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Italian Village

#136 of 7,599 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Downtown / The Loop
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71 W Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60603-4910
+1 312-332-7005
12:00 - 00:00
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Sun 12:00 - 00:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2015 via mobile

Wonderful food and atmosphere at Italian Village. We chose to dine at The Village on the third floor for traditional Italian fare. Some of the best Italian we've ever had. Very attentive wait staff.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2015 via mobile

European flavor in food as it isn't tasting boldly, but mildly. I'm talking about the shrimp dish that I ordered. Forgot the name by it also had mushrooms and white wine in it. Very very wet though.. A little bit too wet for my taste. (And no I'm sure it wasn't soup!) desert was a bowl of tiramisu. Is great... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2015

While attending a meeting in Chicago, we had a delightful dinner at Italian Village. The place is somewhat different, being composed by three different restaurants within one location, so it took me a while to find my party that was already seated. We had a great waiter who was very accommodating. I was pleasantly surprised with the quality and the... More 

Thank MauricioBabilonia
Jefferson City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2015

Had a wonderful dinner in the oldest Italian restaurant in Chicago. That legacy says it all. Food was fabulous as was the service.

Thank Anne C
Dallas, Texas
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2015

Food and atmosphere is great at this Chicago institution. We chose The Village for traditional Italian food and were very pleased. I ordered a $125 bottle of wine and when the check came they charged me for the $190 reserve rather than the $125 vintage. Mistake on my part not giving him the number of the wine selection, mistake on... More 

Thank TexasRoadWarrior43
Mudgee NSW Australia
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2015

Looking for a good meal with good wine in Chicago...... Go there Great food and wine on menue but the have 3000 bottles on a reserve list. Some are extremely high priced but many are closely priced with the table list . I chose 2 wines from the table list both excellent Michael Australia

Thank Martinshill
Chicago, Illinois
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115 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2015

I took my family here because of proximity to hampton inn that i booked and plenty of positive reviews on tripadvisor. We ordered a pizza for a child and it was tasteless and hard. I ordered a sausage parmesan sandwich which came with very greasy saratoga chips, and it was just ok taste-wise. My wife had chicken parmesan, and she... More 

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Berrien Springs, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2015

My BF took me to Chicago, to surprise me for NYE. We had dinner at La Cantina. I love shrimp so I simply asked our waiter to surprise me! My dinner was delicious! The service was excellent. Hands down a great experience!

Thank Deni P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2015 via mobile

Loved the atmosphere of the place. Packed house which is always a good sign, staff was excellent and friendly! Great place to relaxed and enjoy the food with family and friends.

Thank Steven L
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2014

Really excellent delicious Italian food. Service was extremely attentive yet not obtrusive. Beautiful restaurant. We had an excellent lunch and it has become one of my favorite places to go for a meal in Chicago.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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, Reservations, Private Dining, Valet Parking, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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 the most iconic landmarks in the city. A stunning skyline coupled with cultural attractions like the Art Institute of Chicago present a Downtown where work and play peacefully coexist.
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