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Vito's by the Water

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1936 Blue Hills Avenue Ext, Windsor, CT 06095-1528 (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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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We took advantage of a pre-fix dinner special which included appetizers, entrees and desert. As a bonus, a bottle of wine is complimentary. Outside seating is offered in a lovely park like setting by a pond. The food was well prepared and there were several options offered for the special. Service was excellent. Hurry before the good weather passes.

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Thank MarcN0830
SBDM K, Public Relations Manager at Vito's by the Water, responded to this review

Hi MarcN0830, Thank you for the great review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed the pri-fixe dinner and our lovely outdoor seating. Have a great day! More 

Durham, Connecticut
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was just at Vito's for a group lunch. It's very convenient and offers a wide variety of options - meat, seafood, chicken, and vegetarian choices. My favorite - eggplant pizza. They are generous with the toppings and everything has delicious flavor. Have been there for happy hour many times as well. Great food and drink deals.

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

Hi Patty N, Thank you for dining with us recently. We appreciate you being a loyal customer and look forward to serving you again soon! Thank you! More 

Windsor, Connecticut
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my second visit to Vito's by the Water for lunch. My first experience was when they first opened at this location. It was not pleasant. I gave them a second chance and was glad that I did. My friend and I were greeted by two very friendly young women. We asked for a table by the water and... More 

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

Hi Suepoirot, Thank you for the nice review and for giving us a second chance. We appreciate your business and are happy that you enjoyed our beautiful restaurant in Windsor. Thank you! More 

Stowe, Vermont
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161 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here for lunch on a road trip from Vermont to Long Island. It was a little ways off of the exit on Rte 91 south, but well worth the trip. The setting is very lovely on a small lake in Windsor Locks. The Italian food was delicious. I had a tomato caprese pannini and my friends had pizza... More 

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

Hi JillCull, Thank you for choosing Vito's by the Water for your lunch destination during your travels. We are happy to hear how much you enjoyed our restaurant and hope to see you again in the future. Thank you. More 

Hartford, Connecticut
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400 reviews
269 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 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 June 28, 2016

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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54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

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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248 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 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 

Level Contributor
67 reviews
38 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 70 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 

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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, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Television
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, 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 Avenue Ext, Windsor, CT 06095-1528
    (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?