A new restaurant has been serving up savory Italian fare and a bounty of local wines in the heart of Richland, quickly making a name for itself in the Tri-City food scene. La Bella Vita, “The Beautiful Life,” is both the name and mission statement of this unique eatery. They strive to create an environment where friends and family can feel at home while unwinding with a glass of wine and sharing in a wide variety of hearty meals. With so many new restaurants competing to make names for themselves in our area, La Bella Vita stands out from the crowd. They’ve earned a place among Richland’s top restaurants and today we’re shining a light on what makes this Italian grill a standout success in the harsh world of the food business.


The menu at La Bella Vita covers a lot of ground. While their specialty lies in the Italian fare of pastas, pizzas, and paninis, you’ll also find grill favorites such as nachos, burgers, and fish & chips on the menu. With an emphasis placed on sourcing foods from local Northwest farmers and ranchers, La Bella Vita is able to pull off this variety of dishes in part through quality ingredients. Salads can often feel like an overlooked aspect of a menu, but at La Bella Vita, they are diverse and delicious. The staple pastas such as lasagna, spaghetti, linguine, and fettucine are handmade and fresh. A wide variety of pizzas ensure that there is something for everyone to enjoy and the sizes are perfect for sharing with a group. No matter what you order, you’re guaranteed not to leave the place hungry.


The restaurant’s interior sports a modern aesthetic with a clean and sharp design. Booth seating offers comfortable spaces for small groups and the impressively spacious bar boasts enough room to host an army. The bar is backlit with accent lighting that lends to the coziness of the atmosphere, making it a particularly enjoyable place to sit. Tables for medium sized groups fill the rest of the space, providing seating for groups of all sizes. The ceiling is adorned with plants and vines that create a sort of canopy. Flatscreen TV’s are mounted on the walls around the interior, making it a perfectly viable place to relax and enjoy sport events on game day.


La Bella Vita is located in the bottom floor of the Franklin Apartments in Richland at 1515 George Washington Way. You can find more information about the restaurant and its history on their website. Be sure to visit some time and see for yourself why the Beautiful Life is making a splash in the Tri-City food scene!

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