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La Vita Bistro

102 S Howell St, Pinckney, MI 48169-9664
+1 734-878-1111
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good20%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“pasta” (15 reviews)
“bread” (13 reviews)
“filet” (6 reviews)
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Italian, European
$$ - $$$
102 S Howell St, Pinckney, MI 48169-9664
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went there for my husband's 68th birthday with our wonderful friends. The hostess, waitstaff and food were all amazing:) It was quiet with a great intimate ambiance. What a great experience and so close to home!!! Gratzi!!

Thank Kitonp1957
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tonight we were eating dinner when the manager screamed at the young hostess. I will never be back and will spread the word about abuse from management. After she screamed at the young hostess she then glard at us like she was bothered by us...More

1  Thank Office M
Reviewed 2 January 2018

This used to be one of my favorite restaurants. Five of us went there for our New Year's Eve dinner. At $50 per person we were expecting something special. On arrival at 7:00 we were surprised to find there were only 3 other tables filled....More

1  Thank NDK123
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

The food is always great. This place is a wonderful local gem. My only suggestion is an extra hostess on the weekends. It can get busy in the waiting area. Try the onion soup and filet appetizer!

Thank Kendra S
Reviewed 10 November 2017

The food was ok, the staff seemed disjointed, and the tiny glass of wine for $7 was way overpriced. If I am going to pay $25 + for an entrée, I would like a tablecloth. Just a bare table doesn't seem clean.

1  Thank Lynn H
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Save your money, do not go here for dinner. Being generous saying food was below olive garden quality. This place says gourmet and world traveled cuisine!! What a bunch of BS. The only thing worth paying for here is the cold bottled of beer. And...More

1  Thank GUIST123
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

I think this may be my 4th review here. I want all to know that we love this place. I had the is vita salad with salmon, delicious. My wife had her favorite, bow tie chicken, also superb. May I add that the martinis were...More

Thank Randy F
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Planned to have a lovely dinner at La Vita. All went well until my husband got the wrong entree. They did offer to cook another selection, but with 3 of us sitting with our main courses in front of us, we declined. We decided to...More

1  Thank Betsy B
Reviewed 24 September 2017

We visited this restaurant a couple of months ago and we were not impressed with the food served. But decided to give them another try and was so disappointed with the menu . I am gluten sensitive so finding a restaurant which offers choices is...More

1  Thank Teilamonster
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

My husband and I came here after we ran 50 miles. It was around 4:30pm and we got right in. The service was phenomenal! It was the best we had all year! The manager and by and the server kept checking in. We started with...More

Thank Mary C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 102 S Howell St, Pinckney, MI 48169-9664
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Pinckney
  • Phone Number: +1 734-878-1111
  • E-mail
You will love all the house made favorites including Lasagna, Spaghetti and Meatballs, Scampi, Smoked Mozzarella... Just to name a few. Dinner entrees include soup or a salad. Chef Eirik creates dishes sure to please even the most discriminating of palates. Many of the ingredients he uses are items grown by local farmers. The ambiance at La Vita Bistro is one of comfort and class. You will feel like you are treating yourself to someplace special, but without the high cost of the city. Come as you are, have a family meal or celebrate a special event. The seating area has expanded into the adjoining building and offers a different, more open and casual ambience, while the patio area with its large fire-pit overlooking the park is comfortable and inviting and is open weather permitting. The original dining room boasts large, cozy tall booths for a more elegant and intimate feeling. Wines are available for purchase and carryout also.
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