Acquaviva Winery-Batavia

4.5
262 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
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Acquaviva Batavia presents a bold spin on authentic, traditional Italian recipes with a focus on fresh seafood. Featuring Governor's Cup Award-winning wines from Acquaviva Winery, the closest vineyard estate to the city of Chicago, Acquaviva Batavia offers a meal that feels like an old world family dinner.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 262 people are saying
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AndrewL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Thanksgiving dinner out. The service was very good. The food was excellent as was the wine. The negative came from an appetizer and a meal that were to have lobster in them neither did. We would not have cared as both meals were great without, but let us know that an item in the meal is unavailable. We will still go back though as the rest of the dining experience was great.

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LaurieL
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Just Ok experience. Many employees standing around check in area, but took quite a while to acknowledge us. Had to ask for Olive oil 3 times. Then had to ask for plates.
Caeser salad was drowning in dressing. Rotolo Entree was good though.

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Gigi
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent as always!

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vipAnnr
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service!!!!

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GordonD
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and great service made this a very nice place to dine. Our server was very helpful and friendly. The veal was tender, pasta was good, and the chicken was tasty.

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AuroraDiner
Chicago
72 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Consistently good food. Service is good considering the shortage of staff. This is a go-to for us when we’re looking for a good meal and we don’t have a reservation at one of the more trendy restaurants.

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Tom719
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had four senior adults in our party and we all enjoyed our meals but we all took a large portion home with us. The bread was great but we were all too full for desert. Maybe the portions could be smaller. My wife and I will return to try their pizza.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as usual!!!. Never a disappointment.

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KevinH
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Overall an average experience. Nothing special considering the prices for pasta. Many better places around the area for this fare. Lighting was too bright/harsh for this kind of place (seemed like they keep it bright to get people to leave sooner?).
Bruschetta was good. Salads with vinaigrette had way too much vinegar. Shrimp linguini had tons of garlic, but little else for flavor. Orecchiette ala Sarda was heavy tomato and fennel flavor, and not enough cream and creativity with other seasoning.
I’m guessing the chef(s) are very new and not terribly experienced. Might be a product of the labor force issues?
We expected more from them.

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Sher13
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat in the back room with the ceiling lighting which was really nice. They had dinner music also playing as well. Food was excellent.

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VickiC
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Food and service were really good. Accessible parking for this restaurant is a real issue! I prefer the ambience of the Maple Park location - transforms you to an Italian villa.

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viptpourah
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sisters birthday, had hoped to go to
Maple Park but they were closed.

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timeforwine
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I want to thank the person who saw that our kids were there for Homecoming and sat them at a table instead of their original plan at the bar. It was thoughtful of that person where others might not consider that. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

The server was good, just overwhelmed. Aside from the cook I think she was the only one there. Long wait for service

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Awesome
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place!! Can’t believe we didn’t find it sooner. Will definitely be back!!

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vipbasha
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Pizza was fantastic! Crust and sauce is made by scratch by the chef from Sicily.

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WestBurbLady
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very beautiful refined Italian ambience as we sat indoors. The waiter was outstanding in being responsive to our questions, and overall needs.
We had the calamari which was tender and crispy on the outside just absolutely great! We also chose the AquaViva brand of Sangria and were pleasantly surprised at how delicious it was with notes of banana and mango.

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FredK
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great experience! Service was outstanding in spite of them being short staffed. Food was excellent!

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vipsully
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I ordered the crab cake special and my husband had the halibut. Both were delicious. Our server was very friendly.

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SandyD
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating my birthday. We had a quiet corner table and enjoyed our meals!

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BobH
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The portions were very good size and were very good. Our server, while very busy, provided excellant service.

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vipduey23
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great Italian food, probably the largest Calzone I've ever seen in my life. No skimping on quantity of ingredients.

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vipTinaV
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is excellent. We love the calamari fried and grilled are both delicious. The pasta is homemade and every pasta dish I have ever had here is amazing. We love their Pizza too!

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REBreisch
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat on the patio and it was delightful. The food and service were wonderful.

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nightout
Chicago
54 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!! The service is superb! The food is out of this world. Fantastic! Also, great value for your money!!

JJ
vipJeanJ
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly service - we will definitely be back!

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janb
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good. Service was prompt. Just a nice meal in a comfortable setting.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service they did not rush us at all. Food was amazing!

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Camille1975
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall2food4service5ambience1

I made reservations in advance for my husband's birthday for dinner and for a "tableside" wine tasting. When we arrived, it was very crowded and hot inside. The weather outside that day was 92 degrees and it seemed as if their central air was not working. The host staff told us to sit at the bar for our wine tasting and dinner instead of sewing us at a table. A nice couple having dinner at hightop by the bar saw that we were upset and offered their table. After we were seated everything went well and the bartender that waited on us was really good.... until... she offered to make my husband a "birthday" drink then charged us for the drink that he didn't order and she volunteered to make. It should have been free. The food was good, the owner was really nice but we won't be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

It was good only issue was it was very warm in restaurant that distracted us from enjoying food and our company.

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vipFixItMan
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

It was a little (okay, a lot) warm in the dining room, to the point that the tiramisu pretty much melted. Otherwise everything was just fine.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and atmosphere! Make sure you go with an appetite, large portions, you will not go away hungry.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the blackened grouper sandwich and it was delicious. White Sangria was also wonderful. Order the Tiramisu dessert! Staff was very attentive.

AD
AuroraDiner
Chicago
72 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good experience. We’ll go back.

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Etc4
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

This looks like an old school Italian restaurant. The food was very good. The service was very good. The prices are a little high for the perceived ambiance.

EJ
vipEandJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Whitefish and the grouper/shrimp special were delicious!

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vipBissonette
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience1

Band was too loud and when leaving we saw 2 white mice/rats one on the roof and one by the band. The band stopped playing and was moving their equipment due to the rats. Returned our first set of serviceware as it was filthy. Starting salad was incorrect and the food deliverer just laughed, however our server was very apologetic. Later in the evening, neither of us felt very good. We both had upset stomachs.

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RB69
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The service was good but the food was so so and very over priced.

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vipCMP0504
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

I think this place is fun and good for every day dining and I love their patio. I've had many good pizzas there but recently ordered 2, and one of them tasted like soap, I think it was the spinach. I ordered a fish meal that was supposed to come with mushroom risotto and it never came until the check was dropped and then we had to leave. Service wasn't great because we kept having to flag our guy down. I know service is an issue for many restaurants if I wasn't in a hurry I probably would've been a little more open to waiting for them to rectify. I'll go back because I know they can do a good job.

FAQs

Acquaviva Winery-Batavia offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (630) 761-1010.

Acquaviva Winery-Batavia is rated 4.5 stars by 262 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.