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About Permanently Closed - Vita

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Vita Restaurant offers a casual atmosphere to dine on American cuisine. Come with a coworker for a relaxing lunch or with a group of friends after work to enjoy appetizers, such as honey and cashew encrusted brie, spinach and artichoke dip or Mahi tacos. Order something on tap or try one of the handmade cocktails from the full bar. Vita has many entrées including several pasta dishes in which gluten free penne can be substituted. Sit up on the rooftop patio and enjoy the nice weather while dining on a plate of chicken marsala, Mahi Mahi with coconut curry sauce or shrimp and sausage linguine. Other options include the flank steak gyro, Applewood bacon burger or the Jamaican jerk chicken.

Vita offers take-out options as well.

1575 Boulder Street
Denver, CO 80211
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Global, International, American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: 11am-3pm Daily
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm -10:00pm
Dinner: Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm -11:00pm
Happy Hours: 3:00 - 6:00pm. Please note that Vita does not take reservations on outdoor/patio seating or reservations for bar seating. We will, however, make every effort to accommodate outdoor/patio requests.

Cross Street:
15th Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(303) 477-4600

Website:
http://www.vitadenver.com/

Entertainment:
Vita features impromptu performances from some of Denver's best bands! Like us on Facebook to be the first to know about newly announced shows!

Parking Details:
Free street parking and free private lot parking available. COMPLIMENTARY VALET SERVICE 7 NIGHTS A WEEK FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE!

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Vita offers Private Dining Rooms that give you the option of Private Dining or Semi-Private Dining for up to 45 guests for a sit down dining event or standing cocktail and hors d’oeuvres party. By combining areas of our venue we can host private cocktail parties and dining events for larger events.

Vita - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews

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3.8

Overall Rating

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food

3.9

service

3.9

ambience

3.9

value

3.0

Noise

Moderate

72% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (1446)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1209)
Fit for Foodies (1150)
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Scenic View (1033)
Special Occasion (760)
Hot Spot (733)
Romantic (648)
Good for Groups (633)
Vibrant Bar Scene (602)
Notable Wine List (538)
Late-night Find (221)
Great for Lunch (215)
Great for Brunch (139)
Kid-friendly (44)
Casual (3)
Worth the Drive (1)
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on May 19, 2009

The food was alright, not memorable, however, wait staff was friendly and the outdoor seating is great.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 19, 2009

Vita turned out to be a great choice for our anniversary celebration. The service was attentive and polite, and they didn't mind that we wanted to take our time. The food was outstanding, and the outdoor dining experience and the downtown view were just what we'd hoped for! We'll be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 16, 2009

Excellent appetizers and drinks...Main dishes were sub-par, especially for the price

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 15, 2009

Thought that the food was extremely overpriced for what we got. I had ordered the Ahi tuna and my girlfriend got the Sea Bass, both of which we smothered with relish and sauce. The meal was certainly worth the $100 that I paid. I would not recomend the place to friends or family.

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 (Denver)·Dined on May 10, 2009

Nice trendy look. Great service even when some of us ordered off the appetizer menu and were looking for happy hour specials even at Mother's Day dinner. Great Food too!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 10, 2009

The first time we dined here was during 5280 week. It was wonderful then. We just went back for Mother's Day brunch. There were several problems. Service was decidedly lacking. We had to wait for everything & ask for refills often(water, coffee). We waited for almost 10 minutes from the time we got our drinks until the server finally came back for our order. (this is really hard when you have a kid at the table - Hello??Mother's Day?) They ran out of coffee cups & we had to wait quite a bit to get coffee. The food was pretty average & took a very long time to be served. Surprising compared to our previous dinner experience here. It's too bad. We'll be thinking about trying somewhere else before coming back here.

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 (Denver)·Dined on May 10, 2009

The food was healthy but overcooked and burnt tasting. Overpriced comparitive to quality. Great restaurant but the mother's day brunch was abysmal. Not sure if this was Kevin Walsh's menu, certainly not his intended results.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on May 10, 2009

This was our 3rd time to Vita. Each time it has been absolutely awesome - DELICIOUS AND BEAUTIFUL FOOD!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Indiana)·Dined on May 10, 2009

We went on Mother's day and the brunch menu that day was very good. Food was delicious.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on May 8, 2009

Food was great, service was wonderful, wine and cocktail offerings were excellent. We had a great evening, the background music was quite enjoyable and not overpowering. The food choices at Vita are always interesting and tasty! We look forward to a return visit very soon!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 6, 2009

Very friendly and accomodating. A relaxing atmoshphere for lunch.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 1, 2009

Decor was great, food was great, but when the band started it was loud and couldn't carry on a conversation. Was excited to walk out of the door. I will go back and try the rooftop experience at some point.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 24, 2009

The food was fantastic. We will defiantly be back to this place, especially when they have their live music.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 19, 2009

Really enjoyed our first visit here! It was a Sunday night and not terribly crowded, so the very slow service was a little hard to understand (the waiter was great - seemed to be the kitchen that was slow). Still, food was delicious and the menu was full of interesting choices. Although it's a destination for us, it has a great neighborhood vibe. Low key, fun place with terrific food!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 14, 2009

The service was great, the wine was half off/half off bottles on Tuesdays, which was excellent/and our server picked a great oaky red for us, the food was not the best we ever had had but good although there was too much salad dressing on the wedge salad and I thought veggies could have accompanied my sea bass dish...

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 12, 2009

A bit slow in coming, but sumptuous, robust, flavorful food. The entire staff took care to make our visit memorable. We look forward to returning. Hopefully the weather will allow us to drink in the view from the outside seating area.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 12, 2009

Fabulous and great at accomodating my gluten-free, dairy-free need. Amazing (virgin) Bloody Mary!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 11, 2009

The overall atmosphere was beautiful. It was a swanky restaurant and I felt as though I fit right in. The service was sub-par and the food was horrible. Out of 14 people in my dinner party, only two enjoyed their meal and they both had the same thing, the seabass. I had pork and it was way too salty. The portions are really small for the price.

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 (Denver)·Dined on April 11, 2009

I have to say I was a little disappointed in Vita. The drink menu was a little limited, and my mojito was nothing to write home about. Myself and my two dining companions all had different salads. Both of their salads looked better than my nicoise salad. The ahi wasn't all that flavorful. I expected boiled new potatoes on the salad, but they were possible fried...I'm not sure, but they were weird and all dried out. The saving grace was the basket of house made fries that I dipped in an amazing blue cheese dressing. I ate way too many. The dessert was also very good. I was fine with our waiter, but my companions were both put off by him. It's a great location with good atmosphere, so I might try it out again for dinner.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 10, 2009

Our dinners were outstanding! The sea bass, scallops, mussels and shrimp were cooked to perfection! The salads were FRESH! Service was outstanding. I'd highly recommend the sea scallops and the sea bass - really great! It does get a little noisy at times with all the happy diners - so be prepared. I loved it!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 10, 2009

Great happy hour menu. Eclectic and unique menu. Service was very good. Food was outstanding.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 9, 2009

Vita...was simply amazing. Loved it. Will be going back again and again and again and again....I think you get the point. Staff was amazing, food was spectacular, ambiance was great. Couldn't have eaten at a better place for a date.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on April 6, 2009

Wide variety of choices. As exciting as their dinner menu.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on April 2, 2009

Thankfully Vita is now open for lunch! I also love the idea of dropping in around 3pm for a glass of wine and small plate with a friend. Thanks, Vita, for being open more often!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 27, 2009

The food was great and the service was fantastic. We will go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 27, 2009

Food was good, but nothing outstanding.
It is noisy, difficult to talk for a table of more than 4 people.
Our waiter was too attentive and pushy at a time when the resturant was half full.
The out door patio looks like fun and there is a view of downtown.
Next time we will go when we can try the outside dinning.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 21, 2009

excellent service and food, but too dark could hardly see what i was eating

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 21, 2009

We were celebrating a special birthday and everyone was fantastic making it a great evening. The jazz band sang happy birthday, our server was outstanding and helpful with menu choices. She was also very patient and went ot our relaxed pace for the evening. Will definately return.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on March 20, 2009

Always interesting food but not too "out there". Service is wonderful.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 14, 2009

We have been to Vita twice now and have had exceptional experiences both times. We went back the second time for the pork tenderloin. Amazing!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 7, 2009

The location and restaurant ambience is great, and they had live music (guitarist)the night we were there which we liked. The service was als very good. However, this is the second time I have been to this restaurant and the second time I have found the food very mediocre and disappointing for what is supposed to be a good culinary establishment.

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 (Denver)·Dined on March 7, 2009

Wonderful experience- great service, nice view of the city, and very good food.

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 (Denver)·Dined on March 6, 2009

The total experience was fun! Food was excellent...we will be back!

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on March 6, 2009

Music was too loud. Portions tiny. Food was ok.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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 (Orange County)·Dined on March 6, 2009

Really, really good. Interesting food in a unique environment.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on March 5, 2009

Went here for Denver Restaurant Week with my girlfriend. Our first course included a carrot soup that I had and a pear gorgonzola salad that my girlfriend ordered - everything was fresh and very tasty up to this point. For our entrees I ordered the butternut squash ravioli which I must say was REALLY good, however, my girlfriend ordered the brick pressed chicken which came overly burnt and was very dry. For desserts we had the Peanut Butter Terrine and the Caramel and Banana infused Bread Pudding which both were really good! Except for the burnt chicken, our meal was good

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 5, 2009

The noise level was a bit louder than expected, but it was a Friday night at peak time. The food was amazing. We had the pork loin and the brick chicken. Both were perfectly prepared, and the portions were fairly large. The flavors of both exceeded expectations. The presentation was beautiful and our server was attentive and very professional. We will definitely add Vita to our list of places to repeat.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on March 3, 2009

The service was lacking. Our waiter was overwhelmed with 6 new tables at once, but there was no assistance for him. Also there was no logic to how tables were served. It was also obvious our food had sat waiting to be delivered to our table. My dessert was served with completely melted ice-cream. While it tasted great, it was terrible presentation and did not raise my opinion of the service.

My food was excellent, but I couldn't see it. The restaurant was very dark and just when my final dish arrived the lights were lowered even more and our table was completely in the dark.

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 (Denver)·Dined on March 3, 2009

We enjoyed our dinner and would return. Nice neighborhood restaurant. We would like to sit upstairs and enjoy the view when the weather changes. Parking is a bit of a problem.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 2, 2009

The food was so good, I just thought it took a long time to come out, and we went without water sometimes. The first booth we had for four was kinda tight but they moved us without complaint. I would definitely go back. We went for restaurant week and shared a bunch of things and it was all good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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