Venuti's

4.6
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126 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian

Venuti's is an award-winning white-table restaurant that serves seafood dishes and Italian classics in an elegant space. Chef Tito Alvarado brings his culinary flair to the menu, with a wide list of items bursting with flavor and infused with a mix of American and Italian cooking styles. It features salads, pastas and other entrees. Enjoy some prime aged beef with Venuti's signature chicken picante. The Chilean sea bass with lobster sauce is considered a favorite for seafood enthusiasts.

Venuti's restaurant is part of a larger facility that houses a wedding chapel, reception room and an opulent banquet hall capable of seating up to 1,000. Featuring sweeping curves, beautiful lighting and decorated with marble, the banquet hall is on the shortlist for many wedding receptions.

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D
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Attentive server. Good host. GREAT AMBIANCE. Good presentation of food

JB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic,we will definitely come back here.

r
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We've been going to Venuti's back when it was in Lombard on North and Addison Rd. The food was very good. Cocktails were generous. The waitress was top notch. It was quiet probably because it was the Sunday after New Years'. But we've been there when it was very crowded and the noise level was better than most.

PS
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have already shared with friends. The food is fantastic! Beautiful place inside and out! Service was spot on.
Don't know if we liked our appetizers, entrees or dessert better. Maybe it was the dessert. But everyone in our party loved the food, every bite!

AS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience3

Venuti’s Does mot receive my Open Table réservation. They had no information about my special occasion. Very disappointed!
Upon arrival the place was ½ empty, and they still stated they would have to see if there was room for us.
Please take them off Open Table, as they don’t and won’t use it.
I love Open Table and have bee very satisfied with Open Table bookings.
Kind regards,

Anne

KM
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food! The band (The Mix) playing the night we went was fabulous. We had a great time.

R
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service.food.ambiance, was exact what I liked. Everything was perfect.

N
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We found this restaurant experience quite enjoyable. We had great service, the food was quite tasty and delivered hot. All special requests were honored and everyone was pleased with the entire experience. The salon was cooked perfectly as was the rapini! The bar area is beautiful, warm, inviting. Highly recommended!

PC
San Antonio
18 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Veal dishes were “vealy” good!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding!!!

OT
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent
Service was excellent

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Girls night out

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was slow and not welcoming! Food was ok

W
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, Great staff, great value, manager made certain to visit our table to be sure everything was satisfactory. A personal favorite. Won't be disappointed.

TS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The food was good but not great, portions are huge. Be warned to read descriptions what has the name of traditional Italian meals are not what you may think. Service mediocre at best.

OT
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Veal Marsala and Lamb Chops were outstanding. The service was exceptional. Venuti's is one of my favorite restaurants.

JM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Went there with our Dad for brunch. Had 2pm reservations. After we got our first plate of food we were asked if we were going to have any more from the omelette or meat stations because they wanted to close them down. We hurried to eat our first plate so we could go to those stations before they closed. No sooner did we come back they asked if we were done with the main course stations for they wanted to close them now. Again we rushed through our food so we can go to the buffet again. This then happens third time when they asked if we are done the the sweets for the wanted to close them down.

For a nice relaxing afternoon brunch all we were was rushed through our meal. Our Father who is 90 asked for a container for the food he could not enjoy at the restaurant. He was told once by a staff member they couldn’t put it in a container but we could once he brought a container to our table. Once the manager saw us try to open the container she very loudly told us she saw wait we were doing that we could not take that food. But then turned around and said we can take the bread and deserts. Seeing our Father was very embarrassed we said no.

Once we walked our Father to his ride I went back in to tell the Manager our experience. She had not customer service manners at all. Instead she was very confrontational. She was more concerned about the container then our experience. Not wanting to make a bigger scene than she already started I left.

Their management staff needs basic customer service lessons. They need to first listen the the customer before passing judgment. The food maybe good but since they seem to focus more on their staffs schedules then customer satisfaction. We will NEVER go there again. No wonder there we only 6 others in the restaurant when we were there.

GS
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Venuti’s! Had our daughter’s wedding there two year’s ago and our friends still talk about it! Food is fabulous! Worth every penny!

FM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!!!

CR
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and it was the best service we ever experienced at a restaurant. Came for my sisters birthday and she was very happy. They also have a beautiful banquet area. We will definitely be back.

PD
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Beautiful, elegant restaurant and banquet facility. Lots of wonderful choices on the menu, romantic decor.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

I came to celebrate our 5 year wedding anniversary and it was special because we got married at venutis too. I know i mentioned on reservation that I was celebrating an anniversary. The hostess was ok. She didn’t seem to smile much and in fact when we walked in she saw us but stepped back to do something so we waited a little till she came up front. I thought someone would say happy anniversary! At least the hostess could have said happy anniversary?? She would see it on the reservation right? I know restaurants usually ask and at least say something but it was like no one knew. The waiter was nice. We needed more bread at one point and someone else very nice stepped in. I didn’t like being tucked to the area we were seated there was nothing romantic about the dinner like I had hoped. It’s very noisy. There were other parties there and I think they should have area for everything- some for quiet and some for parties. We just ate and left. I like the food here but I guess I didn’t feel special celebrating a special occasion.

BB
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Our family dines here several times per year and we always enjoy it. Friendly staff, very good food and reasonable prices. Matt, the bartender, is great.

DM
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had lasagna, and it was possibly the best I've ever had. I loved the ornate decor. The service was excellent, and my wife and our 2 friends also loved it.

LR
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delicious way to spend our anniversary. Excellent food and service in a beautiful restaurant!

T
Tampa
27 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a beautiful place, excellent service and many nice menu selections

MW
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

I followed dress code, was polite and quiet, but I felt unwelcomed like they didnt want me there. Wasnt sure if because I was only a party of one but it shouldnt matter if it's the case since I usually tip 30-50%.

OT
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and service! Super friendly staff and “food-gasm” guaranteed. Local Italian at its best!

OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating our anniversary tonight. Anthony our waiter was great! Food was excellent! Traditional Italian food, can’t go wrong!

LK
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have always enjoyed our meals and service is excellent!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server and great drinks and food

DC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Father's Day Brunch buffet was outstanding, with a wide variety of delicious choices from made-to-order waffles to prime rib.

G
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great atmosphere, great staff! I would strongly recommend this restaurant whether you are looking a casual dinner in the bar or a special dinner in the dining room!

PC
San Antonio
18 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent brunch during the week...bring your appetite.

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

I had a reservation for 7:45 and when I arrived, they said they close at 8 and open table should not have let me reserve for 7:45. It seemed as if we were being rushed because of that.

J
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Venuti's is right by my office so we go there for lunch and meetings. The food is always fantastic and the lunch buffet is one of the best buffets I have ever had.

OT
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, music and service as usual in the vlounge. However, I was told that Venuti's now only accepts OpenTable reservations for their main restaurant, not the vlounge.

GE
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The gentleman took very good care of us in getting us a table in the bar and the food and evening was great.

PH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The sauce on my ravioli was too salty. The server was awesome.

B
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was my second visit in two weeks to Venuti's. The food is outstanding, literally some of the best Italian food I've eaten. The bar had a great live music performance that evening with the "Jersey Girls" performing and were they talented and entertaining. We went for dinner and ended up staying for the entertainment and cocktails well past midnight. A great big shout out to our waitress Angela who kept our cocktails coming and sang along with us during every visit to our table. Lastly, my 78 year old Aunt didn't want to leave she was having such a good time and it was the first time she hit the dance floor since my Uncle passed away 15 years ago. I would highly recommend this restaurant and have recommended it to all my family and friends!