Cuisine(s)
Italian
Price Scale
$$
Description

The Sicilian proprietor named this Belltown café for the heartwarming Roberto Benigni film, and the place is warming as well—thanks to the brick oven behind the bar, the dimly lit intimacy of the terra-cotta-tiled room, and inevitable after-work revelers. Start with the just-right caprese salad of tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and basil in extra virgin olive oil; for a zesty counterpoint try the caponata, a tangy eggplant appetizer. If the oven beckons, order one of 20 thin-crust pizzas. Otherwise, slightly spicy spaghetti di mare with tiger prawns, clams, mussels, Roma tomatoes, garlic, and white wine will serve well. And the pepper in the gnocchi al forno, served with Roma tomatoes and spinach, is moderated by chunks of fresh melty mozzarella.

Meal Times
Dinner, Lunch
Good to Know
Reservations, Takeout

La Vita è Bella Cafe and Pizzeria

2411 Second Ave, Seattle, WA, 98121
Belltown  •  206-441-5322
Mon–Sat 11:30am–3:30pm<br /> Mon–Thu & Sun 5–10pm <br/> Fri & Sat 5–11pm