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Vinny Vanucchi's 'Little Italy' - Galena

4.4
4.4
1848 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian



From the moment you enter Vinny Vanucchi’s ‘Little Italy’ in Galena, IL, we’ll welcome you with open arms and make you feel like part of the familia. Perched halfway up a cobblestone street, Vinny’s charming Galena location is complete with an Old World Deli and Import Store, artifacts, signs and vintage family portraits, and four distinctive dining areas. Each dining room has the feel of an authentic trattoria with native wood, Galena brick and checkered tablecloths.

You’ll find Vinny’s ambiance is, at once, both casual and elegant.

• Family Recipes Passed Down 5 Generations

• Pasta Bowls and Baked & Stuffed Pastas

• Chicken and Veal Specialties

• Extensive Wine List

• Outdoor Cappuccino Garden

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 35 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, American

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (815) 777-8100

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Vinny Vanucchi's now has multiple private dinning rooms available. The unparalleled views of the city afforded by the fourth floor Bistro with its red-tiled pathways, black wrought-iron railings, inviting chairs, and white-striped awnings-provide breathtaking panoramas of Galena's historic downtown. For a virtual tour and photos of Vinny's Bar and Corner Bistro please go to www.vinnysgalena.com.

  • Private party contact

    Corey Lugrain: (815) 777-8100

  • Neighborhood

    Galena

  • Cross street

    Washington

  • Parking details

    Street parking is available along Main Street or Bench Street (Vinny's is located between the 2 streets) and the connecting downtown Galena streets. <br />

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,848 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. E

    Elbe

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We had a lovely evening. The food was great and the service fantastic.
  2. ML

    MichaelL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Classic Italian with super-sized portions! Food was fresh, hot and full of flavor. Loved the eggplant parmesan and the salad dressing is perfect.
  3. MW

    MaryW

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous meal. Our server John was excellent knowledgeable, upbeat and attentive.
  4. M

    Mags

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service5ambience1
    The music was very loud that it was annoying. Food was just average, it was disappointing.
  5. R

    Rebecca

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve been to Vinny’s several times and it never disappoints. The from-scratch Italian comfort food stands alone, but the great service and homey atmosphere seal the deal. You can’t go wrong with any of their pasta dishes, and their garlic bread is the stuff dreams are made of.
  6. RP

    RuthP

    Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful, from the bruschetta appetizer to our main courses!
  7. HB

    HB70

    Chicago

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good authentic food. Helpful, friendly and good service.
  8. VA

    VickyA

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Bad silverware. Soup and bread was good. Waiter didn’t know price for the special. Entrees we’re mediocre. Special was more expensive than the regular priced entree. Not a great experience.
  9. d

    dakr

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    the food and service was great waitress was very helpful and funny...
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! Came for part of my sisters bachelorette day and it was a hit. Great food great service
  11. LM

    LMaz

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, great food, very cute place. very nice outside patio.
  12. TK

    TedK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was ready good! We enjoyed the cheese bread and salad.
  13. J

    Jade

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Used to absolutely love coming here everytime we come to Galena! But recently the food, staff and atmosphere has gone downhill in my opinion anyway. Food doesn't have much flavor anymore to give me that "WOW" feeling. Table we got seated at was very sticky and slanted to where it wobbled terribly. The staff that took care of us wasn't very attentive and overheard her talking to her coworkers that she just put in her "2week notice". Overall wasn't worth the $80 spent on food and very sad to say we won't be making reservations in the foreseeable future.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time in Galena. We chose Vinny Vanucchi’s because of the gluten free options. The staff, menu and attention to my celiac needs were amazing. We will definitely be back!!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    It was my wife’s birthday. We had an 08:15pm reservation and the waiter rushed us through the entire meal. It was obviously very clear that he just wanted to get us out so that he could go home for the night.
  16. LD

    LuannD

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved the food and were pleasantly surprised there was a separate gluten free menu. The salad is such a delicious way to begin you meal. The food was perfect and drinks were delicious. We will definitely go back again. Thank you!
  17. GC

    GabeC

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always good here. Waitress was nice and very helpful.
  18. C

    Carolyn

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service. Delicious food great atmosphere!
  19. JS

    JeniferS

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good service and fantastic food. Great wine selection and helpful staff.
  20. SD

    SherillD

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is always a favorite stop whenever we are passing through Galena!
  21. RT

    RichardT

    Chicago

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Anniversary dinner. Table was nice but on a slant. Prices a little high for what you get, but food was delicious & service was great. My biggest complaint is no forewarning about number of stairs inside & no alternative offered.
  22. M

    Margaret

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed a meal here over holiday weekend. We were seated on the veranda outside at our request. Service, food, ambience, and price were all excellent. Very romantic evening.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    We had reservations and were promptly seated upon our arrival. They seated us in a “new” area which looked nothing like an Italian restaurant. Not quite sure what they were thinking. Server came and took our drink orders. They do not allow split checks-ever. So that is always difficult with two couples. They brought our garlic bread-which use to be the best bread in the world! Not anymore. We couldn’t even taste the garlic and there wasn’t much butter used. I ordered lasagna, my husband ordered spaghetti and meatball and my friend ordered a cheesy penne pasta in a red sauce. These should all be pretty basic for a great Italian restaurant. My husbands spaghetti arrived warm. Very little sauce on noodles. Tasted average at best. My lasagna was a joke. It had one layer of pasta. No, and o mean NO sauce inside the lasagna. There was a little sauce in the dish it was served on. The cheese used was a ricotta paste blend. It was awful. No mozzarella cheese. It was topped with some mozzarella, but that was it other than ricotta. It was awful! My friend’s penne was also very light on the sauce, although hers was piping hot. The server only came around and asked us how our meal was when we were mostly finished pushing our pasta around. We will not be back.
  24. c

    conniem

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience5
    Service was extremely slow AND who doesn't remember to being a straw with your drink? Had to wait another 10 minutes to drink my 8.95 drink. Never once asked if my husband wanted another beer with his meal.
  25. D

    Dawn

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fav place to go in Galena - great service & great food.
  26. S

    Steve2

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service! Menu had a variety of choices. Good value!
  27. SR

    SueR

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We met up after not seeing each other for 3 yrs. It was a wonderful reunion for 3 friends who have known each other for over 50 yrs. The delicious food and wonderful service topped all off. We loved our evening at Vinny’s !
  28. JD

    JDFGems

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    My mom and I went here while visiting for the weekend. She had dined here with my dad a few years ago (or so she thought…) and had raved about the ambience service and quality of food. When we arrived, we were brought to an upstairs room that didn’t look at all like she remembered… It lacked old world charm and felt cavernous with sort of cheesy decor. The service was slow while our server was dismissive, as if it bothered her we were there. We were not told about any specials or what the soup of the day was. I only realized this until I heard other servers explain it to their tables. The pasta dishes we ordered were bland and luke warm. The salad and garlic bread were really the only bright spot. There is also a service door in the dining room that constantly slams throughout the meal which is annoying and abrasive. I would hope the management would address that soon, as it’s intrusive for guests. Upon leaving we realized that this restaurant has actually split into two separate kitchens… The old dining space she remembered is actually a completely separate restaurant or part of the restaurant. This one must be some kind of an addition. Please be aware of this when you are booking a reservation. Vinny vanucchi’s “little Italy” did not deliver a good dining experience — The other part of the restaurant may be better, but I would not recommend dining at this space.
  29. H

    Heather

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Traveled to Galena with my husband to watch our daughter play in a volleyball tournament. Made a reservation for the players at one table and parents at another table. Disappointed that they did not even try to put us in the same room despite empty tables. Frustrating that they wouldn't do separate checks. Made it hard for the kids especially since we were in separate rooms. Food was ok, nothing to complain about but nothing spectacular either.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Sat outside. Food was very good but chairs were a bit uncomfortable. Could use some cushions. Flies were out.
  31. 2

    2again

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I dined here with three of my sisters on a week night. We had a reservation and we were seated inside immediately. There was a 30 minute wait for indoor seating without reservations and immediate seating outside without reservations. Everything was outstanding. This was not the first time I’ve dined at Vinney Vanucchi’s and it won’t be the last.
  32. C

    Chris

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    It’s been awhile since we were here last. We had cheese ravioli and stuffed shells, they where so so. We Expected more home made, but they tasted like a store(Sysco food distributor) bought. Best part of the meal was the salad and bread. Sorry won’t be going back.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Salad and garlic bread were great. Entrees were average, at best. We were seated by a service door that slammed every time someone went through and an air conditioning unit that blew right on our table. I’ve heard such great things about this place but was disappointed overall. Definitely will not be back!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    It’s a fun restaurant and does good Italian-American food. There was something for everyone on the menu. It’s a bit expensive for some of the more basic pasta dishes, but it does come with garlic bread and salad. We had a fun time.
  35. PO

    PattyO

    Chicago

    134 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    134 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely dinner on the patio. John was a wonderful server. Especially loved the chicken Marsala!
  36. S

    Shre

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The food was mediocre. The service was very nice, our waitress was very helpful.
  37. E

    Erica

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    Paid $70 for a meal that was not very good. Both our veal and pasta dish were very very plain. We could’ve made this at home and saved a lot of money. Their prices are way too high for the quality
  38. D

    Donmarscar

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    The place is simply adorable. Our food was okay. A little pricey for quality. My chicken was rubbery but I didn’t send it back because I didn’t want to ruffle our server who was very sweet but I really should have sent it back or asked for price adjustment.
  39. EC

    ErinC

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience5
    The restaurant is very cute. However the service was not friendly. Our server seemed annoyed with is when we didn’t order any alcohol with our dinner. The bread and the salad were good but our dinners had no flavor. They looked nice but didn’t taste like anything. The bill was very high. It cost way too much for the quality of food that was served. You pay for the ambiance.
  40. KD

    KatieD

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was amazing and the service was outstanding!

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' - Galena offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (815) 777-8100.

Vinny Vanucchi's 'Little Italy' - Galena is rated 4.4 stars by 1848 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 35 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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

201 S Main, Galena, IL 61036

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Washington

  • Neighborhood

    Galena

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street parking is available along Main Street or Bench Street (Vinny's is located between the 2 streets) and the connecting downtown Galena streets. <br />

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (815) 777-8100

  • Private party facilities

    Vinny Vanucchi's now has multiple private dinning rooms available. The unparalleled views of the city afforded by the fourth floor Bistro with its red-tiled pathways, black wrought-iron railings, inviting chairs, and white-striped awnings-provide breathtaking panoramas of Galena's historic downtown. For a virtual tour and photos of Vinny's Bar and Corner Bistro please go to www.vinnysgalena.com.

  • Private party contact

    Corey Lugrain: (815) 777-8100

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