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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
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!
The Food and service was Very good. Thought the overall price was too much for this kind of restaurant. Spending 170.00 for three people and having to pay for the bread, (free at most comparable restaurants) seemed odd. Tables were very close together so privacy was not an option.
It was ok. My steak was a little burnt, but not intolerable. The mashed potatoes were soaked in the wine sauce but again, it wasn't so bad that I didn't eat them. Also, my wife's Salmon portion was stingy. However our server was great! Very pleasant, infinitive & quick. Overall, everything was fine. But nothing to rave about.
The service was very slow but waiter was pleasant. Just long wait between seeing him. The food taste and quality was not inline with the price. Some of the food was very good for price but most expensive dish was not. You have to pay $1.50 pp for bread. Sorry but that is just ridiculous especially since it was just ok.
We had a nice evening with friends. We like coming downtown to Bistro Belle Vita and always enjoy our meal. The only downside is parking. I needed handicap parking and there's none. In fact, parking is difficult and challenging most of the time. We had to use valet parking at $12 plus tip....no choice unfortunately. Now, add that to the meal price and it starts to become an issue for some!
The setting was really nice. When you reserve on the site and have a special occasion, they set up your table with linens and flowers. Also I didn't have to wait in any line as well by reserving the table early. It was nice to have that extra look for the occasion. Food was good, but seems like some portions were smaller that expected but the food was still good. Desserts we had were really good and a nice touch to end the dinner experience. Thank you!
The food was amazing! Our waitress was very good and helpful. It was a little loud and the hvac blew over us at the table making it a bit cool, but they moved us and it was fine. Looking forward to going back. Happy hour deals are only in the bar, so sit there if you want to utilize those great deals.
The food here is decent. I wouldn't say amazing. The prices were ok, but you don't necessarily feel like you walked out feeling like you got more than you paid for. There were a lot of kids when we ate there around 6 PM on a Saturday night. It was also loud in general. The service was good. Our waiter brought us the wrong appetizer, but allows us to eat it and gave us the correct one afterwards. We were not charged for the wrong dish.
One of the best restaurants in Grand Rapids. Good no matter what you are in the mood for from informal wood fired pizza and salad to a special 3-4 course dinner.
Very nice creative selections full of flavor. Great atmosphere and service. We are never disappointed.
Bistro Bella vita delivered for us! We took our grandson here and had a wonderful time. We ordered bruschetta and it was inadvertently delivered to the wrong table. We know this only because our server told us, ordered a new one, and comped us on it. That type of integrity is terrific and we really appreciated it. Great meal!
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