Monday, August 30, 2010

Vito's Pizza Place and Ristorante

Date night? Wedding dinner? Prom? Unexpected company? A night out with the family? Your dining experience is Vito’s number one priority! Vito’s Pizza Place and Ristorante is located at Lindsay and McKellips in Mesa and is reasonably priced. There is an authentic Italian dish everyone can enjoy!

I recently had a chance to tour the ristorante with Giselle Moen, event coordinator at Vito’s. She’s delightful!

Vito’s personable, professional staff serves appetizers, soups, salads, imported pasta from Italy, and Chicago Style thin crust pizza, with 42 toppings to chose from!

My personal favorites at Vito’s are Chicken Ceasar Salad and Tortellini Sunrise. Other family favorites are the Baked Ziti and Eggplant Parmigiana served with pasta. All lunches and dinners are served with soft bread and butter. Desserts include Homemade Tiramisu, Cheesecake, Mini Cannoli, and Chocolate or Raspberry Eruption.

Vito’s opened in 1986 and is owned by Tony Vito Carrieri, his wife JoAnne and Ryan and Alexis Vickery. Vito’s offers a variety of entertainment including Comedy Club, Murder Mysteries, wine tasting (Wed 5:30~8:30 pm), and live music. For specific dates and times, please check their website: or call 480.832.3311.

Hours are Sunday ~ Thursday 11 am 9:30 pm, Friday ~ Saturday 11 am 10:30 pm.

Vito’s offers a discount to teachers and to Mesa Fire and Police Department employees. Sunday is family night with kid’s meals for $1.99. Patio seating is available (weather permitting).

Vito’s has a great reputation for quality and service. People keep coming back for more!

Vito’s has earned my rating of 5 of 5 breadsticks! Best Italian food around!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

SunDust Gallery ~ Mesa, AZ

Visit Mesa's premiere award winning SunDust Gallery.

There are over 100 featured local artists and artwork priced for every budget. There is classroom and studio space available. Each month a themed art show is featured in the front of the gallery. This inspires artists to try new subject matter and techniques.

This eclectic gallery is walking distance from the Mesa Art Center, eateries such as Sweet Cakes, Queen's Pizza, and Mangos, and downtown shopping with great stores like Mystic Paper, Evermore Nevermore, Milano's Music Store, The Glitter Box, and Domestic Bliss. The gallery is owned and operated by Ron Floyd, also an artist.

Visit SunDust Gallery on Mesa's Ghost Tour in October.

SunDust Gallery is located at 48 West Main Street in historic downtown Mesa. You can visit the gallery is six days a week (closed Sunday). For more information check the website at