After a sad absent spell, Vito’s reopened in the fall of 2010, returned to its old-school Italiano-style glory by Hideout/Vital 5 maestro Greg Lundgren, with dark-red vinyl booths, central bar, a grand piano, and lounge-act entertainers including some great jazz (and never a cover charge). Where mobsters and mayors and priests (and doctors getting smashed and gangstas shooting guns) once convened, a cocktail and a plate of pasta wait for you. The ace bar staff, looking dapper, mix a perfect martini.
Vito's Restaurant & Lounge
927 Ninth Ave,
Hours: 4 pm-2 am every day (kitchen closes at 10 pm)
Air Conditioning, Bar/Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Live Music
Full Menu, Live Music, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Snacks Available, Dancing, Air Conditioning
Cocktail Lounge, Neighborhood Joint
Daily 4-7 pm ($4 wells, drafts, and house wine; food specials).