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)