parmasean fries. My wife had ciopino, also very good. Our children were with us and good choices for them (including pizza.) Very expensive though.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

Open Table description should say restaurant is in Samoset Resort. After absolutely delicious appetizer (brussel sprouts), Rustic Italian soup, and wedge salad, it was a surprise that the Spaghetti alla Carbonara was so tasteless that not even adding salt could rescue it. My wife said the salmon was excellent.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

This is the second time my friends and I have met for brunch on Sunday at the Samoset. We sat with a view of the bay. The service was good, but the food was even better. This is a great value. We have traveled to Bangor for brunch, but the choices were limited to a small menu with limited quantities. Coffee and mimosas were extra. The Samoset offers a variety of food selections. The price includes coffee and a mimosa (or glass of champagne) and quantities are not limited. Plus we didn't have to drive 75 miles to have brunch. It is a win-win dining experience.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

Everything was superb- would highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion.

Kodaigirl (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 26, 2017

We enjoyed everything very much. Had a great time and enjoyed what we ordered, including the cocktails and wine. Until the dessert arrived. Some of us ordered the Tiramisu. And we expected a cake, like some of us had had earlier. What we got was not what we expected.

vipsteaknivore (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

Food was exceptional!! Mushroom risotto and chicken saltambocca was out of this world

Jim2p (New England)
3.0  Dined on November 18, 2017

Lobster Bisque was only warmish, had few pieces of lobster from the tip of the claw where it is dry and tasteless, whole dish lacked flavor. Pizza was no better, very bland with chunks of unseasoned, dry breast meat unevenly scattered over it. Altogether disappointing.

OpenTable Diner (Yorkshire)
5.0  Dined on November 3, 2017

We observed my 70th birthday dinner and had not only a creatively delicious and beautifully prepared meal but were charmed by our wait staff who were warm and friendly without being intrusive. This was our sixth visit in six years of coming to Maine to our timeshare condo, and we could not imagine a more perfect vacation eatery. Bravo.

suebc (New England)
4.0  Dined on October 30, 2017

For a day without power I thought they did an amazing job of concocting a delicious meal. Obviously not being able to brew coffee was a downer but the eating by total candlelight was fun. Way to go!

OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on October 23, 2017

Very old school, food was average. Nothing special, overpriced for quality. Sevice was above standard.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on October 20, 2017

food, server were very good. a little bit too noisy. pitch black outside so you couldn't see ocean or grounds

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on October 19, 2017

Our waitress was very attentive but the salad was not as fresh as others that we've had in the area and the pasta with the lobster was just OK

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 12, 2017

Pleasant surprise, as were are from out of state and after what seemed to be a long ride down s dark road... it was well worth the drive!!!
Food & Service were awesome.

It was dark so we didn’t get to see much of the property.., we went back the next day before leaving Rockport.

Beautiful... will definitely return.

vipBuds (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on October 9, 2017

We have eaten at this Italian restaurant inside the Samoset Resort several times. Always good! It is a very well-run operation. Our server was excellent. He was a real pro and had a great personality. Service did lag at the end of our experience mainly because it got very busy and they didn't have enough servers scheduled. Menu stand-outs on this trip were the meatballs with polenta and the salmon.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on October 8, 2017

My wife and I celebrated our 32nd wedding anniversary here - entire experience was great. We live in Delaware but will come back to this area for this restaurant and the hotel!