Vito's Italian Restaurant

4.6
479 reviews
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Bold City Best Winner 2018 Best Chef and Best Italian Restaurant; Best of Jax 2018 for Best Family Restaurant and Best Italian Restaurant; Best Italian 2018 Folio Weekly. Voted Top 10 Five Star Reviews by Open Table 2017, Voted 11 Best Meals in Jacksonville by Florida Times Union 2017. Voted Best of Folio Weekly 2012, Vito’s has been a staple in the Jacksonville area for over 30 years with Chef Giulio originally starting in 1984. Chef Giulio (originally from Palermo, Italy) draws strongly on family recipes and traditions. We offer catering for any special occasion.
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent restaurant!! Has been a favorite for many years. We ALWAYS visit Vito’s when in JAX. We live in Atlanta and nothing compares to the truly authentic Italian cuisine at Vito’s. See you soon. And a BIG thank you!!!!!

BH
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

We just relocated from the northeast and love great Italian cuisine. For a southern Italian restaurant it was good. The red sauce was very good and not too sweet like we've had at other Florida restaurants. They also had a 2 piece band playing and my girl danced and made requests.

AR
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superior food and service.
From appetizers to desserts, you can't go wrong at Vito's.
Andrea was super friendly and provided excellent service.
I will quote my mother about the Snapper special: "This is one of the best things I have ever eaten."
Management and the chef are in the dining room checking on the customers.
I heartily recommend Vito's for Italian cuisine.

R
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great. Service was wonderful. Chef visited tables. Receptionist/table scheduler appeared to struggle. Some confusion in seating waiting customers, some of whom had reservations. Overall great dinner.

OT
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is great!!!
Never had a bad meal or experience at Vito’s
Tina, Julio, Cynthia, Michael, Jennifer. Just a great place and a great family!!!

PH
New England
12 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Overall a good Italian place. A little loud, so don't plan on conversation. My veal was good, but my wife's chicken parm was dry, dry, dry. Maybe a little over priced, but we'll give it a few more tries before we decide.

S
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian food in Jax. We dined there last Friday evening with two other couples. All of our entrees were outstanding with large portions.

SP
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the food and talking with our server. If you want a place that is comfortable, but a lot nicer than fast-food, this is the place.

VD
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food -- we were fortunate to have Franco again as our server - such a true knowledgeable professional - his suggestions are worth paying attention to - Vito's is true Italian cuisine - it is not fast food quality - it's like they create each dish to perfection. Love Love Love Vito's !!

D
Jacksonville
35 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

As usual Vito’s Italian cuisine is top notch. The prices are very fair and all entrees come with salad and pasta. All foods that is supposedly be cold is cold and hot food hot as it should be. We have eaten at Vito’s about 10 times. Tonight the service was awful. It took 10 minutes for the waiter to come over to the table to take the drink order. Then another 10 minutes for delivery. Another 10 minutes to come back to take the order. We asked for butter with our bread, waited 10 minutes before asking again, and finally asked a busboy to get it, which he did immediately. It took another 20 minutes for the main course to be delivered. When finished we asked for a to go box. After waiting 10 minutes again we asked a busboy for a box which was brought immediately. The waiter only had 4 tables including ours and there was no reason for the poor service. We will go back to Vito’s for their excellent food, but will make sure we do not have the server we had tonight.

L
New England
28 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very good food- consistently good. Great bar area with great musicians some nights but that can make for quite a loud dinner. Great zuppa de pesce !

OT
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

I went out to have dinner with my two kids and instead ate my dinner by myself. The waiter didn’t bring me what I had ordered. Then once the correct meal came to me, it was under cooked. All the meals in the end was good tasting. However, nothing was done about the mistake and ruining our dinner out together. I’m not sure if we will be back again.

OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Was very loud and even the waiter had a hard time hearing. Felt a little rushed to eat and go.

LP
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love this place! Food is wonderful and the best marinara in town. Service is excellent and they treat you like family.

D
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food as usual. It was nice have Julio and Francesca come by and say hello. Vito’s is my favorite Italian restaurant in Jacksonville.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took our granddaughter there for her birthday dinner and she loved it. Nothing but 5 stars.

CC
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food always consistently the best in area. Service friendly and considerate. Absolutely our favorite restaurant for casual or celebrations.

PH
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Our server was not what I have experienced in the past. Service was slow. drinks were slow.

M
Jacksonville
11 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I've never had a bad meal at Vito's. Love going here. The staff (and often it's family) is very friendly ... and depending on the time of night, you'll even get a handshake from Vito!

G
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food,service ,all great

JP
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service. Loved the atmosphere. Not too loud. Good for a fun night out or a romantic dinner. We were there on a Saturday night. They had an awesome jazz trio called Groov playing live in the bar. Had a great time. Ted was our waiter he was great. We'll be back soon.

PH
New England
13 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

A hidden gem. A little slow getting seated but worth the wait. Our server was very nice and professional. Our food was fantastic. The lamb chops were perhaps the best I've ever had. A definite keeper.

LT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So glad we found Vito's! We have been looking for our fav Italian in JAX for +2 years. Vito's fits that perfectly! The food, service, and atmosphere were all very much to our liking, and exactly what a good Italian restaurant should be. We can't wait to eat at Vito's again.

YM
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are always treated like family, very personal and a great place to take friends for a special meal!

MG
Western NC
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian restaurant I've ever been to. Food is absolutely fabulous and the restaurant is beautiful and charming.

OT
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food and service was excellent as usual. The issue was a party with several bratty, screaming children who were running wild in the dining room. The parents had no control and didn't seem concerned about ruining everyone else's dining experience. The wait staff was trying their best to mitigate the situation but the manager really needed to step up and say something.

R
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Great food. Great value. Chef/owner came out to check on the diners in the restaurant.

MT
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always Vito's never disappoints! The seafood specials are always fabulous and being Italian, there's nowhere else I would eat any pasta with red sauce! There's a reason they were voted Bold City Best because they are!

L
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Everything was pretty good. The salads are getting smaller every time I go along with the watery blue cheese dressing. The veal was great but only 3 small pieces. We are starting to get a little disappointed in the food and portion.

JR
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service...best Italian food I've had since moving to NE FL from Atlanta. Highly recommended...but be sure and get a reservation!

DL
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

My only issue is that the hostess, when told that I had knee surgery and could not easily do steps without pain, said the tables that were empty on the ground level were reserved.
She did not go check.

Our waiter was very good.

GC
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely coming back. Great place, great food and fun atmosphere

WI
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect as usual. You can't find better Italian dishes anywhere.

SS
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

ALWAYS one of our favorite go-to's we can depend on for a delicious meal in a great environment. Been going to Vito's since we moved to Jacksonville in 1997, and LOVE IT!

EP
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and great food!! A family favorite!!!!

OT
Jacksonville
8 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been going to Vito's since it was located on Baymeadows Road and love that it opened closer to our home in St. Johns. We go there at least twice a month as a couple and with many friends. Never had a bad meal and the service has always been great. Keep up the good work.

JN
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and a great place to to enjoy some entertainment

O
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was so tasty and service was spot on!

YM
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant. Always tentative to our needs and ALWAYS great service!

KG
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Server was a bit rough... not the greatest attitude... but the food was good...desserts were amazing...cocktails good... appetizers above average... dining area is an open room with high ceilings so it gets noisy... live music in the bar is a nice touch

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