I recently dined at Vita with several friends and the food, service, wine, and overall experience was top notch and fabulous!!! The food was fresher and much more authentic than any of the chains that claim to have family style italian! I would highly recommend for a large group as well as a small one!
Posted: 11/11/2008 • Link to this review
I had the pleasure of dining at Vita last weekend. This restaurant, I found out, is owned by the original founder of Frattellis. Tony L. has resurfaced and opened Vita and its unbelievable! I had two specials. 1. was the sausage ravioli (half plate) and the swordfish (this is Tony's own creation, he told me, and its the best thing I've ever put in my mouth!) I'M SERIOUS. you wont be disappointed. I love the half plates. You can also get family size servings.
Posted: 10/13/2008 • Link to this review
Perfect for the Buckhead patron with an indiscernible palate. I am in complete agreement with the previous poster, polite service, but horrible food. The olivata was horribly oversalted. The insalata caprese was not fresh. Shrimp are cooked with they start to curl, but these were at a 90-degree angle in the scampi linguine. The only positive besides the service was the perfectly cooked pasta, kudos to the line chef. Atlanta has some decent Italian places, but this place is NOT one of them. And the owner comes from Fratelli di Napoli, NOT Bacchanalia. Respectfully, the two should never be confused.
Posted: 8/26/2008 • Link to this review
I attended the restaurant's Opening Night and was very impressed. The owner is formerly of Baccanalia I believe, and he's returned to the biz after surviving cancer. Vita, meaning LIFE in Italian, is a new start for him. The food, beverages (and liberal bartenders), and ambience was so much fun! I haven't yet been back to test it in an "everyday" setting, but it's on my to-do list!
Posted: 7/16/2008 • Link to this review
I was looking forward to try this new restaurant, but we will never go back. The service was good and the waiter was very polite. However, it took them literally less than five minutes from the moment we ordered our food to the time it was on our table. You know why? Because they serve horrible food. They use bad ingredients and apparently they don't care about the taste, so they don't spend enough time to present their food. The pasta tasted worse than anything I've ever had. The eggplant on my dish was tough and not cooked. The shrimp on my spouse's dish tasted worse than frozen, but the manager claimed they get fresh shipment everyday. Do they think we can't tell the difference between fresh and FROZEN shrimp??? For the price ($19 for the shrimp dish), they should serve better food. I should also mention that the manager wasn't very polite when we showed disappointment. Bottom line, they probably have unseasoned and prepared dishes that they pop in the microwave. They can't tell the difference between fresh and frozen. They still charge you every penny for their horrible food you didn't like.
Posted: 5/20/2008 • Link to this review