This, I believe, is my first review. I was in Greensburg this weekend and thanks to Tripadvisor, I heard about and was able to try LaVita's. We arrived there very early on Saturday around 3:45 which was too early for dinner or a late lunch as she didn't open until 6:00 pm. We were told to come back like around 6. So we left to kill some time but she took down the number in our party and since I was leery about not being able to get a table because of the small dining room, we decided to rearrive just a little after 6. Just like the other reviewers, the place is really small; and if you don't mind that and trust that your dining experience will be worth it, then this restaurant is a must visit. Although the room size was very small, I was impressed with the display of Italian pics on the wall which I found looked like they were professionally hung. Very surprising for such a small restaurant. There was one family just leaving when we arrived, apparently some regulars who she didn't feel she could turn away as she hadn't opened yet. After we were seated she told us everything was cook to order, that she could cook just about anything on the menu but didn't have any lasagna. She also told us that we could if we wanted get our food prepared homestyle. While looking at the menus, she offered us salad if we were going to have dinner as it comes with it. We said yes and then she told us that it comes with a balsamic vinaigrette and asked was that okay. I'm not a balsamic person. I don't dislike it but it's just not my fave at all. When the salad arrived heaped up in a bowl my first thought was way too much salad for just us 3. BUT once we tasted it, we (me included) discovered this salad was out of this world. The dressing made by La Vita was absolutely delicious and with a few chicken strips could have been a very satisfying meal all by itself. We ordered the chicken picatta as was advised by another reviewer and overall, went home stuffed, smiling and very happy. By the way, there was no salad left over. There was another family dining there by the time we left. Again, other regulars who were having pizza. Because the dining room was so small it was easy to chat with the other family who were very friendly. Because of reading the other reviews, I warned my dining partners that the service may not be that great but to think of it, as we were told, like dining at your not so nice Aunt's house. So we went there with that mindset. When we had arrived she asked how we heard of her and I said from Tripadvisor, and when we were on our way out the door she asked if we enjoyed our food and was satisfied. Told her yes and she asked me for a good review which I told her I was definitely willing to give. The food was delicious and LaVita was very pleasant and nice. She isn't a warm and fuzzy grandmother stuffing you with cookies, but I found her to be very pleasant and easy to talk to. If I'm in that area again, I will defintely go back to LaVita's. From hence forth, I will rename her Aunt Vita.
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