Vito's Restaurant & Lounge
My wife and I have eaten here several times. We go because we like the food. The restaurant is a dark, neighborhood kind of place, the décor is a throwback to the -50s. The lasagna is excellent, as is the tenderloin, as is the prawns davolo, the grilled Caesar with a generous portion of white anchovies and so on. Parking can be difficult, I recommend walking from where you are staying or taking a taxi, I am sure we will be dining there again.
Excellent atmosphere, attentive staff and great music
Pasta with shrimp, sausage and vodka sauce was incredible! Best tiramisu of my life!
Great atmosphere with great food. This was a great place. Our server was super professional and the food was excellent. We would go there again.
Food amazing, live music amazing, price amazing, service TERRIBLE. I reserved a table for my boyfriends birthday (he’s 22 I’m 21) and it was meant to be a special night. Our waitress came to take our order within a minute of sitting down, came back again in 2 minutes to take it again, and we never saw her again. She completely ignored us as we saw her chat, laugh, and serve the table right next to us filled with older gentleman. It was very clear she didn’t expect us to tip well because of our age, and chose to flirt and serve the table with older (seemingly richer) men next to us. She ignored us the entire night, never asking us how the food was or ever returning. Our waters were refilled and our leftover food was boxed by different servers. It was extremely disheartening to see her excellently serve the table next to us with older men but blatantly ignore us. I still tipped her well despite her immature and disgusting attitude. We didn’t mind being the youngest people in the restaurant but being treated like lesser guests and people because of our young age was disappointing and we will not return again.
Good food good music classic ambiance
Go, man. Just go. If you don't, you basically have zero fun in your life.
We LOVE Vito's. We live in San Francisco and have visited Seattle twice in the past 2 months - and have been to Vito's 3 times for the music, the food, the vibe. This is a no cover music venue with excellent local jazz piano and vocals - 2 sets most nights. Everything we've ordered from the cocktails to dessert has been wonderful. The lasagna is so worth the calories, as are the cannoli. And I have to mention the great wait staff - friendly, efficient, knowledgeable, just the right amount of attentive. Note that if you are going for a formal concert, this is not the place - patrons are allowed to talk while music is being performed but that is cool and the musicians are in on it. A 10 out of 10.
Called first to see if the restaurant was decorated festive, was told it was. Was not, not a twinkle light in sight, only a pitiful Santa Clause figure at the front desk. Banquette seats were not true banquette seats. Upholstered back but no bench seat, chairs instead, very weird and a bit dangerous in a very dark restaurant. Ordered drinks and an appetizer. Drinks came but no appetizer. Salads finally came, inquired about the app, "Oh so sorry, I did not hear that." Skipped the appetizer because now the timing was off for the whole meal. Caesar salad was pitiful. I know about the lettuce crisis but certainly a more imaginative spin could have been used other than a wedge of head lettuce. Ordered the Chicken Marsala and the short ribs all very good. At the end of the meal ordered two cups of coffee. One cup was brought as they had run out of coffee and had to make another pot. The cup that was brought was clearly very old and bitter. It would have been much better just to let us know they were out and brought us two fresh cups.
The music was terrific. Thanks.
What a great place. A trip back to something more like an Italian neighborhood supper club, stuffed with interesting characters around the bar and accompanied by live music. The cocktails and lasagna were tops. And it's just a hoot. Wear your velvet jacket and have fun.
Overall one of our favorites. This particular evening service was a little less than stellar. We waited too long to have our orders taken but once taken food was served pretty quickly. The bacon that was supposed to be on the side of the wedge salad was all over the food much to the chagrin of the family vegetarian. Our waitress finally realized the mistake and brought the correct order lickety-split. Food was very good as always except for the cannoli shells which were like mortar. I’ve had cannoli before and the shells broke easily but I will say I’m not an expert on the dessert so maybe they’re supposed to be hard as a rock? They remembered the candle for our daughter’s dessert so big points there. Tiramisu was very tasty. Cappuccino was yummy. Music was killer. All in all a positive experience.
Took my mom and daughter here for dinner before an event at Benaroya. We loved the dark, retro decor, the circular bar, great cocktails, and the food was outstanding (garlic bread starter, chicken Parmesan, ahi tuna w/risotto, and the tiramisu was the best I’ve ever had.)
As always, a class act.
No hipster pretense. Just a REALLY good meal (steak), a cool atmosphere, a great bar, and delightful servers. If Don Draper lived in Seattle, this would be his hang out.
Vito's is Seattle history. Friendly dinner crowd and then around 9:00 the place begins to grow with excitement as musicians begin to set up for a fun, no cover (ever) performance!
Excellent! I loved it! Great food!! Great atmosphere!!
A great traditional restaurant jazz music venue. Friendly staff.
Loved the atmosphere, and the food was great. Loved our server too, he was attentive without going overboard. Only drawback was the noise level. We had to shout at each other to be heard. But otherwise a fun experience.
Amazing! The piano player and pastas were delightful
OK food and everything else is average. The place is too dark. We couldn't even read the menu.
Average food and average attention from waitress
The music was fantastic and the service was excellent. We had a great dinner and enjoyed sharing with our friends!
Amaze-balls! Great night, great service, great food and my date is amazing ;) Thanks!
Outstanding service Excellent Italian pasta. Live music was great. The pianist played nice jazz and other favorites.
Great service and wonderful food
Been on the hit-list for a long time. Will now be a regular!
Decent food, waitress forgot a lot of things and seemed kind of out of it. Live piano was charming, but when the band came in it seemed a little much for the space.
Went for 50th Birthday. Chicken parmigiana was inedible. My wife let me try her lasagna I gave it back to her. Wish I could get her 50th birthday dinner back.
great anniversary dinner!! Romatic and special service. Our waitress was amazing.
Went for a birthday and listed details in the comments. This information was not relayed to the staff so I had to ask for the bday treat cake. Additionally we were charged for the bday cake. Who charges a birthday boy for their own dessert?
Service could have been better given the price.
We come here whenever we are in the area. They have wonderful food, a great wine list and excellent, knowledgable service.
Went for dinner while visiting Seattle. I’d been before and loved it. I took two friends and they said it was one of their favourite restaurants. The food was good, the ambiance was awesome. The only critique was our waitress was not personable at all. She would never stop at our table for any reason. Everything was a walk by, even dropping off our food. She seemed to be in a mad rush even though the restaurant was close to empty. Definitely put a damper on our time, but the food made up for it.
lovely place, great music, excellent service, tasty food.
One of our favorite places to go. The atmosphere and ambience are always just right, quiet and chill. This place is a time capsule with just enough updates to make it a regular go to. The food is good American style Italian. Might not be the best you’ve had but is damn good and matches the restaurant perfectly.
The food was good, but the smell of the restaurant is unbelievable. When you open the door you are hit with a wave of musty wet dog and stale cigarette smoke. I hoped the smell would dissipate, but it was so strong that I couldn’t enjoy my meal. I don’t know if the restaurant is dealing with some kind of water damage or what else could have created such a dank, overpowering odor, but I hope they address it soon.
Vito's is such a neighborhood gem. It takes you back in time to a 1960's jazz lounge in New Jersey. It has classic no-nonsense Italian fare and great live music. Can't wait to go back. A perfect fun date night.
Old school charm meets modern fine dining. The food and service are excellent here. Love it!
I have nothing but positive things to say about the dinner we had at Vito's. The portions were on the small side, but were very well prepared. We had 5 people in our party and everyone ordered something different. All meals were outstanding. The carpaccio was probably the best I've had. I will definitely return to Vito's again.
Great food and great atmosphere.
We really enjoyed our meal, and enjoyed the piano player even more! It had the feel of both a neighborhood restaurant as well as an “older family style restaurant” that one doesn’t find much anymore.
Very good moderately priced Italian food with great ambiance and atmosphere especially once the music starts. Vito's will be on my "must do" list every time I visit Seattle. The Cougar Room is a little creepy but in a good way not a scary clown way.