Further to our earlier review (June 15/06), we tried Vita Bella again two weeks ago. What a difference!
We were warmly welcomed by two excellent staff members and enjoyed a fabulous meal. The whole experience was outstanding.
We eat a lot of caesar salad, but the one at Vita Bella has to be the best around - absolutely fantastic - not too heavily dressed, with sweet asiago cheese and croutons with tapenade - delicious.
The smoked duck linguine is amazing. The duck is so tender, it almost melts in the mouth - I'd love to know how the chef smokes and cooks it (at home, ours tends to be a bit on the chewy side). The pasta is tossed with a light demi-glaze and cream (at least we think that's what it is) - rich and flavourful, but not too heavy.
The rest of the menu looks wonderful too, but I know we'll keep returning for these two dishes alone!
We were well served by knowledgeable, helpful, experienced and friendly staff members who made our visit very pleasant. We look forward to another visit soon.