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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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11:00 am - 10:00 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, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 118
    Excellent
  • 84
    Very good
  • 49
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
In town for the Holidays

First time at Vinnys this Christmas, thanks to a gift card from the family gift exchange. My wife, who is from Dubuque has eaten here several times and loves it. My in laws have been recommending it for 10 years so hey, let's use the gift card why in town. Family style salad served with most... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 28, 2015
jman225
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Springfield, Missouri
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WI
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to go out with three other couples for dinner. Since it was planned the morning of, we looked for a restaurant that would take reservations for a group of 8. I have been to the Vinny Vanucchi's in Galena, so we were excited about the restaurant opening in Dubuque. I was able to make reservations online through Trip... More 

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Thank 4reuks
Birmingham, Alabama
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87 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't expect five-star, but you can expect a good meal in a good spot. Great for families, menu is sold, wine list is very good for a place like this. Good value as well.

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Thank Statman24
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've eaten here a couple times and it's been great every time. Food has always been great and this time the waitress we had was awesome. Quick service, always smiling and very helpful with some special requests. 4 of us ate and drank and we got out for under $100.00 before the tip.

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1 Thank Mike L
Dubuque, Iowa
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188 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is very basic Italian. They have all the classics, but don't seem to specialize in anything. The food is good, but not something I would recommend for anyone visiting the town. Your limited options would be better spent elsewhere. That being said, locals should give this place a try, especially those who enjoy Italian. The service is friendly,... More 

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Thank Austin W
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Excellent, genuine Italian food set in a quaint old building (was once a mattress factory.) Staff is very friendly, service is prompt and the food is outstanding. Come with an appetite as there is a lot of food. I have heard that the restaurant can be crowded as it is popular but we've never had a wait. We stop for... More 

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Thank Woody_Boater
Springfield, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

First time at Vinnys this Christmas, thanks to a gift card from the family gift exchange. My wife, who is from Dubuque has eaten here several times and loves it. My in laws have been recommending it for 10 years so hey, let's use the gift card why in town. Family style salad served with most entrees and garlic bread... More 

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Thank jman225
Huntley, Illinois, United States
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71 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Fine food just like eating in Italy in an Italian decorated restaurant with atmosphere to make the meal enjoyable. Several rooms make it quaint, quiet and personable. The bread was excellent and the sauces served on the food was exceptional. Good food selections on the menu, our group had several and all were more than satisfied.

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Thank Dan W
Dubuque, Iowa
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Good service, enjoyable atmosphere, Decorated with interesting Italian mementos and photographs throughout the many rooms of the restaurant.

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Thank Flutterjean
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216 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

I love the bar but struggle with the short bar stools and cheap wine glasses but I love the bread, salad, and red sauce! So, I get past what I don't like because I like more than I don't like. Front window seating is super nice. Least we not forget the tiramisu which is a must have.

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Thank Go2FunFood
Dubuque, Iowa
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202 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

Service constant even with turnovers in the local industry. Food of fine quality, fantastic sauce just like we got in Italy. Especially liked the big bowl of salad, fresh and several adds, but the bread melts in your mouth. New menu took off some favorites, but still plenty of selections. Great bar choices as well. Fine dining on Main Street.

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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, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, 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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