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  1. Distance: 0.61mi
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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.

2435 S Western Ave
Chicago, IL 60608
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

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

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(773) 927-5444

Website:
http://www.ilvicinatochicago.com/

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Il Vicinato Ristorante Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.3

value

4.6

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Worth the Drive (9)
Authentic (8)
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Comfort Food (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Casual (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Good for a Date (6)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Cozy (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Romantic (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Business Meals (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Fun (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Ben was great, so was the food!!

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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Great Place, Great Service, Great Time. This says it all!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Paleo Friendly, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Great veal & manicotti. Pasta was a little dry. But They brought us more sauce. Excellent service.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Minestrone soup was excellent. Cavatelli sausage and red peppers outstanding. Great tasting sausage. Cavatelli perfect consistency.
Delicious ricotta cake!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Always consistently excellent Italian food and bread. A real gem in Chicago's old "Little Italy" neighborhood. Our waiter, Ben, is the best. Going there again next weekend. Have been going for years!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Casual, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

It's simple. they have THE best Chicken Vesuvio in the city and we have tried over 25 Italian restaurants. nothing else comes close.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We always have an amazing meal here. The dishes are creative and unique. The staff tries to please and make sure your meal is just the way you like it. Our favorite restaurant !

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Fabulous food and service, as usual!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Love it! My favorite Italian restauran

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Wonderful service. Delicious food.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Classic italian, great service as always. The specials are always excellent.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on November 25, 2017

As always a nice place to dine. Good Italian Food.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 21, 2017

The pasta was great. All of the dishes were pleasing to the eye. The deserts we selected were very good. I will return just to have the deserts and the appetizers.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Wonderful veal and great pastas. The service friendly & attentive.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Amazing! As always! The best Italian food and the staff is always great! Thanks for a great dinner!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Excellent food.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Outstanding food
Excellent service
Very friendly staff
Chicken vesuvio was to die for

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Local place with amazing food. We go there as potential as possible... and we live an hour away!

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We love going here when we're in Chicago. Their dinner menu is very dependable and their specials have never disappointed.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We love this restaurant. The dishes change with the seasons. Their food is creative and delicious. Our favorite is the twice baked clams.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Authentic, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Great neighborhood authentic Italian food. Beautiful classic restaurant .

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 8, 2017

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.

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The beat Egplant Parmigan I have ever had.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

This small section of the city where the old school Italian restaurants are is often overlooked. We went for a family birthday. I changed the reservation count several times and they still ready and waiting for us. The food and service was great.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Ben was great as usual. Restaurant is always accommodating to whatever request we have.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 8, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 27, 2017

A solid choice for Italian food in the far western Italian Village neighborhood. Casual, comfortable, easy street parking + valet. Reasonable wine list, daily specials & attentive service.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 26, 2017

One of my favorite spots in all of Little Italy, Il Vicinato never fails to disappoint.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 19, 2017

It was very noisy in the restaurant but the was most gracious and accommodating in reseating us outside.
Service was excellent. Food was delicious.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Been coming here for over 25 years. It never disappoints.

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 11, 2017

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.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 2, 2017

The service and the food was excellent. Very efficient. The food and wine options were extensive. I will be returning!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 1, 2017

We were a bit disappointed with the food. I found the ravioli very doughy and ok. The zucchini flowers were delicious.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Everything was excellent! The calamari appetizer was superb, as was my eggplant parmiggiana.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Love this place even after multiple visits. Food is the star here.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Outstanding, authentic, reasonably-priced Italian cuisine served by friendly and knowledgeable waitstaff. An exceptional gem.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fun, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Excellent. Party of 5. Everyone left full and happy.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Clean white tablecloths rule! Earlier this evening this germophobe complained to a manager at a different establishment about placing cutlery directly on the table.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Food is great and very consistent. Staff are very helpful and attentive. A neighborhood gem.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Cozy, Fun
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