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Vito's by the Water

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1936 Blue Hills Extension, Windsor, CT 06095 (Day Hill Road)
18602858660
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hartford, Connecticut
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381 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thursday and happy hour at the piazza (patio) was just right. Happy hour, 4-7, provides discount appetizers and limited bar items. I ordered the burger special and the broccoli rob, which was a mighty amount. Patio was very simple, could have used a bit style. Never did see any water ! Total menu very simple and worth while!

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Thank GringoAlto2000
SBDM K, Public Relations Manager at Vito's by the Water, responded to this review

Hi GringoAlto2000, Thanks for spending a happy hour with us recently. We love our outdoor patio and glad you enjoy it too. We appreciate your business and look forward to seeing you again in the future. Have a great day! More 

Billerica, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can't say enough about vito's. We had the most delicious pizza and the time was awesome! The waitresses were very accomadating and the the mgr was very helpful from the beginning to the end.

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Thank nonnie1030
SBDM K, Public Relations Manager at Vito's by the Water, responded to this review

Hi nonnie1030, Thank you for your recent business and taking the time to write a review. We are happy to hear how much you enjoyed your time at your restaurant. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Thank you. More 

Connecticut
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love Vito's. It's our "go to" local place for a relaxing meal by the lake - indoors or out. Great Italian fare (definitely try the garlic cheese bread) and great prices, especially at Happy Hour. They often have live music at the outside bar. The owner is a great chef and friendly guy. He'll stop and talk with you... More 

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Thank C1Traveler
SBDM K, Public Relations Manager at Vito's by the Water, responded to this review

Hi C1Traveler, Thank you for the awesome review on TripAdvisor! Our happy hour specials are not to be missed! Thank you for your continued business and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Have a great day! More 

Hartford, Connecticut
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208 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

The service is below par and the food is nothing special. The only redeeming factor is they have a lot of outdoor seating that is not on the street. The patio over looks the ponds behind kept clean and clear with enough fountains to look nice. Its good for an unimaginative Italian meal or pizza. And for hanging with friends... More 

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Thank JBMartiniguy
SBDM K, Public Relations Manager at Vito's by the Water, responded to this review

Hi JBMartiniguy, Thank you for your recent business and taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor. We are sorry to hear the service and food was not to your liking. We hope that you will give us another try in the future. Thank you. More 

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59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

Have eaten here several times over the past year when in town on business. Food has been consistently tasty, but the service is just odd. Not enough menus for our table - really? Had a reservation for 6:30p, but didn't get seated until 7:15p? Ordered a bottle of Willamette Pinot Noir - it was very off and not good -... More 

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Thank Henry C
SBDM K, Public Relations Manager at Vito's by the Water, responded to this review

Hi Henry C, Thank you for dining with us recently. We are sorry to hear that you weren't happy with your overall experience. We do hope that you will give us another try in the future. Thank you. More 

Valparaiso, Indiana
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245 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

What this large restaurant lacks in ambiance (harsh lighting rules) it makes up for in attentive service and a relatively full menu. I had the specialty of the house - the chocolate truffle fettucine Bolognese. Full and rich with flavor, and more than a single person not accustomed to participating in competitive eating contests can handle. Decent wine list but... More 

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Thank NotRealHoosiers
SBDM K, Public Relations Manager at Vito's by the Water, responded to this review

Hi NotRealHoosiers, We are happy to hear you enjoyed the chocolate truffle fettuccine bolognese. We must say the pizzas are very good and recommend you try one next time you visit us. :) Thank you for your business and for taking the time to write a review on TripAdvisor. Thank you. More 

South Windsor, Connecticut
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120 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

Attended a retirement party here recently, food was good. My work group comes here every so often for events like this, so it is good enough to keep coming back.

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Thank Eric H
SBDM K, Public Relations Manager at Vito's by the Water, responded to this review

Hi Eric! Thank you for taking the time to write a review about our restaurant. We appreciate your business and look forward to seeing you again in the future. Have a great day! More 

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119 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

Very friendly and attentive staff. Awesome dining room area with water views. Fast service. Reasonable prices and good value. The chicken and artichoke with capers over pasta with lemon sauce is excellent. The fresh baked bread and dipping sauce is a nice bonus. They also have a cafeteria area with fresh salads, eggplant & chicken parm, lasagna, pizza slices, etc.... More 

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Thank Steve P
SBDM K, Public Relations Manager at Vito's by the Water, responded to this review

Hi Steve P, We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our water view dining, fast service and delicious meals. Thank you for choosing to dine at Vito's by the Water, we appreciate your business! Take care and we look forward to seeing you again in the future. More 

Hartford, Connecticut
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

Having previously dined at Vito's almost a year ago, and not having a great experience, I decided to revisit hoping for the best. While business was very slow for a Saturday night, the food presented was highly over salted and 4 our of the 6 diners who accompanied me concurred. Another comment made was that the seafood pasta offering left... More 

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Thank lilprof
windsor ct
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

Recently attended a banquet at this establishment. It appears customer satisfaction in this environment is inconsequential to management. This event was for approximately 125-150 people. For starters a single tray of mediocre cheese and crackers, tasteless melons and pineapple slices were presented on a tray including grapes which were sticky on the fingers and some grapes should never have appeared... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Cuisine
Italian, American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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: 18602858660

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