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Venuti's Restaurant Italian

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Seafood, Pizza & Pasta, Italian
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2251 West Lake St., Addison, IL 60181
+1 630-376-1500
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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 29
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  • 11
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Italian in Addison

Very good food but extremely high prices, and I mean extremely high. Watch out if you're having wine or alcohol, a bottle could cost you $200 plus. Servers were top notch. Food does not match prices, super expensive.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
Andy R
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Rowlett, Texas
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60 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Lombard, Illinois, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I am Italian and generally avoid Italian restaurants because they rarely meet the standards and quality of my own home kitchen. Venuti's is a major exception. Hands down one of the best and most authentic I've ever experienced. Bravissimi!

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

My husband and I got married here on 07/06/2013 - and went back for dinner to celebrate. As always, the food was excellent - as was the service. Venuti's steak is better than that at the popular 'steak houses.' You can cut the filet with a fork - and that is a big part of why we chose to have... More 

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Rowlett, Texas
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Very good food but extremely high prices, and I mean extremely high. Watch out if you're having wine or alcohol, a bottle could cost you $200 plus. Servers were top notch. Food does not match prices, super expensive.

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Tim R, Public Relations Manager at Venuti's Restaurant Italian, responded to this review

Andy R. At Venuti's we serve only the best quality foods drinks. We make our owe Home Made Pastas and Breads right in our kitchen. Our wines range in price based on market price and we feel, regardless of the cost, each wine we serve is worthy of the price we charge. We are sorry that you felt it was... More 

Geneva, Illinois
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This restaurant is part of the Venuti Banquets and Restaurant. At lunch we had the buffet and they gave you at least 5-6 entree items plus several sides. They also have several breads, focasia and pizza. They have a salad bar and also a desert bar. Price is around $14 per person.

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Tim R, Public Relations Manager at Venuti's Restaurant Italian, responded to this review

TonyG1941, Thank you for letting us know that you had a great time with us. The Venutis More 

Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We came here for business lunch. Their lunch buffet is $12.95 with variety of selection to choose from. Great for vegetarians too! 4 stars for: good selection of food(pastas, meats, soups, pizzas, salads, desserts, veggies), ambiance (beautiful And classy), great value ($12.95 for buffet), and attentiveness of the server. They also take reservations, I recommend making one if you're party... More 

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Tim R, Public Relations Manager at Venuti's Restaurant Italian, responded to this review

Marq C. Thank you for coming by Venuti's. Our Lunch Buffet is available every week day and the variety is almost endless. We hope you return soon. The Venuti's More 

Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 via mobile

Dined at Venuti's with cousins on a Saturday night. The ladies ordered the sea bass special and the gentlemen ordered three other specials. Complete satisfaction with food, service, and ambiance. Excellent choice for special occasions. Birthday Celebrations received a sparkler in dessert along with singing wait staff. Very enjoyable evening! Will come again!

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Tim R, Public Relations Manager at Venuti's Restaurant Italian, responded to this review

Scarlettdm, We want to thank you for choosing Venuti's to celebrate a Birthday. It sound like you had a great time and enjoyed the food and service in a manner we pride ourselves is delivering. We look forward in seeing you at your next visit and ask that you take a moment to let us know you are here. One... More 

Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

in a very nice place, you can find a good italian food, a great place to enjoy mix of music and pasta. the bar can offer a large variety of drinks but the food is the reason to come over there! try thy artichoc for apatiezer!

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Tim R, Public Relations Manager at Venuti's Restaurant Italian, responded to this review

Hain D., We are glad to hear you enjoyed both the food and entertainment here at Venuti's. Did you know that our appetizers are 1/2 price Monday - Thursday? Come again soon. The Venuti's More 

Hanover Park, Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I've been to this restaurant several times over the last few years. They have the best Italian food I've ever had. I've never been to Italy, so I can't compare it to food you get there. My favorite dish is the eggplant parmesan, but I have tried other dishes as well. The food is fresh and you get a lot... More 

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Tim R, Public Relations Manager at Venuti's Restaurant Italian, responded to this review

Kevin A., Thank you for your patronage at Venuti's. We prepare all our Authentic Italian dishes just like you'd expect if you do go to Italy, and we hope you do get the chance someday. The Eggplant Parmesan is one of our more popular dishes and is made fresh to order, as are all of our dishes. And Leftovers, well... More 

chicago
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I was a regular for about a year and used to stop off weekly in the bar for pizza bread and a glass of wine. One time the blond female bartender served me pizza bread and it was halfway off the plate kind of laying partially on the bar. It also took a long time for her to wait on... More 

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Tim R, Public Relations Manager at Venuti's Restaurant Italian, responded to this review

Ihalkape, Thank you for bringing your thoughts to our attention. We are sorry to hear that you have an issue with one of our best employees. It is also upsetting to hear that you do not like one of the most popular appetizers we serve. Please bring this to our attention the next time you visit, and as we always... More 

Mundelein, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

I've been to two opera dinners this year and had a wonderful time on both occasions. The food was plentiful and delicious (house-made and very fresh), and the wine selections were very nice as well. The operatic fare was highly enjoyable and many of the customers are regulars for these performances, which have been occurring for over 20 years. If... More 

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Tim R, Public Relations Manager at Venuti's Restaurant Italian, responded to this review

SMJ1952, Thank you for letting us hear from you regarding you visit to Venuti's. We are glad that you had a great time and hope to see you there again. The Venuti's More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2251 West Lake St., Addison, IL 60181
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  DuPage County  >  Addison
  • Phone Number: +1 630-376-1500

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 50
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Pizza & Pasta, Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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