Victory Tap

4.7
687 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 687 people are saying
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4.6
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDowntownDiner
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We used to love Victory Tap and thought it was one of the best Italian restaurants 8n Chicago. But since the city reopened, their food has gone from outstanding to just OK. It seems like they're using lower quality ingredients these days. I had ravioli with vodka sauce, which used to be one of my favorites. But this time it tasted just generic.

Thankfully, the service and ambiance remain outstanding.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best in the city !

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foodcrazy
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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GabbiE
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was amazing! Victor, our server, was great and all of the staff was so kind and welcoming! Definitely will be returning!

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Adrienne
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Celebrated my dear friends 🥳 Birthday! It was a great meal & a great time.

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dawna
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our server was very busy, needed more help. Our salad never made it to the table, my sisters dish was suppose to have butter sage sauce, mine butter wine, both looked and tasted like thickened chicken broth. Our food was brought out on a tray and placed by our table, after a couple minutes I served us so the food would not get cold and people were walking by the tray. Drinks were good. More serving help and better sauce on the delicious food would have made this a great dining experience.

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vipleah6
Chicago
49 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great neighborhood spot. Friendly place with great food.

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Beedo
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience1

For "fine dining" it was an awful lot like a bar. If I wanted to hear people yelling and screaming, I would've just gone to the bar a few streets down. Food was okay. Overpriced and my steak was severely overcooked.

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vipkathya
Chicago
231 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding and so was the service. Great Italian restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First date great place! Food excellent service great she loved it all!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service and food was excellent. Lisa gave a wonderful wine recommendation as well.

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FrenchieEm
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We are so happy to be able to dine out again, and Victory Tap does not disappoint. Every dish we've tried has been absolutely delicious! It's a great neighborhood spot for the South Loop, and the Italian cuisine is second to none. We loved the octopus appetizer, the lobster ravioli, the linguine with clam in spicy tomato sauce, and the gnocchi with sausage and peas. Everyone is friendly and helpful. Loved it!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always my favorite spot but last two visits restaurant has been warm. Needs AC on high and or windows open for a breeze

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vipStevenS
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for my birthday. It was great!

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KeithJ
St. Louis
19 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Too noisy for my taste. Music playing, loud crowd, TV; add some sound dampening.

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vipSheryl
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lisa is awesome!

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LisaF
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food and service are worthy of nicer table settings.

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PatrickW
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Victory is great place for dinner or just stopping in fir a drink. Friendly staff.

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vipDoctorB
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience1

I was disappointed by Victory Tap b/c a friend had said they really love it, but they had only ordered takeout. Being in there was not my cup of tea. If you like it so loud you can barely hear the person across from you, then you'll be OK with it; I was not. I go out to dinner for good food (which they had), good service (which it was) and quality conversation (which was impossible).
I was also frustrated that our 7:30 reservation was not available when we arrived. But whatever - we got a drink at the bar and waited. At 7:50, when the host 2 feet away hadn't called us yet, I checked in. They had basically forgotten that we were waiting. No apology was offered.
And finally, they don't allow substitutions. I wanted broccolini rather than pasta as my side. They were going to charge me $8 for that switch. Maybe the $42 seabass special should have alerted me, but I thought it was ridiculous and changed my order.
Bottom line, we enjoyed the food and wine, but we got out of there asap, and I will not be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent entrees, awesome huge Caesar salad. Try the Chianti Classic too.

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vipNatP
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always amazing service, delicious authentic food and energetic vibe.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first baby time of many . The food is Stellar

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Table was cleared when we got up to go to the bathroom

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Looper69
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great food, service, & vibe. Victory Tap has plenty of choices on the menu without overkill. Started with the sausage & peppers. GREAT SAUSAGE. Everyone loved their entrees, along with a couple bottles of wine. Nice crowd, attentive staff.
Oh yeah, Nana's Gravy, for all of you missing Bionda's.
We'll be back soon.

Victory Tap
Responded on June 7, 2021

Thank you so much for your thoughtful review. We are so glad that you enjoyed our food and your time with us! We look forward to your joining us again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, wine and service. Will definitely return.

Victory Tap
Responded on June 2, 2021

Thank you so much for your kind 5-star review. We look forward to you joining us again soon.

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Chris
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome!! Will definitely come back again

Victory Tap
Responded on June 2, 2021

Chris, thank you for your kind 5-star review. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great neighborhood spot! The food is great, the service is fantastic. If you can snag an outside table, even better! We’ll be back!

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SaraJS
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food was just alright, service lacked. Great prices for wine though!

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Chris
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One word. Awesome!! That’s it.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience1

Way too loud inside.

Victory Tap
Responded on June 2, 2021

We are so sorry about the volume. Please let us know when ever you would like quieter seating and we will do our best accomodate. Thank you for dining with us!

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LauraW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want good Italian, this is the place! I've tried almost all the items on their menu over the past few years and I never had a bad or mediocre meal! My go to favorites are the clams, grigliato misto and eggplant parmigiana and a new favorite, Eggplant and Chicken Salerno. The meatballs are boulders and great side to anything but one of my favorites lunches is when it's accompanying Momma's Sunday Salad. Pizza Margerita is my favorite, they have many kinds, but I usually don't share, I get the appetizer (Nova) pizzas. The service is attentive without being annoying, they are on their game and never have to look for them, they keep your glasses full and they're always friendly. Love this place!

Victory Tap
Responded on June 2, 2021

Laura, thank you so very much for your kind review. We appreciate your choosing to dine with us. We look forward to you joining us again soon.

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PhilL
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening, great food, Victor was our waiter and he was amazing, he made great food suggestions and really did us right. Great to be out and highly recommend this spot. Perfect.

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StevenGK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I eat at VT at least once a week- that should say it all

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PamelaM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The food was great! Parking in the area is difficult.

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vipDanaA
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for dinner with a couple friends for a birthday. Server was new and he was great, as was the food ordered (Lasagna, ravioli and Greek Salad)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jaime is the best bartender! Great service and food as always

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vipmshea
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great service and great food!

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Monnie
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This Mother’s Day was my 1st one without my mom. I decided to have brunch with a few friends of mine to help lift my spirit. I found Victory Tap on Opentable and after reading the reviews made the decision to dine here. I was NOT disappointed! The reviews were wonderfully correct. From our waitress to the ambience to the food it was PHENOMENAL! We thoroughly enjoyed our time there and we’re already looking forward to coming back. You won’t be disappointed! This is truly a hidden gem!

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Stacey
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We have never had a bad experience at Victory Tap. Our servers were phenomenal. However, our drinks were not good. The sangria was bitter. We sent it back. The margarita was better.

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vipDannyM
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first experience at Victory Tap ! We celebrated Mothers Day and loved loved loved everything. The ambiance , music , fine dining and excellent service!! Thank you and well done ! We will be back soon.

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 687 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.