Our Story

Welcome to Vittorio Ristorante & Pizzeria, a cozy spot where delicious moments and happy memories come together. Our story starts back in 1984, when our family decided to bring a slice of Italy to the heart of Pacific Palisades. Over the years, we’ve become a beloved place for friends and families to gather, share stories, and enjoy a good meal. 🍕

Our menu is filled with a variety of Italian favorites, each made with the freshest ingredients. From our signature Cheese Pizza to the savory Chicken Piccata, every bite is a reminder of what makes Italian cuisine so special. Don’t miss out on our Portobello Ravioli and the refreshing Calamari Salad, which are among our customers' top picks. 🍝

Vittorio’s Ristorante has been a family owned and operated business since 1984. he owner, Mercedes Pellegrini, was born in Sao Paulo, Brasil. She met her husband while he was travelling to Rio de Janeiro for Carnivale. They married and she came to the USA. When she arrived to Los Angeles, she started Mercedes’ Continental Delights, a bakery in the San Fernando Valley. Vittorio’s was one of the many restaurants serving her delicious cakes.

After some years, Giovanni Mazzola and Mercedes decided to partner in Vittorio’s. Giovanni has since left Vittorio’s to open his own restaurant in Malibu, and Mercedes kept Vittorio’s. She has nurtured and grown the business to what it is today. In the hills of Pacific Palisades, we have catered to generations of families and Hollywood stars with our home-style Southern Italian cuisine. We are committed to authentic and richly flavored dishes.

Our fresh seafood and succulent veal and chicken dishes allow everyone a taste of the old country in a friendly, warm atmosphere. At Vittorio’s it’s all about an experience you are sure to remember. When you dine with us, you’re Family.