April 2013

Vinny’s Italian Kitchen

Vinnys Italian Kitchen MedfordThere's a reason why Vinny's Italian Kitchen has a reputation for serving some of the Valley's best and most authentic Italian cuisine. The origins of the restaurant actually began on the island of Ischia, near Naples, Italy. That's where Vinny's owner and head chef, Vincenzo DiCostanzo, was born and raised. He and his father opened a restaurant on Ischia when Vincenzo was just thirteen. "This is where he learned to cook," said his wife, Virginia.
Vincenzo left Italy when he was in his twenties, moved to New York and married Virginia. He as since opened restaurants in New York, Arizona and now owns and operates Vinny's.
"Our three children were all born in New York, but somehow they all wound up in Medford," Vincenzo said. After living in Arizona for a while, the couple decided to join their children here in Medford to reunite the family and be with their grandchildren and great grandchild. "It's been eight years now and we're so happy to all be together and living in the beautiful Rogue Valley."
"Our son Vinny opened this restaurant here in Medford 14 years ago," Vincenzo said. "We bought it from him in 2011."
Vinny's Italian Kitchen is known for the consistency and quality of all their entrees. "Along with our regular mouth-watering dinners, Vincenzo also offers specials such as Osso Buco (a Milanese specialty of braised veal with vegetables, white wine and broth)," Virginia said. "If you're a seafood lover, this place is for you."
They offer an early bird special from 3:30 to 6pm Tuesday through Sunday for $14 which includes your choice of one of ten entrees, soup or salad and dessert.
Customers can expect a wonderful fine dining experience with a friendly, professional staff, and authentic Italian cuisine. And if you have a special dietary need or request—non c'è problema—just ask your server to speak to Vincenzo.
"We are family-owned," Vincenzo said. "We want you to feel welcome and at home here. It is our intention that each and every customer leave our restaurant satisfied and pleased with their total dining experience."
They also have a full liquor license. Vinny's Italian Kitchen is located at 970 N. Phoenix Rd, Ste. 104, and is open Tuesday through Sunday from 3:30 to 9pm. They can accommodate parties up to 35, and all accept all major credit cards. Reservations are recommended, but not required.
For more information, reservations or take out orders, call 541-618-8669.