Victory Tap

4.6
618 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 618 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MikeW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and service. Everything we ordered was fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Expectacular service and great food

BR
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 4 days ago

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

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vipBill
Chicago
24 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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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
1 review
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
3 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
56 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
6 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places to eat, always a great experience!

Victory Tap
Responded on February 1, 2021

Thank you for the 5-star review. So glad to be one of your favorites! Please join us again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Barb and I ate dinner Victory Tap. We were outstanding and it gave 5 stars.

Victory Tap
Responded on February 1, 2021

Thank you for your 5-star review. We appreciate you choosing to dine with Victory!

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vipScottW
New England
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High quality, authentic italian food, great service

Victory Tap
Responded on November 10, 2020

Thank you for the 5-star review. So glad you enjoyed your time with us. We hope to see you again soon.

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vipAZ4298
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although it was my birthday I was reluctant to dine in because of COVID but my family convinced me it would be safe and it was. The staff were very welcoming, the service was excellent, and the food was delicious! The fried calamari was hot, crisp and cooked to perfection. We had the Chicken Parmesan, Brick Chicken and the Shrimp Risotto. Every dish was outstanding. You must try the tiramisu and the pumpkin cheesecake. All in all I am truly glad I had a wonderful experience and a very, very good meal on my day!!

Victory Tap
Responded on October 27, 2020

Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We are honored that you chose to celebrate your birthday with us, so glad it was a great day for you!! Please join us again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
59 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time trying this restaurant and it’s location is down the street from me. Food and service is very good and highly recommend if ever in the area to experience it for themselves.

Victory Tap
Responded on October 21, 2020

Thank you for your kind recommendation. We hope you join us again soon.

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kikii
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Fabulous service and delicious food!!!

Victory Tap
Responded on October 11, 2020

Thank you so much! Please join us again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Extensive wine list was probably the best thing about this place. The spirits wasn’t mixed great or the bartender didn’t know how to make a whiskey sour.

The stuffed shells were pretty good but the Whitefish Calabrese didn’t feel like a “special” entree.

I went once before pre Covid and the food was solid Italian fair.

May just return for the full service bar after work.

Victory Tap
Responded on October 11, 2020

We are sorry to see you had a 3-star experience with us. We appreciate your dining with us and hope that we can make your experice better.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Awesomeness

Victory Tap
Responded on September 28, 2020

Thank you so much for the 5-star rating. Awesomeness is something that we enjoy providing!! We hope you join us again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and the staff were amazing. Will definitely go back.

Victory Tap
Responded on September 22, 2020

Thank you so much for the kind review and 5-star rating!! We cannot wait to have you join us again!

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vipdonnay
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Meh! We were four, ordered a variety of things and all mediocre.
Not coming back!

Victory Tap
Responded on September 20, 2020

So sorry to hear your visit was not to your satifaction. Please reach out to us and let us know how we can improve your experience.

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vipGoodstuff
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Looking for a place with outdoor seating close to me and found this place. They have 5 or maybe even 7 outdoor tables right in sidewalk in front of restaurant. Given the situation I wanted to be outside and even though the tables are on a busy street we really didn’t notice too much, but just know it’s not a quiet garden setting.
Service was excellent and waiter was very warm and engaging. My son even commented how nice he was. They have a decent selection of Italian wine, most all of which you can get by the glass. I got a traditional bolenase and my son got chicken scallopini. His dish was very good, mine was good but not noteworthy. Dinner came with a side of pasta and small serving of garlic bread which was a nice bonus. We also got the tiramisu which was excellent. Ambiance (even outside) was very nice, very friendly staff, good food and wine (my glass of red was particularly good, wish I could remember what it was). I would totally go back again.

Victory Tap
Responded on September 22, 2020

Thank you for your thoughtful review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed yourselves!! Upon looking we see that the wine you were drinking was Avignonesi Cantoloro... one of our favorites also. Cheers! We hope to see you again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff and food is always amazing. Our server Bobby is the best and always great to talk to. The environment is clean, safe and comfortable as always. You can never go wrong at Victory Tap.

Victory Tap
Responded on September 20, 2020

Thank you for the very kind 5-star review. We hope to see you again soon!

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KimO
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Social distancing was adhered to and masks were worn.

Victory Tap
Responded on September 15, 2020

Thank you for the thoughtful 5-star review. We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us and we hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lisa is an amazing server. The food was delicious as usual. Our favorite restaurant in the city. I would highly recommend it. You will not be disappointed.

Victory Tap
Responded on September 13, 2020

Thank you for your 5-star review. So glad to be your favorite!! We hope you join us again soon!

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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 618 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.