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La Vita E Bella

4.6
4.6
629 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
At La Vita E Bella we provide authentic Italian food made with homemade sauces and pasta. We offer many seafood dishes inspired by our Sicilian roots and fresh Seattle offerings. Thin pizzas are baked fresh for our mouthwatering customers. We have a large wine selection and many antipasto platters (appetizers) that are perfect for a quick drink and snack on the go. With a live accordion player, our restaurant has a romantic atmosphere and welcoming environment ideal for locals and tourists alike. Owner Giuseppe Forte strives to offer affordable cuisine that pops with flavor and value. He personally buys the groceries several times a week to insure the best products, allowing prices to remain low and fair for our customers. If you prefer, you can always call 206-441-5322 for an amazing meal TO GO!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria, Sicilian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (206) 441-5322

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Giuseppe Forte

  • Catering

    We do catering up to 250 people.<br />Free of charge delivery<br /><br />Weddings,<br />Rehearsal dinners,<br />Birthdays,<br />Anniversary <br />

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, La Vita E Bella can accommodate your private event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Private Event Coordinator: (855) 620-8228

  • Neighborhood

    Belltown / Pike Place Market

  • Cross street

    Between Wall and battery st.

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Entertainment

    Accordian Player

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 629 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Seattle

    Best Value

  • Seattle

    Good for groups

  • Seattle

    Great for outdoor dining

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  1. PO

    PORTLANDfoodie

    Portland

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our local Italian restaurant. We go there to just enjoy the food. They are also so very friendly. Try the lasagna. It’s so good and so traditional and it’s enough for a take home treat too. We love this place.
  2. KG

    KGLyons

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot! Tasty cocktails, extensive wine list, delicious entrées & desserts. Loved the Tiramisu! Our waitress Miley was nice & attentive - We will be back!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waiter was amazing, food delicious and price easy on the wallet. They went above and beyond to take care of family and friends with young kids. We happened upon the place as we were in the area and looking for something family friendly for a big group. We asked open table for what was available and this place was on the list. It was perfect. Thank you for a great dining experience! We can’t wait to go back!!
  4. VH

    VanessaH

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Worst dining experience we had in Seattle. We set out grateful for anywhere that was open on Christmas but still left less than impressed. We did have a reservation and the first two ladies we spoke with were wonderful but from there the server was rude from the beginning. We tried to order drinks and he said no due to staffing. But the fun part was that we were sat right next to the bar and proceeded to watch other tables get the same drinks we ordered all night just because they had a different server?? He walked past our table many times, even seemingly looking at our empty glasses and never offered refills until we were beyond ready to be done with the meal. He seemed inconvenienced and annoyed the whole time. The clams were awful, but the pasta we had was good as well as the dessert. I’d pass on La Vita E Bella
  5. MG

    MichelleG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding. The service was excellent.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had Christmas dinner here last night and the experience could not have been better. The service was excellent, the food was fabulous and the ambiance was delightful. The Caesar was really good and the portion sizes for all the meals was excellent. Highly recommend!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was simple but exceptional. When you start with fresh ingredients and homemade pasta you don’t need to do much to make the food speak. We were in Seattle for Christmas and this was one of the few places open on Christmas Day. We didn’t know what to expect and were very happy with the food. I had the fettuccine tartufo, my wife had the spaghetti popette and my daughter had the farfalle salmone each was unique and very well prepared. Will definitely stop in again when we are in Seattle.
  8. HA

    HeatherA

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Christmas with family
  9. AM

    AndreaM

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal and Espresso cocktail was a treat. Made for a great birthday for our friend from out of town. Would definitely recommend.
  10. B

    Butterfly56

    Seattle

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious, plentiful food. Attentive service in spite of the busy-ness of the restaurant.
  11. PO

    PORTLANDfoodie

    Portland

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are loyal customers of this wonderful restaurant. We live in Belltown, and this is our "go to" Italian restaurant. We have tried many things on the menu, and they have all been wonderful. The lasagna is so authentic, and the veal was perfectly prepared. And their drinks are reasonable and generous. The Chardonay is especially delightful. Finally, the service is always friendly, and the ambiance is warm and inviting.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Terrible Service to say the least!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was really good, good was even better!
  14. AW

    AngelaW

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    First time to this restaurant. It was freezing cold where I was sitting. My kids got pizza and they liked it. I got the rigatoni and it was not worth eating. The sauce tasted like the sauce from spaghetti-Os. The mushrooms were literally raw. I will not be back.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had 9 fir our annual “early holiday” dinner… being as how we were there for 3+ hrs, eating, laughing and just enjoying seeing each other says it all… Our glasses were kept filled, and our tummies were fed to the max! I always recommend this restaurant, and every time my husband and I come to Seattle since we moved away from living very close to there in a condo, we always come in and eat. If I’m in the city for a day of shopping and spending the night in the guest suite, I still stop by for lunch or dinner. My favorite place to take visitors also. Cannot thank you enough for all the help, look forward to doing this again next year there. Regards, Charlene Carlson
  16. L

    Lisa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Pleasant spot for a bite. Comfy old-fashioned Italian food. Cordial service and tasty pizza (funghi and prosciutto). Pasta dishes reasonably priced. One of the few remaining restaurants that puts out a breadbasket at the get-go. For that alone, they deserve patronage.
  17. BC

    BrianC

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a very quaint little Italian restaurant. We were pleased with our whole experience. The only caveat is the wine list from their menu n Open Table is not the wine list at the restaurant. That’s a small matter that shouldn’t take away from the experience.
  18. GR

    GeoffR

    Liverpool

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great speedy service and excellent choice of food which was fantastic quality
  19. W

    Wendy

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was some of the best food I've ever had. Had the caprese salad; brushetta (olive & tomato); drinks (elderflower spritz & house red wine were A-MAZING!). Spaghetti with meatballs was perfect. Loads of flavor in all the dishes we ordered. I want to go back, but unfortunately flying out later today. )-: TEN stars for La Vita E Bella.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went here while in Seattle for the weekend with my mom and sister-in-law. My mom is quite picky, but the menu had lots of options ranging from plain to extravagant, and she loved loved loved the lasagna! The waiter was very friendly, the staff were attentive and the interior was very nice.
  21. IB

    IdaB

    Seattle

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service- Authentic cuisine- lovely setting , much like a Trattoria in Italy
  22. T

    Travlah

    Washington DC

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice Italian restaurant near Pile Place Market! Great outdoor seating. Pasta, pizza, mains, salad were all excellent. I’ll go back the next time I’m in Seattle.
  23. MB

    MelissaB

    Denver

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was amazing and we had a fantastic meal. I would definitely recommend this restaurant!
  24. CH

    ColleenH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious, good prices, great ambiance, quick walk to space needle!
  25. TY

    TracyY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    No seating till 5 pm, even though we arrived early, doors inside and outside were left open so knats and flies were around, very little ice in drinks, food was good
  26. SB

    SamB

    New England

    58 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Excellent place for dinner
  27. RL

    RalphL

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our go to restaurant when we’re downtown
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great service. Great value.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a large group and had a great experience. We were seated quickly, our server was very attentive and personable. Everyone really enjoyed their dishes, everything tasted delicious, was hot and fresh. A table favorite was the Gnocchi with red pepper sauce and the ravioli. Would definitely recommend and visit again!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food and ambience were excellent. Our waitress didn't seem like she wanted to be there which detracted from our evening somewhere…
  31. EI

    EatItAll

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, great atmosphere!
  32. BB

    BobB

    Shanghai

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Short of staff i think as was slow but normally very goood
  33. D

    Danny

    Mississippi

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Great! Best Italian ever and we have been to Italy.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely phenomenal experience! We started with the prawn appetizer. The prawns were fantastic and served with perfectly seasoned al dente vegetables. The Caesar Salad was amazing. The clam appetizer was served in this delicious and savory broth perfect for soaking up the broth with bread. All of our entrees were absolutely amazing. And the service is top notch. I plan on making this my go to restaurant for Italian in Seattle. The ambience feels like you are on a patio in Naples. Definitely one of Seattles hidden gems.
  35. FW

    FoodWithoutFlies

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Once inside, the restaurant appeared nice. Battling the fruit flies around my face and table was horrible. The walls were covered with fruit flies. Gross! The food was quick and delicious. However, it appeared the staff was in a hurry to get you moved on.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was really good
  37. EV

    ErikV

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere was quiet and relaxed. Service was attentive and friendly. Pizza and pasta was great. The bottle of Pinot Grigio was lovely. All in all a fab experience
  38. F

    Fooddude

    New England

    43 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had a large group and they accommodated it well. Pasta dishes were delicious and servers were solid. I would recommend going again.
  39. RG

    RicardG

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience4
    Servers were rude and slow
  40. V

    Vivian

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Italian food!! The service was exceptional and the flavors divine!!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

La Vita E Bella does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. La Vita E Bella also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 441-5322.

La Vita E Bella is rated 4.6 stars by 629 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today
Google Map for La Vita E Bella

2411 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between Wall and battery st.

  • Neighborhood

    Belltown / Pike Place Market

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria, Sicilian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Giuseppe Forte

  • Entertainment

    Accordian Player

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (206) 441-5322

  • Catering

    We do catering up to 250 people.<br />Free of charge delivery<br /><br />Weddings,<br />Rehearsal dinners,<br />Birthdays,<br />Anniversary <br />

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, La Vita E Bella can accommodate your private event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Private Event Coordinator: (855) 620-8228

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