La Vita E Bella

4.5
536 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
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vipMarkus
Seattle
38 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Choose to have a business lunch at La Vita E Bella, based on their website and information on OpenTable and was not disappointed. Our server was very personable, the service was great and our food was excellent. I had their meatballs and spaghetti, which was a large portion (I took the left overs home and enjoyed them the next day). Our server recommended an excellent Italian red, Dolcetto I think, which paired beautifully with our meals. After having an espresso, our waiter surprised us with a small pour of port. I now have another reason to visit the Belltown area of Seattle and will again soon!

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TerryM
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quaint neighborhood restaurant. Great food and service

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vipdancer
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

sat outside, appreciated that option and the heaters,
service was excellent, food was good, great neighborhood place to meet up with friends,

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to La Vita e Bella for the first time, to celebrate my parents' 50th anniversary, and it was INCREDIBLE!!! The food was delicious, the staff were wonderful and the ambience was warm and charming. They brought us delicious tiramisu on the house, and helped make this celebration extra special.
I can't wait to come back to this truly wonderful restaurant!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful and the atmosphere was cozy. The specials of the night were out of this world. 100% going again.

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vipSheilainBelltown
Seattle
33 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A reliable neighborhood restaurant that offers a large variety of pasta dishes, fish and chicken. The lasagna made on premises and is made with a rich tomato sauce.

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vipChristineW
Seattle
28 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This place has good reviews so we thought we’d try somewhere new. Unfortunately, this is not a 4.5. Service was slow then suddenly my dinner showed up while my companions were eating salad. The carprese had virtually no basil - mainly other greens. They were out of gnocchi at 7pm on a Saturday evening. The veggies on the chicken dishes were dry and my carbonara was not that silky smooth sauce you expect. Flavor was good, just not the right texture. Do not get the pistachio gelato. It is pre-made and put into the deep freeze. Server insisted that gelato is supposed to be rock hard so that a spoon can’t make a dent. I don’t know where she’s had gelato but it isn’t Italy. The funniest thing was being told “gracias” on our way out of an Italian-Sicilian restaurant. Perhaps “ciao” would be correct?

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MarylynnO
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Great family owned sicilian Italian food! Great wine menu :) very warm inside tho, want to strip naked i was so hot.

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vipJohn
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

After reading the reviews our dinner was a major disappointment. The service was really bad bringing our main course before our appetizer. And the food was not very good and way overpriced. Maybe Seattle likes Italian food this way but in San Francisco we have different standards

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pdniana
Phoenix
32 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was good but average. They made accommodations for my daughter who is vegan so that was nice. The gnocchi were very good. Wine selection is decent.

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vipJHJinMem
Memphis/West TN
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Large outdoor patio, everyone’s meal was great. Service was a little slow, but assume they were understaffed like most places. Definitely return

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Solid quality southern Italian comfort food. No muss or fuss, just tasty. We enjoyed some brushcetta (cuz why eat plain bread when you can eat bread with delicious toppings), spinaci crepe, and spaghetti carbonara and fettuccini funghi, chocolate tartuffo. Sleeper hit was the crepe. GET a CREPE!! Service was relaxed, friendly, and attentive but not obtrusive (I am industry for 20+ years). We will be back for sure!

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MarkB
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place - ambience, reliably good food, friendly (but sometimes slow) service.

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BuckheadDelights1
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was absolutely one of the best tasting Italian restaurants we have ever eaten at, and that includes Naples, Florence, and Rome. World travelers and eat out is US regularly so that is a knowledgable compliment. Try it out for sure if in Seattle.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Ftiendly saff.

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Dianelb24
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I continue to come here! One of my favorites is the cioppino. And don’t miss the limoncello dessert! Lots of outdoor dining seating as well

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vipDoug
San Francisco
55 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super friendly staff, even better food. We thoroughly enjoyed our first visit and will return next time we are in town.

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Timothy
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a most enjoyable evening. The people at La Vita E Bella are great and the food was very good.

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PaulaL
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wonderful selection, presentation, attentive service despite what seemed to be very small number of serving staff.
Food was excellent, especially the cheese ravioli with light cheese sauce and Dungeness crab, gnocchi, veal.. very nice wine selection, reasonably priced.

Only problem was the physical issues in the restaurant.
Smoky from kitchen, very warm to the point that half of my family were actually uncomfortable .

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vipRobertP
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Very poor service, too many customers and not enough staff. Never delivered drinks, had to track down staff, food was not up to their usual standards. Second time so won’t be going any more.

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Good food - poor service. Understand longer waits are to be expected with staff shortages, but other tables seemed to be getting attentive service.

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DavidM
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding. The appetizers (Caprese salad and prawns with vegies) were unbelievably good. Ravioli Bolognese well above average and delicious. My friend ordered chicken piccata with veggies and said it was also very good. I'll definitely be back for dinner again soon as I just moved to belltown. Dinner for 2 with no desserts or alcohol very reasonably priced at $82 + tip for 2 appetizers and 2 entres. Complimentary bread with Olive oil herbed dip a bonus. Outdoor seating was very pleasant. I highly recommend this wonderful restaurant that has a touch of old-world charm.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Food was disappointing. Chicken Piccata did not have lemon flavor and lasagna was filled with carrots, which should have been mentioned in the menu. Will not return.

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vipPhoenixRising
Phoenix
49 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here with the family and the food was fantastic. Came out steaming and so much flavor. It’s great for a date night or to even bring family and friends!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We had super friendly service. Everyone there was great,

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MariaP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fresh, and truly delicious. Great spot for our family of 8!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly, lovely pasta dishes.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Mexico City
6 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Probably one of the best pizzas I have ever had. The rest of the food was just ok. Place not very clean and bathroom was filthy

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

loved every second there

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vipVerygood
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Delicious pasta dishes, although enormous portions. Friendly staff.

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vipStephenL
Seattle
28 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

the food was outstanding and we met some interesting people at the adjoining table.

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vipKrox
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Overall, great tasting food. Fantastic service.

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Alex
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is consistently outstanding. The quality and taste of their food are incredible, the service is friendly, and the ambience is reminiscent of a typical restaurant in a typical Italian town. Strongly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The father / daughter team that helped us with our order and brought our meal we’re wonderful, helpful and friendly. The food was delicious.

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Peggy
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and double cappuccino was the perfect finish to a delish meal.

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ThereseB
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Unfortunately Seattle seems to be slower in bouncing back from the pandemic than the area in which I live. La Vita E Bella is one of the few restaurants open on a Sunday evening and appeared to be short staffed (as many restaurants are). Still, it would have been nice to at least have someone check our beverages (water only for my son!) once during the meal.

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vipMonicaK
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Super friendly staff and nice selection of Italian dishes. Try the bruschetta and end with a cannoli!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Completely understaffed. Great location & ambiance. Hope staffing improves.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Awesome king salmon and farfalle salmone. Great value for great food.

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vipHamer4mark
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food was very good. We would eat there again, for sure. Our server was personable and professional.

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 536 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.