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La Vita E Bella

4.6
300 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
  • Cozy
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!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Pizzeria, Sicilian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am 3:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(206) 441-5322
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Giuseppe Forte
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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.
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Private party contact
Private Event Coordinator: (855) 620-8228
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Catering
We do catering up to 250 people.
Free of charge delivery

Weddings,
Rehearsal dinners,
Birthdays,
Anniversary
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Cross street
Battery st
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Entertainment
Accordian Player
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 300 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NoahS (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Wonderful food and excellent service! This restaurant is great!

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

While the food and service were great, clearly the restaurant was focused on turning tables as fast as they could instead of offering a relaxed experience . Being Valentine’s Day, I wanted to have a great and relaxed dinner. But I felt like being pushed through a mass production factory. We had cocktails, appetizers, main course and dessert all in 55 minutes. Way too rushed!

And in fact, this meant less money for the restaurant. We were planning on having our cocktails and then getting a wine bottle. Things moved so fast, that cocktails lasted until well into the main course. So it didn’t make sense to ask for the wine anymore.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

It was great. Our server, Jordan, treated us well. Girlfriend said her Salmon pasta was a bit bland.

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Authentic Italian cuisine. Taste like mama's.

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

The food was great, well prepared and presented. The staff was friendly, professional, and attentive, without being burdensome. That was nice for a date night. Dessert and espresso hit the spot.

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Fantastic food, great service.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 1, 2018

Pasta was cooked the way we like it. Al dente!
The Carbonara was one of the best!

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Wanted a good Italian meal and was not disappointed in the meal. Would go back again.

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

We were looking for good Italian and found it at La Vita E Bella. The food was scrumptious. The wine they recommended was delicious. The servers were attentive and we had a great time.

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

From the time we arrived to the time we left the servers were attentive and engaging . The food was perfect and every person in our party was very happy with the evening. The birthday party was one the best we have ever had at a restaurant in many years. Coming from an Italian family out of NY city we were so impressed with the meals and the presentation.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Palm Springs)
4.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

Ok I’m italian and let me tell you , they make one of the best Tagliatella in the U.S.A
MOLTO BUONA !

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Tanya (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

Amazing food and great service. Totally authentic Italian. Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
2.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

Completely uncomfortable place, get's smokey from cooking, eyes start burning (saw 2 people using visine) then they open the door so you can sit and enjoy freezing your butt off while eating dinner. Bread was hard as a rock. Food was ok.

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

Our server was amazing! The food was delicious and the ambiance was perfect!

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

The food is consistently delicious here, and they always have wonderful specials. It's much more truly "Italian" than many local places. The only thing I could say I dislike is the stupid TV playing a football game over the bar area during dinner. I prefer when they have the accordion player, and feel like during dinner on a weekend, the TV should be off.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

My husband and I went for a date night here. We reserved in advance and had no idea with our reservation. Our server was a great guy and let us have our space, but was available when we needed anything. The restaurant itself is really cute and is definitely a great spot to grab wine or dinner with a friend, or a date. The food itself wasn't anything to write home about, but it was okay overall. Don't think I'd necessarily go back for the food specifically, but I'd definitely go back fora glad of wine and an app.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

I love this restaurant so much! I’ve lived in Seattle for 20 years now, and this is probably the best Italian I’ve ever had (sorry mom). I can’t believe I’ve never been here before this, and I’m sure I will be going back again.

I had the fettuccine tartufo, my wife had a spaghetti di mare dish. Both were excellent. Seriously, it’s hard to make Italian food that isn’t too sweet, too salty, too “thin”. La Vita E Bella’s offerings are delicious, well proportioned, and left me with a satisfied feeling for the rest of the night.

The service was also excellent. Prompt, friendly without being cloying, warm.

If you want real Italian food in a warm, comfortable and authentic environment, do yourself a favor and eat here.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Portland)
3.0  Dined on December 6, 2017

Out of 2 salads that we tried to order. The lettuce had frozen.

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OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on December 5, 2017

Terrific food! The owner was warm and personable!

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vipMercerIslandDiner (Seattle)
3.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

Nice people and decent food, but after telling the server about an allergy I was served two plates of food with the one thing in the world I'm allergic to. That ingredient was not listed on the ingredients of either item on the menu and the server said nothing when we ordered. Underwhelmed by the response thereafter. The rest of the experience was fine, but not amazing food or service.

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on November 26, 2017

We were a large party of 10 on a Sunday evening. Food was excellent, arriving very hot so obviously did not 'sit' any length of time even though there were 10 orders that needed to be delivered simultaneously. The wait staff was outstanding. It was just an overall excellent experience and I would highly recommend La Vita Bella.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 18, 2017

Food was fresh and flavorful, it was like being back in Italy. The bruschetta was perfect and the olive oil was delicious, which came from the farm of the brother of the owner in Italy. The pasta was not too heavy but hearty; my mother-in-law said the lasagna was the best she's ever had, and she's had a lot.

Great service, nice ambiance. I would definitely go back again.

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STomar48 (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

Very nice, warm atmosphere. We sat at the bar and enjoyed watching the bartender make our appetizers in front of us. Very flavorful (caprese) and good portions.

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on November 10, 2017

Love this neighborhood gem! We are regulars, always tasting the specials of the night, though the regular menu has many favorites :-) In fact, the lasagna is fabulous!!!

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

Evening was great! Food was terrific, as always. Wine good. It was a little noisy in the back with several large tables but it was Friday. My guest this night was an attorney from Alaska. Every guest I have taken there, and there have been a lot, just loves the food, wine and usually the ambiance.
Janet George

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vipLindaE (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on October 25, 2017

La Vita e Bella is one of our favorite neighborhood spots. Wonderful Italian food and wine, quiet, with relaxed service. We have visited twice this week!

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vipRH1965 (London)
4.0  Dined on September 23, 2017

We were staying at a downtown hotel as we were attending the Coldplay concert. Wanted something within walking distance of the hotel - just about 1 mile. Excellent atmosphere, service and nice value priced wine list. Would definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
3.0  Dined on September 16, 2017

The food was good although the chef would not allow me to substitute cream sauce for meat sauce which to me is not a major request. I'm lactose intolerant so that was my reason but he wouldn't budge so I ordered the rigatoni. It was good. My only concern is that OK rating on the front window which apparently reflects how clean the kitchen is kept. We didn't realize until afterwards and would have chosen a different place based on that review.

Service was ok because they forgot my friend's order so we had to wait to eat until she got her food. It was a quiet night so not sure why 4 peoples orders couldn't come out at the same time.

I'd eat there again if the restaurant rating increased from OK to Excellent.

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on September 16, 2017

Authentic and delicious. Had a salmon dish and pasta with dungeness crab and both were incredible. No foam or fusion or artisanally prepared yak cheese, just good real Italian comfort food.

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on September 15, 2017

Every item we ordered was on point! Excellent service as well.

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