Trattoria Don Vito: One of the first and best Italian restaurants in Lima
By Kim Allen-Jones
Photos by Geraint Rowland
July 13, 2012
Trattoria Don Vito
Trattoria Don Vito has been serving up great family-friendly Italian food in Miraflores for the past 31 years. One of the first Italian restaurants in Lima, it continues to be voted one of Lima’s favorite Italian restaurants year after year, and was recently ranked number 11 in Summum’s 2012 list.
One of the reasons people keep coming back is the management’s continuing dedication to good quality. The menu doesn’t change much, and the loyal customers like it that way. The dining rooms have a relaxed gaucho style with lots of leather and wood with Italian accents.
The menu is a mix of classic Italian and Peruvian-Italian fusion dishes. One of the more unusual appetizers we tried was the baby artichoke hearts filled with mushrooms.
Another classic favorite is the beef carpaccio.
From the chef’s recommendations we enjoyed the cannelloni stuffed with crab and imported blue cheese for 39 soles.
All of the pastas are homemade. One of my favorite dishes from the regular menu is the poker de pastas. This plate is a combination of four different pastas, each with its own great sauce. One of the pastas on this dish is gnocchi, which always come light and fluffy at Trattoria Don Vito.
I also enjoyed the interesting side of savory whipped egg whites that accompanied the canilla de cordero. Scallop potatoes finished this plate nicely.
The restaurant carries an extensive wine list and full bar. Try a Cholo Don Vito cocktail, a house specialty.
You should also be sure to order the strawberries flambé for a fun show at your table. This mixture of fresh strawberries and brandy is served hot over vanilla ice cream.
Another favorite is the turron helado al amaretto.
Unfortunately, I didn’t get to taste the pizza, which is actually my favorite food. I hear they make the crust in house. Call me and we’ll go together!
Trattoria Don Vito
Address: Martin Dulanto 111 (across the street from Parque Reducto), Miraflores
Total coments: 2
Commented By: JIMMYJAMES
On: July 13, 2012
DROPPED IN ONE AFTERNOON ON ONE MY "EXCURSIONS", I WILL ONE DAY BOAST OF WALKING EVERY NEIGHBORHOOD IN LIMA. ONLY ONCE, I WAS CHASED OUT OF RIMAC BY AN OLD LADY TELLING ME "GRINGO, YOU AREN'T SAFE HERE". ANYWAY, TOOK A LOOK AT THE PRICES AND TURNED RIGHT AROUND. YOU WRITERS ARE DOING A GREAT DISSERVICE TO YOUR READERS BY NOT LEADING THEM TO THE FANTASTIC REAL PERUVIAN FOOD AND RESTAURANTS IN NEIGHBORHOODS FROM NORTH TO SOUTH, EAST TO WEST. LIMA HAS SO MUCH TO DISCOVER. SO VERY MUCH!!!
Commented By: Chef Kim
On: July 18, 2012
Dear Reader, Please feel free to make any restaurant suggestions you would like. We are always looking for great places to eat all over Peru.
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