La Vita E Bella offers a taste of Italy in the Heart of Belltown

SEATTLE, WA – It’s no surprise that La Vita e Bella proprietor Giuseppe Forte, born and raised in Palermo, Sicily, has opened yet another Italian creation in Seattle. It’s like his gift to the city. After finishing hospitality school in Italy, Forte came to the U.S. in the early 90s, to pursue his passion to open a restaurant. Since that time, he has opened four restaurants in Seattle. La Vita e Bella is his first. Just next door, he has now opened Forte Café & Wine Bar, located in the same building, offering a more casual environment, with quick bites such as Bruschetta, Pizzette, Panini, and other fresh foods to-go as well as a charming wine bar.

“The Café is a lovely little spot to get a bite to eat while you savor a glass of wine during lunch,” said Forte. “Or perhaps at the end of the day, when you want to catch up with a friend, and not feel rushed. That’s what we aim to do, sit down, and enjoy old world flavor and neighborhood charm while appreciating our savory bites.”

“Not to be ignored is our sister restaurant La Vita e Bella as we look forward to the spring and summer as one of our favorite times of the year at the restaurant,” added Forte. “As the sun begins to find its way in Seattle, we look forward to outdoor dining and we now have a view of the Space Needle, so diners can appreciate a delectable meal, glass of wine and the view.”

At La Vita e Bella, guests can always expect to find wonderful house made pasta and the freshest of ingredients such as King Crab, Dungeness Crab, Smoked and Fresh Salmon, Wild Boar and much more, all prepared using either traditional or family recipes.

About La Vita e Bella
La Vita e Bella, a charming and traditional Italian restaurant tucked into lively Belltown since 2000, offers a bar, as well as outdoor dining. Located at 2411 2nd Avenue, between Wall and Battery streets. Serving house specialties such as Cioppino, Spaghetti di Mare and Vitello Saltimbocca. La Vita e Bella also has accommodations for private events. Open Monday through Saturday for both lunch and dinner, and on Sunday for dinner. To make reservations, call 206.441.5322. For more information and a complete menu visit Follow us on Facebook at La Vita E’ Bella Cafe & Pizzeria. And visit our neighboring sister café at Forte Café & Wine Bar.

About Forte Café & Wine Bar
Forte Café & Wine Bar is a charming, intimate spot, to gather with friends for lunch or a small bite and glass of wine in the evening. Offering an array of dishes from bruschetta, pizzettes to antipastis priced below $10, accompanied by wines by the glass, this is the place to go when you want to get away from it all. Or perhaps pick up a lovely meal to go for a picnic, or night in with our fresh pastas and sauces. To see our menu, please visit or call 206.441.5312 for more information. Located at 2421 Second Avenue, just next door to La Vita e Bella. Open seven days a week. Follow us on Facebook at Forte Café.

Written by Charles Koh

Founded EatSeattle, and has continued to use his expertise as editor-in-chief to guide the website’s growth over the last five years. Koh’s experience focuses on digital marketing and social media, and has been a part of several companies, some of which he created, specializing in both areas over the course of his career. Koh was previously with Google and Zagat where he helped expand and grow communities worldwide.

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