Sunday, May 15, 2011
Although I've been to Vito's Pizza a few more times since my first visit, which you can read by clicking here, this is the first time I've tried food other than their pizza. But one Sunday afternoon, a couple of friends and I were just a little more hungry than usual. So while we did put in a pizza order, we also shared a few other items.
First up was their Antipasto Salad made up of chopped romaine lettuce, olives, tomatoes, onions, salami, capocollo and provolone florets and mixed with a homemade viniagrette. I liked that the salad wasn't over-dressed and that the veggies were fresh and crispy. You know what's cool though? Check out the meat florets. I'm pretty sure that I've never seen anything like that on a salad or anywhere else for that matter.
Our threesome also ordered the Breadsticks with extra virgin olive oil and fresh chopped garlic. Even if you plan to carb your way through a few pizza slices, you just have to order these Breadsticks, which were crusty bites of goodness. I loved that they topped them with fresh chopped garlic. Just take a look at the picture below to see what I mean. Dracula, watch out!
Another item to hit the table was their Meatball Sandwich. I just had a small bite, but even with just a nibble, I remember liking it enough to maybe order it at another time.
When it came to selecting our pizza, we had a hard time choosing which of their specialty pizzas to order, so we did the next best thing. We ordered 4 slices, 1 of each a different flavor, and then Vito's was kind enough to split the slices in thirds. How nice is that? It even made for a pretty picture.
As for the flavors we chose you can seee from bottom center going to the right, the Pesto and Ricotta Pizza, the Garibaldi Pizza (tomatoes, meatball and jalapenos), Meat Lover's Pizza (sausage, pepperoniand meatball), the Pizza Margherita (fresh tomatoes, basil and mozzarella) and the Mediterranean Veggie Pie (marinated spinach, broccoli, fresh tomatoes, garlic, herbs and ricotta).
Just like on previous visits, I find the crust a little too chewy for my liking, but when I'm in the neighborhood and crazing a slice of pie, Vito's does the trick. As for my favorite pies, one is the Pesto Pizza because I like how the sweet ricotta cheese complements the herby pesto sauce.
I also enjoy all the greens that come on the Mediterranean Veggie Pie and when I'm on a mushroom crave, Arturo's Wild Mushroom Pizza makes me smile. But's nice to know that if I'm just not in the mood for pizza, I can make other tasty choices and so can you!
846 N La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90069