Back in April, I wrote a story for South Bay Foodies about Vince’s in Torrance closing their doors after four decades.
When I first heard the news, I could not help be a bit sad. I have very fond memories of going to Vince’s with my family. It was always a treat to dine here when I was younger and it was a restaurant that I always looked forward to going to. It was slated to close last April but luckily they extended their stay for a bit longer. Alas’ however the time for them to close was still lingering around the corner. Sadly, today was that day. Today was the day for one last meal at Vince’s. In this blog post, I look back at the delicious food that were favorites for many that dined at Vince’s.
A good meal at Vince’s always started with their homemade vegetable beef soup. The soup was so heartwarming with the warm broth, tender little chunks of beef, crispy celery and carrots.
Alongside with the soup, was Vince’s salad with choice of dressing.
After, soup and salad, customers would get serve Vince’s bread. Restaurant go-ers had the choice of either garlic and cheese bread. The bread here always came out so fresh, hot and tasty. The garlic had the distinct garlic flavor at first bite. The cheese bread had a nice, sharp cheddar taste. Soft middle, crispy on the outside, it was a perfect match for their pastas!
For the pastas, Vince’s offered all the classic Italian favorites of spaghetti, ravioli and lasagna. Their pasta dishes came with choice of meat sauce or sicilian style sauce.
The ravioli are soft ravioli squares filled with cheese. They were little squares big in taste.
The lasagna dish was my personal favorite. From childhood until now, it for me tops the list of the best lasagna I’ve ever had. The layers of soft pasta with cheese and meat in between and topped with the hearty sicilian style / meat sauce was always so fulfilling and heavenly.
For those looking for a triple treat, Vince’s offered “Misto de Tre” with spaghetti, lasagna and ravioli. It was all of their classics in one dish. It was a big treat to be shared!
Last but not least was the dessert at Vince’s! Among their desserts were gelato truffles, cheesecake, cannoli and spumoni. The spumoni at Vince’s was a must treat. The cherry, pistachio and chocolate flavored ice cream filled with cherry fruits was creamy, sweet and a perfect way to end a delicious meal.
This weekend I went back to Vince’s and had my favorite Vince’s food of vegetable soup, lasagna and spumoni one last time. I could not help be a bit nostalgic during this meal and remember fond memories of times spent with family at Vince’s. Even writing this post now, I am somewhat sad knowing their will be no place serving Italian food in the South Bay quite the same.
Thank you to Vince’s for the delicious food that we got to eat through the years, the happy dining out with friends and family and for being a favorite place in the South Bay. When the lights at Vince’s go out tonight for one last time, a little piece of our foodie hearts will go with it.
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Thank you for your blog. I used to go there with my family too. I live in England now and am coming for a visit to the South Bay but sadly am not getting there until Wednesday so I missed their last day! I enjoyed hearing about your visit instead. Kind Regards Debbie