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“Cute place!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Vinny Vanucchi's

Vinny Vanucchi's
201 South Main Street, Galena, IL 61036
(815) 777-8100
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Ranked #17 of 57 Restaurants in Galena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Washington
Oak Brook, Illinois
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Cute place!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Cute place, nice menu, good service. I will definitely dine there again. It was a comfortable, casual atmosphere.

Visited September 2013
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Wayland, IA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great ambiance!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

I love Vinny's! We have eaten here a number of times over the years. It is tucked on the side of the hill and is quite a walk up from Main Street. There is handicapped parking and an easier entrance one street North. The waitress we had was amazing. She was so attentive to my kids and was so friendly. The salad and bread before the meal were so delicious. We all enjoyed our meals. Food is very delicious. Meals range from $15-$21 for entrees so it is a nicer restaurant.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Madison, Wisconsin
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Ambience & HUGE portions!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

We have been to Vinny's before and sat outside for lunch. This time we sat indoors for dinner. In or out, you cannot beat the ambience of Vinny Vanucchi's! The food is always good and for dinner the portions are HUGE! They will keep bringing you garlic bread if you have room and it is delicious!

Visited August 2013
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Aurora, Illinois
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63 reviews 63 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Dissapointed”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

How in the world can a Italian restaurant not offer Spaghetti? Penne, Linguini, Angel Hair they had. That was just the beginning. We sat upstairs in what they call the Bistro. Pictures on the wall (paper copy) were a mess, dark and dingy. Poor waitress kept running back to the kitchen to find out what soup was on. They got it wrong..twice. Not surprising (most restaurants get it wrong) the advertising of 5 generations of family recipes etc. and they still have no clue how to cook pasta al dente. Angel hair came with watery sauce.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Aurora, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

My husband and I stumbled across this place after we just arrived to Galena. How pleased we were!!! Admittedly, it looks kinda old and rickety, and I guess it kinda is, but that is part of the Italian "old-world charm". We were in Italy on our honeymoon, and we felt like we were back there while at Vinny's. The service was great and the food was so delicious!!!!! Why, just writing this review makes me want to drive three hours again to have dinner!!!!!! Check it out- you'll be glad you did!!!!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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