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For 2
Date
Thu, 2/22
Time
11:00 PM

Vito's By the Water

4.3
543 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Casual
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Vito’s Restaurants is a family owned and operated business, which means we treat each and every guest like family. Every member of our team is committed to exceptional service, quality, and detail that are second to none. Beautiful water views and a warm, cozy atmosphere makes for a memorable dining experience.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(860) 285-8660
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Robert Maffucci
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Private party facilities
Let Vito’s By the Water provide your next corporate meeting or social function with the same great food and service and attention to details that is synonymous with the Vito’s name.
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Private party contact
Nancy Rivosa : (860) 285-8660
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Catering
Vito’s By the Water is a full banquet and catering facility. Whether you want to book in house or have us come to you, Vito's will custom create a package to fit your personal needs.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Day Hill Road
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Parking details
Vito's has a 150 space parking lot that is private and well lit.
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Public transit
Vito's is located on the bus line.
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Entertainment
Join our Wine Club at vitosct.com to get special promotions and notifications about upcoming events. We've completed the construction of our brand new patio overlooking the water. This summer let us entertain you with live bands, open mic night, at our outdoor tiki bar.
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Special events & promotions
Throughout the year we hold on and off-site wine dinners; a 4-5 course meal, each paired with a unique wine. We do special event menus for occasions like Valentine's Day and New Year's Eve and we do a spectacular Mother's Day Brunch that's second to none.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 543 People Are Saying
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4.3  based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.0
service
4.1
ambience
4.0
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Good. It's was valentines Day and for some reason they had open reservations. So I was skeptical but it was nice. Good food good service.
P. S. The place definitely needs renovation.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Very disappointed.Vito's has great potential with the water location. Poor service, slow, inattentive and forgetful waiter ruined our Valentines day dinner as well as the others who were stuck in a side room. Everyone was talking to each other about the service. Took 15 minutes for someone to even acknowledge our party of 4 was even seated. Prime rib was gross....covered in a thick gooey sauce...not listed on menu as such. I suspect the meat was old and tried to hide the fact by covering it with goo...I actually believe it was a pot roast..not prime rib. my appetizer came out after I got my meal...

Warm bread and a huge slice of cheesecake..the only positives.

Management..FYI you are losing you shirts in revenue..We and everyone else in our room wanted more drinks.

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LeroneC (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

I really enjoyed my experience here. The food was very good, the appearance was clean and elegant, and the service was exceptional. I may not have gotten to enjoy the view of the water since I visited on a dark and rainy day but it was an awesome experience nonetheless. Definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

This was our first time at Vito's & the moment we walked in the door, we were welcomed by Mollie with a great smile and pleasant conversation and then our waitress, Allie was also super friendly and explained menu selections a bit. She brought us two ravioli samples that were both delicious! Our meal was great and the service was warm and friendly. We live in Maine but cannot wait to come back! Great food and wonderful customer service, nicely done!!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Good food. Excellent and fast service. Friendly area

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

Wonderful food. Wonderful service. My friend and I had a lovely meal while we caught up!

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vipMamad38 (New England)
4.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

We had a great meal the food was very good! However our server did not seem to enjoy his job. We have had Lisa and Brittany in the past and they are wonderful- so be sure to ask for them for your server-they make the dinning experience enjoyable. It was a bit disappointing to have a server that did not check on us or engage in with our party. We will be back, but will ask not to have this server.. Pasta dishes and 8oz filet were so good!

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 3, 2017

Absolutely super meal and service. Some of the best calamari we have ever had. Ordered pasta with mussels and shrimp; portion size was perfect and tasted great. The wife had pasta and sauce which was also top notch. We live 60 miles away though plan on coming back as the food is worth the trip

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Lisa (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 5, 2017

I held my daughter’s 13th birthday party at Vitos. I had about 20 guests and we were given a private area. The food, service and ambiance were excellent. I would highly recommend this restaurant for an event.

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JGilbertfan (New England)
3.0  Dined on October 22, 2017

When we arrived at the restaurant at 6 pm, there were no customers. The seat by the pond was provided a lovely view and our wait staffer was wonderful and attentive. However, we were promptly informed that there was no pizza due to oven failure. The calamari was excellent as was the chicken parmigiana. The shrimp and grits was unusual as it was covered in tomato sauce but it did have plenty of shrimp. For dessert, we ordered the cheesecake. After waiting, we were told they were out of cheesecake. My friend then ordered the cannoli. It turned out to be a cannoli shell filled with whipped cream and drizzled with chocolate sauce. We were the only ones in the restaurant the whole time we were there. The location is great, the decor is great, the wait staff was pleasant, but the food needs work. Not a place to return to.

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Jude (New England)
4.0  Dined on October 5, 2017

Food was good. Not large quantity. Kitchen screwed up by not telling us until 45 minutes after we order one dish that they were out of it. Very disappointing. Took another 20 minutes for seared scallops and spinach. First time there. Hope they do better next time.

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Jfood (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on September 30, 2017

Food was ok, breadbasket came with a mediocre sundried tomato spread. Calamari appetizer was chewy without consistent batter coverage.

Pasta main courses were fine and of a good portion but didn't present a great value for the rather expensive price.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on September 26, 2017

Unfortunately, there was lipstick on the glassware (not ours) and a dead fly in my client's food so may have been an off night for them.

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vipRoxyGardner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on September 22, 2017

If you find yourself in Windsor, CT for business, or live in the area, this is a very respectable Italian restaurant. The overall quality of the food was very good. The waitstaff is attentive and helpful; I am a dairy-free diner, and the waitress guided me to good options! My colleague had the chicken gorgonzola pizza, and I had the roasted chicken entree-- both were excellent. I also had the mussels for an appetizer--they were delicious. The house-made bread is a nice touch. My only somewhat negative comment would be that the portions (not the pizza) are a bit on the small side, esp. the mussels. We did not have dessert--cocktails were excellent.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on September 22, 2017

Great food. Only one issue why I didn't give five stars. My stake was warm. But. It was good.

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vipKenny (New England)
4.0  Dined on August 31, 2017

Food was decent.
Service was decent.
Fair prices.
I ordered a Caesar salad with grilled chicken, they were other add-on choices, e.g. steak, shrimp and blackened chicken but no scallops. The salad was large enough for lunch, didn't need the additional app as suggested by the waitress. The app was their "famous" meatballs. Not sure why they're famous, they were mediocre.
Didn't have any drinks or wine so I can't comment on that but they did appear to have a good selections of drafts. The bar looked inviting too.

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Scrabblequeen (New England)
5.0  Dined on August 22, 2017

Great place for a business lunch. Pretty view, fast service and plenty of options for any diner.

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vipSoccerfan (Miami)
4.0  Dined on August 12, 2017

Need more wine selection. Overall, good experience

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on August 5, 2017

Our Mediterranean salad and shrimp flatbread were excellent.Chicken parm was also very good. Very nice setting by the water.

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Get2thepoint (Denver)
3.0  Dined on July 29, 2017

Just okay - purchased the fixed price meal - food average but wine was subpar - might be a good burger or pizza joint but not fine dining.

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Hammer (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on July 21, 2017

To start, it was annoying to walk through 4 people smoking to enter the restaurant. I know that is beyond control. The bread and salads were excellent. Food service was slow. Luckily we were not in a rush. Main course was ok. Marinara and brown sauce were not very robust. Prices were a bit high, but that may be because of rent. Nice views of the pond from all seats. The bar and whole restaurant were very loud due to acoustics in the design of the building. So for ambiance, it is a toss between nice setting but loud. Dessert was good. Tiramisu is ok.

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vipctpw (New England)
3.0  Dined on July 20, 2017

Very attentive service
Nice view
Noise from the bar spillover was very loud
Pizza had a good light chewy crust lacking flavor/spices
Chicken parm was good but again the sauce was very bland
Caprese salad had sad small tomatoes mozz was good basil was fresh but not much
Prosciutto mozz was Very greasy

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cwygolf (New England)
5.0  Dined on July 17, 2017

My friend and I decided to meet for lunch at a location to both of us and chose Vito's by the Water. I had been to Vito's several times with my nearby customers but this was the first time I've been with a friend. We were able to sit at an outside table, had great lunch salads, great service and a relaxing view of the water.

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vipJerryL (Key West)
4.0  Dined on July 10, 2017

Very nice location, it was a good meal with very nice pasta dishes. Great Monday special for 1/2 price bottles for most wines!

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Greenman252 (New England)
4.0  Dined on June 30, 2017

Fun night.....one food order was not up to par.....a little disappointing.

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Rudystreet1 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on June 24, 2017

I love vito by the water it is a wonderful place to eat. It was great for what I have in mind and the service was excellent.

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vipRobin (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on June 23, 2017

The food was just ok. The adjacent bar was overbearingly loud and we could not carry on a concert with each other at our table. Alexis, our waitress, wad fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on June 16, 2017

We went for our anniversary and had a wonderful dinner experience . The service was great and the food was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on June 16, 2017

We hadn't been to Vito's by the Water for quite and while and decided to go with friends. All of us thoroughly enjoyed our meals and will be going back again soon. Salads (garden or Caesar) were very good and large enough to share. The shrimp and gorgonzola pizza was very tasty.

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vipMamad38 (New England)
5.0  Dined on June 10, 2017

As always the food and service was great. Never had a bad meal here. They have updated the outside with fresh landscaping and cleaned up outside.. could use a fresh coat of paint and update on inside. But do not let that deter you... the food is delish. And staff is always so helpful and accommodating.

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