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 ConnecticutVitosct.com

 

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PIZZA PIE!

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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.