Tomatoes sititng at one of the best Italian restaurants in Scottsdale, AZ.
Plate of Tomatoes

May 3rd was our first triple digit day this year with temperatures of 104 and 108 quickly following, and we all know what that means! Even though the calendar still says spring, summer has officially arrived in the Phoenix metropolitan area and the next four to five months promise to be a scorcher! With that heat wave on the way, who wants to get even hotter and sweatier in the kitchen? The good news is, you don’t have to!

Vito’s has been here since 1986, preparing delicious summer meals that are light on the stomachs, budget, and on the amount of work you need to do! So, what are you waiting for? Hop in that car – don’t forget the oven mitts for the steering wheel – and drive on over! Here are our top Summer meals that you simply cannot miss out on!

Amazing Appetizers

For those days when it’s too hot to think – let alone eat – our appetizer menu may be just what the doctor ordered! Our Bruschetta Boards, featuring fruits, vegetables, cheeses and bacon are a nutritional blend of tasty treats that satisfy any appetite and are hearty enough to serve as a meal!


Salads are the summer time saviors of the dining menu, and you’ve not tried anything like you’ll have here at Vito’s! Our Crispy Apple Salad filled with walnut encrusted chicken, crisp apples straight from the farm, candied walnuts, tomatoes, and topped with apple cider vinaigrette is delectable, refreshing, and quite possibly one of our top summer dishes. Don’t miss out!


Pastas can be heavy, but not when you know what you are looking for! Our Linguine Pescatore is light, savory, and simply scrumptious, containing mussels, clams, salmon, and scallops sautéed in a white wine garlic sauce and topped with either white or red sauce for your dining pleasure!

Chef’s Specialties

Our Specialty menu has made us famous; but, when you taste our Chicken Risotto,  you will understand just how wonderful summer time dining off the Chef’s Specialty menu really is! Featuring your choice of grilled or blackened chicken, sautéed spinach, and our creamy parmesan risotto, this light feast is one of our favorites!

Vito’s Keeps You Cool During the Hottest of Days

Forget about slaving over a hot stove tonight, bring the family to Vito’s and let someone else do the cooking!