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Italian Village

71 W Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60603-4910
+1 312-332-7005
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“salad” (77 reviews)
“bread” (66 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
71 W Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60603-4910
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Reviewed 17 September 2015 via mobile

I work a block away from the Italian Village and have eaten there several times and I have yet to be disappointed. My favorite place to dine is upstairs in the Village, which is decorated like a miniature replica of a little town in Italy....More

Thank AudienceofOne
Reviewed 15 September 2015

Our group was in a cozy little separate room with sparkling lights. It felt like we were some little mafia group making a deal! We were all happy in minutes seeing the large portions and tasty wine. The portions are large. I had a fettucine...More

Thank Marjie F
Reviewed 15 September 2015

A great Chicago institution and after living many years in NYC and re-locating to the South, I didn't think I could find great Italian fare ... Boy, was I wrong!

Thank thedivasophiac
Reviewed 14 September 2015

My husband and I eat at La Cantina every chance we get, and always enjoy the food, the service, and the atmosphere. Saturday I had the bass stuffed with crabmeat and I am still dreaming about that meal...it set a new standard for me. Thanks...More

Thank Jan L
Reviewed 13 September 2015

Business lunch with colleagues - fast service (in and out in about 45 minutes), and enormous portions for a lunch meal. I had the pasta with meatballs in arrabiata sauce - just the right amount of heat. The fresh bread was warm and delicious, as...More

Thank Doug H
Reviewed 11 September 2015

Group of us went for a dinner/ drink. This is close to where we stayed. Good pasta - though the serving size is huge

Thank Jawz1964
Reviewed 11 September 2015

Thank you Trip Advisor, I found this restaurant was right around the corner from my hotel and figured I'd give it a go. Wow, the restaurant is divided into three levels, the level you choose depends on how formal a dining experience you wish to...More

Thank Bex S
Reviewed 6 September 2015

Best Italian food I've ever had! Impeccable service. Wonderful atmosphere! I will return here again and again!

Thank jbb1210
Reviewed 2 September 2015

One may be misguided thinking this is a tourist trap! The place offers 3 restaurants each with a different food concentration so you are already ahead of the game. We chose the Village and were very satisfied and being from the east coast Italian is...More

Thank Jack M
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Was recommended this restaurant by a local and overall it was a good meal. When I first entered I was not sure where to go since there are three floors with different types of menus. One more casual vs. one more formal. I ended up...More

Thank travelerUSA21
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
Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of
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which of your restaurants is on the main floor ??
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.
Which of the restaurants in the Italian Village are on the main floor ??
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
I'd like to know which of the three restaurants in Italian Village have the best food. Thank so mcuh.
8 May 2017|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
I only ate in the upper area and always intend to try the others but end up there 👍🏻 yummy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
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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