Victory Tap

4.7
628 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Our menu reflects the tradition of Chicago-style Italian cuisine, featuring Chef Joe Farina at the helm of the kitchen. Menu favorites start with Joe's Mama's Meatballs served with our house made ricotta cheese, you will find homemade pastas, mile high Lasagna, classic Parmesan dishes, and specialty Italian Classics and featuring Armand's pizza. The wine list is one to delight all palates offering several regions of Italy, California, and other global varietals.
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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 628 people are saying
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FredS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff, food and social distancing couldn't have been any better. This is a great spot in the South Loop!

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MKMKMK
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was outstanding as always. Thank you!

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vipBill
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had an excellent meal and will definitely be back. Unfortunately we were seated near a large family with small and very loud kids. The parents did not try to quiet them down. I know that is something the restaurant has no control over. It was just a shame that we and other diners around us were subjected to the distraction of that group.

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NadaM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful wonderful food. Great service! This place is amazing!

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Sonia
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food at Victory Tap is consistently excellent. The service is friendly and the ambience is really good. It's very noisy, not sure why people talk so loudly over dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girls night out

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LaurenR
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service never fails!

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BelindaD
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Calamari was soft not chewy and not heavily coated.
Horseradish crust could have been more tangy
Steak was cooked medium as requested
Chilean Sea Bass was good/tender/juicy but the sauce was too salty.
Drinks were good pours. Had to ask for a bit more SS for Whisky Sour. Tiramasu and Carrot cake were great.
All for reasonable cost.

Victory Tap
Responded on March 28, 2021

Belinda, thank you for your thoughtful review. We hope you join us again soon.

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viptzladybug
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is like eating at grandma's house. Service is kind and friendly. Neighborhood gem.

Victory Tap
Responded on March 28, 2021

Thank you so much for your kind review. Please join us again soon!

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JoeO
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, great drinks, appetizers, meal, and dessert were fantastic. Highly recommend.

Victory Tap
Responded on March 18, 2021

Joe, thank you for the wonderful recommendation and the great review. We appreciate your choosing to dine with us!

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JanetC
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic as always. Food, wine, service all top notch. Thank you Victory Tap.

Victory Tap
Responded on March 18, 2021

Janet, thank you so much for the wonderful 5-star review. We appreciate your choosing to dine with us. Please join us again soon!

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Court
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service. Will definitely be coming back!

Victory Tap
Responded on March 9, 2021

Thank you for the great review, Court. We look forward to you joining us again soon!

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vipLucyW
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always perfect from staff to food to management. The best in the SLoop!

Victory Tap
Responded on March 9, 2021

Thank you, Lucy, for your kind review. We appreciate your choosing Victory. We hope to see you again soon!

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LillianF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Victory Service Lisa especially is great! Food was great and environment was amazing.

Victory Tap
Responded on March 9, 2021

Lillian, thank you for the wonderful 5-star review. We hope you join us again soon!

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MikeW
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great food, great vibe, but our food took over 45 mins to come out and we got pretty simple food to make and it wasn’t that full there. Staff was still very nice so 4/5 stars.

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HenryR
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

The kitchen was understaffed and disorganized. Grubhub and other services were the priority. We waited over an hour for appetizers and soup. Our waitress was very attentive and this clearly wasn't her fault. When we finally got our entrees, two and half hours later, the food was overcooked, bland, and not edible. The comped some of the bill, but whole evening was ruined. He had paid for 2.5 hours of parking and as a result came out to a ticket as a result of the whole evening. It would not be somewhere that I would give a second chance based on all factors.

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vipSteve
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and service. Everything we ordered was fantastic.

Victory Tap
Responded on March 9, 2021

Steve, thank you so much for the great 5-star review. Please join us again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Expectacular service and great food

Victory Tap
Responded on March 9, 2021

Thank you for your 5-star rating and kind words! Please join us again soon!

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vipBobRoll
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Pork Chop Calabrese is to die for and it's two meals......Thanks, Bobby for great service!

Victory Tap
Responded on March 1, 2021

Thank you for dining with us and for your kind 5-star review. Please join us again soon!

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vipBill
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Sunday funday go to! Great food, great specials, best service from Lisa always!!

Victory Tap
Responded on February 25, 2021

Thanks Bill, glad to be your "go to"!! We appreciate you choosing to spend Sundays with us!! We hope to see you again soon.

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OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing!! Overcooked my ribeye but put another one on the grill right away.

Victory Tap
Responded on February 25, 2021

Thank you for your 5-star rating and understanding. So sorry there was an error, we appreciate that you gave us a chance to make things right for you! Please join us again soon!

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vipBobRoll
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food in a cozy place.....Ask for Lisa for the full Chicago experience!

Victory Tap
Responded on February 25, 2021

Thank you so much for your wonderful 5-star review. Please join us again soon.

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vipTeriS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing. Best meatball salad I've ever had. It's my new favorite place in the South Loop!

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Diana
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, atmosphere and I felt safe with the CoVid restrictions. Great value for the price. Only down side was I got the wrong check but it was quickly corrected.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

This didn’t feel covid safe.

Victory Tap
Responded on February 18, 2021

Thank you for your 5-star rating. We are sorry if at any point you felt uncomfortable. Please always bring to our attention if you ever need anything and we will always do our very best to accomodate. We appreciate your dining with us.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Food was left out next to our table for ten minutes before we were served. It was cold even when reheated. Service was slow and was inattentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Had a 2 hour dinner, and most of it was spent just trying to get a servers attention. Ate dinner with only water because our drinks kept getting messed up and at the end when they were going to “fix” them no body ever came back with any drinks so it was just easier to stick to water.

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ACHICAGO
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first dinner date since early 2020! Thank you for maintaining good service and responsible social distancing during this difficult time. Our first visit to Victory Tap and we will definitely be returning and recommending your restaurants. The grigliato misto was excellent!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great experience servers definitely earned their tip food was great compliments to the chef

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MelissaS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A nice surprise! Have walked by Victory many times, didn't know it was such a great restaurant. Super service, great food, nice atmosphere. Definitely will be going back.

Victory Tap
Responded on February 18, 2021

Thank you for choosing to give us a try. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us. We hope to see you again very soon!!

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JameMo
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nothing bad to say about restaurant but nothing great to say either. Good place to eat.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience5

*VICTOR Our waiter did an AMAZING job w/ this night, They were overbooked and short staffed , once we finally got seated victor took care of us . S/0 TO VICTOR !!!!!! 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

Victory Tap
Responded on February 22, 2021

We are so sorry that your experience was only 2-stars. We are very glad though that Victor did an amazing job!! Please let us know more about your experience so that we may do better. We truly appreciate your choosing to dine with us. All the best.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Service was incredibly slow. We didn’t get our salad till after the main arrived. Food was warm not hot

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vipMaryC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

its was great but when we went to leave we could hardly get out because of all the people waiting. did not seem to be following the covid rules!

Victory Tap
Responded on February 18, 2021

We are sincerely sorry if you felt uncomfortable. We do our best to maintain covid compliance and create a wonderful experience for our guests. We truly appreciate your choosing to dine with us.

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vipramin
Chicago
63 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Valentines dinner with my beautiful bride.

A classic old school Italian restaurant with great food, a friendly and accommodating staff. The place was packed and lively with an energetic vibe.
Joking around with our server I asked how can an Italian place not have puttanesca sauce on their menu and to my delight she responded “we can make it for you just tell me how you like it”. What a beautiful thing
So I had the Salmon puttanesca over spaghetti extra spicy for good measure. My bride had her usual standby, the chicken parm. The food was excellent the drinks were good and the service was friendly and relaxed. They don’t rush you and give you time to enjoy the experience

We will be back.

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itsthecrooner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were first timers and Victory Tap had come highly recommended. Not only from personal friends but, based on reviews. Our waitress was great, helpful, informative and upbeat. I am sorry I don't recall her name. The roasted brussel sprouts we ordered were left off of the delivered order and it was a nice touch that they were delivered relatively quickly by the gentleman who appeared to be the manager or host. We were also greeted during dinner by Nicole who shared her role with the restaurant and how long she had been associated but, those details escape me. She was also kind and friendly. The night ended with the wonderful surprise of tiramisu. Not sure if it was because it was the day before Valentines Day, because of the delayed brussel sprouts or just a kind gesture but, it was perfect and greatly appreciated. The only part of the night that wasn't perfect was one of the waiters who was serving the table next to ours consistently wore his mask under his nose. Stocky, bald, louder fellow who seemed very attentive to the tables he served but, we felt it dumb luck that the one server who was not wearing his mask properly would be serving the table next to ours.

Ultimately, we left there very pleased with the first time experience and knew without question, we would be back!!

Victory Tap
Responded on February 18, 2021

Thank you for much for choosing to spend the evening with us. We enjoy providing a great dining experience. We are so sorry that the mask was an issue and we will review all of our staff the importance of a properly fittling mask. Thank you for the thoughtful review. We do hope you will join us again soon!

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vipLucyW
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always our favorite place!

Victory Tap
Responded on February 14, 2021

Lucy, thank you so much for the 5-star review. We hope you join us again soon.

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vipRAS1970
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall2food4service4ambience2

Too many people at the bar and some tables were too close together for where we are at with COVID 19

Victory Tap
Responded on February 9, 2021

So sorry that you felt that way. We try to do our very best to create an enjoyable, COVID compliant space. If you ever feel uncomfortable please bring it to our attention and we will do all we can. We appreciate your business and want all our guests to enjoy their time with us.

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vipMicheleM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything there!

Victory Tap
Responded on February 9, 2021

Thank you so much! Please join us again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We were in upstairs room and expected to be downstairs. In future we will make it clear.

Victory Tap
Responded on February 9, 2021

So sorry about any confusion. Please let us know and we will always do our best to accomodate your needs. Thank you for the kind 5-star rating. We hope we see you again soon.

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FAQs

Victory Tap does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Victory Tap also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 566-9300.

Victory Tap is rated 4.7 stars by 628 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.