Bistro Bella Vita

Italian Restaurant, Wine Bar, and Lounge$$$$
Heartside-Downtown Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids
  • Thomas D.
    "Fantastic Duck Ravioli and great service."(3 Tips)
    "A great farm to plate local experience and wonderful martini bar!"(7 Tips)
    mike c.
    "Great food try the paella !!!!"(3 Tips)
    Christina H.
    "The Bistro Bellini is delicious!"(3 Tips)
57 Tips and reviews
  • martinis
  • good for dates
  • seafood
  • bistros
  • romantic
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  • Sam C.
    Sam CeballosSeptember 23
    Beautiful place, such a wonderful attention, tasty food, great drinks...!!! Definitely an option if you want to have an amazing time! 😍
  • Seth O.
    Seth OlomewSeptember 22
    Good food but should show $$$ or $$$$.
  • Andre B.
    I wouldn't recommend going here if you have food allergies. Menu doesn't list all ingredients.
  • Earl B.
    Earl Belcher JrJanuary 15
    Decent Italian food. Enjoyed the paella, bruschetta, polenta, and tomato basil soup. Good place for a team lunch.
  • Thomas D.
    Thomas DuebnerJuly 14, 2016
    Fantastic Duck Ravioli and great service. My girlfriend and I go here fairly often.
  • Matthew M.
    Matthew MandevilleOctober 5, 2015
    Mushroom pizza!
  • Meags M.
    Meags MSeptember 5, 2015
    Martinis. Yup. 🍹
  • Forrest
    ForrestJuly 13, 2015
    They hand make their pasta! Soo good!
  • Shavon
    ShavonApril 24, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Go for the daily lunch specials. Excellent deal for the amount of food you get.
  • Stephanie B.
    Stephanie BishopApril 17, 2015
    Great atmosphere great food
  • Gary B.
    Gary BowmanMarch 21, 2015
    Best food and service ever!
  • Gregg P.
    Gregg PullanoSeptember 12, 2014
    The service here is fast and the food wonderful. One of the best dining spots in downtown Grand Rapids.
  • Kyle K.
    Kyle KnappAugust 23, 2014
    We had the restaurant week tasting menu and it was incredible. Portion size was perfect. Favorites were my gnocchi, the pork three ways, and my boyfriend's tuna crudo
  • Jack B.
    Jack BatyAugust 11, 2014
    The duck ravioli is very good.
  • Forrest
    ForrestAugust 9, 2014
    This is the best Italian food in GR.
  • Joshua M.
    Joshua MitchellAugust 8, 2014
    Best food, drinks and service in GR!
  • Holly G.
    Holly GrievesJune 12, 2014
  • Kristin P.
    Kristin PeabodyFebruary 18, 2014
    Carpaccio and duck ravioli are to die for
  • Kristin P.
    Kristin PeabodyFebruary 18, 2014
    The Riondo Moscato d'anti is a must if you like sweet white wine.
  • Katherine M.
    Katherine MccarthyFebruary 16, 2014
    The bar tenders are the bomb digity, yo. And aaron is one sexy server.
  • Jen V.
    Jen VanderMeerJanuary 18, 2014
  • John M.
    John MahoneyOctober 8, 2013
    The mussels were excellent!
  • Shannon E.
    Shannon ElizabethJuly 24, 2013
  • Garrett D.
    Garrett DeesJune 23, 2013
    I don't know who Bistro Vita is, but damn do they know how to grill an onion.
  • Dean R.
    Dean RussellMay 16, 2013
    Chocolate martini is delish.
  • Basem A.
    Basem AmericaApril 13, 2013
    A great Zomerland Banquet.... Go Rexair Rainbow
  • Trevor G.
    Trevor GoldnerMarch 31, 2013
    Napkins. They do a pretty great job on this. They are cloth and they wrap the silverware in it even!!!! Kind of feel like a KING. A must visit.
  • mike c.
    mike cJanuary 20, 2013
    Great food try the paella !!!!
  • Kristi W.
    Kristi WiersumDecember 31, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Mac is the best
  • Ange N.
    Ange NelsonDecember 20, 2012
    Great chocolate martini's. They are very smooth and tasty. #yumm
  • Richard
    RichardJuly 31, 2012
    Don't be fooled by the uninspiring photographs of this place. It's a pretty big place with great service, great food, and a lot of variety on the menu.
  • Benita B.
    Benita BroughmanJune 10, 2012
    Must have the Duck!
  • James L.
    James LanningMay 29, 2012
    Love getting martinis here.
  • Courtney S.
    Courtney SkottMay 10, 2012
    There's always a seafood stew special, and it's always good.
  • Kari L.
    Kari LobbesApril 26, 2012
    Great food !
  • Wade C.
    Wade CarterApril 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the Hummus Trio for an appetizer! It is delicious and a pretty big portion!
  • Dïck 🇺🇸
    Dïck 🇺🇸February 29, 2012
    Enjoy dinner here before or after a show at the Van Andel Arena!
  • Kelsey B.
    Kelsey BowenJanuary 12, 2012
    The filet mignon is SO WORTH IT!!
  • Alan L.
    Alan LaiDecember 16, 2011
    Get the duck with egg over easy
  • Amanda K.
    Amanda KaleyDecember 5, 2011
    Pricey but delicious and accommodating
  • Anna K.
    Anna Koning-OggNovember 27, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Ginger n Juice is a great martini
  • Sarah D.
    Sarah DickinsonNovember 22, 2011
    Eh.... over rated a bit.
  • Sasha B.
    Sasha BalfanyOctober 31, 2011
    Calamari. Polenta. Cesear salad. Pizza. Omg. This is the best birthday dinner ever. Must come back soon. Everything is amazing!
  • Eat Local West Michigan
    Eat Local West MichiganSeptember 19, 2011
    Be sure to try their Art of the Cocktail entry!
  • Kate
    KateSeptember 16, 2011
    A great farm to plate local experience and wonderful martini bar!
  • hafeez r.
    hafeez rajiAugust 29, 2011
    great place to eat, I recommend getting the calamari, wow, that was something special, damn near ate the plate it came on Read more
  • Alex G.
    Alex GeorgeAugust 29, 2011
    The main reason for this was due to the fact that they had Dogfish Head 90 Minute on tap for right around a month, a very rare treat for West Michigan Beer Drinkers.
  • Vivian I.
    Vivian IrvinAugust 24, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The pork tenderloin with risotto is the best thing on the menu hands down!
  • Alyson S.
    Alyson S.July 12, 2011
    Special set up (white table cloth.and flower) and free dessert for your anniversary ... Thank you!!!!
  • Robert B.
    Robert BellMay 25, 2011
    The duck is amazing. Had an urge for that along with a cosmo I drove over two hours to get them! Best place in GR!
  • Christina H.
    Christina HowardFebruary 3, 2011
    The Bistro Bellini is delicious!
  • Matthew V.
    Matthew Van DykNovember 28, 2010
    Click here to read the Urbanspoon reviews. Read more
  • Jason S.
    Jason SigalNovember 10, 2010
    Go during Resturant week! Enjoy a specially created three course dinner for just $20.10!
  • Derek D.
    Derek DeVriesAugust 16, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    While it's still on the menu - try the curried vegetables appetizer; utterly delicious.
  • Shavon
    ShavonJuly 26, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the tomato bruschetta for an appetizer and the pork tenderloin for dinner. Absolutely awesome.
  • Dave p.
    Dave poortvlietFebruary 20, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Bistro has the best martinis in GR, try the citrus drop, it's delicious.
  • Queensha A.
    Queensha AngelJanuary 27, 2012
    hay hallooooo
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