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Bistro Bella Vita

44 Grandville Ave Sw, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 · Heartside
(616) 222-4600 · $$$ · Mediterranean, Italian, Vegetarian
At: Exit 85A/Market Ave/S (NotApplicable)
Rating: 4.5 out of 5"134 Yelp reviews ·


  • Mon - Tue11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Wed - Thu11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Fri - Sat11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Sun4:00 PM - 9:00 PM


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 MoreMediterranean 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.

Good for

Kids · Vegetarians · Pasta · Sandwiches · Lunch

Popular menu items

Bella Vita · Paella · Carpaccio · Pork Tenderloin · Calamari

General info

Casual · Elegant · Stylish · Credit: Visa



Latest reviews

  • Rating: 4.0 out of 5"Jun 17, 2014 · by Amanda W. from YelpWith the plethora of options in Grand Rapids, it was difficult to decide where to go for dinner since we're not from around here. Yelp to the rescue! While all of the reviews were not perfect, we took the chance coming here because they had among the highest ratings in the area and the menu looked diverse … Full review
  • Rating: 5.0 out of 5"Jun 11, 2014 · by Elyse A. from YelpWe are able to get down to Bistro a few times a year and it is consistently amazing!The drinks are great, their martini's are fabulous! The house Chardonnay- David Bynum- is beyond delish!I love how often the menu changes... and we have not had a bad meal yet!I love the calamari & bruschetta, you can't … Full review
  • Rating: 5.0 out of 5"Jun 10, 2014 · by Whitney O. from YelpLove this place. Staff is great, food is locally sourced. Always have great specials and their speciality cocktails are delish! Great place for drinks and apps after work with a group. Full review
  • Rating: 4.0 out of 5"Jun 03, 2014 · by Tamara R. from YelpHad dinner here with a fairly large group (there were about 25 of us). Service was a little slow, but we weren't in a rush and we had a large group, so that's to be expected.I didn't hear a single complaint about anyone's meal. I had the Boeuf Bourguignonne and it was delicious. I ordered this based on other reviews and so glad I did. It was delicious, I would highly recommend! Full review
  • Rating: 3.0 out of 5"May 29, 2014 · by Taylor B. from Yelp$10 for a less than perfect martini was only okay because I was celebrating my graduation, but I wouldn't go back there for the drinks. The meals are pretty good, but for the price, seemed like they should have at least came with the bread that you can order for $1 per person. The service was great, however. Full review