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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
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Durham, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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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146 reviews 146 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
279 helpful votes 279 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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EAST HAMPTON, CT
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We have eaten here several times, and it has always been a positive experience. The menu is very good, and the service is great. I would definitely recommend this spot to anyone looking for a nice dinner out.

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East Haddam
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014 via mobile

Yes, everything looked great but I ended up with food poisoning. Within 20 minutes of leaving there I was the sickest I have ever been. I had been going by this place every day for quite awhile & couldn't wait to try it out. The service, atmosphere & menue all were wonderful. My friend, who had a completely different dish,... More

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Moodus, Connecticut
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

If you are looking for a nice place to sit back with a great view, La Vita's is the place. Great beer and wine selections. They make their own potato chips, have great pizza and the Best Italian food too!!!

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Middletown, Connecticut
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Had my daughters First Communion party here..it was awesome! The staff was wonderful and accommodating! Everyone commented on how good the food was!! Even the kids liked it! We could not have been happier! If you like good Italian food, this is the place to go!!

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Bayport, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Wonderful Italian restaurant with a wonderful variety of excellent food. Friendly people and comfortable atmosphere as well as unusually well-prepared food, make this a restaurant I look forward to returning to.

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