Vito's Sicilian Pizzeria & Ristorante - Perfectly Cooked Pizza

4.29/5 stars Review Philosophy

Vito's Sicilian Pizzeria & Ristorante Takeaway. All your pizza needs near SLU and the Fox. Margarita pizza came in at a 7.6 / 10 pizza score. Absolutely perfectly cooked with a crunchy undercarriage throughout. Fresh basil and tomatoes carried the pizza, while cheese and sauce were menzamenz. Overall, it was an extremely solid pizza for anyone on SLU's campus or going to the Fox Theatre.

I ordered my pizza ahead of time via the website. It was ready ten minutes early and piping hot. Based on initial times in the app, I got the impression that you should order at least 30 minutes ahead of time.

Fantastic hours. Vito's is only the second pizza place I've found open at lunchtime during the week in St. Louis. Open 7 days a week.

Parking in a small dedicated lot on the west side of the building. Also plenty of street parking.


Table Of Contents: Experience | Food | Atmosphere | Receipt


Vito's Sicilian Pizzeria & Ristorante pizza

Details

  • 3515 Lindell Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63103
  • (314) 534-8486
  • Website
  • Yelp - 3.7 stars - 337 ratings
  • TripAdvisor - 4.0 stars - 158 ratings
  • Google Maps - 4.3 stars - 841 ratings

Hours

DayHours
Monday11 AM–2 PM, 4–9 PM
Tuesday11 AM–2 PM, 4–9 PM
Wednesday11 AM–2 PM, 4–9 PM
Thursday11 AM–2 PM, 4–9 PM
Friday11 AM–2 PM, 4–10 PM
Saturday4–10 PM
Sunday4–8 PM

Map


Vito's Sicilian Pizzeria & Ristorante Experience Summary

I took my lunch hour to visit The Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis and wanted to have a pizza ready for the car ride back home. Vito's turned out to be the closest available pie, so I ordered ahead of time and stopped in on the way home.

Vito's Sicilian Pizzeria & Ristorante selfie entrance

The 10", 23 oz margarita pizza turned out to be delicious. A 7.6 / 10 pizza, they cooked it perfectly. It had a crunchy and sturdy undercarriage throughout. There was exactly 0 flop. Given the weight of the toppings, that's an impressive feat of pizza engineering.

I know they say you shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but you can usually judge a pizza by its look. When I first opened the box, the pizza looked too thick to support the toppings and cheese. So, I prepped myself for another middling pizza.

But boy, was I wrong.

Vito's Sicilian Pizzeria & Ristorante pizza cheesey bite

Vito's earned a top spot on my best pizza in St. Louis ranking. I am incredibly snobby and picky when it comes to pizza, but I'd rate this as one of the more enjoyable pies I've had in St. Louis over the last four years.

The pizza cost $14 base and $17 total, including tip and tax. It was big enough for two adults to share with an appetizer. The cheapest pizza on the menu, you should expect to pay more for "fancier" pizza. But honestly, you should never be eating fancy pizza.

Vito's Sicilian Pizzeria & Ristorante signage

The Food At Vito's Sicilian Pizzeria & Ristorante

Vito's Sicilian Pizzeria & Ristorante pizza

I came to Vito's to do a pizza review. Other reviews mention the arancini as a house special, but I focused only on the pizza.

For all pizza reviews, I try to stick to the classic cheese pizza if it's available or the margarita if they don't have a classic. Vito's only serves a margarita, so that's the topic of this review.

It was great pizza!

Vito's Sicilian Pizzeria & Ristorante pizza

At a 7.6 / 10 pizza score, it sits as my third favorite pizza in St. Louis as of this writing. I'm a picky pizza snob from New Jersey, so anything over 7.5 is high praise.

I have to say that my initial impression was underwhelming. When I first opened the box, I thought the thickness of the pizza would overwhelm the undercarriage, leading to a floppy, soupy mess, given the size of the tomatoes.

Vito's Sicilian Pizzeria & Ristorante pizza box

Turned out I was totally wrong.

They cooked this pizza to perfection. The crunchy, crispy bottom layer of the pizza's undercarriage supported the entire pizza structure from beginning to end.

Exactly zero flop. I haven't seen anything like it in St. Louis to this point.

Vito's Sicilian Pizzeria & Ristorante pizza slice

I include the tomatoes and basil as part of the sauce score for margarita pizzas. The fresh basil popped throughout the pizza, and the tomatoes complemented the sauce without being soupy. The sauce itself wouldn't have shone through without the quality mix-ins.

I would consider the cheese, as doctors say, unremarkable. That's not a negative. It just isn't a positive.

Vito's Sicilian Pizzeria & Ristorante pizza length

Lastly, the crust came in crunchy and delicious. An extension of the excellent undercarriage, it wrapped up a solidly above-average slice of pizza.

Vito's Sicilian Pizzeria & Ristorante pizza weight

At 10" wide and 23 oz, that's a compact pizza relative to most other places I've tried. I thought you could contribute the undercarriage's strength to the relatively small width, but it held a ton of weight.

Just great pizza engineering.

Kids Rating. This pizza is made for adults. My eight-year-old son rated it worse than Domino's. I understand that. The flavor profile is too advanced for kids.

Vito's Sicilian Pizzeria & Ristorante main pizza bite Vito's Sicilian Pizzeria & Ristorante pizza slice 2

Vito's Sicilian Pizzeria & Ristorante Atmosphere And Miscellaneous

Located right across from SLU and down the road from the Fox Theatre, Vito's is one of the only conveniently located mid-town pizza locations.

I ordered my pizza ahead of time through the website for 12 p.m. on a Friday afternoon. It was super easy to order. When I placed it at 11 a.m., the first time slot they gave me was 11:30 a.m. I got there fifteen minutes early, and they had the pizza piping hot and ready to go in a couple of minutes.

Vito's Sicilian Pizzeria & Ristorante main seating

There are three seating areas in the restaurant. As you walk in, the main dining area is to the left. It definitely had movie vibes as a relatively dimly lit seating area with booths. Lined on one side by pizza oven facades and windows on the other, it had the Italian restaurant feel I grew up with.

Vito's Sicilian Pizzeria & Ristorante main decorations

The other side of the restaurant had a bar and more light seating. The fully stocked bar had a couple of TVs overhead.

Vito's Sicilian Pizzeria & Ristorante bar

Lastly, out past the bar, there was ample outdoor seating. No one ate there on a rainy, cold Friday, but I could see it being a great place to eat during the spring and summer.

Vito's Sicilian Pizzeria & Ristorante outdoor seating

Unlike most other places in St. Louis, Vito's is open seven days a week. Their lunch and dinner times vary slightly daily, so check the hours before you head over.

Vito's Sicilian Pizzeria & Ristorante front

Parking At Vito's Sicilian Pizzeria & Ristorante

Vito's Sicilian Pizzeria & Ristorante parking lot

They had a mini dedicated lot on the west side of the building. It felt like trying to park at Salt and Smoke in the Loop, one lane in with parking on the left and right. That means getting out could be hard if both sides filled up.

Also a ton of street parking on Lindell.

Vito's Sicilian Pizzeria & Ristorante parking sign

Vito's Sicilian Pizzeria & Ristorante Receipt

Vito's Sicilian Pizzeria & Ristorante receipt

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