This was my first visit to Vitello's but it won't be my last. Me and a couple of my co-workers decided to go out for a nice dinner and we decided on Italian. We found Vitello's on City Search and chose it because it was near to where we work. The one block strip of Tujunga Ave., where Vitello's is located, is quaint. Neighboring the restaurant are a variety of shops, boutiques, cafe's and a theater.\r
As soon as we opened the door of Vitello's we were warmly greeted by their maitre d', the cashier and the management. We were told that we had to wait a few minutes as they cleared a table for us but it was worth it. We briefly spoke with the Maitre d' and the manager and told them that it was our first time to the restaurant. The Maitre d' told us that we were in for a surprise and challenged us to dis-like the food. He said, ""he's never had a complaint"" The manager showed us to our booth and wished us, ""bon appetit"". \r
Within seconds we were greeted by our waiter, Raul, and he took our drink order, we ordered a carafe' of chianti. When he came back with our Chianti he had a pizzetti that the management had sent over as an appetizer. The pizzetti was excellent, the crust was the thinest I have ever seen. I asked, Raul how they make the crust so thin, but he said it was a secret recipe.\r
We sipped on our Chiantis and tried to decide on our entree's, the menu is huge. I decided to go with the traditional Lasagna. I grew up on Italian food, the classic recipes, and this was almost as good as mom used to make it. The dish was baked perfectly. My company had the chicken piccata and scampi. They said it was delicious, the best they've ever had.\r
The staff was so friendly. Raul was an excellent waiter and the busboy was very attentive. Even the manager came over to check up on us and make sure everything was perfect. As we left, I had to tell the Maitre d' that he was right. And he joked about seeing us again tomorrow. He just might.
Pros: Friendly staff, great food, first class service and classic italian ambience.
Cons: Short wait, limited parking (but that's being picky)