Italian can be bland, predictable, even less than filling but not at this little place near the SJC (San Jose Mineta International) Airport. Vito's New York Trattoria is about a block from the very nice Courtyard hotel and less than half a mile from the airport itself on Skyport Drive.
As a test I ordered an item off menu asking for Fetuccini Puttanesca, and they were only too happy to oblige! I must admit that other places (including toney places such as Luna in NYC) have refused to vary what's on the menu--even getting a little nasty over my having asked for anything but the printed stuff! Ironically all the ingedients needed are in the kitchen already--so it is not a big deal to engage in customer satisfaction for this dish.
Vito's uses fresh roma tomatoes in their sauce, their pasta is homemade, the service great (ask for Erin--she is the best!), and the price in line with the quality of food offered.
All in all much higher quality than the average Italian neighborhood place--and worth a trip when you're in Silicon Valley.