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La Vita Bistro

102 S Howell St, Pinckney, MI 48169-9664
+1 734-878-1111
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
1 week ago
“Small but mighty in flavor”
4 weeks ago
“Wonderful Meal”
Closes in 26 min
All hours
Italian, European
$$ - $$$
102 S Howell St, Pinckney, MI 48169-9664
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Reviewed 1 week ago

. This small restaurant is cozy and quaint. The booths have an extra high back which make conversations quiet and stay within your area of dining . The food is flavorful with a flair for Italian. Shout out to the bartender on my large,tasty Berry...More

Thank GTO1975
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have visited this spot several times. Mostly for dinner and have not been disappointed yet. Had brunch one time also very good. It is nice to have a Italian location in downtown Pinckney. Would return for sure!

Thank crlykm
Reviewed May 13, 2017

My husband and I had a wonderful dinner, one that tantalized the taste buds. The service was friendly and fun, the waitstaff attentive without being overly so. The food was wonderful. I prefer to get seafood when I am near the ocean, but I gambled...More

Thank wanderingrev
Reviewed April 29, 2017 via mobile

Show me the pizza here is amazing regular dishes or a little bit above address average nice out-of-the-way place good service all fashion atmosphere in a nice quaint downtown of Pickney

Thank lakehouse-76
Reviewed April 24, 2017

We dined at the restaurant on a Tuesday and both of us ordered the crab special. We are pleased to tell you and any readers of this review that this was the best crab dinner experience we have ever had. The crab was cooked just...More

Thank WBLaetus
Reviewed March 13, 2017

Grandparents, wife and three kids all stopped in for dinner. The Bistro has good prompt service. The food and drink was excellent as always. We have been here a handful of times before. The ambiance and cost is perfect for a small town italian restaurant...More

Thank billpaison
Reviewed February 20, 2017

It is often difficult to please 9 people with different tastes and preferences for food and beverage; La Vita Bistro managed to do the trick. The menu was varied with adequate choices for everyone's tastes. The wine and beverage selections were more than adequate. All...More

Thank James K
Reviewed January 9, 2017 via mobile

In a small town like Pinckney it is a treasure to find a restaurant of this caliber! Excellent Mediterranean fare and great wine selections! It is a great venue for a date night or a great place to host an event. Don't miss Wednesday and...More

Thank Christopher C
Reviewed December 17, 2016 via mobile

I have reviewed la vita before. We have eaten here many times, over 30. Once again the food was fantastic. The martinis were delicious. This place is worth driving to. Luckily i live real close . Can't wait to return.

Thank Randy F
Reviewed December 12, 2016

We had a table of six and we were welcomed quite well, the food and atmosphere were splendid and as mentioned, the staff are very friendly and knowledgeable! I would highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Pappyq4
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27 reviews
.05 miles away
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22 reviews
.04 miles away
China House
12 reviews
.04 miles away
Nearby Attractions
The Dio Theatre
23 reviews
.07 miles away
Lakelands Trail State Park
18 reviews
3.20 miles away
Pinckney Recreation Area - Bruin Lake
26 reviews
3.23 miles away
Timber Trace Golf Club
15 reviews
2.74 miles away
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 102 S Howell St, Pinckney, MI 48169-9664
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Pinckney
  • Phone Number: +1 734-878-1111
  • E-mail
You will love all the house made favorites including Lasagna, Spaghetti and Meatballs, Scampi, Smoked Mozzarella... Just to name a few. Dinner entrees include soup or a salad. Chef Eirik creates dishes sure to please even the most discriminating of palates. Many of the ingredients he uses are items grown by local farmers. The ambiance at La Vita Bistro is one of comfort and class. You will feel like you are treating yourself to someplace special, but without the high cost of the city. Come as you are, have a family meal or celebrate a special event. The seating area has expanded into the adjoining building and offers a different, more open and casual ambience, while the patio area with its large fire-pit overlooking the park is comfortable and inviting and is open weather permitting. The original dining room boasts large, cozy tall booths for a more elegant and intimate feeling. Wines are available for purchase and carryout also.
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