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Seven Things to Know About Vito's Tavern
Damien DiPaola looked around the North End of Boston, saw roughly 100 Italian restaurants packed into less than one square mile, and decided the neighborhood needed something different. So he gave it that something. At Vito's Tavern, pub grub combines with Tex-Mex snacks, Korean flavors, and, yes, Italian dishes to create an eclectic and welcoming sports bar where everyone can sate their cravings. Read on for a few other important things about Vito's:
- Vito's is named after a dog. Specifically, Damien's niece's bulldog. A photo of the pup hangs on the wall.
- 18 taps that regularly rotate. Expect to find craft offerings such as Sam Adam’s Boston Brick Red alongside seasonal and craft brews by the likes of Harpoon and Shipyard.
- Variety is the word of the day here. Six types of wings. Three types of fries. Eleven burgers. Four styles of taco.
- Don't order the Atomic wings. Seriously. Damien even says that he discourages customers from them, simply because the habanero-dry-coated, ghost-chili-sauced concoctions are so spicy that few people can finish them.
- It's a great place to catch the game. Six strategically positioned big-screen TVs ensure that every seat in the house has a great view of the action.
- Vito's doesn't skimp on the decor. Vibrant Tiffany lamps light oil paintings of sports figures created by local artist Giovanni DeCunto.
- Get your taco fix on Tuesdays. They're half off every week.