Victory Italian

4.6
410 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Located in River North, Victory Italian features Chef Joe Farina's authentic Italian Cuisine. While the menu boasts of Joe's Mama's Meatballs, you will find fresh made pastas, home-made ciabatta garlic bread, and specialty pizza from Armand's Pizzeria, including a 3-foot long pie! The wine list is one to delight all palates offering several regions of Italy, many appellations of California and a well balanced mix of global varietals. You will dine in a space filled with Old-World sophistication, black and white photos of familiar faces and quintessential Chicago Style. Invite friends to watch a game while sitting along our elegant marble bar enjoying one of our many craft beers. Happy Hour is Monday-Friday - 3pm - 6pm with classic offerings such as Old Fashioneds, Negronis, and Martinis. Perfect for romantic dinners, social gatherings, business, or a night out on the town.

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
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 410 people are saying
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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HerbS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience3

This is at least 4 visit, so we enjoy the location and ambiance. Yesterday we was disturb with dog barking throughout our visit. This was a first given previous experience with dogs at the outside patio.

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Bp562hs
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience overall. Loved grilled calamari. Very different and tasty.

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vipTWIGGY
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

THE BEST ITALIAN DINNER I HAVE EVER HAD. I HAD THE LASAUGNA AND THE MINESTONE SOUP. BOTH WERE THE BEST I HAVE EVER HAD.

Victory Italian
Responded on July 26, 2021

Thank you so much for your 5-star review. We are so glad you enjoyed!!! Please join us again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and good service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was excellent and manager did us a huge favor!

Victory Italian
Responded on July 25, 2021

We are so pleased that we were able to provide what you needed. Thank you for dining with us. Please join us again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great spot.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patrick, our waiter, was fabulous and food was great! My guests hadn’t been before and loved.

Victory Italian
Responded on July 25, 2021

Thank you for your lovely 5-star review. Please join us again soon.

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vipFrank
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and really enjoyed both food and service, we’ll be back!

Victory Italian
Responded on July 25, 2021

Thank you for choosing to dine with us and for your kind review. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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DaliaN
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and incredible wine selection. It’s the spot to go for my family on special occasions now.

Victory Italian
Responded on July 25, 2021

Dalia, we love being your go to spot!! Thank you so much for choosing to dine with us. We look forward to you joining us again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great time!

Victory Italian
Responded on July 25, 2021

So glad you had a great time!! Thank you for your 5-star rating. Please join us again soon.

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AEBK
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Went there to celebrate a birthday! Everything was so great!

Victory Italian
Responded on July 25, 2021

Happy belated birthday!! Thank you for choosing to celebrate with us. We hope to see you again soon.

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morrisk
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious
Service was exceptional
Ambience just what we thought
They could not have been nicer
will be back

Victory Italian
Responded on July 26, 2021

Morris, thank you for your very nice 5-star review. We appreciate your choosing to dine with us and look forward to your joining us again soon!

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Chris
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Well, i would say awesome, because I love this place, but it wasn't so awesome this time. Bread, OMG awesome!!, food was only warm,(should have been hotter) but still very good. We had the same experience with this server, (who is good, but I think is handling to many tables to be effective). It was a long stay, when you have to get up from the table and stretch your legs, its too long. We sat down at 7:20 and left around 9:30, we ordered a cappuccino and desert, wanted the cappuccino with desert, it never showed up. I would go back, but a little faster service would be better. Everyone, this is a fantastic place to eat, they had an off night.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time their, came into Chicago for the weekend. Perfect place for a friendly outing

Victory Italian
Responded on July 26, 2021

Thank you for your kind 5-star review. Please join us again when you are in town!

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Quest
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For those looking for elegant and traditional Italian food from Italy, you have found the right place. From the open window door tables to the photos on the wall, to the amazing Italian dishes, this place is amazing!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Dinner was great. The food was really good. The server was just attentive enough!!! The noise level inside was loud so the outdoor dining was the perfect option.

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RachelS
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Portions were huge but everything was delicious! Highly recommend the meatballs

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My mom’s 91st birthday..

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vipjudy
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pizza and brick chicken is delicious. Staff is friendly.
And I have recommended Victory to many firiends.

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Suzee53
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a hidden gem. Excellent Cocktails and a lovely wine list. We really enjoyed our food. Victory Italian has beautiful pasta as well as delicious meat and seafood. I will be going back, soon!

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vipBHDorsey
Chicago
65 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this spot! We've only ever ordered take-out but decided we'd walk over and sit outside with our dog on the. So happy we did! The meat ravioli in vodka sauce is my favorite item on the menu!

Victory Italian
Responded on July 6, 2021

Thank you for the wonderful review and recommendation. We are so glad you were able to enjoy our patio with your pup! Please join us again soon.

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vipkikitravels
Chicago
53 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service and great food. Highly recommend.

Victory Italian
Responded on July 6, 2021

Thank you for choosing to dine with us. We appreciate your kind recommendation. Please join us again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Everything was wonderful. Staff, cocktails, food were terrific. At this price point, I would expect some kind of dress code, but there were others in shorts and flip flops. Even though it was a regular dinner night with my husband (and we dressed appropriately), it kind of ruins the elegance.

Victory Italian
Responded on July 6, 2021

Thank you for dining with us. We appreciate your joining us!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the second time that I’ve been to this restaurant and it is the best Italian food I’ve ever had! Everyone is very professional, kind and efficient. Highly recommend.

Victory Italian
Responded on July 6, 2021

Thank you so much for the 5-stars and for the lovely review. We appreciate your choosing to dine with us!

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MarioA
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carlos was excellent!!’ Food was delicious as usual

Victory Italian
Responded on July 6, 2021

Thank you so much for your 5-star review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your time with us. Please join us again soon.

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vipNicoleD
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Love the space and bar area

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vipMarkK
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding neighborhood Italian spot!! Both the food and the service are always top notch. Highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Cocktails and garlic bread were good, both pastas we ordered were bland, normally I’m one to not grab the salt so if think it tasted bland that definitely means it really was.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

get da cheese ravioli!

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vipIlyseL
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The food is always good. Great neighborhood restaurant.

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vipRushed
Chicago
52 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was great and was service. The only problem is we asked the waiter to let us know when our time was up/ someone was there for the table. He told us we needed to get up but no-one took our table for at least the 45 minutes we hung around talking. We would have had coffee, maybe desert but either way, if the table isn't needed it doesn't seem right that we were asked to leave unnecessarily.

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vipSpecial
Las Vegas
42 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent
Great flavors and great selection
The clams oreganata were amazing

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Our food was very good. I would recommend having someone order a pasta and someone else order a protein dish and sharing. Only drawback was service was slow, go on a night when you can spend two hours with friends!

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Dawnc
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really love this place! The pasta is some of the best I've had in the city. The staff really make it a great dining experience.

Victory Italian
Responded on June 7, 2021

Thank you so much for your compliments and for choosing to dine with us. Please join us again soon!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I sat at the bar and received excellent service from George and Peter. They were both very personable and attentive! I’m so glad we decided to come. The food was absolutely amazing and the drinks were perfect! Can’t wait to come back again (:

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SharonB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

I’ve dined at this restaurant several times In the past, but this more recent experience was less than enjoyable. We waited for our server to take our orders for a very long time, and when our Appetizers came out they were very tasty but our waiter didn’t return for quite some time to take our Entrée order! The noise factor was quite elevated and made it hard to have comfortable conversation at the table.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were both amazing. They went above and beyond in taking care of us on our Anniversary!! Can’t wait to go back!

Victory Italian
Responded on June 7, 2021

Thank you so much for choosing to spend your Anniversary with us. We appreciate your kind words. We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

We were meeting friends from out of town who we had not seen for years. It was way too loud (even the millennials with us said so) and crowded, wait staff were overwhelmed, their masks half off their faces, food and wines choices that were on the menu were not available, and when the food finally arrived it sat on the service table two feet from us waiting for the waitress to serve it ... and getting cold. We literally had to get up after a while and start taking it to the table for them to notice. They ended up discounting our bill and lots of apologies... but unfortunately that couldn’t change the disappointing experience.

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vipChurchill
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really good food. Mussells, soft shell, Gnocchi great. Good wine menu is a value and we liked the atmosphere a lot. Service was a bit slow at times, but always friendly. I will go back again soon.

Victory Italian
Responded on June 7, 2021

Thank you for choosing to dine with us and for your thoughtful 5-star review. We apologize for any lapse in service and appreciate plan to come back and give us another try! We hope to see you soon!

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FAQs

Victory Italian does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Victory Italian also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 929-2850.

Victory Italian is rated 4.6 stars by 410 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.