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Permanently Closed - Vito's By the Park

3.9
723 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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This restaurant is permanently closed. Nestled in the heart of Hartford, overlooking Bushnell Park, Vito's provides a unique casual yet upscale dining experience. Come enjoy from our full bar selection, our fresh raw bar, or our classic Italian cuisine.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30am-4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Wednesday 4:00pm-10:00pm, Thursday - Friday 4:00pm-11:00pm, Saturday 12:00pm-11:00pm, Sunday 10:00am-9:00pm
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Phone number
(860) 244-2200
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What 723 People Are SayingWrite a review
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3.9
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4.0
food
3.9
service
3.9
ambience
3.8
value
Noise · Moderate
87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CReview (New York Area)
3.0
Dined on November 21, 2016

Food was very good. Unfortunately, the cold draft from the front door made the entire dining experience chilly. We asked the hostess to move our table away from the door, but it didn't help much. The lit fireplace, while visually appealing, didn't throw any heat. Server was timely and helpful.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on November 19, 2016

Love Vito's By The Park! One of my favorite places to go for dinner before heading over to the theatre. Ambience is excellent. Food is absolutely delightful! Well presented and delish!

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vipdeep6oysters (New York Area)
4.0
Dined on November 11, 2016

Delicious Italian food, fine service, and warm ambiance! A great find!

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TWoman (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on November 2, 2016

I had the chocolate pasta bolognese dish, and it was delicious! Not too heavy, and seasoned just right. Their garlicky bread and sauce is always a treat, and the salad was very fresh and a good size for lunch. Everyone enjoyed their lunches, and we will definitely return!

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Monique (Minneapolis)
4.0
Dined on October 30, 2016

We had an early dinner on a Sunday night before a show so it was nice and quiet. Can't attest to the noise level on a busy night. I had the signature chocolate truffle pasta with bolognese sauce and my guest had the short ribs. Both were very good. I was nervous about the chocolate truffle pasta but it didn't taste chocolatey at all. Just kind of rich and earthy and very delicious. I would definitely eat here again.

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vipSuzanne (New York Area)
3.0
Dined on October 26, 2016

Seems the menu changed a bit since we were last there and nothing really stood out though we both had a good meal.
Our waitress was very polite and friendly and did a good job.
One small pointer to her would be to pour a tasting of wine first off to the individual who ordered it rather than 2 full glasses. ..that way it can be tested for palatability, etc.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0
Dined on October 22, 2016

Our table wobbled the entire time the service try to fix it however unsuccessful. I got the braised short ribs they were super salty. My husband got the lobster ravioli the portion size looked like an appetizer. The service was excellent and the hostess was super kind.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0
Dined on October 17, 2016

Love Vito's. Food was good and service was excellent. However, flies were buzzing around our table.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on October 15, 2016

Food was excellent. Three different dishes and three happy, full diners. Our server was great, too. I'd recommend it for its delicious food. I'm already looking for a reason to go back!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on October 15, 2016

They had inadvertently given me a lunch menu and both the manager and our waitress went out of their way to try to accommodate my order. The kitchen used their creativity and I ended up with a truly wonderful entre.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30am-4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Wednesday 4:00pm-10:00pm, Thursday - Friday 4:00pm-11:00pm, Saturday 12:00pm-11:00pm, Sunday 10:00am-9:00pm
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Cross street
Wells St.
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(860) 244-2200
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Catering
Vito's offers full service, drop off and complete special event service for lunches, dinners, hors d'oeurves and wine dinners for all occasions and all sizes. With extensive menu and specialties we customize to your catering needs. All catered to your unique location.
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Parking details
On street parking after 6:00pm otherwise metered. Valet- Thursday- Saturday nights starting at 5:00pm. Trumbull St. Garage - pro-rated discount
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Executive chef
Robert Maffucci
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Private party facilities
Vito's offers both private and semi-private facilities for all occasions and all sizes. With extensive menu and specialties we customize to your desire.
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Private party contact
Maryanne Pelkey: (860) 244-2200
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine