Viaggio Ristorante and Lounge

4.8
1402 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
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Viaggio in Italian translates to "journey" and this ristorante intends to take their guests on a culinary journey of the regions of Italy, while incorporating the familiarity of American dining.

Executive Chef Jared Beach brings his passion for great ingredients and beautiful food onto an already stellar menu. Featuring the best 'Old World' Italian, Chicago has to offer, he brings to the table a creative and progressive side with our everchanging featurs of fresh fish, pork, lamb, steaks and pasta.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday 4:00 - 8:00pm
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Phone number
(312) 829-3333
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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
Nick Biscaglio
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Private party facilities
We at Viaggio know how good food and good people can make any event unique and memorable. Private parties will be cutomized to tailor any event large or small. Please contact us to begin your special event experience.
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Private party contact
Dave : (312) 829-3333
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Catering
Every party is unique, so Viaggio will work with our guests to create a catering package or flexible menu that is specific to your particular event. For menu ideas please see ur website viaggiochicago.com
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Ada
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Located in the thriving West Loop, just several blocks from the United Center, Viaggio is the ideal location to have dinner before or after a sporting event or concert. Situated just beyond the loop saturated with hotels, theatres and business, Viaggio is close and convenient to get to for those arriving in a cab, walking, taking the bus or driving.
- Valet service is available for $12.00

- Public Parking directly across the street.

- Street parking is also available
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Public transit
CTA, Blue Line
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1402 People Are Saying
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JM
Cleveland
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service and meal- colleagues and I shared three dishes- chicken Marsala, vodka rigatoni and cavetelli

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great environment,very friendly staff which helped us to decide what to get, and the food was very good and a bigger plate than we expected! Definitely recommend for Italian dining!

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E
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A fun casual environment, Very good food at a reasonable price. The best place in Chicago's West Loop!

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TT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was outstanding, the waiter was knowledgable, I will be back

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B
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was great, but very, very noisy.

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c
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent, and so was the service. This place is definately a place to have a great dinner!

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K
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service. Delicious food at a good price point. Will go back!

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SP
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

My husband and I travel to Chicago from Milwaukee occasionally for a change of scenery, and we always make a special trip to Viaggio. The food is always amazing, the service is professional and clearly passionate about food, and the wine is great. We highly recommend for a date night if you're looking for something romantic and simple.

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N
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time, loved it!!!

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OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quality food and service every single time we come. The shrimp Dakota and pork chop parm are our staples, and then we experiment with the rest of the menu. Eggplant appetizer, fish specials and tiramisu are amongst the other stellar ones. Can’t wait to go back!

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PG
Chicago
50 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The best on Madison st

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very yummy food. Went for a later Friday lunch and enjoyed the experience and will definitely go back.

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LA
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was one of the most fun and enjoyable evenings we’ve had in a long time!!

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TB
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful service and great food! Thanks, people of Viaggio, for making a special day with family and friends more special.

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DZ
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Viaggio!
The food is delicious every time. Their menu is varied -- but each dish made so well -- every time.
The service is IMPECCABLE every time. Our most recent visit was on a night of full house - - yet service did not miss a beat!
The drinks are always good.
Portions are generous.
Every employee there is friendly, helpful and there for anything you might want or need.

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G
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was outstanding! The pasta with vodka sauce was excellent. Add the meatballs. All the chicken dishes were great. Very flexible with substitutions. I substituted risotto for pasta. The service started out good. But, then our server seemed to be handling too many tables. Or, it could have been that we only ordered one bottle of wine. But, we would still go back because the food was outstanding.

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AB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We selected Viaggio based on location and reviews. We all declared it a winner! From the moment we walked in, service was excellent. We were warmly greeted and seated even though two of our party of five were arriving separately and a few minutes late (we had reservations). None of this “we can’t seat you until your whole party’s here” nonsense. To me, that has always come across wrong and inconsiderate, ike we’re not welcome. The hostesses and serving staff were friendly and immensely hospitable. Julia, our server, was attentive and patient. She was a delight. Another server (Kyle), recognized a member of our party as also being a part of the local restaurant scene. He was kind enough to frequently check in on us as well. Apps, entrees and desserts were tasty and in good portions. Overall, a great experience and we’re eager to return!

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B
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food and the service. This is my favorite Italian restaurant in Chicago.

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s
San Francisco
92 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

A good neighborhood restaurant not to be confused with a fine dining experience.
The vibe is relaxed and the crowd clearly local. The food was nothing special but acceptable.

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JG
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food great value great service. Highly recommend.

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MD
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place. It's our go-to when we have out-of-town guests. The food is always amazing (highly recommend ordering from their daily specials), and the service is impeccable. We've dined here so many times and have never had a bad meal, and our guests always rave. What a neighborhood gem!

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s
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

After reading many reviews and searching for the "top Italian restaurant in Chicago" to take my parents and sister to, I decided on Viaggio and couldn't be more happy with that decision. Eagerly greeted and promptly seated with fresh bread and mild peppers. Then onto a delicious Montecpulciano. Accompanied shortly thereafter by the delicious stacked eggplant. And four delicious entrees. I had the Rigatoni with Sunday Pork Gravy which was a triumph. From beginning to end a fantastic experience!

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PJ
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent!! The peppers that comes with the bread before your meal, I could eat as a meal, it is so good!

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M
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

They have the BEST bread (oh so fresh). The fried calamari was delicious - fresh and light. The food was also delicious. My date had the pork chop (nice portion size - we joked that he ate a brontosaurus) and it was well seasoned. My pasta dish (carbonara) was delicious - you can tell the pasta was homemade. My pasta dish was a little dry - pasta soaked up most of the sauce so I requested additional cream sauce which was no problem....now it was perfect. The service is good. They are not much for small talk but they are kind, professional and offer prompt service. They made me feel special by treating me to a complimentary dessert and non-alcoholic beverage for my birthday. This is my new FAVORITE Italian restaurant. I will definitely be back and highly recommend this place...it's cozy and feels like home.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

I was disappointed in the veal but the other meals, chicken and salmon were very good

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PM
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was a backup choice and turned out to be as good or better than our original choice. Service was smart and the food was delicious. We’ll be back.

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OT
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great Italian favorite! Unique dishes along with traditional excellence!

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MN
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We went before a concert at the United Center based on our friend's suggestions. We also took advantage of the event parking valet but when we did park on the street the valet told us we would get a ticket and it seemed like a scam to use his service. It was $20 since the concert was over after 11pm. Anyhow, we were seated and the waiter was a bit pushy and pushing this orange martini which was ok; I should have stuck to wine. We had pasta which was good the 8 finger cavatti and the sauce was really good. The bill was expensive and felt like we were getting pushed out early since we weren't going to United Center right at 730pm since there was an opening act and the place wasn't busy. It is a little less than a mile from the United Center. The portions are big and they charge extra for salads so split I would suggest spliting an entree; plenty for two people and I had leftovers.

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CB
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were both outstanding. Restaurant was cozy and Cubs were on TV in the bar.

We came during family vacation in Chicago and all four of us had a delicious meal. Olive oil, cheese, red pepper flakes and long peppers on the table with bread reminded me of our family's favorite Italian restaurant when I was growing up. Absolutely recommend this delightful restaurant. The staff was very attentive and made us feel at home.

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d
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a fantastic experience! I love this place!

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JR
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and atmosphere are great! Been there a few times. A bit pricey for just pasta dishes.

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DB
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of best, if not the best tasting Italian cuisine in the West Loop!

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HA
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A wonderful place to enjoy an authentic Italian menu with a few adventurous options. Hosts make you feel welcome and appreciated.

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OT
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an incredible time at Viaggio’s! We are locals & love going here.

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B
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dining here felt like you were eating with friends in the neighborhood. Jen was our server and took great care of us. She was our new best friend by the end of the evening. The food was excellent (chicken piccante, best ever). We will make a special trip back here anytime we’re back in town.

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OS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, ambience and crowd. Would be back again!

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RA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Solid Italian, better than most. Great staff, go with the bartender's wine recommendation and seriously consider the special dinner entrees.

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L
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Love Viaggio. It is my neighborhood restaurant. Family owned with family recipes it is like eating in someone's home but bigger. Great wine list and bar.

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JR
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food - great tasting, nice portions. Our server Nick was the best - so nice, professional, knowledgeable!

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