La Bella Vita Ristorante in enoteca Lounge
The appetizer and entree choices are great-something for everyone. It's one of the few restaurants in this area with great food and service plus a quiet or moderate noise level. I really appreciate being able to talk with and hear my dining companion.
We have been visiting the Samoset for many years and always have at least one dinner at La Bella Vita. This evening my wife ordered the Rustic Stew of Coastal Shellfish, it was one of if not the best fish stew she has ever had. Seafood was cooked perfectly and the broth well seasoned and delicious. I ordered and thoroughly enjoyed the Lobster & Crab Ravioli.
Overall the service and the food was wonderful. I loved how we were taking care of the first thing we walked in to the restaurant by host to the end of our dinning experience. Our waiters were great and it made everything very special. My only one thing which was just a nuisance was the children that were with their families around our table. I feel the restaurant should make special nights for adults and other days for kids and their families or maybe create another restaurant for just the kids and their families to enjoy in. It was such a very nice restaurant, and for the ambiance that it had I feel it should have not been a kid oriented environment because I am not a big fan of the children and wished it was a bit of quieter night for just the adults to enjoy in, but being that it’s a hotel it was what it was. Otherwise thank you again for a really nice time!!
The good was delicious and the service was great! Great view as well!!
We went to La Bella Vita for Valentines Day. My husband and I got the Brussels appetizer, steak frites, and haddock dish. All were extremely delicious! To top it off, we had the blueberry pie which was also scrumptious. Paul, our waiter, was excellent. Martinis were yummy. It was one of the best dinners we’ve had in a very long time. Thank you!
It was a very enjoyable evening. We had a leisurely meal and didn't feel rushed at all which was our goal. Thank you!
Loved food atmosphere and wait staff. Did not like his loud it was huge party atmosphere by the entrance which is by bar they had a DJ. He played great music but the space was way to small for that. During dinner we couldn't even talk because it was too loud. Also too dark couldn't read menu without light from phone.
I would go back
Have eaten here numerous times and always come away very happy. Was noisy this year, but only because of the Ice Bar, huge crowds and a DJ.....but we love it.
Wonderful menu; something for everyone. Staff is friendly and accomodating; our visit was during the Ice Bar so it was very busy and they may have been a little short staffed. It is one of our favorite destinations and we will definitely be going back soon!
We only wanted a light dinner so we got 2 soups. The Italian soup was tomato based with veggies and beans. My husband had the livster bisque whuch he said was very creamy. The bread tgey have was delious. The pizzas were a pefect size we could gave split one pizza. The crust was thin and crispy. Service was excellent.
Our salmon dinner was delicious, and our server, Paul Leparulo, was perfect!
My husband and I were on a mini get away to the Samoset Resort. It was the first weekend of the ice bar but I had made these reservations through open table and it was a beautiful. We overlooked the ice sculptures and their was a DJ in the background. My husband and I had great food. Our waitress treated us wonderfully. Thanks for a great time a great memories.
Great food and service! Our meal was delicious and our server was very accommodating!
Why would you have an Italian Restaurant in a Maine resort?I want chowder and lobster.
The arms in the table arm chairs are for midgets.
Wonderful brunch and views of the harbor and golf course.
Always a favorite in the area !! Service is very attentive and the food is always excellent.
The food was great. One of our plates was incorrect, but it was fixed readily, and we received multiple apologies from the manager and waitress. The staff was very friendly and attentive.
My wife and I were were originally seated at a table for six for an early 5:00 PM dinner. The hostess seemed surprised that we preferred a smaller table, many of which were vacant and available. We were given a smaller table and the dinner wonderful and our server top notch.
Our service was very nice and did a good job, however, the restaurant was totally under staffed. We waited a long time for drinks, and for our food. Sad for an expensive stay
Wonderful place for a wonderful meal! Great food, service and value
Excelled service and a great quite place for a good Italian meal
My husband and I were celebrating our 28th wedding anniversary. The evening was perfect! Food was good. Service very good. They were having a new moon celebration and had a DJ and fireworks! We were able to see the fireworks from our dining table. The DJ played our wedding song. Great time!
Very nice setting, excellent wine list. Service was spotty starting with the hostess who took forever to seat us, even though we had a reservation and the place wasn't very busy. Our waiter was delayed due to working through a matter with another table. Backup service struggled. Food quality was good enough, the poor service made the entire experience less than satisfactory. We stayed at the resort three nights but had dinner here only once.
Food was presented well and tasted good. Service was excellent.
Pleasant but not great.
Got there at 7:30 for our 7:30 reservation. Was seated promptly and greeted right away by wait staff. Food was good, service was good. My husband had the filet and enjoyed it. I enjoyed my chicken parm, and martinis.
Was lovely as usual. Going there every year and we are always happy!!
4 different meals, each was dry and on the cold side. Very disappointing that our food was left in the kitchen for so long and the place was not terribly busy at all! The meatballs were the size of baseballs, full of breadcrumb, dense and tasteless. I ordered an appetizer of brussel sprouts, and they were burnt. A friend ordered white bean soup - not a bean to be found. Just tomato broth and a couple of small veggies. My husband ordered calamari, and he said the oil it was cooked in was used too many times. We ordered 1 hot coffee, and 1 hot cappuccino, and they were both luke warm. It is a very pricey restaurant, and you should not have to spend $400 and walk out hungry because your meal was such as I described. We eat here every summer and each year it seems to go down. The view is spectacular, which is why we go there!
Went for a date night with my husband. We enjoyed the food very much, but out service was a bit lacking. We started with a great appetizer of lobster and shrimp. We were apprehensive in ordering it, but it was cooked very well. I ordered a special of swordfish which cam with more lobster and shrimp. I asked to have veggies rather than the pasta and it was very good. My husband had the NY strip and really enjoyed it. We shared a flourless chocolate cake for dessert. With a few adult beverages our bill came to $158.00.
Nice change from all seafood. Wonderful ambiance and service. Food very good also
Food was excellent and way better than I had expected. Our server Halle was perfect. Definitely would recommend and come back. Beautiful setting.
Since we were staying at Samoset Resort, we ate at La Bella Vista Ristorante two nights in a row. Sunday night was 4 stars. Monday night was 2 stars. The biggest difference was on Monday night was, after alerting the server to my food allergy, they accidentally gave us the wrong dish which contained the ingredient I am allergic to. Sure they deducted the cost of my meal, but needless to say, I was not feeling well for the next 24 hours. They should have deducted the cost of my dinner party's meal. On top of that, our meals were not as good as Sunday. It was as if they had a different chef on Sunday than Monday. Sunday's meal was much better.
We were a disappointed with the menu. We had checked it out on-line prior to our stay and when we arrived for dinner and saw the menu it did not match. We mentioned it to our server, apparently this has been an on going problem with Trip Adviser, showing a menu for a completely different restaurant. Our server was very friendly and attentive. We felt the quality of food was fine but not what we expected for the price. It was convenient to eat their during our stay to be able to relax and not worry about driving. Overall I would say the atmosphere was great, service was excellent, food was average for the price. Should we visit again we would probably try one of the pizzas as they looked very good.
Lovely and cozy
Great restaurant. Loved everything about it. Only criticism is they don’t tell you it’s at the resort so we weren’t sure when we arrived. A little mention of that in the description would be good.
Superior in every way
La Bella was fabulous. Bolognese was superb and service was great.
The views are awesome and the food was delicious! I think they are short staffed because while we dined at least 4 tables were not cleared of the dirty glasses and dishes after the guests had left which wasn’t that pleasant to look at. Otherwise all was great.
Very good food. View is wonderful. Service is solid but a little slow on the evening we dined.
The food was all delicious. Good sized portions. We had the Sizzlin crab and lobster, Scicilian Fisherman Stew and the Halibut