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La Vite Ristorante
La Vite Ristorante

La Vite Ristorante Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.laviterestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (925) 485-4500
  • 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 (925) 485-4500

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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "My group was treated to a wonderful time. They served our homemade birthday cake!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Best Italian food I've ever had. Chef has an amazing way with."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "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/"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Veal Parmesan was cold and the service was very slow."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "A very nice Italian restaurant, with consistently good food. This is one of our go-to choices."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "A great restaurant - excellent food, great service! A great place for a small dinner party or for large groups."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "This is a favorite place for our small group of friends to eat. The atmosphere is great and the food is always consistently good."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Very quaint. local restaurant. Plenty of food. quiet."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Annual dinner with friends. Choose different restaurant Each year. Food very flavorful served hot taste and amount Was very good. Everyone enjoyed the evening."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 12/4/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "Do not go on Valentine's Day. They can' handle a crowd and your reservations are meaningless."
    Dined on 2/14/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 10/2/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/16/2013
  • "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"
    Dined on 8/14/2013
  • "Food was average nice selection of wine. The service was very good."
    Dined on 8/8/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/22/2013
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 5/12/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/11/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/27/2013
  • "The food is excellent! I was very unimpressed with our waitress but would go back for the food!"
    Dined on 4/27/2013
  • "Good food. Good service. Good value. Was surprised it was not packed on the Friday night we went."
    Dined on 4/26/2013
  • "This was a great restaurant. The food was excellent and we all had a great time."
    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."
    Dined on 4/19/2013
  • "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..."
    Dined on 4/13/2013
  • "Pleasant restaurant to talk, visit. The food was OK but it was served cold. They could add a little more taste to it"
    Dined on 3/15/2013
  • "I made reservations on line for six o'clock on Valentines day. They seated us right away. It was crowded and the waitress was very sweet. We will go back!"
    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."
    Dined on 2/14/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/15/2013