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La Vita Gustosa

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9 Main St, East Haddam, CT 06423-1303
+1 860-873-8999
Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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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
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Richmond, Virginia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

La Vita in East Haddam CT was always one of my favorite places to eat before we moved South. Now, on our bi-yearly visits back to New England I always look forward to dining there. While the live music is hit or miss on awesomeness, the food is always delicious. And if you are with the right group of friends,... More 

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Thank mrscampbell0623
East Haddam, Connecticut
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having not been to La Vita in a few years, we decided to give it another try. Seated in the main dining area, we couldn't help but notice the lack of ambiance. The room is very blah, with what look to be oil paintings, but could be bought in a number of discount stores. Cocktails were very good, and I... More 

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Thank Joel I
Connecticut
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590 reviews
448 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here before a show at Goodspeed. We have eaten here before and found it to be just adequate. The building is old and in need of sprucing up. The food was better this time. We had pizza and an app. Prices are about 30% higher than comparable restaurants. You are paying for the proximaty to Goodspeed. Waitstaff was... More 

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Thank ARJACT
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

I have avoided this place for years. My first visit was 10 or so years ago, and it wasn't good then. We, my wife and I went out on a Friday night at around 8. We live close by and thought we'd give it another try. We arrived, went in and were ignored by waitstaff and bartenders alike. After standing... More 

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Thank Paul P
Hamden, Connecticut
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65 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a place to eat after our boat ride-they recommended La Vita, so we decided to give it a try. I was a little nervous given some reviews, but we were pleasantly surprised. The staff was attentive and very nice. I ordered the steak and arugula salad and the autumn sangria and they did not disappoint. It... More 

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Thank Christina R
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

We had reservations after getting off the Essex Steam Train at the Haddam Station. Our table was already set for us when we walked in and it was in a secluded little corner of the restaurant, which was great for us. We had two reasonably priced Italian specialties, the Eggplant Rollatini and the Cannelloni, which were both delicious. Our server... More 

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Thank Scott T
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

We had dinner here last night. It was excellent. I had the stacked chicken and my husband had ricotti. Both were very good. Desserts were also excellent. The atmosphere was quiet and the waitress was very friendly.

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Thank Katie S
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

I've visited La Vita Gustosa several times over the last three years. I think that La Vita has a quaint vibe. and the food on a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being the best, feel that it rates about and 8. Two meals (pub steak $28 & salmon special $24), one appetizer(chicken tenders $9.50) , two soft drinks and... More 

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Thank Bob M
Annapolis
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64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

Great time here with family near by. Great pizzas, salads and also appetizers. Staff very friendly and just wonderful, from the hellos to the service. Will definitely come again when visiting East Haddam area.

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Thank William G
Hickory, North Carolina
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175 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

Ordered appetizers after talking so much and asking waitress to return. Fried Calamari and artichoke hearts perfect. After catching up more asked waitress to return twice before ordering main course with no issues.Table tried eggplant rollatini, Cannelli, and lobster quesadillas. One friend ordered big, diverse salad. All were excellent. Waitresses let us have our space with no rushing. Casual, comfortable... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $20
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Main St, East Haddam, CT 06423-1303
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  East Haddam
  • Phone Number: +1 860-873-8999

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