A Blend of the Italian Words for “Life” and “Italy”, Vitalia Follows the Adventurous Spirit of Chef Mario, Offering an Inspired Eclectic Italian Menu.

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Acclaimed Executive Chef and Restaurateur Mario Ferraro, of Marie’s Gourmet fame, his flagship eatery of 14 years on the North Shore, brings his latest culinary venture to South Shore of Staten Island. Chef Mario Ferraro pays homage yet again to his late beloved mother Marie with Vitalia, located at 2935K Veterans Road West.


Mario says his mother’s love of cooking came from deep within her soul and that is a gift she had passed onto him. It is for this reason that Mario has set out to debut another gourmet Italian eatery in her honor. At Vitalia, Chef Mario Ferraro mixes regional Italian fare with rustic flair.

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2935k Veterans Rd W
Staten Island, NY 10309