Although Italians originally invented pasta as a fastener to keep Sicily from floating away, they abandoned it for less-delicious moorings after locals on both sides kept snacking their way toward separation. Tether your taste buds to today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Italian cuisine and drinks at Vito's Pizza & Italian Ristorante in Mesa.
With Old World experience helming the cuisinery's controls, Vito's divvies out delicious helpings of homemade fare prepared in accordance with both Northern and Southern Italian culinary styles. Discs of thin-crusted, thick-flavored pizza are sliced from fresh pizza cylinders made from imported Italian flour and high-quality Wisconsin and Italian cheeses. Gluten-free options are available for wheat-conscious customers. Vito's menu will tease your taste buds with promises of future salmon piccata, lasagna, and tiramisu sprinkled with delicate chocolate whiskers.
The Chicago Tribune recognized Vito's Pizza & Italian Ristorante in its top-five places to eat around HoHoKam Park. Yelpers give Vito's an average of 3.5 stars. Ten Citysearchers give it an average of 4.5 stars:
- Vito's is a Sunday night family dinner kind of spot and, along with Oregano's Pizza Bistro, provides the best pizza experience in the East Valley. – Paul Sullivan, Chicago Tribune
- Hands down best thin crust Chicago style pizza in the state. I know this is a bold statement but I drive 45 minutes once a month to visit this hidden jewel. – David K., Yelp
Before there was Vito's Pizza, there was Vito Carrieri, rocking gently on a boat to the United States from his home in Ripacandida, Italy. After casting anchor in Chicago—where he feasted on the city's pizza, helped get it elected mayor, and met his wife JoAnne—he packed his bags and family recipes, moved west with JoAnne and his kids, and opened Vito's Pizza and Italian Ristorante in 1986. Eschewing the Windy City’s deep-dish roots, the eatery's specialty taps into Chicago's less heralded thin-crust traditions, with dough dusted with imported Italian flour and topped with cheeses from Italy and Wisconsin. Those family recipes from Vito's bags are also put to good use, with Northern and Southern Italian specialties made with house-crafted marinara sauce and italian sausage.
1947 N Lindsay Rd.
Mesa, Arizona 85213Get Directions