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Italian Village

#124 of 7,681 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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Downtown / The Loop
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71 W Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60603-4910
+1 312-332-7005
11:00 - 01:00
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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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Lawrence, Kansas
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The service at Italian Village was excellent. Our meal at Noodles and Co across the street, yes, the fast food chain, was better prepared. The spaghetti noodles tasted as though they had soaked in water overnight - so overcooked they were mushy. The manicotti was filled with unseasoned cheese, very bland. The marinara sauce is way below average and tasted... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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261 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good, but not "scale-tipping" fabulous. Enjoyed the shrimp alfredo and clams linguine. Although white sauce is no longer on the menu for the clams, they were happy to make it for me. Got the canoli and it was yummy. Neat experience to dine here. I suggest you come at least once and make up your own mind. We ate in... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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181 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I went with a friend after a business symposium and panel. One must remember this place because it never disappoints and always delivers. We started with cocktails, great house bread and due to the lateness of the hour settled on caprese salads which were outstanding. Do yourself and your stomach a favor and drop in; you too will walk out... More 

Thank Raphael L
Jacksonville, Florida
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Decided to dine here after matinee performance of Hamilton as it was just down the street and open at 4:15 pm. Good decision. We ate in the original on the third floor. Loved the atmosphere and the food. I knew the portions would be large so I shared my husband's lasagne. The best!!!! Dinner salads are large. Mixed berry gelato... More 

Thank Fuzzy60_11
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have eaten here on more that one visit to Chicago. Each time I have high expectations and the Italian Village meets those expectations. The Italian Village is on three floors. Each is a separate restaurant. We have always eaten on the third floor. Its decor reminds me of an Italian Opera set. Very nice. I ordered meat stuffed cannelloni.... More 

Thank Richard C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the baked mostaccioli with meatballs which was so good. I bought the leftovers home and my husband wants to go (never been)he was so impressed with the food. Service was great,food excellent and the atmosphere was very nice. My friend had lasagna which she also said was delicious. It was her first time and will come back. One... More 

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Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Needing a quiet spac to relax while in Chicago for a convention, I had initially thought that I would buy a sandwich nearby and hole up in my room for the evening. Then, I saw the sign for the Italian Village and I figured I could tolerate a small crowd to be able to have a proper meal. I was... More 

Thank Jaci C
Olathe, Kansas
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had been here once several years ago, and thought that my granddaughter would like the ambiance, and I was right. It truly is a beautiful place. I wish they took reservations for two, but at least we knew that in advance and had about a 40 minute wait. The food and service were good, not fantastic. We never did... More 

Thank landiiiks
Chicago, Illinois
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94 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a business lunch today upstairs. The cocktails arrive in unbelievably small glasses. The salad was too cumbersome to eat with the huge leafy greens. My steak was overdone. The waiter was very attentive and not obnoxiously so. Only go there because my business associate loves the place and they greet him by name on arrival.

Thank Ron R
chicago, il
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Decided to revisit after a few years. Were in the area after the Lyric Opera. We had the dinner service upstairs in The Village on Sunday evening. Called ahead 3 days for reservations. They don't take reservations for 2. Waited 35 minutes only to be seated in the bar area with a hockey game playing on the bar TV. So... More 

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gina3192016, Owner at Italian Village, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your experience with us last Sunday. Guest satisfaction is very important to us and we failed to deliver you the dining experience you deserved.We know you have many choices for restaurants and we want to make things right and offer you the opportunity to dine with us again in the... More 

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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
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Valet Parking
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Downtown / The Loop

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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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