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Vinny Vanucchi's

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201 South Main Street, Galena, IL 61036 (Washington)
+1 815-777-8100
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Diamond, Illinois
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2016

We were trying to decide between burgers or Italian. We decided on Italian and didn't make the right choice. I ordered the chicken parmesan and my husband ordered the meat ravioli. The salad was okay and the garlic bread was good. My chicken parmesan was rubbery and way past the point of being acceptable to serve. My husband's ravioli was... More 

Thank Tammy E
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

Had steak and pasta. Both very good. Cute restaurant. Had a chocolate mouse desert that was delicious.

Thank Flash33101
Madison, Wisconsin
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69 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

I read about Vinny's and decided to stop in for dinner. Quaint interior, and familia decor. Went at 6pm, didn't have reservations and the place was packed! Was able to be seated right away, hooray! Family style salad had tasty dressing and garlic bread was plentiful. Vast wine list. Ordered ravioli and manicotti, was divine. Husband commented this restaurant holds... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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157 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2016

We came on a Monday night for dinner and thought the restaurant would be very quiet but it was busy it's lots of locals as well as visitors to Galena. The atmosphere is cosy and interesting with photos of Italian family on the walls. Our dinners were lovely and it was great to get a large salad serve at the... More 

Thank bianca5699
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for an early supper on Saturday afternoon. Food was good and plentiful. Wait staff were very accommodating. Will stop at again

Thank Laura M
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4 reviews
Reviewed 23 March 2016

Just spent the weekend with college friends and spouses. Had dinner here on our first night. We were seated in a private area where we were the only table. The ambience was great, the food was outstanding, and Jeff (our server) was fantastic. He was attentive and had a great personality. I would definitely go back!

Thank N9523AQjamesb
Chicago, IL
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2016

We've eaten here several times over the years, and were never disappointed until now. While our recent visit here was on an off day (Tuesday) and the food was decent (not wonderful, but decent), the service was lacking. Took a long time to get our drinks, we got issued the wrong menus (lunch instead of dinner, despite our arrival at... More 

Thank Jillsephine
Madison, Wisconsin
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

We had many recommendations to go to Vinny's so we went with high expectations. The restaurant itself is neat, but the dining area upstairs can get a little loud if you have two old ladies near you that talk with their outside voices. The bread tasted amazing, so did the salad. Our entrees just left a bit to be desired.... More 

Thank kmuel510
Hampshire, Illinois
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64 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2016

By far the best Italian food in the area. Service is great. Large portions. Lots of cool old pictures warm atmosphere

Thank cubsfair
Level Contributor
55 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2016

Amazing Atmosphere. Wonderful Waitstaff. Delicious Drinks. Fantastic Food. Our group had a no problem with our reservations, even after changing the number. The atmosphere was Italian and the food is num num nummy!

Thank 925dianen

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$29
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 South Main Street, Galena, IL 61036
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Galena
  • Phone Number: +1 815-777-8100

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