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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 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 22:00
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Rochelle, Illinois
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The food here is pretty good but the garlic bread drips in butter and garlic...if you like greasy garlic bread you'll love this place. The outdoor patio is nice but crowded.

Thank deanabingham
Madison, Wisconsin
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

While the look of this restaurant has not changed....everything else sure has for the worse! We have always been shown to our table, not directed. No one else was waiting for a table. The Seafood Italiano has been a long time family favorite. It is extremely disappointing. The mixing of it with the pasta would be tolerable, but the cheaper... More 

Thank Sara B
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157 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent service and exceptional food!! Big portions so consider sharing! For a plate fee, you can split a meal and each person gets bread and salad! Be prepared for lots of stairs since the restaurant is on a hill and has many levels inside. But this adds to the charm!

Thank Laurie O
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The atmosphere was very quaint with red and white checked tables. There are 3 separate small dining areas which made it seem more intimate. The staff were very professional and helpful. Our waiter did everything right to make our meal memorable. It is in a great location in the center of downtown Galena. I would recommend making a reservation. We... More 

Thank Lisa B
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We have gone to Galena for years and every time we go we eat at Vinnie's. The food and service are always great and the prices are very reasonable.

Thank grayhair76
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

went there during the weekend service was good .food was good nice atmosphere.would recommend to eat and drink

Thank Scott C
Chicago, Illinois
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62 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We eat at Vinny Vanucchi's whenever we're in Galena. The atmosphere, drinks, service and food are fantastic! Always start with the house salad and garlic bread! Anything you order off the menu will not disappoint. This is an absolutely wonderful restaurant. Highly recommended.

Thank KACassidy
Peoria, Illinois
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115 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A group of us decided to dine at Vinny Vanucchi's for dinner on a suggestion from few people in the group past experience. I didn't think much of Vinny when I saw the outside of the restaurant thinking it's just your typical family run restaurant. But after reading its history on the menu which dated back to the early 1900's,... More 

Thank Fai M
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have eaten here twice with quality results in all aspects. Food and drinks with satisfy everyone and each of the dining areas seem to have a story to tell. Will return often

Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Real great Italian food. Complete menu for all taste buds. Full bar with a few specialty drinks. Pricing is good too.

Thank ottowd

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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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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?