Authentic Italian food can be hard to come by, but lucky for Arizona locals and visitors, Vito’s Pizza and Italian Ristorante has put the authenticity back into this popular cuisine. In both of the eatery’s Mesa and Scottsdale locations you will find family recipes that have come straight from Italy, with dishes that find ways to combine the country’s distinct Northern and Southern styles.

Patrons can always count on being greeted with fresh ingredients and a variety of options to satisfy a craving. Some may prefer to stick with dishes on the more traditional side, but if you’re ready to venture out and really treat your palate, the following specials are some of the restaurant’s top recommendations among repeat customers.

Seafood Lasagna

Lasagna is an Italian classic that many love, and the same can be said when it comes to dining at Vito’s. However, the chef takes this house specialty to another level by adding scallops, shrimp, and crab to the mozzarella and ricotta cheeses, and then tops it all off with sunrise sauce. The result is pure deliciousness for any seafood lover.

Tortellini Sunrise 

This trademark menu item is a real delight for pasta fans. It blends ricotta cheese-filled pasta noodles with sautéed mushrooms that are then tossed in Vito’s very own sunrise sauce. 

Chicken Piccata 

The chicken piccata is a signature dish that Vito’s patrons order time and time again. Though it’s a simply prepared meal with sautéed chicken in white wine lemon garlic sauce served alongside pasta and capers, the outcome is nothing less than delectable every time.

Sausage Stuffed Chicken

Once the first bite of Vito’s sausage stuffed chicken hits the tongue, there’s no doubts why it’s highlighted as a chef specialty. The chicken is stuffed with Italian sausage and garnished with sautéed onions, peppers, and a tomato cream sauce. The main entrée is complemented nicely with a side of Parmesan risotto. 

Penne Caprese

The penne caprese is a savory go-to Italian special that explodes with flavor. Made with grilled chicken, fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, red onions, garlic, basil, and drizzled with a balsamic glaze, this recipe is prepared to perfection, offering taste buds instant gratification.

Experience the Tastes of Vito’s

Vito’s has a long tradition of excellence in both food and service. While these may be some of the restaurant’s top dishes, there are many more tasty meals featured on the menu as well, and of course, you also can’t go wrong with any of the thin crust pizza choices.