Vinny Vanucchi's Littly Italy

★★★★★
  • 201 S Main St

    Galena, IL 61036

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  • 815-777-8100

About Vinny Vanucchi's Littly Italy

Hours
Mon-Sun: 11am-10pm
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Our waitress she was very attentative. The food was good & service was good.

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Our waitress she was very attentative. The food was good & service was good.

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Amber was great! She did a wonderful job after the 1st waitress took forever to wait on me.

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Amber was great! She did a wonderful job after the 1st waitress took forever to wait on me.

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was very considerate and efficient in serving us. I thank you.

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was very considerate and efficient in serving us. I thank you.

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Amber save the day she did outstanding need pay her more!

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Amber save the day she did outstanding need pay her more!

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Bread was wonderful food great Thanks 4 the wonderful experience.

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Bread was wonderful food great Thanks 4 the wonderful experience.

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Started out slow but once we got Amber it was great service & made our experience great. You saved the day.

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★★★★★

Started out slow but once we got Amber it was great service & made our experience great. You saved the day.

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I love Galena. I am willing to drive 2.5 hours from when I live just to enjoy the feel of this cute little town. Vinny Vanucchi's Littly Italy is always a lunch spot when I visit. The food is great and the ambiance very Italian. I only wish this place was closer to home.

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I love Galena. I am willing to drive 2.5 hours from when I live just to enjoy the feel of this cute little town. Vinny Vanucchi's Littly Italy is always a lunch spot when I visit. The food is great and the ambiance very Italian. I only wish this place was closer to home.

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My girlfriend and I have just returned from our peaceful weekend away in Galena. We had a fantastic time except for our lunch time visit to Vinny Vanucchi's. The experience was terrible. Our waitress would disappear for 15 minutes at a time, and we were the only table she was serving. The appetizers came out five minutes before the main course. Every glass brought to our table was dirty, leaving unidentified "floaters" in every drink. When I nicely told the waitress there was something floating around in my drink, she took it away and brought me a new one; this one also with a filthy glass. She explained to me that the first one looked the way it did because it was supposed to. Really? Does Goose Island know they put small black bits of something and leftover soap residue in their beer? She did say that the first drink would be taken off the bill, which it was. Next, when our meals where brought out I looked down in amazement at what I was given. It certainly wasn't what I had ordered. I didn't know veal parmesan could be a dark brown color. I nicely told the waitress that this wasn't what I had ordered and she apologized saying she must have hit the wrong button when punching in our order. After we identified what it was sitting in front of me, I said that I would keep and try the chicken marsala. She explained that that would also be taken off the bill. My girlfriend and I tried to eat what they call pasta to no avail. We barely touched our plates. I've made better pasta then that by accident. The Olive Garden's pasta is a hundred times better. Since we were still hungry, we thought we would try out some of the dessert thinking that they have to do one thing right. We were wrong. The solidly frozen, brick like mass was supposed to be key lime cheesecake, but it wasn't even close. At this point we erred on the side of caution and ending our dining experience. And what and experience it was. Oh, and that veal parm/ chicken marsala screw up wasn't taken off our bill. How nice of them. And if all of the above wasn't enough, both my girlfriend and I ended up sick in our hotel room later that night. Thanks for a great time Vinny!

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My girlfriend and I have just returned from our peaceful weekend away in Galena. We had a fantastic time except for our lunch time visit to Vinny Vanucchi's. The experience was terrible. Our waitress would disappear for 15 minutes at a time, and we were the only table she was serving. The appetizers came out five minutes before the main course. Every glass brought to our table was dirty, leaving unidentified "floaters" in every drink. When I nicely told the waitress there was something floating around in my drink, she took it away and brought me a new one; this one also with a filthy glass. She explained to me that the first one looked the way it did because it was supposed to. Really? Does Goose Island know they put small black bits of something and leftover soap residue in their beer? She did say that the first drink would be taken off the bill, which it was. Next, when our meals where brought out I looked down in amazement at what I was given. It certainly wasn't what I had ordered. I didn't know veal parmesan could be a dark brown color. I nicely told the waitress that this wasn't what I had ordered and she apologized saying she must have hit the wrong button when punching in our order. After we identified what it was sitting in front of me, I said that I would keep and try the chicken marsala. She explained that that would also be taken off the bill. My girlfriend and I tried to eat what they call pasta to no avail. We barely touched our plates. I've made better pasta then that by accident. The Olive Garden's pasta is a hundred times better. Since we were still hungry, we thought we would try out some of the dessert thinking that they have to do one thing right. We were wrong. The solidly frozen, brick like mass was supposed to be key lime cheesecake, but it wasn't even close. At this point we erred on the side of caution and ending our dining experience. And what and experience it was. Oh, and that veal parm/ chicken marsala screw up wasn't taken off our bill. How nice of them. And if all of the above wasn't enough, both my girlfriend and I ended up sick in our hotel room later that night. Thanks for a great time Vinny!

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You could make a whole meal just out of their cheese bread! They are huge. During the busy shopping season in Galena, Vinny Vanucchi's fills up quickly, so you may have to make a reservation, but it is worth the wait. After a long day of shopping, it's nice to come back to an air conditioned place with awesome food and good wine and relax for a bit.

They are medium priced for their entrees, but again, it is worth it. We go every time we're in Galena.

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★★★★★

You could make a whole meal just out of their cheese bread! They are huge. During the busy shopping season in Galena, Vinny Vanucchi's fills up quickly, so you may have to make a reservation, but it is worth the wait. After a long day of shopping, it's nice to come back to an air conditioned place with awesome food and good wine and relax for a bit.

They are medium priced for their entrees, but again, it is worth it. We go every time we're in Galena.

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If you are looking for a good main stream Italian restaurant, you'll enjoy Vinny's. It's been a popular eatery for at least 15 years that I am aware of. Every meal comes with unlimited garlic bread and unlimited salad and their portions are huge. The atmosphere is great, in a historic building with dining rooms on various levels. While you can find other, perhaps more gourmet Italian dining in Galena, you can't beat Vinny's for its consistently good food at a reasonable price.

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If you are looking for a good main stream Italian restaurant, you'll enjoy Vinny's. It's been a popular eatery for at least 15 years that I am aware of. Every meal comes with unlimited garlic bread and unlimited salad and their portions are huge. The atmosphere is great, in a historic building with dining rooms on various levels. While you can find other, perhaps more gourmet Italian dining in Galena, you can't beat Vinny's for its consistently good food at a reasonable price.

Pros: Good basic Italian food.

Cons: Requires stair climbing to get into and around in.

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Both of the seafood pasta dinner dishes we ordered did not have any distinct taste. They did not taste bad, just tasteless. The crabmeat and scallop were seafood imitation. The lobster was really just one little crayfish. Cheap paper napkins. Only one fork, no salad fork. For $18 entrees, proper table settings are not too much to expect. The waiter service was excellent, however not enough to make us give Vinny a second try.

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Both of the seafood pasta dinner dishes we ordered did not have any distinct taste. They did not taste bad, just tasteless. The crabmeat and scallop were seafood imitation. The lobster was really just one little crayfish. Cheap paper napkins. Only one fork, no salad fork. For $18 entrees, proper table settings are not too much to expect. The waiter service was excellent, however not enough to make us give Vinny a second try.

Pros: Waite service, Atmosphere

Cons: Deceiving menu, Tasteless food

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Vinny Vanuchi's is so good! Do not miss this one if you go to Galena! It is located over several floors of a restored old building. the interior is cute and cozy, with alot of pictures and decorations from "the old country". The service is great and it is a family owned and operated business. The food is abosolutely decious. The prices are reasonable and you will most certainly have leftovers, after eating hot crusty bread, salad, and your entree. be sure to save room for dessert. the tiramisu is great!

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★★★★★

Vinny Vanuchi's is so good! Do not miss this one if you go to Galena! It is located over several floors of a restored old building. the interior is cute and cozy, with alot of pictures and decorations from "the old country". The service is great and it is a family owned and operated business. The food is abosolutely decious. The prices are reasonable and you will most certainly have leftovers, after eating hot crusty bread, salad, and your entree. be sure to save room for dessert. the tiramisu is great!

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We enjoyed Vinny Vanucchi's and it's different levels. The food was good, however we were disappointed that fake crabmeat was used in a seafood pasta dish. So don't expect the best, but a decent meal. It was also nice because they were open at a time in the afternoon when some other restauarants were closed. Garlic bread was good.

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We enjoyed Vinny Vanucchi's and it's different levels. The food was good, however we were disappointed that fake crabmeat was used in a seafood pasta dish. So don't expect the best, but a decent meal. It was also nice because they were open at a time in the afternoon when some other restauarants were closed. Garlic bread was good.

Pros: Different Floors, Service, Garlic Bread

Cons: Fake Crabmeat

 

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