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La Vita Gustosa

9 Main St, East Haddam, CT 06423
(860) 873-8999
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Price range: $15 - $20
Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Portland, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Always have loved La Vita. The location is great and very scenic, right across from the Gelston House and The Goodspeed Opera house, along with the CT River and E. Haddam Swing Bridge. Food has always been good, particularly the pizza which is authentic italian and always wonderful (one of my favorite pizzas). Prices are a bit steep but not... More

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Branford, Connecticut
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I loved the vibe felt like you were in a little villa somewhere eating. In a town that takes you back in time!

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Lebanon, New Jersey
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807 reviews 807 reviews
694 restaurant reviews
274 helpful votes 274 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I started with Eggplant Rolatini – which was very good. However, my lasagna – which was recommended over a couple other Italian dishes was only average. Service was fine. We had a nice table in corner with nice view. But, eating out is about the food, and I just was not impressed by it.

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

We visited on the last night of our holiday. Pizzas larger then a stop sign pleased my kids, my steak was actually very nice and the service I couldn't fault. La Vita Gustosa was better then I had anticipated but overall it was just an average eatery. Maybe if they wanted to be more of a real Italian, try being... More

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224 reviews 224 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Ok food . My wife's wine bordered even after a second glass of wine-/ vile. Food was fair but not as we expected but very close to GOODSPEED opera house . Inexpensive but not worth it

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Durham, Connecticut
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

My fiance and I with another couple went to La Vita Saturday night before the show at Goodspeed. It as a wonderful evening beginning with wine by the river, then onto La Vita for dinner. We had reservations for 6;15pm and needed all that time to make it to Goodspeed in comfortable time. Service was certainly not rushed by any... More

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Groton, CT
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126 reviews 126 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

It is a shame because they serve good food, but they make the experience terrible before it begins. If you are going to the wonderful Goodspeed Opera House, they are one of the few choices within walking distance and they know it. They do not take online reservations, so you have to call. And call. It took three calls for... More

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Groton, Vermont
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Dinner before going to Goodspeed Opera House was a treat. It has been a long time since true Italian cuisine was available to me. The waitress was attentive and helpful. Since I honestly couldn't decide between two dishes, I told her to surprise me with either one. She brought the Aglio Orecchiette and I am extremely pleased with the choice.... More

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Avon, Connecticut
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171 reviews 171 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
328 helpful votes 328 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

Went to a pre-Goodspeed show for dinner. Called to make reservations for 6PM, was told that they only had 6:15. Fine. Restaurant was EMPTY at 6:15. Went to check in, was told, öne minute" (no please). Seated, and greeted by a waitress half my age, "how you guys doing". Everytime she came to the table, ÿou guys ok", "hows the... More

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Terre Haute, Indiana
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70 reviews 70 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The atmosphere was very casual. Service was good. Food was good; not great. Satisfying portions and taste. Nice meal within walking distance to Goodspeed Theater. Cost about $25 per person.

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