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About Via Veneto

Via Veneto offers authentic Italian cuisine. Family owned with affordable prices. Voted one of the top 10 Restaurants in Chicago by the Sun Times and Tribune.

6340 N Lincoln
Chicago, IL 60659
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Thursday: 11:30am - 9:30pm; Friday: 11:30am - 10:00pm; Saturday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm; Sunday: 1:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Central Park

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

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

Phone Number:
(773) 267-0888

Website:
http://www.viavenetochicago.com/

Catering:
Custom Menu serving authentic Italian Cuisine.

Executive Chef:
Tony Barbanente

Private Party Facilities:
Via Veneto can accommodate parties 25 - 200. From intimate groups to elegant parties, we are even the perfect setting for business meetings with microphone and screens available for presentations.

Private Party Contact:
Tony Barbenente: (855) 781-0598

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Come join us for a complete turkey dinner that will be $25.95 person

Via Veneto Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.4

value

4.5

Noise

Quiet

93% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (9)
Good for a Date (5)
Authentic (4)
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Casual (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Cozy (2)
Fun (2)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Seasonal (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

It is always a pleasure to go to this restaurant. The staff are so nice to deal with. The food is excellent and in good sized portions. The prices are reasonable for the amount of food you get.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Fun
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Great service and our house salads and chicken entrees were all great!

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Very glad there weren't parties that were noisy. Very respectful atmosphere. Good food.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Always great Italian food! If there is a sauce you'd like that's not on their menu now, just ask for it. One of my all-time favorites is their creamy balsamic. We have always liked Via Veneto...so much we did our wedding there!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Great place, we were in from out of town and wanted to find something that was a local family restaurant as those have the most characters. Had a wonderful dinner!

Tags: Authentic, Tapas, Good for a Date, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Been here several times recently. The husband and wife owners are terrific. This is an "Old World" white table cloth type place. Our server treats you like you are her relative. Our server has been the owners wife each time. She is one of the friendliest people I have ever met. Her wine and menu recommendations have been great. We've enjoyed the Scampi and several other appetizers each visit. My wife has had the Ravioli and Chicken dishes. My friend has tried several homemade pasta dishes. All the pasta is homemade. I had the Salmon Vesuvio this past Thursday. Best I've ever had. I've been passing this place for years and finally decided to try it. Wish I done this years ago. We will definitely make this place one of our regular stops.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Been her several times now. This is about as "old world" original Italian as it gets. The pasta is all home made and beats all other places we've been to in Chicago. The appetizers (Shrimp Scampi, stuffed mushrooms, bruchetta) are all wonderful. I enjoyed the homemade gnocchi . My wife and friend had wonderful pasta dishes also. My wife and friend shared beautifully prepared and presented desert. Angela, our host and server is like a wonderful Italian sister, mom or grandma depending on your age. She recommended a wonderful wine and we enjoyed lots of it. This is really a beautiful place run by Angela and her husband. We pass this place almost every day driving between Skokie and all the great restaurants in Lincoln Square. Don't know why it took us so long to stop and try Via Veneto. We really like this place and they didn't even have tom pay us for this review.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on July 27, 2017

One word: AMAZING!

Great restaurant for all occasions. Amazing food, service, ambiance.

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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on July 17, 2017

Perfect Italian food and great service. One of my new favorite restaurants!

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·Dined on July 9, 2017

i been passing by this italian restaurant via veneto , i decided to stop for business client . i did , i was greeted nicely , i had the best veal piccata , , and fagottini pasta stuffed purses , zucchini blossoms lite . great wines , i had bacio perugina , unbaliveable delicious, also granita di caffee just like italy i will be back for dinner , and special event easy parking

Tags: Fun, Disabled Access, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 14, 2017

I am never disappointed. Food and service are aways excellent. The bread is delicious.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Hadn't been back for several years.Wanted a convenient place to share an evening with
dear friends. Remembered Via Veneto...and it didn't disappoint! Cool, comfortable and
the food was wonderful! We will back!

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Great food and service. Very friendly staff and very accommodating to our two children. We all ate until we were full and left with two more meals worth of food in to go bags. Great neighborhood restaurant and quality Italian food. I would recommend the Calimari as a starter it rivals the best Chicago has to offer.
10 out of 10 experience we'll be back!👍🏻

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 28, 2017

Always a great lunch place.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 13, 2017

This is a gracious old-world Italian restaurant reminiscent of another era.
It was a snowy day and the restaurant wasn't crowded for lunch, however, the food was great. The bread was fresh and delicious. The homemade minestrone was light and fragrant. The shrimp were excellent.
It was my friend's birthday, and our server brought, on her own initiative, a delicious dessert with a message written in chocolate. We will definitely go back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Delicious food and wine. Very enjoyable dinner!!!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 21, 2017

After being a frequent diner here for a long time, we were very disappointed in just about everything. Hope it was just an aberration.

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food2
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 14, 2017

good food, attentive service, basic Italian done well. great for a family meal

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2017

Pleasantly surprised that this great restaurant was open New Years Day! Even more surprised that they had a zucchini spaghetti dish on special - delicious! And... Panna Cotta!!! Yum!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Food was delicious. I recommend the veal parmigiano. Our waiter was personable and helpful with the menu. It being NYE I was nervous about available seating, but my wife and I were sat in a booth that was comfortable enough for two more guests. Price points were very reasonable but the food didn't suffer. All around a great experience and a great, unpretentious neighborhood restaurant.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2016

Delicious food and pleasant staff.
Is consistent quality and good size portions.
Was a wonderful Christmas Eve find!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Outstanding Value, Casual, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2016

This is my neighborhood go to place for great Italian food. the owner and wait staff couldn't be more accommodating and friendly. We always feel welcome and well taken car off. It is no wonder we have become "regulars".

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Casual, Comfort Food, Healthy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 15, 2016

Great food always! I have always enjoyed my meals here!!!!!!

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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on December 14, 2016

This is one of my favorite neighborhood Italian dining spots. They have a wonderful wine selection and the food is better than home made. The pasta special I had was a pumpkin lasagna, it was delicious. My dining companions had a veal pasta dish with a pink tomato sauce and the spaghetti bolognese. We all enjoyed our dishes. We all shared a chocolate mousse cake, another yummy taste sensation. We all agreed that we cannot wait to return.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2016

We love this place - it is our neighborhood and we go here for dinner often.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2016

The food here was delicious and authentic; however, after waiting at the door for 5 minutes we had to track down someone to seat us. The front desk area where the hostess was supposed to be was a mess with piles of old papers. Overall it was just an odd atmosphere.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 1, 2016

This is the place to go for delicious Italian food in a welcoming atmosphere. Standard fare is a cut above expectations. Unusual menu offerings were eclipsed by imaginative specials. Service was warm and friendly. We've only eaten here a few times, but it has become our favorite place.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 30, 2016

Overall, very impressed. One of the special - chicken involtini - was just that - very special. And, though it was my first time trying it, one of their mainstains, Braciole della Nonna, did NOT disappoint. Really tender beef, immensely flavorful tomato sauce which was not overly heavy (which some red sauces can be when paired with meat), and really nicely cooked, homemade pasta.

Highly recommend this place.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 17, 2016

Outstanding service and food as we celebrated 115 years of marriage -- our 58th anniversary and our good friends from Wales 57th anniversary. Couldn't have been better!

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 1, 2016

Great food at a good price. Great wait staff. Excellent decor.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Fun, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 10, 2016

The full package. Attentive service, great cocktails, appetizers (Baked Clams, Oysters Rockefeller, fresh salads), and entrees (Veal Cappelaccii, Seafood Pasta, etc).

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 20, 2016

The mussels were delicious. I also loved the marinara sauce. I would go back again.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 19, 2016

we took Dad there for Father's Day and had a delicious meal.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 7, 2016

I was particularly disappointed in this visit. The interior of the restaurant has deteriorated over the years. So has the quality of the food. The chicken vesuvio was served as a chicken breast only, even though the menu said it was a whole chicken. It was also served with carrots and brocolli, not the traditional peas. The potatoes were underdone as well.

My friend had the chicken parm wchich was served with a glop of fettuccine and a bland sauce.

We each had a glass of wine, which was subpar as well.

Not sure what happened to this one time neighborhood fave, but now I'd give it a miss.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 21, 2016

Absolutely wonderful experience! The service was top notch. I would go back just for how wonderful and attentive our waiter was. He was knowledgeable about the menu and when we followed his recommendations, it was some of the most delectable food I have ever tasted. To start we had calamari, baked clams and breaded eggplant. Calamari had delicious light breading. Breaded eggplant was fire grilled and wonderful. It was the star. If you have to get one thing you absolutely have to get the homemade pistachio ravioli. I have never had anything like it. Total foodie heaven. New flavors with fresh pasta. Perfect.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 8, 2016

Overrated and underwhelmed. Slow service and underflavored food

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on April 25, 2016

Just outstanding!!!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on April 15, 2016

Have tried a few different dishes here with other people and they have all been good. The staff is friendly and attentive. A nice neighborhood place. I recommend you try it.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 6, 2016

A friend recommended the Sea Bass here. The restaurant was a typical older place which has not been updated in a while. I don't really mind that much as I look for the quality of the food. It was mediocre at best. The polenta special was bland and gelatin-like. The calamari had an odd overly smoked flavor. The sea bass which is the most expensive item at $34, was rubbery. My impression was that a while ago, it was probably a great restaurant but has not kept up.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 5, 2016

Great food. Friendly staff. Reasonable prices. Good sized portions.

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