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Vinny Vanucchi's

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

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Visitor rating
  • 82
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Delicious dinner

Atmosphere is cozy with red checked table cloths, candles and Italian background music. We enjoyed the garlic bread, house salad and the linguini with garlic and olive oil. Because we aren't big eaters, the restaurant offers, and we take advantage of, their "share an entree for 5.95" plan. They... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
91paulkat
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Antioch, Illinois, USA
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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199 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

I came into Vinny Vannucci's this afternoon for a light lunch and the experience was beyond excellent. Brianna, our server, warmly greeted and brought out water right away. The bread and salad was always full, and our soup was abundant in veggies and chicken. Brianna filled our water glasses before we even had a chance to ask for more. We... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Ignore the bad reviews for this place; the food is great, the atmosphere is fun and romantic, and the service was the best! Thank you, Ricky G! It was so much better than that 'other Italian place'. I had the DD Alfredo tortellini. It had a pinch of nutmeg, a warm cream and cheese base with peas ad garlic, and... More 

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Antioch, Illinois, USA
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61 reviews 61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Atmosphere is cozy with red checked table cloths, candles and Italian background music. We enjoyed the garlic bread, house salad and the linguini with garlic and olive oil. Because we aren't big eaters, the restaurant offers, and we take advantage of, their "share an entree for 5.95" plan. They bring enough garlic bread and salad for two. This works out... More 

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Hornick, Iowa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Made reservations because we thought it would be busy.. was not busy at all. The waiter seemed rushed and wasn't overly friendly. Garlic bread was really good. Food was just okay, i didn't feel like it had much flavor at all. I went with two friends and they weren't overly impressed either. It was a good meal but it wasn't... More 

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Hoffman Estates
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

This is not the first trip to Vinny Vanucchi's, we actually visit the restaurant at least once every visit to Dubuque. The service and food has always been excellent and a good value especially at lunch. The garlic bread is to second to none and salad served with the dinners are more than just lettuce and a tomato. The main... More 

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Davenport, Iowa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I always look forward to dining at Vinnys Great food especially the garlic bread! This was my first time at the Dubuque restaurant and it was very nice and cozy. We usually dine at the Galena location. We will be back again

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Illinois City, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I love true Italian food, don't care if it is a simple mom and pop on a hidden street to a well known establishment. I will travel extra distance to find it. After hearing about Vinni's many times over, I have been there now over a half a dozen times, and no longer believe that I am just catching their... More 

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Oak Brook, Illinois
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I travel and dine out a lot. I've eaten at most of the restaurants in Dubuque, and this one was FANTASTIC. I finally found an authentic Italian restaurant worth visiting again! The atmosphere was well planned, adding to the experience. Our attentive server, Ricky, was excellent. A person in our party had special requests with her food, and he made... More 

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We had a great meal. The garlic bread is like eating sex. The meal was great and the service was even better.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We went for dinner with another couple before going out in town. The server was very helpful in finding meals that would split nicely (with an extra plate fee $5.95 for salad and bread) - so worth it. The portions were huge - glad we split meals. Excellent food

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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: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Families with children
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?