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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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Overall Rating

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3.9

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3.9

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3.9

value

3.0

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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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 (Denver)·Dined on September 30, 2016

While the rooftop was great and our server was attentive, I found that for the price the food left something to be desired.

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 14, 2016

I have been going to Vita over the past few years and I feel like they are just stuck in their ways. The menu used to be fun to go through because there were so many options but it is just boring now. The service was ok at best with our waiter flying by our table to introduce himself and going to grab our waters. He didn't even bother to tuck in his shirt before coming to work. The rooftop is the only bright spot for Vita at this point. There are too many other restaurants in Denver to go to before settling for Vita.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 14, 2016

Awful. They pulled their brunch menu. It was empty. Service was awful. Food wasn't terrible but not good either. Bring back brunch!

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 7, 2016

Overpriced mediocre food. Service was great food was subpar and we were the only people in the place on a Sunday evening.

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 6, 2016

Not impressed at all. Food was terrible, and completely way over priced. Place was quiet while restaurants next to it were slammed. No desire to ever go back.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 5, 2016

The service was not good. We had 4 people take our drink orders but did not come back to check on us. One person would take our order, another would check on us, a third would bring our drinks, then a fourth person would check on us again. We didn't know who was actually serving us as once each one came by they did not come back. Our food took forever, and came out incorrectly so had to be sent back to the kitchen. I was excited to try Vita as I had heard good things but was quite disappointed. Would not recommend to friends.

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 (Denver)·Dined on July 29, 2016

Not the rooftop view that you think it's going to be. Very disappointing!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 24, 2016

Great place to eat. Food was wonderful.

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 (Denver)·Dined on July 21, 2016

Server was kind of cranky. Didn't see him smile once!! Went for happy hour, 2 for 1 apps but ended up paying full price for all 4 appetizers 🙄

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Anchorage)·Dined on July 17, 2016

Service was awesome. Very accommodating to changes.
Happy hour was a nice bonus with 2-1 apps.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on July 8, 2016

Food wasn't that impressive. Menu left a lot to be desired. Service was great. Was expecting a better menu from a "favorite" local restaurant as suggested by a friend.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on July 8, 2016

Great service and phenomenal food! We got the tiger shrimp and brie to start-- both incredible. The brie was to die for.

For an entree, I enjoyed the arugala mahi salad (blackened) and my boyfriend got the salmon BLT (blackened). Both were great and portion sizes were very generous.

Highly recommend!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 27, 2016

I had the Vita salad, and it was amazing! Great service, attentive staff, and great dining.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 16, 2016

Great service! The food is usually superb but this time it was just average. I'll still be back!

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on June 15, 2016

I specifically asked that entrees not come out before we were done with appetizers, and the waitress ensued it would be fine. The entrees came out about 10 minutes after the appetizers, and the waitress seemed to have forgotten my request, oblivious to the fact that we were still eating the appetizers. The food was hit or miss. Some of the entrees are great, some were power seasoned. The noise level was so loud, our party of 7 had to lean in to hear one another.

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 (Denver)·Dined on June 13, 2016

The restaurant was recommended to me for it's skyline view and happening atmosphere. Though it was raining that evening, I can't imagine there being a city view as there is a taller apartment building directly south of the location. It was raining that evening so there wasn't a way to confirm this.
The evening was a 95th birthday celebration for my mom. The staff was extremely attentive and made dessert very special, nonetheless the place was empty with none of the city-view experiences as promised. We were virtually alone on the ground floor and freezing. Overall, the food was very good and saved the day. Doubtful I'd recommend the location for a special dining event to others.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 24, 2016

We made reservations for a group of 12 a few weeks out. Upon arrival, we were told to seat ourselves upstairs (which we had to put a few tables together to do so). We got our orders in pretty quickly, but as it seemed that there were only 3 people on staff (chef, host, waitress), it took over 80 minutes to get our food. In that initial order we ordered appetizers as well - which arrived after we received the main courses.

I've been to Vita a handful of times and never found it very special and was very disappointed by our last experience and likely won't be back.

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 (Denver)·Dined on May 21, 2016

We had a passport and they had a reservation at 7pm on Saturday. That should have been the first red flag. Dining room 100% empty when we got there. Server ordered me the wrong item, so food was slow. Waters kept full but that was about as good as the service ever got. Food was not good.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on May 21, 2016

Great food and a reasonable price. Service was great and food came right away. We went up to rooftop bar which was busy and had some great drinks.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on May 3, 2016

Great food. Love the patio.

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 (Denver)·Dined on April 22, 2016

I remembered this restaurant being fantastic, many years back. Unfortunately everything has changed, and we were all very disappointed with the mediocre food and the incredibly slow service. The cocktails were the only saving grace, but took nearly half an hour to receive at one point.

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 (Denver)·Dined on April 14, 2016

Some unique dishes that are worth a try. Maxwell, the manager, took time to chat with me and my wife. I would highly recommend this place.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 9, 2016

We went to vita for a rooftop dinner in Denver, but it ended up storming right around when we had booked. I think we would have loved it more if we had gotten to enjoy the views, but the food was still good and the staff was very attentive.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (Detroit)·Dined on April 5, 2016

I came here for my birthday dinner having never been here before. The food was delicious, and they offered us a free champagne toast or dessert! This will be a new staple for me without a doubt!!!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 27, 2016

The food quality is very good but the wedge salad is grossly overpriced for the serving size compared to other resturants.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Tucson)·Dined on March 20, 2016

All the staff were attentive and friendly. Nice experience.

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 (Denver)·Dined on March 12, 2016

Vita has a really great happy hour but the dinner was a bit disappointing. The chicken was a little dry and the lamb was shaved. Will come back for happy hour snacks and drinks only.

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 (Miami)·Dined on March 5, 2016

Food and drinks tasted great, server was great but the food took so long the manager actually came over to apologize, meanwhile it wasn't that busy and they did nothing to compensate. We had a party of 6 and were there from 645 until almost 9 before we were served our main course.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 4, 2016

It took almost an hour to get our appetizer. Dinner took three hours. Our server was nice and great with drinks. I can only assume the kitchen didn't have their act together. It took way too long for each course to be delivered.

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 (Denver)·Dined on March 3, 2016

Service was pretty slow. Menu was great. Food was okay but gave no desire to rush back.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on March 3, 2016

From the moment we walked in we were treated like a special quest. The service was very professional, food and drinks were fantastic. Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 2, 2016

The service was horribly slow and took forever for us to get our food.

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 (Denver)·Dined on March 1, 2016

Service was VERY slow, it took us almost 20 minutes to just get drinks and the full dining experience took almost 2 hours (on a Tuesday night when it wasn't very crowded at all)... maybe they were short staffed?

The food was not nearly as good as expected, not awful, but nothing special. When our main courses finally came out, my plate was burning hot, but the food was lukewarm, so I assume it had been sitting under a heat lamp for quite some time. There was nothing bad about it, but there was also nothing about it that stood out.

Overall, the experience was blah... it wasn't good or bad. I don't think I will come back, nor would I recommend it to a friend. Disappointed.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on February 28, 2016

Wish we hadn't been seated so close to a table with a screaming child when there were many other tables available, but we greatly enjoyed our wine and Restaurant Week selections. Looking forward to future visits.

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 27, 2016

We have been to Vita several times and find the food excellent and the atmosphere lively, but not too loud.
Unfortunately, when 6 of us dined there during Restaurant Week, the staff seemed overwhelmed, the service was very slow, some of the food like burgers were not cooked as ordered, and items were not always served in a timely manner. For instance, they brought one appetizer and the rest 20 minutes later; the French fries arrived long before the burger. The lamb dish, pork shank, brie and other appetizers were delicious and very well prepared. I think they may have been understaffed for such a full house. I would go back again, but not during a very busy period.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 26, 2016

We went to Vita to celebrate my and my sister's Birthdays. Got a drink at the bar first, were the bartender made yummy martinis. Good drinks, he was a little obnoxious. The bar area is cool and vibrant. When we went into the dining room, we were seated at a cramped table between a pole and a half-wall. There are cool room divider things all over, but they weren't up so the room was open and very loud. There are only tables and chairs in the main dining room, which are packed in, so the overall atmosphere there is more of a dining hall than a nice restaurant. The waiter we had was Maxwell and he was lovely. The food was yummy, in particular the appetizers and the braised lamb. The desserts are terrible. We ordered two and had to send one back because the cake in it literally tasted old. It crumbled to pieces when you put a fork in it and was inedible. The other was the special, and came with Little Man salted oreo ice cream, which was delicious. The cake that came with it was ok. I would never order dessert here again and instead just head to Little Man. Maxwell did tell us about the happy hour, which I would come back for for the yummy drinks and great deal on the awesome appetizers. I will come back for that, but probably not to dine again.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 26, 2016

First time at this establishment and was pleased with the service and cuisine. Our server Eric went out of his way to make our dining experience enjoyable.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 22, 2016

Excellent service, eclectic and arty décor and lighting, excellent cocktails, and appetizers even a non-app lover can get behind. And loads of happy hour specials mean it's on the cheap. Go there now, get a euro martini and grilled pineapple right side up cake, and be happy.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 19, 2016

We had not been to Vita, and found out about it through a Living Social deal, which was great. The food was good, Josh, our waiter, has a good personality, nice wine selection. At the end, the portions of the mains and the salad were a bit less than we'd expect with the price point, but tasty. We ordered the 5oz Filet, and it was served sliced on the side mashed potatoes, not usually how you expect a filet to be served. We feel the Living Social deal was great, but if we had to pay full price for the evening, we'd probably try another new restaurant to us.

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 19, 2016

Really beautiful interior, nice atmosphere and delicious food. Would definitely come back for a nicer date night.

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