Victory Tap

4.6
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559 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.4
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4.4
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4.3
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kikii
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was great and the food was SOOOOOOOOOO Delicious!!!!

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vipMike
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Loudest restaurant I’ve ever in.

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vipLauraR
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood gem. Staff was so nice and the food was great. Meatballs were fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far, the best Italian food this side of the ‘pond’!
The bread, sausage and peppers, meatballs, clams, pizza, wine....excellent!

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

All were impressed

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was really loud!

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Al22
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service1ambience5

We usually dine at the bar and have wonderful meals. We got a table upstairs and the service was slow and forgot a few things. It’s one of my favorite places in the south loop with the closest tomato sauce to my Nonna’s.

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vipFrankieB
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Although the food was outstanding, our service was not very good.

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vipkok1
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Great mussels appetizer and wife’s sea bass were great

My lobster special was cold. Have been there 50 times and alway great so will give them a pass

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AprilJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very pleasant surprise! I will definitely go again to try additional dishes.

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Gioco
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place in the South Loop for Italian. My wife always gets some kind of pasta with meatballs. She's a meatball connoisseur, and thinks these are terrific. I've had all sorts of menu items. Last time out, the bracciole was the special, and was delicious. Nice wine list.

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vipSharonK
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had a lovely dinner at Victory Tap. Restaurant week was a good value, portion sizes more than ample. We live in the neighborhood and are definitely regulars. My husband loves the escarole and beans and the green pizza. I was hoping to see a special that I had a few days ago, which was the seafood risotto, that was one of the best dishes I have ever eaten. Please let me know when that is on the menu again!

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SteveM
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great tasting Italian cuisine! Portions are large on many items including the appetizers.

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vipMARYM
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good service, but restaurant was not crowded. Noise level eas acceptable. However, as more people dined, it became very loud.

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vipChrisP
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent, as always! Best marinara in the city. The baked clams are a must.

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KKay
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Our server was great and took very good care of us. The only part of the experience that wasn’t so great was having to wait almost an hour for our 8:00 reservation. Overall good experience

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great as was the service! Portions are huge, you can easily share an entre, we will next time. A little loud, but that comes with a busy place ! A great server.. we will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great Food was busy because of NYE but overall we had a party of 4 & everything met our expectations. Very good food food-Hot & Fresh large portions.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lisa made our experience! The whole meal was fantastic for our family. Will definitely be back next time we are in town.

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vipGDines
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Our local go-to Italian place. Christmas Eve with homey feeling and sitting up front which is our preference. (Fireplace and not as noisy and congested as main dining area.) Service was more than accommodating to vegetarian and dairy sensitivity. Food portions are large and very tasty. Keep up the good work in 2020.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as ever. It’s our go to place!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience2

We come weekly. First time on a Wednesday so may have been just different staff. We had our first bad drinks from the bar- always get Old Fashioneds and the bartender clearly did not know how to make and charged us $9 more per drink for the Angels Envy bourbon instead of CH- way over priced . She said the mid (?) was off and put vermouth in the drink- she clearly does not know how to bartend as even the remade one was awful. Generally your bar service is excellent.

Then we waited so long for dinner service - had to ask the hostess and then still had no waiter service until the manager finally noticed. At least twice, the other waitress walked by as did other staff, with no acknowledgment. We got thru entire plate of bread just waiting for first order service. Then the waiter wouldn’t let us order our entire meal up front, so we ended up waiting again for a long time between salad/ app and our main dishes because of his poor timing .

Last the ambience was ruined (not your fault) by a group of drunk medical office workers who were so loud and obnoxious sitting next to us.

The food was excellent as always, so we’ll be back but never on another Wednesday.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great experience overall, but it was loud even at the back of the restaurant. Made conversation a bit hard.

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TeriD
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the restaurant had a great vibe to it! We will be back again

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vipNolagirl
Dallas
135 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this place and the energy that goes with it! Thank you for keeping Red Schooner on the menu. Sausage and peppers and the bonus potatoes are my favorite! Be back soon

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vipJohny
Miami
43 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

If you like Ravioli's or Lasagna this is the Place.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience4

Food was great, but I feel all the staff are sales people. My waitress and manager both came over to after we got our food and the first thing out their mouth is do you need another drink? I would say focus more on the guest and experience the drinks will be ordered if we are enjoying ourselves.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Grigliato Misto Seafood appetizer.

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vipoftendiner1
Chicago
130 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious appetizers and incredibly well prepared meals that are packed with flavor and presented beautifully. This is one of the best restaurants for Italian food with a vibrant atmosphere. Strongly recommend Victory Tap!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic bar staff!

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RichardP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food!

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MarkN
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great, relaxing evening prior to a hectic Thanksgiving holiday.
Eggplant stack salad was delicious. Eggplant could have been sliced a bit thicker.
Will be back with other friends in the near future.
Happy Holidays.

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vipNolagirl
Dallas
135 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite spots ever. Love the Red Schooner on the wine list

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vipChicagoan
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall2food5service4ambience3

I had been there on a weeknight before and loved the vibe! But on a Friday night it was so loud that honestly it was nearly unbearable. I had dinner there with a friend from out of town ... bad choice! We could hardly hear each other. Good for them, it was packed! But wow the noise level. Note, the food is fabulous and portions generous, and the wine list is wonderful but a bit overpriced.

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vipJohnC
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been wanting to try this place for a while. Boy did I waste time NOT coming sooner! Wow! Was wowed from beginning to end. Service incredible. They are on you in a great way and know how to treat guests. The food was the real star. Bone in rib eye one of best we have had. Family all ate off it and was a bit jealous of my dish. Pasta incredible. The gnocchi was so fresh. The tomato vodka sauce holy cow we have had many this one is the best. Hands down. Best part a little slice of my childhood growing up near elmwood pm Armand’s was a place we went to often. I guess there is family involved in this place and they have some of the old recipes and serve the thin crust pizza. Next tome I’ll try that and report back.

Don’t waste time with other places. Just go and try it. You will love it and be back for sure.

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vipCathyK
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding, service was attentive and fast (Lisa), will definitely be back! Don't miss the Tiramisu!

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Lorraine
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A bit loud in the lower restaurant. Bread given to all tables was cold and not very tasty. Entrees were delicious!

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vipSchish
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy our food. Drinks are great. Lisa always makes sure we are well taken care of

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PeterD
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service. Always great food. Best spot in the South Loop.

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Iniko312
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely obsessed with this place. It will most definitely be my neighborhood haunt. Perfect for grabbing a delicious custom cocktail or a delicious meal with friends/family. They make an amazing vodka sauce and their ravioli is to die for. And very reasonably priced.

FAQs

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

Victory Tap is rated 4.6 stars by 559 OpenTable diners.

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