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Vito's by the Water

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1936 Blue Hills Extension, Windsor, CT 06095 (Day Hill Road)
Vito's is located on the bus line.
8602858660
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Today
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 39
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great outdoors by the lake (on the left side of the restaurant)

Really good food and terrific to dine outdoors ONLY if the left side (facing the restaurant) is open....the right side is nice but faces the parking lot....not too scenic.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
DubbaFarminigton_CT
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Farminigton, CT
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
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English first
Massachusetts
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We tried this place because we were headed to the airport and I was able to buy a Groupon. So glad we did! The setting is very pretty (our table was by the window overlooking the lovely pond), the waitress was excellent offering tips on things we were ordering (portion size, salad options, etc), and the food was wonderful. The... More 

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Morristown, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

I went for dinner on a Monday night with 5 work colleagues. It was a beautiful evening and were fortunate to sit outside. The service was very good. We started with an appetizer sampler and then I had the grilled salmon which was cooked like I like it, rare.

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East Granby, Connecticut
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Ordered pizza, just to try out their carry out. Person on duty could do better with manners. She kept asking to repeat what i said.... My name, pizza order, ingredients. After repeating myself a few times, I asked if she had a bad phone. Had she said up front it was noisy due to dining crowd, I would have understood.... More 

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Rob M, Owner at Vito's by the Water, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I am very sorry to hear that you had phone difficulties ordering take out from Vito's by the Water. Sometimes when the restaurant is very busy or we have larger parties, the atmosphere can be quite loud. I apologize for the inconvenience the hostess caused. If you have any questions or concerns feel free to email me at... More 

Springfield, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We celebrated my mother's 90th Birthday over memorial day weekend and it was a blast! There were 15 of us and we were given our own private room, which made it so great for all the kids to run around and adults to be able to talk. We got pizzas for the kids which was super easy and we took... More 

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8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We love Vito's -- we have been here several times already (we have their frequent diner card!) But this was the first time we arrived while it still was light out, and we saw the beautiful lake behind the restaurant. It was a lovely evening!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015 via mobile

View is very nice, ok staff but never in my life i had to return a dish twice, i ordered grilled salmon the first was burnt and the second was raw, i kind of imagine that salmon was frozen and then to the grilled, but having a customer complaint i can't belive happen again. Finally i got lobster ravioli and... More 

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Rob M, Owner at Vito's by the Water, responded to this review

Dear Maria, First of all I want to apologize that we fell short of your expectations. With that being said I can assure you that all of our fish comes in fresh on a daily basis and we have never purchased nor sold frozen fish here at Vito's. We hope that you will give us the opportunity to make up... More 

Windsor, Connecticut
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

I received a gift card and was looking forward to going out to dinner with my husband. They were having a prom for a small magnet school. This proved to be a horrible problem as we were seated at a table by the room where the prom was happening. I asked to have my table moved which they did, but... More 

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Rob M, Owner at Vito's by the Water, responded to this review

Dear Nancy, I am very sorry to hear about your experience at Vito's by the Water. Unfortunately we had an inexperienced manager working that evening. The manager is no longer working for Vito's by the Water for other reasons including that one. The manager should have moved you into another dining room or asked the DJ to lower the music.... More 

Hartford, Connecticut
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Having previously visited 2 years ago, I expected fine dining, great service and a pleasant atmosphere. Such was not the case. 2 of the entrees presented lacked elements of the description on the menu and presentations on others were dull and lifeless. Service was slow and inexcusable even though we arrived at 5 o'clock! The atmosphere was loud, and younger... More 

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Rob M, Owner at Vito's by the Water, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I am very sorry for your experience at Vito's by the Water. My apologies for the service and the food. On busy nights we tend to seat those tables in the path of the door. The restaurant was probably very busy and one of those nights that we were overwhelmed. As a restaurant we were not performing to... More 

Farminigton, CT
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Really good food and terrific to dine outdoors ONLY if the left side (facing the restaurant) is open....the right side is nice but faces the parking lot....not too scenic.

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Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
178 reviews 178 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 via mobile

Without question the most disappointing meal I've had in years. I suspect many of their appys like the bacon scallops, Beef Wellington mini's, etc are bulk bought at the frozen section from Costco then re heated. The prices for the quality is Outrageous! Sorry folks but this was SUCH A HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT.

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Rob M, Owner at Vito's by the Water, responded to this review

Dear Paul, I sincerely apologize for this disappointing experience at Vito's. Our restaurants strive for excellent dining experiences for our guests and we are very sorry we fell short of this. I can assure you that we do not serve nor buy bulk bought frozen appetizers or any other food in that matter. I hope that you will consider dining... More 

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Additional Information about Vito's by the Water

Address: 1936 Blue Hills Extension, Windsor, CT 06095
Phone Number: 8602858660
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Windsor
Open Hours:
Sunday 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Italian, American, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1936 Blue Hills Extension, Windsor, CT 06095
    (Day Hill Road)
  • Public Transportation: Vito's is located on the bus line.
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Windsor
  • Phone Number: 8602858660

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?