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“OK Italian food”
Review of Vince's of Palatine - CLOSED

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Vince's of Palatine
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin
Level 6 Contributor
198 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“OK Italian food”
Reviewed August 1, 2012

The service was great, but the food was just OK Italian food and overpriced. There are many others in the area that are much better. Unfortunately, there is no reason to return.

  • Visited July 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
1 Thank Tom Y
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14 reviews from our community

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English first
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Just OK ... Probably not worth a 2nd visit”
Reviewed July 16, 2012

Tried Vince's for the 1st time recently. Food and service was OK, not great. Much better places in the neigboring area ... e.g. Gianni's in Palatine.

Visited July 2012
1 Thank Karch72
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
102 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Despite impeccable service...”
Reviewed July 1, 2012

Vince's really disappointed. At first, we were impressed with a firendly greeting at the door of this spacious and inviting Italian restaurant. Hostess and servers were scurrying around, attentive to diners. We were given menus as as our wonderful waitress filled our water glasses and brought bread (not so great) and delicious foccacia.
The menu that we had seen on the website was NOT the one we were reading. Prices had skyrocketed. Oaky, $25 for most veal dishes. Whoa! Chicken dishes at $17.50.. Geez! Pasta hovered around $14. Okay, we htough with salad, soup, AND a side... decent. We skipped the veal. My wife ordered rotolo, I ordered chicken vesuvio with potatoes, our friends oreder lasagna and mostaccioli.
The first disappointment: the salad. Dreaery iceberg lettuce, with two miniscule grapes tomatoes and a couples slices of radish. Uninspiered, boring, and definitely not the way to impress your diners with a high priced menu. My dinner also came with soup (unlike pasta dinners), which my wife thought was steamy and delicious.
Our main courses came quickly and hot. Those who had the pasta dishes were not impressed, although portions were abundant. One look at mine and my face showed my feelings. Half the plate was covered with rectangular chunks of roasted (boiled first?) potatoes, the other half was a boneless chicken breast, sliced in half horizaontally to make it look as if there were two breasts. All was covered with the usual garlicky sauce the makes Vesuvio what is is. The only real flavor came from the sauce... sorry, but this dish was not up to par.
Vince's, I think, is trying to be what it is NOT... it is NOT an upscale Italian restaurant... it is a strip mall pizza restaurant that does not live up to its efforts. We all felt the total tab was about $4-$5 too high per diner than it should have been.
We will not be returning. There are much better alternatives, at the lower price point (example: mambo Italiano in Mundelein).

  • Visited June 2012
    • Value
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    • Service
    • Food
1 Thank senyor
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Estero, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed June 14, 2012

Lots of food good quality and value Vince is really there

Visited May 2012
Thank jimmysnowbird
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Palatine, IL
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great Italian/Pizza take out!”
Reviewed October 4, 2011

We love Vinces for Italian or Pizza take out. Have only been in the restaurant to pick up to go order, but it looks very nice and we will try it!

Visited October 2011
2 Thank estone1978
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