Mothers Day Dinner 2013Vinci is our neighborhood go-to spot for a nice evening or a family special occasion and they never disappoint. Somehow they keep it fresh and focused. Our most recent meal was a stand out, everything was cooked to perfection, came out hot and fresh. The flavors come through clearly but never overwhelm, the sauces are seriously layered with taste but never heavy. This last time our server was new but knew the menu and wine list thoroughly and did a stand out job. What can I say, having Vinci in the neighborhood creates a serious disincentive to go looking elsewhere.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWent for Mother's DayGoing here made a special day even more special. Service was outstanding, never had to ask for anything, they can read your mind!
The guys had pork chops, I had to stop them from licking their plates! The grilled shrimp kabob was tender and just the right seasoning. Each of the side dishes were just as good as the main entree. The scallops were awesome. Wish I had room for dessert. I highly suggest Vinci's, you will not be disappointed. I can't wait to go back again5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was great, butEverything was great, but especially the service. We thought half of our party wasn't going to make it due to traffic and a tight schedule before the show, so we ordered and began eating. Then the rest of our party showed up unexpectedly and our waiter managed to speed up their meals and slow down ours so we could all have a nice relaxing meal together before the show. He was like magic.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMVery enjoyable...My fiance and I thoroughly enjoyed our evening the other night. It was quiet (a Tuesday night) the setting was perfect for intimate conversation while dining. The duck and sirloin were great as I love the attention to detail Vinci places in their meals. Highly recommended (especially to Steppenwolfer's). I'll be back!5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service. Water glassesGreat service. Water glasses continuously filled. Knowledgable waiter. Great fish special with truffle sauce.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMTASTEE TASTEE WhewweeDelicious food and great service is served here; keep up the great work !!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful experienceGreat food and service. Recent visit after a number of years and very impressed with total experience.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMI Love VinciVinci is a fine neighborhood restaurant. The food is consistently delicious, the service is always attentive. Every time I go there I enjoy myself.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMNot just for theater diningFour of us had dinner at Vinci before going to the Royal George on a recent Saturday night. Not only i the restaurant itself charming but the food was incredible. As a lover of mushroom risotto, i can honestly state that their porcini, asparagus and duck risotto was the most delicious risotto i even tasted. I left not a morsel. Everyone else was equally satisfied. And the bread is fresh baked and way too good! Highly recommend Vinci for either before theater or anytime.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a great choice!Goumet, fresh Italian food and seafood. Masterly and inventively prepared. Consistant excellent service. Best option if you're going to any of the nearby theaters, such as Steppenwolf or Royal George. They'll always get you out on time. Charming ambience and even outdoor dining tables. Always very enjoyable. I don't live in the neighborhood, but I need to remind myself to visit more often5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ServiceOn my recent visit to Vinci - a favorite Lincoln Park spot close to theatres and shops - I ntoiced the great service the waitstaff provided. They were attentive without being intrusive, made good suggestions, and adapted perfectly to the pace of my chatty meal with a friend. I have come many times to Vinci and am always pleased with the food and particularly enjoyed the tuna tartar appetized this time around.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMLOVE THE BRUNCH!!!!Outstanding Brunch-our favorite in Chicago. Wonderful food, great service and atmosphere and reasonable prices. Fantastic!!!!4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMWe enjoyed the early openingWe enjoyed the early opening so that we could go to the Royal George Theater. The food and service were very good. The waiter asked upfront if we were going to the theater and made sure we were on time. The bartender recommended an excellent wine which we had by the glass at the bar and then. loving it so much, we ordered a bottle at the table.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMI haven't been in Vinci inI haven't been in Vinci in years although I live around the corner. Had a nice meal - a fresh, simple romaine salad with creamy dressing. I liked the fact that the salad had lots of dressing but I suspect some would not. The pasta with ragu sauce was thick and tasty. The sauce complemented the fresh pasta. A sizable portion but not overwhelming. A classic tiramisu finished off the meal with a capp.
I went with a groupon certificate. I would go back without.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful againI had duck with the hand made spinach noodles and it was outstanding. I also love the ambiance and service was fantastic.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMYummy near SteppenwolfGreat restaurant if you are attending Steppenwolf Theatre. Convenient. Attractive, very nice food and service. Reliable. Close to ell and shopping. Highly recommend4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMI love this place - alwaysI love this place - always great, reliable dishes. And, their specials are definitely worth trying!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMAs good as always and theyAs good as always and they made our favorite arugala pizza even though it wasn't on the menu that night.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMNice portion sizes at reasonableNice portion sizes at reasonable prices. Best place for dinner before a show.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing find in Lincoln Park.Amazing find in Lincoln Park. This was our fourth trip to the restaurant as they have a great gluten free menu with delicious Italian fare. We dined with 2 other couples all with various tastes and diet restrictions - everyone was able to find something on the menu that they loved! We were thanked for introducing them to Vinci. Will definitely be back!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have been going to VinciWe have been going to Vinci for over 12 years and we are never disappointed. The staff is always friendly and helpful. The food is consistently delicious as the combination of flavors enhance each dish.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had an incredible meal!We had an incredible meal! The gnocchi and the roasted eggplant were both outstanding items, surpassing expectation. Amazing food, fabulous service, great cocktails...4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything - food, service,Everything - food, service, ambiance and conversation friendly noise level made this restaurant a top notch dining experience.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had Easter brunch hereWe had Easter brunch here and everything was wonderful! We had a round table in one of the little rooms which made it feel private and took our family back to how we dined in Italy. The food was amazing and service was excellent.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had brunch at Vinci priorWe had brunch at Vinci prior to attending a matinee performance at Steppenwolf Theatre.
Neither of us had been there previously. Vinci is a small, charming restaurant with very good food and excellent service. We were able to park in Steppenwolf's parking lot and walk directly to the restaurant.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were greeted immediately.We were greeted immediately. Our service was informative and attentive without being intrusive. The food was delicious.
This is an excellent pick before a show as well as anytime for a nice meal. I am recommending it to others!3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMMy pasta with duck was quiteMy pasta with duck was quite slight full. I always take a " to go" but not at Vinci. I ate it all!3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThe homemade pasta and ravioliThe homemade pasta and ravioli were fantastic! Delicious food at reasonable prices.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThis restaurant has severalThis restaurant has several dining rooms depending on where you are seated the ambience and noise can be either good or excellent . The food is very, very good as is the service. We have been there 3 times and plan to return.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMMenu has old favorites andMenu has old favorites and interesting newer offerings. I tried Cobia, a fish I had never eaten. The waiter describe it as like sea bass and it was. Served with wonderful flavorful grilled polenta and sauted kale. Healthy and tasty. Gluten free bread available and other dishes. Service was attentive. Espresso is excellent.3/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat intimate placeLovely restaurant. The food was wonderful and we really enjoyed everything we had. We stopped here with a Groupon and went on the see a musical and everything worked out so well for the evening. The Mushroom Risotto was fantastic.3/10/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome minestrone soup. YummyAwesome minestrone soup. Yummy cavatappi and scallops3/1/2013 12:00:00 AMFresh and deliciousConsistently good food. Reasonably priced menu and wine list. Perfect when you're at Steppenwolf or the Royal George but good enough to come as the sole destination.2/26/2013 12:00:00 AMSo glad I went back afterSo glad I went back after several years. It is still a great neighborhood, with warm ambiance and really good food.2/21/2013 12:00:00 AM