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Il Vicolo Trattoria

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116 N Oak Park Ave, Oak Park, IL 60301-1304
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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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 

Thank dwhennen
Lombard, Illinois
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank Magda R
Oak Park, Illinois
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank OP60302
London, UK
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

Thank SAINT7
River Forest
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pasta dishes are very good. The lunch specials are usually why we come here. They have a nice outside patio area during the warmer months.

Thank T D
Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for lunch with my boyfriend. The hostess with the unattractive hair style (messy bun on forehead) sat us. Our server (young man with compass tattoo on arm) was useless I think he went to the table a total of 2 times, but you could find him sitting at the bar talking to the other guy making drinks ,... More 

Thank a_a1124
San Juan
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277 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

The atmosphere, both inside and outside, is very nice. Ate outside in good weather and it was great. The service is very good and the prices are just about average. My son's lasagna was really good. But my fish and side of pasta al olio was bland. Put some salt on it and it was good because both the fish... More 

Thank GrandeSanJuan
Webster, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

This place is a gem! Vito helped me plan our daughter's graduation dinner long distance, and made it effortless for us. The food was absolutely delicious, Vito and his staff are amazing, and it was a perfect evening for our family and guests. So happy to have found this place and can't wait to return the next time we are... More 

Thank Lisa C
Oak Park, Illinois
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

Vicolo has an amazing outdoor seating area and is great when the weather is nice. Many umbrellas make this a very pleasurable place to eat. Solid Italian food

Thank mikedux30
New York City
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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

A perfect and perfectly cozy place for lunch -- we had thin-crust pizza, Caesar salads, and paninis -- all delicious.

Thank Gypsygirl65

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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
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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: 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?