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Il Vicolo

Oak park avenue, Oak Park, IL 60302
(708) 386-5801
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Ranked #33 of 110 restaurants in Oak Park
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Nov 3, 2013
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Dining options: Reservations
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17 reviews from our community

82% Recommend
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
179 reviews 179 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
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
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
134 reviews 134 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Oak Park, Illinois
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31 reviews 31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

Authentic Italian Restaurant in Oak Park. The Risotto ai frutti di Mare (a specialty) is terrific and huge. You won't be disappointed. I like the Pizza a lot too. Nice outside Patio during the summer time. Italian TV channel at the bar also. The owner is always around, speak with every customer and I really appreciate that.

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chicago, illinois
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

This restaursnt opened in August last year and has taken off like a hawk. The food is so fresh and carefully prepared it is just like being in Italy. As a matter of fact, the owner Vito is from italy as well as his chefs. The place seats about 125 people, but is very quaint with warm inviting colors ,... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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209 reviews 209 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

I was near the end of a long trip. I had no evening appointments. Reward #1 being done with the week. Reward #2 being able to "celebate" it here! I ended up near here because used an app on my phone to find a place to have my shoes shined. Seeing the neighborhood as being very nice and inviting, I... More

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