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All 8 East Haddam Restaurants

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
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

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English first
Guilford, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

There are very few places in America than you can have soup, salad and 1/2 panini for for $10.99 and leave the restaurant feeling full. Well here is one! We visit La Vita Gustosa before each Goodspeed Matinee and they never disappoint. My cousin had the steak and arugula salad and expressed "This may well be the best salad I... More

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Westerly, Rhode Island
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Group of six for dinner, overall the food and presentation were good. Two had chicken piccata which was very tasty, however one piece of my chicken was on the rare side. They did make a price adjustment. The rib dinner with fries was just okay. Lasagna, manicotti and a Bolanesse pasta were all good. Great desserts. Convenient for a pre... More

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East Haddam
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Living locally, my wife and I have dined here regularly over the years. Wait staff seems to turn over far too often and table service is at best a gamble therefore we always just sit at the bar which has been capably captained by Nick for years. The pizza is by far the best around and the menu is varied... More

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Colchester, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We tried a couple times via Groupon and we're happy with the food. The tap water is "horrible" with a sulfur taste. The thin crust pizza is excellent.

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88 reviews 88 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This was our first time at La Vita. It was a Saturday night and we had rez for the Goodspeed. We intentionally made our dinner rez early (6pm) - however when we got there it took a while to get seated and then forever for someone to come talk to us about drinks. Once we got service we ordered some... More

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Hartford, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

If you want the best pizza in the area, go to La Vita's. If you want the best calamari, go to La Vita's. Great eggplant panninis, prime rib. I've never been disappointed there.

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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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859 reviews 859 reviews
739 restaurant reviews
295 helpful votes 295 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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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

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