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Oak park avenue, Oak Park, IL 60302
(708) 386-5801
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great, friendly spot in Oak Park

We have eaten here many times with out of town guests, with our teenagers, or for a casual date night. The seafood is always delicious and our boys love the pizza. The Italian owner is often around shaking hands, pinching cheeks and helping his staff. Only complaint ever has come from grampa who... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Chicago
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Chicago
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We have eaten here many times with out of town guests, with our teenagers, or for a casual date night. The seafood is always delicious and our boys love the pizza. The Italian owner is often around shaking hands, pinching cheeks and helping his staff. Only complaint ever has come from grampa who didn't think he got enough lamb when... More 

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Leitchfield, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 via mobile

A trip to the Windy City wouldn't be a trip without pizza. But as a change of pace to traditional Chicago deep dish, we had thin crust pizza at Il Vicolo in Oak Park, a Chicago suburb. We arrived late on a Friday night, greeted by the owner, and promptly seated. Service was excellent, attentive but not annoying. Hot bread... More 

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Acworth, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

What an excellent find - great outdoor seating in a quiet courtyard, nice service, good food. The thin-crust pizza Capricciosa was excellent, certainly a rare find in the Chicago area. And from my point of view very reasonable pricing.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Had a pretty good (but not great) meal here with my wife. I had the minestrone (very unusual, as it had lots of green peas in addition to the expected beans) and linguini with calamari. Both the linguini and calamari were well cooked, but the red sauce was a bit short on seasoning. My wife had the house salad (large... More 

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Brazil, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Very good quality food and fresh. Was a little pricey, but you certainly will not leave hungry. Serving were very ample.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012 via mobile

Fun spot, excellent food and the price is right. This place never disappoints. Inside and outside seating. The staff is excellent and the owner, Vito, is a delight. Good selection of wine and a wide selection of food. Have the veal, a nice pasta dish or even the pizza. Perfect date night place. Terrific experience.

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Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

We had the Linguini with Red Clam Sauce, Penne with Meatballs, Caprese Salad and Caesar Salad. Everything was very tasty with high-quality ingredients. The service was very good as was the atmosphere. The prices are in line with most better Italian restaurants. Also, the portions are very filling. If you are near Oak Park and are in an Italian mood,... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

Although it was a very nice evening, the music seemed a bit loud outside, so we (3 of us) opted for an inside table. Sat in the back portion past the kitchen, which was extremely comfortable and very conversation-friendly. Started with appetizers of fried calamari (very light and VERY tender) and Insalata Caprese. Followed by two specials - a pork... More 

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Chicago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

We had dinner at Il Vicolo. Quaint restaurant. The service was extremely slow. We waited (what seemed like) forever for our food. We arrived very hungry...it took about an hour to get our food after we ordered. The waitor apologized saying that they were very busy. They happened to have a singer outside in the outdoor eating area, so the... More 

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Westchester, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

Food wasnt too great. Huge problem to me was the manager with black hair taller man that just stood behind the bar. He was very rude to his employees in front of customers and he just had an ignorant look on his face constantly. I would think he drives away business with the attitude he brings in the environment. Wouldn't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Oak park avenue, Oak Park, IL 60302
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Oak Park
  • Phone Number: (708) 386-5801

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 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?