Vito's Italian Restaurant

4.6
790 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
We cannot guarantee a booth or table request.
Outdoor/Bar seating is available on a first come, first serve basis. Offering digital menus along with online ordering www.vitosjax.com for takeout/delivery.
Voted #1 2018, 2019 and 2020 in Jacksonville Best Chef, Best Italian Restaurant, Best Family, Best Fine Dining, Best Special Occasion, Best Steak, Best Martini, Best Bartender, Best Restaurant to Impress a Date, Best Wine List, Best Wine Bar; 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 790 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Mick
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Friendly staff with great food. Very loud...not the restaurants fault, people in general don't seem to know how to speak at a conversational level in public. May try again on a week night.

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SusanC
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my daughter here to celebrate her getting into college! We both ordered the Cesar salad and shrimp scampi. It was delicious from starting with the bread to the cannoli for dessert. I can’t wait to go back! This was our first time and will definitely be back!

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vipDiane
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good authentic Italian cuisine. Attentive staff, our server Karen was excellent

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norbertp
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was very prompt & courteous, even with children. Food was good and generous and a good value. We will come again

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RoyH
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great date night experience. Was surprised that some of the patrons were so casually attired.

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vipPeterT
Charlotte
19 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We always love going to Vito's. The food and service are excellent. We went last Saturday night and the restaurant was busy and they were short-staffed so it took longer than normal. We will definitely be back tho as the food is always outstanding.

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TerryW
Jacksonville
15 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Went on a Saturday night and they were busy. Appetizer was tasty but not hot. Dinner was good, although waitress informed us it would be delayed because kitchen was too busy. I would go back but not on a weekend.

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viphas2
Jacksonville
26 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

This was the anniversary of our engagement and we return to our local favorite.

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vipdanielm
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

So good 🎉🌈💃🏽🍝

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BrianR
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vito's is awesome as always! We go every Friday night. Excellent Chicken Parm, Filet Mignon, wine selection, etc.

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djacovetti
Jacksonville
8 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good experience.

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debraS
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food , outstanding service. Perfect atmosphere!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

The food was fantastic! The service was spotty. The mask wearing was a joke.

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SusannK
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful from appetizers to entree. My mussels were large and flavorful. The chicken franchaise was delicious. Our server was quick and attentive. Definitely going back again.

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RockJock
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful meal for St. Valentine’s Day. It was our first visit and it was wonderful. We will definitely make this a favorite for out of town guests and special occasions....or just when we want really good Italian and reasonable prices.

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vipLoveIalianFood
Orlando
50 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine's day at Vito's was the best ever! Vito's food is superior to any other Italian Restaurant in Jacksonville. Mary, our server is spectacular! The wine selection in very favorable to the dishes served. Can't think of anything that is not the best at Vito's. I recommend this restaurant to any who want the best Italian food experience in this whole metropolitan area. I don't know of an Italian Restaurant that is better or even as good as Vito's!!!

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BobD
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Evening, the arancini were amazing as our appetizer. Main course was the same, amazing! Our server, Jennifer was attentive and met all our expectations. After dinner, a trip to the bar area to listen to some music. Mathew is talented and covered all genre’s of music flawlessly. A surprise performance from the bartender accompanying Mathew on a duet drew a huge approval from the crowd. Overall, as always, a great evening! Well done, staff!!

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vipSmillio
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

I order the manicotti and what I got was a bowl of manicotti soup. All the tubes were like mush, pasta completely overcooked. All of the ricotta was just mixed in with tons of sauce that you could not see anything but a sea of red. Horrible! And on top of that, they charged me $1.00 for ice in my cocktail. I'm done with them. Go to Enzas. Also, soup was cool and the aroncinni was all cheese and no rice...considering they are rice balls.

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ConnieW
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly a great evening.
From the attentive service to every course of the meal. Excellent 👌
One of our Best Valentine's Day!

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Jillimanilli
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time patronizing this fine establishment. Most certainly won’t be the last! The food, service, ambiance and price point is off the chart. Our server was Franco and he is simply outstanding. We encountered several attendants throughout our meal and each was provided incredible service. Our waters were always filled, our drinks we’re monitored closely so we never had to ask for another. The food was beyond authentic and so delicious. This restaurant just moved up to the top on our list of favorites! Loved it!!

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Jaxmom13
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent Italian food from the calamari appetizer to main entrees to tiramisu desert. Service was good and restaurant has nice ambience. Will definitely return again

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vipRodK
Jacksonville
63 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Italian dinner without the 8hour flight.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vito’s was perfect, from the amazing food, great wine, and beautiful venue. I would absolutely recommend Vito’s for any date, special occasion, or even if you just want some amazing Italian food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
15 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every way. Great food. Great service. Good wine list. Our go to for Italian now.

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Kathy
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always. We’re regulars but have had excellent service from day one. Chef Giulio came to our table & asked how our food was & engaged in his usual witty banter. By far Vito’s is our favorite restaurant & we hope to celebrate many things there for years to come 😊

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vipJudy
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time to Vitos and we were not disappointed.
It will be our new go to Italian !

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AntonioM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience5

I made a reservation and still had to wait 20mins for our table. We kindly asked the wait staff to box our soups, she never returned with them. Plus our food was rushed which greatly diminished the quality for such a fine establishment.

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MichaelS
Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time eating here and this time was even better than the first. Very nice place. The food was great and the service was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting. Really enjoyed it!

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

We love Vito’s; however, this was our least pleasant experience. We were not able to truly enjoy the evening because of the hustle and bustle. We were seated directly in front of the kitchen doors and it was incredibly loud. Our waitress, Mary, did not take care or ensure that our orders were accurate. We felt rushed and anxious. The food was still delicious, but not to the level that Vito’s usually delivers. This will not be a place we come back to on a weekend.

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roys
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ALWAYS A GOOD MEAL,WILL BE BACK.FRIENDLY SERVICE. ROY

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first time at Vito’s and we will absolutely be going back.

The party seated next to us had 4 or 5 kids running around the table and was a little loud, but that is in no way the fault of the restaurant.

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TinaW
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and absolutely amazing music performed by the Groov.

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DennisM
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Wife’s birthday
Brought me wrong entree and when I questioned it was told it was right
After taking a few bites it was clearly not what I ordered(short ribs over linguine) and i had sausage and eggplant over rigatoni
They apologized and then said they were out of short ribs and would I like something else so I ordered veal piccata
No concession on any aspect of my bill
I ve been here several times before but I wont be going back

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vipDrMgt
Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Awesome entertainment:)
Franco is the best! He made us feel we were in our vacation in Italy.
Will come back for more. Very good therapy during this pandemic

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vipCarlos1636
Jacksonville
14 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious CHICKEN MARSALA with ANGEL HAIR PASTA. Generous portion. Delightful and efficient service by KRISTINA.

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Kris
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

I was disappointed to find out this way of making a reservation does not include the option of of a booth and requires a call.

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FSUGirl
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had Marco who is amazing with his magic tricks. We always ask for him when possible. Chef came by and our food amazing as usual.

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vipRodK
Jacksonville
63 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A genuine Italian family restaurant! Excellent!

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JohnE
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been going to Vito’s since 1995 over at his former location. Always was outstanding. Food, Service has always been the best

FAQs

Vito's Italian Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (904) 429-3868.

Vito's Italian Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 790 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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