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Italian Village

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fried or grilled squid
cup $3.50
bowl $4.95
chicken broth
with pasta
italian antipasto
italian meats, cheese, vegetables, shrimp
baked clams oreganata
with light oregano breadcrumbs, ½ dozen
pizza bread
baked with our famous pizza sauce and mozzarella cheese
cup $3.50
bowl $5.50
minestrone soup
Hearty classic Italian vegetable soup
baked clams giuseppe
with sun-dried tomato, pancetta and basil, ½ dozen
shrimp casalinga
sautéed with shallots and mushrooms in a sherry wine sauce
“baked” with cheese $+1.50
garlic bread
oven baked with garlic and olive oil sprinkled with parmesan cheese
fresh iced shrimp cocktail
6 pieces of white gulf shrimp, cocktail sauce and lemon
caesar salad entrée
mixed green salad
chicken caesar salad
caprese salad
sliced tomato, red onion, buffalo mozzarella, fresh basil, vinaigrette
neptune salad
sliced shrimp, artichoke hearts, diced egg, mixed greens with choice of dressing
grilled chicken salad
grilled chicken breast, mixed greens, red onions, oranges, apples, crumbled bleu cheese, and pine nuts tossed in balsamic vinaigrette
seafood salad
octopus, calamari and shrimp marinated in mild giardiniera, extra virgin olive oil
italian cobb salad
romaine and iceberg lettuces, arugula, radicchio, topped with roasted turkey breast, garden tomato, hard-boiled egg, pancetta, fontinella cheese, scallions and avocado
Served with cottage fries on Italian bread
italian meatball sandwich
with mushrooms, meat sauce
vinnie’s prime steak sandwich
grilled onions and mozzarella cheese
chicken breast sandwich
roasted red peppers, scamorza cheese, sautéed onions
sausage sandwich parmigiana
with peppers, onions and mushrooms, topped with mozzarella cheese
“1927” sub
Mortadella, salami, prosciutto, mozzarella cheese, lettuce, tomato and Italian dressing
italian beef sandwich
sliced beef, green bell peppers, au jus
requires 30 minutes
small $15.75
large $18.75
cheese pizza
our famous thin crust
chicken rotolini
rolled chicken with sausage, prosciutto and sage in a mushroom sherry wine sauce, served with fettuccine alfredo
chicken della nonna
grilled chicken breasts with roasted red peppers, mushrooms, capers and white wine sauce, served with linguine
chicken parmigiana
breaded chicken breast baked with tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, and mostaccioli
chicken marsala
sautéed chicken breast, fresh mushrooms and marsala, served with mostaccioli
chicken cacciatora
half chicken baked with tomatoes and mushrooms, served with grilled polenta
chicken vesuvio
oven-roasted half chicken, potatoes, herbs, garlic, white wine (requires 30 minutes)
choice of mostaccioli tomato sauce, cottage fries or vegetable
mostaccioli tomato sauce
cottage fries
veal marsala “scallopine”
sautéed with fresh mushrooms and marsala wine
mostaccioli tomato sauce
cottage fries
veal piccata “scallopine”
sautéed with lemon and capers in a white wine butter sauce
mostaccioli tomato sauce
cottage fries
eggplant parmigiana
oven baked with tomato sauce, mozzarella and parmesan cheeses
mostaccioli tomato sauce
cottage fries
veal cutlet parmigiana
baked with seasoned breadcrumbs and tomato sauce with mozzarella,
scampi casalinga
sautéed shrimp in sherry wine with shallots and mushrooms, over angel hair pasta
fresh atlantic salmon puttanesca
broiled with tomatoes, capers, black olives, garlic, basil, and white wine served over sautéed escarole
shrimp linguine and broccoli
sautéed shrimp and broccoli with olive oil and garlic over linguine
fresh lake superior whitefish lemon
broiled​ with capers and parsley in a white wine,butter sauce, served with fresh vegetables
seafood ravioli
filled with blended seafood, topped with shrimp and scallops, creamy tomato sauce
italian sausage $+3.75
meatballs $+3.75
spaghetti, mostaccioli or meat ravioli
with tomato sauce, meat sauce or spicy arrabiata sauce
above pastas can be “baked” with cheese $+1.50
“home specialty” of pasta layers, meat sauce, cream sauce and parmesan
baked ricotta-filled crepe, served with tomato or cream sauce
three cheese tortelli
pillow shaped pasta, filled with mascarpone, mozzarella and ricotta cheeses in a light cherry tomato-garlic broth
homemade cheese-spinach filled pasta, tomato-basil sauce
with chicken $18.95
with 5 pieces of tail on shrimp $25.95
fettuccine alfredo
flat noodles tossed in a sauce of cream, butter and parmesan cheese
choice of mostaccioli tomato sauce, cottage fries or vegetable
mostaccioli tomato sauce
cottage fries
beef toscanini
sliced filet mignon sautéed with mushrooms and marsala wine
mostaccioli tomato sauce
cottage fries
primetop butt sirloin
10-ounce cut, seasoned and broiled served with cottage fries or fresh vegetable
mostaccioli tomato sauce
cottage fries
broiled italian sausage
green peppers, onions and mushrooms in tomato sauce
mostaccioli tomato sauce
cottage fries
center cut pork chops vesuvio
pan roasted with herbs, garlic, white wine and potatoes
mostaccioli tomato sauce
cottage fries
certified angus beef chopped steak
topped​ with mozzarella cheese, onions and mushrooms
Three restaurants in one historic building, the Italian Village is home to The Village, La Cantina Chophouse and Vivere. All three have their own chef and make their own way, each catering to a different restaurant experience. Whichever experience you choose, you can't go wrong. Our 35,000-bottle wine collection fills hearts with joy and our waitstaff, many of them with us for decades, ensure your dining experience here at the Italian Village is memorable. We treat you like family!
$10 - $36
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews lasagna salad bread cannoli shrimp seafood la cantina upstairs restaurant italian food the lower level main floor the loop downtown chicago the wait staff olive oil large portions were seated immediately
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We met some friends from MI at Italian Village, 4 of them and 3 of us, and had a very nice experience. All components of the meals were good-the olive oil & bread, salads, entrees, wine, dessert, and the ambience. I would definitely recommend Italian...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank ericg522
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My wife and I stopped here after the Opera. It was late around 11:30pm. For starters the complimentary bread was hard enough to break glass. My wife ordered the risotto special. I ordered the chicken Parmigian with meat sauce. The risotto extremely bland, no flavor...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank jamesthecritic2018
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I came here with my husband expecting good italian food as we were told. However the food was very disappointing. I ordered the Risotto special and when it came out it hqad absolutely no flavor. It almost seemed as i was eating oatmeal with mushrooms...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank santelizl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The atmosphere is great, but the food was very disappointing. My mom ordered the spaghetti arrabiata which was not spicey in the least, and she NEVER complains about her pasta. I had the seafood salad which was tasteless. In fact, I didn’t even want to...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank roadtrip106
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great atmosphere and delicious food.Prices aren't bad for downtown Chicago. Wait staff is friendly and attentive.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 1sweetcandi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked in for dinner after the Hamilton rush and was seated right away. The atmosphere is quaint and charming with all types of tables. Booths with privacy or a two top. There is also a bar area. There are three restaurants in the building...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank MackIslandGal1974
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our time at The Village and the food was pretty good too. We felt so much peace. The place is small, yet seems as if it wraps around the building. The wait staff was charming and took care of all of our...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank OnlyMakeYouStronger
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a Chicago treasure, rich history since 1927 serving delicious Italian and American entrees in a great room. We had the chicken parmagiana, daily special Branzino stuffed with crabmeat, and spaghetti. Great romantic Italian music playing softly in background, exceptional service from our server...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank MarkPepp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Italian beef roll is one of the tastiest things I've ever eaten and the setting is absolutely beautiful. Staff were all really friendly and service was quick, you couldn't ask for any more. We were in Chicago for 3 days and ate here twice!!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Lucy B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here, on the top floor, on a Friday night, without a reservation. No problem getting a seat and the reception was friendly. Service was was great and responsive. Wine choices were solid. Our meals ranged from average to above average. Great option if you...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank JeffR886
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Downtown / The Loop
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good starting point to sample the city's energy and
flavor. This central business district boasts
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December 21, 2017|
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Response from odoyle584 | Reviewed this property |
I honestly don't remember, but most Italian restaurants offer options.
May 27, 2017|
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Response from Stephen P | Reviewed this property |
Italian Village on the upperfloor, Vivere on the main floor, and Cantina on the lower floor. Vivere is upscale, Italian Village and Cantina are have similar menus.
May 27, 2017|
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Response from bouncebackmom | Reviewed this property |
I don't know about the street level. I was directed upstairs. My review is based on the upstairs experience. I hope this helps
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