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“Sketchy Italian = Incredible Food!”

San Vito Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria
Ranked #11 of 57 Restaurants in Ruskin
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Sunrise, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Sketchy Italian = Incredible Food!”
Reviewed 12 June 2014

Well, the old adage "Don't judge a book by its cover" definitely applies here! This place is housed in a nearly abandoned thrift shop/flea market run by elderly residents of the community. The only reason to go there is for the restaurant! Run by an older Italian couple, this restaurant is INCREDIBLE! Husband cooks, wife takes orders, definitely a diamond in the ruff. I have never had a bad meal here. If you like authentic Italian and can put the sketchy environment to the side, you will not be upset! I make it a point to eat here whenever i'm in the area.

  • Visited July 2013
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San Francisco, California
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“Great Italian food!”
Reviewed 5 April 2014 via mobile

We have eaten there more than 10 times over the last year and a half and have never had a bad meal! If you can get past the funky flea market location then you will discover homemade pastas and breads that are as good as many fine restaurants. The benefit here is the low price. This is one of our favorites and we always bring friends who are visiting!

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Daytona Beach, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
186 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Great lunch spot”
Reviewed 5 March 2014

We ordered take-out pizza for our lunch meeting. I must say that I was surprised at how tasty the pies were. I had two slices of the "everything" and one slice of the "veggie". Let me tell you that this isn't a chain joint with canned ingredients. All of the toppings were fresh and delicious. The crust was thin with just enough chew to it. It had the perfect amount of sauce (not too sloppy) and cheese. Next time we need pizza, my vote will be for this place!

  • Visited March 2014
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New Port Richey, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Authentic Italian Cooking in Ruskin”
Reviewed 4 March 2014

This restuarant has the most authentic Italian food you will find outside of Italy and real New York Style pizza.

But what can you expect when the family that owns it and does the cooking is from San Vito, Italy! Yes, mom & dad are in the kitchen cooking!

Everything on the menu is great, but if you like clams, ask for the white or red clam sauce. Not on the menu, so you have to ask. Dad won't serve anything that isn't absolutely fresh!

Friendly service, reasonable prices and generous portions.

This place is a little hard to find as it is located at the end of an old antique mall but well worth the hunt. Look for the awning, red door and a pizza guy statue outside.

Great place for small or large parties. Plenty of tables. You need to make reservations for parties of 6 or more.

This is a must try if you livein or are visting the area!

  • Visited February 2014
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Ontario, New York
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91 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Past closing time...”
Reviewed 24 November 2013

We arrived late on Saturday night into Ruskin. Hunger and good reviews took us to the Red Door. It was after 9pm and we were the only car in the dark lot. We were the only ones left. My wife asked if there was any thing left for takeout. The ovens were OFF. The very nice owners took pity on us and said they could make us some pasta and meatballs. Ok, we'll take two! The meatballs were super! A bottle of wine completed the meal. Thank you, you saved us. We went back two nights later and got a pizza. It was perfect! Thin chewy crusty crust. Perfect sauce and cheese. A delight. This establishment is the REAL Deal. Authentic Italian service, NY style pizza and tastes. The very nicest people. Thanks San Vito and Rosa!

  • Visited November 2013
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