Our Story starts way back in 1999 when a small, yet growing family
began a tiny Italian Trattoria in Chester, CT to serve as a catering
facility. With extra space on hand, Jacqueline wisely suggested that
they throw a few tables in the front just in case people wanted to "dine
in." Those 5 tables quickly grew into 15 and soon those 15 table
didn't seem like they would be enough to satisfy the local crowd's
desire for delicious homemade cooking. They found a beautiful old
building in the historic Goodspeed landing in East Haddam Village.
Their new home would be right across the street from the Tony Award
winning theater, The Goodspeed Opera House.
This is where our story finds us 15 years after opening.
when you come into La Vita you might not see Jacqueline dangling a child
or two on her hips when she takes your order, but you can find those
children all grown up and taking (or giving) orders themselves. Our business and family may have expanded over the years but one thing has remained the same. Our love of food. So Please, let our family feed yours.
All entrées are cooked to order - Please allow yourself enough time to enjoy
Throughout the course of the year we use as many ingredients from our local farms as possible.