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Vinci

4.4
1619 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Authentic

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About

Vinci serves up hearty Italian food to comfort and satisfy. Beautiful Da Vinci style murals, floor to ceiling wine racks, and soft lighting create a warm and comfortable spot in the heart of Lincoln Parks theater district. Vinci also offers wine dinners on the second Wednesday of each month.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 2:30pm - 8:30pm; Sunday Brunch: 10:30 - 2:30pm
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Phone number
(312) 266-1199
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Paul Loduca
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Private party facilities
Vinci may accommodate parties of 15-200.
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Private party contact
Aykut Sinanoglu: (866) 405-1730
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Catering
Country Italian style cuisine.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Halsted St and Willow St
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Parking details
Valet parking $14.00
Street parking is also available.
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Public transit
Red Line Clybourn/North

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Special events & promotions
Monthly regional wine dinners
every second Wednesday,
4 course dinner with 3 different wines,
@7:00 p.m.
$50.00 per person
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1619 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.4
service
4.2
ambience
4.1
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KarlC 
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

Small criticism. We had a large party (10) for a special birthday dinner. The restaurant seemed quite understaffed for the evening and were very overwhelmed by the moderate dinner crowd (although they tried very hard). We were seated about 30 minutes after our original reservation. They managed pretty well once we were seated and everyone enjoyed themselves.

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OpenTable Diner 
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

While the food that me and my girlfriend ordered were decent, it was the gelato and sorbet that we really enjoyed during the meal. We ordered the gnocchi and the pappardelle which was satisfactory at most, they were ok but nothing really special. The gelato and sorbet really saved our meal in Vinci. Service was pretty good and the food arrived fairly fast for the number of people in the restaurant, since we came in with the restaurant pretty packed. Overall it's was a decent experience

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vipDarth (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

My wife and I ate at Vinci as we usually do before attending Steppenwolf Theatre. While we always enjoy our dinners there, the food was even better than usual. I am not sure if they have a new chef, but there were some new items on the menu and the vegetables served with the meals were very creatively prepared. Our service was very attentive, friendly and knowledgeable, as usual.

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JML426 
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Very enjoyable. Food was excellent. Perfect Maple Manhattan was indeed Perfect and very good too. We will be back. Perfect pre show the staff is very aware of curtain times at Steppenwolf.

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vipCandyBA (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Vinci is really good. One of our favorite restaurants

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BarbHam (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

We often eat at Vinci prior to seeing a show at Steppenwolf Theaatre. We love the warm friendly atmosphere and the food and service never disappoints. It has a great bartender as well.

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MindyDC (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Great ambiance, terrific service, and delicious food. The only negative was that my husband and I were seated in a semi-private alcove, which could have been fabulous. However, the only other table nearby (and RIGHT next to us) was a group of six or eight co-workers and we could hear every word of their non-stop conversations. So less romantic and more forced eavesdropping than we would have liked.

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vipMaryG (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

My wife and I dined at Vinci after a performances at the Steppenwolf Theater on February 11, 2018 We have dined at Vinci a number of times in the past after performances. Compared to our prior visits we felt that Vinci had declined in several areas. The service was mediocre. The bread was stale. The house wine was a lesser quality. The food was also lesser quality. Our dining experience was disappointing and we are unlikely to return.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

The coffee could be better, but otherwise the food was good.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

We had a big group and the service was outstanding in meeting our needs. All the food was delicious and fresh. Wines were good.

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