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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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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
  • 321
    Excellent
  • 129
    Very good
  • 63
    Average
  • 34
    Poor
  • 28
    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 place for friends to gather

This Italian restaurant has great food and great character. It sits between Main Street and Bench street and the building occupies the height elevation, so, if you don't mind lots of stairs, park on Main or if you prefer, you can enter the back way from Bench (where sometimes there is considerably... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
saray0524
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
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575 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Stillwater, MN
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Just had a wonderful meal in the outdoor seating area. The food is very good. Prices are reasonable. Great location right on Main St., Very charming inside. The very best part of the experience though was our wonderful, charming waitress, Emma. So cheerful and friendly and we could tell she liked being a waitress. Nice sense of humor. The restaurant... More 

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Illinois
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW via mobile

We enjoyed a lunch with our three teens. The portions were great, our server fabulous, and timing of service perfect. We were completely satisfied,

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Davenport, Iowa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We Climb the hill to get to Vinny's Vanucchi's Restaurant, and felt we were in a Mom and Pops home, We were served by a wonderful young lady Cristina, The food was Amazing. We will be back for sure and can't wait.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

This Italian restaurant has great food and great character. It sits between Main Street and Bench street and the building occupies the height elevation, so, if you don't mind lots of stairs, park on Main or if you prefer, you can enter the back way from Bench (where sometimes there is considerably more parking). On busy weekends they can be... More 

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Washington
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I went to this lovely eatery for dinner and I am so glad we did. Not only was the food AMAZING, but we got to witness staff and one of the owners interact with an elderly couple of "regulars". The staff was so kind and patient with them and you could see the love almost like a... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We decided to try Vinny's again after serveral years of staying away. It hasn't gotten any better. The place was empty on a night that we couldn't get reservations at our favorite Galena restaurants and that should have been the tip-off. The only advantage to an empty restaurant was that we were served VERY quickly.The salad was standard diner fair... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I've loved this place since I was a kid. Great atmosphere. Great food. Beautiful location. Tremendous value for the money. Can't miss!

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Peoria
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102 reviews 102 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

My husband and I dined here on our recent Galena trip. Vinny's was recommended to us by several locals, and we were not disappointed. They give you very generous portions, complete with salad and garlic bread - unlimited! I got the stuffed shells and my husband got the manicotti - both were so delicious, and we were sad we couldn't... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Nice intimate setting for lunch or dinner. Quiet with attentive staff. Great place to celebrate a birthday or anniversary.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This is a wonderful, wonderful restaurant. I made reservations for my husband's birthday for April 3rd. When we arrived and the host checked our reservations he wished my husband a Happy Birthday and sent us upstairs for a quiet little nook by a window which is what I had asked for. The service and food were outstanding. Portions are very... 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?