In 1972, four young, ambitions gentlemen decided to come to Saint John to open Vito’s – a pizza, lasagna, and spaghetti restaurant. In 1984, the Georgoudis brothers expanded to uptown and we haven’t been the same since. Still using the original pasta and pizza sauce, the restaurant takes pride in keeping their signature sauce in their time-honored dishes as well as offering new items, as public tastes and trends evolve. Recently, Vito’s Uptown has undergone renovations and the feel is both comfortable and stylish. Located on the corner of Union and Peel Plaza, Vito’s offers dine-in and take out service, and has been known to ship as far as across Canada a time or two. That is just how unique and delicious their dishes are – the sauce is one of a kind and you will be back for more!
Today, original founder and patriarch Nick visits daily, overseeing and enjoying the business he has known for years as well as socializing with the locals, in style. The next generation now do the legwork and they are good hometown boys – continuing to honour the quality Vito’s has had from day one. This year they celebrate 35 years uptown. Stop by and raise a glass and dine with them. It may be on the perimeter of uptown, but the food is unmatched, the beer (local and craft) is cold and the wine is fine.
Pictured above: Big George, Little George, Nick and Mike (original photo – Georgoudis brothers; Peter, Demetri, Nick, Costa)
Uptown Address: 2 Peel Plaza
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In conjunction with Earth Day, Uptown Saint John – the Business Improvement Association – hosts the 5th Annual Uptown Clean Sweep, April 23, 2019.
Spring is the season, after all, and though we had significant rain this morning, that couldn’t dampen the spirits of all teams who came out to assist in the clean-up. Enthusiasm wasn’t dampened for the 120 people who exhibited their pride in our uptown neighbourhood by picking up garbage bags full of trash and litter. Though the morning was a wet one, it was very apparent that the community spirit and pride is alive and well. This will be, not only our seasonal Clean Sweep day, but a kick-off to the coming months of doing our part in making uptown more beautiful and inviting. If these folks can do it in the down-pouring rain, we can do it on a regular basis. Let’s keep uptown ‘clean to the core!’
Special thanks to:
Hilton Saint John
City of Saint John and the Green Machine
97.3 The Wave
..as well as our rock-star teams:
Hilton Saint John
City of Saint John and the Saint John Police Force
Saint John Ale House
Gilbert McGloan Gillis
Canada Homes for Rent
Bubbles & Balms
Economic Development of Greater Saint John
Peace of Mind Management
Thanks again to everyone, and let’s do our part in keeping uptown clean! #LoveLifeUptown