Viva Vito's

SLU expansion couldn't keep a good restaurant down

A good sampler for our table was the Sicilian capricciosa (prosciutto, basil, tomato, portabella mushroom and mozzarella) and the House Vito's Super (Italian sausage, pepperoni, ham, black olives, red onion, mushrooms, green peppers and tomato). For a massively filling excursion into gluttony, the bread-thick Sicilian pie should do the trick: olive oil, a big helping of mozzarella and a special Sicilian sauce, served on a superthick crust. Eat that, Chicago!

Vito's could function quite well as a stand-alone bar, with six beers on tap (New Castle, Sierra Nevada, two Paulaners, Guinness and Michelob Light) and a decent wine list of eleven whites and eleven reds. Terrale is the house brand of red and white wines, both good values at just $16 a bottle. Four desserts round out the menu. Mama Maltese makes a wonderful cassata (sponge cake with fruit preserves), but during one visit she told us she had just gotten back from Florida and didn't have time to make it. A homemade cannoli -- fully packed with lightly sweetened riccota cheese and crushed pistachio nuts and drizzled with chocolate sauce -- was a good substitute.

Vito's is confident and doesn't strive to be something fancier than it is. The LaFatas know their clientele and focus on turning out a consistent, reasonably priced product, producing just about the best pizza in town.

Vito's is a notch or two above your standard St. Louis pizza-and-pasta joint.
Amy Bautz
Vito's is a notch or two above your standard St. Louis pizza-and-pasta joint.

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Vito's

3515 Lindell Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63103

Category: Bars and Clubs

Region: St. Louis - Grand Center

Details

Carpaccio $7.99
Caprese $5.99
Farfalle al salmone $10.99
Spiedini di carne $14.95
Lunch pizza buffet $6.99
Pizza $7.99-11.99

314-534-8486. Hours: Lunch buffet, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; dinner, 5-10 p.m. Mon.-Tue., 5-11 p.m. Wed.-Sat. Bar open till 3 a.m. Fri.-Sat.

3515 Lindell Boulevard

You can count on that.

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