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Via Roma

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686 Lee St, Des Plaines, IL 60016-4584
Mon - Sat 10:30 - 15:00
Wed - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Met the in laws for dinner and had the rigatoni with sausage . Great advice and the owners are friendly as well

Thank Kenoe1
Chicago, Illinois
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Via Roma is a small place in downtown Des Plaines - what a terrific surprise! The food is excellent, prices are very friendly, and the staff is very helpful and knowledgeable. I like to go for an early dinner or late lunch to avoid waiting, but either way, it's a terrific family run place. And, BYOB with no corkage fee.... More 

Thank mike d
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has downright authentic Italian food. Bring your appetite because you will definitely leave full and most likely with a take home box. Staff is friendly and very attentive. They donor serve alcohol but you are welcome to bring your own favorite bottle of wine. You will not be disappointed!

Thank ubetcha27
Chicago, Illinois
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

We discovered this place by accident. This past Saturday, my husband, daughter and I went set out to celebrate my birthday at a different restaurant, but the wait time was too long. So, I found Via Roma and we decided to try it. I'm sooo glad we did. Great food, service and prices. I had the salmon special; salmon in... More 

Thank Traveler789_12
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Very cute and good pasta! Can't believe we didn't try Via Roma sooner! We went on a Friday night and it wasn't terribly crowded. BYOB.

Thank Amelia L
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

We have been coming to Via Roma since we found them in 2012. It's lively and you feel like you've stepped out of the burbs, into a little village restaurant. We keep trying new things but most often we come back to our favorites - the burrata appetizer - think antipasto platter but with the most decadent cheese (plenty to... More 

1 Thank oceanmoon4u
LIsa L, Owner at Via Roma, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review of your dining experience with us . It gives us great pleasure when our guests are satisfied and we look forward to serving you for many date nights to come .! Grazie Mille! More 

Des Plaines, Illinois
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Delicious food, good service, friendly owners & staff, and good value for the money. Our favorite dishes are the cod and the lemon veal.

Thank mariegc25
LIsa L, Owner at Via Roma, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review and sharing your favorite dishes .a welcoming staff quality food and value is our goal and we are so pleased to hear you enjoyed hope to serve you again .Grazie! More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Offers very unique and incredibly fresh meals. Staff is very friendly. Love the BYOB! Meal servings are generous and we often share between the two of us.

Thank Scott T
Des Plaines, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Fantastic Italian restaurant. Husband an I are here 2-3 a month. Everything is amazing. Some of our favorites are the involtini Romano, fettuccine Bolognese, tortellini, and burratta appetizer. Staff is very friendly. Some nights you may have to wait awhile for a table (very small place), but it's totally worth it!

Thank Stephanie C
Chicago, United States
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

I was looking for a local restaurant to take my sister-in-law who was visiting from out of town. I didn't want to take her to a chain restaurant. I chose Via Roma. It was a beautiful summer evening and there was seating available on the patio. We brought a bottle of wine and dined al fresco. The food was delicious,... More 

Thank Eileen H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:30 - 15:00
10:30 - 15:00
10:30 - 15:00
16:00 - 22:00
10:30 - 15:00
16:00 - 22:00
10:30 - 15:00
16:00 - 22:00
10:30 - 15:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 686 Lee St, Des Plaines, IL 60016-4584
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Des Plaines
  • Phone Number: 18477687461
Phone number is 847-768-7461, zip code 60016

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?