Viaggio Ristorante and Lounge
Viaggio Ristorante and Lounge

Viaggio Ristorante and Lounge

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://viaggiochicago.com/
  • Phone: (312) 829-3333
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday 11:00am - 3:00pm
    Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday 4:00 - 8:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Jared Beach
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Every party is unique, so Viaggio will work with our guests to create a catering package or flexible menu that is specific to your particular event. For menu ideas please see ur website viaggiochicago.com
  • Private Party Facilities: We at Viaggio know how good food and good people can make any event unique and memorable. Private parties will be cutomized to tailor any event large or small. Please contact us to begin your special event experience.
  • Private Party Contact: Andrew Macker 312-829-3333x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ada
  • Public Transit: CTA, Blue Line
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Located in the thriving West Loop, just several blocks from the United Center, Viaggio is the ideal location to have dinner before or after a sporting event or concert. Situated just beyond the loop saturated with hotels, theatres and business, Viaggio is close and convenient to get to for those arriving in a cab, walking, taking the bus or driving.
    - Valet service is available for $12.00

    - Public Parking directly across the street.

    - Street parking is also available
A word from Viaggio Ristorante and Lounge
Viaggio in Italian translates to "journey" and this ristorante intends to take their guests on a culinary journey of the regions of Italy, while incorporating the familiarity of American dining.

Executive Chef Jared Beach brings his passion for great ingredients and beautiful food onto an already stellar menu. Featuring the best 'Old World' Italian, Chicago has to offer, he brings to the table a creative and progressive side with our everchanging featurs of fresh fish, pork, lamb, steaks and pasta.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Viaggio Ristorante and Lounge reviews from OpenTable diners
74 reviews since July 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (57)fit for foodies (30)special occasion (26)romantic (25)notable wine list (19)good for groups (17)great for outdoor dining (11)hot spot (11)great for lunch (11)vibrant bar scene (5)kid-friendly (5)great for brunch (3)late-night find (2)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Fantastic meal!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Our friends were visiting from Chile and wanted to have some Italian food. We were not disappointed with our experience at Viaggio. Everything we tried was delicious, but I am still dreaming about the cherry tomatoes and buffalo mozzarella from the special bruschetta appetizer. I am looking forward to making this a regular Italian spot for fancy occasions with friends and family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great neighborhood gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Great little italian place! I love that it is small enough that you can have a conversation and actually hear one another. The food is fabulous! .... And Nicolas will make you feel like you are dining in Italy!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great choice
    Paul708
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    We always go to Viaggios before an event at the United Center and have never been disappointed. Great food, service and atmosphere. Highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    luv2eatVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Everything we ordered was delicious...the Meatball salad, chicken parmigiana, Rigatoni with Sunday Gravy, and the special that night was sauteed perch. The waiter was very attentive and made sure we were on track to make it to the Blackhawks game on time. I highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Viaggio
    Cdroza
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Perfect place for a good dinner with excellent wait staff before an event at the United Center.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superb Italian Food
    GrumpyYank
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    I have chosen Viaggio for our meetings with friends for the last decade. When we first came there, we made friends with La Bella Laura. Although she no longer works there, we remember. The food has always been first class. Our friends give Viaggio a rave. My wife and I feel this way as well. The menu is outstanding in every particular except in one respect--no minnestrone, but that is my quirk. One of the outstanding features of Viaggio is the friendly staff--talk to them for a bit, and make a friend for life. We come from Wisconsin for our subscription to the Lyric, and I know we should strive for variety, but I have a hard time managing that. Never mind--to be stranded on a desert island with Viaggio does it for me.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pre-concert Meal
    Allcow
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Had pre concert dinner here. Very good food. Highlight was the fresh Chilean sea bass. Large portions and great desserts. Service was too quick, felt like we were raced through the meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Have had better
    luvmywife
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I try to take my wife out as much as possible....and I have been to quite a few Italian restaurants....this one was a bit over priced...not much room between yourself and the tables around you ....and the crowd from the Michigan themed bar next door seemed a bit too close .....make sure you check the football scheduled before reserving a table here....all in all not bad but not worth the money spent
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    A favorite spot for our family and friends before the Blackhawks game. Food is always terrific, any specials are highly recommended. We order lots of appetizers to share so we can try everything. Great atmosphere, when the weather is warm the front window is open so the whole restaurant is "outside dining". The service is always gracious, sometimes hectic before a game, but they are very careful to get you out on time. Love Viaggio.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bobkat
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The staff was extremely friendly yet attentive to needs and special requests about the extensive menu. The offerings were delicious and the portions substantial. The noise level made it somewhat difficult to talk conversationally, but it was Saturday night and there were several groups of six at nearby tables. I would go back there again, probably on a weeknight.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Really good food, friendly laid back service, ample portions. good bread and roasted peppers given gratis to the table we should come here more often
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worth the drive
    affordable
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The food here is fresh and hot.We tried one of the specials that night that was fantastic.The service was fast and friendly.We traveled about 70 miles to dine here and we will make the trip again soon.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    great spot for great italian food. homemade exactly as it should be.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good but noisey
    Talkischeap
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We ate at Viaggio with a big group. We were seated at one of the front tables. The food was great but it was so noisey even the waiter was shouting and leaning in. It was exhausting
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Italian food Ive had in months
    Praxis2013VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This modest place has an opinion about how they want to provide dining and in particular excellent, flavourful food - unlike many modern trendy wannabes - this was the most satisfying and tasty italian meals I have had in months and I am fortunate to samepl many so called Chicago "hot spots". great waiter, casual environment, supe spot for before / after United Center events also.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great evening!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    A friend of ours had recommended this place to us awhile ago. We finally decided to take their advice and try it out. We are so happy that we did! This was one of the best dining experiences we have had in years. The food was amazing, service was great and the atmosphere was fun and lively. Night was capped off by an abundance of limoncello served by our waiter (the owner)! An evening we will not soon be forgetting. This place definitely found a spot in our rotation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian.
    ronh
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I will have to admit, we over did it at lunch then went to Viaggio for dinner. The food and service were as good as any place we ate on our 6 day trip to Chicago. The waiter was made wonderful suggestions. I had the veal chop, wife and daughter split an eggparm. My chop was perfectly prepared and the eggparm was great - but the Alfredo side on the eggparm was truly AMAZING. Next time I'll be sure to fast for a while before I go back. They had sooo many good looking items on the menu and judging by what we had they would all be great. Can't wait to try it again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • yummyinchicago
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The halibut was delicious. Reliably a great restaurant all around. Usually very crowded, but we had a lovely weeknight dinner. Service great. Will not disappoint.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Get the Meatball Salad!
    trich22VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I've never had a bad experience or meal here. The servers are amazing so is the food. I love this place!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just a great place
    PapaBob
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Viaggio is a favorite of ours. The food is outstanding, service is personal and friendly. You don't have to go there often to be remembered by the staff and be treated like they are very glad you are back. We have ordered a variety of meals off the menu and have often tried the daily specials and have never been disappointed. Their baked clam are the best!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Outstanding experience for dinner and service was topnotch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dinner was great
    rico
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    great food and the other reviews are correct, You have to get the Meatball Salad!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great little place
    dredre
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    This was our first time and the food was very good! The meatball salad was to die for!! Wine selections were good and the bread was fresh and warm. My only complaint was the service, it started out great and it lacked after that. He was pretty much absent after entrees came and we were never asked if we wanted coffee or an after dinner drink with the dessert. We will give it another try though!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Italian!
    szushi
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Food was fantastic! We loved the Pinot Noir. Came here for a nice date night and had fun, but the setting definitely wasn't romantic.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Italian food in the city!!!
    Kate
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    You can not order a bad thing! If you get seated with Niko you will have the best service and experience in town!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meatball Salad
    agn21
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    ... is to die for. Everything else was really good as well. A bit pricey, but great food!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • FCSrfroInd
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We have been here 4 times in the past 3 weeks We love it and so glad we found it Great food and the wait staff is wonderful
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 47 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 659 reviews are from the Viaggio Ristorante and Lounge reviews archive.
  • Viaggio is a neighborhood Gem!!
    wjmrVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    My entire family loves Viaggio. We have celebrated birthdays there as well as regular dinners and lunches. The food is classic Italian and served beautifully. Don't miss the Meatball salad. Unreal!!!! All of the pastas are fresh and delicious. The eggplant stack is a fabulous appetizer! Great wine options and outstanding, friendly service. The tiramisu is not to be missed. In a city filled with wonderful restaurants, Viaggio stands out because of its fabulous food and warm, welcoming atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • chick
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Heard this restaurant was exceptional and it was outstanding
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friendly and great food!
    ChiRon8
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Get the meatball salad. It sounds weird, but it is just a huge meatball with tomato sauce and a nice green salad on the site. Plenty for a nice lunch!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great night
    MartyL
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    You must eat the meatball salad!!!! Excellent menu and a Chicago find.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Italian in Chicago
    Glunzican
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Viaggio is our favorite Italian restaurant. The service is outstanding. The food AMAZING and the ambience is upbeat and fun. The Meatball Salad is to die for, Spaghetti Carbonara is my favorite and my husband loves the Rigatoni with Sunday Gravy. Excellent choice if on West Side or heading out to the United Center.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    jayrVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Our meal was spectacular. Some of the best Italian food in the city.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • MUST have the Meatball Salad!
    kzin
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Everything we have eaten at Viaggio's is incredible, but no matter what, you MUST try the Meatball Salad! You can't go wrong with this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Waiter recommended a very good wine (Barolo) at a very reasonable price. Wait staff very attentive; allowed us to make our concert with ample time to spare.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent all around
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Excellent meal and atmosphere, reasonably priced. Everyone in our party of 6 thought the food was spectacular.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delish
    Delish
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We went after my graduation and it was a perfect spot in the West Loop. A few blocks from United Center and far enough away to have a neighborhood atmosphere. Food was DELICIOUS and the staff was WONDERFUL!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great rustic Italian food
    jujumuccVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Friendly staff and excellent, rustic and authentic Italian. From the bread and peppers and oil served as you sit down, to the wine selection, it is like you are in someone's home - just an easy relaxed evening with great food!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food pheonomonal service
    Mavi
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We love coming hear , our server Matt always provides great suggestions!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    Weekendfoodbinger
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    The food was great and the service was fantastic! Generous portions of great tasting food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.