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durhamres | | Jul 10, 2008 07:43 AM

There is a new George B. restaurant called Vita in Durham in Erwin Square. Some friends and I decided to give it a try because we had a new coupon from the Indy. The space is beautifully decorated and we were excited about our dinner. The service started fine, but ended on a bad note. Specifically, I sent a drink back to the bar because it was warm and poorly made. I was very polite and asked for a glass of wine instead. When the server apologized, I told him, of course it wasn't his fault. The bartender and the server then talked about us loudly and rudely. Sadly, they must have thought there was a soundproof barrier between the bar and our table because we heard everything they said as our table was only four feet away from them. We could also hear them talk about other tables and each other. After the drink incident, our service really slowed down and we were ignored. The menu held a lot of promise on paper, but on the plate, it wasn't any good. The pizzas were large, but tasted like the sauce was from a can and had very little cheese. Not worth it, even with the coupon. For pizza, I would have been happier at Satisfaction or Pepper's in CH paying full price. An unfortunate experience all around. I could have lived with the food if the server remained as civil as we were to him. Service-F, Food-C+