Victory Tap

4.5
467 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 focaccia, you will find freshly made pastas, classic Parmesan dishes, and specialty 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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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always good and wine were great! Thank you!

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M
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was a great dinner but the noise level was so loud, you could barely hear you conversations with the people you were dining with in the restaurant.

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b
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

This place is one of our favorite neighborhood hangouts. The food is usually pretty good, service usually pretty good. It is however, very loud when the restaurant is full, due to the lack of soft surfaces in the decor.
This last visit, we had 8 in our party, 6 of whom are from out of town visiting us. I made reservations via Open Table. When we got there, the hostess decided that she was going to put us in the bar - high top table with backless barstools. We have a few Older folks with us, so that was definitely NOT a good idea. Luckily, the manager spotted that we were not happy and I was trying to get her attention. She asked if we could wait for a few minutes and set us up at a proper table in the dining room.
Everyone had a good time, except the noise level was quite high and hard to carry on a conversation. No matter, food was good, wine was good.

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F
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 1

Great food, well priced. Way too loud.

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BR
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the stuffed shells, chopped salad, and the cucumber cocktail. It was amazing!!!

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OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We started with an order of the cauliflower, meatballs, and burrata salad. Entrees were stuffed shells, meat ravioli, and the pork chop. Everything was phenomenal. We didn't have time (or room in our stomachs) for dessert. Can't wait to come back.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 2

Food came out at different times or not at all. Very slow but will always come back for the AMAZING food

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BN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Made a 5:30 reservation prior to the concert. Waited over an hour for the table and then 30 minutes to order. Food never came. At 7:20 we had to leave for the concert hungry. Of course we had to pay for our drinks. I should have known that the reason I could get a reservation (when all other nearby restaurants were not accepting reservations) was that the restaurant wanted to get us there for whatever they could get from us. Really bad experience. Will not go back. Far too many great restaurant owners who work hard for their customers in Chicago to deal with this.

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LB
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 1

We love Armand’s and always have a nice dinner and great service, but this is the second time we’ve come before a concert and the wait time and service has been awful. I understand that there’s a concert, so there might be a bit of a wait for food (we had reservations for seating), but the restaurant should staff accordingly and only seat the amount of tables they are able to accommodate. We will not be returning before any event and I would highly suggest going elsewhere.

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LS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Breaded pork chop was deliciouso!

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C
Chicago
83 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always enjoy Armands Victory Tap. Food and drinks are very good; service excellent.

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CH
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Set up a reservation for 645pm for night of first Rolling Stones concert. Got there, learned that not only would table not be ready, they did not know when it would be ready. This is unacceptable. If you're taking reservations, you must make good on them. If you can't accept reservations because of extenuating circumstances, then don't allow reservations. Simple. We won't be going back.

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JH
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Perfect spot for a good meal before an event at Soldier Field (as long as the intense energy aka low-level chaos doesn't bother you).

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W
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was so fresh and extremely delicious. Every single dish we had was outstanding and we will definitely be back to try more.

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F
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service. Very attentive wait staff even on a busy Friday night. Old time ambience.

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SR
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was amazing, the lasagna was outstanding and the homemade shells were also very well done. In addition, the old fashioned was one of the best I’ve had in the city. Our only complaint was that it was a little louder than we would have preferred but still a good experience

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RJ
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My big eating son & husband loved it!!

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V
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Father’s Day

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LM
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for dinner. Loved the service, atmosphere and especially the pizza!

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LB
Phoenix
25 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Found this on Open Table and Also saw the yelp reviews and picked it for both. OMG so delicious. Caesar salad was one of the best I ever had (and I make a damn good one) and my husband LOOOOVVVEEEDD the deep dish pizza. Healthy portions but since we had traveled all day and not eaten, we made a mark. Service was great- Danielle was out server and super attentive and knowledgeable. Would go there every week if we didn’t live across the country.

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D
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to eat!! The breads are excellent. The Chicken Marsala was great. My friends enjoyed the special of the day. Our server was very sweet and attentive. So were our two busboys. The only thing I wish was they sold half portions. I can never eat all my food.

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N
Dallas
121 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Omg, the new Honey Crisp Apple Salad is outstanding! We ate at the bar with Hymie who is wonderful. Please don't take Red Schooner off of the wine list!

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J
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

My friends and I truly enjoyed the food, service, and atmosphere.

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KK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was great!

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L
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian food I’ve had in the city. The staff is phenomenal and spot is intimate and perfect. I highly recommend eating there if you get the chance.

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Sound system way too loud. We had to yell to be heard! & $20 valet in South Loop!!!! What?
Food & server were very good, however

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KC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorites! The food and service can’t be better

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MM
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Super larger portions for everyone at our table. Each person loved their food and had leftovers for lunch the next day.
Can’t wait to go back and try something else!

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D
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location. Great service. Eggplant Milanese delicious A bit noisy but lived the ambience.

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AZ
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was excellent! My waiter was helpful in letting me know that I was about to order too much food and he was RIGHT!! I had the Veal Parmesan and Caesar Salad and both were enough to feed three people! Needless to say I had major leftovers. Will definitely go back again.

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BP
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

All of our meals were delicious and large portions. The gnocchi and the orecchiette with sausage were definitely the two favorites of the table, but the homemade meatballs were also fantastic. The service was good, but very slow. We ended up being there for nearly two hours, and it wasn't due to our pace of eating. Our group also had a reservation but were not seated until nearly a half an hour past the scheduled time, likely due to the length of time it took other people to get their meals, as well.

Despite the slow pace, would still recommend. I've also had their pizza before (The Yardstick will feed 8 people, easily) and it's very good.

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EL
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and service was AMAZING! My only complaint was how load it was; not a ideal place for a romantic date but would definitely come back with a group of friends.

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RL
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Huge portions and absolutely delicious food!!! We loved the roasted Brussels sprouts and Caesar salad. Great value for great food

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ambiance is as amazing, food was spectacular. Service was good a quick. I’ll be coming back!!

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JP
Chicago
64 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Good 'old school' Italian pastas, pizza and specials at reasonable prices. However, some of the dishes are extremely salty; and I am not that sensitive to salt.

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J
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We were pleased with the food and ambience of Victory Tap. This was our second time and we had taken a long break due to less than stellar quality of the food the first time we went. The service could’ve been better - wait staff didn’t appear very knowledgeable about the menu and at times, not that friendly. However, we enjoyed the food and would recommend the pork chops.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food which was delicious and generous portions. Ambiance was perfect for traditional Italian and the wait staff was outstanding. The bar looked great too!

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GJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 3

Food was horrible not like what is use to be. Was very disappointing.

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K
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great and the service was wonderful. We had a great time.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

31st wedding anniversary.

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