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Vinny Vanucchi's 'Little Italy' - Galena

4.4
4.4
1885 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

7:00 PM


Booked 22 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 1,885 people are saying

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. t

    theaternight

    Milwaukee

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food was good, our server did a great job. Love the ambience and family story.
  2. c

    carole

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress made us smile. Very happy girl! Our experience was a perfect evening with cocktails to start, fresh salad and baked bread, delicious entree and followed up with homemade tiramisu and coffee. We left feeling completely refreshed. Can’t wait to return!!
  3. AL

    AllisonL

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cozy ambiance with a touch of an Italian village flare. The restaurant is on different levels. We were seated on the top floor with a beautiful view of the town and fireworks. The family style salad was delicious as were our entrees. The service was friendly and low pressure. I recommend Vinny 's if you enjoy Italian cuisine
  4. BB

    BillB

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience!
  5. MC

    MamaC

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We enjoyed our dining experience overall. The service was a little slow. The prices for basic pasta dishes seemed (even in these times of increases) to be very high and the flavors were fairly typical, nothing extraordinary. The ambience, however, is wonderful and the staff's knowledge of the history of the restaurant was great.
  6. G

    Ginny

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience5
    Food was just a little above average and service was painfully slow. We waited over 10 minutes for initial service and about the same time to pay. When we were done eating it took too long to remove the food. The servers were younger and poorly trained.
  7. LC

    LauraC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and service was top notch. The price was on the average of $5 more than menu but given the rise in food costs it was expected. not their fault if they want to make a profit. My only complaint is that it was too dark inside. It was hard to read the menu. But I am telling you, the food, from their house salad, to the bread, to the pasta was worth sitting in the dark.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    When we come to Galena, Vinnie Vanucchi's is always a stop. Amazing food and people there are great.
  9. u

    unlicensedpotato

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing staff and authentic Italian food in a very romantic atmosphere. Do not pass up the chance to dine here. 10/10 cannot recommend enough.
  10. TD

    TracyD

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chicken parm was fantastic, my kids loved the spaghetti & meatballs!!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    food great, service great, kudo’s to Tim & Jessica. Unfortunately a clown 3 tables away decided to have a facetime via speaker phone with his daughter in the restaurant. Then gets offended when suggested to lower the volume. I wish I remembered the name of his company. What a loser.
  12. DM

    DawnM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent! Everything was wonderful!
  13. s

    suzanneh

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love love love this restaurant love !! Everything was outstanding ! Can’t wait to come back
  14. LB

    LarryB

    Milwaukee

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience for food and drinks A+++
  15. JS

    JoelS

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is a gem. The ambiance and decor is so unique, and the food is amazing. Our waitress was very professional and attending. This is the 2nd time we've eaten here while visiting Galena, and will make it a point to eat here every trip.
  16. DP

    DianeP

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience2
    We were disappointed in our experience. Food wasn’t that good and our server was not that great. Unfortunately because we always looked forward to dining there whenever we visit Galena.
  17. K

    Kris

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience5
    Beautiful setting and atmosphere but food was mediocre and our service was poor.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience4
    How can you put a kid all alone that has no clue how to serve a dining experience? He was so lost but he did try. He did figure out we didn't get our salads about half way through our entrees. I was good to the kid, just bad management and training there.
  19. TK

    ThomasK

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Limited menu, the special was ribs and fries. I thought it was Italian? I’m still waiting for my butter. Husk salad. HOT. Chianti Great garlic bread !
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Good portion sizes. Great ambiance.
  21. JT

    JandTsgetaways

    Des Moines

    38 reviews

    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    While we realize inflation has impacted food costs we were quite shocked at how much the prices have increased here. We usually go several times a year and the cost for two of us is usually $45-50 with tip. This time, for the same meals it was closer to $75. We're talking spaghetti, pasta dishes with soft drinks. This will definitely impact our frequency to dine here. Food's typically quite good but definitely not worth the prices now being charged.
  22. b

    bazzyboy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Our experience was great! We were able to get seated early, our server was super sweet, and the food was amazing. Overall, 10/10! Only complaint was the room we were sat in was very dark, but the server agreed, sympathized and turned on the additional lamps she could find.
  23. S

    Stan

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The whole family loves Vinny’s! 😁
  24. MM

    MarieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always Vinny’s was excellent. Love their new space. We were seated by the front windows for a great view of the Halloween parade.
  25. MM

    MartinM

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    friendly staff, seated quickly, food was excellent,
  26. KG

    KaylaG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very good but very expensive for what you get. Service was fantastic
  27. JC

    JohnC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Late afternoon shared lunch/split plate of Raviolis; chose meat filling and marinara. Tasty! A compromise choice as one loves meat + marinara and one prefers cheese. Plenty of healthy salad and super-good bread, with refills offered. Excellent attentive service. I added a glass of Italian Pinot Noir. All in atmosphere of quiet, cozy, relaxed room.
  28. JD

    JonD

    Des Moines

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    The restaurant was beautiful and unique with different rooms. My husband and I both had seafood dishes. The seafood bake was mediocre at best. It was dry, not hot with just a big clump of cheese. The seafood fettuccini was better. He even gave me some of his sauce to try to make mine better. The salad was awesome. We probably would go back and make different choices.
  29. T

    Twyla

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    We were seated at a cool table in a private dining area. We had six top and loved the wine cellar ambiance and privacy. The salad and bread were delicious. The seafood bake was bland and the tortillini dish also lacked flavor. I must say our waitress was absolutely great at her job! Fantastic service.
  30. WG

    WarrenG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Atmosphere is amazing, service was slow at first after we got seated but then was better. There was noise above us like someone moving furniture that was a constant distraction. Food was average I had chicken park.
  31. JR

    JenR

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Visiting for the weekend. Loved the salad dressing and fresh salad. Our dinners were good- no leftovers. Portions are sensible and not ridiculously oversized. My only wish is that the bread served with dinner was softer as it was a bit crunchy.
  32. DT

    DebT

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Vinny Vanucchi's is a great restaurant located in a vibrant area in downtown Galena. It has great ambience. The food is delicious! While we were waiting for our food to arrive we saw what others had ordered and the passing plates made our mouth water. The smells there are incredible! I had the POLLO COMPOMARE. Very tasty! My husband had DEE DEE'S TORTELLINI CARBONARA. Again, the pasta is cooked to perfection and the aroma and taste are well worth the trip up the stairs to the restaurant! What made this an outstanding evening for us was our waitress. She was friendly and attentive and made us feel very welcome. We left the restaurant feeling very glad that we had chosen to go to Vinnie Vanucchi's for dinner. I'm glad we had reservations. I don't think we would've gotten in otherwise. If you are in Galena, plan to stop at Vinnie Vanucchi's for a delightful experience!
  33. SW

    ScottW

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very, very enjoyable experience from the food to the service to the facility.
  34. e

    eatrealfood

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our family love's Vinny's. 2 of us have Celiac Disease so appreciate the gluten free menu with lots of options. We love the ambience, service and delicious food.
  35. DF

    DeanF

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious! Great Service! Make reservations even if there are just two of you!
  36. JR

    JillR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was very good and the service was excellent!
  37. JB

    JamesB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Server was a little slow, but we were not in any hurry so it was not a big deal. Food was excellent!
  38. JL

    JosephL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and table next to the fireplace. I wish I could remember the name of our server. She was attentive and great.
  39. TH

    TeriH

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    We’ve been coming here for a very long time - on every trip to galena it was a must stop for us. This past visit something has changed. Food Quality just wasn’t there. Prices have gone up which is understandable but we felt that it was no longer Worth it.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great dining experience and the food was fantastic.

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 1885 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 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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