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Vinny Vanucchi's 'Little Italy' - Dubuque, Dubuque, IA
Vinny Vanucchi's 'Little Italy' - Dubuque, Dubuque, IA
Vinny Vanucchi's 'Little Italy' - Dubuque, Dubuque, IA
Vinny Vanucchi's 'Little Italy' - Dubuque, Dubuque, IA
Vinny Vanucchi's 'Little Italy' - Dubuque, Dubuque, IA
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This restaurant now offers Takeout

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Vinny Vanucchi's 'Little Italy' - Dubuque

4.5
4.5
724 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
The new Vinny Vanucchi’s ‘Little Italy’ location in Dubuque, Iowa, embodies every thing loved about our original Vinny’s location in Galena, Illinois. Serving the same Italian favorites including Nana Lu’s Meat Lasagna, Auntie Gracie's Sausage Ragu, and Dee Dee's Tortellini Carbonara, meals are complete with piping hot Garlic Bread, and Salad tossed with Vinny’s Italian House Vinaigrette Dressing. From eclectic artifacts and family portraits to rich wood floors and checkered tablecloths, we’ll transport you and your family to the Old Country. The moment you step into Vinny’s Dubuque, you'll swear Nana Lu is hard at work in our kitchen. You'll smell the slow-cooking marinara sauce and feel like part of the familia. • Family Recipes Passed Down 5 Generations • Pasta Bowls and Baked & Stuffed Pastas • Chicken and Veal Specialties • Vinny’s Thin Crust Pizza • Extensive Wine List • Import & Domestic Brews

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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 5 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, American
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Lunch Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (563) 588-9600
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party facilities
    Parties & Groups Vinny Vanucchi’s group dinners are reminiscent of our large Italian family get togethers--where everyone gathered around the table for a glass of vino, great conversation, and no one went away hungry. Just choose from one of 6 menu plan options, pick your entrees, and leave the rest to us. We'll cook up Italian favorites and serve your meal family-style on large platters meant for you and your guests to share and pass around the table. All entrees are served with baskets of Vinny's piping hot garlic bread; bowls of salad tossed in our sweet Vinny's Italian Vinaigrette House Dressing; and dishes of penne pasta with our homemade marinara sauce. Complete your Italian feast with appetizer and dessert selections available individually or as combination platters.
  • Neighborhood
    Dubuque
  • Cross street
    West 2nd
  • Parking details
    Metered street parking during the daytime.
  • Public transit
    Cab Service.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 724 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

724 Reviews
  1. JimP

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice place to enjoy an evening with that someone special. Meal was served hot and there was plenty to eat. Took half home. Our dessert was awesome.

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  2. Brianna

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Went for Valentines day - Paid a lot of money for what seemed like frozen chicken slices and practically nonexistent prosciutto - and our chocolate cake was still frozen and not easy to eat. Service was great, food was not.

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  3. John

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our table was available for our reservation request. Food was great. Will definitely return and recommend.

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  4. NancyK

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious but was a little cold. Great service and atmosphere. Will definitely come again!

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  5. Senyor

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely restaurant with great service. Regular menu items were tasty, fresh and well presented. HOWEVER, the gluten free pasta was not thorouoghly cooked. It was still hard. Sent it back, was reprepared two more times but was well undercoked Not recommended for gluten free menu

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  6. ReneeT

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love stopping for a GREAT meal whenever we are in the area.

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  7. BobG

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great staff, great building. Everything was good.

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  8. CatG

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Vinny's is amazing! We were running late in traffic and instead of giving our table away, they called using my number from this reservation to check on us. They held our table and we had a great night celebrating my mom's birthday.

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  9. Gwen

    Des Moines

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mia - our server - was awesome! And considering that she was the bartender for the entire restaurant, she was great.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was great, the food was great, the cost was appropriate for the quality. This was a nice meal at a good restaurant, don't expect a deal, expect to have a great meal and pay a normal price for it.

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  11. LaniaMaeDillon

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Vinny Vannuchi's has great atmosphere and amazing authentic Italian food and wine! We enjoyed our dinner there and will definitely be back again!

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  12. Iowagirlz

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was mediocre. Wait staff were excellent, helpful, accommodating.

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  13. JefferyK

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bria was great. I never complain when I have a bad experience. This experience was great! Food, service, everything. Keep it up!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    After receiving salad and cold garlic bread, waited 40 minutes for two of the four dinners. 5 more minutes for the other two dinners. Which the ravioli was literally cold and i had maybe one cup of pasta in a $30 dollar entree. Then, while eating… staff was dragging tables and chairs to rearrange the seating. This went on for ten minutes.

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  15. JonathanK

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food. Excellent service. Very enjoyable.

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  16. Cruz

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Waitress was good and friendly. I can’t recall her name but very good and helpful to me and wife on her birthday so thank you definitely coming back again!

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  17. GregB

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We're from south dakota. And we hoped to be back at Vinny's again someday!!!!!!!

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  18. Jeni

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Vinny's is an experience that should be enjoyed by all. The atmosphere, service, garlic bread, salad and most of our dishes were superb! We'd encourage the pizza maker to add more cheese and let the crust bake longer. Prices have gone up substantially since our last visit, but if this is needed to be sure they stay open ~ then we'll pay it!

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  19. LaurenH

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The services was awful, took over 15 min just to get water. The food was plain and poorly done. Drinks were poorly made, unbalanced. The best part was the garlic bread.

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  20. WheatonTwo

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were a party of six and asked for a table away from the crowd. We had such a table and we’re able to have wonderful conversations as the noise in our seating area was quite low. Their menu tells you they win’s do separate checks but that would be nice if they changed that rule.

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  21. JoeM

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    First time here and definitely would come back to try other entrees. My wife’s seafood pasta was outstanding and my pizza was crispy and tasty. The drinks were reasonably priced. Looking forward to coming back.

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  22. MartyW

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress Mya was outstanding! Very enjoyable evening.

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  23. JaniceH

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    FANTABULOUS!! A MUST DO..❤ Everything about this restaurant is great.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The only thing I’d say is that 2 pasta dishes and a kids dish is not worth $85. No alcohol, appetizers or desserts.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was fine, but paying $73 for 2 people splitting a meal, we were expecting better food and more of it. We paid $41 to split a pasta dish that was just okay.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The only thing we liked was the garlic bread and salad. Pizza dough tough. Lasagna meat tasted like it had a filler so the texture and taste were not good.

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  27. JodyM

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The waitress forgot to return with a salad plate, had to ask the buss person for a plate. I ordered the Veal Marsala with Pasta. The Veal was tough eat a bit overcooked. My guest and I wanted desert, but the waitress was quick to arrive with the check. The salad and drinks were good.

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  28. KathyS

    Des Moines

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    So we love the food and atmosphere of Vinny’s but we had a reservation and the restaurant was not busy and we were placed in a upstairs room so could not experience any of the atmosphere I could see if the place was overcrowded but it was very open on the main floor at least our waitress was extremely nice and we were the only ones up there I feel like I had an contiguous illness

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  29. JoanF

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food in this restaurant located in the historic district of Dubuque near the River Museum and Hotel Julien. Able to walk from the hotel to the restaurant easily. Service was great and food tasted delicious and was quickly served.

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  30. KateG

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was very underwhelming. The marsala sauce was like a thick brown gravy with no flavor, the chicken was so tough I couldn’t cut through it. The bread was so heavily soaked in oil we couldn't eat it. The pasta tasted like it was from a box. The only good thing was the spumoni and the lemon cake. Very disappointing.

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  31. JaclynM

    Des Moines

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We were kind of disappointed with the Dubuque location, we’ve been to galena a few times and really enjoyed it. We felt like it was way over priced for a mediocre Italian restaurant.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We ordered thin crust pizza but it’s not really thin crispy, instead thicker, and Parmesan cheese comes in packets.

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  33. Dlor

    Milwaukee

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Karl was an excellent server. Friendly and knowledgeable. Stop whenever in Dubuque. Cute surroundings.

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  34. RNRob

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    1.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    I’ve eaten at many Italian Restaurants in my life, and am Italian myself. The food here is probably the worst Italian food I’ve ever had, and that includes the chain restaurants. Everything tasted like it came out of a can, store bought pasta that was over cooked, meatballs that tasted like the ones you can by at a deli in a grocery store, and the most pathetic wine list I’ve ever seen at any type of decent restaurant. Server was very unpleasant…no personality or knowledge of the menu. I could go on and on about why this restaurant is in no way a true Italian restaurant, but will just advise anyone considering this for a nice Italian meal, forget about it!! Trust me on this. You will pay Chicago prices for cafeteria type food.

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  35. AshDev

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We placed an anniversary dinner reservation here as everyone told us this was the best place in town. We were extremely underwhelmed. We were greeted promptly when we walked in and sat at our reserved table. Our server was quick with waters and to tell us the specials. The special watermelon cocktail was really good and my husband said his bourbon cocktail was good as well. Our dinner was less than to be desired. I got the seafood pasta special and my husband the Marsala pasta. Both were lacking in flavor. The Marsala was extremely thick almost like gravy. I will say the seafood was cooked perfectly on my pasta however the oil based sauce was blan. Lacked in the garlic, Italian flavors you would expect. We did not stay for dessert.

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  36. HollyO

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Vinny’s in Dubuque was fantastic. Our server was Carlos, personable and welcoming, professional, knowledgeable, attentive, amazing! Food and drinks were excellent as expected. Atmosphere was great…although it was quite warm in the dining area.

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  37. Eastsider

    Milwaukee

    21 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    First of all, it was August and the restaurant was very warm and uncomfortable. Our server was very impatient for us to order even though the restaurant was not nearly full. The salad for 6 people was one small bowl to share with one piece of bread per person. Most of the pastas were fine, but the Italian beef was tough. Find another Italian restaurant. This one is not worth the price.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and food. Was in Dubuque last year and time didn’t permit. Definitely was satisfied with the service and food

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  39. AnnetteC

    Des Moines

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The appetizer, cocktails, and dessert were all excellent. Unfortunately, we didn’t feel like the entrées were worth the amount we paid. The service was great. Due to the entrées we will not be returning.

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  40. RoJo

    Denver

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and very good service as always. One of our favorite places to dine in Dubuque. Just wish the music wasn’t quite so loud - made dinner conversation difficult. Otherwise everything was great.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

FAQs

Vinny Vanucchi's 'Little Italy' - Dubuque offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (563) 588-9600.

Vinny Vanucchi's 'Little Italy' - Dubuque is rated 4.5 stars by 724 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Vinny Vanucchi's 'Little Italy' - Dubuque

180 Main Street, Dubuque, IA 52001

Additional information

  • Cross street
    West 2nd
  • Neighborhood
    Dubuque
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Lunch Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Metered street parking during the daytime.
  • Public transit
    Cab Service.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (563) 588-9600
  • Private party facilities
    Parties & Groups Vinny Vanucchi’s group dinners are reminiscent of our large Italian family get togethers--where everyone gathered around the table for a glass of vino, great conversation, and no one went away hungry. Just choose from one of 6 menu plan options, pick your entrees, and leave the rest to us. We'll cook up Italian favorites and serve your meal family-style on large platters meant for you and your guests to share and pass around the table. All entrees are served with baskets of Vinny's piping hot garlic bread; bowls of salad tossed in our sweet Vinny's Italian Vinaigrette House Dressing; and dishes of penne pasta with our homemade marinara sauce. Complete your Italian feast with appetizer and dessert selections available individually or as combination platters.
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