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Vinny Vanucchi's

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201 South Main Street, Galena, IL 61036 (Washington)
(815) 777-8100
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Large groups
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 310
    Excellent
  • 125
    Very good
  • 61
    Average
  • 33
    Poor
  • 27
    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
Most recent review
Good food but...

Delicious food, great service, oozed ambiance - overall, a great dinner. Only disappointment was the tableware: plastic table cloths, cheap paper napkins and flimsy flatware. Keep your salad fork for the entree?! We expected something a little classier. It wouldn't prevent us from coming back but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
luckyjen07
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Davenport, Iowa
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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556 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Davenport, Iowa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Delicious food, great service, oozed ambiance - overall, a great dinner. Only disappointment was the tableware: plastic table cloths, cheap paper napkins and flimsy flatware. Keep your salad fork for the entree?! We expected something a little classier. It wouldn't prevent us from coming back but a little more attention to detail would really step up the overall dining experience.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

Salad, bread, pasta....you name it. It was all good. This place has a very nice ambiance as well. Recommended!

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Great old building with lots of levels, fantastic garlic bread that drips garlicky butter down your arm, but the Italian food is just average.

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Washington, Illinois, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Imagine this....a romantic dinner, just the two of us, quaint window seating. In between the salad and entrees, an unexpected, unwelcomed, dirty guest crawled across our table! I tried to smack it with my gloves! Disgust!!! Immediate loss of appetite! Then the entrees come and I shared the news with our waitress. She said she was getting the manager. Within... More 

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Oswego, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

Sit outside or in and the atmosphere is cozy! The restaurant was nice enough to hold a table for us even though we showed up an hour late due to a snow storm!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We were quickly seated. But we were next to the gossiping goofing around staff. The restaurant was dark and gloomy. The salad was boring and tasteless. I order the calamari and it was perfectly cooked. However I also ordered the seafood Alfredo and it was imitation crab, imitation lobster , and shrimp with no seasoning. I have never sent food... More 

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Sleepy Hollow, Illinois
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Although this restaurant is a block off Main Street, it's worth the extra steps leading up the hill to the front door. Things started right when we were seated for dinner at a great table in a bay window on the third floor overlooking the entrance. You may want to ask for this table not only for the view, but... More 

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Elgin
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48 reviews 48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We went here for lunch with our daughter. The atmosphere was a delite. Great service.. Nice wine list for next time Noteworthy. The food was excellent!

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Alpha, Illinois
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We ate here twice on our visit to galena. Service and atmosphere were good. Dining the first night was very good. Garlic bread and salad were both very tasty as were the ravioli. Lunch another day we tried the chicken parmigiana and it was kind of bland. Cannoli were good for dessert.

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Carol Stream, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I loved the food - classic italian food, great salad bowl and love, love, love, the bread. I had the stuffed shells in alfredo - delicious. I didn't like the massive amount of garlic in the alfredo sause so I picked a lot of it out, I didn't like the gazillion stairs - next time I will park on the... 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 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, 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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