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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.

1330 West Madison
Chicago, IL 60607
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday 4:00 - 8:00pm

Cross Street:
Ada

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

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

Phone Number:
(312) 829-3333

Website:
http://viaggiochicago.com/

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

Parking Details:
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

Public Transit:
CTA, Blue Line

Executive Chef:
Nick Biscaglio

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

Additional:
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

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (38)
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Business Meals (16)
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Fun (16)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Good for Groups (15)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Hot Spot (13)
Notable Wine List (11)
Great for Lunch (9)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
People Watching (6)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 11, 2013

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.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on May 11, 2013

Great food, order the meatball salad. The lasagna was delicious. Affordable - we will definitely be back. Service was fantastic.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 11, 2013

Food was great! Service didn't match up!! Oh well....

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 11, 2013

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.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 10, 2013

Always a great time. Good food and good service. A very reliable favorite....

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 9, 2013

Viaggio delivered a great meal, served up quickly and very tasty! Only complaint is that they try to pack-in too many people

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 30, 2013

Generous portions of well prepared Italian food. The service was very attentive.

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on April 27, 2013

I love this restaurant--the food is always good and the staff is friendly and helpful. The only downside is the noise level. It's too noisy if you're wanting to talk to anyone not seated directly next to you.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on April 26, 2013

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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on April 19, 2013

The food and service is always excellent. This is our favorite place to dine before hawks and bulls games.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 15, 2013

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.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 13, 2013

This is our go to place when going to the United Center. The downside to this trip was I think it is becoming every bodies go to. Food great service a little slow since being over crowded.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on April 6, 2013

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 5, 2013

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 1, 2013

outstanding !!! WILL BE BACK HERE ,, 2 MINUTES TO THE UNITED CENTER , ASK FOR WAITER "JOE" !!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 29, 2013

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 23, 2013

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 23, 2013

Food was amazing and portions were generous! Very fairly priced which is a jard find in this area!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 22, 2013

Great place, cool atmosphere. I ordered the Vesuvio Sea Bass, I thought it was a bit overpriced, too much seasoninging. My husband had a bolognese pasta and wasn't much impressed either. Great to seat at the bar and have drinks!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 20, 2013

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!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 16, 2013

Waiter was very pleasant but messed up our order. Ordered veal Viaggio and brought chicken. Ordered pasta in non cream sauce and brought cream sauce

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 16, 2013

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.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 15, 2013

This was my second visit to Viaggio's and I can't wait to go back again. Service is excellent and the food is delicious!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 15, 2013

bring back chef Vic from fullerton to madison

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 12, 2013

friendly staff and consistently delicious authentic Italian dishes. Whether you are a vegetarian, seafood lover, or meat eater, you will not be disappointed!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 8, 2013

Outstanding and dependable, as always. A wonderful setting with a "family" feel. Never disappointed.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 8, 2013

great for before united center events however you ate crammed in like canned sardines

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 6, 2013

Great place to dine before a Hawks game!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 5, 2013

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!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 22, 2013

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 16, 2013

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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 15, 2013

Best Italian food we have ever had -- All of us agreed. Our family's new fav spot. Went before Blackhawks game. Perfecto!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 14, 2013

Wow - just tried this place for Valentine's Day. The meatball salad is really that good, although you will be half full after the app. great martini as well.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 12, 2013

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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2013

Loved the food and the staff. I worked out perfectly for what we needed.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 9, 2013

Food was very good and service was excellent. Very knowledgeable and helpful!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 9, 2013

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 9, 2013

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 8, 2013

fantastic experience all around

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 7, 2013

Viaggio is in my neighborhood. I love this place. Great staff and great food. You get a warm and welcoming feeling the moment you step through the door. Seriously, it's like you're part of the family. Good Booze, Good Food, Friendly Staff.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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