It was a Sunday night and we both were craving for some Italian food. Unfortunately our favourite Italian restaurant Amalfi’s was closed on a Sunday, so we decided to head down to La Vita Ristorante to satisfy our cravings!
As part of our main dish we ordered a Margarita pizza that consisted of fresh tomato, tapped with oregano, basil and extra virgin olive oil. We enjoyed the pizza, however there was nothing special about the dish. She felt that it lacked a bit of salt. There was so much cheese that it tasted a little bland. However, the crust was actually quite nice as it wasn’t too thin like most places.
We also ordered the Spaghetti Marinara to share. The pasta dish had seafood, pan fried with anchovies, onion, capers and garlic in a thick tomato sauce, added herbs and spices and garnished with fresh parsley. The whole dish itself only had two mussels in it, which we found quite ungenerous. As like the pizza, the dish was enjoyable but there was no ‘wow’ factor to it. One thing he would want to see more of the dish was the napolitana sauce. He found that the sauce to pasta ratio was a tad uneven, since the spaghetti was a bit dry.
We got a bowl of salad to accompany our main dishes. The bowl had mixed green salad, onion, tomato, cucumber, shredded carrot, capsicum, bocconcini cheese, and a dressing of balsamic vinaigrette. We love our vegetables but we must say, this was our least favourite dish. It was as if the chef just chucked some veggies onto a plate and drizzled balsamic on top, without tossing it or mixing it. It felt like there was no love when making this salad. Unimpressed.
Overall we enjoyed our time at La Vita, the service was good, the food came out on time, but the food just lack that finesse. Although we did satisfy our cravings, it’s highly likely that we won’t come here again. For the same price (approx. $70AUD), you can go to Amalfi’s and have a more enjoyable time, and better quality food.
His and her rating: 5.5/10