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About Villa Verone

For a taste of old Italy, head to Villa Verone Ristorante Italiano, housed in an 1849 historic stone home in downtown Geneva. For over 18 years, Villa Verone has embraced the values of authentic southern Italian cooking and an Italian family. Come and enjoy a delicious meal, great atmosphere and fabulous service. The Upper Club, located upstairs, is the perfect place to unwind and listen to live music Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Celebrate your next special event with us. Private rooms available.

416 Hamilton Street
Geneva, IL 60134
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:


Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm

Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Between 4th and 5th

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(630) 232-2201

Website:
http://www.villaverone.com/

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Villa Verone Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (36)
Special Occasion (34)
Authentic (33)
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Neighborhood Gem (32)
Romantic (29)
Cozy (29)
Good for Birthdays (27)
Worth the Drive (27)
Good for Anniversaries (26)
Live Music (22)
Casual (21)
Fun (16)
Comfort Food (15)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Vibrant Bar Scene (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Business Meals (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Hot Spot (8)
Tasting Menu (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Healthy (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
People Watching (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Great Beer (2)
Seasonal (2)
Live Sports (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

We have been going to this restaurant for years now and thoroughly enjoy the food, the service and the atmosphere. A wonderful place for two of you on date night, and just as appropriate for a day/night out with friends and/or family.

We are Italian and always enjoy the wonderful food that is prepared with authentic expertise. Our family loves the freshness and incredible taste of every dish that we have shared.

The added bonus is the energetic bar scene and the great bands that play on the weekends.

So happy that we have found this fantastic gem!

Bon appettito and salute'!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Business Meals, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Fun, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Healthy, Live Music, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined 3 days ago

The food is amazing! The staff is very friendly. Great live music. One of my favorite restaurants.

Tags: Hot Spot, Cozy, Live Music, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined 3 days ago

I took my girlfriend there on Saturday for Valentines day as we could not go out on Wednesday. Before I picked her up I dropped off a dozen red roses in their package and asked if they could be delivered to the table after we were seated.

True to their word they not only delivered the flowers, but, they removed them from their package trimmed them, put them in a vase for me and spread them out - great job.

Our waiter was fantastic, the food was simply amazing and the wine tasted great. After it was all done, our waiter gave us free desert even though we were almost full and wished us a happy Valentines day - what amazing service and fantastic hospitality.

After dinner we enjoyed the live band in the other room for several hours - the service in that room was just as good as the one in our dining area. The owner was walking around checking on people, greeting them, making sure everything was going well - that is how a business should be ran - such attention to detail.

We cannot wait to go back.

Great job Villa Verone.

Tags: Healthy, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fun, Cozy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Notable Wine List
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·Dined 3 days ago

If I went over to a friend's house whose mother was Italian, it would have been damn fine food, with similar presentation. That is, nothing special, just good, basic, old style Italian. Portions are adequate, not too big, not too small. The building itself is an actual house, fitted to be a restaurant, reminiscent of Meson Sabika in Naperville. The owner is definitely old world "ey, ow-you-doin" Italian, as was our server. Space was tight, but not uncomfortably so. Very cozy ambience.

The problem I had is that they charged "fancy Italian" prices, nearly double of what we would have expected for the quality of food we got. Maybe they jacked up the prices because it was Valentines Day 2 days prior, but we definitely weren't served $20 lasagna. Maybe $12 at most. The asparagi appetizer was something I could have made myself - it was that straightforward - but they charged $15 for it. And the martinis were $12 each, but made with house ingredients. Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't have had an issue with the prices had the quality matched.

In the end, it's cozy and quaint, with a great old world feel. It's just too expensive for what you get.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent service. Very good food. Megan is an excellent bartender and made it an excellent experience.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

We were there to celebrate valentine day since I had to work on the actual day. I had the special for the day which was a New York strip steak with rigatoni and garnish with large shrimps, portabello mushrooms, red and green peppers. My wife had the veal francese over a bed of angel hair pasta. My caesar salad had anchovy with it and her wedge salad had just about everything under the sun. From salad to entrée, all selections was outstanding except I wish they would have given me a bit more pasta. Oh, did I mention there was an outstanding band (The Beaux) playing there that night too. Definitely a very enjoyable was achieved!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

The food and service are excellent. They serve some of the best Italian food I've every had. They have very good bands in their lounge area, especially if you like music from the 60s, 70s and 80s. The bands start at 8:00. Unfortunately around 9:30 a crowd of noisy and rude 30-somethings up consistently show up and take over half of the lounge area. As a result we've given up going to Villa Verone for dinner and dancing.

Tags: Cozy, Live Music, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

We had such a great experience. My husband and I went there for our anniversary. The food was great and the entertainment was just around the corner. 5 stars all the way!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

We had a great time on Valentine’s. The atmosphere was warm and inviting, as was the wait staff. They recommended a nice red wine while we waited for our table (a short wait because we were early for our reservation). When we ordered our food they had no issues accommodating our requests and the food came quickly. It was also delicious - we had the butternut squash ravioli and the lobster ravioli. Our waiter also was very friendly and clearly enjoyed being able to create a nice dining experience.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Wonderful really good food and service

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Truly the best Italian restaurant in the Chicagoland area. Amazing food and amazing people.

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 (Charleston)·Dined 6 days ago

My Valentine had a date night at our favorite restaurant Pietro Verone (Villa Verone). Lucky for me my two favs were there, Joe and Pietro. The food was fantastic as always! Thank you so much to all the staff at Villa Verone!

Tags: Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Ask for Dino. He will make your experience so much better and will make you feel at home and valued as a customer. The food is always amazing and the place itself is so beautiful warm and cozy. Highly recommended, dessert is the only place that is slightly lacking but their cannolis are great!

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Food was delicious! Service was fantastic! I can't wait to come back in the spring/summer to eat in the patio.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Casual, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Place is great. Staff invested in the experience. Food very good.

Tags: Fun
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

This place is always a fantastic time. Great food and great music in the bar after dinner. Nobody does it like Pietro! Great host and wait staff. Never a disappointment!

Tags: Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Cozy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Overall a good experience but I thought the Lasagna was too much meat and not enough pasta, not recommended. I would go again but not anytime soon.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Great Italian food in a rustic, cozy environment. A real hidden gem!

Tags: Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Went there for an undisclosed birthday and made reservations. Food was ok, server was very nice. Our salads were forgotten so we just accepted our entrees when the came out.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Loved the food and the service, as always!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Delicious food, great service, band was outstanding, fun night!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Delicious lobster special and desssert. The service was excellent and attentive. The dinning room was full and very noisy.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 15, 2018

The red sauce is the best I ever had the rigatoni is amazing, the fried ravioli is also

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Authentic, Romantic, Cozy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Food and service is always great - decor could definitely be updated. Think it’s been the same since I was a kid.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Excellent appetizer with fresh mozzarella, disappointing lobster ravioli.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We had a wonderful meal! Love it!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Great food and service! Sometimes it is a little loud but otherwise a wonderful place. I can't wait to go back!

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The band played for 60 minutes and took a break for 30 minutes. When the dance floor was full they took a break. Most people left.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Villa Verone never disappoints! If it's a table for two for date night or a table for 12 to celebrate a birthday or anniversary, the food, service, ambiance is amazing. Food portions are nicely sized and there is something on the menu for everyone. The waitstaff is very attentive no matter how busy they get and are very engaged in making sure your dining experience is top notch. I've never had a bad meal or service compliant in the many years I have been dining at Villa Verone!

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Always amazing, great food and service! Thanks Pietro!

Tags: Hot Spot, Romantic, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Sam was our waiter and he was great!
Our food was delicious!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Festive and comfortable. Service was excellent. Food was Marvelous

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I frequently dine here -- both for special occasions and just a lunch/night out! The food is fantastic -- authentic Italian food. Whether I've ordered just appetizers, seafood or pasta, the food has been delicious. Had my retirement party here and it was such a hit that several couples now dine here as well! The outdoor garden area is absolutely delightful. Would recommend this restaurant to everyone. Also, for those of us who are 50+, I appreciate the Martini Bar; the music is for our generation. This is not easy to find. Nice sized dance floor and quite a bit of seating is available.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Live Music
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Always a good meal and great service. Pietro and Willi run a great family restaurant with traditional Italian food. Willi is a great waiter. He always has reliable and appropriate recommendations on wine and food. We'll be back as soon as we can.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Live Music, Fun, Healthy
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Authentic Italian food, good menu options, friendly service, consistent food prep results in the dishes tasting the same each time.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Villa Verone is a staple of our neighborhood. The owner Pietro frequents the tables and is very attentive to patrons. The food is always good although my friend was not as happy with her meal. The waiter was helpful to provide her with what she requested (she had ordered off the menu which is allowed). My gnocchi was wonderful. Our waiter, though pleasant, forgot to bring my friend's wine and neglected to bring us bread but upon reminding him, he acquiesced. He also kept me waiting at the front when I first arrived while he completed and then answered another phone call. The person standing there should be the first order of business. Those calling on the phone can be placed on hold. Outside of those issues, Villa Verone is a superb restaurant and has never disappointed in the quality of food, ambience and hospitality.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Toledo)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Delicious food! Amazing atmosphere. And the people that work there are charming, helpful, and attentive. Wonderful experience and we will go again.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Peter is the best host. Awesome food. Great service.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We enjoyed a delicious Christmas Eve dinner in a lovely, warm setting. Although we were one of their later seatings, the staff welcomed us and did not make us feel rushed at all. Our server was extremely helpful and attentive. It was a perfect way to spend a special evening.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Christmas Eve dinner. Food was phenomenal as always! Also cozy with great service provided by our waiter Dino!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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