You are reading

Vite Vinosteria Owners To Open Italian Bar On Broadway


Jan. 13, 2016 By Michael Florio

The owners of Vite Vinosteria will branch out to open a new bar featuring Italian draft beers and wine.

Vite Bar, an Italian bar serving beer, wine and tapas, is slated to open at 25-07 Broadway in early February.

We Heart Astoria first reported on the expansion.

The owners used to go to the location for oysters and drinks, back when it was Oyster Café of New York, according to one of the four co-owners, who did not wish to give his name.

The co-owners had considered opening up their own bar and upon learning that this location would be available, they decided to jump on it, the co-owner said.

“We took it over 10 days ago,” he said on Monday. “We plan on remodeling it and opening the first week of February.”

The location attracted them because it is not far from their restaurant (31-05 34th St.) and is near the subway, which they expect will create a lot of foot traffic. All of the owners are from Astoria and did not want to open outside of the neighborhood, according to the co-owner.

Vite Bar will be an authentic Italian bar, he said. It will feature three draft beers, including Menabrea, a popular Italian beer. They are also considering Stella or Peroni, an Italian lager, on tap. Vite Vinosteria does not offer draft beers.

In addition to the draft beers there will be a variety of bottled beers, including Brooklyn East IPA from Brooklyn Brewery.

“We will have something for everyone,” the co-owner said.IMG_4040

It will also have a wide variety of Italian wines, starting out with at least 10 red wines and 10 white wines.

“All the wine will be imported from Italy,” he said.

Vite Bar will also offer happy hour, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week.

The bar will open in the morning serving a variety of Italian coffees, including espresso and cappuccino, as well as authentic Italian pastries, the co-owner said.

In the afternoon it will serve sandwiches, such as one that will have prosciutto, mozzarella and arugula. It will also offer granita ice cream.

“These are not items you can find at the restaurant,” the co-owner said. “These are more geared for people who want a quick bite on their way to work or the subway.”

The tapas menu will include popular items from Vite Vinosteria, such as polpette con Pecorino, which is meatballs served with Pecorino cheese and tomato sauce, as well as suppli alla romana, which is a fried rice ball served with peas and tartare sauce.

“These are all items that you can enjoy with a glass of wine or beer,” he said. “It will not be full meals like at the restaurant.”

The owners plan on serving brunch on Saturday and Sunday mornings, as well as having live music or DJs on the weekends.

The bar will be open from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week. It can seat 40 people.

email the author:
No comments yet

Leave a Comment
Reply to this Comment

All comments are subject to moderation before being posted.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Recent News

Five Queens startups win $20,000 each in 2024 Tech + Innovation Challenge

May. 19, 2024 By Czarinna Andres

A diverse range of businesses, including a yoga studio, an olive oil distributor, a female health care provider, a sustainable mushroom farmer, and an AI-powered physical therapy service, have been named winners of the 2024 Queens Tech + Innovation Challenge (QTIC). Each winner will receive a $20,000 grant to support their business operations.

QBP Richards, advocates rally to demand Mayor Adams restore funding to City’s libraries

May. 17, 2024 By Gabriele Holtermann

A rally was held at the Queens Public Library at Forest Hills on May 16, during which Queens Borough President Donovan Richards, Queens Public Library President and CEO Dennis Walcott, union reps and library advocates called on Mayor Eric Adams to reverse the proposed $58.3 million budget cuts to the New York Public Library (NYPL), the Brooklyn Public Library (BPL), and the Queens Public Library (QBL) for Fiscal Year 2025, which begins on July 1, 2024.

Queens elected officials secure $70 million from New York State Budget for school safety equipment in religious and independent schools

May. 17, 2024 By Anthony Medina

Religious and independent schools throughout the city will soon receive additional funding for school safety equipment, thanks to Assemblymember Andrew Hevesi and State Senator Michael Gianaris, who, after extensive advocacy efforts, successfully secured $70 million from the New York State Budget for 2024-25 for Non-Public School Safety Equipment (NPSE) grants.