Victory Italian - Oak Park

4.4
18 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Now in Oak Park! 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 many other of Chef Joe's classic that have wowwed Chicago for decades! 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. Our Oak Park location showcases a beautiful wrap around bar perfect to invite friends to watch a game while enjoying one of our many craft beers or signature cocktails. 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 18 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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LeslieL
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time out after Covid vaccination

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vipNiceAdditionToTown
Chicago
54 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It was a birthday dinner, which was stated on the reservation. We were greeted when we entered, and the hostess & manager commented on the birthday. Unfortunately, the waiter never acknowledged it and we should have mentioned it. Dinner was very nice. Like most places, it seems that they are still working to get a full wait staff up and running? But our waiter did a good job, he just wasn't tuned into the point that it was a birthday.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience3

This place was bustling on a Friday night at 5pm: bar full and tables full by 6pm. If you want social distancing you will not be able maintain a 6 ft distance if you sit at the bar—but the tables are more than adequately distanced. The music (Sinatra etc) was a bit loud but as the place filled you did couldn’t hear it over the crowd noise. Everything is all carte and overall pricey for the value.
Service was excellent—spot on —at times there were almost too many people helping our server (which is better than no help any day).
Food: appetizer-(octopus puttanesca) was outstanding; bread/focaccia delicious. Given the great start, we were underwhelmed by the eggplant parm and the chicken eggplant parm—there was nothing inherently wrong with them but they were very bland, and had so much cheese you had to take small bites not to choke on it. The marinara served on the side of rigatoni (why extra pasta is served with a pasta dish has always been a mystery to me) was way more flavorful than the eggplant dishes. One of us had the radiatori ala Vodka -he loved it. Portions are huge.

Victory Italian - Oak Park
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for your thoughtful review. We appreciate your choosing to dine with us. We hope you join us again!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Very good food, fun vibe in the place. Border line noisy. Like the clear separators. A little pricey but worth it. Service was good. Definitely would go back.

Victory Italian - Oak Park
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for your kind review and for choosing to dine with us! We hope you join us again soon!

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threetogo
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food. Experienced, impeccable service. We will be back

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RobertM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Victory Italian was a terrific dining experience. The staff was informed, efficient and helpful. The menus is a perfect length with appropriate variety. There are several items I would go back and try moving forward.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was poor and some of the staff were rude. Hopefully will improve as this place just opened two weeks ago.

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MadeleineH
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

I'll cut them some slack since they just opened, but the service was at a glacial pace (and we were there on a Monday early evening). Also it doesn't bode well when a restaurant is out of items at the beginning of dinner service. That being said, the food we did order was very good. For the area, I think the price point is a little high on the pasta, and a somewhat high on the other main entrees.

Victory Italian - Oak Park
Responded 3 days ago

Madeline, we want to thank you for choosing to dine with us. We are so sorry that the service was lacking, we appreciate your understanding but all our guests deserve the best possible service at all times. We hope you will join us again.

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vipdooley139
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

It started out with the knife being dirty and instead of giving me a new one he polished it on his apron when he thought I wasn’t looking and gave it back
My husband‘s meal was mediocre.
I ordered the eggplant Parmesan and it tasted like soap.
Pasta was not al dente it was not cooked.
Never ever going back

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

The pasta dishes were very greasy- food came out slowly. Wrong dish was brought out...

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Nick
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Simply...we will return and bring friends! 50 Character minimum for review.☺

Victory Italian - Oak Park
Responded on April 27, 2021

Thank you for choosing to dine with us and for your 50 character, 5-star review. Hope to see you soon!

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Etienne
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Off to a good start. I hope you are very successful.

Victory Italian - Oak Park
Responded on April 27, 2021

Thank you for your good wishes and kind review! Please join us again soon!

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vipJcole
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Victory Italian Oak Park for the first time for a family member's birthday.

We had a great time, the food was delicious and there was a nice drink list. You feel like you are in a throwback Italian restaurant. We had the mussels, salmon special, orecchiette w/sausage & pees, meat ravioli and pappardelle bolognese.

The restaurant has great distancing and barriers to keep diners safe and all the staff were wearing proper face coverings.

Victory Italian - Oak Park
Responded on April 27, 2021

Thank you so much for your kind 5-star review. We appreciate your choosing to spend a special day with us! Please join us again soon.

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vipTracey
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been waiting for Victory Italian to open. It did not disappoint! The food was delicious! Wine and Prosecco was great. Service was excellent. We ate at the bar. Michael our bartender/waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu and drinks. Definitely coming back!

Victory Italian - Oak Park
Responded on April 27, 2021

Tracey, thank you for dining with us and for your great 5-star review. Please join us again soon!

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vipOPfoodie
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Disappointing new restaurant in OP which cannot compare in quality to existing Italian restaurants in town...the first thing that hits you when you walk in is the music -oldies tunes amped way too loud for dining! Bar scene vibe with but "fine dining" pretensions. Restaurant seating is dark and sterile and menu is old-school Italo-American - not authentic, any more than the name...if you claim to be an Italian restaurant, at least choose an Italian name. Food quite good but over-priced and uninspired, especially the ho-hum pasta dishes. Featured cocktail was sour and poorly crafted. Victory was definitely NOT...

Victory Italian - Oak Park
Responded on April 19, 2021

We are terrible sorry that your experience with us was not would you would have liked it to be. We appreciate your choosing to give us a try and we take all comments in to consideration to best craft a dining experience to be enjoyed by all. We love to guide our guests to create the perfect experience to suit them, we would love if you gave us another try, please reach out to our GM Jason Wedner at any time.

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vipJohnk
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Just opened this week and they were on target without any hiccups! Portions are huge for appetizers, so did not have any room left for entrees...definitely will be back, as there were so many items on the menu I want to try. Restaurant had a 1940s - 1950s supper club feel to it..cozy space but can be a little loud...good value for the money and decent wine list

Victory Italian - Oak Park
Responded on April 19, 2021

Thank you for your wonderful 5-star review. We cannot wait to have you back to try it all. Thank you for choosing to dine with us!

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HSS802
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We had to wait a little while for our entrees but waiter was very communicative and gave us a free tiramisu dessert - the wait was worth it and the food, music, etc was very good. We will be back!

Victory Italian - Oak Park
Responded on April 19, 2021

Thank you for your kind words and patience with us on our first Friday night! We are so excited to be open here in Oak Park! Please join us again soon1

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ChrisD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Victory was hitting on all cylinders on their first night open. Food was excellent and the ambience was great. Terrific music.

Service was extremely polite with nice touch from the manager - a couple of hiccups but nothing that won’t shake out once they have been open a while.

We will be going back with the whole family soon.

Victory Italian - Oak Park
Responded on April 19, 2021

Thank you so much for the thoughtful review. We are excited to be open here in Oak Park. We are so pleased that you will be back with the whole family.

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FAQs

Victory Italian - Oak Park offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (708) 434-5766.

Victory Italian - Oak Park is rated 4.4 stars by 18 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.