Patio and indoor seating available. Please indicate your preference and we will be happy to accommodate.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
House Speciality: 4 jumbo sea scallops, in a creamy white wine gorgonzola sauce, set on phyllo pastry cups
5 oz pan-seared oven-baked Chilean sea bass served with angel-hair pasta with a cherry tomato-basil pesto and seasonal vegetable
4 jumbo black tiger shrimp, 4 jumbo sea scallops, tossed with penne in our creamy signature house-made gorgonzola sauce
We have always loved this restaurant. The scallops Gorgenzola are the best. Our reservation was for 5:30. We immediately ordered our appetizers and entrees, it was 45 minutes before we got our entrees which were incorrect. We didn't send them back due to the long wait. Other diners who arrived after us were served before us. The veal parmesan portion was half of the usual portion. The restaurant was suppose to be running at 50% capacity but was almost 100% full. Some diners were walking in without having their vaccination status checked. I left a voicemail message about our experience but my call was never returned, We often frequented Nicholinis, Johnny Vinos and Bar Vita but have never felt like we were an inconvenience.
The menu was unique and varied. Very flavourful with nice wine options.
Excellent food, great atmosphere for a date night. Will definitely be back!
Nice decor, service was a little slow considering restaurant was only 1/3 full. Our server was super pleasant and food was very good.
Very good meal here! We had salads, Arancini balls, carbonara and veal Parmigiano. All food and wine was excellent! The only slight hiccup, was the fact that despite the fact we were only ones in the restaurant, there was quite a delay from apps to main course. Reason was a massive takeout order. I get it, pandemic, trying to keep everyone happy, but unfortunately this seems to be a constant story everywhere! People doing takeout or drive through seem to get full attention while your indoor patrons are put in hold.
Overall, the food was outstanding, and the service was also very good.
Excellent restaurant all around. Great food, great service at a reasonable price. We will definitely be returning.
Beautiful ambiance, though a touch loud as there was a larger group dining just behind us.
The food was delicious! Shared the scallops as an appetizer, and ended up taking half my entree of vodka rose pasta home, as the portion sizes were surprisingly large for what felt like a fine dining experience.
Beautiful restaurant, great food + experience! Thank you!
The welcome from the Owner … our Server and the Food altogether made our experience very enjoyable.
The food was delicious!!!
I would recommend this restaurant to anyone that enjoys a great meal!
Food was great. 1.5hr for the table was too short for the speed of service. If wanted appie and dessert, would not have time without taking it home.
it was very loud but their live singer was amazing
Friendly, relaxed, excellent food. No freezers, everything is fresh. They ran out of a few key dishes but the remaining selections were really great. Definitely returning when back in Peterborough.
excellent food and great atmosphere for any occasion
Had a wonderful birthday celebration for our daughter. Service was very good even with them being short handed. Food was on point for every dish that we ordered. A wonderful experience and we will be back again next time we visit Peterborough.
Bar vita was phenomenal as always. Wine, food, atmosphere and staff are always exceptional. Still continues to be my favourite place in town!
I’ll just copy the Yelp review.
We arrived about 20 minutes earlier then our reservation and were offered a place at the bar to wait for the people before us to leave as we figured would happen since we were early.
They had live music playing and although they were actually quite good they were very loud and it made even trying to take our order difficult between that and masks muffling what she was saying.
There was a birthday event at the tables next to us and of course since the music was loud they were all shout talking and that just added to the annoyance at the sound level here. Maybe it’s not normally like that and we just got the perfect storm to not really be able to have a conversation at our own table.
My buddy ordered the lobster ravioli, they were out.
His second choice was the spaghetti and meatballs, out of meatballs.
She said they were out of something else as well so we both ended up having the veal parmigiana.
Generous sized portion and the food was quite good at least but it’s also something that I can make at home to the same level. We didn’t have enough variety to really weigh in on this.
The service was friendly and attentive.
We might try it again at some point but with so many places to choose from in town it’ll be a while.
The food, the ambiance, everything is perfect!
Try the lobster ravioli, it’s delicious!
The food was fantastic and so was the service. Will be back.
Always consistent with good food and service. We love it there!
Loved this spot. Great food. Great service. Good bar.
Really awesome date night or night out spot. Take your time here, enjoy the piano man and the yummy multiple course meal options!
Great atmosphere, excellent food and the staff were very friendly and helpful
Highly recommend :)
Every dish was delicious. Service went above and beyond. I recommend the lobster mac and cheese or wagyu surf and turf!
We had a fabulous time at Bar Vita. They were welcoming and the atmosphere was inviting. It was our first time at Bar Vita. We went with friends to celebrate a birthday. The food was fabulous and Rebecca was kind, funny and attentive.
Awesome food awesome atmosphere awesome service!
I’ve visited Bar Vita twice when coming to Peterborough and what a find. Excellent wine selection especially the Brunello di Mantalcino. Sea Bass, scallops, veal, appetizers - all incredible. The sauces, preparation and tastes are what one would expect for a premier Italian restaurant in a large city. This is real food not what most people define as Italian (ie: a sad steak, spaghetti with canned sauce, maybe some mussels…. All tasteless). To the contrary, you will receive a wonderful experience and a delight to your tastebuds. To the owners, please don’t loose the magic
Had a lovely Anniversary dinner. The experience was memorable.
The veal was chewy and over cooked. The lobster Mac was very tasty yet dried out on top. Our service was excellent
Incredible - as always❤️
Excellent food. Never been disappointed at this restaurant
Had a great evening. Everything was delicious and the service was great. Highly recommend the scallops Gorgonzola appetizer. 💚
We lucked out as Friday was live music night. We sat in the front which not only gave us privacy but cut the noise down from the live music. Food was very good and portions were more than generous. Had to take left overs home.
I love this restaurant. The food and service was good but they had a singer there and he was too loud. His base was booming making the windows where we sat vibrate. Very difficult to have a conversation.
Bar Vita is now my new favourite place in town! The food was fantastic, the atmosphere was perfect, the service was great. I can’t say enough good things about it!
Nous avons été charmé! Shea, notre serveuse, est une personne incroyable! La nourriture est excellente, originale et les saveurs sont étudier avec soins. Le décor nous invite dans une ambiance feutrée fort agréable. La musique est douce et de circonstance. Un excellent chansonnier nous à accompagné vers 20h. Une soirée parfaite !
Food was delicious + service was perfect!
This is a nice little restaurant, our second time for a night out dinner and we really like the patio, the ambience is relaxing, they should keep it after Covid! We loved the Caprese salad last time so we ordered it again and it didn't disappoint, and the seared scallops were also a great way to begin the meal. We each had the sea bass which didn't feel very fresh, I don't think I will try it again. I would encourage the team at Bar Vita to change up the menu every so often and remove some cream-heavy meals. But we had a really lovely time and likelihood that we will go back is high.
Booked for outdoor dining. Seated under large tent outside, middle of tent with lots of space around us. Food was good with lots of options. Our server did seem to be quite a few tables and did her best to look after us. The food did take quite a while to come out but we were comfortable and kept ourselves entertained. I would say price point is on the higher side as we spent 125 + for 2 adults, with drinks dinner and dessert. Worth a visit, would love to check our ambience indoors in the future.
Best place in town to eat...food is amazing service impecable
Bar Vita offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (705) 743-3339.
Bar Vita is rated 4.6 stars by 82 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.