Vito's Sicilian Pizzeria & Ristorante

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1042 reviews
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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.
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St. Louis
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

My chicken was dry and chewy. My son's pasta was overcooked to the point that he would not eat it. The fried spinach appetizer was delicious. I should have made that my dinner.

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SK
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great place to dine, especially prior to a performance at the Symphony, the Fox Theatre, the Black Rep, the Sheldon, Jazz at the Bistro and many other fine arts institutions in the area. Food is consistently well-made, service friendly and courteous, bistro atmosphere pleasantly bustling, plenty of parking in the area lots and on the street.

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LL
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Making the reservation on open table from the website was s little wonky (from phone and desktop computer). Everything after was great. Service was great (we had Jesse, I think his name was-sorry). Food was great. Efficiency was great. Got to the Fox in plenty of time for our show. I haven’t visited Vito’s in quite awhile, but used to frequently. I will be back sooner rather than later.

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FS
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Some of the best food I’ve esten at a restaurant; and I’m Italian and speak Italian. Both visits to Vito’s the service and food were excellent. Nice leasurky time with our friends. Noise was rather loud and ongoing, but it’s SLU and pizza after all. To be expected.

There was a problem tho with the VERY rude child next to me who kept throwing things on the floor and laying down on the long bench and kicking. She never ate. She just misbehaved the entire time. What was worse was her mother never corrected her once. Mother said “excuse me” for the child a couple of times but did not discipline the child or take her out or change places with her. She was always knocking at my purse which I placed on the bench beside me. Child was NOT a toddler but about 5-6. Obviously never gets disciple at home so continues to behave like this. I’m not a complaining old lady. I have 5 grandchildren, ALL well behaved. Because of her behavior it put the only wrinkle in the evening. I wish she had been my child to discipline. 🤫🤐

Also my friend lost a blue flowered scarf she left on back of chair. If you found it, I’ll come pick it up.

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JJ
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been to Vito's many times before going to Jazz at the Bistro. Always good.

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OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great time !

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JS
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food. Great service. Wonderful restaurant!

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PS
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I cannot believe how good that pizza was. We ordered a veggie pizza. The crust is the perfect balance of crunchy and chewy. It was cooked to perfection. There was just the right amount of sauce and toppings. We ordered the cannoli, italian wedding cake and tiramisu. It was all heaven on a plate. Well done.

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SL
St. Louis
12 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go to Vito’s every chance we get. That’s a good, short review.

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Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Jesse was the best waiter. He was attentive and personable.

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m
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating my birthday with a friend. Waiter was helpful in helping me avoid dairy due to an allergy. Steak melted in my mouth.

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MB
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent, service was prompt, our table was ready before our reservation time. Would recommend the BLT pizza!

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J
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vito's has been our go-to for special occasions or when we are in the Theater District and want the best for many years. Every time the service has been great and the food outstanding. We have also always found on street parking close by, and usually walk to Powell or The Fox. Love this restaurant.

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k
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner before the Fox. Caught in traffic. Cheerfully moved our reservation back. Love Vito’s!

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CR
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Tasty food and great service this evening! Chicken Piccata was terrific!

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SS
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was delicious but a little expensive for the portion size. Waiter forgot to bring appetizer until after main dishes arrived and she had difficulty creating separate checks.

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t
St. Louis
8 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vito’s has the absolute best and most authentic Sicilian pizza in all of the St. Louis area!

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OT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food, always great service!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

The decor and atmosphere was drab...outdated and depressing. The hostess was ok but our server was dull. No pleasantries, especially after sitting down for a good 5-7 mins without anyone coming by. She just plopped down our waters and the olive oil for the bread and walked away. Another 5-7 mins went by and we finally got our little rolls and a drink order in. The restaurant wasn’t crowded so I’m not sure if this is normal or not. Saw the manager walking around but didn’t make it to us...hahaha
The calamari was pretty good, my Caesar salad was SOAKED/DRENCHED in dressing and the homemade croutons were not dried out enough that they stuck to my teeth like taffy. My husband enjoyed his spaghetti and meatballs (although the serving could’ve been for two people) and my seafood ravioli was just alright. I could go on and on about the lackluster service, the small but important things regarding outdated decor, the haphazard fixes to the restroom and the very sticky floor and much needed paint job of the booth walls but clearly this visit was our first and last time to Vito’s. Good luck.

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FS
St. Louis
37 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Wasn't the best, not the worst...kinda blah...

It's not a cheap place to eat, so you'd expect at least the food or service would be great. Neither was. The sign on the door says it opens at 4:30PM. We sat out front for a few minutes then walked in at 4:31PM and there were 4-5 tables seated. So we got a bad table. Nobody cared.

The food came out in bursts...six of us starting our meals at different times. Not cool. So we had to wait for the 6th to finish his meal, which he didn't because he felt self conscious. Not cool.

Then to add insult to injury, they tried to stiff us on the Opentable points. Why?

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FA
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We (party of 4) found the whole Vito experience tremendous from the friendliness of the staff (Sean and Vito especially) to the great salad and pizza. I am a pizza connoisseur and am always on the hunt for a superlative pie with the appropriate doneness; sauce and ingredient blend. Vito's was right up there with any I have found in the area. I also appreciated their concern for our Fox Theater timing - all was just wonderful and we will be back - you can bet on that.

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TS
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Good food and good service! The food was a very good value. The waiters and waitress were very attentive. I would recommend this to my friends.

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R
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fox theater tickets

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EG
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easily one of our favorites. Great location and the Sicilian pizza is to die for.

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RC
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is great every visit? It's a smaller place so it can feel a little crowded. Cynthia is amazing.

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JS
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Vito's is delicious! I love the red sauce, it's the real deal.

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SP
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

They do not have a good vegetarian option in the buffet. They put meat in the pasta, soup and also in Pizzas. If you ask for veggie Pizza you have to wait for long time.

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CG
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 4

Great food but the service was slow for not having many patrons. Appetizers took a really long time.

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OP
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 2

Laid back and minimalistic. Clean and simple pizza joint.

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RK
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant has remodeled and looks great. I really nice place for a date and great food

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JK
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were early, but were seated right away. The booth was super small - but it worked. The wait staff was friendly and knowledgeable. It didn't take long to get our food - it was hot and very, very yummy. Since we were celebrating my birthday we enjoyed a piece of their Italian wedding cake - Oh my goodness - I've never had melt in your mouth cake before. It was so good.

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MW
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

The dining area is pretty cramp. I was sitting at a table for two, one side was a bench and the other a chair. I was sitting in the outside of the table in the chair. The aisle behind me was only about two feet wide ans I always felt like someone was going to run into my chair.
Our main course arrived about 15 minutes after we ordered. My wife had salmon, and, I had chicken. I could tell that the food had either been kept in warmers or was reheated. My vegetables were hardly warm at all and the noodles were about the same.
We had two meals and two salads. The bill with tax was right at $61.00. I felt for the quality of the food it was much too expensive. I would not return or recommend this restaurant to a friend.

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J
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Packed—-and due to the fact that there was a party of SEVENTEEN who did not vacate their tables in a timely fashion, several parties were not seated by the time of their reservations (including OUR part of four). BUT....the servers were really GOOD and seemed to take everything into stride! Our server was patient and very pleasant—-especially considering the large party had several small children which were literally running all over....definitely a hazard to servers!! Kudos to servers for holding it together!!

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R
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great

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SW
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The waitress was interested in our group and immediately sensed what we needed.

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WM
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and great service. Will definitely come back.

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M
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Attentive service without being intrusive. Delicious sauce on the pizza. Cassata was wonderfully light. Great beer selections on tap. Waitperson was knowledgeable about the beers, and let us sample the two we were deciding between. You can reserve a table or a high top, it’s nice to have that option.

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j
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Billiken game

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OT
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pizza is amazing!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding. Everything was delicious and totally worth every penny.

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