The place: Vito’s
The bill: $8.83
The verdict: Stuffed.
Don’t let my size fool you.
I have been told despite my petite size at 5-feet tall, I am able to eat like a pro! I hope to stretch a dollar and leave a meal feeling full. So, I have taken on the challenge of searching for food finds of generous size but a manageable budget of $10.
My first choice, Vito’s, is located both in Cedar Rapids and Iowa City.
Vito’s is known for some of their specialty gourmet pizzas. With the weather heating up, it is great that both Vitos’, have the option of an outdoor seating patio. Whether sitting in the Ped-Mall in Iowa City or across from Twin Pines Golf Course in Cedar Rapids, Vito’s creates a comfortable casual atmosphere. The menus vary slightly, but the food can be satisfying at both locations.
Vito’s on 42nd Street in Cedar Rapids has half-priced pizza on Wednesdays; Vito’s on the Plaza in Iowa City has half price pizza specials from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursdays. In Iowa City, a perk of being in a college town this night is, one has the option to compliment their pizza with a cold draw, well, calls or a shot for only $1.50 each.
Both Vito’s have a list of gourmet pizzas to choose from or you are able to create your own, all reasonably priced, especially when they’re half-price.
It was a difficult decision, but my pick of this evening was a large savory Margherita Pizza. This specialty pizza consisted of roasted tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, herbed tomatoes and pesto. Vito’s makes their sauce and dough fresh daily from scratch. This pizza has a nice light balance and the pesto adds a nice twist complimenting the fresh ingredients.
Vito’s small pizza is 10 inches, and a large pizza is 16 inches. The large is a considerable amount of food for one hungry person or two people. The half-priced special deal makes it nice to splurge and get the bigger size.
My large gourmet pizza was priced under $10.00 and came to a total of $8.83. Vito’s half-price pizza night is an excellent option for a budget-friendly meal. For this cost, the value of this meal at Vito’s should be able to fill you up too!