Vittorino’s Italian Restaurant is located at one end of a new Food City strip center not far from the intersection of I-75 and TN Hwy. 72. (Exit 72) As you can see, even though the strip center sits well back from the highway, with the yellow background and the red lettering it is hard to miss Vittorino’s!
This is one photo of the interior of Vittorino’s. It’s a bit of a bar atmosphere and I know that some people favor those high tables and chairs.
Some of the early on-line comments we saw on the internet were positive and others were more upbeat. There were even some snarky comments about Mexicans operating an Italian restaurant… It turns out that the family’s heritage includes both cultures!
In addition to the high tables and chairs, booths and tables are available for Vittorino’s clientele. Patio dining is also available. The restaurant was clean and with windows on 2 sides, it was nice and sunny.
We started with this pizza ‘bread’ with parmesan cheese and a red marinara sauce. I thought that it was nondescript but Laurie thought that it was pretty good…
Yet another problem with a skewed photo transfer from my files to the blog! Sorry... I haven't come up with a solution yet. Any suggestions??
Laurie ordered our pizza favorite…a large pie with sausage and pepperoni. The idea was to have enough for me to taste it and then still have enough to take home for lunch the following day. It was very reasonably priced at $14.75…
The ingredients were very nice indeed…lots of flavorful sausage and pepperoni, with plenty of cheese and the pizza had just the right amount of tomato sauce for us. The crust was very good around the edges but it was too soggy/limp in the middle. Perhaps it started out too thin or maybe it needed a couple more moments in the oven… Still, all in all, it was a pretty decent pizza pie!
Since the menu included other Italian items such as Calzones, Pasta, Baked Pasta, Vegetarian options and Seafood dishes, I decided that I’d order something else in order to get a better feel for the restaurant. (Besides…I could always eat the leftover pizza for lunch the next day!)
I ordered the Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo… ($9.95) It came with a lot of chicken, no scrimping that’s for sure. The Alfredo sauce was a little thinner than expected, not quite as rich as I’ve normally experienced…but it grew on me and I decided that I really liked it prepared like this.
We will return to try other items on the menu at Vittorino’s. At least for our initial visit, the food is better and more reasonably priced than we have experienced at Classico Italian Pizza and Pasta in Loudon. Vittorino’s Italian Restaurant is located at 2761 Hwy. 72 in Loudon Tennessee. Phone: 865-408-2422. Apparently Vittorino’s doesn’t have a website, but they can be found on Facebook. For more information and some great photos of their food, just go to https://www.facebook.com/pages/Vittorinos-Cucina-Italian-Restaurant/116956151656923.
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Thanks for stopping by and exploring a new restaurant with us!
Take Care, Big Daddy Dave