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Reviewed March 29, 2022 via mobile

My wife and I went to Vito’s expecting to have an enjoyable evening and nice meal. We were disappointed. Our reservation was for 7:30 pm and as soon as we were seated, our waiter began rushing us through our meal because the kitchen was closing...at 8 pm. The restaurant did not allow sufficient time to accommodate guests arriving at 7:30 and the last reservation should be at 7 pm. We orderered calamari as an appetizer, veal parmigiana to share, and chocolate mousse with coffee for dessert. The calamari was ok, but not enough sauce was provided; the dipping sauce was gone with half of the order still remaining. The veal was “leathery” - something I would expect from a Denny’s restaurant. Dinner rolls were served well after the veal was served; they were slightly overdone and not at all enticing - Denny’s would have done better. The chocolate mousse was not very “chocolaty” and the coffee was lukewarm and not that good; McDonalds serves better coffee. We complained to one of the owners and he said he would give our feedback to the kitchen staff, essentially taking no ownership or responsibility for this mediocre performance in his restaurant. Perhaps our experience at Vito’s would have been better if we had arrived earlier in the evening when the kitchen staff was not in such a hurry to shut down and leave for the evening but this is no excuse. Needless to say, will not be returning to Vito’s.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed February 17, 2022 via mobile

We ordered the pollo al formaggio, carbonara, and fettuccine alfredo, and all were excellent. They had a wide variety of both meal and drink options, and the staff was friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed October 20, 2021

A co worker knew of Vitos and said it was a great place to eat! The service was exceptional and the food was first rate. I had the Penne pasta Bolagnese which exceptional. Another thing that impressed me was the speed of the service Lou...( the waiter) and Auda (the server) provided- it was like reading minds! I would come back here for sure and bring friends!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed September 2, 2021 via mobile

Dinner with niece at end of California visit. Staying at nearby Airport Hampton Inn & Suites. Picked from TripAdvisor nearby. Sat inside. Very pleasant dining room. Excellent service. Party of three. All three meals were excellent. Will certainly return. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 1, 2021

We had our son's and daughter-in-law's wedding rehearsal dinner here. The food is amazing. Everything was wonderful. So many of our friends came up to us and told us that they plan on coming back to the restaurant for dinner. The staff is amazing. Very...attentive. They took great care of us. Everyone had a wonderful time. It is the perfect place for an event. The amazing food just tops it off!!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed March 25, 2020

This location used to be full of other restaurants. So we were glad to see it still here. The food is very good and reasonably priced

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 22, 2020

We were coming back from a visit to Hawaii and had a one night stopover in San Jose near the airport. We looked at Trip Advisor for a nearby restaurant and found Vito's close by. (FYI, this was just a the start of the COVID...19 and we could see the the downturn in traffic at the Airport, Hotel and traffic.) We walked over to Vito's and quickly noticed it was more than just a pizza parlor and we felt under dressed, but we decided to go ahead and go in. We asked for a table of 5, and even though we did not have a reservation, they quickly put two tables together for us. Right off the start our waiter welcomed us a made us felt welcome to Vito's . We got comfortable, looked over the menu and started to enjoy ourselves. As they brought out some bread, we ordered a bottle of wine. The menu was not overwhelming with to many choices which was great. We each ordered something a little different. The dishes were excellent and the prices were actually fairly reasonable. We had to have dessert, so we asked our waiter for some suggestion and his picks we spot on. I can not say enough about our waiter and wish I could remember his name. We got out bill and left a sizable tip and went outside to wait on a lyft ride ( just tired and did not want to walk back to the hotel). As we waited, our waiter came out to let us know we totaled up our bill incorrectly as our tip and total did not add up, and if Vito's went with what we said was the total, then we would have way over tipped. Again what honesty. Not sure if we will ever make it back to San Jose, but if we do, I can insure we will be coming back to Vito'sMore

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 15, 2020 via mobile

Excellent Italian restaurant closer to airport. Great atmosphere, excellent service and equisite food. Had lam chip special. So good. My business colleague had seafood pasta special which he said was fantastic.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 11, 2020

Really enjoyed the service, atmosphere and food at this small but intimate Italian restaurant. Went there on Friday evening and the place was busy but yet still had that quiet feel.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed February 3, 2020 via mobile

Stopped here because it was across the street from our hotel, what a pleasant surprise! Great local Italian restaurant. Enjoyed soups and main dishes. Too full for desert 😔. Jose our server was excellent and very helpful with food choices. I would definitely come back.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 1, 2020 via mobile

The staff at the hotel recommended this to us. I made a reservation for three on open table. We had to walk about a block to get there. Nice safe neighborhood and a nice evening for a walk. We were early for our reservation but...they seated us right away. The place was very cozy with lovely lighting and a nice layout. I ordered the most expensive chianti by the glass and my colleagues ordered beer. The chianti had been open and had that vinegar after taste and was disappointing. It took 20 minutes after the drinks arrived for our wait staff to take an order. I ordered calamari for the table and a shrimp cocktail for my entree. The calamari had a LOT of garlic so if that is not your thing.... the shrimp were dusted with paprika and other spices which covered up the fact that they were not fully deveined and therefore...gritty. The bread was wonderful with a better than average olive oil for dipping. TA ratings were 4 star. I would not really recommend this place...just a bit more attention to detail could change that.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed November 27, 2019 via mobile

Great food and great service. Menu has a great selection. I had gnocchi and chose pesto sauce which was very good. Interior was very nice.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 27, 2019

Enjoyed a nice meal with friends before our flight back home to Texas. The Astros were playing and everyone was accepting of our enthusiasm! The food and wine were also good!

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 19, 2019 via mobile

Excellent food! We did not have reservations but there was room at a high top table in the bar area. Anthony provided us with excellent service!eexcellentservice

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 2, 2019

Our experience at Vito's was, overall, a good one. We arrived about an hour prior to closing time and the restaurant was still fairly busy, and our server was busier than she reasonably could handle. The atmosphere of the restaurant was pleasant, albeit on the...loud side. Our meals were delicious. I ordered the farfalle with peas, prosciutto, and garlic cream sauce, and my partner got the veal marsala.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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It's a nice place, would be a special place for teens. Food is good and lots of things teens eat. Make sure you make a reservation, it's not very large. On the other hand it also has nice outdoor seating.
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Vito's Trattoria is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4