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La Vita E Bella

4.5
4.5
617 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
At La Vita E Bella we provide authentic Italian food made with homemade sauces and pasta. We offer many seafood dishes inspired by our Sicilian roots and fresh Seattle offerings. Thin pizzas are baked fresh for our mouthwatering customers. We have a large wine selection and many antipasto platters (appetizers) that are perfect for a quick drink and snack on the go. With a live accordion player, our restaurant has a romantic atmosphere and welcoming environment ideal for locals and tourists alike. Owner Giuseppe Forte strives to offer affordable cuisine that pops with flavor and value. He personally buys the groceries several times a week to insure the best products, allowing prices to remain low and fair for our customers. If you prefer, you can always call 206-441-5322 for an amazing meal TO GO!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria, Sicilian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (206) 441-5322

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Giuseppe Forte

  • Catering

    We do catering up to 250 people.<br />Free of charge delivery<br /><br />Weddings,<br />Rehearsal dinners,<br />Birthdays,<br />Anniversary <br />

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, La Vita E Bella can accommodate your private event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Private Event Coordinator: (855) 620-8228

  • Neighborhood

    Belltown / Pike Place Market

  • Cross street

    Between Wall and battery st.

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Entertainment

    Accordian Player

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was really good, good was even better!
  2. AW

    AngelaW

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    First time to this restaurant. It was freezing cold where I was sitting. My kids got pizza and they liked it. I got the rigatoni and it was not worth eating. The sauce tasted like the sauce from spaghetti-Os. The mushrooms were literally raw. I will not be back.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had 9 fir our annual “early holiday” dinner… being as how we were there for 3+ hrs, eating, laughing and just enjoying seeing each other says it all… Our glasses were kept filled, and our tummies were fed to the max! I always recommend this restaurant, and every time my husband and I come to Seattle since we moved away from living very close to there in a condo, we always come in and eat. If I’m in the city for a day of shopping and spending the night in the guest suite, I still stop by for lunch or dinner. My favorite place to take visitors also. Cannot thank you enough for all the help, look forward to doing this again next year there. Regards, Charlene Carlson
  4. L

    Lisa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Pleasant spot for a bite. Comfy old-fashioned Italian food. Cordial service and tasty pizza (funghi and prosciutto). Pasta dishes reasonably priced. One of the few remaining restaurants that puts out a breadbasket at the get-go. For that alone, they deserve patronage.
  5. BC

    BrianC

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a very quaint little Italian restaurant. We were pleased with our whole experience. The only caveat is the wine list from their menu n Open Table is not the wine list at the restaurant. That’s a small matter that shouldn’t take away from the experience.
  6. GR

    GeoffR

    Liverpool

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great speedy service and excellent choice of food which was fantastic quality
  7. W

    Wendy

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was some of the best food I've ever had. Had the caprese salad; brushetta (olive & tomato); drinks (elderflower spritz & house red wine were A-MAZING!). Spaghetti with meatballs was perfect. Loads of flavor in all the dishes we ordered. I want to go back, but unfortunately flying out later today. )-: TEN stars for La Vita E Bella.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went here while in Seattle for the weekend with my mom and sister-in-law. My mom is quite picky, but the menu had lots of options ranging from plain to extravagant, and she loved loved loved the lasagna! The waiter was very friendly, the staff were attentive and the interior was very nice.
  9. IB

    IdaB

    Seattle

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service- Authentic cuisine- lovely setting , much like a Trattoria in Italy
  10. T

    Travlah

    Washington DC

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice Italian restaurant near Pile Place Market! Great outdoor seating. Pasta, pizza, mains, salad were all excellent. I’ll go back the next time I’m in Seattle.
  11. MB

    MelissaB

    Denver

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was amazing and we had a fantastic meal. I would definitely recommend this restaurant!
  12. CH

    ColleenH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious, good prices, great ambiance, quick walk to space needle!
  13. TY

    TracyY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    No seating till 5 pm, even though we arrived early, doors inside and outside were left open so knats and flies were around, very little ice in drinks, food was good
  14. SB

    SamB

    New England

    57 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Excellent place for dinner
  15. RL

    RalphL

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our go to restaurant when we’re downtown
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great service. Great value.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a large group and had a great experience. We were seated quickly, our server was very attentive and personable. Everyone really enjoyed their dishes, everything tasted delicious, was hot and fresh. A table favorite was the Gnocchi with red pepper sauce and the ravioli. Would definitely recommend and visit again!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food and ambience were excellent. Our waitress didn't seem like she wanted to be there which detracted from our evening somewhere…
  19. EI

    EatItAll

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, great atmosphere!
  20. BB

    BobB

    Shanghai

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Short of staff i think as was slow but normally very goood
  21. D

    Danny

    Mississippi

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Great! Best Italian ever and we have been to Italy.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely phenomenal experience! We started with the prawn appetizer. The prawns were fantastic and served with perfectly seasoned al dente vegetables. The Caesar Salad was amazing. The clam appetizer was served in this delicious and savory broth perfect for soaking up the broth with bread. All of our entrees were absolutely amazing. And the service is top notch. I plan on making this my go to restaurant for Italian in Seattle. The ambience feels like you are on a patio in Naples. Definitely one of Seattles hidden gems.
  23. FW

    FoodWithoutFlies

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Once inside, the restaurant appeared nice. Battling the fruit flies around my face and table was horrible. The walls were covered with fruit flies. Gross! The food was quick and delicious. However, it appeared the staff was in a hurry to get you moved on.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was really good
  25. EV

    ErikV

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere was quiet and relaxed. Service was attentive and friendly. Pizza and pasta was great. The bottle of Pinot Grigio was lovely. All in all a fab experience
  26. F

    Fooddude

    New England

    43 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had a large group and they accommodated it well. Pasta dishes were delicious and servers were solid. I would recommend going again.
  27. RG

    RicardG

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience4
    Servers were rude and slow
  28. V

    Vivian

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Italian food!! The service was exceptional and the flavors divine!!
  29. DV

    DavidV

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Incredible service and hospitality. The halibut pasta was one of the highlights of our trip to Seattle
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excelente lugar, buena comida y buen servicio.
  31. MB

    MikeB

    Toronto

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience2
    Food was wonderful. We both had pasta and no complaints at all. The wine we ordered was not available but the substitute was very good. Unfortunately, like many restaurants these days they were short staffed. No bartender = no cocktails. We managed to survive nonetheless.
  32. b

    blughbird

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    This was a great experience for my wife and I. Our server was amazing and very attentive. He let us take our time even though there was a line to get in. Food was well cooked, all that we expected. Home made Tiramisu was so good. Only reason for good on ambiance is not any reflection on the restaurant, we sat outside on the street so you got to experience down town Seattle at it's best and maybe not it's best. Highly recommend going here and we will be back for sure.
  33. d

    debs13

    Chicago

    176 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    176 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Italian for two in Seattle. Best hidden gem in Belltown! The mushroom crepe was so delicious, along with homemade (all pasta is homemade) cheese ravioli and meat sauce (like little clouds of heaven) and the tartelle was so creamy with extra delicious italian sausage. Nice cocktail list, plus don't forget the homemade cannoli and velvety Cappuccino. A must whilst in Seattle!
  34. BM

    BarbaraM

    E. Tennessee

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service is friendly& food is great
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful night. Food tasted very authentic and the service was fun and friendly.
  36. CB

    ChrisB

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. Great atmosphere. Fantastic service.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I’ve been here before and had no issues but yesterday was the worst time I’ve never been to a restaurant. There were literal bugs crawling in my food and I had to send it back, it was so hot inside and flies were everywhere landing on our food and flying around us, and items we ordered kept being forgotten (it was not busy). Overall very dissatisfied and disappointed
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love La Vita Es Bella! The food is always amazing. It’s so good that even after several visits, I haven’t been able to single out one dish as my favorite. The staff are fun and engaging. I love sitting out on the sidewalk on nice days but also the coziness inside on cold and rainy days. This is a special place.
  39. AO

    AlphaOmega

    San Francisco

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a delightful experience this evening. We had a romantic dinner for two sitting at a lamp-lit table with jazz music playing in the background. My bride absolutely loves Italian cuisine and La Vita E Bella brought us back to Tuscany. Come in, relax, enjoy the music, and savor all they offer.
  40. SS

    ShahinS

    Berkshire

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Very good and authentic I love there carbona we go to these restaurant every year just before thee bulejays game

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

La Vita E Bella does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. La Vita E Bella also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 441-5322.

La Vita E Bella is rated 4.5 stars by 617 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today
Google Map for La Vita E Bella

2411 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between Wall and battery st.

  • Neighborhood

    Belltown / Pike Place Market

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria, Sicilian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Giuseppe Forte

  • Entertainment

    Accordian Player

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (206) 441-5322

  • Catering

    We do catering up to 250 people.<br />Free of charge delivery<br /><br />Weddings,<br />Rehearsal dinners,<br />Birthdays,<br />Anniversary <br />

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, La Vita E Bella can accommodate your private event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Private Event Coordinator: (855) 620-8228

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