By Kristen Yates
From Brooklyn, to Italy, to right here in Noblesville, Vito Ruggieri is bringing his authentic Italian cuisines in his restaurant, V’s Pizza & Pasta.
Ruggieri was born in Brooklyn, but raised in Italy. At 17, he returned to America to follow his dreams. Ever since he can remember, he has been in love with food. “I’ve been in this business 30 years now. I have tried to get out before, but something keeps pulling me back,” Ruggieri said.
The passion behind his food started out at a young age.
“When you make a pizza, you are creating it for that specific person. Every dish is individualized in my restaurant and I give every ounce of myself in every dish that I create,” Ruggieri said.
Ruggieri’s new restaurant has been open a month at 111 South Harbor Dr.
“It’s a great location, I’ve had my eye on it for almost three years now,” he said.
The restaurant is a small mom-and-pop type of place with a strong family oriented atmosphere.
“With the repeat customers I’ve already had in the short time that I have been at this location, they’ve tried everything on the menu. Just for appetizers I have anything from mussels to crab cakes to eggplant,” Ruggieri said.
For daily specials, customers can follow the restaurant on Facebook for dishes that don’t show up on the menu.
“It’s whatever I feel like experimenting with that day,” he said. “I love going to the grocery store to pick out my own ingredients.”
When coming to the end of your meal, Ruggieri said don’t forget to, “try the desserts!” as the Carnegie Deli cheesecake comes straight from New York.
V’s Pizza & Pasta
Where: 111 South Harbor Dr., Noblesville
Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Friday; and 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.
Offers: Takeout, casual attire, waiter service