La Vite Ristorante
La Vite Ristorante

La Vite Ristorante

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.laviterestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 9254854500
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch:Monday - Friday : 11:30AM - 2:30PM
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00PM - 9:00PM
    Friday - Saturday: 5:00PM - 10:00PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We cater to parties of more than 20 free of delivery charge. we bring your food in chafing dishes and set up a buffet for you with complimentary garden salad, bread and Parmesan. We provide you with serving utensils and table cloth for the buffet. Price is $11.95 per guest and you can find the menu by clicking on the Catering menu on our web site. www.laviterestaurant.com
  • Private Party Facilities: Elegant banquet room with private wine bar, ideal for rehearsal dinners, birthdays, anniversaries or any other special occasion that you are celebrating.
  • Private Party Contact: Farzad Bavand 9254854500

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Valley Ave.
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from La Vite Ristorante
La Vite established in 1997 in Pleasanton is an elegant and artistically designed Italian restaurant with a large selection of creative dishes from southern and northern Italy. Rated A by Contra Costa Times food critic, featured in the Bay Area Back Roads and has been chosen the best Italian restaurant in Pleasanton by the readers poll of Pleasanton Weekly Newspaper for 3 consecutive years.
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La Vite Ristorante reviews from OpenTable diners
14 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (9)kid-friendly (6)good for groups (5)romantic (3)fit for foodies (2)great for outdoor dining (2)special occasion (2)great for lunch (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • ValleyGirl
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Even though we were late, our table was ready and waiting for us. Excellent service and food! Will definitely come here again!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • just a regular restaurant
    sagar
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    service was not upto the mark....it felt like as if the waitress was not at all interested in serving... and she was forced to do her job!! anyways good was goooooood and delicious though!!!!! but need to improve on service sector.....overall good to place for dinner or lunch!!! but still it can be counted in a normal restuarant unless they improve their service!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I was hoping the restaurant was a bit more quiet and romantic. Not very authentic either for an Italian resataurant. The food was good. For the price they were kind of skimpy on the eggplant we oredered. We are vegetarians so the selection was minimal but what we orderes was fresh tasting and enjoyable. It's a neighborhood gem of sorts. I am sure for meat eaters they would enjoy the food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quiet spot for a relaxed meal
    PickyDiner
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    This is a perfect first date restaurant or a place to sit and talk over a good meal. The food is good but desserts are best. I loved the tomato soup.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner
    LovePrimeRib
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    My family had visited the resturant several times and the food is always great and service is top notch. We will return. They have a really nice back room for large parties.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 9 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 77 reviews are from the La Vite Ristorante reviews archive.
  • Entertaining:live music was superb
    Tish
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    The evening was magical with the special music by Pasquale Esposito. The food was delicious. We were surprised that the dinner was a buffet, which included mostly pasta dishes. This should have been announced when the reservations were made. The chef was able to provide me with a Gluten Free meal, so our party of four was able to enjoy the meal and the live music. We would definitely book a reservation at La Vite. We have told several of our friends.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Notable Wine List
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday at La Vite
    Gman
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    This is one of Pleasanton's great neighborhood Italian restaurants. They consistently produce great quality Italian favorites along with interesting seafood combination dishes which I always prefer. I have been going here for years. It's one of our family favorites.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • love it
    latenightdiners
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Me and my fiance eat here bout 2 times a month for the past 2 years we love it great menu great cooks great prices and quick service good job
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great time
    Betty
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    My group was treated to a wonderful time. They served our homemade birthday cake!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Italian food I've ever
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Best Italian food I've ever had. Chef has an amazing way with.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was pretty ordinary.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    The food was pretty ordinary. An uninteresting salad, salmon cooked a little too long, and risotto that was a little too watery and not creamy enough.
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  • Great find for a budget
    Emma
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    We were looking for a cheaper Italian restaurant for dinner after a long day of wine tasting. We found La Vite and booked a reservation not realizing we wouldn't need one. We got there right as they opened for dinner and were the first and only table seated. The waitress seated us and brought us water quickly. We ordered beer and wine and before they arrived she brought over a steaming fresh basket of fresh French bread and a plate of sun-dried tomato spread. The spread was delicious! The bread was amazing. We ordered the seafood ravioli in a creamy dill sauce, pasta carbenara with pancetta and bacon and cheese tortellini with vegetables. The dinner portions are huge and the tasted delicious. All of us took home leftovers. Great experience!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Veal Parmesan was cold and
    Rtredder
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Veal Parmesan was cold and the service was very slow.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GOOD FOOD AT LA VITE
    ItalianEater
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The food, the decor, the help are all great. We went there for a nice Valentine's Day dinner. When we walked in we were immediately assaulted with some recorded female singer who obviously was in agony. Shewas obviously in great pain because nobody could screech like that otherwise.When I said something about it to the maitre'd ,he just told me it was romantic music for Valentine's Day. Romzntic, my foot!! Ultimately, about a half hour later, the music changed to something more apropo for the day. We like this place and have to drive about a half hour to get there but we expect a quiet dinner atmosphere. The greeter, who I suspect is the owner, isn't the best front man. His greetings are a little on the cold side/
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A very nice Italian restaurant,
    rmob
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    A very nice Italian restaurant, with consistently good food. This is one of our go-to choices.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My first time to La Vite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    The Food is coming in big proportions. We tried several dishes in a group and all were too lemony (acidic). The lemon flavor almost was overwhelming and mask the flavor of the dish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful evening
    Bill
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    A great restaurant - excellent food, great service! A great place for a small dinner party or for large groups.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood Gem
    SIPD
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    Our women's group meets twice monthly for lunch so finding LaVite was perfect. They have a seating area that easily accommodates groups...varied menu. We have a wide variety of palettes in our group of lunch meeting members and there is something for everyone, delicious and price is right too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Alonzo's Birthday!
    KatHrynVIP
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    Very quaint. local restaurant. Plenty of food. quiet.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Night Out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    This is a favorite place for our small group of friends to eat. The atmosphere is great and the food is always consistently good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Reunion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    Annual dinner with friends. Choose different restaurant Each year. Food very flavorful served hot taste and amount Was very good. Everyone enjoyed the evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for our small
    eme2113
    Dined on 12/4/2013
    Great place for our small holiday lunch - we have been coming back for years. Individually we all eat here too! Super place - we'll all be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • La Vite Ristorante
    biddie
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    this is truly a neighborhood gem. Food always fantastic, nice friendly atmosphere. I am sure glad that this restaurant is located on my side of town.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great meal
    PBLevine
    Dined on 10/2/2013
    My wife and I enjoyed a delicious meal celebrating her birthday. The bruschetta with smoked salmon appetizer was excellent. She had the ravioli and I had the veal parmigiana, both well prepared and huge portions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service lack there of
    Winelover
    Dined on 8/16/2013
    The server was an order taker and had zero people skills or personality. I brought a bottle of wine which the server rushed to open and immediately started pouring. Didn't do any bottle presentation or even pour a taste for me to make sure the wine was ok to serve and it wasn't corked or spoiled. Yes i brought it in but would still like to make sure it is good to drink. Every glass she poured she clinked the glass with the bottle and spilt on the table during each of the three glasses poured...never apologized for it either...i had to pour the rest of the bottle into mine and my guests glasses because she paid no attention to it. Must be why the corkage fee is only $7... On a side note, we all loved the food.
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  • A Good Find
    KM09
    Dined on 8/14/2013
    I was looking for an Italian restaurant in Pleasanton and tried LVR for lunch.. I was very pleased with the breadth of the menu. The food quality was very good and the food was prepared as expected per the menu. Portions were generous and delicious. The pasta sauce (alfredo based) was terrific. The tiramisu dessert was excellent. I would dine here again. Very good experience
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good service, average food.
    Mastros
    Dined on 8/8/2013
    Food was average nice selection of wine. The service was very good.
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  • Lovely
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/22/2013
    We always enjoy this great restaurant. The food has never disappointed, and the people treat you as family. We have always taken friends when in town to this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • La Vite Excellence
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    La Vite is a neighborhood restaurant that my family and I have been frequenting for MANY years for not only SPECIAL OCCASIONS but also just for grins and giggles. Their menu is not overwhelming but it does have a very good selection. Their prices are reasonable. The service, every time we have been there, is superb. The wait staff is is exceptionally friendly and efficient and are very good with children of all ages. La Vite is about the only restaurant that I have been to recently that pours a good glass of wine for a modest price.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Great Find!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    This restaurant was an absolute delight from the moment we entered to the time we left. Our server was very pleasant and knew the menu. The atmosphere was very enjoyable. The food was excellent with generous portions. We were not disappointed with our choice of this restaurant and will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was our first time to
    George
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    This was our first time to La Vite and we were very happy with the food and service. We got there early and were seated right away. There was a party in the other room so the main room filled up fast. It is a popular place. We order drinks and salads and for the main dish we ordered chicken parmesan and seafood ravioli and they were delicious. The chicken parmesan was enough for 2 meals as my wife had the left overs for dinner the next night. We ordered desert to go because we were too full to eat anymore. Our experience was very good and we highly recommend this restaurant if you like fine italian food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food is excellent! I was
    Notthrilled
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    The food is excellent! I was very unimpressed with our waitress but would go back for the food!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    PastaloverVIP
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    We arrived for our Saturday evening reservation and stood with four or five others at an unattended counter. After two or three minutes an unsmiling host escorted us to our table with virtually no greeting. The wait staff was friendly and attentive, however. The house salads were very small and the dressing tasty; however, some of the lettuce was limp. The bread was very good. The veal parmesan was quite large, but the accompanying pasta was insufficiently drained, so the veal sat in watery sauce. The chicken marsala was served luke warm. Wine by the glass is not served from the bottle. The best thing about the meal was the truly excellent chocolate cake. This is not even the third best Italian restaurant in town.
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  • Good food. Good service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/26/2013
    Good food. Good service. Good value. Was surprised it was not packed on the Friday night we went.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Try this restaurant.
    William
    Dined on 4/19/2013
    This was a great restaurant. The food was excellent and we all had a great time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/19/2013
    Had "basa," The fish itself was really good. However, the linguine with chopped tomatoes that accompanied it was not very tasty. Wished I had subbed veggies like my friend did, which she said were very good. Overall, however, it was a very nice experience, and the staff was excellent at getting us out in time for the theatre.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A restaurant in search of itself.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    This is a restaurant in search of itself. Is it fine dining? If yes, it has the wrong waitstaff. If it is casual, it is overpriced. They need to do a bit of soul-searching and decide. We won't be back until it has...
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasant restaurant to talk,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/15/2013
    Pleasant restaurant to talk, visit. The food was OK but it was served cold. They could add a little more taste to it
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hidden treasure in Pleasanton
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/15/2013
    I recently visited La Vite Ristorante on a special occasion to take my mom/family out to a nice Italian dinner. I had a group of 6 adults in my party and it seemed we had a private area for our larger than normal group which was perfect. Since our reservation was toward the latter part of the evening it seemed most of the place had cleared out except for a few couples enjoying their dessert and wine, but none the less the food was delicious and our experience was extraordinary. The waitress(Ashley)was friendly and helpful with menu items and recommendations. The atmosphere was delightful and calm, with music in the background to soothe. We all enjoyed our experience and definitely recommend this place to anyone who loves Italian food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • After making reservations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    After making reservations for 8:00, we waited for 45 minutes. After 45 minutes we left and went to another place and was seated when we walked in. We wanted to try out the food, but after making reservations and then waiting 45 minutes, it was not worth waiting any longer.
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    • Noise LevelModerate