Vito’s – Classic, Authentic, Delicious!

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)


Phone:  634.3900
Uptown Address:  2 Peel Plaza
Vito’s on FACEBOOK
Vito’s on TWITTER

Uptown Saint John cleans up, despite the rain! Uptown Clean Sweep 2019 – recap.

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
Market Square
City of Saint John and the Green Machine
97.3 The Wave
Country 94 well as our rock-star teams:

Hilton Saint John
Hemming’s House
City of Saint John and the Saint John Police Force
Saint John Ale House
Cardinal Path
Brunswick Square
Gilbert McGloan Gillis
Canada Homes for Rent
Team Long
Bubbles & Balms
Economic Development of Greater Saint John
Peace of Mind Management
Acadia Broadcasting

Thanks again to everyone, and let’s do our part in keeping uptown clean! #LoveLifeUptown



Weekend Events April 12 – 14

Friday, April 12

Recent Realism: Paintings by Peter Salmon 

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm @ Buckland Merrifield Gallery

Bay of Fundy Seafood Tour 

11:30 am – 2:00 pm @ Saint John City Market

Bear Tasting Tour 

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm @ Picaroons General Store

Diyet and The Love Soldiers 

7:30 pm @ Imperial Theatre

Scrabble Fridays 

1:30 pm – 4:00 pm @ Saint John Free Public Library

For The Love of Coffee 

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm @ Rogue Coffee

Friday Night Entertainment

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm @ Grannan’s Seafood

No Man Is An Island

7:30 pm – 9:30 pm @ The BMO Studio Theatre

Friday Night Dance 

10:00 pm – 2:00 am @ Callie’s Pub

French Conversation Lunch 

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm @ Saint John Free Public Library

Joshua Smids Live

8:00 pm – 9:30 pm @ BunkHaus Hostel + Café + Taproom

Friday Night Live with DJ Travdad 

11:00 pm – 2:00 am @ McGill’s

Southern Comfort Live

10:30 pm – 2:00 am @ O’Leary’s Pub

Nick Hawkins Photography Exhibition

1:30 pm – 4:30 pm @ Saint John Free Public Library

Uncork Saint John Food and Drink Tour

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm @  25 King’s Square North


Saturday, April 13

No Man Is An Island

7:30 pm – 9:30 pm @ The BMO Studio Theatre

Gerry Dee 

7:00 pm @ Imperial Theatre

Bleum + Jaguar Knight

11:00 pm – 2:00 am @ Peppers Pub

Nick Hawkins Photography Exhibition

1:30 pm – 4:30 pm @ Saint John Free Public Library

Amaxeatorium Play! 

10:00 am – 1:15 pm & 2:00 pm – 5:15 pm @ Harbour Station

Record Store Day 2019 

8:00 am – 6:00 pm @ Backstreet Records

Saturday Mornings Cartoons

11:00 am – 12:00 pm @ BunkHaus Hostel with Cafe + Tap Room

Bay of Fundy Seafood Tour 

11:30 am – 2:00 pm @ Saint John City Market

Saint John Beer Fest 2019 

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm @ Saint John Trade and Convention Center

Saturday Lunch Concerts with Spinnakers Brothers 

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm @ Saint John City Market

Newcomers’ Saturday Social 

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm @ Saint John Free Public Library

Live at the Matinee Open Mic

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm @ O’Leary’s Pub

Women’s Yoga 

11:00 pm – 12:15 pm @ The Yoga Co-op

Waterstreet Dinner Theatre presents Wife Goes On 

6:30 pm – 10:00 pm @ Waterstreet Dinner Theatre

HIIT Meet-Up 

10:00 am – 11:00 am @ Lole Saint John, 39 King Street

Beer Fest Party @McGill’s w/ Nothing But A Necktie

10:00 pm – 2:00 am @ McGill’s

Saturday’s with DJ Del 

10:00 pm – 2:00 am @ Callie’s Pub

High Rollers D&D Club

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm @ Saint John Free Public Library

Southern Comfort Live

10:30 pm – 2:00 am @ O’Leary’s Pub

Coding Club-Beginner

10:00 am – 11:00 am @ Saint John Free Public Library


Sunday, April 14

Nick Hawkins Photography Exhibition

1:30 pm – 4:30 pm @ Saint John Free Public Library

Sunday Funday – BOGO & Board Games 

9:00 pm – 10:00 pm @ Saint John Ale House

Jane Austin Book Club 

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm @ Saint John Free Public Library

Bear Tasting Tour 

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm @ Picaroons General Store

Jones Gallery 

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm @ 1 Charlotte St, Saint John, NB

150 Years of Beer Tours 

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm @ Various Uptown Locations

Millennia Tea Party 

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm @ BunkHaus Hostel with Cafe + Tap Room

Sketching Club 

2:30 pm – 5:30 pm @ Saint John Free Public Library



Uptown Burger Week – 6th Annual!

Where’s the beef? Find it in all sizes, shapes and forms during our Sixth Annual Uptown Burger Week – April 29 – May 5!

Enjoy a huge sampling of burgers created for you by our fine uptown chefs – everything goes, so loosen that belt buckle and get ready!  Reservations are recommended.






Barred Rock Chicken

One Market Square – Food Court


Nashville Chicken Burger   $9.99


The Nashville is a chicken burger tossed in Nashville sauce, topped with pickles and a dab of garlic aioli and our house made purple slaw garnished with a healthy amount of love! Burger can be purchased Separately or in a meal!



Big Tide Brewing Company

47 Princess Street


Billy’s Seafood

47-51 Charlotte Street

Sweet n Spicy Pulled Pork Sandwich   $15

Sweet n spicy pulled pork sandwich with crunchy slaw on a pretzel bun served with choice of waffle fries, salad or onion rings


Britt’s Pub + Eatery

42 Princess Street



Cask & Kettle Irish Gastropub

112 Prince William Street



Gut Cassidy and the Sundance Cheeseburger:

Chipolte Lime Burger:

To Veggies and Beyond:

Irish L.C. Burger:

Cask & Kettle Burger:

Churchill’s Pub & Church Street Steakhouse

10 Grannan Alley

The “Double Double”   $17

Our double Smash Burger with cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickle on a savoury sour cream glazed donut.  Served with a “Double double” coffee milkshake.



East Coast Bistro

60 Prince William Street
BURGERS ($18 / includes choice of potato chips, salad, or fries):
Bistro Bacon Mac
two beef patties, bacon, pickles, aged cheddar, shredded iceberg lettuce, thousand island dressing, toasted sesame bun
fried “not chicken” patty, shredded iceberg lettuce, soy aioli, toasted sesame bun
Mushroom Fondue Burger
beef patty, garlic & thyme sautéed mushrooms, provolone & parmesan fondue sauce, smoked paprika grainy mustard, toasted sesame bun 
Dessert Burger
chocolate cremeux patty, white chocolate cheese, raspberry ketchup, passion fruit mustard, kiwi pickle, sugar doughnut bun
caramel popcorn brownie milkshake


Gahan House

87 Prince William Street


Grannan’s Seafood & Grill

1 Market Square

The “Super Classic”   $17

Ground ribeye burger, topped with aged white cheddar, caramelized onions, lettuce, tomato, pickle and butter toasted brioche bun.  Served with a Creamsicle Milkshake.

The Grilled St. Andrews Salmon Burger   $17
Local grilled 4oz fillet, topped with guacamole aioli, peach salsa, mesclun greens, tomato and butter toasted brioche bun.  Served with a Creamsicle Milkshake.

Infusion Tea Room

41 Charlotte Street

The Famous Bulgogy Burger with Soup  $13.95

These burgers are based on Bulgogi, a traditional Korean Barbecue specialty of marinated sirloin.
Authentic flavour of all seasonings and the tenderness of sirloin will make you fall in love with Korean cuisine.
Hawaiian Turkey Burger with Soup
Teriyaki marinated turkey patty with grilled pineapple and onion create uniqueness of amazing taste come with avocado yogurt spread. Looking for healthy food, start at “Infusion”
All soups are Gluten free and different daily!

Italian By Night

97 Germain Street


DNI  (definitely not Italian)   $20

House ground 6 oz beef tenderloin and chuck patty, red Leicester cheddar, Dijon and horseradish aioli, crispy bacon, roasted plum tomato, fresh red onion and arugula on grilled pretzel bun

       served with frites and secret dipping sauce



Kebab House

88 Prince William Street

Koobideh Burger   $9.95

Burger bun, koobideh (beef & lamb kebab), red onion, lettuce, tomato and dill pickle

Choice of sauce: garlic, ranch or Kebab House special sauce



Lemongrass Thai Fare/Peppers Pub


One Market Square

The Big Bad Wolf!   $16
A hoisin pork burger with bacon and slow braised pork belly. Topped with lettuce, tomato, pickles and a lime, jalapeño and ginger aioli. All stacked between a toasted rustic bun.



One Market Square

Chorizo Verde Pork Burger   $6




MIX Resto|Bar

39 King Street (Brunswick Square/Delta Restaurant)



Port City Royal

45 Grannan Street

Butter Chicken Burger   $18

Butter Chicken Burger begins with a marinated chicken breast from Spring Meadows Farm that is breaded, fried and tossed in butter curry. We top it with paneer and a tomato onion relish with cilantro and toasted cumin; all on our potato bun.  With a choice of side.


Pho Burger   $18

Our Pho Burger is an all beef patty from Oxbow Farms with hoisin mayo, sriracha, bean sprouts, crispy rice noodles, and a hot pepper relish with basil, cilantro and lime; all on our potato bun.  With a choice of side.


Spanish White Bean Burger   $18

Our Spanish White Bean Burger starts with our vegetarian white bean patty. We top it with grilled red pepper aioli, oven roasted tomatoes, avocados, arugula and pickled red onions; all on our potato bun.  With a choice of side.


Rocky’s Sports Bar

7 Market Square


Saint John Ale House

One Market Square


The Power Burger   $18

Chickpea, quinoa and charred corn, tamarind aioli, arugula on a GF sesame bun

Summer Sausage Burger   $19.50

Beer and onion jam, hot mustard, sauerkraut on a brioche bun

Brisket Burger   $19.50

Goat cheese fritter, smoked tomato jam, balsamic on a house milk bun

“Ham” Burger   $17

Shaved smoked jambon blanc, house processed cheese, pickles, spicy ketchup on a house milk bun


Slocum & Ferris

Saint John City Market

Slocum’s Crispy Dulse and Bacon Burger   $11.99

With Burnt Cheddar, sautéed Garlic Mushrooms, drizzle of horseradish sauce, fresh just-ground burger from Dean’s Meats! Dulse Optional! Chips and coleslaw

Includes a can of Bubbly fruit drink, or can of soda, or Naya Water


Social Bar Steakhouse


One Market Square

Taste of Egypt

87 King Street




33 Canterbury Street


8oz Panko Crusted Haddock & garlic potato paddy served with dill tarter sauce, lettuce and tomato on a Poppy Seed Kaiser and topped with our homemade spring roll, served with Korma Poutine.


8oz fresh ground Pork and Beef stuffed with beef brisket and smoked gouda, on a Poppy Seed Kaiser, garnished with BBQ Sauce, Roasted Tomato Mayo and Onion Bhaji, serve with Korma Poutine.



Uptown Donuts


Saint John City Market





Urban Deli

68 King Street

ENJOY YOUR BURGERS WITH:   Hand Cut Frites / Pasta or Potato Salad / Coleslaw / Soup


  • crisp sriracha chicken
  • cilantro / lime aioli
  • poached egg
  • cucumber slices
  • green onion
  • UD coleslaw


  • PLANT BASED BURGERyou don’t have to be vegetarian to truly enjoy this burger – real plant proteins
  • dollop of dijon aioli
  • sauteed portabello mushrooms
  • melted Swiss cheese


  • UD burger patty
  • ancho aioli
  • salsa
  • jalapeno peppers
  • tex-mex cheese
  • topped with Tortilla chips for the added crunch

As always, we look forward to your visit – reservations:  652-3354 or visit


26 Germain Street

The All Day Breakfast Burger   $15
House made vegan sausage patty, tofu scramble, cheese, mushroom bacon, avocado, lettuce, tomato, blueberry jam. served with homefries.
vegan or vegetarian option.


2 Peel Plaza



The York Bistro + Pub

75 Smythe Street (Hilton Hotel Restaurant)




Our prime, top cut sponsors are: Uptown Saint John Inc, your Business Improvement Association, Rock 88.9, and Moosehead Breweries.