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
My husband and I recently enjoyed a grea ...
My husband and I recently enjoyed a great meal celebrating our anniversary at Bistro Bella Vita. The extra touches (white tablecloth, flowers on the table, and dessert on the house) were so appreciated and helped make the night special. Food and service were phenomenal...my husband's beef bourgionne was so tender and flavorful! I had the four cheese ravioli which was very good, though portion size was small compared to other dishes. My only complaint is that the restaurant gets pretty loud on a Saturday night, so we went somewhere afterwards for quieter conversation. I'd definitely recommend bistro to anyone for a great night out!
Food was delicious, atmosphere was great ...
Food was delicious, atmosphere was great, the service was a little less then I would have expected for a restaurant of this caliber. Hostess was great and our reservation was handled perfectly but the server was a little lackadaisical with the food and drink orders(They were not overly busy). It did not seem like our experience was much of a priority for said person BUT he was very nice when he was attending to our orders. All in all i just would have expected a little bit more attentativeness and maybe an emphasis on the experience/special occasion we were there for as it was blatantly obvious we were there for a birthday but not once did the server ask/say/or do anything to acknowledge it.
Booked a reservation with OpenTable and ...
Booked a reservation with OpenTable and was very pleased. Bistro Bella Vita honored my request for my wife's 60th birthday and put us in a little corner with a linen tablecloth to make it extra special . Nice wine selection, some really creative salads and main entrées and great service. I was so pleased that I called the manager over to thank her for making my wife's special occasion so nice.
Ah, this was my first visit to the Grand ...
Ah, this was my first visit to the Grand Rapids area in, well, 46 years. It has changed and so have I. Pretty, smoothly functioning and serviced large-scale restaurant with an Italian name, French names on the bathrooms and a dish called gnocchi francaise; well, that kinda says it all. The special paella was quite good. Downtown Grand Rapids 2016!
I went here with my boyfriend for my bir ...
I went here with my boyfriend for my birthday, and was not disappointed! I ordered the salmon with butter soup, which came with roasted cauliflower, mushrooms, and kale. The salmon was wonderful, and the other parts paired fantastically. The portion of salmon wasn't huge, but I didn't mind since we were going to get dessert. My boyfriend ordered the Rustica pizza, and was very happy with it. The pizzas are a decent size, maybe a medium at pizzaria, but he ate the whole thing. They have a great dessert deal where you can get 3 for $16, where 1 is ordinarily $7.50. We got the tiramisu, the crème brûlée, and the flourless chocolate cake, all of which were amazing. I'd definitely go back.
Visited recently on a trip to Grand Rapi ...
Visited recently on a trip to Grand Rapids. My wife and I had the Antipasta, Goat Cheese, and the bread for two to start and all three were great. For our entrees I had the Cassoulet which was amazing and my wife had the Pot au Feu from the specials list, which she said was amazing. The only knock I could see on the food was that you could say it lacked color as there was a lot of browns and beige on the plate but to me it was just amazing, unpretentious comfort food. Everything was cooked and seasoned perfectly and the portion sizes were much bigger than we anticipated. For dessert we had the Cheese Cake and the Pecan Pie special, again, both of which were very good. The service was great also. We never felt rushed or like the waiter was trying to up sell us on drinks, apps or desserts and when we asked him for help choosing between a few options he was honest, not pushy and didn't just steer us towards the most expensive item. Overall it was a great experience and I'd highly recommend it.
We were there for a birthday celebration ...
We were there for a birthday celebration. our waiter was very attentive and helpful. He recommended a great bottle of wine and his recommendations on the entree selections were very helpful. We had a very nice time.
One of the meals we've eaten in Grand R ...
One of the meals we've eaten in Grand Rapids. Portions are very large. We split a beet and arugula salad with goat cheese.and the cassoulet, which was very good but always very rich. Our server Chloe was knowledgeable and she really hustled around to keep all of her tables happy. The menu was fantastic--I had a difficult time choosing because everything looked so good. Definitely will return!
Dined with friends. Our server was a de ...
Dined with friends. Our server was a delight. Great help with wine and menu selections. The pot a feu was amazing, so was the blue cheese beef tenderloin pasta. Both dishes were features that night I think. Highly recommend this place. It never disappoints.
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.
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