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La Vita Gustosa

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9 Main St, East Haddam, CT 06423
(860) 873-8999
Monday
Closed
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 29
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
OK in General; Good for off the beaten path

The food was decent enough, the atmosphere was appropriate. Parking was a problem so be prepared to park across the street near the opera house and take the short walk. I thought it was a tad pricey, but factors mitigate that. It is located in a small isolated community and probably tends to... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
Richard Z
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College Station, Texas
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College Station, Texas
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The food was decent enough, the atmosphere was appropriate. Parking was a problem so be prepared to park across the street near the opera house and take the short walk. I thought it was a tad pricey, but factors mitigate that. It is located in a small isolated community and probably tends to cater to attendees at the local theater... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Right across from the Goodspeed Opera Theatre, this comfortable and friendly restaurant with a splendid Italian Menu is a wonderful way to spend your pre-theatre experience. We arrived early for our reservation, but were seated right away. Service is quick and friendly regardless how busy everyone becomes. There is outside seating as well as seating in a glassed--in area along... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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259 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We have eaten at La Vita a few times, usually in conjunction with a Goodspeed production. There were six of us this time. First the restaurant. It is old and needs some updating and a fresh coat of paint. The AC wasn't working and flies were competing with us for the food. The food..average at best.. portions were a bit... More 

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Killingworth, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

The meal and service I received were good but, I didn't go on a show Wed. I will go back and try this restaurant again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Delicious food, generous service, good bottle of wine, friendly attentive staff. We sat outside, River and Opera House in view. We would certainly dine here next time we are in the area.

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CT
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We went for Mother's Day before going to Goodspeed Opera House. I had the chicken asiago which was very good. The rest of the family had buffalo chicken mac and cheese, chicken caprese and penne aglio. All was good. The waiter was new and did not tell us Tiramisu was a dessert special and that is was not on the... More 

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ct
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I emailed a letter after our May 6 group luncheon with no response. I hope other groups take heed and look elsewhere for a restaurant. Hello. Yesterday we had our luncheon which had been booked since November 2014. Unfortunately, I am not writing with praise. It is true that we had some movement in our numbers resulting in one extra... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This lovely and inviting restaurant is just across the street from the Goodspeed Opera House. After picking up our show tickets from the box office we decided to give this cute looking Italian restaurant a chance. We had a really nice dinner there: service was quick (we probably aren't the only people who dine there before the evening show), portions... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut, United States
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Came here on a Wednesday night to celebrate a birthday. The food was extremely under par based on the prices. For 5 of us it was almost $200 and the food was not good. For an appetizer we ordered NY style calamari. We were served regular calamari that happened to be cold. When we brought it to the attention of... More 

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Provincetown
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Had good expectations, as the place has been around here and in Chester for a few years. Atmosphere not too good, a main bar area, then a pretty big dining area, but you could hear everything from the bar, and a wall of mirrors which was all streaky and dirty, not conducive for fine dining. Plus only one other couple... More 

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Additional Information about La Vita Gustosa

Address: 9 Main St, East Haddam, CT 06423
Phone Number: (860) 873-8999
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  East Haddam
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9 Main St, East Haddam, CT 06423
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  East Haddam
  • Phone Number: (860) 873-8999

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?