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Il Vicolo Trattoria

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116 N Oak Park Ave, Oak Park, IL 60301-1304
+1 708-386-5801
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

It should be in a little Italian village, but that is the only negative! Best baked clams ever, awesome specials. My husband doesn't want to go anywhere else for Italian! And the owner walks around making sure everything is good.. Love it! sitting outside in the summer is so nice also.

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Daytona Beach
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

Have had lunch and dinner at Il Vicolo Trattoria and each meal was superb. The service was excellent as well. Each table (with white table cloths) has a bottle of wine in the center (for purchase, of course). The restaurant has sampled and recommended these wines. At our dinner, we opted to try the one on our table and it... More 

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La Grange Illinois, USA
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

I have been to this restaurant several times for lunch. The food has been excellant. Last night, Saturday, a friend and I had dinner here. VERY disappointing. The split pea soup, a strange menu item for an Italian restaurant, had no flavor at all, we added tons of salt. The split peas were not cooked, they were hard, totally unappetizing.... More 

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Melrose Park, Illinois
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

Have had lunch and dinner...their food is outstanding. And the outdoor dining is so enjoyable. And a really good value.

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Thank Nancy W
Lombard, Illinois
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

after 1 year me and my husband took a trip to Oak Park for nice outdoor dinner. The patio surrounded by flowers candles on the table, umbrellas it was magical. Food like always amazing and to our surprise the owner Vito came outside to greet us and the other guests - nice relaxed atmosphere - servers polite and attendant too... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

Always great quality n service ; friendly staff; great choices of variety of southern Italian dishes n specials

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Chicago, Illinois
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

I highly recommend this restaurant for their fabulous pasta dishes, reasonably priced wines and tasty martinis! The patio is lovely and the service is consistently good. My favorite is the bolognese which I default to more often than not. The reason I did not give this place a score of 5 is on a couple of occasions I have ordered... More 

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Lombard, Illinois
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

The food - what can I say - cooked to perfection appetizers, bread with olive dipping oh my so good , all the pasts made fresh and are so good - dessert now that's is what I like - the best Italian pasty on earth Service was excellent - this place is friendly - clean and it has amazing outdoor... More 

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Thank Magda R
Oak Park, Illinois
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

tried few Italian fares but was not impressed with the taste. Pasta was mediocre, sauce too runny (you need consistency and weight for a better taste) The fish was dry (over cooked) I have to admit the ambiance is great in the outdoor seating area.

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London, UK
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

Not sure why some of my friends like this restaurant, as the food is as bland as lunch offerings at an inner city school cafeteria.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 N Oak Park Ave, Oak Park, IL 60301-1304
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Oak Park
  • Phone Number: +1 708-386-5801

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