So, i don't review a lot of local restaurants on purpose. and i usually wait until i've had at least 3 experiences prior to reviewing....so i hope Vito's doesn't disspoint me in the future...
this place was fantastic. we stumpled upon it a few weeks ago & just walked in on a fri night... almost a 2 hour wait & people were waiting!
went on a weeknight the following week & ended up sitting at the bar at a bar table (very nice & comfy bar height table & stools, and they reserve them....live music on weekends) and had fantastic appetizers & wine. the menu looked delish so we couldn't wait to come back on a weekend for a nice, relaxing dinner.
made it back this Sat night - called at 8pm to see if they had availability for 2...said to come at 9p..and we did...the place was hoppin!
we tried their mussels - OMG...best i've ever had....great sause of spicy tomoto's, onions, a light broth...not the typical garlic, or tomato cream sauce...was really different. i wish the provided some softer bread for dippng though
i had the penne ala vodka, made with applewood smoked bacon instead on pancetta. it was fab - but really really strong bacon - so i would rename this as bacon pasta as the bacon taste ovverrode the alla vodka sauce which is my fav. still really good though
he had the sicilian steak...perfect....but the whipped, pipped potatoes had something in them we (he is a chef) had a hard time identifing...but really really tasty
wrapped it up with the dessert special of the night...pear something or other made with chocolate - was vey tasty but could have had more chocolate. this was paired with choco covered bacon.....not sure why.
why is this getting a 5 star? because for once....the pasta wasn't over priced. $14 for penne ala volda, spag/meatballs was $15, the steak was $23.....the desserts were all about $5.
it's GREAT food, at a very reasonable price. we had: 1 app, 2 entrees, 1 dessert, 1 beer, 1 house red wine: total bill: $63 (can't beat that price!)
this will be our new Go To restaurant....we can't wait to make our way through the menu!