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Vinny Vanucchi's

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180 Main Street, Dubuque, IA 52001 (West 2nd)
Cab Service.
563.588.9600
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Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 85
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cozy Italian

We went to Vinny's for a bite last evening. The servers, bartender and hostess were very welcoming and engaging. We enjoyed the attention, food and atmosphere. They have a nice wine list for the area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
Sandy F
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Houston, Texas
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

We went to Vinny's for a bite last evening. The servers, bartender and hostess were very welcoming and engaging. We enjoyed the attention, food and atmosphere. They have a nice wine list for the area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

Honestly, the restaurant choices in Dubuque are not great. Yes, I'm a bit picky being Italian and knowing how to cook. But I'm not a food snob either. That being said, as long as my kids and husband are happy, so am I. My husband and daughter got the baked manicotti. My son got the spaghetti with one meatball. He... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Been here before and the food is always good. Wait staff is timely and attentive as well. I'm usually alone when I stop because I'm traveling for work. I enjoy trying new places but just despise eating alone. Dining party of one just sounds so.. Well ... LONELY!! When visiting this time walking up to the host station awaiting a... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We drove from cedar rapids to take our daughter here for her birthday. We did not have a reservation, and when we got there, the hostesses were very rude about seating us. There were more than a dozen empty tables, but they were "kind" enough to literally slam tables together in the bar for us. The second hostess, came over... More 

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South Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015 via mobile

Four friends ate there on Saturday night, it was a great experience. The restaurant it decorated with old photos and things Italian. Soft music of Italian singers like Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra is playing. Our server "Ricky " was outstanding. He was very personable and checked with us often to make sure we had what we needed. He asked... More 

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Urbandale, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Enjoyed the food & the service was good. The restaurant has many old pictures of family and is very dark which some people like and others don't. Nice casual atmosphere. Decent food for a decent price.

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Rockford, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We ate dinner here while in Dubuque for a girl's weekend..everyone raved about their food and the choices were plentiful, from steaks to pasta to sandwiches..my rib eye was perfect...I could go back easily if I lived closer...good service and atmosphere, too!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

I have been back every month for the last year, and I get the same thing everytime. Uncle Vinni's- Add spicy sausage. It lives up to the classic Italian joints because of this dish.

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Minneapolis
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Not at all what we were expecting. Volumes of food does not make up for falling behind the times in food quality, preparation and service. The lasagne needed more sauce and tasted strangely grainy. The shrimp and broccoli in my pasta were cooked spot on but the noodles were much cooler giving it a strange dichotomy of heat and cool.... More 

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Dubuque, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

The restaurant is located in a restored building in the downtown historic area. Take a look around. There are lots of interesting things to see in here. We stopped by without reservations just because we were hungry for some good Italian. It was a little bit before regular dinner hours, so we were able to be seated right away. Our... More 

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Additional Information about Vinny Vanucchi's

Address: 180 Main Street, Dubuque, IA 52001
Phone Number: 563.588.9600
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Dubuque
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 180 Main Street, Dubuque, IA 52001
    (West 2nd)
  • Public Transportation: Cab Service.
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Dubuque
  • Phone Number: 563.588.9600

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Doing business, Entertaining clients, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?