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 1013 People Are Saying
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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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
6 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
12 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
3 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
8 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
9 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!

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

Excellent dinner and service. We tried the grande tasting menu - well worth it but we could barely finish the last two courses. Will return again soon!

JP
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is truly at the top of a small list when it comes to my ranking of best restaurants in Chicago, and not just Italian restaurants (and I dine out frequently both for business and personally).
The menu looked very inviting and we were not disappointed. Two had the Chicken Scalloppini, one had the Rigatoni pasta and I had the Red Snapper special. Everyone raved about how delicious their dish was.
The portion sizes were quite large (even the salads) and with the superb taste provided excellent value. They provide delicious, and hot, bread with a terrific garlic and chick pea spread with your meal.
Our server, Christy, was very cheerful and helpful and did a wonderful job making sure our experience was top notch.
We are already planning our return trip and know what other dishes we want to order.

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

Food was incredible and ambience and personnel wonderful!

BB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is some of the best food in all of the Chicagoland area. We recommend the chef tasting!

P
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Tasting: The food was delicious; the courses were very large and not typically what one would expect at a tasting. A tasting for 1 would easily proved enough for 2 patrons. There was generally at least a 10 -15 minute wait between courses. The kitchen staff who is visible, was quite busy the entire time. The server was very polite and apologetic and was constantly picking up courses from the kitchen and delivering them throughout the restaurant and outside. It seemed Verita’ was short staffed. The server announced each item as well as the ingredients. It would have been helpful to have something in writing to see what was being served prior to ordering or when served. I will return hopefully during a less busy time but most likely would order from the menu rather than the tasting.

DJ
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took a couple I know for their first time. We were all very impressed with the tasty dishes, fine drinks and the beautiful evening on the patio. To top it off Scott Tipping was playing solo on the patio, taking requests and adding his special touch to an already delightful atmosphere. Looking forward to my next visit in the very near future.

t
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Always one of our favorites especially on a perfect summer evening.
While it’s not Veritas fault the ambience was affected by bad live music from the patio of a bar down the street.
Formerly Gaetano’s the gem of a restaurant in Batavia is still owned and operated by the (former) wife of the couple. Chef and many of the wait staff remain unchanged.

I strongly recommend supporting the local business and enjoying excellent dining.

LR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Quaint atmosphere, great food. Nice place for date night~

J
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We did the 3 course tasting menu. It was amazing! They even accommodated that I’m a vegetarian and my husband isn’t. The watermelon martini was also delicious. We sat outside and enjoyed live music. We can’t wait to come back.

GS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the finest restaurant. Food is superb. We have been here now three times and each time the food has been of the highest quality, prepared deliciously and presented exquisitely. Wendy Reed and her team are going an outstanding job. Obviously I cannot find enough superlative words to describe.

S
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Innovative cuisine in a fun lively atmosphere, great place to celebrate birthdays, special occasions, etc.
Loved the Brie appetizer as well as the mussels appetizer and the salads were great and unusual. The focaccia bread with herbs was incredible.
The bone in ribeye with special aging and accompanying sauces was out of this world. The pasta with seafood was one of our parties best ever and the beef rib dishes were incredible.
We had a birthday to celebrate and the tiramisu served in a flower pot was clever and delicious.
This restaurant has improved 150% in the past 6 months, whatever they’re doing it’s working

MI
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

As good as it as always been, don’t let the name change throw you! Amazing short rib & scallop entree and unbelievable calamari steak appetizer. The quality of the food never fails! Service was good too!!

M
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great martinis no short pours! Service is impeccable, friendly . Atmosphere makes us feel at home and comfortable! Excellent outside seating area. Verita is our go to place , it’s how we measure all other restaurants!!!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The owner is charming the place is charming and the food was Great!!

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