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“Missing that something”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Vincitori

Vincitori
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Ranked #13 of 102 Restaurants in Westmont
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Romantic, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Burlington
Transit: 3 store fronts North of the BNSF Metra line on the west side of the street.
Downers Grove, Illinois, United States
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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“Missing that something”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2014

We live along the Metra and made a point to try out restaurants along the line this summer (to avoid driving). When we saw a Groupon, we had our first stop. We think the ambiance is nice, and the staff is energetic and attentive, but the food is underwhelming. The bread was tough, overcooked or stale. And we expect Italian cuisine to be so flavorful that we savor every bite, but the flavor was either unbalanced or missing. My husband had the blackened duck with a sweet ravioli-the flavors were there but lacked balance for the price of $30. As a vegetarian, I had the eggplant (recommended), but the pasta was the star rather than the eggplant. And the tiramisu was covered in whip cream, which hid the beauty of the dessert. The kitchen is just missing that something.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank SJ D
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Darien
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Not Worth the Hype”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2014

Not one of our favorites, by an stretch. Both dine in and catering left us flat. Don't understand what the attraction is. Poor service, worse food.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Catherine K
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Chicago, Illinois
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Food was Average”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2014

Ordered pork chop vesuvio ( $ 17.95) and papa vinc special ($ 25.95). Food was average to good for an Italian restaurant but probably will do for Westmont downtown. Service was excellent. Mood is flat and gloomy inside the restaurant.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank TLA_USA07
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Westmont, Illinois
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123 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“Love the specials”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2014

The Specials menu had some really delicious sounding options. My wife had the fettuccine with lobster and shiitake mushrooms and she loved it. I had the Papa Vinc special - linguine with chicken veal and shrimp which was great. We both loved the sausage stuffed banana peppers and Shrimp Vincitori, very tasty and rich sauce on the shrimp. The service was very attentive and knowledgeable about each item on the menu and the surrounding area.

BTW - They accepted a restaurant.com certificate and let us sign up for e-mail club coupons.

  • Visited May 2014
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Hinsdale, Illinois
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109 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Consistently a good choice for years”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014

Vincitori has been a reliable option for good italian for many years. Many great options but I now almost aways order shrimp vincitori which is awesome. Good wines at fair prices. Service always good

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Hinsdalejoe
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