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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.
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Modern European, 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: (616) 222-4600
Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Bistro Bella Vita Ratings and Reviews
We were all disappointed in our meal . My husband & our friends all got the Brisket Bourginone...it was dry ....a large portion but not much flavor. I ordered the filet & it was prepared perfect but again not much flavor. We have been here before & the food was so much better. Expensive meal for the quality.😕
Had to wait for drinks, they bought out our salads before drinks. Then served dinner and we had to wait for silverware. Chicken pasta was not good. Table in bar area was quieter than main dining room which was loud. Definitely not 4.6 stars this night. Won't be going back for awhile
Great atmosphere. Went for a first date (!) and was quiet enough for nice conversation during the early dinner hours. Filled up fast after that and was a bit noisy but still a great atmosphere. Nice selection of wines and different menu choices. I'll be back!
When we got there we were seated immediately. However, our waiter did not come over for 20 minutes. Meanwhile the table next to us was seated, received their drinks and appetizers before anyone spoke to us. Our food was good, not great, I had the ribeye and my fiance had the gnocchi. Overall, I think it is a little pricey for what you are getting and would probably check out some other local places before coming back to this one.
The Dilley's love Birsto and any of the EG Collection... (Grove, The Green Well)
Always the BEST food, the wine list, crafted cocktails, and the accommodating staff, make me feel at ease with my food allergies, all together it makes for such an unforgettable experience.
Recently visited for a valentine's day meal, and loved it so much I went back for dinner when my dad came to town. Items on the menu run a spectrum of pricing, and even the top tier items (filet mignon), left me without a trace of diners remorse. Would recommend to treat yourself and yours!
We did enjoy our dinner for the most part, waitress was great! I had to change my reservation time from 8 to 8:30, I did so and received confirmation of this change. During dinner I got an email basically scolding me for missing my reservation and asking me to share "what happened"
I didn't appreciate that.
We had dinner with a party of four this past weekend. The restaurant had an extensive menu and everything we ordered was delicious! The rice in my paella was a little undercooked but the seafood was cooked perfectly. Someone else at our table ordered the beef brisket, which we all decided was our favorite dish out of what we all ordered. We'll definitely be back again!
Our server, Jessica, provided a wonderful service and answered all of the questions we had about the menu/restaurant. She was very friendly and I would recommend her to anybody looking for an exceptional dining experience! The food was exquisite as it is every time I come to Bistro. I will definitely be back in the future.
I have celiac and was told a dish was gluten free from the daily special. All of the ingredients weren't listed so I wasn't aware there was ground mustard which isn't GF except certain brands. I'm thinking it was the mustard sauce but there was another white sauce so maybe that was it. I really liked the restaurant and will come back, will not trust anything not labeled gf though.
Went to Bistro Bella Vita for an early anniversary dinner. Our waiter Harrison was amazing - attentive but not intrusive. The menu was full of options for all tastes, and I was able to find something easily that was lactose-free. The cocktails were delicious, the food was worth every penny, and even though the restaurant was full by time we were done eating, the noise level remained very low and our waiter never forgot about us! All in all, it was an amazing experience that I would recommend to anyone looking for an enjoyable night out with their significant other, the family or good friends!
I had dinner with my sister, brother in law, and fiancé at Bistro Bella Vita and it was fabulous. The food was delicious, the service was spot on, and the atmosphere was posh in a downtown with some real duds for food. Go to BBV and enjoy everything they have to offer!
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