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About Bistro Bella Vita
Food First. Guests Always.
At Bistro Bella Vita, we’re driven by passion, servant leadership and most importantly—exceptional dining experiences. We believe that good enough simply isn’t good enough. It’s time to discover something special and taste commitment and creativity. Choose passion and purpose. Live the good life.
It’s time to accept nothing short of exceptional at Bistro Bella Vita.
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Modern European, French, Italian
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday 11 am - 10 pm
Friday 11 am - midnight
Saturday 5 pm - midnight
Sunday 4 pm - 10 pm
Weston and Grandville
$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:
You expect exceptional dining experiences when it comes to special, private events. We promise to deliver nothing short of exceptional every time you dine with us at Bistro Bella Vita, and the same goes for Private Dining.
Bistro’s Private Dining Room and Cellar Table offer unique private dining experiences for intimate gatherings like birthday dinners and meetings, to grand celebrations like wedding receptions and company parties.
Reserve our Private Dining Room or VIP Cellar Table today! Call 616.222.4600 to speak with Alanna Timmer.
Private Party Contact:
Alanna Timmer: (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
Absolutely amazing service from friendly and informed staff. Great food offering a mix of fresh and local Italian and French Cuisine.
The only downside was the open Bistro seating which was very loud - I don't even know if music was playing in the background because the surrounding noise was so loud.
Bistro Bella Vita has outstanding food. They really go the extra mile on food preparation. The only problem I've had when I've been in there is that it seems like they are always short staffed.
The waiters and waitresses always seem to be in a hurry to get to their other tables because they are stretched so thin.
Great service but we were seated in an extremely dark side of the restaurant. They could use some better lighting--even the waiter couldn't read the menus. Wish the seafood in the risotto had been added a bit earlier--the mussels and shrimp were still raw. Otherwise, a nice place.
One of the best restaurants in Grand Rapids. Always good service, excellent wine list, wonderful menu for anyone. We dine here at least once a month even though it’s a bit of a drive. Lanell our server, was the best server, personable, considerate.
I ordered the duck ravioli, my friends enjoyed the cassoulet, and Special Duck Breast. We shared goat cheese and focaccia appetizer. Everyone will dine here again.
Eaten here many times over the years but not since 2012. Ate dinner at 5:30 on 10/5/17 after Art Prize. Food quality has slipped. "Heirloom" tomato salad was a plate of frisee greens atop a few chunks of fresh mozzarella and two quartered Campari tomatoes; underwhelming, esp. in the midst of heirloom tomato season. Fisherman's stew was over salted, almost inedible. Rigatoni Bolognese sauce was an odd bittersweet...not like any I've had previously. "Bread pudding" dessert was essentially French Toast; forgettable. Server was initially attentive but forgot one diner's requested lime wedge for his drink, didn't check back once entrees were served. Very loud space in general (hard surfaces everywhere), not easy to have a quiet conversation. This used to be one of our favorite restaurants in GR. Will not return until we hear things have improved significantly.
Visiting GR for Art Prize with my brother from Kirkland, WA. We've dined at Bistro Bella Vita a number of times & even celebrated a major anniversary with all our kids there in the past. Dining choices are always fun and perfectly prepared. Staff well trained & helpful if there's a question or concern. More than enough excellent choices for "adult beverages". We live an hour+ away & when in town a always head here. By the way, Happy 20th Bistro B. V..
Bistro Bella Vita is always one of our favorite go-to places for a special meal, especially with friends. Our meal was wonderful (kudos to Chef Taylor!) and our courteous, friendly service by Joshua made the night memorable. Our out-of-town guests were impressed!😊We will return!
We love Bistro Bella Vita, but this last visit was pretty disappointing. My girlfriend ordered the chicken and it came out raw in the center. When it came back out it was cold in the middle. The service is always exceptional and the atmosphere is amazing but the food was a let down the last time we visited.
Friendly greeting when we arrived. They sat us in a booth which I had as a preference in my profile. Really appreciate that they try to act upon your requests like that.
Wonderful soup and chopped salad was what I ordered. Try this place it will not disappoint.
Bistro Bella Vita never disappoints. This past week was no exception, when my daughter and niece and I gathered for the evening. Helpful staff, relaxing ambience, interesting menu, excellent wine, cocktail, and beer selections, tasty desserts. Wonderful restaurant!
I will start out by saying, the service was good. Four of us sat in the bar at a high top. Our server, was really good. Our food on the other hand was not. We've always loved Bistro. Ben going for 15 years. It's where we could always go and have great food with an energetic atmosphere and good service. This was not what we experienced. Two out of the four meals, (pizzas) tasted terrible! One meal was good and one subpar. We'll try again because we've never had this happen and we'd be so sad to not have Bistro on our "go to" list. Hope it was just one bad night.
It was Restaurant Week. Visited with one friend. We each ordered a different item for each course. After sampling one item we thought that was the best--until trying the next item! I have not had such amazing, delicious food since--I can't remember when! Excellent cuisine, and a fabulous wait person.
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