Victory Italian

4.7
286 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. For private dining & events please email Erika Copening at ecopening@victoryitalian.com

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 286 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding. They even accommodated us when our open table reservation didn’t show up in their system right away thanks very much!

Victory Italian
Responded on November 9, 2020

Thank you for the 5-star review! Please join us again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Food was absolutely disgusting

Victory Italian
Responded on October 28, 2020

We are sorry to see you had a poor experience. Please reach out to us so that we can learn what the issue was and offer you the great dining experience that we are known for. Thank you.

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vipBARSL
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. Second time to this restaurant and it totally lived up to our expectations. Great variety on the menu, and the cheesy bread and warm marinara sauce are amazing. We asked for more:). I am already referring friends for their upcoming trip to Chicago. Thanks for making our dining adventure so wonderful! Oh yes and a great value, portions are very large (shareable) we like leftovers.

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SamB
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michelle was great. We had an amazing anniversary dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food was below average

Victory Italian
Responded on October 21, 2020

So sorry to hear about this. Please reach out so that we might be able to create a better experience for you.

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vipdeannak
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! Brick chicken was probably the best we have ever had!

Victory Italian
Responded on October 21, 2020

Thank you so much for the 5 stars and the great review! We all love the Brick Chicken also!! Please join us again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Food wasn’t as good as the last time I was there and the service was pretty slow. Server was very nice though!

Victory Italian
Responded on October 21, 2020

So sorry to hear this. Please reach out to us and let us know how we can do better.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great!

Victory Italian
Responded on October 11, 2020

Thank you for the 5-star review! So pleased that you enjoyed. Please join us again soon!

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StephanieU
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great old school Italian restaurant vibes. Super attentive service and great food. Highly recommend the spaghetti and meatballs!

Victory Italian
Responded on October 14, 2020

Thank you for the thoughtful review. So glad you enjoyed dining with us. We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very conscientious and concerned about our safety while dining. They closed one of the outside doors so that people would not walk behind me and put up a plexiglass divider as we were sitting near the hostess station.

Very well done on the spacing of the tables as well.

Victory Italian
Responded on October 11, 2020

Thank you so much for the 5-star review. Our customer's comfort and safety is very important to us, and a key part to making an enjoyable dining experience. We hope to see you again soon!

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vipSalvadorP
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, as usual and the service was also very good. Excellent place for a nice date

Victory Italian
Responded on October 14, 2020

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

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MarkS
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Casual atmosphere, with great service and upscale Italian dining. Victory!

Victory Italian
Responded on October 7, 2020

Mark, thank you so much for your kind review! Please join us again soon.

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Nav26
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always excellent, and the service is amazing everyone these is so kind.

Victory Italian
Responded on October 7, 2020

Thank you for the 5-star review. We appreciate your dining with us. Please join us again soon!

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NoraL
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Safe and very pleasant outdoors atmosphere with excellent service for a party of 4. Food was solid Italian American fare with generous portions.

Victory Italian
Responded on October 7, 2020

Nora, Thank you for the 5-star review. We are so happy to be able to provide you an enjoyable meal in a great atmosphere. Please join us again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside and it was a very nice experience, especially given COVID social distancing requirements.

Victory Italian
Responded on October 7, 2020

We are so glad that you were able to enjoy dining with us! Thank you for the 5-star review. We hope you join us again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Cute atmosphere, good food, good drinks. Kind of bummed because we chose outdoor seating and when we arrived they said they didn’t have any outdoor tables for us available. We were okay inside, it just was a gorgeous night out. We weren’t asked if we wanted a 2nd drink until after our meal came. Seemed like they were maybe understaffed? Overall, would go back!

Victory Italian
Responded on September 28, 2020

Thank you so much for the 5-star rating and your understanding. We hope you do join us again. We appreciate your dining with us!

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vipRcw818
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good, outstanding outside arrangements. Kayla is the best!

Victory Italian
Responded on September 28, 2020

Thank you so much for the great review! Glad to hear Kayla helped make your experience 5-stars. Please join us again soon!

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vipChgoEater
Chicago
52 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Portions are unnecessarily large. Quantity overrides quality. Shrimp dish is bland. Chicken dish is too oily.

Victory Italian
Responded on September 25, 2020

So sorry that your dining experience was not to your liking. We would love to try to make it better for you and we enjoy discussing menu items to find the perfect dish for every taste.

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Katie
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chicken parm was delicious and the outdoor seating vibe was great! Heat lamps really helped with the chillier weather.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Even with social distancing considerations we had a great meal. Chopped salad was huge, calamari and octopus appetizer delicious. Great birthday evening.

Victory Italian
Responded on September 13, 2020

Thank you very much for the 5-star review. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your birthday with us. Please dine with us again soon.

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vipMarkD
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an Italian gem. They have both inside and outside dining, and I chose inside high-top dining in the bar area. Besides several glasses of chardonnay, I had the chicken parm. It took up the entire plate and was wonderful.

Victory Italian
Responded on September 13, 2020

Mark, Thank you for the great 5-star review. Please join us again soon!

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vipManolisK
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience1

There was a girl drunk at another table without a mask that came and just sat at our table
I asked her to leave and she wouldn’t
I asked the manager and they were still there
They harass one every time they passed my table and even said I hope you die. Manager did nothing

Victory Italian
Responded on September 13, 2020

We are sorry to hear about this. Our manager had hoped that the situation was addressed. We sincerely try our very best to create a wonderful experience for all our customers.

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vipHothow1
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time here and it was delicious. I got a chicken giambotta that wasn’t on the menu but they made it for me. Also save room for the delicious homemade tiramisu.

Victory Italian
Responded on September 13, 2020

Thank you for your 5-star review. So glad you enjoyed the chicken giambotta, we love being able to find just the right dish to create the perfect dining experience! Please join us again soon.

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ReneeG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience1

I was celebrating a birthday on Sunday , August 30th. Honestly, my first intuition was to leave . There were to many dogs around and didn’t realize that this was a dog friendly restaurant. I’m thankful that we didn’t stay on the “patio”. The appetizers grilled calamari and Caesar salad wad okay . It was a disappointing dinner experience . We had the meat ravioli and lasagna . We were told the meat was beef . I’m not sure what it was because it didn’t look or taste like beef . We walked away very disappointed.

Victory Italian
Responded on September 13, 2020

We are sorry to hear that your experience was not to your liking. Please reach out to us so that we might create a better dining experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great ambiance!

Victory Italian
Responded on September 2, 2020

Thank you very much for the 5-star review. We hope to see you again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We ate at the bar. Peter, our bartender, was excellent. Friendly, timely, and very professional. Thanks Peter!

Victory Italian
Responded on August 18, 2020

Thank you for your kind review. We hope to see you again soon!

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vipRachel
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love victory. Such great food, drinks, servers & very dog friendly patio.

Victory Italian
Responded on August 18, 2020

Thank you for your 5-star review! We hope to see you and your pup soon!!

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JuliaL
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michelle is a lovely person and an excellent server. The linguini and clam
sauce is always delicious. The outdoor tables are spread far apart.

Victory Italian
Responded on August 18, 2020

Thank you so much for the lovely review. Please join us again soon!

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Liza
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, wonderful service (love Victor!).

Victory Italian
Responded on August 18, 2020

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

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JT33
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The restaurant seemed very packed with people, in a good way. Serves good food at reasonable prices. My only issue was the wait time for our food. Otherwise enjoyed our experience there, outside, and will return

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vipTravelnFood
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Ambience and service were great. Nice/quiet outdooor patio. Food execution could be improved....the pizza app was undercooked and the dough tasted like it was pre-made/frozen dough you could buy from the grocery store. The Sicilian salad was great - good portion and dressing was tasty.

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vipSamantha3
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Highly recommend!

Victory Italian
Responded on August 6, 2020

Thank you for your 5-star review. We hope to see you again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! Great staff!

Victory Italian
Responded on August 1, 2020

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

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RussellB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Thee staff were attentive and worked hard to get us an outside table on a busy Friday night.
Very generous portions, very good!!

Victory Italian
Responded on August 1, 2020

Thank you so much for the kind review. We are so glad to have been able to meet your request! Please join us again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely time at Victory Italian. Food is substantial and we over ordered a as it was y sons birthday. We ended up just eating the mussels and wedge salad and bring entrees home. 3 pieces of veal and lasagna that could easily feed two people. Delicious.

Victory Italian
Responded on August 1, 2020

We sincely hope you enjoyed your celebration!! Thank you for the kind review. Please join us again soon.

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vipDaveC
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The food is excellent, the service is very challenged. We have be dining at Victory Italian since it opened about 2 years ago. They have not gotten the service right since the beginning...

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Victory is my go to place. The people who work there are all very nice and they truly care about their customers and as an added bonus.. the food is delicious. :)

Victory Italian
Responded on July 15, 2020

Thank you for your thoughtful review. We are so happy that we can provide you with a wonderful dining experience. We look forward to you joining us again soon!

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vipPKnight11
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Victory always has the best food and service. They have been very accommodating to those practicing social distancing and the outside space is fantastic.

Victory Italian
Responded on July 14, 2020

Thank you for your wonderful 5-star review. We hope to see you again soon.

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vipSalvadorP
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with excellent food, large portions and a very nice outdoor environment with efficient service. The veal Milanese and the prosciutto pizza were very good and so was the shrimp de jingle appetizer

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our waiter, Jeff, is great! He always makes the Victory experience enjoyable.

FAQs

Victory Italian does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar, 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 4.7 stars by 286 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.