Vito's Ristorante, 7521 N May, is named after Cathy Cummings' Uncle Vito. An enormous black-and-white photograph of the man who inspired the name hangs on the wall, flanked by other framed family photos.
Dave Cathey •
Published: March 25, 2010
What they're eating is what I would want to eat," Cummings said.
And that's usually the case. The staff eats dinner together before service; Sean generally eats dinner before heading back over to his own restaurant, Sean Cummings Irish Pub.
"It's a real comfortable environment," Cathy Cummings said. "I want people to feel like they are coming into my home when they come in here. Everyone just wants to feel good and wants some kind of camaraderie with each other. "
The menu is organized in classic Italian style, with multiple courses and plenty of entrees you'll recognize including lasagna, ravioli, veal parmesan and chicken marsala.
"Our chicken marsala is to die for," Cummings said. "Ours is a white sauce with fresh green and red peppers with lots of fresh vegetables."
She also features lesser-known items such as cioppino, an incredible seafood stew loaded with fresh fish, shrimp and mussels.
Relax, have a glass of wine — fuggitaboutit. Nothing to fear, Uncle Vito has your back, because once you enter the restaurant he's named for, you're part of the family.
Address: 7521 N May Ave.
Hours: 5 to 10 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays.