Award-winning Vito’s has got the people’s vote in Sheffield’s western community of Walkley, a restaurant that understands the regional nuances of the world-famous cuisine that is too often regarded as monolithic. Far more than even a three-coloured flag, Italian cuisine is exceedingly complex, and it takes a host like Vito’s, prominent along the South Road, to unravel the specifics. Book a table at Vito’s and experience one of the most assiduously researched Italian menus in the region, with a special emphasis on market-fresh seafood.
Vito’s is an Italian restaurant in Walkley that values its Mediterranean-inflected seafood so much that the proprietors have deemed that the pesce del giorno needs its own menu, offering market-fresh fish and seafood pegged to market prices and running the gamut from scallops and squid through to snapper, swordfish and, by special order, lobster. Vito’s also maintains a network of suppliers for fresh game, meaning that when the season’s right you can have yourself some of Yorkshire’s finest pheasant, venison, wild rabbit, grouse served up in inimitable Italian style. You can even sample wild boar imported from Italy, marking out Vito’s as something special in Sheffield.
The a la carte menu down at Vito’s South Road, Walkley premises is as attentive as its special menus – and its wine list – to the traditions of the bel paese. Classically structured through and through, diners are invited on a multi-course journey through Italian cuisine, starting with stuzzichni and antipasti before tackling pasta and risotto and vegetarian, poultry, lamb, fish and beef main courses (there’s pizza too). The beef here is pretty unique among Sheffield Italian restaurants, with Vito’s committed to sourcing only the finest Fassone beef from the northwestern alpine region of Piedmont, meaning a cut that is superlatively tender and flavourful while being lower in fat, cholesterol and overall calorie content. Clearly a well-versed player in the city’s Italian restaurant scene with a genuinely specialist offering, Vito’s deserves an advance reservation.
Excellent food, ambiance, attentive and friendly staff. Choice of meals what you would expect from Italian cuisine plus some interesting specials. We'll worth a visit. Only downside is finding somewhere to park.
Had a really great time. Lovely atmosphere, attentive and friendly staff, and high quality food. Would recommend to others and am looking forward to going again.
Had a lovely evening, the food was amazing. Would definitely return.
Always a fantastic evening out. Menu is extensive but not crammed, service is impecable and very friendly, food is to die for. My favourite place to eat out in Sheffield
Visited on a quiet Tuesday night with my girlfriend and her family from Brazil. Despite living in Walkley for a number of years, this was my first ever visit to Vito's - Indian is usually my first choice for a meal out but we fancied something different on this occasion. We didn't regret it. From the moment we arrived, the waiter (Paulo?) made us feel very welcome, as though we were long-time regulars. He was attentive, chatty and entertaining, but gave us time and space to enjoy our own company and decide what we wanted (we were quite indecisive). The food was high quality and fresh-tasting - certainly streets ahead of your average bland, overpriced Italian chain restaurants. Fish features strongly on the menu, which is always pleasing to me. An impressive wine list (perhaps too long - it took us forever to decide! - but Paulo made some good recommendations). It made for an excellent last night in the UK for our guests. We left feeling like old friends of the restaurant and would definitely visit again.
This is an excellent restaurant. From the moment you arrive to the moment you leave you have the full attention of the restaurants employees. The welcome is first class. the menu is concise, but elegant with choice for all tastes. It is reasonably expensive, but the food quality is superb. the ambience sublime. Extensive wine list and spirits. Our fourth visit in 5 years. we have never been disappointed. A little gem in suburban Sheffield. We live in Cardiff. Highly recommended. ps. they now run 5 course taster events!
Delicious meal as usual. All the flavours are combined in a beautiful way and being Italian myself I cannot fault Vito's cuisine at all. The waiter is always going the extra mile to explain the dishes and ensure we're enjoying our experience.
Another great experience at Vito's. Really enjoyed the new menu. I had the Agnello Sicullo & my wife had the Swordfish, both excellent, followed by Profiteroles. A warm welcome & great atmosphere as always. What are you waiting for? Buon appetito!
We had a marvelous evening at Vito's, a nice welcome, great food as ever and an excellent selection of wine. Really enjoyed the dessert special 'nana's cake'. We shall return to sample the new menu very soon. Grazie Vito!
As usual we had excellent food, wine and the best service at Vito's. We were made to feel very welcome and our table was ready for the time we had booked. We will of course be returning.