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
Our waiter, I believe his name was Prest ...
Our waiter, I believe his name was Preston was amazing and sweet.
It was our 7 year anniversary and he took care of our desert for the special occasion.
We go just about every big occasion and it worked out great- and he was very attentive and the food was amazing. The Cold-hearted drink was amazing and i get the same dinner just about every time- the rigatoni Bolognese is always good.
This time we splurged and got the appetizer as well and we remembered the Bruschetta to be amazing from the last time we were there.
Once again, thank you Preston!
Love the food, we have had many great me ...
Love the food, we have had many great meals at bistro Bella vita. Service was a little lower quality than we expect at this price point, but there was a HUGE birthday group next to us that our server was also covering.
Bistro Bella Vita uses fresh, local, sea ...
Bistro Bella Vita uses fresh, local, seasonal ingredients to create very beautiful dishes that are sensual in ever way. They are visually beautifully composed, they are balanced in flavor and texture, and the delight the tongue with flavor, aroma, and touch.
We were seated in the bar area, somethin ...
We were seated in the bar area, something that in retrospect, I should have asked to be changed. Had made reservations a month in advance via Open Table.
Made the dining experience very noisy, as a Michigan game was on TV.
Waiter was great, attentive, handling a bad plate of food well, efficiently, and with a smile.
The return plate wasn't much better, but it was more edible than the previous.
I have been to this place many times before and really enjoyed it, not so much this time.
Even though I felt as if my seafood soup ...
Even though I felt as if my seafood soup was priced well, I truly dislike my Moscow mule drink and was upset I would have to pay for that. My friends got spaghetti and ravioloi and price was way too high for that.
Our party of three dined on sea bass, ch ...
Our party of three dined on sea bass, chicken and brisket, excellent meals all with fine service and lively ambiance. The manhattan cocktail was superb and dessert portions just enough to top off a very fine dinner. Looking forward to our next visit to Grand Rapids to dine there again.
We enjoyed our food and the atmosphere o ...
We enjoyed our food and the atmosphere of the place. Unfortunately there was a very loud and obnoxious drunk fellow holding court at the table next to us. In addition, someone else at the same table kept playing an iPad for her child which drowned out conversation. We have no problem with bringing young children to restaurants. After all, this is how they learn to appreciate these experiences. It doesn't seem like using loud music to sooth a fussy child is the most considerate way to go.
The food was very good. Service was qui ...
The food was very good. Service was quick - for a dinner during rush time we were in and out within an hour. I think servers are more inclined to be more attentive to tables that order drinks, appetizers, dinner and dessert. Anything less is a quick turn table. Also - first description indicated it was more Mediterranean - but actually Italian.
The service was excellent, the food almo ...
The service was excellent, the food almost so. I ordered the spaghetti with lobster and shrimp. The dish came out with a very starchy taste to the pasta. It was inedible. The server agreed to have them take it back and make another. The second time it was much better and loaded with seafood. The others had the duck leg and gnocchi which they enjoyed very much. The Wine and Beer selections were excellent as well. Being in Grand Rapids a craft beer list like this is a must.
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.
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