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Vinny Vanucchi's

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$$$
Italian, Pasta
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201 South Main Street, Galena, IL 61036 (Washington)
(815) 777-8100
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 414
    Excellent
  • 169
    Very good
  • 76
    Average
  • 34
    Poor
  • 31
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Taste of "little Italy"

Very Italian atmosphere- very good food. Salad dressing was excellent- they sell it by the bottle, too. Chicken Parmigiano and Nana Lu's Meat Lasagna were both complimented by the yummy garlic bread. Enjoyed every bite!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
Sue D
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Hickory Hills, Illinois
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
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Geneva,IL
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Great Italian food. The veal is fantastic and very filling. The garlic bread is excellent with the salad.

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Hickory Hills, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Very Italian atmosphere- very good food. Salad dressing was excellent- they sell it by the bottle, too. Chicken Parmigiano and Nana Lu's Meat Lasagna were both complimented by the yummy garlic bread. Enjoyed every bite!

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Northern Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

a must do when in Galena. Located in one of Galena's old buildings, and as such is kind of chopped up - but still nice. Food is consistently good, with a good variety. Service is good.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

My wife and I had heard some decent comments about this place, so we've decided to give it a go... simply put, we've disliked everything. The service was mediocre and the food was terrible... despite being hungry, I couldn't bring myself to finish my seafood plate. I would strongly encourage people to try a different alternative when dinning out in... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Four for dinner. Marsala only ok. Chicken Milanese greasy with very oily pasta. Sent back. Pasta ala Vinny slightly above average. Too bad, since the service was good and location is pleasant.

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Galena, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Charming atmosphere ,we ate outside, delicious food, great eggplant parmasian, good wines, great deserts chocolate cake a la vineyard ,reasonable prices, and great waitress ,GINA!!!!! That's for the good serivice!

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Paris, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Good authentic Italian food with terrific garlic bread and healthy serving size. We shared a cannoli that was stuffed onsite with the best cream ever!

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Wonder Lake, Illinois
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Excellent food. Great atmosphere. Beautiful location in the quaint little town of Galena, right above the little shops of downtown.

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Lakeville, Minnesota
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

Had dinner here on a very busy Friday night. Food was very good. Service was excellent. Atmosphere is very nice (an old button factory). We arrived early before our reservation and stopped for a drink at the bar. Bar service. Horrible. 3-4 people deep to get a drink at a very small bar with only one bartender.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 NEW

This gem of a restaurant is tucked behind the Main Street stores. It has a lovely patio overlooking a quaint brick alley and a church on a nearby hillside. The setting caught our eye right away. However once the food started arriving we knew we had definitely made the right choice! We ordered the fried ravioli, which was some of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 201 South Main Street, Galena, IL 61036
    (Washington)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Galena
  • Phone Number: (815) 777-8100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 to 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?