The best sauces, like the best imaginary friends, are rich and from the Mediterranean. Dine alone or with Esmeralda the railroad tycoon with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $20 for $40 worth of Italian cuisine and drinks for two or more
- $40 for $80 worth of Italian cuisine and drinks for four or more
The menu includes chicken parmigiana ($16.99), linguine with whole clams sautéed in olive oil, crushed red pepper, and white wine ($18.99), and stuffed sole topped with sundried tomatoes and gorgonzola sauce ($18.99).
The aroma of freshly baked bread often wafts from the kitchen of La Vita, greeting guests who step through the restaurant's window-paneled doors. That scent mingles with others as chef James Wilder sautés plump, opened clams in olive oil, crushed red pepper, and white wine, and drizzles balsamic glaze over hand-cut new york strip steaks. Rich sauces cling to strands of linguini and orecchiette "ears," and fresh produce from local farms tops New Haven–style thin-crust pizzas.
After enjoying a meal at the eatery, whose polished wood bar complements sunny yellow walls, one Hartford Courant writer described La Vita's ambiance as "classy, romantic, casual, warm and inviting." In warm weather, diners can relax on an outdoor patio with a clear view of Connecticut River and Goodspeed Opera Theater. Live bands, dance parties, and spontaneous reenactments of Broadway musicals keep the fun going long after dinner has ended.
Good solid Italian food prepared with fresh ingredients: you can really taste the fresh tomatoes in the lasagna. The spinach salad was perfect as wellIsabelle L., Yelp!, 6/1/10
If you like pizza this is the place! Service excellent and atmosphere, warm and welcoming.Eileen D, TripAdvisor, 12/11/12
89% of 781 customers recommend
“The service and the food was excellent. The abundance of selections on the menu is impressive. Deciding what to order was the only downside. You wanted to try more...”
“The service and the food was excellent. The abundance of selections on the menu is impressive. Deciding what to order was the only downside. You wanted to try more than just one! Definitely going back. ”
“Absolutely loved this restaurant! It is a hidden gem! Will definitely go back. ”
“definitely have the clams casino”
9 Main Street
East Haddam, Connecticut 06423