Always a great place to eat.
Always a great place to eat. Great neighborhood find.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
The restaurant wasn't crowded
The restaurant wasn't crowded and the staff was extremely friendly. The food tasted great, but it was apparently loaded with MSG. (I know that this isn't a problem for everyone.)
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Outstanding dinner. The calamari
Outstanding dinner. The calamari was perfectly cooked and over the food was superb. What a wonderful restaurant. It is simply outstanding. Everything was cooked to perfection.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent dining experience!
Just a wonderful experience - very attentive, friendly staff and excellent dishes. We enjoyed the grilled octopus as a starter - perfect balsamic sauce. I enjoyed the tricolor pasta stuffed with grilled eggplant in a light cream sauce and my husband had a great meal of lamb. You have to save room for one of their specialty desserts - the salty caramel crunch cake - great with a cappuccino! Grazie!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, great service,
Great food, great service, another memorable night at the best Italian restaurant in town. Via Veneto does everything right. Can't wait to go back again!
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Once again, we had a thoroughly
Once again, we had a thoroughly enjoyable evening. This family-run and customer-friendly restaurant has been our longtime go-to for Italian. Its menu and kitchen are particularly strong in seafood and past, while offering a wide variety of other feel-executed dishes. Service is always attentive and helpful when special requests are made. When we take friends here for their first time, they always ask to come back again.
5/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was excellent. However,
The food was excellent. However, I came in with a large gathering, and the obvious attention paid to each dish made the wait for entrees extraordinarily long.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
We recently returned from Puglia, Italy, and were seeking the "real deal" in Chicago. Via Veneto is it! Authentic, fresh, complex flavors, beautifully prepared! Try the pistachio ravioli - amazing! We are dog owners/lovers, and the patio welcomes our (well-behaved) dogs to join us for dinner. We feel that we are visiting beloved Italian family when we dine at Via Veneto!
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice place to eat. Can be romantic, for groups and family friendly. Its a nice environment, good ambiance and decor. Service is great. The prices are pretty standard, but you get a good portion for the price.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dining at Via Veneto is consistently excellent. We're noticed many new, highly creative dishes appearing. We thoroughly enjoyed the squash blossoms, the peach, arugula and provolone pizza, and our beautiful pasta with squash, zucchini, and grilled shrimp (we asked for the addition of the shrimp), and our artichoke and fennel salad. Everything was very fresh and beautifully flavorful!
We noticed that the banquet rooms were set up for a wedding -- lucky bride and groom -- it was magnificent! We particularly appreciate that we are able to dine al fresco, and bring our well-behaved dog -- very Italian, indeed!
Come home to Via Veneto -- its always excellent!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another fine time at this
Another fine time at this family favorite. Friendly and attentive service. Well-executed dishes from both the basic menu and the weekly specials. Very pleasant and comfortable dining room. Mid-range pricing with good value. All in all, a terrific family-run neighborhood restaurant.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was the 1st time at this restaurant and the food was very good as well as the service. I will be going back again.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
An eggplant aficionado, I am hooked on Via Veneto's Melanzane Ripiene!
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Authentic Italian Food
Food is quite authentic as owners are from Italy. It is served piping hot as it should be. The sauces are very tasty and you can tell made in an italian way. Service is quick and very friendly. They have a menu that is quite larger than most Italian restaurants I have been to. There is alot to choose from. You will enjoy it!!!
10/4/2013 5:00:00 PM
Taste of Italy!!
If you're looking for a nice family oriented, quiet, with great food and where the staff is extremely friendly, well then head out to Via Veneto. On our recent visit we begged our 14 yr old to accompany us and at 1st she did not want to go because she is a very picky eater and thought she would not like the food. To my surprise she finished her entire chicken with broccoli, green beans, potatoes and a really awesome sauce dish and still had room for a tiramisu. I had their lasagna and I must say it was just as delicious. Honestly you can't go wrong and if you're lucky you might even learn a few italian words as the lady that waited on us was speaking in Italian to us.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went on a Monday night so it was rather quiet. The food was fantastic. I had the pumpkin Lasagna which was tasty. We also had the grilled Calamari and Tiramisu for dessert. Nice neighborhood run family restaurant
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM