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Vinny Vanucchi's

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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201 South Main Street, Galena, IL 61036 (Washington)
+1 815-777-8100
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Rock City, Illinois
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wait staff was very sesitive to our tastes and diet restrictions. Felt very welcomed and like they really wanted to get and do the best for us.

Thank renatahepler
Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Pasta a la Vinny is amazing! My husband finished mine along with his sausage ragú ! ( don't worry I "sampled" his too! Great salad, bread and a fun atmosphere! We can't wait to visit again!

Thank Gina K
Sycamore, Illinois
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Not a bad meal, but could have been better. Garlic bread and salad were yummy. We ordered the stuffed mushrooms for an appetizer. The mushrooms were very good sized and the sausage filling was yummy. However they were cold in the middle. Not yummy! And the sauce on top was an alfredo sauce, which was delicious enough to make me... More 

Thank Jackie S
Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here for lunch on the way out of town heading back home to Chicago. The building is historic exposed brick on a couple of different levels. You walk in to a cooler of fresh cheeses then make your way through an Italian shop with wines and oils and other goodies you could buy. Service was good. Friends ordered sandwiches... More 

Thank Don F
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Best place we have eaten in Galena and we have eaten at many of the top spots over the course of several visits to this unique and charming town. Visited with family of five including two picky eaters and one who does not even prefer Italian food. Everyone found something and they all enjoyed it. The non-Italian eater was accommodated... More 

Thank aguadillatraveler
Des Moines, Iowa
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Traditional Italian food. Great value, atmosphere and service. Worth a visit when in Galena. Great variety on the menu and many wines.

Thank iowabound
Geneva, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My husband and I ate at Vinny Vanucchi's on a cold Thursday night. Meagan waited on us. She's a phenomenal waitress--so bubbly, vibrant, and friendly! She provided excellent service. I cannot say enough to commend her. The food was tasty. My husband had Rocky's Ravioli and I had Aunt Nancy's Manicotti. Believe me, we made short work of both dishes!... More 

Thank tks617
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was so charming! We enjoyed great service, but my favorite part of this experience was the atmosphere. We sat at a cozy table for two by a window, and I felt like the guy from "Lady and the Tramp" by come by to sing us "Bella Notte" and minute, haha!

Thank Libby C
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was tasty and service was good. We typically like to enjoy our evening and courses, but we felt a little rushed -- like our table needed to be turned quickly. The menu offers a wide variety of dishes and the atmosphere is great for families. We were satisfied with our meal, but didn't feel the food or the... More 

Thank edjones1985
Elmhurst, IL
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a delightful dining experience! A strong Italian menu and authentic cooking, in an very pleasant and welcoming environment. I will be back!

Thank pja817

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$11 - $29
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 South Main Street, Galena, IL 61036
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Galena
  • Phone Number: +1 815-777-8100

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