We saw this restaurant being
We saw this restaurant being profiled on Channel 10 do not remember if was Best Food and we decided to try it. The ambience, decor and service were outstanding. The food was also outstanding. Very quaint and warm establishment and the waiters made you feel at home. We were surprised to hear this restaurant has been around for 30 years and we never heard of it!
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Went for the Chicken Vesuvio AAAA++++ My husband had the pork chops Italian style Delicious sometimes Pork Chops can be dry NOT HERE.Saw this on Chicago's Best They were spot on.
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
We asked the Waiter to select the menu for the evening. There were five of us. He also paired the wine with the meal.
Our bill, with 3 bottles of wine and 5 courses, was around $100 per person. Our dinner was not rushed, which allow time for laughing and joking, was about 2-1//2 hours.
Definitely throw away the menu and let the chef do what they do. This is the third time I have dined at Il Vicinato
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Dropped in with friends to
Dropped in with friends to celebrate our 40 year wedding annivesary. Wouldn't have it any other way. Turned out to be the perfect choice for this special occasion. Kudos all around. Thanks to all your staff for making it happen. Love Roy & Stella Obregon.
P.S. The steaks were awesome!!! ;)
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
My wife and I were overwhelmed
My wife and I were overwhelmed by our dining experience this past Saturday. The meal began with roasted red peppers that simply melted in our mouths. The main course pork chops and home made gnocchi were simply out of this world. And the ambiance made us feel as if we were dining in a small cafe in Italy.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
What a wonderful dining experience!
What a wonderful dining experience! The roasted peeper appetizer melted in my mouth. And the Chicken Parmesan was simply incredible. This has become one of my favorite Italian restaurants. Not only for the food but the ambiance that reminds me of a small cafe in Italy.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was great, staff was
Food was great, staff was attentive, comfortable place
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have had the pleasure of
I have had the pleasure of being a patron here for about 25 years. I have never been disappointed.
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Heart of Italy
Il Vicinato shines as gem in the Heart of Italy neighborhood.
While the food is "old school Italian", you will still be pleasantly surprised with the unique touches. For example, the Veal Parimigiana was served with meat sauce and sliced mushrooms. It was pure heaven!
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had friends returning to town and asked them to select the restaurant. Since we used to go to Vincinato's 20 years ago, we decided to return to the scene of many enjoyable meals. It was as expected: good food, great service, and a great place to reconnect.
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Family Spot
My family has been coming here for special occasions. We are never disappointed but always have a great meal and a good time.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
A pleasant neighborhood surprise. Delicious! Very attentive staff.
8/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Best Italian in Chicago
I know naming any place "the best" is a matter of opinion. But, the food here is absolutely outstanding. It is fresh and homemade, The portions are generous so you get plenty to eat. I really love Linguine with White Clam Sauce and was blown away by flavor. It is literally the best that I have ever eaten (and if you were to know me, you would know I eat a lot !)
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a homey neighborhood
This is a homey neighborhood place that has good food, reasonable prices and pleasant staff. The Italian selections change periodically and they are all excellent. It is one of those places that is dependable - you always know what you're going to get. That is to me one of the main criteria for restaurant success.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was having a business meeting
I was having a business meeting and could not have been more pleased. The food was incredible, for my main course the chef came to my table because I asked for a modification to my dish. He wanted to make sure he made it to my specification. Then he checked back after the food was served. We were not rushed during our business conversations. Great Food, Great Service Great Place. I will be back.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Little changed in Kitchen tradition
The Pasta Roger hasn't changed since I have remembered. It's still great thanks to the owners keeping with the way it was made by the old chef--ENO. He taught them well in preparing the menu to his standards. I'm sorry I stayed away so long. We'll be back with friends and recommend this Excellent restaurant to all.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Have gone here and loved it
Have gone here and loved it for years. Always great authentic Italian food without being "yuppizsizd" with ridiculous and far out ingredients. Staff is always attentive without hovering and knowledgeable about the food. Their ravioli is awesome--stuffed with ground veal and great seasonings. We always look for a reason to go here instead of some high priced "gourmet" Italian restaurant downtown. Great location if going to a White Sox game or United Center for an event.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Superior Italian Food
You can really tell by the taste that someone's heart and soul set into creating these wonderful dishes. Homage veal stuffed raviolis. The bolognese sauce is the best ever.
I recommend this place to everyone!!
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
is there more to the wine list?
We had a great family meal at Il Vicinato. The food is great and the staff is friendly and accommodating. They have marvelous posters decorating the restaurant that commemorate their annual wine dinners. The style and art of the posters is marvelous. However, the wine list was very mediocre and we ordered beer and sangria instead. I did NOT ask if there was a Captain's Wine List, so it is possible that all the gems were hidden away. When we return, I would have to request to bring my own wine. Note that wine also was not a priority on Friday as the meal was a pre-Marathon carb load.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nothing fancy but the food, as usual, was great. Probably the best veal I've ever had.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM