Craft Cocktails

Vito’s Restaurants are family owned and operated since 1978!  We take pride in our fresh home-made pastas, pizza dough and desserts but did you know we also love to create craft cocktailsCraft Cocktails are seemingly popular these days but did you know they date back to the Middle Ages?

Craft cocktails are a molecular mixology behind the bar that transforms traditional cocktails into super snazzy, taste bud tantalizing, cocktail recipes that will entice your palette and simply have you say “ahhh”!

You can enjoy the following fine craft cocktails at V’s Trattoria in Hartford.

House Craft Cocktails

280 Trumbull 9 ~ house made Limon cello, tito’s vodka ~ ~ blueberries ~

V’s Sangria 8 ~ seasonal recipe ~

Kiss from a Rosé 10 ~ sparkling rosé, malfy gin, elderflower, fresh lemon, honey ~ ~ grapefruit peel ~

Vecchio 10 ~ bulleit bourbon, muddled orange & amarena cherries, demerara, aromatic bitters ~ ~ muddled mess ~

Thyme for a Pear-tini 11 ~ grey goose la poire, pear juice, fresh lemon, thyme syrup ~ ~ fresh thyme ~

 Seasonal Craft Cocktails

Boot’s Popcorn Martini 11 ~ house made popcorn vodka, popcorn simple syrup ~ ~ cracker jack & pretzel rim (caramel or chocolate) ~

Hartford Snow Storm Hot Chocolate 10 ~ butterscotch infused rum, house made cocoa mix ~ ~ adult chocolate whipped cream, cinnamon stick ~

The Stubborn Noggin 11 ~ spiced rum, baileys, kahlua, cream, allspice, egg ~ ~ nutmeg ~ Winter Bubbles 10 ~ Pearl vanilla vodka, prosecco, cranberry juice ~ ~ Cranberries ~ Bottles & Can

Be sure to check out our craft cocktails at our other restaurants Vito’s By The Water and Vito’s Restaurant & Pizzaria of Wethersfield.

Thank you!

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Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays!  The holiday season is full upon us!  With all the hustle and bustle, why don’t you take some time out for yourself and enjoy any or all of our Vito’s Restaurants? Relax and let us do the cooking for you! We are a family owned business and  we take pride in making our pasta dishes, entrees and desserts from scratch!  We are certain you will love our food from the moment you first try our hand-made pasta or desserts!

This holiday season we have a couple of amazing offers to help you savor an experience like no other!

1.  Save $50 NOW when you sign up to enjoy a private Chef Dinner at V’s Trattoria, as Chef/Owner Rob Maffucci prepares an intimate four course culinary delight for 4 to 10 people.

2.  Purchase $100 worth of gift cards ONLINE by December 24, 2017 and receive a $25 Gift Card FREE! You can purchase gift cards online: or in any of our restaurants.

We wish you all good health and happiness in the New Year!

Happy Holidays from our family to yours!

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The LOVE of Pasta!

Vito’s loves making, preparing and cooking pasta! Did you know there is a general rule about the shape of pasta and sauce to serve it with? Pasta comes in all different shapes and sizes from long, short, flat, round, stuffed, stars and the list goes on.

Pesto sauce is good for long and thin strands of pasta, while tomato sauce goes well with thicker pastas! Cream sauces pair well with thin or small pasta such as angel hair, linguine or penne. Pasta is usually a staple in most homes as well and can be served with tomato, cheese, white and vodka sauces! The combinations are endless! Pasta can be served with an Asian or Indian flare too!


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Pasta was first referenced all the way back to Sicily in 1154! A noodle made from unleavened dough with wheat flour, water or eggs is formed into shapes, then cooked by boiling or baking. There were both dried and fresh pasta for all to enjoy! Today, many homes now have pasta makers, grocery stores carry fresh pasta and you can buy fresh pasta from Italian markets. Fresh pasta is usually made with eggs and should be eaten fairly soon after it is made. Fresh pasta also takes half the time to cook than dried pasta. Dried pasta is factory produced has a longer shelf life and it’s made out of semolina flour and water. Once cooked the dried pasta expands unlike fresh pasta that doesn’t expand when cooked.

Who doesn’t love a good pasta dish made from scratch? Freshly made pasta makes all the difference and Vito’s Restaurants are the place to go for amazing homemade pasta dishes! All of the pastas are made fresh daily, from the finest ingredients! We invite you to come to one of our wonderful dining establishments and taste the difference.

Some of our guests’ favorite homemade pasta dishes are:

Lobster Ravioli – Butter poached lobster, mascarpone cream, hazelnut crumbles

Spaghetti Pomodoro – Freshly made spaghetti tossed with fresh tomato and basil

Parpardelle Bolognese – Chef Rob’s cutting edge chocolate truffle pasta, Sicilian meat sauce topped with fresh ricotta & citrus gremolade. *As seen on Food Network!

So don’t waste anymore time, visit one of our fine restaurants today and enjoy the best homemade pasta in




or should we say Pizza? No matter how you “slice” it, it’s going to be awesome!   Vito’s restaurants pizza dough is made from scratch daily with the freshest of ingredients and is a plethora of cheesy goodness!

Exactly where did pizza originate? Modern day pizza is said to have originated in Naples when tomatoes were added to focaccia bread in the late 18th century. It became more popular during World War II when troops stationed in Italy started enjoying and experimenting with this newly found focaccia bread with sauce. In the 1700s through early 1800s, Naples was a thriving waterfront city where the working class had a very tight budget and had to consume food that was easy to make and quick to eat. The Neapolitans experimented with toppings such as anchovies, garlic, tomatoes and cheese on their focaccia bread and well it was all good after that! Pizza became a delicious, nutritious, easy to make food item!

In the late 1800s, Queen Margherita took a trip to Naples and as legend has it, she became quite bored with her diet of French food and asked for an assortment of pizzas from a local baker. The queen enjoyed the pizza with basil, tomatoes and mozzarella so much that the story goes, the combination was then named the Margherita Pizza!

When immigrants to the United States from Naples arrived in New York and other cities, they were seeking jobs in the manufacturing world. It didn’t take long for the Neapolitans to start making and selling pizza! The first documented pizzeria in the United States was Lombardi’s in Manhattan. It is still in operation today!

So the next time you’re thinking of pizza, think Vito’s! We think you’re going to love it!

You can enjoy our delicious pizza at all 4 of our restaurant locations:

Vito’s Pizzaria, 673 Silas Deane Hwy, Wethersfield, CT 06109

Vito’s By The Water, 1936 Blue Hills Avenue Ext, Windsor, CT 06095

V’s Trattoria & Vito’s To Go, 280 Trumbull Street, Hartford, CT 06103

We look forward to serving you soon!


Vito’s 2016 Scotch & Game Dinner

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Vito’s 2016 Scotch and Game Dinner

It sells out every year, so make your reservations now to join us for a night of impeccable Scotch and impeccable food. 5 courses of Chef Robert Maffucci’s inventive and delicious “forest-to-table” creations each paired with a specially selected whisky.

It all goes down on January 28 at 7:00pm at Vito’s By The Water. $95 per person plus tax and gratuity.

Specials & Happy Hours Windsor

Vito's by the Water Italian Restaurant, Windsor, ConnecticutVito’s by the Water in Windsor loves to treat our guests to something special every week. It’s just our way of saying thank you for being part of our family.

Every Tuesday is $1 cocktail shrimp all day long. As like from open to close all day long.

Vito's by the Water Italian Restaurant windsor connecticutEvery Thursday, stop in for $1 oysters (minimum 6) from open until close.

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays we feature a Prix Fixe menu. You and your significant other (or anyone actually) can enjoy 2 appetizers, 2 entrees, 2 desserts AND a bottle of our house wine for the amamzing price of $59.95! Tax and gratuity not included.