Victory Italian

4.7
304 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 304 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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4.6
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vipSatisfiedSouthsider
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Carlos, our server, was great. I had asked for a recommendation for wine from the Tuscany reds and he suggested a good wine that wasn’t too expensive. He was very attentive. The food was good. I had the eggplant and chicken Palermo. I liked it a lot. The meatballs were good too for an appetizer. Whisky pours were much better than most places.

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Yoanna
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was such an amazing experience to eat dinner here. Additionally, people were so kind and very proper with everything.

Victory Italian
Responded 6 days ago

Yoanna, we are so happy that you spent your Valentine's Day with us. Thank you for your kind 5-star review. Please join us again soon!

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Please purchase more chicken, otherwise delicious

Victory Italian
Responded 6 days ago

We appreciate your choosing to dine with us, for your patience, and for your kind 5-star rating! Please visit us again soon for an evening plentiful with chicken. All the best.

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JosephW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service , great food and very elegant experience! Will definitely be back soon!

Victory Italian
Responded 6 days ago

Joseph, thank you for your kind review. We are glad your experience was elegant and delicious! We hope you join us again soon!

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gregN
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

service was great, food was outstanding, and large portions. Atmosphere was excellent.

Victory Italian
Responded 6 days ago

Greg, Thank you for the wonderful 5-star review! So glad you enjoyed! Please do join us again soon.

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vipCorey
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Ambiance was great for an intimate date night. Drinks were just ok, not worth the price. Dinner was good for the price. Service was very slow. Overall, it was ok and would likely not return.

Victory Italian
Responded 6 days ago

Corey, we are sad to see you are not planning to return. What can we do to improve your experience? We would like to appologize for any delays in service on the Valentine's weekend. We hope you will consider dining with us again. All the best to you and thank you.

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HeidiV
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn’t get into RPM Italian so thought we’d try this place. So glad we did! Fabulous dinner! Romantic ambiance. Wonderful waiter, Marcos. Excellent food. We had the sausage and peppers, chicken Parmesan, and margherita pizza. Will return!

Victory Italian
Responded 6 days ago

Heidi, Thank you so much for giving us a try. Your kind review means so much to us. Please join us again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food - great service

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aaron
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Would definitely return and very fairly prived

Victory Italian
Responded on February 14, 2021

We are so glad you enjoyed dining with us and appreciate the 5-star review. Please join us again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great experience!

Victory Italian
Responded 6 days ago

So glad it was great! Thank you for your 5-star rating. Please join us again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Accommodating and friendly service

Victory Italian
Responded on February 14, 2021

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

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vipEdGW
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!

Victory Italian
Responded on February 9, 2021

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

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MarissaG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marissa the server was amazing definitely would go back because of her amazing service and super nice!!

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BerthaW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time here and it is now my favorite Italian in the city. Great in so many aspects! Look forward to coming back.

Victory Italian
Responded on February 9, 2021

Betha, Thank you so much for choosing to dine with us and for the wonderful review. We hope to see you again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, very well balanced flavors!. Staff was very nice and very attentive to our table. I will definitely go back! I recommend the imported burrata and the chicken Milanese with arugula.

Victory Italian
Responded on February 9, 2021

Thank you for your 5-star review. So glad you enjoyed. We cannot wait for you to join us again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff

Victory Italian
Responded on February 3, 2021

Thank you for your kind comment and the 5-stars! We hope you join us again soon!

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vipRRSSFF
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Victory Italian offers delicious cuisine in a cozy atmosphere. Service is always impeccable. The large portion size offers a fantastic value.

Victory Italian
Responded on February 1, 2021

Thank you for the kind 5-star review. We appreciate your choosing to dine with us. We hope to see you again soon!

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KellyB
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We loved being out once again! It was the first night "Indoor Dining" was available. Management was awesome! Many thanks . . . we will be back the next time in Chicago!

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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
21 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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vipStephanieU
Chicago
2 reviews
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
16 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
30 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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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 304 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.