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Bella Vita Ristorante

) #18 of 36 Restaurants in Kenmare €€ - €€€ Italian, Irish, Pizza
18 Henry Street, Kenmare, Ireland
+353 64 664 0010
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“pizza” (81 reviews)
“carbonara” (8 reviews)
“caesar salad” (5 reviews)
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Italian, Irish, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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18 Henry Street, Kenmare, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 392 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I ate here with my family on a recent day trip to Kenmare. I was so disappointed I had eaten here years ago and really enjoyed however the food has gone down bug time. The menu choice is poor, there were a number of specials...More

Thank abbeyn
Reviewed 1 week ago

While staying in Kenmare, we decided to get a vegetarian pizza and garlic bread to take away from Bella Vita one evening. Both were delicious, really thin crispy base, and lots of toppings and very reasonably priced. We also treated ourselves to dessert, Tiramisu, which...More

3  Thank IrelandMeath
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped by on our way to a trek. Good clean Italian restaurant with hearty size plates. Everyone enjoyed their choice. Food arrived on time, warm and well done. A good choice in a very busy street!

1  Thank JFrancois_IM
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I've been going to this restaurant for 14 years and even though it has changed ownership 3 times,the staff and menu stayed the same.now there is new chef and a very small menu which is overpriced.i got a penna pasta dish with a basic tomato...More

1  Thank 341Mandy
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Really nice meal, good service, great coffee, excellent value. We were not rushed even though the place was busy on the day.

Thank 323ruthc
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We sat out in the garden which was heaven on a very warm evening. Most of the other restaurants only have chairs on the pavement. We had pizzas which were really good. Very good service.

Thank 1moray
Reviewed 7 July 2017

We had dinner at the Bella Vita Ristorante. When we arrived, we were told that they have a new chef. I'm not sure why that information was important, other than the food was very mediocre. My wife and I shared a fajita pizza and Caesar...More

1  Thank Max G
Reviewed 1 July 2017

This lovely restaurant always looks closed but it's not, It's like Kenmare's best kept secret, there is a beautiful garden out the back which is not advertised and when you find it, It is sheer joy, beautifully decked with a lovely atmosphere. The food is...More

Thank Franganipani
Reviewed 27 June 2017

This cafe was easily accessible and we ate here on the 2 nights we stayed on our holiday. The service was warm and responsive and the food delicious. The pizza and salad was especially memorable; thank you! Heather and Douglas South Australia

Thank Douglas M
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Sat ourselves down after about as the waitress was too busy to acknowledge us, she was clearly under a lot of pressure, after another 10 minutes of being ignored we just left, we were all hungry after our journey down and needed food. Cannot comment...More

4  Thank Paula M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$18
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
08:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
08:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
08:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
08:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
08:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
08:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Henry Street, Kenmare, Ireland (Formerly Prego)
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Kerry  >  Kenmare
  • Phone Number: +353 64 664 0010
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WELCOME TO BELLA VITA RISTORANTE!We desire and dream about our food, attaching it to distant memories of childhood, friends, loved ones and family. We know that a wonderful meal is not about the food and drink we consume; it is a poignant experience bonding us to it eternally.Bella Vita Ristorante is an authentic and down-to-earth place, where the mouth-watering Italian and Irish cuisine heightens the informal ambience, the culinary inspired dishes and the thoughtfully selected wine list. Whether a guest prefers the rustic and cosy dining room or the amorous candle lit courtyard area, it is a gathering spot for those who want to revive their much-loved memories or create new ones.Situated in historic Kenmare in County Kerry in the South West of Ireland, Bella Vita Ristorante features Irish/Italian comfort food reborn as contemporary takes on classics prepared to order by our chefs, one of whom hails from Rimini in Italy.The new owners describe their acquisition of number 18 as a dream becoming a reality. They are simply passionate about fresh, authentic, Italian food and want to share their passion with you.
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