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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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“lasagna” (93 reviews)
“salad” (98 reviews)
“bread” (70 reviews)
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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 27 January 2016

While staying at a nearby hotel, a colleague and I were looking to try something different and were attracted by the well lit sign for this restaurant.. This is very unlike me, as I usually research places on TripAdvisor. We ate in the upstairs dining...More

Thank Rosetwig
Reviewed 21 January 2016

Wish I was visiting with a date. This restaurant is romantic and has great Italian food. I ended up eating there twice in 2 weeks. The steak sooooo good. Ate at the bar down stairs the service was exceptional.

Thank Ravi B
Reviewed 20 January 2016

Service was impeckable. Our food came fast and was delicious. We dined at lunch and I had a steak sandwich that was delicious. . We were seated at a table for 7 tucked away in it's own little room with coat hooks and all including...More

Thank donnawhalen2
Reviewed 20 January 2016 via mobile

Much history with Chicago's longest opened (1927) family operated Italian restaurant. It's a fun gathering place and the food is great. I typically order lasagna as I know I'll have leftovers, which taste even better the next day. The tiramisu is big enough to share....More

Thank PattiHunt
Reviewed 17 January 2016

I do not claim to be a critic of Italian food. However, after meandering around Chicago in the cold for hours during my first visit ever, this was a pleasant place to stop. It may be for tourists, but the place was fine for us....More

Thank MaconJnw
Reviewed 14 January 2016

The restaurant is a block from my client so I gave it a try. For a place that considers itself expert at Italian food, it was closer to Olive Garden than Expert. I live in NY, where Italian food is everywhere. The local pizza place...More

Thank Mark S
Joe D, Manager at Italian Village, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2016

Hi Mark, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We’re sorry about your recent experience. When we opened Italian Village in 1927, we had one philosophy in mind: make good, simple food, serve it in ample portions and offer it with warm Italian...More

Reviewed 14 January 2016

Staying near by, my first night in Chicago, thought I would try the Italian Village. It seemed to be a nice family restaurant, I was seated promptly and the service was excellent. As it was late, I only ordered an entrée, the manicotti with a...More

Thank chatulita1
Reviewed 12 January 2016

Dropped in here with my partner for dinner. The atmosphere and staff are really cool and friendly. We managed to be seated in a booth giving a real cosy feel to our meal. The lasagne was fantastic, definitely a decent portion. Highly recommended.

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 12 January 2016

I stopped in for lunch with a colleague and ordered the Cannelloni (oven baked crepes with meat filling) with tomato sauce. It was very good. The service was excellent!

Reviewed 12 January 2016 via mobile

Went to dinner with a group of friends and family. It is a good place to eat but I have had better Italian food. But the service people and managers were very good and responsive. I would go again. Servings are big. Great appetizers. Good...More

Thank Scott B
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flavor. This central business district boasts
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28 May 2017|
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Response from bouncebackmom | Reviewed this property |
Dear Dardy10 I am not sure I understand your question. I was a customer at the restaurant not the owner. I sat upstairs. I'm not sure if there is a lower restaurant or if that is a private dining area. I hope this answers... More
28 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
9 May 2017|
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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$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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
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
  • E-mail
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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