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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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

3.8

Noise

Quiet

77% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (14)
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Scenic View (10)
Waterfront (10)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Great for Brunch (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Worth the Drive (7)
Romantic (7)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Bar Seating (5)
Authentic (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
People Watching (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Cozy (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Seasonal (3)
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Neighborhood Gem (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
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 (New England)·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.

Tags: Casual
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 (Yorkshire)·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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·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!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on October 23, 2017

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

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·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

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 20, 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

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 (New York Area)·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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·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.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, People Watching
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 (Philadelphia)·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!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

We were on vacation and the restaurant is located in the resort. Great place-food was outstanding and the warmth and feel of the place were just right for a fall evening. Loved the fireplaces!

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Great meal! We were in the area for a wedding and decided to try it out. We were not disappointed. We had salads, entrees, and dessert and were comfortably full. The outdoor view from our table was beautiful and the restaurant itself was elegant. Would definitely return, when in the area again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

We stayed at the Samoset Resort for two nights, and ate here for four separate meals. Delicious! Gluten free pizza and pasta option. Great service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Waterfront, Scenic View, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Good wine selection. Caprese salad is usually all the same, however this one was outstanding. Pasta dish and entrees we ordered were both tasty. Server was personable and gave an honest recommendation when asked about an entree. Would come back whether we stayed at Samoset or not.

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·Dined on September 13, 2017

We had a lovely evening and would recommend. They seemed a bit understaffed but it was Wednesday night so it worked. All in all a good experience and good food.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Overall, the Samoset Resort is a wonderful place to get away for a short vacation. The golf, the accommodations, the dining room, the food and the service were all top notch.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 8, 2017

The selection for wines by the glass was outstanding - had a mellow chianti. The ingredients were fresh and food was delicious. I highly recommend the seafood stew rustica - in addition to the seafood that was deliciously cooked, rather than a thin broth it was more like a tomato sauce that was wonderful! And the prices, while not low, were very reasonable. I think the restaurant has made a mistake by not posting the prices on the website because it might discourage people who would therefore think it was very pricey.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Cozy
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·Dined on September 6, 2017

You are very well cared from the moment you arrive until you have to leave. Food was superb, we had everything from steak to pasta and nothing fell short of amazing. If you're around the rockport/rockland I highly recommend his restaurant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on September 3, 2017

We found this restaurant very difficult to find. There is no signage to lead the patrons to it's location which is in the middle of a lovely large resort. The food was well prepared, but we felt like we were rushed to finish our food.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (New England)·Dined on September 1, 2017

We were on a getaway to the Camden area and this was the worst meal that we had during our stay. The chicken piccata was bland and had a sauce that was overly thickened with flour - I had to request additional lemon slices to make it somewhat edible. A veal dish was a bit better, therefore the 2 star rating rather than one star. There are so many great restaurants in this area - don't bother with this one.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Sorry to say Enoteca was a disappointment after reading all the great reviews. We had a party of 6 and the restaurant was not particularly busy on a recent Saturday night. Our waiter messed up the cocktail order and also brought one incorrect entree. This meant one person had to wait to be brought up to speed with the rest of the diners. Our pre-arranged plan for recognition of a special birthday never happened despite everyone ordering dessert. The entrees were just okay. The menu is nothing special, pretty average assortment of the usual entrees. When asked what the most popular dishes are, the waiter responded with his own personal likes and dislikes (which was not the question asked!!)

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 (New England)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Staying in the Belfast, ME area for vacation we've seen a lot of different restaurants and in a web search La Bella Vita came up; it's an easy, 30 minute drive to Rockland (and the resort it sits on); our reservation was handled promptly, the service throughout the meal was excellent, as was the food, from appetizer through dessert...everything was expertly prepared, a couple of small requests and changes were no issue, and the timing of courses was perfect. Again, the service was wonderful and we'll certainly be returning this winter.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 18, 2017

Very good, creative food. The Ice Berg salad was over-the-top. Cerra was our server - enthusiastic and well versed.
Highly recommended.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Ate for first night at Samoset. Food was ok. Nothing special. Expensive for what it is. Salmon was over cooked. Daughter's pizza was just ok a little clunky. Pasta with blognese was ok.
Service was friendly and attentive.
There are better local restaurants.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on August 14, 2017

One word to discribe our experience:
SUPERB....in every aspect !

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Afternoon Coffee, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on August 10, 2017

We vacationed at Samoset and dined in the restaurant all 4 days for both breakfast and dinner. The food was excellent especially the dinner meals. The servers were all pleasant and kind to us. We did find that service slowed down after the entree and one evening waited 30 minutes to get our bill. One other comment is the seats inside the restaurant. They are very uncomfortable. The dining room chairs without arms seem older and several people in our group complained of back soreness after sitting in them for several hours. After two nights of sitting in them we switched chairs from other tables.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 9, 2017

This was our first visit. Overall a nice experience. The food was good but needed more seasoning. The service was good but could have been a little more polished.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Great cocktails, excellent lobster salad (one of the best around) and very friendly service. Always a pleasure to dine there after a nice round at Samoset.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 7, 2017

The view from the resterant was Wonderful .A Great Place On A Sunny Evening

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on August 6, 2017

We enjoyed our dinner... food was amazing.
The view spectacular. I wish we lived closer because I would definitely be a repeat customer...

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

This restaurant exceeded all expectations. The food was phenomenal! The service exceptional, cannot wait to go back!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Cozy, Romantic, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (New England)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Food dissapointing. Vegetables cold, entrees lukewarm overall bland. Certainly not up to our expectations. VERY NOISY

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 (New England)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Great meal and atmosphere. We ate here 3 days for evening meal and 3 for breakfast. We enjoyed all meals!

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Good was very well prepared and delicious. Beautiful view and relaxing atmosphere

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Miami)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Fantastic restaurant tucked inside the Samoset Resort. Food is exceptional, service excellent, great ambiance. Everything prepared perfectly, and presented beautifully.

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on July 19, 2017

Very good service, food very tasty, the location very nice only thing is we want to seat outside but they said all table outside was reserved but after we done half patio was empty

Tags: Tasting Menu, Waterfront, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on July 17, 2017

Fabulous Italian food in the heart of coastal Maine...! The restaurant is beautiful.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Romantic, Afternoon Coffee
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 (Nashville)·Dined on July 10, 2017

We had a very special Summer dinner. For starters, we shared eggplant rolotini and excellent Brussels sprouts. Then one of us had a thin pizza and one had a Coastal shellfish stew. The seafood was amazing: mussels, lobster, shrimp and fresh fish in a spicy, chunky tomato sauce.

Tags: Waterfront, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Second time there and just as great as the first time!

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Food was delicious. Our waiter was awful. Even when he was at our table he didn't look at us and his attention was elsewhere. He simply couldn't have cared less about our experience. I was a waiter growing up and have a lot of sympathy for them but this guy was terrivle

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 (New England)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Absolutely amazing, great food, atmosphere, service and a beautiful backdrop of the ocean.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Authentic, Waterfront, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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