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La Bella Vita

La Bella Vita, an Authentic Italian Restaurant in Rockport, ME

As in Italy, La Bella Vita celebrates Maine dining and Italy’s passion for culinary excellence with garden-fresh ingredients and centuries-old recipes perfected over generations. An authentic wood-fired brick oven casts a warm glow over our Wine Bar, Enoteca, creating the perfect gathering place for family and friends to meet over a robust glass of wine and Italian delicacies. One of the most popular restaurants in Rockport, ME, La Bella Vita offers a dining experience designed to delight the senses.

Breathe in the heavenly aromas of fresh flatbread pizza, mouthwatering antipasti, and tapas style dishes. La Bella Vita’s engaging ambiance reflects the traditional Trattorias that surround the Piazzas of Italy, including rustic finishes and materials such as marble, wood, copper and iron that are most commonly found in domestic Italian kitchens. Guests are also invited to dine al fresco on the outdoor terrace and take in spectacular ocean views reminiscent of the tiny harbor towns and villages along the Italian coast.

You don't have to live in Italy to live like an Italian. Just experience La Bella Vita and you'll discover Maine dining with a passion for the good life!

Sunday Brunch

Come stroll our Italian Piazza (Public Square) and Mercato (market) every Sunday afternoon and savor the tempting aromas, sights and sounds of the Italian countryside. From the produce markets of Tuscany to the irresistible zest of the Veneto region, La Bella Vita’s Sunday Brunch embodies the spirit and hospitality of the Old Country. The ever-changing selections at our five market-inspired stations reflect the season’s best offerings and the passions of our talented culinary team.

Sunday Brunch is served from 12pm – 2:30pm
$27 per person | $13 (children under 12)

Reservations suggested. Prices do not include tax or gratuity.

Private Dining at La Bella Vita

The La Bella Vita also features two private dining rooms ideal for families celebrating a special occasion or elegant business dinners. The more intimate Venezia Room is enclosed with floor-to-ceiling glass and is etched with hand-written Italian phrases and features a rustic farm table and wine display. At the far end of the main dining room next to our Italian Market is the larger Amalfi Private Dining Room featuring a rustic wood planked table, wine display, Italian wall mural and tranquil ocean views.

For more information on arranging a private dining experience at La Bella Vita, please contact us at 207.593.1529.

Hours and Attire

La Bella Vita is open daily for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Dress: Resort Casual

  • Breakfast: 7am - 10:30am
  • Lunch: 11:30am - 5pm
  • Dinner: 5pm - 9pm

Dinner reservations are recommended prior to arrival at the resort.
To make a dining reservation at La Bella Vita, please contact us at 207-593-1529 or book your reservation online through Open Table.


Breakfast Menu
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu
Antipasto Bar
Wines by the Glass
Cocktail Menu
Desserts and Cordials
Coffee Menu
Lounge Menu

  La Bella Vita - 2015 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence



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