Vito's Sicilian Pizzeria & Ristorante

4.1
973 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Vito's is a family owned and operated full service Sicilian Pizzeria & Ristorante. Located in the Grand Center Art to Theater district and across the street from St. Louis University. Vito's serves award-winning pizza along with other family recipes of steak, fish, chicken and a variety of pasta.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Vegetarian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday:
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Express Lunch 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.)
Happy Hour: 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. (in Bar area only)
Dinner: 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday:
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Express Lunch 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.)
Happy Hour: 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. (in Bar area only)
Dinner: 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Bar open until 1 a.m.!
Saturday:
Lunch: 12 noon - 4 p.m.
Happy Hour: 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. (in Bar area only)
Dinner 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Bar open until 1 a.m.!
Sunday:
Dinner: 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.
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Phone number
(314) 534-8486
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Caterina Maltese
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Catering
Vito's can customize catering packages for your event. Vito's specializes in business lunch catering. You can view a sample of the menu online at vitosstl.com.

For additional information regarding groups of 10 or more, family style dinners, and specific catering menus, please contact:

Mr. Vito LaFata at vitospizzeriastl@gmail.com (owner/operator)
or
Ms. Jennifer R. Burgoyne at jenniferrburgoyne@gmail.com (Assistant General Manager)
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Grand Blvd
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Parking details
Vito's has a 10 space parking lot on the west side of the building. There is also ample street parking near by.
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Entertainment
We will be launching our 20th Anniversary specials and events lineup soon! Check back for details!
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Special events & promotions
Join us this summer for our 20th Anniversary!

Details to come!
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Wine
What 973 People Are Saying
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St. Louis
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great location near the Fox Theater and aware of start time.

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JS
St. Louis
23 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food is ok but the location is perfect for someone attending a show at the Fox.

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St. Louis
9 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Offered hamburger pizza, but was made with spicy meatballs instead.

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St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

When my wife and I were seated the host said "follow me sir" and gave us one menu. It was as if my wife was not there and I was dining alone. Wait staff should be instructed to not touch their face and nose. Our order was wrong and the server acted as if my wife should just go ahead and eat while it took another 15+ minutes to get my dinner. Both meals were cold. The beef spedini was tough and stringy. Our waiter ignored us during most of the meal, rarely checking in for refills. Extremely disappointing evening.

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St. Louis
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had the best server ever. Thanks Dan for the wonderful service.

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St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We eat at Vito's before every Fox Theater show as we have season tickets. We always have great service and the food is always delicious!

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St. Louis
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It is a fun place to eat. I really enjoyed the pizza. My wife got a pasta dish but liked my pizza better so we shared our entrees. We would definitely order the brushetta appetizer again. All in all we would definitely go back again.

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J
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food is always consistently good. The staff is friendly.

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St. Louis
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Vito's so much! Everything is delicious, and the bread is so amazing that I demand that anyone who doesn't want their pizza crusts must hand them over to me! (Family only lol) It's so nice to find a good restaurant which takes reservations so you know you won't spend an hour waiting for a table.

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JW
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We didn't go. Enroute to the restaurant, I tried to call three times & could never reach a real person- only a recorder & the last time I was cut off. No way to leave a msge.

I tried to cancel through open table at 6 pm for a 6:15 pm reservation & it responded to me that it could not take a cancellation.

We eat all the time at Vito's in the Valley & are always pleased. Disappointed that it didn't work out at their other location.

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St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We eat at Vito's often. Its a convenient place to eat if going to the Fox Theater. Only complaint, but not even a complaint...the seating is tight. Its a good way to get to know your neighboring diners!

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St. Louis
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Don, our server was very helpful and thoughtful

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St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

We have been here many times. However I last visit, the service was horrible. We did come after a matinee and did have reservations. However, they were rushing us out the door for the pre-theatre crowd. Very disappointing. Luckily our food was still good.

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St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We had an excellent meal Very good service once we were seated; however, we had a reservation for 6:15 and didn't get seated until 6:30. Caused a little bit of a rush to make our theater start time. One of the best restaurants near Fabulous Fox.

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St. Louis
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The table, the food, the pace, and Jess(ie) the server were each superb! Special recognition for the pizzas!

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St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and the service are always excellent. They are very accommodating whether it is the size of your group or preparing special meals for those with diet restrictions.

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St. Louis
8 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Perfect for dining before the symphony or any shows in the Grand Center. Food is delicious, reasonably priced. Service is excellent. We've chosen Vito's many times.

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St. Louis
50 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great salad and pizza; great service too. our waitress was excellent.

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ML
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had great service and delicious food! Sangria was real nice and the 4 cheese pizza was excellant...perfect crust!

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DB
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

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Atmosphere was nice, service good, most dishes were very salty.

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St. Louis
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

3rd time here and the service and food is always awesome!!! i been trying to pizza on the other visit but tried to spag and meatballs which was wonderful.....nice place to dine before a show at the chafeitz arena

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St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and service was amazing! Only down fall was the tables being so close together.

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St. Louis
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was an excellent dinner, friendly, good food, nice wine selection,

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1 review
Dined on December 22, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very good with excellent service. Espresso martini was a good way to finish a great meal. Wonderful place to go before going to performance at Powell Hall.

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St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy it and recommend Vito's all the time and everyone loves it.

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St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for dinner before a billiken game. Good casual food and good service. We would recommend to friends.

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j
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always eat at Vito's when we're in the STL area. For this visit we were celebrating our wedding anniversary and had dinner here the night before. Food is always wonderful and the environment is nice.

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St. Louis
28 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

My daughter and i love to visit Vito's before going to the Fox Theater. Convenient, excellent and quick food preparation, responsive staff, great bread. Enjoyable all around.

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KG
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

If you're in the mood for classic Southern Italian cuisine from grandmother's kitchen, then Vito's s the place in St. Louis. Friendly staff, casual atmosphere good value for the money the classic here are very well received; lasagna, spaghetti, raviolas are all made on-site and taste great! I would recommend to all who love a red-sauced based dining experience!

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JL
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Had dinner with an older friend at Vito's a few days ago. I chose the restaurant because I've passed it several times during my daily walks and have wanted to try the food there. Read the dinner menu online and decided there was enough variety for the 3 of us to chose from. We were not disappointed. We all had ravioli for dinner and I was please with my sampler choice which had three different ravioli in 3 different sauces. Really quite good.
Wait staff was efficient, informing us of the dinner special and describing our ravioli accurately.
Very quiet there and not crowded at all, but then again it was a mid-week day and early evening.
My wife and I do plan on returning and trying other menu items.
Loads of metered parking in the area and meters stop having to be fed at 7PM.
Restaurant does have a 10 car parking area which we didn't even check because of all the street parking that was available
All in all a pleasant dining experience.

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B
St. Louis
45 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always a good place for Italian food. You don't have to go to the Hill for great pizza and pasta!

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R
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The lobster ravioli was delicious would definitely recommend. My husband got the beef spedini and he said the beef was rather tough. Otherwise I would recommend for a casual night out

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SF
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2016
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Unfortunately, the restaurant was closed even though I had an Open Table reservation. I've been there before and it is very good. Their hours of operations need to be updated on the app.

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FS
St. Louis
23 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We were all in the neighborhood and hungry. Drove by Vito's and checked it out in Open Table.

Arrived and they were ready for us. Narrowed my selection to two items and asked the waiter to be the tiebreaker. In short, the best tortellini in St. Louis and maybe the best ice had in 20 years. It's that good. They should offer only tortellini and double the price. That good.

Servers were very friendly and attentive. The place was busy so they tag-teamed us most of the time. Great value too. We will be back for sure.

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ST
St. Louis
27 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2016
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

What happened? I go to Vito's very often. Whether before the Fox or a concert, or just because I want a good pizza. Went there Saturday night, via Open Table reservation. No problem. Got seated and from there it went sideways. Ariel was our waitress. She was nice a vibrant and full of energy. She took our order, which was basically 3 salads and a flat bread. FIFTY MINUTES LATER, we still didn't have our food. Every table around us had arrived, ordered, been served and ate before we received our SALADS! We said to forget the flat bread pizza. Ariel apologized and didn't charge us for a round a drinks. Luckily we didn't have any time issues, or it would have been a much different outcome. I LOVE Vito's and will continue to support and recommend it. However, last Saturday was truly a tragic experience.

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SG
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy a pre-show dinner at Vito's! The service, ambiance and quality of the food are outstanding and we know we won't be late for the performance! Highly recommend!

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St. Louis
12 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Get there before a show ,a concert, a ballgame or whatever but get there.

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St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2016
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

This dinner will be remembered for many Father's Days to come, but not for good reasons. Short staffed, took 20 minutes to get water, couldn't have alcohol because license was renewed, not all food was served at our table at once and there were only 5 of us. Very disappointing night.

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MH
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our only disappointment was that a problem with their liquor license prevented them from selling adult beverages.

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St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2016
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We came to Vito's before a concert and it also happened to be my birthday (I made note of both occasions in the reservation). Made a 6:00 reservation and I called to say we were running late. We got there at 6:10 and attempted to check in. We checked in with a waiter who told us it would be 5 minutes. After that time was up, I tried checking in again, with what appeared to be a manager (no designated host on duty that evening) who said they were getting a table ready. We didn't sit until about 6:30 and the place looked chaotic. Our food and drinks were there in a timely fashion and the food didn't disappoint which is what saved the evening.

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