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Italian Village

71 W Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60603-4910
+1 312-332-7005
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
71 W Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60603-4910
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Reviewed today via mobile

This is a very old, busy restaurant near the CIBC theatre. We were seated immediately and asked if we were going to Hamilton. They have a set menu which we ordered from. They also have a more extensive menu and wine list. Very friendly staff...More

Thank donut4
Reviewed yesterday

This restaurant was more than I was expecting. I was wandering around downtown checking things out and needed a place to eat. I found this place when it popped up as an option for "restaurants near me" on Google. I love Italian food and wanted...More

Thank Allison E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was recommended by a local and it definitely didn't disappoint. We had a fantastic waiter named Peter who was very helpful with our entrees. I had Fettuccini Alfredo with blackened chicken and my wife had Angel Hair pasta with blackened shrimp. Both were excellent!...More

Thank yankeefanOklahoma
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn’t have any expectations going to Italian Village, we were really only going because it was close to the theater. Boy were we pleasantly surprised. It was a delicious meal and they even had a theatre special. My husband said it was the best...More

Thank SuFuTraveler13
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a true find restaurant with 3 levels of Italian food. Didn't know which one to choose. Went for the upstairs location which was very nice and had a lovely atmosphere. We were greated and seated by a lovely gent but our waitress didn't...More

1  Thank belinda m
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Italian village is the oldest Italian restaurant in Chicago, well they claim that. Therefore, if you visit the city come and enjoy some good wine and good food. The food is very good, the ambiance is nice and the service is wonderful. We had fried...More

Thank memochciago
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is always our first stop when we visit Chicago. I make a reservation before I leave home, just in case. It's just a block from our hotel so that makes it easy. There are three restaurants in here but we like the one...More

1  Thank Patty R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Oldest Italian restaurant in Chicago. And 3 different restaurants under one 'roof.' We went to The Village on the top floor, and it was so neat. Good food, large portions, wonderful atmosphere. Hope to go back someday.

1  Thank Heather C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've had such mixed food experiences in Chicago but lunch at Italian Village was exceptional. The service was fabulous and nothing was too much trouble. The food was amazing- very tasty and adapted to accommodate my dietary preferences. I had a pasta with tomato sauce...More

Thank S R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed dinner at Italian Village in the Chicago Loop last week. This restaurant is up stairs from a fancier restaurant in the same family of restaurants. The decor is interesting to say the least. A lot of old world Italian-style murals and interesting facade touches....More

Thank MJandDC
Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a
good starting point to sample the city's energy and
flavor. This central business district boasts
Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier
shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep
your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many
photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of
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Hana R
21 December 2017|
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Response from odoyle584 | Reviewed this property |
I honestly don't remember, but most Italian restaurants offer options.
27 May 2017|
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Response from Stephen P | Reviewed this property |
Italian Village on the upperfloor, Vivere on the main floor, and Cantina on the lower floor. Vivere is upscale, Italian Village and Cantina are have similar menus.
27 May 2017|
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Response from bouncebackmom | Reviewed this property |
I don't know about the street level. I was directed upstairs. My review is based on the upstairs experience. I hope this helps
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$36
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71 W Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60603-4910
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Downtown / The Loop
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / The Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-332-7005
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Three restaurants in one historic building, the Italian Village is home to The Village, La Cantina Chophouse and Vivere. All three have their own chef and make their own way, each catering to a different restaurant experience. Whichever experience you choose, you can't go wrong. Our 35,000-bottle wine collection fills hearts with joy and our waitstaff, many of them with us for decades, ensure your dining experience here at the Italian Village is memorable. We treat you like family!
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