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Via Roma

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686 Lee St, Des Plaines, IL 60016-4584
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wed - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Offers very unique and incredibly fresh meals. Staff is very friendly. Love the BYOB! Meal servings are generous and we often share between the two of us.

Thank Scott T
Des Plaines, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic Italian restaurant. Husband an I are here 2-3 a month. Everything is amazing. Some of our favorites are the involtini Romano, fettuccine Bolognese, tortellini, and burratta appetizer. Staff is very friendly. Some nights you may have to wait awhile for a table (very small place), but it's totally worth it!

Thank Stephanie C
Chicago, United States
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was looking for a local restaurant to take my sister-in-law who was visiting from out of town. I didn't want to take her to a chain restaurant. I chose Via Roma. It was a beautiful summer evening and there was seating available on the patio. We brought a bottle of wine and dined al fresco. The food was delicious,... More 

Thank Eileen H
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I highly recommend this restaurant . Amazing food, friendly staff, great service and BYOB. I have been here a couple times with different groups of people and they all loved it. Very active atmosphere. Has always been busy when I have been there. Suggest reservations if going with a large group.

Thank Lalorie
North Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We waited a long time to try this restaurant because we don't eat out too often but had out-of-town company that frequents the BEST restaurants in San Diego so I was hoping for at least a pleasant experience... but what a lovely surprise! Just really excellent food, all fresh tasting and well prepared... my company enjoyed the food tremendously, loved... More 

Thank Gloria K
Des Plaines, Illinois
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I hosted a 50th bday party on a Sunday when the restaurant was closed. Under 50 people. They were so accommodating and food was over the top.

Thank Donna P
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

I have been here many times and always try the same thing. Everything here is great. The chef and most of the staff is from Italy so its authentic and they know what they are doing (I grew up with real Italian!) The staff is friendly. The only downside is the place is small and there are no reservations but... More 

Thank zsarbear
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

On my last visit to Chicago, a couple I met shared a tip for a fabulous restaurant they recommended - a hidden gem with affordable prices, quality, authentic Italian food and BYOB with no corkage fee. The colleague who was with me at the time of the recommendation made it there before me and raved about it. So, after a... More 

Thank Roberta B
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

Excellent authentic italaian food. Friendly service. Outdoor patio. Long lines dor weekend dinner. Take-out service very fast. Everything tastes fresh and delicious. I strongly recommend it for lunch and dinner.

Thank Any A
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

I've been to Via Roma's about 4 times. The food is always great. The service is good. It's always busy. that's a good thing..Its a very small restaurant, but it's really good.

Thank Carol B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 686 Lee St, Des Plaines, IL 60016-4584
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Des Plaines
  • Phone Number: 847-768-7461
Phone number is 847-768-7461, zip code 60016

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?