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Vito's Italian Restaurant

4.7
4.7
1172 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

Voted #1 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.

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Booked 17 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Sicilian, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
    Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
    Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
    Happy Hour
    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (904) 429-3868

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Giulio Teresi

  • Catering

    We offer catering services.

  • Private party facilities

    We offer catering for any special occasion. Please call 904-429-3868 for details.

  • Private party contact

    Francesca: (904) 429-3868

  • Neighborhood

    Jacksonville

  • Cross street

    Race Track and S.R. 13

  • Parking details

    Located in Bartram Oaks Walk Shopping Center.

  • Entertainment

    Dennis Miller

    The Groov

    Carlos Peterson

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 1,172 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Jacksonville / Northeast Florida

    Best Value

  • Jacksonville / Northeast Florida

    Good for Groups

  • Jacksonville / Northeast Florida

    Special Occasion

  • Jacksonville

    Best Overall

  • Jacksonville

    Best Value

  • Jacksonville

    Good for Groups

  • Jacksonville

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Jacksonville

    Special Occasion

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always the best , never any complaints!!

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing home baked bread, Vito salad, Chicken Primavera entree and cannoli dessert. Highly recommend.

  3. DG

    DeanG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Took my mom here for mothers Day, and was wonderful. Thank you

  4. DD

    DavidD

    Savannah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Food was excellent I was only disappointed in the Tiramisu dessert

  5. JH

    JohnH

    Jacksonville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    The filet and pasta was excellent. Prepared perfectly.

  6. W

    Wags

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was excellent, the chicken marsala with side pasta made with a olive oil / garlic sauce was outstanding.

  7. CS

    CynthiaS

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our new favorite restaurant. The food, ambiance, and attitude of staff made for a thoroughly memorable evening.

  8. s

    shelleye

    Jacksonville

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food and wonderful service. Couldn’t ask for better

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Couldn’t be happier with our celebration dinner. Franco was the best! Made the night even more special. ❤️

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went to celebrate a friend’s 61st birthday. Dinner was great, the food there never disappoints. Vito was making his rounds through the dining room and he’s always so nice to speak with. Our waiter, Franco, who’s been there forever, did some magic tricks for us which added to the fun. All in all a terrific evening.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3

    Anniversary.

  12. KO

    KimO

    Jacksonville

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service as usual. Kristina is our favorite server.

  13. RC

    RoryC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always great food and service. Reservation is a must, even on a Tuesday.

  14. EM

    EdieMarieT

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Osso Buco was to die for. Sooo delicious! I'm looking to go back just for that. Chef/owner comes out to chat with diners. We went back a second time about a month later and chef remembered us. He treats you like an old friend. I love it. What a great place.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Got to the restaurant at 6:30 for my reservation. Had to wait a bit as there where a lot of big parties also checking in at the same time. Got to my table about 15-20 min after arrival and placed our order. The kitchen was super backed up and we waited for about an hour for food to arrive. Our waitress (Yvonne) was absolutely amazing was on top of everything and always kept us in the loop. Food came out and it was absolutely amazing. Had the tiramisu for desert and hands down the best I’ve ever had outside of Italy.

  16. BT

    BTGorman

    Jacksonville

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2

    Can’t believe they would not accept a $50 Visa gift card, took my Visa credit card. We were in a booth with table of 12 up against us. Too loud! First time I did not have an outstanding experience.

  17. JD

    JuliaD

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best in Jax. If you are missing what was plentiful in NY/NJ, you won't be disappointed.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, very kind staff. Food took awhile but it was a Saturday. Will go back

  19. RC

    RobertC

    Jacksonville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love Jennifer for our waitress. She’s awesome! Awesome Italian place to dine.

  20. DL

    DaveL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Vito's is an authentic Italian Restaurant that has been the family for many years. Their food is second to none, you will need a reservation as they are very busy. The wait staff are friendly and knowledgeable about the offerings on the menu, they are attentive to their customers. Anytime you want real Italian food this is the place to go to.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The best Italian food and service in greater Jacksonville

  22. DA

    DorothyA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding dinner at Vitos as usual! We love going there because everything we order is always delicious! Pasta, seafood, broccoli with garlic... always fresh, flavorful and generous portions.

  23. JO

    JOHNA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My wife had eggplant parm and I had sausage and peppers. Both were wonderful. Service was great also. Thanks

  24. DH

    DonaldH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3

    Waitress seemed to be disconnected. She asked us for an appetizer order. We told her what we wanted and before we could state something else she walked away from the table. She was very cold and curt. I had chicken Parmesan which was cut very thin and layered and was very tough. The Reading was also very dry. They’re tomato sauce is nothing special. Seems like it’s out of a can. Bread was stale, probably leftover from the day before. Glassware was dirty with dry lipstick on the rim. Too much filler in the meatballs. Portions have gotten smaller over the years.

  25. FL

    FayL

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, wine and service. Yvonne was a wonderful server - live music in bar area was very nice!

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always love dining here. A true Italian experience.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food! Great service from Franco.

  28. PG

    PaulaG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3

    Not sure how this place has such a high rating……the food is subpar as far as Italian food goes…..

  29. O

    Okay

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    The dinning room was packed and we were seated with a serving tray on a stand backed right up to the chair (which I assumed was there for dirty dishes) where we were asked to sit. We sat down for a second and then asked if I was possible to move to the bar area which seemed to be quite empty to enjoy our date night. The server must have been slammed with other tables because she was fairly absent. The bartender was extremely loud and very excited to be working from what we could see. But the food was good and we will go back to give another shot and hope for better results.

  30. NS

    NicantSar

    Jacksonville

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Big fan of the Chef, his food & atmosphere! However, after arriving on time for our open table reservation, we were disappointed in having to wait 20 minutes for a table. It seemed like we fell in line with the other walk-ins.

  31. O

    Outstanding

    Jacksonville

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is now one of my top 2 restaurants in St. John's County. My God, it was SO GOOD last night! The mussels with marinara were just outstanding and my veal scarpariello with white sauce was divine!!!! Our waiter, Franco, was the best!!! He made it such a great dining experience!

  32. A

    Amerz

    Baltimore

    41 reviews

    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    The restaurant was very busy. We asked for Yvonne, our favorite server. She was running everywhere. I hate to think that we spread her thinner. We love Yvonne! My mussel appetizer was delicious. My granddaughter got the mussel dinner and it was gritty, so was the pasta under it. I was disappointed about this. Otherwise, Yvonne was her usual wonderful self and the rest of the food was great!

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    We love Vito's! We are relatively new to the area and had to find our favorite Italian and we have accomplished that. They have live music on a few nights a week in the bar area, they have a great ambience, great people and most importantly great food. Chef Giulio is the best!

  34. S

    Solare

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    OMG this was one of the best restaurants I have been to. It was a gem to find this place in JAX, our first time, and we will definitely be back. Great Italian food, Vito the host .... we just love him and he makes it a point to say hello and hang out with his diners. There was a great band playing 80's classics. I wish this was closer to home, we are further south, but we will be making trips to JAX just to visit Vito's :)

  35. k

    kimberlyk

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Franco was wonderful!

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great steaks and Italian food. We love Vito’s!

  37. EG

    EarlG

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent food and service. A little loud but everyone seems very happy and conversational.

  38. j

    jackc

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Had an appetizer on special (bang bang shrimp) which was great, salad included with meal which is nice, overall very good experience. Waitress allowed time no rushing. Will go back for sure.

  39. P

    Paolo33

    Jacksonville

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Great food, prompt service and all at a reasonable price!

  40. CK

    ChuckK

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Excellent food, service could have been better both in the bar and the dining room. Worth coming back for the food.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Vito's Italian Restaurant using the Order Online button. Vito's Italian Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (904) 429-3868.

Vito's Italian Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 1172 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 17 times today
Google Map for Vito's Italian Restaurant

116 Bartram Oaks Walk Ste 101 Saint Johns, FL 32259

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Race Track and S.R. 13

  • Neighborhood

    Jacksonville

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
    Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
    Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
    Happy Hour
    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Sicilian, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Located in Bartram Oaks Walk Shopping Center.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Giulio Teresi

  • Entertainment

    Dennis Miller

    The Groov

    Carlos Peterson

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (904) 429-3868

  • Catering

    We offer catering services.

  • Private party facilities

    We offer catering for any special occasion. Please call 904-429-3868 for details.

  • Private party contact

    Francesca: (904) 429-3868

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