Courtesy Vito's in the Valley
Looking for made-from-scratch Sicilian meals without traveling to Italy? Head to Vito’s in the Valley restaurant and pizzeria in Chesterfield. This family-owned-and-operated dining spot is the second location from the LaFata family, who opened Vito’s Original Pizzeria & Ristorante in 1996 in midtown St. Louis.
“It’s our authentic family recipes that delight customers,” says general manager Giovanni LaFata. From classic appetizers, memorable salads, and fresh panini to homemade pasta, calzones, and signature pizzas, Vito’s also offers new dishes based on discoveries made during the LaFata family’s visits to Sicily. Desserts, of course, include cannoli, tiramisu, and salame di cioccolato. Can’t decide? The dolce amore enables diners to sample the chef’s fi e favorite desserts.
Each morning, Giovanni makes dough for the restaurant’s bread, sandwiches, and pizzas. He also grows fresh herbs to use in all of the restaurant’s offerings. “With our kitchen being completely from scratch, we buy ingredients locally and seasonally as often as we can,” he says.
Open seven days a week, Vito’s is available for catering and private events, too. Kids eat free Sundays through Wednesdays.—Julie Brown Patton
138 Chesterfield Towne Centre • 636- 536-3788 • VitosInTheValley.com