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“An excellent meal”
Reviewed May 6, 2015
We dined here on a Tuesday with friends. The restaurant was not at all crowded. The menu had a decent selection of entrées. I chose Tomato basil soup with the veal Marsala for the main dish. Both were excellent. Our server, Jenny, was quite attentive to our needs during the meal. All of the other entrées at our table were also well liked. This restaurant, in our opinion, was a very good choice for our dinner.
“Our first visit.”
Reviewed March 21, 2015
We wanted to try something new hoping to find a good restaurant close to home and this place certainly fit the bill. We will be back for sure.
“Small town charm meets upscale Italian”
Reviewed March 17, 2015
Absolutely lovely little place to visit in Pinckney! I'm a Pinckney native, and it's been so depressing to watch restaurants go out of business left and right due to hard economic times. I no longer live in the area, but whenever I'm back, I try to stop by La Vita Bistro for some tasty food and great service because I'm truly hoping that La Vita Bistro is here to stay!
I have had my fair share of Italian restaurants around the world, but La Vita Bistro is special to me because it really brings that small town charm to your Italian dining experience without diluting it. The food is great, but I think personality is really what sets it apart from other Italian restaurants. Formal, yet friendly, without being stuffy or pretentious. If you're even thinking the words "Olive Garden" next time you want some breadsticks and pasta, STOP and go get the real deal from La Vita Bistro instead!
Reviewed May 14, 2015
Went there on the recommendation of some friends, and the overall experience was wonderful! From the attentive and responsive wait staff, to the busboys and management, the experience was exceptional, and I haven't even mentioned the food! Went with another couple, and we all ordered varying entrees, Got a taste of all, From the Italian Sausage Lasagna (my order), Chicken and Wild Mushroom Pasta (wife), to the Okemos Shrimp and Veal Marsella (our friends) all were prepared exceptionally well. Caeser Salad was delicious (no extra charge for the anchovies!). No room for dessert, with a meal for the next day, by virtue of what was left to take home. Good value, exceptional food, all in the town of Pinckney Michigan. It was a Tuesday night, and the place was crowded! Not hidden to the locals, would advise getting reservations. A return visit is definitely in the works! Nice job by all!
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Chef Eirik has brought an awesome freshness to the menu and everything he touches. I loved the wide variety of menu choices and the new market counter. I can take home a wonderful meal for my family that is healthy and one that tantalizes our taste buds, especially on those long days at work. I am so happy with the great changes to La Vita Bistro. We proudly have taken numerous friends there to enjoy our hometown! Thank you and kudos to the owners!!!!!
This is my go to place, outstanding food, great portions, friendly staff. Always take my out of town guest for a special treat!
La Vita is a great place, period. I still can't believe we got such a great restaurant here in Pinckney. The food is fantastic. And even though they are an Italian bistro, their filet is the best steak I have eaten anywhere. Better than Ruth's Chris, and as good as any downtown Chop House I've been to.
Being Italian and growing up with the real thing I was skeptical. I found the food to be excellent. They truley know how to make a proper risotto and a proper polenta. My Nona would have approved :P
Last week my friends and I decided to try out La Vita Bistro. The restaurant was created to be fine Italian dining. This instantly made me a skeptic. If you know anything about Pinckney you know that its dining experiences don't extend much beyond fast food and delivery pizza. At la Vita we decided to do the full spread for our first time out and every course blew us away. Fresh, high quality ingredients were apparent in the food. fast and friendly service coupled with an attractive and intimate dining room made this experience rather unforgettable. You must try this restaurant out!
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My first time was for breakfest. If you want something different from Coney island slop, this is a treat. I had this short rib egg master piece. It was very tasty. My wife had another unique dish that had smoked pastrami that was awesome. The complimentary cinnamon rolls were really good too.
We went to La Vita this Friday for dinner. Sometimes restaurants aren't consistent but this little place continues to deliver! The in-house wine expert is more of a "wine goddess" - as she for the 3rd time turned us on to an exceptional wine that we'd never tried before...at a reasonable price. She knows her stuff. She asked us what we were ordering and paired it with a lovely wine. The Scottish salmon was prepared perfectly atop roasted root vegetables. Yum!
This place is a gem! We are so thrilled to have such excellence in Pinckney! We discovered La Vita in the summer and have since made it in at least once per week. It just keeps getting better. The food is outstanding, everything from their eggplant parmasean to the salmon. The wine selection is awesome. Prices are very reasonable for what you get. The staff is incredibly friendly and they all do very well in tolerating young children. We can't wait to try the weekend breakfast sometime. This place is the BEST!!
In the last 6 months the food went from a waste of money to utterly fantastic. I've been eating here since it opened and if you haven't been there lately GO BACK. You won't believe how amazing the food is. Me and my wife loved it! We also had breakfast there a few weeks back and it was also delicious. The environment and service is superb. The chef Eirik Kauserud is filling the seats at night. You won't regret this! Check it out.
Ate dinner here for the first time last week and will definitely be back! Charming restaurant with wonderful staff. Our server, Lenae, was great. Food was delicious and I love that they make so much from scratch including the sauces and Italian sausage. Plus, it's great that they try to source local when they can. Loved the La Vita salad and bruschetta we had to start with. I had the lasagna for my entree and my husband had the mushroom chicken penne. Both meals were delicious. We didn't have room for dessert but I hope to try some next time. Also looking forward to the completion of their outdoor deck area as it looks like it is going to be very nice!
Love this place! What a gem. Lemon Veal was perfect. Eggplant loved by the Mrs. And the Calamari app was insane. Must order!
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5 Stars - 6/23/15
Our go-to place in Pinckney area. Nice menu. Ditto the week-day specials. Good service. We do wish, though, that the Italian music played would be more varied. Same every time!
5 Stars - 6/12/15
Pinckney's little gem!! This is our favorite place, always get the same thing and never disappoints!
5 Stars - 5/28/15
Very nice place to eat. Good food and good service and good atmosphere.