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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

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (38)
Good for Anniversaries (36)
Neighborhood Gem (36)
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Casual (33)
Good for Birthdays (32)
Special Occasion (32)
Great for Outdoor Dining (31)
Authentic (30)
Live Music (29)
Worth the Drive (27)
Romantic (26)
Cozy (25)
Good for Groups (21)
Fun (20)
Comfort Food (18)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Vibrant Bar Scene (14)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Business Meals (12)
Bar Seating (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Hot Spot (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
People Watching (4)
Scenic View (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Seasonal (2)
Happy Hour (1)
Live Sports (1)
Spicy (1)
Waterfront (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Great Italian food with beautiful ambiance in Geneva.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

It was our 4th time to the restaurant and I've ordered different items each time. Every one has been excellent. Wonderful Italian food. The tables are a tad close together so it can be a little loud for casual conversation. The service is very good. The owner is very personable and walks around and greets the patrons. In the non-winter season, they have a wonderful dining area in the front "yard" of the restaurant that has great ambiance. Highly recommended.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Very friendly people. Excellent food. Reasonably priced.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Lovely historic building . Several intimate dining areas. Wonderful bar and entertainment upstairs in the club. Wide assortment of Italian speciatues, We opted for the Chef's Special, which included any appetizer, two entrees, dessert and a bottle of wine for $100. Took home leftovers.

Tags: Live Music, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

One of our favorite restaurants. Food is always superb!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

What a wonderful place! I heard about this place from friends, and I wish we had come here sooner. The hospitality is first rate, the food is outstanding, and the ambience is terrific. I can't wait to come back- this is a great dining experience.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

As always, great food, great owner and had a lot of fun after dinner dancing

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We were there to see a band (friends of ours), good thing for early reservation as I've never seen the place so crowded. My wife's dinner was special of the night (2-4 ozs. filet in a marsal sauce with lots of mushroom, 3 large shrimp , mix vegetables, on a bed of angel hair. I had the chicken vesuvio ( 4 bone in pieces with chunks of roasted potatos. Rather disappointing to say the least as there was no peas , mix vegetables, or pasta. Would recommend this place for any special occasions and the owner is friendly and charming as ever.

Tags: Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food was FANTASTIC!

I was eager to get to dance to the music of The Beaux but was disappointed in the size of the room; way too small. Their sound system was not working which was not a good thing either. They are a GREAT band but was not able to enjoy listening or dancing to their music.

Tags: Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

I really enjoy Villa Verone- Our visit to Italy is one that holds special memories. A visit to Villa Verone reminds of those moments.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The good was delicious and the people watching fun! The costumes were awesome!

Tags: Live Music
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

The commitment of the staff to hospitality was easily recognizable and fun. It was Halloween weekend. 😃 The atmosphere was excessivly noisy and cramped. We would have appreciated entrees on the lighter side. The wait staff was obviously extremely taxed. We would try again and not go for a special occasion.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Out w my gal friends

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Excellent food and wait staff. Great place to dine with friends and family.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Ate at the upstairs bar. The bartender was awesome!! Had the appetizer and entree specials. Always great food quality. Music by the “Wind Gypsies” — loved it!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Great as Usual Wonderful food and service Highly recommend

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Romantic, Live Music, Fun, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Celebrated my birthday here. Service was attentive. Food was good and as expected for the price point. Would have enjoyed a larger wine selection.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

My wife and I eat here almost once a week. It is simply the best place in the area for Italian food. We always ask for Dino!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Excellent food and service. Avoid being seated next to large groups.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We had slow service getting our food. Several from our party asked the server about getting the food/

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Always great. They have a scratch kitchen and will prepare the food the way you want it.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Simply fantastic. You must give it a try. Great food with wonderful, friendly service.

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 20, 2017

I was disappointed in the special. One was a pasta dish with shrimp and scallops. The shrimp were about the size of a quarter and the scallops were only slightly larger. The ambiance was very nice and cozy but the food we had was mediocre at best.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 20, 2017

It was a wonderful evening with family and the service and food was great!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Just Great Food! Good Service Good family environment

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

A lovely time was had by all!

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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Fantastic experience, great fun,

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 13, 2017

This is one of our favorite places to go. It is cozy and the food is great.

Tags: Seasonal, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

It is our "go to" place on special occasions. Since moving to this area this is easily our favorite restaurant in the area.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Dinner at Villa Verone is like a trip to Italy! The food is amazing and served with such care. Service was perfect, not obtrusive. Can't wait to return.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 1, 2017

This was our first visit. Had to wait about 15 minutes past our reservation, but enjoyed a cocktail in the bar while we waited. We were seated in a small area on the second floor which was a bit quieter, which I appreciated. Our server was very nice and the food and wine was fantastic. We will be back!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Dined here with husband and friend two nights ago. Service was excellent and waitress friendly and knowledgeable.
Ordered the butternut squash ravioli which was smothered in an asiago sauce. It tasted more like alfredo sauce. There was a small amount of summer squash mixed in sauce which were soggy. It would have been tastier served with a sage butter sauce. Would not order again. Tables tightly packed together. High noise level due to small room

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

What an awesome experience!! From the food, to the drinks, service, and entertainment! WOW! We will be back!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Live Music
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Service was a little slow. Good was ok, marinara was good. Very warm in the restaurant,there is outdoor seating,but it was 90 degrees so that was not an option. Overall about average. Fun upstairs bar with a band.

Tags: Cozy
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

It was the best pasta I've had in a long time. The service was great and the owner is amazing. This is a well ran restaurant.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Delicious!! Great options. Nice restaurant. Good service. We will be back again soon!!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Great meal, good staff, good drinks - Love this place.

Tags: Hot Spot, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 16, 2017

The food was fantastic as always ! Our waiter Gabriel was fantastic!The only disappointment is we went here to eat outside and I forgot to stipulate that on our reservation and they were not able to accommodate us

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Cozy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Great food and awesome service! We will definitely be returning!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Small, cozy, romantic place. Good for small groups or dates. Noisy due to the indoor set-up but not unpleasantly so.

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