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About Vinci

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.

1732 N. Halsted
Chicago, IL 60614
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

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

Cross Street:
Halsted St and Willow St

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 266-1199

Website:
http://www.vincichicago.com/

Catering:
Country Italian style cuisine.

Parking Details:
Valet parking $14.00
Street parking is also available.

Public Transit:
Red Line Clybourn/North

Executive Chef:
Paul Loduca

Private Party Facilities:
Vinci may accommodate parties of 15-200.

Private Party Contact:
Aykut Sinanoglu: (866) 405-1730

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

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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Vinci Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (35)
Neighborhood Gem (30)
Good for a Date (20)
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Authentic (20)
Special Occasion (17)
Casual (17)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Good for Groups (13)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Romantic (13)
Cozy (12)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Business Meals (9)
Comfort Food (9)
Fun (8)
Notable Wine List (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Happy Hour (3)
Healthy (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Hot Spot (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Scenic View (1)
Seasonal (1)
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 (Columbus)·Dined 6 days ago

I was disappointed that Polenta is no longer part of the menu. While service was good, food was marginal. Way too salty and my chicken was tough and the sauce too soupy. I did appreciate the quality of wait staff.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Always good food, knowledgeable and friendly staff. Great place pre or post theater.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Our waiter, Karen, is terrific! Food is excellent, great wine menu and service superb. Highly recommend this warm and cosy dining experience.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

I've never had a bad meal here. Very convenient if you're going to Steppenwolf.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Vinci is a wonderful neighborhood restaurant. We love it.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Yummy Italian, with good service and large portions

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We've been dining at Vinci for years and the food continues to delight us. The wine, the ambience and the service make for a lovely date night with my husband. Highly recommend.

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Real Tuscan food; solid wine list. Friendly service. Pleasant, low-key ambiance. And at bargain prices. This place really is a gem. Go there with someone or someones you really want to talk to. For a primo, order the eggplant appetizer or the octopus. For pasta, the tagliatelle with veal ragu; for a secondo, the pork chop (outstanding), the veal, or the hen. You can't go wrong.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Perfect place before a show! Charming!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Whitefish fish with winter veggies and crispy artichokes was delicious!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Nice friendly spot. Our group had pizza, salmon, and pasta. All very very good with reasonable portions.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Good, reliable, neighborhood Italian restaurant. Convenient before or after Steppenwolf performance.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Why is this restaurant still open!

On time for our reservation we were asked to sit at the bar and have a drink as our table was not ready. An old ploy to build a tab. When we objected as we had a theatre time we were sat immediately.

We ordered two pasta dishes. In one dish the pasta was so over cooked it was mush. In the other, the pre-cooked “squid-ink” pasta was served in masses of inedible clumps. Bits of other white pasta types stood out amongst the black squid-ink pasta. See photos.

The waiter never returned to ask if food were ok. Attempts to flag down waiter were unsuccessful. and after some time I had to walk across the restaurant to had him my credit card so we could leave. His comment as I handed him my card (no check was left”....”You do have time for desert.”

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We went after a play at Steppenwolf and found the food to be delightful and we had great service. Loved it.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Always wonderful food, and great service. Nice gluten-free menu as well.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Excellent experience. Brunch before the theater. Inviting menu choices and each us enjoyed our meal! We’re going back soon!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Casual, Quick Bite, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Try the meatballs, gnocchi and tiramisu

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We have had many great dinners and great service here before the theater. Last night, however, was an exception. Guess it was understaffed but servers would go by without giving us eye contact and I had to get up and go to the front to get a knife needed for my wife to eat her entry and to get the wine I had pre-ordered, but was not delivered, for my entry. Long wait for water refill or more bread because servers don't look at you. Also, no carpaccacio, which is now only a special and used to be a delicious steady part of menu. Didn't have one of our regular waiters but the whole gestalt of the place not up to par.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Gracious service, acmmodating to our requests, terrific food at great value

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Fun
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Many of my fellow diners enjoyed thriving meal, but my risotto was a problem. So rich I could not enjoy it, and risotto is one of my favorite foods.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Fantastic!!

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Exceptional pappardelle with short ribs. Friendly,, efficient service. Gluten free options. Classic Itsluan menu.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 10, 2017

I hadn’t been to Vinci in years, but decided to try for a pre-Steppenwolf dinner. The service was excellent —friendly, efficient, professional. The food was very good as well. We shared a salad that was good and plenty for 2, a mushroom/truffle “gnocchi “ appetizer—so rich and heavy, but so delicious, and a squid ink pasta with seafood that was recommended by the waiter—really good! The atmosphere was maybe a bit dated compared to other Chicago restaurants, but the service and food were outstanding—I’ll be back!

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The service at Vinci was incredible! We felt like we were the only people dining in the restaurant because of the level of service we received. They were so accommodating of my gluten free lifestyle, too! Cannot wait to go back!

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

We went for the brunch and it was very good. prices on drinks a little high. Ordered a MILD BLOODY mary, but could not drink it, as it was very spicy. replaced it with champagne, and enjoyed that.
I think for the prices, the champagne should have been included. Nice atmosphere. Would go back again for brunch.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Nice place. Food was decent. Meatballs were less than desirable.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Fantastic food, excellent service, lovely decor and ambience, friendly staff.

Tags: Healthy, Cozy, Paleo Friendly, Notable Wine List, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Always a good meal and relaxing spot. Good service but not overbearing. Eggplant starter delicious, but a bit small. Pappardelle with short rib delicious.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great service
Good food
We had a table in a quiet area

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great restaurant and atmosphere. Service was great. Food was good.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 12, 2017

We have eaten here many times and enjoyed ourselves. This time the food was not good and we were very disappointed. My husband's meal was very salty and my short ribs with pappardella were so tough I couldn't eat the meat. Another in are party had risotto that was way too much rice and not much seafood. Too bad as I am not inclined to give this place another chance as there are so many other choices within a couple blocks.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Really enjoyed how accommodating the restaurant was to make sure our party felt like family. They were flexible with eating restrictions and a last minute change to the reservation and we couldn't be more grateful. The food was excellent and the dessert out of this world. We couldn't be more grateful!

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Service was absent. First course arrived with my entree and after I refused it, a second attempt was made to deliver it to me. The item was not removed from my bill until I asked.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Waited over an hour for pasta & was served after two tables who came 15+ minutes after us!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

we arrived 1.5 hours before the theater. 3 people in our group. Ordered: 1 pasta, 1 salad and 1 fish soup. They managed to have us almost miss the theater, as the food arrived 15 minutes prior to curtain. We repeatedly asked where our food was, no response from hostes

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 4, 2017

We are Steppenwolf subscribers and alway go to Vinci before the theatre, despite the fact that there are a lot of restaurant choices in the neighborhood. The cocktails are great, as is the bartender, Clyde, the food always really good, and the waitstaff time everything perfectly to get you out in time to walk down the street to the theatre. A perfect evening.

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 26, 2017

This was our first visit to Vinci and it was delightful. We were attending an evening play at Steppenwolf and decided to have dinner beforehand. It was a Tuesday evening and the restaurant was not that busy during the time we dined. However, the bar scene was fun, the service was great and our meals were outstanding. The staff was wonderful and the bar server was an all-star. From just a people-watching perspective , it was obvious Vinci capably serves both a regular local neighborhood group who expect and appreciate the special attention they receive as well as a crowd of theater goers who are experiencing the restaurant for only the first ( or second time, maybe}. From the menu, the braised short ribs and the chicken saltimbocca were outstanding!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Vinci is a great option for anyone in the neighborhood for a play or movie! The location is fantastic, right by the Steppenwolf, Royal George, and Arclight cinema. The food is good, reliable Italian classics. They also have great wines and good deals on quarter- and half-bottles. Great spot for a date or when family is visiting!

Tags: Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 20, 2017

My friend and I had been having dinner at Balena before going to the theater. Since Balena closed, we decided to try Vinci again. The menu is very nice, with interesting choices. Service was excellent. My friend really enjoyed her veal. I had 2 apps instead of an entrée. Both were Ok, but were quite heavy. We will probably be back, but I will make different choices.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Outstanding food. It was very quick and tasted wonderful

Tags: Authentic
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