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Vita Restaurant - 42 Reviews - 1575 Boulder St, Denver, CO - Late Night Dining Reviews - Phone (303) 477-4600

Vita Restaurant

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1575 Boulder St
Denver, CO 80211
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(303) 477-4600
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Best

This place is awesome! The atmosphere and food are unbeatable! Don't miss the great wine list and yummy flat bread!

Worst

Recently checked Vita out again for a nice sunny day. They have a great rooftop deck and seating out front as well. Going in my friends and I knew the food was not worthy but gave...

Great place, excellent drinks and 5/13/2012

Great place, excellent drinks and ambiance and energy. It was easy to talk even though the restaurant had many happy customers. Went for a late brunch on Sunday May 13th with two others. We all ordered the 4 (FOUR) egg omelet which had excellent ingredients and very tasty with great flavor. However, there were hardly any ingredients except a good sized slice of mozzarella cheese. AND the FOUR egg omelet must have been made with 4 quail eggs, as it was not FOUR chicken eggs. We each looked at other in amazement at our.1 (ONE) egg selection. We asked the waiter and the manager came over and explained that it was cooked in a certain type of pan and that's why it didn't look like four eggs. I couldn't believe the explanation. Overall very good drinks and food. more

Love at first sight! 12/3/2010

This place is awesome! The atmosphere and food are unbeatable! Don't miss the great wine list and yummy flat bread! more

Great Venue....horrible service 3/19/2010

I visited Vita for the first time on one of Denver's gorgeous 60 degree winter days. It took over 20 minutes to get a glass of wine (it was not busy), I finally had to ask the server if I could order and he rudely told me I needed to wait. The service was horrible, I got the impression that the staff felt we shoudl be lucky to be patrons at their restaurant. I live in the area, Vita has such an ideal setting with a beautiful view of downtown Denver, the perfect summer day hangout. My experience was shared with our fellow patrons that had the same experience. I would think that a local restaurant would appreciate the the business of local patrons and give them an experience they want to come back and enjoy. more

DELICIOUS! 8/31/2009

We celebrated my bf's 30th birthday this Friday at Vita and it had an awesome time. We had reservations and got there early so had mojitos on the roof top and the view was amazing. Our server for dinner was wonderful, very attentive, and made great suggestions. Neither of us knew if we liked scallops so we tried the scallop app on our servers suggestion and it was absolutely delicious! Our dinners were both tasty, as well. The server heard it was my bf's birthday and gave us a comp champagne toast. The jazz music was great during dinner. Overall, we had a wonderful experience at Vita and cannot wait to go back!!!!! Pros: mojitos, atmosphere more

Our Neigborhood is so great! 8/24/2009

I have lived in North Denver my entire life and am sorry to say that I have never experienced Vita until this past weekend. I tend to frequent the ""older"" neigborhood restaurants like Gaetano's and Rosa Linda's, but heard about this spot from a close friend who swore it would be great for a ""special occassion"". Pros: Views and People!! Cons: Busy busy.. more

Great views, not crowded 7/22/2009

I went to Vita for a business lunch. We sat on the rooftop and I was pleasantly surprised at all of the menu options. Three or four items stood out and I decided on a small plate- the ceviche. Very simple, very nicely presented. I also discovered that they use natural chicken- very much appreciated! The only thing that made me sad was that I could not order one of the beautiful summery cocktails going by me. They looked absolutely delicious and I will definitely be back to try one...or three! =) Pros: Lovely rooftop views more

Atmosphere is a plus, the food is a minus 6/25/2009

The atmosphere and service was very nice, but the food was terrible. My shrimp was over cooked and had that rubber texture and taste, and the Tuna Tartar had some parts that you could not chew up. I won't go further. The service and the atmosphere was very nice. Pros: Atmosphere, service Cons: Food more

One of my favorite joints in Denver 5/18/2009

I have been meaning to write a review for this place for weeks and finally got around to it. I stumbled upon Vita about 2 months ago, wandering around the lower highlands in search of a spot for a late night drink. The dark, seductive lighting and ""mood music"" playing softly from the outdoor speakers inspired me to give it a go. I was VERY pleased to find out that THESE GUYS KNOW MOJITOS! Rum has always been a ""passion"" of mine you could say, and when I ordered my Pear Mojito, I was blown away, literally one of the best drinks I have ever tasted. The gentleman behind the bar...who I would later find out is the General Manager...humored me and my cocktail preferences by chatting with me about a cane rum they kept ""secret"" behind the bar. I cant remember the name, but he allowed me a small taste of this delicious stuff as I enjoyed my drink. So far, so good. Pros: Service, winelist, staff Cons: They no longer carry my favorite bottle!! more

Love the Tuesday 1/2 off 5/18/2009

Went there on a Tuesday randomly and I was mildly surprised when I found out everything was 1/2 off that was alcohol. Me and my date took a seat at the bar and the bartender was just perfect: knowledgeable, slightly cocky, quick with the humor, and kept my date having a good time. He even gave us a taster of some moscato d'asti. Every bottle of wine and champagne was 1/2 off the list, from a 30 dollar bottle to Dom Perigon at 400.. that made me smile. We got some food and here's the downside to this fun little nock, its slightly pretentious. I got the sliders and she got the halibut. Her dish was a healthy portion and tasted delicious. Now I know sliders are bar food but looking around I figured I'd get what I pay for. Not so. The sliders are a little smaller than most places and they garnish the plate with chips; garnish. I had to buy a basket of chips just to make it seem like a meal. All in all the decor is great, the atmosphere is lively, the bartender rememberable, but the food portion, for what you pay for, was not. Pros: Awesome deal on Tuesday Cons: Slightly pretentious more

Great Rooftop Lunch Spot 5/6/2009

Vita is my favorite roof bar in Denver. I have had dinner there a number of times and have always enjoyed the food. My girlfriends and I recently had our weekly girls lunch there and really liked the lunch menu (I had the Chinese chop salad, one of my girlfriends had the Cubano pork sandwich, which she loved, two of my other friends shared the tuna tartare and kobe sliders - they were very happy with both). Beyond the food, the roof deck was a great setting for our lunch - we all commented on how great the lunch and experience was and we will definitely be back! Pros: Excellent views, great food Cons: Sun can be hot more

One of the city's best options 5/6/2009

I love this place! Having had explored many of Denver's restaurants them, I rank Vita among the best. The energy is young and urban but not pretentious. The rooftop deck has phenomenal city views and is equipped with heaters that actually work for little girls like myself who get cold easily. The wine list and drink menus have some great unique options and the food selection is broad enough that no matter what you are looking for, you can typically find something to scratch your itch - I highly recommend it. Pros: Fun, young, delicious more

Perfect Anniversary Dinner 5/6/2009

My husband and I went to Vita for the first time last week for our anniversary. We were pleasantly suprised to find a sophisticated, modern atmosphere that was matched by a sophisticated and excellent menu. I was looking for a light and healthy option and my husband, being more of a meat and potatoes man, was looking for a hearty meal. We were both thrilled with our choices and have been raving about it since. We typically like to explore new places, but we have both expressed that our next night out will be back to Vita. Pros: menu serves wide range of desires more

Terrible Service 5/4/2009

I have never experienced such slow service at any restaurant in Denver. I brought my family here before going to the Nuggets playoff game. We had two hours to eat lunch, which seemed like plenty of time. But, after sitting on the rooftop for almost an hour and a half we started to get a bit antsy. Our waitress completely ignored us. When we finally asked about our food she came back with three out of six plates. The other three meals were not served for another 20 minutes. We tried to cancel our food because it was taking so long. And when the food finally did arrive it was terrible. I had the worst piece of burnt chicken atop bagged lettuce - something I could have made at home for much less than the $150 we wasted at Vita. We missed the first half of the playoff game and felt sick from scarfing down the terrible food. Pros: location Cons: service and food were terrible more

Uh oh 4/6/2009

I experienced Vita with my friend and his family over a month ago. My friend was doing research on different restaurants trying to decide where to apply as a server. I thought Vita was fine, it didn't knock my socks off, but I'm not that picky of a person. However, I enjoyed the establishment itself and felt that it's location would prove to be busy even in our current economy. So, my friend applied. After having spoken to ""the manager"" and being interviewed a couple of times in person, my friend felt that this just might be a good fit. However, after the final interview, a call back was promised for the next day and we all eagerly awaited the decision. The next day, no call. My friend did call back to check the status and left a message. Apparently that night ""the manager"" left a message on my friends cell phone and a text message. That was my first clue....how professional was it that this ""manager"" called my friend from his cell phone and also sent a text saying ""sorry, forgot to call..will get in touch with you tomorrow"". Let's jump ahead...2 weeks later..still no call, but not a definate ""no"" because this ""manager"" went on vacation before calling my friend back. During these 2 weeks, my friend didn't know that this ""manager"" was on vacation, and left a message usually every other day. At this point in time, I think we all knew the answer was going to be a ""no"", but it had now come down to professionalism and following through on what you say you will do. My friend also left a message at the number that the ""manager"" had called him from. Turns out it was the ""manager's"" personal cell phone. Then, last week, my friend was FINALLY able to speak with this ""manager"" the conversation took an ugly turn. After getting the ""manager"" on the phone, this ""manager"" proceeded to rail at my friend saying that leaving so many messages and ANY on his cell phone was ""offensive"" and then hung up. My feeling is this: For someone in ""management"" the failure to follow up after having said he would within a day is unforgivable...especially in our current economic climate, when people are trying to find decent jobs. And calling my friend ""offensive"" for leaving messages and using his cell phone...well, sir, if you don't want anyone calling you on your PRIVATE number, don't use it to follow up with potential employees...and a text message is NEVER a PROFESSIONAL way to communicate. I think Vita's owner or owners need to take a good look at who they have running their establishment and evaluate the professional practices of the person who makes make or break decisions. No one deserves to be treated that way, and after reading some of the reviews regarding this ""manager"" I'm so happy that my friend wasn't chosen to work here...obviously this ""manager"" treats his staff and customers worse than he treats potential employees. How disappointing. Pros: Very nice wait staff Cons: Management more

Awesome atmosphere, even better food!!! 4/4/2009

I moved to Denver last summer and was told Vita had a great roof top patio, which I have frequented many times. But I had always only gone to Vita for wine and cocktails, they have a great Tues night wine special. Pros: Great date restaurant Cons: The band was a little loud at times more

Great staff 3/25/2009

We stopped here while waiting for our table at Lola to open up. After a delicious cocktail we opted to forgo our reservation and tuck into the cuisine here. The drinks were great, but stick to the small plate selections. The short ribs fell apart as expected, but the kitchen couldn't temp salmon even if they had sous vide. The great bartender and gorgeous view in the mirror of the rooftop bar more than made up for it. Pros: View, cocktails Cons: Entrees more

Just don't eat the food 3/9/2009

Recently checked Vita out again for a nice sunny day. They have a great rooftop deck and seating out front as well. Going in my friends and I knew the food was not worthy but gave it a shot anyway. Bad move. I thought a soup and a salad was safe but I was wrong. Three out of the four of us ate less than half of their meal. I have only eaten their brunch menu so don't know about dinner menu. If your out for drinks on a nice day I would recommend the rooftop deck highly. And when you are hungry head next door to Lola's or Forest Room Five. Pros: View Cons: Food more

TERRIBLE! NOT RECOMMENDED! 1/2/2009

I HATE TO EVEN GIVE THEM ONE STAR. We went there and received the WORST dining experience ever! Cons: Service was terrible. Chef unable to make a veggie meal by leaving off bacon. more

Loved it. Period. 12/11/2008

So, I met a gentleman last year who was, at the time, a manger here and he encouraged me to come check it out. It took me too long to get over there... I finally did this past summer and just loved the place. We got a table on the front patio, somehow stumbled upon Half priced wine night (score), and although we ate light, the food was exquisite. My date didn't really eat much of his shrimp (because he said he was nervous), but he said it was good and the presentation was just gorgeous. I ordered the Gaspacho and it was positively TasteY; I get cravings to go back just for it. We shared a great bottle of wine. Because it was half off we splurged and ordered a bottle that we probably wouldn't have dropped the money on otherwise. They let us take the bottle upstairs to finish on that rooftop patio- Oh my. What a beautiful little patio, and of course, the view of the city was specacular. Wish my date was as enticing as the restaurant. more

Amazing food and service 5/25/2008

I travel a lot and have eaten at some really decent places. I think I just had one of the best stateside meals right here in Denver!!! more
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Editorial

  • In Short
    Something of everything can be found at this eatery: It's a mecca for swank Italian food, a sleek bar and a late-night destination for hungry revelers. Thursday nights bring jazz...

  • 1/16/2007 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Mon. - Sun. 3pm - 11pm
  • Payments:

    American Express, Visa, Discover, Master Card
  • Neighborhoods:

    Northwest Denver, Highland
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