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About Viaggio Ristorante and Lounge
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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.
Chicago, IL 60607
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday 4:00 - 8:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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
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
CTA, Blue Line
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.
Private Party Contact:
Dave : (312) 829-3333
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Viaggio Ristorante and Lounge Ratings and Reviews
Great food. Truly outstanding italian food. The issue is we were seated at 9 for an 8:30 reservation and our waitor was not always around. I would highly recommend and would go back again if simply for the good food. A little more consistent service and this would be a five star recommendation.
First, our server was very good. We all enjoyed our entrees, split a large Ceasar - that was good too. The peppers they serve with with the bread are delicious. We'll be back because we enjoyed the food and there are more items on the menu that we're eager to try. But, the tables are very close together and the noise level got extremely loud by 7:00. I don't think I would consider it again for a Saturday evening unless we could go early. I had checked beforehand that there weren't Bulls or Hawks games at the United Center -- I would certainly avoid it then too! And the wine prices were unreasonably on the high side. Only one glass was available for $9 and they were out of that, everything else was more expensive.
Hidden gem in Chicago. Great service and great food. Went on Friday when the Hawks were in town. My reservations were at 7:30. perfect time. Cleared out just before then as many went to the game. Got busy again a little after that. The eggplant stack appetizer is great. So is the calamari. Not like any calamari I have ever had before. The veal chop is also great. Service was wonderful as well. I had ordered the wrong veal disk. I wanted the one with arugula. When I asked my waiter about it he sent arugula to the table. I woudl highly recommend this place and will be going again.
We showed up 5 minutes late and they had already given our table away and we had to wait almost 30 minutes for another table. That happened despite them confirimng with me via email and also that morning via phone that we will be there. Pretty poor way of handling reservations.
I had heard Viaggio was good, but I had no idea how good. My friend and I both had a baked clams appetizer and eggplant parmesan and both were excellent. The service was great, very attentive, but not overly so, and we never felt rushed, even though the place packed on the night of a concert at UC. We will return.
We go out for Italian quite a bit...this was some of the best food we've had. The meatballs can't be beat, the portions were substantial and can be shared, the appetizers where the same. I'm sure the new Lincoln Park location will be every bit as good...but this west loop locale is very easy to get to from any part of Chicago. Comfortable and authentic.
We have been to Viaggio many times and come back because of the food. This visit, however, was a big disappointment. Except for the eggplant stack appetizer, our food was mediocre at best. The restaurant was packed, which may have been an excuse for the kitchen to be not at it's best, but it has always been crowded. The broccoli in my dish was barely cooked and must thrown on top of the cavatelli. The shrimp tasted fishy. My husband's seafood dish was bland. We will go back, but the cost of the meal did not make for a good experience. Ome more visit will tell us whether things have slipped for good.
My girlfriend and I ate here for the first time during our trip to Chicago and we were nothing short of impressed. We came to celebrate our anniversary and my girlfriend's birthday; we were initially seated at a small table near the back hallway, which was a bit noisy. However, we requested to have our seats switched and were moved to a terrific, romantic table right at the front of the restaurant, which meant alot to us. The restaurant was clean, the waiting staff and service were both terrific, and the food was phenomenal. The calamari and eggplant stack appetizers and pork chop parmesan were outstanding. Overall, it was a terrific experience and we will DEFINITELY be coming back next time we are in Chicago.
This is an amazing place in that they consistently execute on every level.They are very proud of what they do and it shows! Gets hoppin' and hard to get in on game days for Hawks or Bulls, but grab an off night and you will be treated to a really great meal!
Viaggio's was great. Casual atmosphere, good old school Italian. Portions are large, especially the appetizers. Bread and peppers brought to the table right away. Server was knowledgeable, friendly and attentive. My daughter is a vegetarian and she was very happy with everything she had. Caprese had something I'd never seen before, thin slice of red onion. Nice touch. I had the shrimp and lobster penne, which was one of the specials of the day. Fantastic. Took half home and ate it happily the next day. Wish I had more. Will go back. Might move our family Christmas dinner there. Yum.
This restaurant is the ideal spot to dine before an event at United Center. The staff was attentive and knowledgeable. The food was delicious and served in a timely manner. Nice ambiance, more casually upscale than the usual sports bar. We valet parked and took their convenient shuttle bus to the Blackhawks game. Afterward, we returned on the shuttle to find our car waiting for us outside the restaurant. Perfect! We'll be back to Viaggio and we highly recommend you visit this west-end neighborhood gem!
We always go to Viaggios before a Hawks game. Very energetic and the food is exceptional. Love their meatballs!Their red sauce is also very good.
We were seated way in the back of restaurant and I did not care for the atmosphere back there-pretty cramped and it was very hectic with the pre game rush. Could have probably used a few more servers.
The ambiance of Viaggio is vibrant, which may excite one upon entry. The service staff is very welcoming and all staff members are interested in your overall comfort. As far as the food, I regret that there was not a WOW factor or even satisfaction beyond any local (more economical) Italian eatery in the city. The age old trick of extra salt and butter, can be spotted a mile away by any foodie... The only reason I would ever return is for drinks and maybe for a bite with friends, as it did appear to be a very nice establishments for groups. Just wish the taste of the food match the ambiance.
As always, food is delicious, fresh & hot and service is top notch. Waiter was very knowledgeable of the menu and many specials of the day. We were there on a night of a Blackhawks Game and it was exciting. We ordered the special Salmon and Steak, both were melt in your mouth awesome.
Lively, excellent Italian. Best veal chop Milanese we've had outside of Italy. The "chop" is more expensive that the cutlet but - whoa - so, so good. They even special-prepped a chop for me as Parmigano (to die for).
And the handmade, house-made pasta is to die for.
Could be my last visit. The Sat. night turnover RUSH was on!Entrees arrived BEFORE we finished the appetizer.The busboy removed the plate (with salad still on it)without asking.My 3 dinner companions were done with their entrees but I was still eating...again the busboy came to clear their plates and took the bread without asking me if I was done with it.The INSTANT my plate was empty BUT my wine glass still full the waiter came to ask about dessert and coffee!I politely asked him to allow us time to finish our wine.He apologized and I saw him check his watch a few minutes later as he reapproached the table.We ordered dessert, got it and the check shortly thereafter.I understand the need to turn tables but this was unacceptable.
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