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About Il Vicinato Ristorante
IL Vicinato is immersed in the Heart of Chicago’s Little Italy Neighborhood. This authentic piece of Italy is a hidden gem that has passionately created dishes from old world recipes for 40 years. Appetizers are a great start with such favorites as twice Baked Clams, Red Roasted Peppers, and Grilled Octopus. Our signature dishes include Homemade Veal Ravioli’s, Chicken Vesuvio, and Steak Rinaldo that will make your dining experience an event to remember. If you save room, choose from one of our delectable desserts! We have daily specials; some created and named after customers. Our welcoming atmosphere and family orientated staff will make you a “regular.” Customers come from city and suburbs alike to dine with us. Corporate events welcomed. Dishes are plentiful and accompanied by an extensive wine list and full bar. Great stop before United Center, U.S. Cell and Soldier Field. See us at Check Please, and a recent review by CLTV Chicago's Best.
Chicago, IL 60608
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday 11 AM to 10 PM
Friday -11 AM to 11 PM
Saturday- Noon to 11 PM
Sunday - Noon to 8 PM
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
Il Vicinato Ristorante Ratings and Reviews
Food was delicious I had the lobster ravioli with Alfredo sauce, bacon, and scallions. The service was great, my one dilemma was the salt level of the meat, they were big juicy and cooked just right but missing seasoning. Other than that I would come back to dine there anytime.
This authentic neighborhood gem is located in a tiny Italian neighborhood around 24th and Western. It is friendly, utterly unpretentious, cozy, and the food is very good basic Italian. The veal filet I had was the best veal I've ever had, done simply with white wine and rosemary. Their pastas are fresh and the wine list is a mix of American and Italian, all well-priced. Definitely worth the twenty minute drive from downtown Chicago.
Excellent old Little Italy establishment. Service was outstanding. My wife had pasta special with spinach and mushrooms in oil and garlic. Yum. I had the eggplant parm which was prepared un-breaded and grilled. Very good. Healthy (read huge) bread service. Waiter very informative and extremely personable. We'll be back, thank you.
Meet up with old friends at an old favorite that hasn't changed! So nice. Raw clams to sea bass....carbonara to veal were all excellent and ordered family style so all 6 of us at a nice round table got to sample a little of everything. Great, inexpensive wine, rounded out a perfect meal and evening.
We went to celebrate my wife's birthday. The wait staff was tremendously attentive and cordial. The owner seemed appreciative of everyone coming into his restaurant. You could tell this was a spot for locals. We parked and saw people leave their homes to dine here. We were able to sample wine prior to buying the bottles. Food was nothing out of the ordinary, but it did not dissappoint. We brought a birthday cake, but next time I will definitely try their desserts!
Unique tastes to familiar dishes. Proper portions and proper reduction so the sauces were not too rich nor bland. The presentation was precise. The service was superb...thank you Juan. You felt like you found out something others don't know. Afternoon to detail while being completely sincere. An air of sophistication in a quaint room. It felt just right.
We had dinner at this locale several years ago and decided to return for Good Friday for fish. The waiter was very informative and helpful to explain menu items and even suggested salmon which was very good. I failed to get the name of the waiter but he served in the bar area. Will definitely return.
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