Lake Anna Life & Times Spring 20 1 8 22 eat&drink In September of 2015, father Vito and son Rosie opened “Vi- to’s at Lake Anna” . They wanted a tranquil setting on the water with outside patio seating. This quaint, family-run, lakefront res- taurant is located just 500 feet past the 208 bridge, on the Lou- isa side, and serves up delicious authentic Italian specialties. The smiles on their faces simply say “they truly enjoy their work” . Owner Rosie is getting married this summer to his fiancée Nikki, who works there too. Rosie’s a great chef and so is Vito, his fa- ther, who came over from Italy in 1987. His sister Rosalia waits tables, answers phones, takes orders and works the front coun- ter.Vito’s also does a terrific take out-business. Rosie’s cousin Lorenzo is the pizza guy and his pies are del- ish. Everything at Vito’s is made from scratch, the sauces, garlic Indoor/Outdoor Waterside Dining Dock Access For Boaters Open 7 Days A WeekYear ‘Round 200 BoardwalkWay, Mineral,VA 23117 540.894.5011 HOT CRABS! Want to advertise in Lake Anna Life & Times Eat&Drink? Email for information. Richard Binns, Page Editor will be in touch. WATERFRONT DINING & AMAZING SUNSETS! 540 895.4022 Vito’s Marking Third Season At Lake Anna Tavern On The Rail 540.872.RAIL Join Us For Fine Food, Atmosphere & More. Brunch 11-2:30 Dinner 5-9 Th-Fr-Sat Menu at Reservations Recommended 81 Tavern Rd, Mineral, VA Winner of LABP’s 2015 Best Fine Dining Restaurant Award! Bloody Mary Bar & Breakfast On Weekends! Breakfast Lunch Dinner New, Indoor Dining Room! Fresh, American Cuisine And Daily Specials Waterfront Dining On The Lake; Pamunkey Branch 6320 Belmont Rd., Mineral, VA 23117 • 540.854.7000 PIZZA - SUBS – BEER – WINE BAIT – LAUNCH RAMP FUEL ON & OFF THE WATER BOAT SLIPS NEW! Lake Anna Business Partnership menu for the kids. Vito’s has a full and cozy bar too, with local wines and draft beer available or get a pitcher. Flat screens are always playing your favorite sporting events. Join them for happy hour, Mon- day throughThursday 4-8 pm. Vito’s has plenty of seating in- side or out on the patio overlook- ing the lake with Italian music playing in the background. Plans for this summer include expand- ing and covering the outdoor eat- ing area. Family and friends love going by boat and dining al-fresco. But be careful, as you may have a family of geese come right up to you and quack for food. Vito’s is available to cater your event, too.The restaurant is open daily from 11am, (closed Tues- day).Visit for more info and the menu. - RB Lunch & Dinner 131 Mineral Ave., Mineral, VA Open 11a-9p A Short Drive For A Great Meal! 117 Mineral Ave. DINE IN OR TAKE OUT 540/894-JOJO (5656) GREAT SUBS, PIZZA, SALADS & ICE CREAM At the intersection of Rt. 522 & Main Street in Mineral! Vito’s shrimp scampi is a favorite dish of many Lake Anna locals. knots, bread and pizza dough. On my last visit, I had their lasagna. It was a fine signature dish. My wife had shrimp scam- pi. Large tender shrimp and the scampi sauce had flavors of but- ter, garlic and wine. Customer favorites include the Linguini Maremonte (clams, scallops, shrimp, mushrooms and fresh tomatoes in a white wine sauce). Rosalia’s favorite is the “Penne allaVito” because it‘s so light, made with olive oil, feta cheese and basil. Vito’s is a full service Italian restaurant serving antipasti, cal- zones, panini, stromboli, salads, burgers and sandwiches. Entrees include chicken, lobster, shrimp and many pasta dishes. Monday is pasta night, with too many choices to list here. Wednesday is wing night with $.75 wings and there’s even a Little Bambini LAKE ANNA DINING NEWS LKA Moo Thru Coming To Lake Anna The popular, farm-to-table, family-operated ice cream parlor just outside of Beal- ton on Rt. 29 is coming to the lake this season. Residents and visitors should be enjoying Moo Thru’s real frozen treats that feature milk from real farmers. Hand-scooped ice cream, sundaes and milk- shakes will be available. The shop will be located at 200 Boardwalk Way, under Tim’s On Lake Anna, off Rt. 522. Boating in toThe Board- walk is also a popular option with plenty of dockage. A spokesperson for Moo Thru told Life & Times they hope to be serving by June 1. LKA