Vitolo Fort Lauderdale

Introducing Vitolo: Ballato's Expands to Fort Lauderdale

We are thrilled to announce the expansion of Emilio’s Ballato with our newest location in Fort Lauderdale—Vitolo. Bringing the cherished flavors and timeless charm of our iconic Manhattan restaurant to the vibrant shores of Fort Lauderdale, Vitolo offers an exciting new chapter in our family’s culinary journey.

Nestled within the Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach, Vitolo presents three distinct dining experiences: the intimate cucina, the stylish lounge, and the enchanting outdoor trattoria. Each setting promises an authentic taste of Italy, complemented by the lively spirit of Fort Lauderdale. Our menu features Italian specialties and handcrafted pizzas, crafted with the freshest ingredients sourced directly from our family farm in Sarno, Italy.

Vitolo is a family-owned and operated venture led by Chef Anthony Vitolo, who continues to bring the legacy of Emilio’s Ballato to life. With his distinguished background as the Executive Chef and Partner at our renowned New York City restaurant, Anthony has cultivated a devoted following that now extends to our new Fort Lauderdale home.

At Vitolo, you can delight in signature dishes that have made Emilio’s Ballato a beloved dining destination. Enjoy the Mozzarella en Carrozza, with crispy breaded mozzarella served alongside our rich marinara sauce. Savor the Linguine alla Vongole, featuring tender top neck clams, garlic, and olive oil. Indulge in the Vitello Antonio, a tender veal chop with a thin Panko crust, topped with a flavorful vodka sauce, sweet peas, crispy prosciutto, and fresh mozzarella. And, of course, our signature handcrafted pizzas are made with ingredients freshly imported from our Sarno farm.

Join us at Vitolo and experience the seamless blend of Emilio’s Ballato’s storied past with the vibrant present of Fort Lauderdale. We look forward to welcoming you to our new home and sharing our passion for authentic Italian cuisine.

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