By Jessica Tuggle
SEBASTIAN - No matter the utensil used to consume pasta, if it comes from Vic's Pizza in Sebastian, it's sure to be scrumptious.
Vic's Pizza, an Italian restaurant on U.S. 1, has been around for more than 20 years with its current group of family owners. The place is hopping with activity even during the summer.
The rich browns and greens and other warm colors of the décor highlight the Italian heritage of the owners and the longstanding popularity of the food choices. Even the place mats at the table settings tell customers all about "the mother country," Italy.
The veal pizzaiola with spaghetti was a large dish for one person to eat for dinner. The veal was tender and sliced easily and was topped with marinara sauce. Three dollops of melted mozzarella made the dish especially attractive, in addition to being quite delicious.
The dinner was accompanied by fresh homemade garlic knots shining with butter sauce and topped with garlic and seasoning and a choice of soup.
The petite cup of minestrone soup was chock full of vegetables, beans and other ingredients for a full-bodied soup.
Other pasta-based plates include: ravioli, linguini, penne and fettuccine and can be served with chicken cacciatore, mushroom marinara, eggplant and more.
Vic's Pizza is also known throughout the city as the home of the double decker pizza.
The soft bottom crust is topped with freshly made pizza sauce and some toppings, followed by a thin layer of bread dough followed by more sauce and toppings. A thick pizza with all-natural ingredients is always a popular choice at the restaurant, staff said.
Italian-style seafood, especially fresh clams, are another meal customers can't get enough of, they said.
Susan Ruggeri, one of the co-owners, said the restaurant runs like a family and the customers are treated as such.
"I think we know 80 percent of our clientele by name," she said.
Vic's Pizza is closed on Sunday. Regular hours are Monday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Vic's Pizza Italian Restaurant is located at 1140 U.S. 1, Sebastian. For more information, call (772) 589-8989.