About Bistro Bella Vita
At Bistro Bella Vita delivers the maximum guest experience with superior food, beverage and service. Their specialty is natural Mediterranean Country Cuisine made from scratch daily. French Flair and Italian Twist. Fresh. Natural. Local. Bistro Bella Vita takes pride in their cuisine. The house-made recipes feature delicious flavors of the Mediterranean prepared in a brick oven, grill and rotisserie with the highest quality ingredients, because fresher ingredients make the freshest cuisine. In-season, the restaurant uses chemical-free produce from local farmers because it's healthier and tastes best. But don't take their word for it... come in and taste for yourself.
Pair your meal with a glass or bottle of wine from our wine list featuring over 100 bottles from around the world. Or enjoy a hand-shaken martini from West Michigan’s largest martini bar. Specialty menu items are available for gluten-free, lactose intolerant, vegetarian and vegan diets.
Mediterranean, French, Italian
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Tuesday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Wednesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm; Saturday & Sunday Brunch: Special Occasions Only
Weston and Market
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Metered street parking and 4 lots and ramps are located either adjacent to the building or within a short walking distance.
Aaron Van Timmeren
Private Party Facilities:
A Dining Experience Like No Other. Treat yourself and your guests to the ultimate dining experience: Bistro's chef’s table. Enjoy an exclusive, multi-course meal featuring creative dishes prepared Bistro-style with only the very best, hand-selected, seasonal ingredients. Executive Chef Aaron Van Timmeren personally presents each course as it’s served with a history of the food, details about the dish and the complexity of its flavors. You also can enjoy your chef’s table experience like no other.
Private Party Contact:
Kyle Dobrowolski: 6162224600x
Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Bistro Bella Vita Ratings and Reviews
From the moment we walked in to the mome ...
From the moment we walked in to the moment we left this restaurant exemplified everything we believe defines a extraordinary dining experience. Very well done Italian, over the top service. Felt bad when I realized I only tipped our server 30%. He was better than that.
Great as always! Can't say much more, b ...
Great as always! Can't say much more, but if you have been there before, you know exactly what I mean. Then if you haven't, it is a must try. Local foods, great tastes, handmade pasta, wonderful combinations & creations. Truly a foodie paradise!
Went to Bistro Bella Vita on a Saturday ...
Went to Bistro Bella Vita on a Saturday night out with my husband. On arrival the place looked quite busy and had a decent atmosphere. Unfortunately the hostess chose to seat us in a different part of the restaurant that was completely empty. There was no atmosphere whatsoever and the table she sat us at was right behind the hostess stand. The service was ok but from start to finish we spent ONLY 50 minutes in the restaurant. We had a drink to start, appetizer, entrees and shared a dessert. Felt very much rushed. Much prefer dining at The Grove, The Green Well and Terra.
This was the poorest dining experience w ...
This was the poorest dining experience we have ever had....and, believe it or not we are not complainers.......The noise level was so loud we could not talk...had to move to the bar area...very dark so the waitress turned up the lights....both couples split our meals...small eaters....our pasta was not cooked thru, and the portion was very small, the other couple said the brisket had a lot of fat...not edible....our beet salads were very small and dry, two chips of a dry golden beet....no bread with meal....had to order separate....our waitress never came back to our table....had to ask someone to get her......this was a birthday celebration, so it was disappointing to have such a bad experience......way overpriced $140.00 including our$20.00 tip
for two split meals........
Good food, good service, great atmospher ...
Good food, good service, great atmosphere, but the portion of duck ravioli was very small; not nearly enough food for my husband. The other pasta plates I saw seemed to be much more sizeable, so this was disappointing.
We have dined here on several occasions ...
We have dined here on several occasions and have always been impressed with the food, service and ambiance. One can never go wrong when choosing Bistro Bella Vita before any concert or show, either, because they make sure your meal is out on time so you don't have to rush to your event. Bravo again, Bistro Bella Vita!!
The service and food were both incredibl ...
The service and food were both incredible! We ordered the calamari for an appetizer and then split the brisket for our dinner. The beef brisket was so tender and so delicious. There was plenty for two people. The calamari was great, as well. We don't live in Grand Rapids, but I can't wait to return there to go to Bisto Bella Vita again!!
We made a reservation two days before ou ...
We made a reservation two days before our visit. When we arrived, the restaurant was not full. We were seated by the kitchen. It was terrible. When we left, there were still many tables available. Food was ver good, server was very attentive. Unfortunately should we ever go back to Grand Rapids, we will never go back to this establishment. People who walked in off the street had better seating than my husband and I. Shame on them.
The concierge recommended Bistro Bella V ...
The concierge recommended Bistro Bella Vita and it was a good choice. Our server was friendly and helpful as we made menu selections. The Fisherman's Stew was outstanding. The Pork Chop was huge. We were too full to have dessert but saw some of the options and they looked delicious.
The atmosphere was very loud had a hard ...
The atmosphere was very loud had a hard time conversing with my wife. The wait staff was very friendly and did an amazing job. However, some of the staff seemed to be "running" past my table frequently, which made it hard to relax. Furthermore, I looked on line for a romantic place to take my wife for a birthday dinner, I would not take her here again for that purpose. The food was amazing, hats off to the chefs. I would visit the restaurant again but only if I were to bring a large group.
AWESOME food. The best we've had at a re ...
AWESOME food. The best we've had at a restaurant ever, I think. Great atmosphere, cool character. A bit pricier than our norm but we'll be back for special occasions for sure. One of our meals came with something on it that we asked to have removed and they happily corrected their mistake and treated us to a free dessert for the inconvenience which was also top-notch delicious.
Visited here twice during a recent a bus ...
Visited here twice during a recent a business trip to Grand Rapids. Once for lunch and once for a light dinner. Food was outstanding both times and I look forward to going back to try even more menu items. Highly recommend!
The setting was quite nice, the staff ve ...
The setting was quite nice, the staff very friendly and accommodating, and the food delicious. I loved my meal, though it really upset my stomach, but I'm guessing that's because my pasta sauce was so rich (it tasted amazing). I had asked for a nice table for a special occasion for 2; they gave us a table for 4, a vase of flowers, and didn't put anyone by us, which was quite nice. I saw a few large groups come in, and despite it not being very busy, was still kind of loud. I found it kind of strange that our table was kind out in the open, right by the entrance, so it wasn't very private. But, I hadn't asked for private, nor did I mention it was for a date, so I'm still quite pleased. I loved my first experience and can't wait to go back!
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