My boyfriend and I visited Vito's for the first time on 2/27/13, as we're always looking for good Italian food. The bread and herb butter was VERY tasty, and ultimately, we both thoroughly enjoyed our entrees. They had a few decent wines by the glass, which is always something I consider, so that was helpful. I had the Parmigiana with Chicken and was accommodated at no extra charge when I requested vegetables with it instead of a bed of pasta. My dish was delicious and I would order it again. My Boyfriend had a rigatoni/penne dish with meat sauce and peas. He was quite pleased with his dish, too.
The service was nothing special, but was certainly acceptable. We were never left waiting too long for anything and I was satisfied with our waitress.
However, there are a few things to note about visiting VIto's:
First, unless you're lucky enough to find a space on the street right out front, parking is not directly adjacent to the restaurant. So ladies, if you're in heels like I was, be prepared for a short walk.
Next, there are two rooms plus a bar at Vito's. I thought the decor was very pretty, but it seemed to be a bit confused. The decor seems like it's leaning toward a nicer restaurant - more of an "adult" environment for business or a romantic atmosphere. But there are no linens on the tables and the lights were turned up all the way when we arrived at 7pm, which felt very awkward to me. The lack of linens and the bright lighting made it feel like a family-style restaurant with decor and touches that were way too nice for a family-style restaurant. I would recommend that they dim the lights significantly as soon as the sun begins to set and put nice linens on the tables so that those important bits match the elegant touches of the light fixtures, fabric on the booths, artwork, finishes, etc., and make it a spot that is more conducive to adults. If they did this, the service would need to step up a notch, too, and they should also consider serving bottled water. Obviously, kids and families would still fit in, but the decor would be properly aligned with itself instead of creating confusion. I think Vito's could be a really special place if they can get past this identity crisis.
BOTTOM LINE: The food was great, and I would go back. It's a bit of a drive from where I live and while I'm always willing to drive for a great restaurant, I'll probably visit this one sparingly unless or until they get past their identity crisis. And if they make it more of a family-style restaurant, they should also adjust their prices down a tiny bit. If they go with a more mature environment, the prices, in my opinion, are okay as they are. Check it out and decide for yourself!
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March 7, 2013
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