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About us

Vic's sets the standard for authentic, old-world, Italian cuisine & New York style pizza. Owner Mario Longo has been serving guests his family recipes for nearly 30 years.

In 1998 he opened Vic’s in Downtown Raleigh's Historic City Market, converting a simple pizzeria into a cozy, family-friendly restaurant loved by locals and visitors.

In March 2016, Vic's opened its second location on Lake Boone Trail to serve even more of the local community we love.


The Longo family has been in the restaurant business for more than 30 years, running restaurants in both New York and North Carolina. Owner Mario Longo Sr., alongside his sons (Mario, Jr., and Michael) and daughter (Mia), operates Vic's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria in Downtown Raleigh's Historic City Market and on Lake Boone Trail. Mario believes that family is everything, which is why his guests always feel at home when they come to his restaurants. The Longos have a passion for food and family—delivering delicious food in a warm and familiar atmosphere.