La Vita E Bella

4.5
458 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!

OUTSIDE PATIO COVERED AND HEATED!

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
What 458 people are saying
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vipStephenL
Seattle
25 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I'll be glad when King Inslee says we can eat inside again.

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GurumeTM
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tarp roof setup for the outdoor seating was starting to leak a little on a rainy day we dined there, but otherwise, the experience was lovely.

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ChristineD
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was so perfect. The ambiance reminded me of France with the music, the dim lights, and the set up. The food was so delicious as well, I cannot wait to come back!

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ChrisV
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our NYE dining experience was enjoyable. They had covered tables with heaters, and it was comfortable even outside. The food was very good, especially the bread, salad, and pasta, which tasted fresh and was well seasoned. The prices were not low, but the portions were sizable. I would definitely recommended.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience4

We dinned for NYE and the food was not good. While some of the pastas are apparently home made, others are not. Ours was over cooked box pasta with little flavor and very overcooked shrimp. The chicken parm was thick and not very appetizing looking. It tasted ok but not great. The shrimp appetizer was bizarre and thoughtless with warm shrimp and onions over a bed of raw, wilting spinach - who thought that was a good idea?!

Also, the manager who sat us was rude and spoke to the crowd behind us asking for couples of two and people with reservations even though we were first in line with a reservation for 2. Strange and rude. All around, not a great experience and we will not be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

They did not honor the reservation via open table even though we reached on time . They said that they stopped taking reservations from open table. We had to wait for 30-50 min by creating a new in person reservation

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very warm and inviting patio and fabulous staff. The chef knows his way around a cream sauce too!

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vipCarolM
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Excellent service!

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vipLindaE
Seattle
56 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love La Vita e Bella! Last week, during the pandemic, we ate outside on their patio with warm heaters right above us. The employees are fabulous, warm and welcoming. Our food as usual was amazing! Check them out

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JoshS
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good, parking can be a challenge and quite a bit of randomness In the sidewalks if you sit outside

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SarahM
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! Absolutely phenomenal food and service. We sat outside and were toasty warm with the multitude of both free-standing and ceiling heaters. I hardly go back to the same restaurant twice, but I will definitely be coming back to this one!

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MichaelR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Vita E Bella never disappoints. The cioppino was outstanding as was the service. I'll be back soon.

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vipStephenL
Seattle
26 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We tried a couple of new things on the menu and we're wonderfully surprised.

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JuliaJ
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super super yummy. Will recommend to friends. I loved my pasta.

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vipCatherineS
Portland
25 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very nice restaurant with excellent service. Prices were good and food was also!

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EmilyS
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My husband enjoyed a nice night out here. The food was delicious and not as expensive as I thought it would be. Great outdoor seating as well. We sat inside, the door was open for ventilation and they spaced each party at a great distance. It was nice and relaxing =)

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RandyA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food at a reasonable price. Atmosphere is very old school "neighborhood bistro" and so are the clientele and service. Which is great. Food was delicious and I'd go back in a heartbeat.

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JenniferB
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful neighborhood gem! The noise level was only moderate this time versus quiet because we were sitting outside on a Friday evening & there were a lot of people walking by. I have been going to this restaurant for 20 years!! The food is delicious and the service is excellent.

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vipStephenL
Seattle
26 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of our favorite Seattle restaurants. The food and the service is always outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so yummy! The waitstaff was nice, the atmosphere was cozy and the wine list was awesome.

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RichardW
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It has become a favorite and since they are one of a few good restaurants open now, it gets busy, but safe.

Excellent Italian food!

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getnmybelly
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, COVID safe service :) had a lovely dinner!

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vipRocky
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

While the decor could use a little updating, there was no arguing that the food was truly authentic and delicious. Our group enjoyed the pasta, salad, pizza and great value wines. The service was also very attentive. Highly recommend.

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vipMelanieA
Seattle
25 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Delicious desserts and special presentation for a birthday celebration.

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vipStephenL
Seattle
26 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we asked for a custom pasta dish and they happily complied with a delicious penne in creamy tomato sauce concoction.

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JCinWA
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service are both awesome. It was a birthday dinner. The staff sang happy birthday song with us. Very nice.

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LisaB
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

One of the few places we were able to find pasta in the area. My food was fantastic, but my husband’s was on the cold side. Dessert was mediocre but satisfied the sweet tooth. Service was very good.

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DAJMD
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great dining experience; we’ll be sure to visit each time we are in town.

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RajS
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Appetizers were great
Bread / water cane at same time as appetizers
Service was slow under owner caught on that we weren’t being attended to - was a little too late
Main meal was very good.

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vipLindaE
Seattle
57 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love La Vita E Bella. It is a neighborhood gem in Belltown! The owner and waiters know us as we have been to the restaurant often, and they greet us warmly every time. The pasta on this occasion was and is always cooked al dente, and the sauces are rich and delicious! We usually order Italian red wines by the glass and enjoy dinner on the patio during the summer. Prices are good, and we usually take home leftovers for another meal. Salads are a generous size and are great for two people. Also the Italian bread they serve is lightly toasted and the olive oil and spices for dipping are fabulous!

Try out La Vita E Bella. You will be glad you did!

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vipRpisces
Seattle
43 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This was my second time at this restaurant. I really liked my food the first time, I did not like it the second time.

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vipStephenL
Seattle
26 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite Seattle restaurants the food is always great and the service superb. In addition, it's always fun to have old Frank Sinatra songs playing in the background.

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vipStephenL
Seattle
26 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We wanted to support one of our favorite restaurants during all the Covid-19 disruptions. We went on a Saturday night and were heartened to see a goodly number of others there as well. The food, as always, was outstanding and the service great.

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vipRpisces
Seattle
43 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time at this local restaurant, food and service were both really good, will definitely be back. Had the lasagna which was very meaty, delicious.

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vipKate
Seattle
33 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had reservations but got there 15 late they were able to seat us at the bar. You cannot be late for rezzys at this place. You cannot get upset if they cannot seat you right away. It is worth the wait!! Great food! I had the carbonara and it was sensational. My husband has the pasta da mare and thought it was very good and not too heavy. Place is small and you will definitely need reservations on the weekend! Staff is nice but can get a little brusque when service heats up. Overall excellent food for the price. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Got there 5 minutes early for our reservation and were told it would be 30-45 minutes. What is the point of having open table. Rude hostess.

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Ninmah
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We chose to dine here for Valentine’s Day. Everything was lovely. We had the crab ravioli and it was delicious. We felt very welcome and had a great time.

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MorganM
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food and great service! Even catered a dish to be meat free for me! Staff was very nice.

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vipStephenL
Seattle
26 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Some of the best food in town. Always ask what the pasta special is. It's usually to die for.

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TLFaith
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was pretty good. The wait staff was a little brusque, but maybe because they were busy. Food was ok.

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 4.5 stars by 458 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.