Permanently Closed - VITA Ristorante

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20 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Italian

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This restaurant is permanently closed. A warm, inviting, Italian family restaurant drawing on the Sardinian heritage of Head Chef Nathaniel Destefano. Expect simple, seasonal and traditional Italian dishes along with fresh pasta, pizza, and an antipasto bar - infused with Destefano’s Sardinian roots.
Whether you’re after a casual family dinner, a special date or a fun night out with friends, VITA has every occasion covered.
Downstairs you will find our traditional Italian ristorante, antipasto bar and pizza oven with a wine list that will keep you coming back for more.
If you’re after a private dining experience, an intimate event or a party on a larger scale you can venture upstairs to our two newly renovated event spaces.
Simply let us know what you’re after and we will tailor a special event and menu tailored to your needs.
VITA celebrates the Italian lifestyle. We invite our guests to embrace connection with family, friends and community, to break bread, to eat healthful, satisfying food, to si
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4.1based on all time ratings
4.1
Food
3.9
Service
4.0
Ambience
4.0
Value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 9 November 2015
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is always delicious at Hellenic Republic and the service is very attentive & knowledgeable.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 21 October 2015
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly staff, excellent service, consistently exceptional food.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 15 October 2015
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Whilst I enjoyed my meal my friend had fish that was undercooked which put dampener on evening we have been a few times before but were a little disappointed. Manager was very understanding and certainly offered assistance with no charge for fish undercooked and offered dessert. In saying that I would not order the fish again - would sick to mains of lamb and chicken. Restaurant is very loud and that was a little unsettling too when dining with two people

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 4 October 2015
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience4

The food were very nice however the service was very slow. We tried to look around to order but they just seem busy doing something else - we had 5.30 dinner and only 3 parties inside when we came so no excuse for slow service they just seem disinterested. Complete opposite of their Brunswick establishment which is very efficient and so much friendlier too. But if you after a nice food, please do come you won't get disappointed but again just don't give a high expectation on service :)

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 3 September 2015
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Really nice meal - great to get some share platters to have a taste of everything.Haloumi donuts are also a must try :)

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 14 July 2015
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Cater for gluten free which is awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 28 June 2015
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We all enjoyed the food, slow cooked lamb & salad was my favourite, spanokopita was the best iv had, my husband loved the haloumi donuts. We will definately go again

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 3 June 2015
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

For me it's a place to escape with friends and enjoy good food. The lunch time special is very worthwhile and affordable. It's easy to stay longer than you really should. I will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 5 May 2015
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Never fails to please time and time again.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 23 March 2015
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food and vibe

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 20 March 2015
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Took my bestie to Hellenic Kew for her 40th, what a wonderful night! Fantastic food, which appeared seamlessly as we talked and talked and talked! Waiter was very attentive, accommodated our requests, and materialised right when we came up for air (from our million mile an hour conversation). Thankyou Thankyou Thankyou!

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 20 March 2015
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

The lunch special is great value and you get to taste a bit of everything.Can be very noisy particularly when there are large groups. My mother-in-law had to take off her hearing aid. Recommend they do something about it.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 20 March 2015
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Good food and excellent service really different and tasty

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 18 March 2015
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

It was a good atmosphere, tasty food and attentive wait staff. Will come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 15 March 2015
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience4

Good food. Service subpar compared to Brunswick branch and Gazi in CBD.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 13 March 2015
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was the first time I had eaten at Hellenic Republic and I actually mentioned to our waiter that it was the best restaurant I had been to for a long time! I loved it!

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 12 March 2015
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We ate at Hellenic Republic Kew twice in the last month. Both times we experienced exceptional service, particularly in accommodating allergies.The staff were flawless, with great wine suggestions. Despite the two sittings in the evening, and having to take an earlier sitting one night, we never felt rushed and had a great time.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 22 February 2015
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food , friendly attentive waiters, vibrant atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 4 February 2015
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Good casual atmosphere, friendly waiters, great food.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 11 January 2015
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

I was a bit disappointed with our meal to be honest. We chose the banquet and it was very sickly overall. I am sure individually each meal would have been nice, but all together it was just too much. We found it to be very oily (especially the chips) and it was like you needed something to cut through the heaviness of the meal. I think if we were to ever venture back, we would stick to ordering meals as We wanted them rather than a banquet were half of the courses were left barely touched.

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Permanently Closed - VITA Ristorante offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9207 7477.

Permanently Closed - VITA Ristorante is rated 4.1 stars by 20 OpenTable diners.