Bar Vita

4.8
59 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Italian
Bar Vita offers italian-inspired cuisine in a stylish setting. We use fresh ingredients to bring our country-flare to classic Italian cuisine.


Patio and indoor seating available. Please indicate your preference and we will be happy to accommodate.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 59 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.8
Service
4.8
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Every dish was delicious. Service went above and beyond. I recommend the lobster mac and cheese or wagyu surf and turf!

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ColombaV
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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goodforfriends
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food awesome atmosphere awesome service!

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DavidS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Had a lovely Anniversary dinner. The experience was memorable.

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SianH
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4Food2Service5Ambience5

The veal was chewy and over cooked. The lobster Mac was very tasty yet dried out on top. Our service was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible - as always❤️

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Plumbfire
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food. Never been disappointed at this restaurant

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EMurphy1466
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great evening. Everything was delicious and the service was great. Highly recommend the scallops Gorgonzola appetizer. 💚

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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.

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AngieP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

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.

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CassandraM
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
11 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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 !

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best food!

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SheilaF
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious + service was perfect!

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Niceladylikesgoodfood
Toronto
29 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

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.

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christineb
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best place in town to eat...food is amazing service impecable

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Caygeon
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food, great atmosphere, excellent service!

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johnc
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A very enjoyable dining experience. My wife loved the lobster ravioli and my burger with goat cheese was the best I've ever had. The atmosphere is ritzy but relaxed, the service is great, and even the music is nice. I recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From the minute we walked in we were treated with great service. Our waitress was very polite and very helpful. The food was very well prepared and was delicious and the music just seem to top it all off. It was a perfect date night. Thank you Bar Vita

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Rhonda
Dublin
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service. Beautiful decor and ambiance. Wednesday evening was quiet but was the atmosphere I wanted. Would definitely recommend.

RN
RenceeN
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant has very good food and service was great. It was nice atmosphere and you were able to hear other people at the table. Will be back for sure.

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

A lot of the menu is seafood, which is ok if you don’t have shell fish issue which we do. Having said that, the pasta dishes were really tasty and ambience was really good. Definitely a good dining experience in downtown Peterborough.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always love our dining experience at Bar Vita

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

My Pasta was very good!
Unfortunately my husbands salad was brown and when the server came back to check on us (20 mins after food arrived) we showed her the lettuce was brown, she politely acknowledged she wouldn’t eat it either and apologized but ending up leaving the salad on our table (which we thought was weird). The owner then showed up at the table to look at our meal and proceeded to argue that he didn’t see what we were talking about. Up until this point I could’ve been compassionate knowing we were entering into the lockdown and the restaurant industry has been hit hard but to have an owner argue about the quality of food he was serving was very upsetting. It left a bad taste in our mouth (no pun intended). Sadly we will not likely return

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Happyguy
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful time. The scallops and veal were fantastic.

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WandaB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

First off, Bar Vita is one of my favourite restaurants in Peterborough and it has been my place of choice whenever I want to share a special evening with someone.
Having said that, on our visit on Friday, December 11 there was about a 10 minute confusion and delay in getting us a table despite having made a reservation through open table and having confirmation of that reservation. And we were on time so that wasn’t a factor.
It’s nice that they have live music on Friday evenings but it was so loud that the server had to repeat the specials repeatedly and I hated to lean close because of us not having masks on while seated. It couldn’t have been comfortable for her either.
I got the veal and it was a bit on the dry side but otherwise tasty. The tomato sauce though was unremarkable. We also got the caprese salad which I felt was quite meagre for the $16 cost. It was served on a white plate and about 3/4 of the plate was visible because there were approximately 6 or 7 cherry tomatoes sliced in half, a few very small bits of soft cheese and some thin shreds of basil scattered like a garnish instead of full leaves of basil on which the tomatoes and cheese could sit. The flavour was good but I was quite disappointed with the portion size and presentation of the salad.
Overall it was not the best experience, and not what I had been expecting from Bar Vita 😕

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Katie
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience! The staff were incredibly friendly, the atmosphere was great, the food was amazing. One of the best restaurants Peterborough has to offer.

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CherylB
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

Lovely ambiance.
The meal was delicious. The soup entree although tasty had no substance. This is the reason the food rating was lower.
The seafood Gorgonzola was delicious!

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LisaM
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a great place. Our server was such a delight. The food, the service , the ambience; everything was pretty spot on. Would highly recommend this place

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CarlyW
New England
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best dining experiences in Peterborough - great food, amazing service and lovely atmosphere!

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LaurenK
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The music was nice but when trying to talk a little loud

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LaynaD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is always delicious, there is no other place around that compares. My favourite place to go to enjoy a nice night out.

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DanM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great dinner at Bar Vita. Food is excellent, drinks are good and service is second to none.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our night was wonderful. The food was incredible- it surpassed our expectations 100%. We started with bruschetta and escargot and they were both great. The bruschetta was truly one of the best I’ve had, and the cheesy escargot was mouth watering. For our entrees we had sea bass and lobster ravioli, both being top tier. The sea bass was perfectly cooked and melted in my mouth. 10/10 for the chef.
Our server- unfortunately I cannot remember her name (tall blonde)- was very polite and engaging. She perfectly timed her check ins, and recommended great options. Her calm demeanour and interaction with patrons made It evident she will excel in all aspects of customer service, and future endeavours.

Hats off to your restaurant and staff. With out a doubt we will be back. Thank you kindly!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great meal !

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SusanG
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were a group of 4. Our server was very sweet and attentive. We loved the bread, it was delicious. Normally we just get a warm bread roll. 3 of us had the Sea Bass which was cooked to perfection and served with a tasty pasta and 1 had the veal parm, which again was very nicely cooked and apparently very tasty. We've been to this restaurant several times and always been happy with the food. We have had to wait a long time for food on occasion, but not often. We have had the charcuterie board a lot and it is very very good, although the price seems to have gone up considerably. Bacon jam is amazing. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

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Amelia
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Amazing atmosphere! Great drinks and appetizers! Loved our cute little table in the window :)

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RenceeN
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Would definitely recommend to anyone. Great food and service.

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BobS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly and efficient, food is very good, definitely recommend

FAQs

Bar Vita offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (705) 743-3339.

Bar Vita is rated 4.8 stars by 59 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.