The word authentic can be used by anyone to describe an Italian restaurant, but only a precious few meet all the magical criteria that true Italian dining demands.
Vincitorio's Restaurant is one of those precious few who offers authentic Italian food in Tempe, and the authenticity starts with the pedigree of Mario Vincitorio himself. He was born and raised in the ancient hilltop town of Rignano
(ren-yahno) in Southern Italy, and has been in the restaurant business since coming to America more than 20 years ago.
Mario and Ginger (an Arizona native) set out to create a dining experience that transports their guests to Italy the moment they enter..and they have succeeded beautifully. Phoenix Magazine named Vincitorio's "The Best Neighborhood Italian Restaurant" -and it keeps getting better year after year..Vincitorio's is a neighborhood restaurant because it offers everything the neighbors need: A cozy atmosphere warmed by family photos, handcrafted, wood furnishings and seamlessly integrated stone and exposed brick -a venue for a memorable dinner for two or large family gatherings. A private meeting or celebration room for 20 or more, and the stunningly beautiful Enoteca Wine Bar. The Enoteca is comfortable and soothing yet upscale and expertly appointed, a room for dining or just sipping wine from more than a hundred choices. Make our Tempe wine bar your destination for happy hour in Tempe.
We even make beautiful music, different performers live Wednesday through Sunday. Augie on accordion, Sarah singing with her acoustical guitar, and Ken on the sax...and Billy Ward on the piano..He even brings Pete Wilson once a month for the only "Dueling Pianos" in South Tempe!
And of course, there's the food- and the food at Vincitorio's is everything: Mario's handmade pastas are the heart of our signature dishes and sauces (pizzas too), all prepared by the same expert chefs who have worked with Mario for two decades.
All the magical criteria are required for an authentic Italian restaurant: pedigree, ambience, and unforgettable food. Vincitorio's authentic. Experience it.