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Top Italian Restaurants in Indian River County – Part 2

In part 1, I featured Top Italian restaurants from around the Vero Beach area. In part 2, I will feature three additional places from the Sebastian area. In case you missed part 1, CLICK HERE to read that article!


Now let’s dive right in and see all the amazing Italian dishes I tasted over the past few weeks while creating this article!

Aunt Louise’s Pizzeria

Front Entrance in Publix shopping plaza
Dining Room – Under construction, they are doing a complete make over of the interior
Eggplant Rollatini – Slices of eggplant, lightly breaded and covered with ricotta and other cheeses and seasonings.
Meat Stromboli – Pepperoni, sausage, ground beef, ham & bacon.
Aunt Louise’s Specialty Pizza – Pepperoni, sausage, onions, green peppers, mushrooms and black olives

This was my first time at Aunt Louise’s, so I was anxious to try them. They are located in the Riverwalk Shopping plaza, just north of the Home Depot. As I entered the restaurant I noticed that they are in the middle of a remodel. The owner, Dave Siperek showed me plans for what it’s going to look like when it’s finished. They are opening up the center wall, all new booths, and rock wall accents around the doorways and window cutouts. It should be really nice once completed, so I’ll have to stop by again to check it out. As you can see from the food photos above, their Italian cuisine definitely lives to the title of this article. Everything was made fresh, very flavorful, and baked to perfection.

Aunt Louise’s Pizzeria
Address: 13423 US-1, Sebastian, FL 32958
Phone: (772) 388-1800

Italian Cousin

Front Entrance
Dining Room
Fresh Mozzarella Caprese – served with Roasted Peppers & Tomatoes
Eggplant & Spinach Parmesan
Almond Mascarpone Cake

Owner and Executive Chef Gus Rivera and his wife Chef Michele Hennessey previously ran a restaurant in this same space called The River Grill. About 7 years ago they decided to retire that concept and open it’s Italian “Cousin” in it’s place. The restaurant is located off of US Hwy 1 just south of Sebastian. As you’re driving north, just keep an eye out for their sign, the driveway entrance is just past it on the right. The dining room feels bigger than it looks from the outside and the interior décor puts you in an “Italian” state of mind. I’ve eaten here several times, and it’s always spectacular. Do yourself a favor and don’t skip dessert! The almond mascarpone cake is to die for!

The Italian Cousin
Address480 US-1, Sebastian, FL 32958
Phone:(772) 589-1412

Vic’s Pizza Italian Restaurant

Front Entrance
Dining Room
Veal Scaloppini – Veal is dredged in flour and sautéed with mushrooms in marinara sauce, served over linguine
Tiramisu served with a scoop of Gelato

From it’s humble beginnings as a simple pizzeria, to now a full blown sit down Italian restaurant, Vic’s has been one of Sebastian’s favorites for over 30 years! I sat down with the owner, Tony to learn more about Vic’s and try a few of their most popular dishes. He tells me that his mom and dad bought the place back in 1993 and he and his sister, and brother in law run the place. The menu features all of your Italian favorites such as mozzarella sticks, meatballs, lasagna, and cannoli all made fresh in house. Only offering pick up for many years, circumstances dictated that they add delivery service for their customers convenience, so now you can enjoy Vic’s at home too!

Vic’s Pizza Italian Restaurant
Address: 1140 US-1, Sebastian, FL 32958
Phone: (772) 589-8989

Thomas Miller

My name is Thomas Miller, aka “The Treasure Coast Foodie” and “The Foodie Guy” and now the host and producer of the brand new show called Holy Grail Eats! I’ve been a professional food blogger for the past 8 years and I’m very passionate about finding “Holy Grail” dishes and supporting local mom and pop owned restaurants! I’ve reviewed over 300 local restaurants in the last 8 years and my food photos are devoured by 10’s of thousands each month on my website treasurecoastfoodie.com. As a Google Maps Level 8 Local Guide, I have submitted over 3,500 photos that have been viewed over 72 million times. My foodie tribe is over 125,000 strong on the Treasure Coast and my Foodie Meetups and Chef’s Table Dining events are some of the Top Culinary experiences on the Treasure Coast!

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  1. So glad you DID Sebastian. I love Italian Cousin…not only is it good food, but, there it’s always enough to bring home for the next day. Also Aunt louise’s, what an easy place to run in and eat. It’s always pleasant in there.I can hardly wait to see the remodel.

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