Viaggio Restaurant-Highland Park

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$30 and under
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Italian
An authentic Italian dining experience in Highland Park. We offer an elegant and charming dining experience that keeps guests coming back again and again. Our large menu of regional Italian pastas, meats and fishes is rounded out by a selection of salads, soups, and decadent desserts. Popular staples like Rigatoni with Braised Pork Gravy and Eggplant Parmesan are served alongside Executive Chef Nicolas Biscaglio’s signature interpretations of classic Italian dishes. We use only the highest quality ingredients to ensure a deliciously memorable experience! ​ As a hospitality-driven establishment, it’s our goal to make every guest that walks through the door feel like family. At Viaggio, we invite you to sit back, relax and enjoy! ​
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RH
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Viaggio is a very good dinner. Classic mostly red sauce Italian. Sauces are nicely seasoned. The
out door seating is good in season. In colder weather it can get very noisy inside. Portions are
generous both salad and entrees. They have desserts, but we are always too full.

MP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Great food but poor service. The restaurant was very understaffed; we had to ask the staff to place our order, get the check, etc. It’s a shame the service was so poor because the food is excellent (get the pork chop parmesan) I’ll be coming back to give it another try.

L
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service!

OT
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We sat outside which was lovely. All four of us enjoyed our meals a lot. Portions were huge and prices moderate highly recommend this restaurant

AG
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

We told the server we had concert tickets and getting the check and paying was awful. The food was generally good, but the special salad was smeared with cream and the mushroom ravioli made with goat cheese. The write talked about the types of mushroom.

KJ
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

This is a terrific Ravinia go-to place and FAR better than the places at that venue. And just a hop, skip and a jump away.

Best entree was Nana’s Gravy - penne with fabulous beef, tomato and ricotta cheese sauce. I’d get that again for sure!

L
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service!

MS
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food! Good portions. Amazing meatballs. Asked for the cavatelli with vodka sauce which isn’t what it typically comes with. Sensational!

b
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Lousy food. Rude servers. Stay away from this restaurant.

BB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Authentic Italian with several menus options not commonly found. Outdoor seating available as well as two, four and six-top seating inside.

f
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

v
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

."I love the relaxed feel of this place –eating outside was fantastic. I definitely would return to try more dishes.

b
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fabulous! Loved their sauteed peppers with warm bread! Definitely will go back again soon.

C
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pleasant Local Restaurant.

We had grilled calamari which was excellent. Orecchiette was very good. My wife had Chicken limone & it was also very good.

Nice place to go before Ravinia too.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Decent entrees. Average appetizers.

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

Second time there this summer. Sat on the patio both times. Excellent ambiance, attentive service. One minor slip up when they brought the wrong entre to my date, but in less than 5 minutes they found the right one and brought it to the table with apologies from manager/owner and offer of drinks or dessert on the house. Food is excellent, if a bit pricy for chicken and fish.

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

Food was very good. Wine was good. The tables inside were nicely separated

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

Nice meal. Friendly service. Close to Ravinia. Overall great experience before heading to concert at Ravinia. Would recommend.

MP
Adelaide / SA
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner was delightful. The entrees were full of flavor and perfect texture. The 8-finger cavatelli was perfect, as was the orecchiette. Have dined here on several occasions. The welcoming atmosphere is a breath of fresh air.

OT
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Expensive for no taste food and minimal service. Four diners, four tasteless over cooked meals. Will not go back.

TS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Just a nice date night with my husband. Service was nice, just present enough to check on you, but not overbearing. Great advice on dish selection for my husband and a pleasant surprise of the roasted peppers that come with the bread as a complimentary appetizer. Nice selection of dishes and a few specials to boot. Definitely be back soon.

JO
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Food started out good. The fried peppers in olive oil, provide gratis, was tasty as was the bread. The calamari was good (although served with bottled cocktail sauce rather than traditional house Italian red sauce). My eggplant Parmesan was burned before being layered in sauce and cheese to the point the burnt toast flavor dominated. I rarely do so, but had to send the dish back and ordered Lasagna. It was terrible. The meat layers were too thick, lacked texture, dry and tasteless. I didn't send it back but ate only a few bites. I ordered cannoli for desert. The waiter said they made the filling in-house, but purchased the shells. The filling was very good but the shells had a stale packaging taste. I ordered a double espresso and asked that it be served with the cannoli. It arrived cold well after the cannoli. It apparently had been made before the cannoli was served and sat on the bar. Finally, their selection of Scotch was limited to several high-end single malts and one premium blend (No Dewars).
The waiter seemed eager to serve and pleasant, but appeared a bit overwhelmed and puzzled by the questions our party had about the menu.

OE
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We were greeted warmly by the hostess; the server was also friendly and welcoming. The food was very good; the veal marsala was very tasty and the veal was cooked perfectly (i.e., not overcooked). Dessert did not disappoint; the salted caramel gelato was awesome!

j
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Met old friends there. Dinner was yummy. Todd the owner is so nice.

BJ
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have a great meal and it remains our “go to” restaurant for excellent Italian food.

L
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

KS
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Viaggio is always on point. The people working are super friendly and always very attentive! The food never disappoints. The pastas are always delicious and the meatball salad is to die for!!!! I will keep coming back!

RH
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This is a lovely Italian restaurant. The food is very good with the lasagna being outstanding. Their
limone and picata dishes are also very good. I'm sure other things on the menu are good also, but we
are in a bit of a rut although we try to not order the lasagna every time we dine there. It can get noisy in the cooler weather when everyone is inside , but in warmer weather the diners are both in and out and it's quieter. Nice wine list, too.

RI
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and excellent service. No need to say more.

a
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place service is great !!

M
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner was exceptional. The meatball salad was the best I’ve ever had at any Italian restaurant in the city and the burbs. Our waitress Julie was very attentive and very personable without being overly present. Todd, The owner was friendly and very concerned that we were happy with our choices. The drinks were generous. We sat outside on the patio and couldn’t Have asked for a more positive eating experience on a summers night, I can’t wait to go back!!

M
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

We ate outside. The space needs daily after-hours cleaning and straightening. The restaurant was busy, so discarded trays and used tableware need immediate clearing. Excellent service. Server was friendly, helpful and positive. Bussers were busy...more were needed.

OT
Chicago
54 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

Really liked the flat bread but entrees were just NOT good. Had the chicken parm and chicken was not fresh at all and tasted old and funky. One bite and I was done. My partner had the beet salad with honeyed ricotta. Now how do you F up salad you ask? Well this place certainly did! The plate came like they took arugula that fell on the floor and put it back on the plate. What a mess! The honeyed ricotta looked like regurgitated cottage cheese it was disgusting. Um no we will Not be back thank you very much!

IS
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed it enough that we are going back this evening with our former high school group who we still see 50 yrs later. See you tonight!

K
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Wonderful host/owners who greeted us. We dined outside that night; comfortable tables, great service and delicious food. We will definitely be back.

1
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My friends and I dined at Viaggio's Highland Park on Saturday before attend a Ravinia show. We dined as soon as the restaurant opened so it was quiet and service was attentive, friendly and, best for us, prompt.

We devoured the warm bread served as we were awaiting our orders. One friend had the veal limone, which she enjoyed, but she had to ask for the cauliflower side that came with the entree. My other friend had Nana's gravy, a pasta dish with a meat sauce. It was OK. I'm a dairy-free pescatarian, but the fish entrees were prepared with butter or served in a cream sauce. I ordered the fried calamari. It was delicious. We shared two orders of cake - coconut yellow cake and chocolate. Devine.

L
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We celebrated a friend’s birthday there. We had a wonderful time! Both the food and service was outstanding!

c
Chicago
175 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Want to kick back, relax and dine before going to Ravinia this is the place. Park for free, dine in or out. Fine white linen tablecloths, great service and food. Been stuck in that traffic before so there is nothing more soothing than being 4 blocks away and having a great meal and cocktails.

j
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gets better all the time. Awesome food and service, scampi are incredible.

CM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We all enjoyed everything we ordered and the service was great! We’ll definitely be back. Delicious!

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