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Via Veneto

4.2
413 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Authentic
  • Good for Anniversaries
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Monday – Thursday: 11:30am - 9:30pm; Friday: 11:30am - 10:00pm; Saturday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm; Sunday: 1:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(773) 267-0888
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Tony Barbanente
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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.
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Private party contact
Tony Barbenente: (855) 781-0598
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Catering
Custom Menu serving authentic Italian Cuisine.
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Cross street
Central Park
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
What 413 People Are Saying
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4.2
food
4.5
service
3.9
ambience
3.9
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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Last minute meal after a movie. The portions were large and the food was fine. The server rushed us a little bit. Not very crowded for a Saturday night.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Never disappointed with our meals here. The black ink spaghetti with lobster was divine, followed by the baci perugina for dessert. Amazing! And Angela, as always, is a pleasure to visit with.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

You can't beat Via Veneto for excellent food, friendly staff, and a comfortable environment. This is a neighborhood gem with easy parking.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We enjoyed a wonderful dinner here. The dishes are authentically Italian, reminding my husband of his napolitana grandmother’s cooking. The cod filet Livornese with polenta and olives is outstanding.
Via Veneto’s ambience is warm and comfortable and owner/chef Tony, his sister Angela and the staff treat you like family. This will be our go-to Italian restaurant from now on!

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1.0Dined on February 14, 2018

It was Valentine’s Day .Didn’t have a sitter so we came here with our two eleven year old kids. We were seated in the middle to the entrance of the room. Every time one of of the staff came by they would brush my chair. I guess a table near the washroom wasn’t available. Our waitress must of been upset she had to work, she never smiled once all evening. Not once did she come ask us about our meal or anything. The busboy and other staff came by to check on us. They seemed pleasant. When it came time to pay the bill our waitress reappeared and figuratively threw the check at us . It was like I had a highly contagious incurable disease.
I’ve had much better service at McDonald’s . Maybe it was an off night. I will never know because I will never go there again.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We have been going to Via Veneto on special occasions for years. It never disappoints.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

We had a wonderful time, they took such great care of us. They made us feel like family. We will be back with our family soon.

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4.0Dined on December 25, 2017

Standard Italian fare. Pretty good. I will go back.

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

The food was great but the dessert was mind blowing! The semifreddo, mousse, soufflé, panna Cotta, and cannoli was amazing. Kudos to the pastry chef!

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

ALWAYS delicious food! We always feel welcome there. Creative seasonal items. Via Veneto is a favorite of ours and we try to get there when we are in town.

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5.0Dined on November 23, 2017

authentic Italian food.................................xxxxxxxxxxx.....

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5.0Dined on November 23, 2017

We enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving meal at Via Veneto. The staff, including the owner, was welcoming, seated us promptly, and made sure everyone received attentive, efficient and personal service throughout. Although all the tables were full, we never felt rushed and the dining room was comfortably quiet. The food, from both the Thanksgiving and regular menu, was delicious and prepared with care. Easy parking, too. Oh, and the dessert—Croccantino Semifredo—is amazing.

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5.0Dined on November 23, 2017

We are hard to please Italian’s . We always have authentic Italian cuisine here!! Free parking and terrific food!!!

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5.0Dined on November 23, 2017

We dined at Via Veneto on Thanksgiving. The restaurant had a turkey meal special in addition to the full dinner menu. So the choices were many and the food was very good. Our server was very friendly. Seems like an authentic sort of old school place. We will go there again.

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5.0Dined on November 17, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on November 7, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on October 14, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined on September 8, 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!

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4.0Dined on September 7, 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.

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4.0Dined on July 27, 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.

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2017

One word: AMAZING!

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

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5.0Dined on July 16, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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

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4.0Dined on May 14, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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!👍🏻

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2017

Always a great lunch place.

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4.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on February 4, 2017

Delicious food and wine. Very enjoyable dinner!!!

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2.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on January 14, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on December 27, 2016

Excellent homemade Italian!! We adore the family who runs this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2016

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

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5.0Dined 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".

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5.0Dined on December 15, 2016

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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on December 10, 2016

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

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