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Italian Village

71 W Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60603-4910
+1 312-332-7005
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“lasagna” (92 reviews)
“salad” (96 reviews)
“bread” (69 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
71 W Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60603-4910
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Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

Amazing ravioli and garlic bread. Great great spot with a really great authentic vibe. The server was a great help with all questions we had.

Thank Kevin P
Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

The building housing three Italian restaurants is a holdout from another era. It occupies the width of the original Chicago lots. We chose the upstairs dining room with its kitschy decor meant to evoke eating under the Italian stars. We enjoyed a meaty lasagna Thursday...More

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Reviewed September 24, 2015

Lovely place, very unusual inside. But... Menu very limited and all overpriced even for chicago ! 2 bowls of average pasta and one beer was $79 ..pasta was extremely average.

Thank flekim
Reviewed September 23, 2015

We got into the city late and they didn't have many food options open. We were very glad they are open late. We ate at the bar and the service was fantastic and the pizza was delicious. Will go back again.

Thank krzito
Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

great meal great service. .. was looking for a nice well recommended place to take my friend for his birthday dinner. .. when i phoned they told me that no reservations are taken for just two people.... but when i told them it was for...More

Thank Gef07
Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

I work a block away from the Italian Village and have eaten there several times and I have yet to be disappointed. My favorite place to dine is upstairs in the Village, which is decorated like a miniature replica of a little town in Italy....More

Thank AudienceofOne
Reviewed September 15, 2015

Our group was in a cozy little separate room with sparkling lights. It felt like we were some little mafia group making a deal! We were all happy in minutes seeing the large portions and tasty wine. The portions are large. I had a fettucine...More

Thank Marjie F
Reviewed September 15, 2015

A great Chicago institution and after living many years in NYC and re-locating to the South, I didn't think I could find great Italian fare ... Boy, was I wrong!

Thank thedivasophiac
Reviewed September 14, 2015

My husband and I eat at La Cantina every chance we get, and always enjoy the food, the service, and the atmosphere. Saturday I had the bass stuffed with crabmeat and I am still dreaming about that meal...it set a new standard for me. Thanks...More

Thank Jan L
Reviewed September 13, 2015

Business lunch with colleagues - fast service (in and out in about 45 minutes), and enormous portions for a lunch meal. I had the pasta with meatballs in arrabiata sauce - just the right amount of heat. The fresh bread was warm and delicious, as...More

Thank Doug H
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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
May 8, 2017|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
I only ate in the upper area and always intend to try the others but end up there 👍🏻 yummy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $36
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
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
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71 W Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60603-4910
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Downtown / The Loop
  • Neighborhood: Downtown / The Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-332-7005
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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!
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