Victory Tap

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511 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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K
Denver
106 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

It would’ve been 5 stars but for the bartender. We got to restaurant for our reservation- they were really busy and running behind so we went to the bar . Ordered wine. The bartender( male) was quite loud and boisterous with some people there at the bar. It took some women ( maybe manager) who came up to the bar to get us a drink. He never paid attention to us. Then when he was pouring the wine out of a little carafe he had used to measure with-he spilt a good portion all down the sides of the glass. He didn’t even pour more in the glass to make up for it despite it being 12$/ glass. Nor did he wipe the glass so when you drank it dripped on your clothes. Otherwise everything else was fabulous. Worth the wait. Had the nicest waiter. Great Italian food.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

Came on Saturday night, Reservation for 7, seated at 730, entree came at 9

TC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Got there early (6:10)for a 6:30 reservation they seated us and dropped of the menu right away. In the first 5 minutes the waitress showed up, welcomed us and dropped off menu’s. She came back in 5 took our drink order. 5 minutes or so she brought our drinks and took our order. So far so good. Appetizers came fairly quickly 20 minutes. That’s when I asked for bread the first time. The apps were good. Salad and grilled calamari. Had another drink and an hour later our entrees came roughly 8 pm. Spaghetti and meatballs and pasta and sausage in a oil and garlic sauce.
The room we were in had no heat. It was on the second floor all the way to the back. Every other table in the room was full and every other table also waited two hours for their pasta. My wife and several of the other people there were running the marathon the next day. None wanted to eat at 8pm. We made a 6:30 reservation because we wanted to be in bed early. The cold, the lack of concern from management and the fact that we waited 2 hours for pasta and the bill was $120. Bad experience over all. My wife’s portion was pretty small she want full. The bread did come with our entrees.

OT
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Huge portions. Very attentive service. Super loud and hard to hear

m
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always: wonderful service, wonderful food. Way too loud!

OT
Dallas
33 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great selection of wines by the glass and bottle. Lasagna, stuffed shells, ravioli and tortellini were all outstanding. Will definitely return!

KB
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great place. Food is outstanding. Staff are friendly and efficient. Nice wine list.
Caution - portions are huge. One small chopped salad is enough for 4 people to share as a starter.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food once again, never have been disappointed on a single menu item. Service has always gone the extra mile.

m
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service at this restaurant are great but the noise level is a serious detractor.

JP
Chicago
67 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Food service was noticeably of lesser quality on this Tuesday night. It arrived lukewarm, not hot. A capuchino after the meal was tepid. This used to be a good restaurant. It didn't live up to its previous level this time. Is this an aberration or a cutback in quality?

KS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

We like this restaurant a lot, but I am not sure if our server, Kathleen, could have rushed us out any quicker. She never checked on us to see how we liked the food or if we needed anything else. Were were there to celebrate my fiance's birthday, which I noted in the reservation, and she didn't even aknowledge it. I would go back, but was disappointed with the service.

AM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious, the service was impeccable and the staff could not have been friendlier! Their homemade pastas are outstanding.

f
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service & food !

OT
Columbus
25 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service are fantastic

A
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jaime / jimae the bartender was excellent! I requested a dish that was not on the menu, however has been offered before as a special at times, and he made sure the chef prepared it the way I like. It was delicious!!!

RA
Greensboro
12 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really enjoyed the Pizza and Pasta. Service was very good. Nice beer selection. Our server was fantastic. If I lived in the area I would be a regular. Thank you for a nice time!

SK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was outstanding, the food portions were generous and delicious The Victory Tap Team went out of their way to ensure an enjoyable dining experience. Access was successful for a scooter for a friend with limited mobility

w
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

pre bears game dinner - great spot!!

ED
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great service unbelievable drinks

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner. Cesar was our waiter and he was fantastic! The food was excellent (the chef burrata was an amazing special... especially for my gluten free daughter).

CN
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Portion sizes were very large. First time dining there. Would go again to try other dishes. Middle of the road Italian

DH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, good atmosphere, friendly staff!

DD
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything about this place is outstanding. Some of the best and most original Italian dishes I've ever had. The prices are reasonable and the service is great. This was my second visit and I'll definitely become a regular.

r
Chicago
101 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

food and service were very good in a homey atmosphere.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved the food and our server was fantastic. The rhythm and flow of removal of plates etc was just so fast paced we felt a bit rushed. We’re Italian and we have family dinners all the time.
We like to enjoy amazing food but also the experience of enjoying wonderful family talks at the dinner table with our dessert and wine or espressos. We were there for our last night visiting with our daughter who lives in Chicago. A little calmer pace would’ve been ideal. Otherwise... Kaytie and the FOOD though! Amazing.

s
Chicago
63 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

The food was very good, but the noise was almost intolerable. The music is so loud when you walk in that you have to shout at your friends to be heard. That makes even more noise that utterly exacerbates the situation. We complained and they turned it down a bit, but despite a wonderful waitress (shout out to Jamie), and lovely food, we would be hard pressed to return.

JS
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are from Phoenix and just happened upon Victory Tap. We went in with no expectations and were surprised with the level of service and food quality. The bolognese was fantastic, as were the brussel sprouts and cesar. Wine list was good and the bottle prices were very good. Service was exemplary.

EL
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place. Had great service and great food. Loved it here!

PM
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, great location before going to Northerly Island, and quite loud.

D
Chicago
69 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I booked a reservation for 8 people - it turned out to be 10 people - the staff was completely accommodating and welcoming. We had started at the bar because a few of us arrived earlier and enjoyed some fabulous cocktails. When our entire large party had all arrived, we were promptly seated. Our waitress was wonderful and helped us with ordering a perfect selection of appetizers which were all fantastic!! We then ordered from the menu and the specials list; everyone agreed that this was a fantastic experience. Unfortunately, we had to leave quickly for a show. I feel we would have loved to stay longer at the Victory Tap!

L
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Other than noise level, everything was perfect including our water, wait staff and very thoughtful and gracious manager.

NM
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A friend and I was there celebrating a birthday Victory tap was recommended and I must say we were very pleased food was excellent service excellent our waitress was fantastic and I'm sorry I don't recall her name but she was a pro I would definitely recommend Victory tap and of course we would definitely return again.

B
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 4

Service was indifferent. Not asked if we wanted another drink, no spoons for a sauce, no menu provided for dessert. Asked for a bag for leftovers and told they did not have them. Finally asked for a brown paper bag.

N
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

My uncle and I got to dinner at 7:30 and pretty quickly ordered 2 appetizers for our dinner to share. It took them about an hour to bring out a personal pizza and the eggplant tower appetizers. We didn't get out of the restaurant until 9. While the food was very good, the wait was absolutely crazy. It was also impossible to hear each other talk as it was so loud in there.

B
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Victory is our “go to” neighborhood place for any occasion. Food is great and Lisa is the best!

n
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

It was closed I don't know why they had it available on line

SZ
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and delicious food! My husband and I shared the Caesar salad and a small pizza and enjoyed both. The complimentary bread they serve is to die for. Wish I could’ve taken some home!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing staff, amazing food, our favorite neighborhood spot.

N
Dallas
123 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This awesome neighborhood spot never, ever disappoints. The honey crisp apple salad is outstanding! So was the gnocchi and sausage and peppers, which Victor, our fabulous server also had the kitchen add potatoes to! Please never take Red Schooner off of the wine list! Wonderful, energetic place

OT
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second visit. Really enjoyed.

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