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La Vita E Bella

4.5
4.5
578 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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Booked 21 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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What 578 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

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  1. TM

    TomM

    Seattle

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    La Vita e Bella is THE best! Giuseppe, Juan, Pedro and the rest of the team are amazing--they treat us like old friends when we arrive, and remember all our special preferences (no parsley ;-). Both the people and the place are a neighborhood jewel!! The specials are always numerous and fantastic, and the regular menu items always make it a tough decision! The atmosphere is great for date night (it's our go-to for this!), and they also do an amazing job with delivery orders (a real staple for us during the height of the pandemic). Thank you to everyone at La Vita e Bella for making every meal special, not to mention authentic and delicious!!

  2. BF

    BetsyF

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect find. The food, service, and atmosphere were perfect for our first night in seattle💞

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful food and great atmosphere, enjoyed it very much

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food for really reasonable prices. Loved their outdoor seating area (which is dog friendly) on a warm day!

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful experience. Service was very nice and attentive. Would give 5 stars overall if it wasn’t for two misses - one of the daily specials was described as being halibut but turned out to be salmon (don’t know if they simply didn’t have halibut or it was salmon all along, but we were one of the first customers that day) and we ordered Port with dessert only to find out that they were out of Port. Beyond that, though, everything was perfect and we have a wonderful time with family.

  6. TW

    ToddW

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Great value and nice little restaurant.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The staff were amazing, prompt with service, attentive with all requests, and the food was incredible. I cannot wait to visit again. Well done!!

  8. c

    charlesy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was incredible and the ambience was nice. The service was good even though they were quite busy, but that is a good sign. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic last minute service. Food came out quick and very hot! Very attentive staff and quick to take care of every request. Also, I came in with 10 mins to close and didn’t feel rushed at all. Staff was VERY accommodating. Would highly recommend.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Exactly what we were looking for! Little local place with great vibe, attentive waitstaff and delicious food! The Fettuccine Tartufo is life changing!!

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3

    The first time I ate here, my order was forgotten and had to be started when everyone else’s food had arrived. I called it a fluke and rebooked another visit. This time, same thing. My order was forgotten, and then came burned and wrong, and then arrived correct but also burned. The other food we ordered was good but seemed to have too much meat and sauce in the dishes for the amount of pasta. The ambience was also nice, but did got rather noisy and hard to have a conversation across the table. I’m surprised considering the good reviews I have seen for this place. Sadly I don’t think I will be trying again.

  12. SH

    ShawnH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of the best Italian dishes I’ve had. I must when visiting Seattle

  13. t

    tantrik

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    Our first time experience here was very good. However this time around it wasn’t that great. The food didn’t taste as good as it did the first time around and they got one of the orders wrong. Of course, they did remake the order so thanks to them for that. The dessert was good and so was the service. I would go back but not with great expectations.

  14. JN

    JaneN

    Seattle

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service and food always consistently superior

  15. DD

    DanD

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4

    My guess is that the place was short-staffed. Our server seemed to be working hard, but we had delays throughout the meal. Perhaps he had a big party in the other room. Aside from that, it was a pretty fun spot, good Sicilian food, nice vibe. I hope the service can be beefed up!

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food at very reasonable prices

  17. GS

    GarthS

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great meal and the service was excellent! Would go there again.

  18. M

    Mich

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food was delicious, staff was kind. We had the penne pesto and Salmon Farfalle and loved both. Very filling flavorful. Unfortunately they needed the table, so we felt bad lingering to digest for more dessert and drinks.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Meeting friends and staff was great but busy. Food was delicious.

  20. KH

    KHHH

    Seattle

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    For a business lunch, La Vita E Bella is great! Two of us has the Salmone Romana special with appetizers Capresse and Bruschette Classica. The salmon out of this world delicious. Others feasted on the Rigatoni di Pesce and Pizza Calzone. There were no leftovers for afternoon snacks. Pike IPAs all all rounded out our lunch. We're going back real soon.

  21. JD

    JoanneD

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The pasta dishes were delicious. The bow tie pasta with sundried tomatoes came with several large, juicy prawns. The ravioli in mushroom sauce was the overall favorite in our group. The server was informed, lovely and efficient. We had a great dinner.

  22. w

    walktumi

    Seattle

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Every dish was amazing - Caesar salad, farfalle tartufo, cioppino, and the tiramisu and the pistachio chocolate dessert. Service great, attitude to everything was wonderful. I had not been there for 4 years, so glad I went back ! Still one of the best Italian restaurant for great food at prices that do not break the bank. Mille grazie Giuseppe for being so ethical and amazing. I will be back more with more friends. I am not Italian but I lived in Italy and I know great home cooking when I see and taste it.

  23. LV

    LizV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I was here with 3 teens. We each ordered something different and I don't know which one was best. Great service, nice atmosphere. WIll go again when in town!

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2

    Food was very bland. Nice presentation with a vegetable medley. My chocolate cheesecake was dry & tasteless. When back in Seattle, won’t come back here again.

  25. AS

    AndreaS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food was excellent! We had 7 of us so we got to try different things. The Caesar Salad was enough to share with 4 people and was delicious! We had the special with prawns and vodka pasta and we loved it! The cheesecake was a lot a favorite! We would go back for sure if we came back to Seattle.

  26. C

    Coco

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place to go for a dinner date. Staff were attentive, friendly- professional, and helpful with wine pairings. Highly recommend.

  27. AB

    AndreaB

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a place i count as home. ❤ comfort food and good hearted people.

  28. RW

    RichardW

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    You can’t miss going with either the pizzas or pastas and the wine list is solid. The ambiance is fun but it can be noisy with little to deaden the sound. The back room to the left as you enter can handle large parties.

  29. RP

    RodP

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3

    Valentine’s Day Excellent minestrone soup and spinach salad. Generous portions, fresh pasta cooked well an enjoyable evening.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went for our Valentine's dinner and we had a wonderful time. Service was great as well as food and ambiance.

  31. Z

    Zander

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Rude service. Made a reservation for 3:00 pm, you would assume that since they allowed you to make a reservation at a certain time that they would be open at that time. Well, this was not the case at this restaurant. Showed up at exactly 3 pm for my reservation and was rudely denied. I told them I had a reservation but they said, there Was nothing they can do, they are closed, and that the website was wrong. Was really excited to eat there, but the people were very rude, will not be coming back.

  32. MT

    MegTaylor

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and wine was delicious! I especially enjoyed the pasta special of the day - freshly made spaghetti infused with sun dried tomatoes in a creamy white whine sauce with scallops. The restaurant was quiet and the music was perfect for the mood - jazzy but quiet. Will definitely go again!

  33. LE

    LindaE

    Seattle

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great as usual!

  34. JN

    JaneN

    Seattle

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great meal before the Kraken game! Excellent service, lots of menu options, everything was served perfectly for our large party. Pedro is charming and works very hard to make sure everything is perfect!

  35. RG

    RobertG

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I had elk- in a port wine reduction. My wife had carbonara. Both excellent and the chianti and desserts just topped off an excellent dinner overall. The music they played was old school jazz. We love this place.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    New Year’s Eve dinner was spectacular. We look forward to visiting you again soon!

  37. L

    Lkelly616

    Seattle

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent quality food and service. Went there with my husband and son and we all enjoyed our meals. We started with the clam and mussel appetizer, my husband had the Spaghetti al Mare, my son had the salmon special and I had the Rigatoni con Pesce. Fresh ingredients for all. The Peroni and two glasses of red wine were also excellent. Wait staff was friendly and attentive. Parking was a challenge.

  38. BW

    BarbaraW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Four separate dishes, each superb. Absolutely authentic Italian. Soooo good. Would go back in a heartbeat.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    Service was ok and wasn’t too impressed with the meal. The brochette was flavorless, a little disappointed

  40. BB

    BobB

    Shanghai

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food is delightful and is no repeat of what you would get at another Italian Bistro. Very good an enjoyable

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 578 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 21 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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