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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

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (48)
Neighborhood Gem (37)
Authentic (30)
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Good for a Date (24)
Casual (23)
Special Occasion (20)
Good for Groups (19)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Cozy (18)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Romantic (15)
Comfort Food (13)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Business Meals (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Fun (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Happy Hour (5)
Healthy (5)
Great for Brunch (5)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Scenic View (1)
Seasonal (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Good food, good service and perfect for after theatre.

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent service and food. Great place for someone with Gluten issues. They have a different menu and everyone is aware and careful to this concern. Looking forward to our return.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Very loud table of women celebrating a birthday too close to our table for two which we had asked to be private so that the conversation was possible

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Arrived for dinner at 6 pm reservation. Staff was very attentive to our 7:30 theater schedule down the street. Didn't feel rushed but the staff knew we had a timeline. Thoughtful service combined with excellent food.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Food is good and this is a good choice for the nearby theater, but CAUTION ABOUT THE VALET PARKING SERVICE! And the restaurant doesn't care or help!. Valet "lost" our car keys and just laughed about it when we came to get our car. Vinci management at the front desk just stood there and said nothing, helped with nothing, acted like we were from Mars. The valet conveniently "found" our keys at another, different valet stand a block away ONLY AFTER WE CALLED TO CHICAGO PD. OK to eat here - park your car somewhere yourself and keep the key.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Really good Italian food. Period! The eggplant was very well prepared. The sausage and peppers were grilled to perfection (and I got the tomato sauce on the side so as not to distract from or overwhelm the natural flavors of the sausage or the peppers). The sausage was quite flavorful.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Vinci is our pre theatre choice for dinner.
This visit was spoiled by a serious heat
Problem. On a night where the temperature outside was 4 degrees
After about 10 Minutes of feeling very
cold at the table was given I complained
t the manager. He quickly admitted to a
heating problem hat as being addressed.o
The heat came on about him 1/2 way
during our meal
Thins the manager and staff should
have noted the heat issue before seating
Or serving s

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Year’s Eve

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was good, prices were a little high. But the service was very friendly and I loved the bread.

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Table was waiting attentive courteous staff. Wait staff knowledgeable menu and wines.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The food was great and the service was top notch. We had a party of five and were seated very comfortably. Our waiter was attentive and knew the menu well. He was able to recommend well received meals for the picky people in my group. Great place

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

My wife and I came here for a nice dinner prior to attending a play at the Steppenwolf Theatre just down the street. Could not have been more pleased with the food, service (FAST!) and overall experience. My first time there, and it was a great meal experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

We held our wedding at Vinci 20 years ago and now wanted our teenage children to enjoy their wonderful dining experience and that we did! Thank you Vinci — the food, wine, service and ambiance were exactly as remembered. Here’s to hoping we’ll return sooner next time!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Special daily menu offerings are consistently a great option to chose. Servers are very knowledgeable and provide excellent guidance.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Went for dinner prior to a play at Steppenwolf Theater. A cold Chicago night. Unfortunately the restaurant was freezing and understaffed. We initially were seated at a table, but asked to be moved due to the cold. We moved to where more people were seated, a few degrees warmer but many had their coats or jackets on. I believe the furnace/heater was broken.
We noted that the service was a little slow. With only one waiter working our area and the same person doing all of the seating.
The food was tasty but hard to enjoy because we were so cold. We had much better Italian food 5 night earlier at a different restaurant.

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·Dined on December 23, 2017

Warm friendly environment with attentive staff

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·Dined on December 23, 2017

Food and service was great. Very comfortable, friendly atmosphere.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Always good!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Very disappointed in the food. Almost tasteless sauces and improperly cooked pasta. Had thought it was a mediocreplace a few years ago and wanted to try again. Will not return. Plenty of much better restaurants in the area.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 11, 2017

great new taste on spaghetti with veggies, good wine, great chocolate mousse desert.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Cozy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We dine at Vinci often. The food is good and the service fine. However, it would be nice if they could seat large, very noisy parties in the back party rooms. We were dining with another couple when a party of 14 was seated right next to us. They were unbelievably loud even when they first arrived and became even louder as they drank. I finally had to ask the maître d' to move us to another table since we could not even converse with our friends. The entire dining room was complaining about the noise level and the offending guests could not have cared less. One of the worst dining experience we've had.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

As always, Vinci was wonderful. Everything from the service and food to the cozy atmosphere was delightful. Been going there for years and it is always terrific.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Authentic, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 5, 2017

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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