Viaggio Ristorante and Lounge

4.8
1665 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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An authentic Italian dining experience in the heart of Chicago's lively West Loop neighborhood

We offer an elegant and charming dining experience that keeps guests coming back again and again. Our large menu of regional Italian pastas, meats and fishes is rounded out by a selection of salads, soups, and decadent desserts. Popular staples like Rigatoni with Braised Pork Gravy and Eggplant Parmesan are served alongside Executive Chef Nicolas Biscaglio’s signature interpretations of classic Italian dishes. We use only the highest quality ingredients to ensure a deliciously memorable experience!

As a hospitality-driven establishment, it’s our goal to make every guest that walks through the door feel like family. At Viaggio, we invite you to sit back, relax and enjoy!
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Phoenix
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love coming here, it’s my go to when I’m craving a classic Italian meal with the hospitality that makes you feel you’re at someone’s Nonna’s house. The specials are always to die and the classics are also amazing, you can’t go wrong coming here.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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JR
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We really had a great time at Viaggio. The food was delicious. I had the bolognese which was a huge serving and delicious. My friend had the lasagna. It was a little dry but good. The service was so-so. Our waittress was very friendly but seemed extremely distracted. We were going to order the brueshetta but by the time she came to take our order (after we had been sitting there for quite some time) we decided to skip it. We were going to get more red sauce for the lasagna but couldn't get her attention so did without. It took forever for her to bring us the check so we could settle the bill. All in all, it was a good restaurant, the host was extremely gracious but service by waitstaff could have been better.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

Food was great. Was disappointed that it was for our anniversary and they didn’t acknowledge it. They wanted to put us at a small table in three kiddlenof the restaurant and declined the table: then put us outside which was fine. Overall the food is always good. Just disappointed in the service.

OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Food was amazing but the ambiance and noise was a little to loud

AF
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite neighborhood restaurants. We've been there numerous times and always feel like family. Great salmon, pasta, meatball salad and wonderful service. Of course, we will be back.

J
Chicago
65 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and attentive service. Sunday gravy reminds me of my Nonna's!

KP
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved this restaurant! One of the girls in our group was celebrating her birthday, and the staff was so sweet about it. Thanks for a great dinner before our concert!

DC
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waitress was great and checked with us on a regular basis. Food was outstanding!

FB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Made reservations with them because they were near the United Center before a concert. Glad we did! Excellent meal for all 3 of us. I came an hour earlier than our reservation and they were able to get us seated immediately! Was very busy. Very loud (not an issue for us). Highly recommend! (I had the sea bass special, very good).

SK
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always. Brought friends who never have been. They loved it

D
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. Excellent. Excellent.

Best before any event at United Center

Always great.

JF
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are from Boston and picked the Viaggio Ristorante to eat before the Queen concert at the United Center. The food and service were excellent. We also enjoyed meeting the owner. You can tell he takes pride in his restaurant. We wouldI highly recommend it.

JR
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Particularly liked the sweet peppers that were served w/ bread an olive before we even ordered. It's the little things.

JM
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We arrived on a beautiful day and the front windows were open. Unfortunately, we were seated in the back of the restaurant and it was a bit close there. The lovely breeze didn't make it back that far. But the service and the food were outstanding. The pasta melts in your mouth!

L
Indiana
19 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went before Streisand concert. Best meatball salad. Excellent service! Love it there.

AF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everythkng was excellent
Wr spilled a glass of water and they cleaned up immediately.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The food and our waiter were great. But when the server spilled hot wine sauce from the mussels all over my 87 year old fathers arm and pants, with little more than an opps, I was annoyed. But it was only one guy out of several so we let it go. But I was surprised that more wasn’t done. Latter I figured he never told the waiter.

We go here once or twice a month, and plan to keep going. Truly their mussels (on the plate) and calamari are fantastic. I had the sea bass with cappers and lemon and loved it. All six in our party enjoyed their meals immensely.

JB
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Julie our server was awesome, the food was AMAZING and the atmosphere was great. Highly recommend!

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came with our families to Viaggio’s for lunch right after we got married. Dave is a very gracious owner. His staff is so friendly. We had a phenomenal time; and it is now among our favourite Italian restaurants. The best thing on the menu is the brick chicken. It’s the best chicken I’ve ever had at a restaurant. The meatball salad is top notch. The Chilean sea bass is top notch. And so is the bolognese. I highly recommend this place and will keep coming here again and again.

JC
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food. Amazing. Mussels & Brick Chicken so worth it. Outstanding. Service great. Dave the owner is a helluva guy.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best service and best food. A neighborhood favorite for us. You always feel like a part of the family here.

TG
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Excellent service

L
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate outside and it was less noisy than inside. Highly recommend, can’t wait to go back for the arrabiata sauce.

MJ
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and great meals!

KN
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Fantastic server Julie. Loved the crowd and shuttle

M
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Brick chicken was the best chicken I’ve ever had. Vodka pasta was amazing as well. We’ll be back!!!!

a
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great service it's a little noisy when you sit in the back

JC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was very good but not for the price without soup or salad. I thought $24 for a piece of lasagna was crazy.

LW
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favorite Italian restaurant in Chicago and they have the best meatballs I've ever had. I love the meatball salad which is filling yet healthier than a pasta dish.

RN
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Not a huge menu, but the food is outstanding. Very large portions, so come hungry. The service was excellent.

B
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

My husband and I met a married couple, long time friends of ours, at Viaggio restaurant at 8 PM on a Saturday night to catch up and were seated and served water and bread promptly. Our server, a young woman, was extremely pleasant, but did not write down our orders and needed to return to refresh her memory. The manager/host came over a bit later to confirm our male friend's order. When the food did arrive, one order (our female friend's) was wrong, but she did not complain as it was tasty enough. In general the food is quite good.

We were completely unable to carry on a conversation there. We literally shouted at each other, whether we were seated across the table and next to each other. Everyone else in the restaurant was shouting too, so the noise level is really remarkable. We ended up standing on the sidewalk outside to talk. You'd be better off eating outdoors or at a time when the restaurant is not completely filled.

L
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

Holiday weekend. A waiter did not show up. That being said, no one came to our table to inform us of the situation. I had to find the hostess and manager. The staff could not have been nicer. It was an unfortunate situation for the restaurant.

K
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

The food was extremely bland. I had the chicken parm and my boy friend had the shrimp scampi, we were not impressed. His favorite part of the meal was the side of asparagus and mine was the cocktail sauce that came with the calamari. Definitely not what I expected. Also, the waitress wasn’t that great. I have been to a ton of restaurants down town and at every single one of them the waiters always ask if we’re celebrating something special, if we’ve dined there before, etc, but with this one there was nothing special about the service at all.

PS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been going to Viaggio’s for many years and it never disappoints! Fabulous food, incredible service and a terrific environment! I make sure to bring guests I want to impress with a great experience!!!

R
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The sea bass and lobster ravioli specials were truly outstanding. Way good!!!!

RR
Columbus
13 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding!

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants!

KW
Central Coast
42 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best lasagna I've ever tasted and I've tasted it in many restaurants around the world. Very light, robust and delicate balance. Server was energetic and customer focused. The meals came promptly and were very well presented. I highly recommend this place.

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