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Vinny Vanucchi's 'Little Italy' - Galena

4.4
4.4
1783 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

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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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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love this place! Visiting Galena! We are from Kewanna, IN!

  2. Z

    Zippy

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Everyone enjoyed their meal …my chicken was tough but the sauce was good and the meal came hot. My daughters salad had a bug in it…a whole bug so we know she didn’t eat any of it …otherwise the salad was good Their meals were good and came the way they specified

  3. BP

    BarbP

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    My family and I were visiting from out of town for a short stay in Galena. This restaurant was mentioned by our hotel concierge. We were not disappointed. The decor is eclectic and fun. The food was delicious. The pasta was cooked to perfection! My kids especially loved the garlic bread. We will definitely be back.

  4. K

    Karen424

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Never a disappointing meal!!!! Great service too!!

  5. KT

    KTHoff

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food1service3ambience3

    Chicken parm was terrible. The plate was shared between two people and neither party could eat it. Salad was mediocre. Garlic bread was very yummy!

  6. M

    Mg08

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food1service3ambience2

    The dish I ordered was subpar. The chicken was over cooked. The sauce tasted like sugar. No salt. The mushrooms weren’t cooked. And the owner decided that it wasn’t her problem. She feels since they’ve been in business so long they must be doing it right every time. Clearly that’s impossible for even the best restaurants. The bread was mediocre. The server was awesome and the dessert was good. It’s a kitschy place with Italian decor which was nice enough but nothing special.

  7. L

    Lana

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server was very helpful and did a great job. The food was very good, and it was very nice sitting on the patio!

  8. LK

    LisaK

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Owner made our friends 40th birthday something he will never forget. We were able to spend some time in the new speakeasy and enjoy a glass of wine before our meal. Definitely a night to remember. Food was fabulous and our waitress was top notch.

  9. I

    Illinois22

    Chicago

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Not only was the service outstanding, the food was as good as the service. Loved, loved the garlic bread. Our waiter was attentive and made great suggestions for our entrees. Will be back again the next time we are in Galena.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and great service! Would highly recommend, and would go back!

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server was great. He was prompt, attentive and took great care of us.

  12. GW

    GaleW

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outside dining was gorgeous. Loved the planters filled with basil and tomato plants. Tables were distanced nicely so we felt our privacy. Wait staff super attentive and sweet. Food yummy and nice variety. Good Chianti and my favorite wine glasses!

  13. BS

    BarbS

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great authentic Italian food! Waiter was incredible! Loved the atmosphere. We had a great birthday celebration! Would highly recommend.

  14. JT

    JandTsgetaways

    Des Moines

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent meal, as usual. Our server (name unknown) was very attentive and prompt.

  15. l

    lifeisgood

    Des Moines

    33 reviews

    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good food. Efficient service. Definitely will visit again.

  16. JB

    JessicaB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Can't beat the setting in this quaint town. However, it is not easy to get to, requiring climbing many cement steps. A little challenging for some of our party. Food was excellent, drinks were okay. Service was great.

  17. t

    tastymama

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My daughters and I had a wonderful dinner experience on Saturday night. The food was delicious, the service was great and everyone was very friendly. Love this place!

  18. V

    Vicky

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a great dining experience. The server was very friendly and efficient.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were able to get an outdoor table with only a short wait. Food was delicious and portions substantial. Would definitely recommend!

  20. M

    Meredith

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4

    Cute place, great service, but the food was pretty bland and flavorless.

  21. JP

    JohnP

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I didn’t see eggplant parmigiana on the menu but asked our waiter Tim if it was available. He said yes as a special. I ordered that and it was huge. It tasted excellent and the bread and salad were equally as good. The service though was the best. Thanks for a great 45 year anniversary dinner.

  22. DB

    DanB

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food, atmosphere, &amp; server were great. We highly recommend this restaurant.

  23. P

    Patric

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Super restaurant and location. First time trip in town and made reservations ahead of time. Surpassed all expectations by a long shot. Server was great and food was delicious. Would definitely go again and recommend to anyone going for a trip into Galena!

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Great experience and service. Hard to find where to check in at first but we figured it out eventually!

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Anniversary

  26. P

    bethP

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Dinner at Vinny Vaucchi's is always the best way to start a weekend at Galena. Always delish and service is outstanding. Looking forward to our next trip.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food, service and atmosphere were great. Thank you.

  28. KC

    KCsunshine

    Indiana

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience1

    Bread was grocery store quality, salad greens were limp and not well cut, seafood was subpar and not a good value. Pasta was good, but pretty simple stuff. The whole place smelled like musty, wet cleaning cloth.

  29. C

    Cheryl

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    We always love coming to Vinnies when we visit Galena. We arrived a half hour early and were graciously seated . However it was a special weekend for us and had requested window seating on upstairs floor. I should have specified the table in the alcove window area . When we asked to move upstairs we were placed by very large and noisy group so requested to go back downstairs . We were accommodated but was a bit awkward . Otherwise we love this restaurant.

  30. k

    kam858

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4

    My husband and I went out for a kid free date night, we were disappointed by the atmosphere, thought it was a fancier place. Our waitress was nice, but seemed rushed and didn’t ask us for appetizers or go over any specials, which we overheard from the other table’s waitress. I ordered as cosmopolitan, which our waitress made as there is no actual bartender. She did not know how to make it and it was not shaken. No dessert or after dinner drinks were offered. Later that night I got sick. It was nice to finally see what it was about but will mot be visiting again.

  31. CB

    CrystalB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was delicious! Loved the atmosphere! Would definitely eat there again!

  32. DM

    DavidM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Our only problem was that we are old and Galena has hills. We walked uphill to get to the restaurant and then there were flights of stairs to go to certain dining areas. They were very accommodating when we said no to the stairs! They found a delightful window table and treated us very well. Food is phenomenal!

  33. B

    Bodacious

    Des Moines

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    I have been going to Vinnie's for years. It is consistently good, the service impeccable and the atmosphere is perfect for any occasion. (They have several dining areas) I drive 2 hours to get there and it's worth the trip.

  34. MK

    MarkK

    Minneapolis

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    We dined here for our 40th anniversary and had a wonderful experience. The atmosphere was excellent, with background music from Sinatra and others, and the food was ample and delicious. We sat outside on a windy early evening and the protected patio was a perfect place to sit. Overall a great experience and I would recommend this restaurant to others. Note that is is a half a block up the hill, so may be difficult for some people to get to.

  35. PB

    PBGirl

    Austin

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    The steaks we ordered medium rare were well done. The cannolis were frozen and tasted like they were filled with icing from the grocery store. We were disappointed.

  36. JF

    JeffF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service, awesome food and nice atmosphere. Worth a visit

  37. MM

    MaryM

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2

    I made this reservation at Vinny's because I wasn't familiar with the restaurants in Galena and italian food is most always good. The food was ok, but I ordered chicken parmesan and while the chicken was cooked ok, the spaghetti noodles were dry, There was no sauce on the noodles at all and the only sauce I had was a little on the chicken. The people with me had the same experience as one ordered spaghetti and meatballs and the other order was just spaghetti. No one at our table had enough sauce. Also, we were served bread which was soaked in oil and when I say soaked, it was dripping oil, which was too much. I would have preferred plain bread, served with butter so I could control the amount on each piece. If I was asked to eat there again, I would go, but know now, to ask for extra sauce and plain bread.

  38. CW

    CherylW

    Chicago

    43 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    The service was great and the food was good. The garlic bread was outstanding. Overall a wonderful experience

  39. SM

    SueM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food and awesome service and atmosphere Highly recommended!!

  40. OK

    OliviaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Vinny’s was a quiet, peaceful environment. Food was outstanding. I recommend the tortellini! Staff was friendly and service was super fast! 10/10 recommend

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 1783 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 37 times today

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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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