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Viaggio Ristorante and Lounge
Viaggio Ristorante and Lounge

Viaggio Ristorante and Lounge Details

  • 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) 829-3333

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. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "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"
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Outstanding experience for dinner and service was topnotch!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "great food and the other reviews are correct, You have to get the Meatball Salad!"
    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!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "You can not order a bad thing! If you get seated with Niko you will have the best service and experience in town!!!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "... is to die for. Everything else was really good as well. A bit pricey, but great food!"
    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"
    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."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Heard this restaurant was exceptional and it was outstanding"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "You must eat the meatball salad!!!! Excellent menu and a Chicago find."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Our meal was spectacular. Some of the best Italian food in the city."
    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!"
    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."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Excellent meal and atmosphere, reasonably priced. Everyone in our party of 6 thought the food was spectacular."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "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!!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We love coming hear , our server Matt always provides great suggestions!! "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "The food was great and the service was fantastic! Generous portions of great tasting food."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Went to Viaggio before Blackhawks game. Seated promptly then completely ignored until my husband arrived. Ordered quickly then waited and waited and waited, 40 minutes in total. Realized whole room was waiting and game time was nearing. This is a place that specializes in pregame meals! Waiter mostly avoided the situation, finally said he would comp drinks. Food came at the last minute only to have my husband's whitefish badly over cooked! Waiter then "forgot" to comp drinks. Don't know if cook quit or what, mgt was short on reasons, just said it was a rough night!"
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "We were just there before Game 5 of Hawks playoff game. Was entertaining clients, Had a 5:30 reservation, and immediately put our order in. No app's or food had arrived by 6, nothing at 6:15, told the waiter and he said "any minute". Well 6:40 came and no one in the whole restaurant got any food, and they finally admitted that there was a problem in the kitchen (which I suspected but they denied 30 minutes earlier). My clients and I ended up grabbing a lousy hot dog at the game, so not a strong performance from Viaggio. Very disappointing as I give them tons of business. I need to re-evaluate now. Worst part was they denied the kitchen problem till it was too late - we could have had time to eat somewhere else. "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "The food was excellent and our waiter was very as well and he was juggling a number of tables. Left some leftovers at the restaurant to pick up after a show at the United Center only to find the restaurant closed. The only gripe I would have as the food was that good."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Viaggio is a gem in the West Loop! The food is delicious, fresh and authentic. The meatball salad is outstanding as is the eggplant stack appetizer. Entrees are beautifully executed and specials are just that, special and delicious. Service is warm, friendly and most attentive. Great for small and large groups. Viaggio is also kid friendly. We love Viaggio and will be back again, soon."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "My wife and I took my parents to Viaggio's for dinner and it was wonderful. We got the meatball salad, eggplant parm, and pork parm. The meatball salad was our favorite. Viaggio's is one of our favorite restaurants in Chicago and has by far the best Italian food in Chicago. The waiter was extremely nice and provided us a lot of good recommendations for dinner. He also was very nice and gave us a Limoncello drink at the conclusion of dinner at no extra cost. My wife and I will definitely be coming back and we have already told a number of our friends of this great restaurant."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "the perfect spot after a Blackhawks afternoon game. Never disappoints!"
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "The Meatball salad was awesome and the overall experience was great!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Excellent food, Excellent Service - Great before the game or anytime. Excellent Specials. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Pre Game Dinner - Viaggio still is good, but a small step backwards from prior visits. Service is excellent, but butterfly prok chop was overdone and tough. Other dishes didn't receive the rave reviews from my customers which I had grown uised to hearing in the past."
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "Close proximity of other tables caused us to be subjected to everyone else's conversations, while we could barely hear each other. The food was fine as was the service, but I really didn't need to hear the woman next to us discussing her ugly divorce for over an hour...in great detail."
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "My wife and I lived just a few blocks away from Viaggio for three years and didn't go there until one of our last weekends living in the city. Huge mistake. We should have gone to this place much, much sooner. Now we make a monthly trip into the city to grab dinner here. Top flight food, great atmosphere, and slightly expensive, but still very reasonable considering the quality of food. If you go, do yourself a favor and try the Meatball salad. Unreal!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Love this place for Chicago-style Italian. We visited twice already and the service is really good, particularly from Matt. Food-wise, what stands out is the freshness of all of their preparations, especially the seafood. Some of the freshest shrimp we have ever eaten. You know how really fresh tasting shrimp, perfectly cooked, has that "snap" when you bite it? Yep...right here in their Linguine Diavalo with Shrimp & Squid. And as the others have said, the meatballs in the meatball salad are probably the best ones in all of Chicago....and we've had them everywhere so I feel comfortable in exclaiming that! Also remarkable was their dessert of apple-raisin bread pudding. Man, what flavor. Hope you enjoy this place as much as we do!!"
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Excellent food. This was my fourth trip there and again quality of food and service is very good. Great spot before a Hawks or Bulls game. "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Excellent food and service, very impressed. Unfortunately the chicken parm (delicious) is probably the most expensive in the city. Single breast at $25? Come on!"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "I have been to Viaggio's multiple times and every time I go, the always out do themselves. Hard for me to find anything to change or fix. Best Italian restaurant I have been too!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014