Villa Verone
Villa Verone

Villa Verone

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.villaverone.com/
  • Phone: (630) 232-2201
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm

    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

    Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 4th and 5th
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Villa Verone
For a taste of old Italy, head to Villa Verone Ristorante Italiano, housed in an 1849 historic stone home in downtown Geneva. For over 18 years, Villa Verone has embraced the values of authentic southern Italian cooking and an Italian family. Come and enjoy a delicious meal, great atmosphere and fabulous service. The Upper Club, located upstairs, is the perfect place to unwind and listen to live music Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Celebrate your next special event with us. Private rooms available.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Villa Verone reviews from OpenTable diners
75 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (51)romantic (48)great for outdoor dining (44)special occasion (39)fit for foodies (31)good for groups (27)vibrant bar scene (15)notable wine list (14)hot spot (12)great for lunch (7)kid-friendly (6)late-night find (5)great for brunch (3)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Loved it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    I took a couple of customers to lunch. The three of us enjoyed it very much. The Arrabiatta sauce and the asparagus appetizer was the best around. They were very friendly and showed us the Martini Bar upstairs, so I can't wait to try that, maybe some dancing on the weekend with the spouse. Since my family loves Italian food, made a reservation for several ladies to dine in the evening week later. We really enjoyed it, and split the complete dinner w/appetizer, wine bottle and dessert. It was a good value. We enjoyed ourselves, the wine & food. Definitely have some new customers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely romantic dinner!
    margemalmquist
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Our food was delicious. Thoughtfully prepared and served. The waiter who attended to us was friendly and helpful (and a lot of fun!). It was a great evening in a beautiful setting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New favorite restaurant!
    Gina89
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    From the atmosphere to the amazing food and service, we were extremely impressed!! The couple special is amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • noisy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    the food was very good but the noise level was very loud you almost could not hear you own psrtner talk
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • So so
    Nanni
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Average italian restaurant. Menu offered no surprises.presentation lacking. Even though the four of us ordered different meals, all plates looked the same. Bread boring. Middle of the road experience. Tables crammed together. A little more space might make the experience more enjoyable.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Jack
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Enjoyed the evening. Friendly service. The owner is a character ... nice, but a character. The appetizers and our entrees (the specials) were good. Service was the best part of the experience. Friendly and knowledgeable. The wine list is a roll of the dice. Vintages and vineyards not mentioned on the list. For example, one entry was "Barolo" "$90". No vintage or producer. Our server brought the bottle for us to review in more detail. The martini bar and music upstairs was lots of fun. Good energy.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Paxson
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    I met a friend for lunch. Not very busy for lunchtime. Quaint little place. I had the seafood over linguni with marinara, and a few glasses of red wine. I liked it. The bacon wrapped asparagas (appetizer) was real good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighborhood Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    My girlfriend and I loved our dining experience. The food was fantastic and the service was very good. Would highly recommend to everyone.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GirlsNightOut
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We just love Villa Verone! The staff is friendly and always smiling, loving their job! The owner is always present and finding ways to better your experience!! This is a yearly trip for my out of town family! Our last experience allowed for us to be part of history as we witnessed a couple getting engaged and starting their own journey together! Just love the atmosphere and the good is amazing!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Jamie
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Our food was excellent and our waiter, joe, was wonderful@! Can't wait to dine here again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Really bad waiter food just as bad
    ChuckVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    2 couples, waiter seats us only 3 menus just left. Comes back for drink order, we said bottle of wine he leaves without taking the order we see him taking meals up stair, back to the kitchen more meals in our room back in the kitchen 20 minuts later he takes the wine order and two apps. It was comical he was over exaggerating an italian accent to the point you couldn't understand him, he thought it was funny we did not. We ordered dinner and waited an hour and 20 minutes the table next to us seated just before us were through their meal coffee after had their boxes and left we are still waiting. Then he brought the meal no apology like it was ok, 3 of the 4 meals should have been sent back, my wifes was not eatable, really bad.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • always the same a good thing
    uncleTom
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Excellent. Celebrated our 4th anniversary has been our favorite for years.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food & Service
    Davem720
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The wait staff is fun and efficient and the food is exceptional. We love Italian food. We keep coming back because every entree has been wonderful. The manager/owner also makes this a fun place to dine. We love to dance and the bands in the upstairs lounge have always been great. And when the band takes a break, the manager/owner has fun with the guests singing a number of golden oldies. He actually has a very good voice. Villa Verone is fun for just dinner or a whole evening.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner and Dancing
    Pchad
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We celebrated our 1 year anniversary here , recreating our 1st date. The food was delicious and we danced the night away. The seafood ravioli and key-lime martinis were perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Homecoming Dinner
    stelrosa
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    My son and his homecoming date ate here before the dance. They loved everything about the experience. The wait staff fussed over them and made them feel so special! They both raved about the dinner and dessert. It was more than a meal, it was an experience they will always remember. That is why I love Villa Verone--every meal is memorable!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food & Service
    Davem720
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The food and all the staff were excellent. The specials were a real treat. The service in the bar area was also excellent and a lot of fun.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful place!
    Stal34VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Great food and great service every single time! The owner is wonder and all of his staff. Chicken parm is great, love the farfalle al sole. You can't go wrong. The asparagus appetizer is excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Absolutely Fanastic!
    Cielo
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Villa Verone cannot possibly disappoint you. It has the most wonderful food and the atmosphere is so romantic and beautiful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food & Service
    Davem720
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    The food, service, and entertainment were excellent. This was our second time there. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous
    good2go
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food was wonderful, the service excellent and the little bar in the back was a lot of fun!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food & Service
    Davem720
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food and service were excellent. The entertainment and service in the lounge area on the second floor was also excellent. It was a great evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Deliciousness
    Redbirdfan64
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Great homey little Italian restaurant. Bread was hot and fresh, Linguine Pescatore was excellent with plenty of seafood and the garlic and olive oil broth was perfect for the entree and dipping your bread. My wife enjoyed the Gnocchi, it was soft and full of flavor. Will definitely visit this little treasure again soon
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent as always!
    JimmyC
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Found this restaurant a few blocks down from our apartment and ever since we've been back for several occasions! Great food and atmosphere and their "Fixed Price for 2" menu is unbeatable! Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Karen
    KarenVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    We were celebrating my husbands birthday and I wanted to go somewhere we've never been. My nephew works at Villa Verone and told us how good it is. He was right, the food was delicious and the service was good too.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • One of my favorites!!!
    Stal34VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Love villa verone. Their seafood pastas are amazing. You don't get more authentic than this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quaint Neighborhood Italian Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Went for an anniversary dinner and as usual Villa Verone did not disappoint. Great for romantic dinner or take the family. They always have the best waitstaff which always makes the experience special. Thanks Villa Verone.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Mid-Summer's Night
    DiDi
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    A friend pointed out this restaurant while shopping in downtown Geneva. Very casually mentioned that she enjoys eating at this establishment. Perfect for first dates......My husband and I went that very night and fell in love......with the restaurant. Our wait staff person (Dominick) was so attentive and didn't even laugh raise an eyebrow when I "licked my plate" even told me "I didn't have to share". It was a fun night and I've already made plans with friends to have dinner out before summer ends. I loved this restaurant. Prices comparable to Maggiano's but small and quaint. Upstairs has a fun bar with live music to enhance your evening even more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    Geneva
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Will be back again for dinner or will try their lunch menu
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of our absolute favorites!
    Stal34VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Excellent food all the time! We love this place. The staff is wonderful and the owner is always there and a great guy! You don't want to miss the experience!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A new find!
    Samlab25
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We've lived in Geneva for over 10 years, but have never made it to Villa Verona. So glad we tried it! The food was very good and although the restaurant was very busy, we were seated right away and everything came out fairly quickly. Really enjoyed the wait staff. The table next to is was a very loud group of women, but there's not much you woman do about that. We look forward to returning soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • FANTASTIC!
    DiningdivaVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We have dined here several times before and always love it. This night was no exception. William was a charming, attentive (but never hovering) waiter. The Tilapia special was delicious as was the pasta special. We celebrated our daughter's birthday with a special dessert. Only one curious thing everytime we dine here: the bill is not itemized.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrific Night
    RayCVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This was a great night. Our server Dominic was great. He was friendly, attentive and suggested an aspargus appetizer that was bursting with flavor. I had chicken marsala and it was very good. My girlfriend had Tilapia and it too was very good. The service was outstanding, the food was very good and patio deck was a perfect place to spend an summer evening. We went to the upstairs bar and danced the night away. GREAT!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Choice
    RealCritic
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This was our first visit to Villa Verone. We ate on the patio which was a great choice on a beautiful summer evening. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. We will definitely try it again, especially to try out the ambiance inside the historic building that houses the ristorante.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great spot!
    MarioD
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The outdoor seating is great. Such a nice place to sit and enjoy the great food and company.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Great food, outstanding service and a wonderfull atmosphere
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Marvelous
    Sassy
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    My favorite place, always very good, service terrific ! Always look forward to going. Best asparagus wrapped in bacon appetizer and best lasagna anywhere
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Really great
    TWILLER
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    I was looking for a new place for a date I've been to most places in the area but missed this off the main drag, we went on a Wednesday and they had great music playing in the front, service was excellent overall better than most places in the area a must go.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful patio and terrific food
    Stephanie1959
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This was my 2nd visit and the 1st for my husband. He was very pleased! We had the Prix Fixe which was worth it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 37 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 281 reviews are from the Villa Verone reviews archive.
  • At least they tried
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    It was really crowded, preventing any intimate atmosphere, but outside dining might have been better. In the beginning our waters were filled after every sip, but during the meal, my glass went empty many times. My husband was given a glass with lipstick on it, officially losing one star rating. Food was ok, but nothing spectacular.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • V Verone makes any occasion special
    FoodFan
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    My family and I have enjoyed Villa Verone for 20 years now and it's absolutely our favorite restaurant in the Fox Valley. Whether we go for a special family occasion or just a nice night out for good food, Pietro and his wait staff - particularly Dino - always welcome us as if we are family. VV's food and service are impeccable, and their prices are very fair. If you order a pasta or a meat or fish dish you'll never be disappointed - the food is of consistently high quality. Once my wife and I planned to enjoy dinner out at VV but at the last minute she did not feel well. I called the restaurant and Pietro was happy to pack up a wonderful meal of all of our favorites, to go.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.