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Vinny Vanucchi's

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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: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 470
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  • 200
    Very good
  • 89
    Average
  • 40
    Poor
  • 34
    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
great Itallian/Charming venu

Had lunch here and a bit heavy for lunch but excellent. Will go for dinner next time. Everyone enjoyed their meals. Salad and garlic bread excellent. Great selection of gluten free pastas!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Star2014
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Peoria, Illinois
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Algonquin, Illinois
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88 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Galena is an anniversary destination some years and have loved this place for 15 if not 20 years now. It had been a few years since we were in town and found many of our favorite places gone but Vinny's was still there. Still cozy. Still great service. Still great food. Recommended for a special night out.

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Minooka, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Food and atmosphere was excellent. Reservations recommended. Many dishes to choose from. Chicken was very good.

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Lake Mills, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A must dine place when in Galena. The quality of the food and the cost, combined with the atmosphere in the restaurant, make this a great dining experience.

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Thank John S
Burlington, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I can't say much except another great dinner (Nana Lu's lasagna with sausage) with salad, bread, and of course tiramasu for dessert. Always a great atmosphere.

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Peoria, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had lunch here and a bit heavy for lunch but excellent. Will go for dinner next time. Everyone enjoyed their meals. Salad and garlic bread excellent. Great selection of gluten free pastas!

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my second time at Vinnie's. I was a little skeptical about going there because the first time I went the food was just so so, but it's my best friend's favorite restaurant in Galena, so, I figured I would give it another try. My food was awesome!!, I order the jumbo shrimp dinner which came around a bed... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is a nice Italian restaurant with friendly staff and most of the food selections are very tasty. I love their Chicken Picatta and Manicotti. You are offered a choice of sauces which range from Meatless to a Spicy Tomato. With each meal you get a salad bowl for the table with a light vinaigrette that can be refilled... More 

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Thank Dreamingone
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My server was wonderful in helping me make a selection. The food there is always great. I think the place is charming and relaxed. The wonderful aromas bought me there in the first place. Just be aware that you must climb a lot of stairs to get to the restaurant, but you will not be disapointed.

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Whitefish Bay
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Vinny's warm, comfortable, and eclectic ambience made our lunch here on a cold day in December feel like a visit to a welcoming Italian relative. The Italian comfort food tasted homemade too. We sought out this restaurant because we remembered having a good experience here when we last visited, about ten years ago. A Galena institution.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent two nights at a local B&B in downtown Galena which is just two minutes' walk from Vanucchi's. As a result of a freaky ice storm and 8" snow (both of which were unexpected), virtually every shop and restaurant on Main St was closed. Luckily, Vanucchi's was open despite the storm! The homemade Italian Wedding soup was the best... 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: Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
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?