Veritá Batavia

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$31 to $50
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Italian
We were formerly known as Gaetanos Batavia - Veritá is under the same ownership, chef and staff - only our name has changed! Please be aware that some of our seating includes the use of stairs. Please contact us by phone with questions. Our seafood and fish is fresh everyday, our pasta and bread is house made, and all of our dishes are created with the freshest seasonal ingredients available. We accommodate all dietary restrictions and we offer tasting menu options with wine pairings, and daily specials. We look forward to giving you a superb dining experience!

Specials

NO CORKAGE FEE MONDAYS

ON MONDAY, BRING YOUR OWN WINE AND NO CORKAGE FEE WITH THE PURCHASE OF TWO ENTREES PER BOTTLE!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: July 23, 2019

Ends: July 24, 2118

Availability: Mon 4:00PM-9:00PM

20% OFF ALL TASTING MENUS!

ENJOY OUR PICCOLO OR GRANDE 4 OR 5 COURSE TASTING MENU EVERY THURSDAY FOR 20% OFF!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: July 25, 2019

Ends: December 27, 2019

Availability: Thu 4:00PM-9:00PM

1/2 PRICE MARTINIS!

ENJOY 1/2 PRICE MARTINIS WITH PURCHASED ENTREES!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: July 23, 2019

Ends: July 24, 2118

Availability: Wed 4:00PM-9:00PM

1/2 PRICE WINE BOTTLES!

ENJOY 1/2 PRICE WINE BOTTLES WITH THE PURCHASE OF TWO ENTREES PER BOTTLE, OR 20% OFF RESERVE BOTTLES

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: July 23, 2019

Ends: January 1, 2020

Availability: Tue 4:00PM-9:00PM

What 1027 People Are Saying
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DJ
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined 11 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic scallop dish.
Power drinks and an attentive, genuine staff makes every visit a pleasure.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Service great. Good decent but pricey

OT
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there for a birthday dinner with friends was very good.

KR
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic place for a date night or special occasion. We should really come here more than once or twice a year.
Service was excellent all around. Food is always delicious.
My favorites are the poached pear salad with warm Gorgonzola and the butternut squash gnocchi. My husband had pasta with chicken and shrimp which he said was also very good.
Highly recommended!

BN
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite local restaurant. Have been many, many times and never had a bad meal!

A
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was amazing! Flavoring was perfect. Good service & friendly staff. Not a fan of tables so close together, could actually hear the conversation next to us.

DL
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were upstairs, and the noise was tooooo loud up there for me. Regardless, we would have come back on Sunday but you were closed!!

WS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely loved it! The Mussels with bomba bread are amazing!

GS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dining experience. Wendy and her team are doing a fabulous job. Fabulous menu, kristi provided great service, Ernesto and his sous chefs are amazing cooks. Can’t say enough.

JL
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A delightful dinner with friends in the delightfully decorated second floor dining room. Excellent service, generous cocktails, nice wine selection and tasty food. The squash blossom appetizers are wonderful. Two diners had the excellent short rib/scallop entree which is uniquely presented. (A steak knife would have been appreciated, however.) the pasta with lobster declared outstanding. Many tempting desserts but we didn’t indulge...this time.
We look forward to returning for drinks in an attractive lounge area near the bar.
Noise level was a bit high but it didn’t spoil our experience. Overall, an excellent experience! We shall return!

JK
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great meal every time! Looking forward to our next visit!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious!

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OT
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I cannot say enough how much my husband and I enjoyed our dinner at Veritá Batavia. I highly recommend the Mediterranean muscles. We will be back for these again soon. My husband and I split an entrée, chicken Limone and It was amazing. We started with the Mediterranean salad, also sharing. We were both full sharing only one appetizer, one salad, and one entrée.

DK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very unique food choices, any of which we tried were excellent. Wait staff superior, both in the main dining area and also in the upstairs lounge. Desserts to die for. Try any of the appetizers, you will not be disappointed. A special place for special occasions or just a fun place to treat yourself and friends.

A
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is amazing such a wonderful blend of flavors. Server was very knowledgeable. It was a wonderful evening to sit outside which added to the experience. Monday is bring your own wine with no corkage fee - sweet!

MW
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food in a great atmosphere. Downstairs seating is better atmosphere than upstairs. While the restaurant is very good, I don't understand customers who come for a meal as nice as this dressed in the clothes they would mow their lawn in.

MI
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have dined at this restaurant many, many times and it is always wonderful - this time it was as well! We had excellent service from Mike! Our food was amazing (calamari steak is heavenly) and although there was a small kitchen snafu, Mike handled it extremely well in a fast professional manner and it didn’t detract from our experience at all! Best quality food, especially seafood, the the fox Valley! Great ambiance as well and incredible service! Can’t wait to go back!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We’ve only been here twice. It’s rapidly becoming my favorite restaurant anywhere. Both the food and the staff are exceptional.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Will definitely go again.

M
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There for our anniversary. I never eat leftovers. Today I am!

A
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've eaten here many times and since it has become Veritá, the food is even more outstanding. The pear salad is to die for and the fish is always light and fresh and never smothered in heavy sauces. The nightly deal specials are a little weak, but the food and service make up for it.

RE
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Verita. Their outdoor patio was so pleasant. As always, the food and service are superb. They always delight me with their vegan choices.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Special attention to our wedding anniversary included a quiet table and customized menu. Very enjoyable experience and the food was amazing!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super delicious Italian food, highly recommended:)

RT
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Main problem was not enough wait staff.
Loved the pasta with lobster & shrimp, did not like the date appetizer, & the chicken scallopini limone barely had any lemon & lacked garnish (a slice of lemon would be nice). Also a bit overpriced in our opinion, & we didn’t like the table setup—I don’t want to overhear the people at the next table.

MO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the interesting menu. Great food. Superior service.
We’ll be back on a regular basis.

j
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was a"10". From the Hostess to the food. The wait staff were friendly and knowledgeable. The food was amazing!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been to Verita several times since they opened and every time has been wonderful! Wendy and her staff continue to show their caring expertise each and every time! From their perfectly prepared dishes to their warm welcoming and care! We’ll continue to dine with Verita for years to come!

CG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another fantastic meal! This time we did the tasting with with wine pairing (first time) and it was quite the culinary experience.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

Lovely staff but didn’t love sitting so close to others . Also I was seated against the window on the bench and would have preferred a chair with a back. I sound old but am not.
I do think the menu is unique but expensive. I didn’t really love looking at the kitchen the whole time. I can certainly see why people love the restaurant, it’s just not my preference. Kudos to a female owner though!!

MM
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Verita, formerly Gaetano's, has been one of my favorite restaurants since the day it opened. Gourmet, not your typical red sauce and pasta, is the best way to describe the food - other than delicious. The wines are excellent. And their weekly specials - no corkage fees on Monday when you bring your own - is an extraordinary value. We love the place which is why frequent it regularly.

RL
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Anniversary.

BS
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was friendly. Food and drinks were delicious.

SM
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is amazing. Try the italino gumbo. Best soup I've ever had! The whole experience was fantastic which is why we keep going back

SG
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian food that I have had in a long time. Service was also great. A little expensive but well worth the cost

PJ
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service. Have been coming here a few times a year for a while now. Nice to see that they are consistantly good with the food and service.

s
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first visit since the name change found the food even more amazing. We opted to eat upstairs and what a great space it is. The new menu has a ton of great options and we sampled the stuffed dates, amazing. They had an Italian Gumbo soup which was as good as it get. Everyone tried a different pasta(one gnocchi) and we all enjoyed every dish. This is a great restaurant in a very cool location in Downtown Batavia

CT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, musician on the outdoor terrace.
Always excellent food.

H
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just great. The owner Wendy is always there. The feel is very quaint and European!

K
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is wonderful!! Food is great! They have a beautiful outdoor seating area but on this visit the flies were really bad and we didn’t stay as long because they were bothering us so much. That was a bummer as I wanted desert!

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