Vinny Vanucchi's 'Little Italy' - Galena
Dinner with friends from western Iowa.
Cute multi-level restaurant with optional summer outdoor seating. Good menu selections. Can enter off Bench St (no steps) or Main (lots of steps). A fabulous addition to your Galena dining experience!
We always have dinner here when we visit Galena. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The food is authentic, fresh, and delicious!
Great food and drinks and excellent service! Chicken Milanese is to die for.
Always good. Our waitress was wonderful as well as the food.
Excellent experience, we are repeat customers. Some fly control may have been helpful. The food and service were awesome
The Good: Salad dressing excellent, Garlic bread amazing, Waiter was attentive. Ambience is nice
The Bad: Lasagna was barely eatable, they put a hard slab of sausage in between the lasagna noodles. The Lasagna was only luke warm.
Spaghetti and sauce was tasteLESS. Olive garden tastes better.
My only suggestion is portion size could be less and lower pricing. Most people visiting are traveling and don’t wish to take leftovers or have the means to. For us a lot of food was wasted as we could not take with us. Pretty pricey dinner to throw away. The food was delicious and the service was very good.
Not very good for what is supposed to be Italian cooking. The veal was chewy and the Marsala sauce was a heavy brown unappetizing gravy. Not for me
The food was delicious. Cute place located on Main St. the service was great, the waitress was very kind and helpful.
We have been here many times always great service and food. Our favorite restaurant when visiting Galena.
Typical Italian food - I have had worse and I have had better. I had a shrimp, scallop and crab dish- shrimp was good, scallops a bit small and the crab seemed like it came out of can. Pre-dinner salad and garlic bread was good and drinks are a good size. A little pricey. Probably will try other places to eat in Galena next time.
Birthday ‘boy’ treated very well;-)!!
Very good, except some outstanding plates we use to have disappeared from the menu, and a dish we know well also changed in quality.
Nice place, nice servers. Other than the garlic bread, the food was bland. Chicken marsala had no flavor of marsala wine. There are better places to go in Galena.
Good food, pleasant atmosphere and courteous and efficient service. Prices reasonable for vacationers like me.
The food, chicken Parmesan with pasta and ziti with Italian sausage, was delicious! Plus the garlic bread was “spot on.” Served with a glass of Chianti. Would definitely eat there again.
The waitress was brand new and was very flustered and hard to understand, so she was not helpful at all with drink choices or food. The menu was pretty basic, nothing that sounded extremely good. We ordered the lasagna which literally was a brick of meat surrounded in a noodle and some cheese. The ravioli carbonara had very little flavor. It was nice to sit outside and enjoy the atmosphere but the food and service were just fair so I would not try this place again.
Best restaurant in Galena. Delicious authentic Italian food in a romantic and rustic setting. Loved it!
We went for our anniversary. I asked for a romantic table when I booked the reservation. The staff made sure we had a quiet, romantic table. Our waiter was very attentive and the food was delicious. We will be back the next time we are in Galena.
We were on our annual girls weekend, And we were prob last table served that night. Room was great loved it, however food was unacceptable. Out of 5 meals only 2 were warm. And the hot one had s twig in it, which they ended up giving it free to them. 3 of the meals w white sauce all of us felt nausea that night. I was very disappointed for I recommended it. I’ve eat here before and that is why I thought it would be a great experience for the rest of them.
The service was great and the food was amazing! A great way to end the evening! We will definitely be back.
Service was wonderful; as well as the ambience. The price was a little high based on food. It is good; but not what I would call fine dining. We would come back though.
We had a fantastic experience at Vinny Vanucchi's. Our waitress made the experience truly great.
Very good Italian food! Was a nice setting and a great place to celebrate a special occasion such as an anniversary!
Great place to go for Italian. We travel 20 miles just to ge here
Great food and great service ! Love the small room u see the stairs!
There were ten of us and I think the consensus was that the. Food was very good, the service outstanding, and facilities more than adequate although you best be ready to do stairs.. the owners own several restaurants in Galena and have a very good reputation.
Love Vinnys. As long as you asked I will let you know a couple disappointments. I called a number of days prior to reservation to reserve a table for 2-at 7pm during the week.-it was my wifes birthday(mentioned ) . When we visit Galenas Vinny we like the table on 2nd floor East Window. It was not available. I can't imagine that it could not of been held . Was not overly busy at that time. maybe I'm asking too much. But-I feel the waitress could take a more personal interest in customers event(the birthday)-again- maybe too much to ask(?)-just seems good PR for the boss/Vinnys. That kind of stuff goes a long way. I'm in the service business and when I make outings seem important-it goes a long way.Okay-that;s it-I did not lose any sleep over this-had a good meal, will return in future. Thanks
This was bad in so many ways, it’s not worth the time to review in detail. We will not return to this place.
I asked before we were seated to sit at a different table and was told no. Another couple came in and asked for the same thing they were moved(same hostess). Also our table was very unlevel glassware kept sliding. Top floor first table by wall on side street.
Phenomenal food! Excellent service! Very authentic atmosphere!
We had a wonderful meal and the service was good. We did have to wait awhile for our check.
Service was wonderful and good was delicious!
The food was great but felt rushed. We were on and out in less than 45 min. All courses came in too if one another. Would have been nice to have a break and relax.
Reservation for 6, we arrived at 530 and were seated right away. Waited 10 minutes for waiter. Ordered drink, Amaretto stone sour, told unable to make, settled for glass of wine, ordered dinner, waited over 30 minutes for dinner, we did get our bread and salad while waiting. Dinner was good and waiter was excellent. Overall experience was just ok though. In fairness place was very busy.
Food and service great. Good value. You will work off half your meal calories with the stairs outside and inside.
We love it! So charming and delicious! Vinny’s is our happy place!
We will definitely be revisiting! I had a couple special requests which were granted beautifully! Fantastic establishment!🥂
Very charming restaurant. Loved the decor. So many choices, everything sounded and looked delicious. The baked penne was exactly what I was looking for, very cheesy. Enjoyed the house salad very much.