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Vinny Vanucchi's

201 South Main Street, Galena, IL 61036
(815) 777-8100
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Ranked #13 of 55 restaurants in Galena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Washington
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79% Recommend
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La Crosse, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Always a good meal at this great Italian restaurant. Frank Sinatra tunes play in the background as you have a great salad and very yummy garlic bread - yum. Pasta dishes always good, entree portions are huge - so plan on sharing or taking a box home. Stone walls, cellar and outdoor seating make it intimate and romantic.

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Really enjoyed variety of pasta offerings.All the traditional Italian dishes are offered( Pastas in Marinara &,Alfredo Sauces,Lasagna,ravioli) plus MANY others. I had linguine in spicy olive oil with artichoke, grilled chicken breast & diced tomato.Large wine list with many,many red wines ( as well as white)-I prefer red wine with Italian food and had a very good Lumbrusco.All dinners served... More

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Normal, Illinois
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

My husband and I got last minute reservations and were seated in the cellar within 10 minutes. Not sure how I felt about the cute little cellar when the upper floors are so inviting. Also felt bad for the waiter and all those stairs! We did appreciate that the cellar was away from several tired children we saw coming and... More

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Dallas, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

...so why would you waste your time on a business that has declined food quality every year for the past several when you have two significantly better Italian restaurants down the road maybe one whole block? Oh, you like store bought junk bread dunked in bottled garlic goop. So taxes are higher and costs have gone up in the world;... More

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Freeport, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

First of all, the atmosphere at Vinny's is charming: wood floors, old stone walls, Dean Martin singing. My meal was delicious and I didn't feel rushed. I happened to hear the guests at a table next to mine; one of them needed gluten free choices. The waiter was courteous and gracious and was able to help. The server asked me... More

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North Liberty
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Incredible service from staff! Our server wanted to make our experience enjoyable and memorable. The atmosphere of the restaurant is of Little Italy - old family photos on the wall and good old Italian décor. Wonderful music plays softly throughout the restaurant, which enhances the ambiance. Great for a romantic dinner or a night out with family or friends. Food... More

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Oshkosh, WI
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

After seeing the portions come out for another table, we ordered one entrée to split. With the amount of salad, and the garlic bread, we weren't even able to finish that! The garlic bread was dripping in butter (yum), and the entrée was fantastic.

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Wauconda, Illinois, United States
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We really enjoyed our dining experience at Vinny Vanucchi's. Our server was Danny and he was fantastic! He gave us great recommendations and was on top of everything. The amazing Garlic Bread was a nice surprise....I could eaten just that it was so good. The chicken parmensan was really good. They give you alot of food and we left stuffed!... More

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Macomb, Illinois
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We recently returned from one of our twice yearly visits to Galena, Illinois. This restaurant had been recommended to us. When we called in reservations for dinner we indicated that my wife had limited mobility, but could manage the stairs leading to restaurant - only at a slow pace. We arrived at restaurant and were seated on the third floor.... More

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Travelers Rest, South Carolina
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Had a weekend celebration getaway, my wife is a full time caregiver. Ate here and found our reservation was in the bar. Very awkward. Waitress was fabulous. Bruschetta was good. Then the main course came... Wife had lasagna. Ground beef and dry ricotta. Virtually no sauce. Awful number 1. I had the cheese ravioli. Asked if it could be made... More

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