Vinny Vanucchi's 'Little Italy' - Galena
One of the worst food we have ever tried. It was three of us and we could only stand a few bites. across the board the food was bad. I can't believe how someone can mess pasta and chicken so bad. Location and decoration are great but do not go there for the food.
We loved the food, the decor, and service was good!
HAS NOT LET ME OR FAMILY DOWN IN ALL THE YEARS BEEN GOING.
The Veal Marsala was very good. My dinner date had a GF meal and she enjoyed it as well. A nice stop after a long day of shopping.
The food was just okay and the service was slow. Had to ask our server for everything, such as refill on water and soft drinks, extra napkins, clean plates, etc. The prices for the food are high for the taste. Large portions, but they lack flavor. We went for the first time due to the high reviews, but were disappointed. Would not return nor recommend.
Food and service was outstanding. Excellent drink options. Great personality to the restaurant. Excellent value for quality of food. We will definitely return.
Family day after Christmas dinner was a big success at vinny Vanucci’s! Thanks.
The food was incredibly overpriced for what we received. My husband found a foot long hair in his soup, but was offered no apologies. Our waitress left our water glasses empty all night, even after we asked for refills (we were only drinking water). All of our food was covered in a mountain of cheese to the point that you couldn’t discern what you were eating. This restaurant had been recommended by a friend, so I had high hopes. Unfortunately, my husband and I left feeling very disappointed.
Fun place with good food and vibe. Not fancy, very relaxed with friendly service and atmosphere.
Great as always. Had a wonderful table next to the window. Perfect!
We've been coming to Vinny's for years. We always love it but this time was different. The food wasn't outstanding like it normally is. We were here for our anniversary. The service was good but my husbands entree was not. He ordered the Auntie Gracie's Sausage Ragu and I swear there were maybe 6-9 pieces of penne pasta in the entire dish. The dish was mostly cheese and nothing else. Extremely disappointing because he was still hungry after finishing his dish so he ended up eating the rest of my entree. Any time we've been to Vinny's we're always overloaded with food and I honestly look forward to our to-go boxes. This time the portions were sad and I think we'll take a break from coming to Vinny's for a while.
Food was ok. Service was ok. Music was to load. We have been coming to Galena and going to Vinny’s for more than 25 years. In the past I would have always recommended Vinny’s. This time everything seemed a little off, from the service to the quality of the food. Probably the I dislike the was the music was to load.
Great food and service! We will dine there again!
Service and food were both phenomenal! Would highly recommend.
Fine service, but the food was such a disappointment. My fiance and I are far from picky, but the food was flavorless and soggy. We each had a couple of bites and decided to just finish our bottle of wine before eating elsewhere.
Vinny Vanucchi’s never disappoints. The pasta is outstanding!
We reserved for a group of 12 well in advance and only arrived with 10. The food and service was great but the table was tight for 10 so we would have struggled to fit 12 in. This is the reason for the score of 4 vs 5 overall. If reservations were made months in advance space should have not been an issue. Great destination for great food!
Good food and service but no Italian coffees!
The service was very poor.
Good solid Italian food
Definitely a "must-do" when visiting Galena. The outside appearance, the decor inside, the ambiance, it's all like stepping into Italy for a short time. Entering on the 2nd level, we were then led up to the 3rd floor, where we had a cozy seat in a nook by the window. The waiter was excellent and the food was superb! Will definitely dine here again if we're ever back in Galena.
Having been visiting Vinnys' for about 20 years (going a few times a year when I'm in Galena), I've never been disappointed and it's always been a warm, welcoming and fun experience.
Too noisy and there are better choices for food and service.
This is a favorite dining reservation we make for every visit to Galena. I come for the food which is delicious... well prepared. The staff are always friendly and the vintage warehouse surroundings make it feel like a hidden gem.
We love Vinny's- return every year. As always, food, ambiance, and service was perfect. We will return! Oh- we had the chicken parmagiano, and Pasta alla Vinny. YUM!
Wonderful Italian fare delivered in a warm and inviting atmosphere. Our waiter was very professional and helped make our meal a special occasion with friends. We cannot wait to come back again!
Everything was great
Sat in the dungeon area. Wine, food & service was great! Very personable experience.
Delicious. Loved the atmosphere.
It was delicious food..the service kinda sucked. We had to wait a long while for our drink refills but other than that it was very good!
Wait staff was awesome, garlic bread was out of this world. Pasta dishes were delicious
Our party of 3 enjoyed wonderful service. The salad and garlic came with our meal. Garlic bread was great, but the salad had almost no dressing. We all prefer lighter dressing, but there was almost no dressing used. The Shrimp Milanese was served with cold arugula salad in the middle. Shrimp was good, but the dish ingredients didn’t complement each other. The Eggplant Parm was good, not great. The real disappointment was the Chicken Pizzaferro. The chicken was burned and hidden under toppings. The lemon cake was good, and coffee was too. Would return for service, but not for the food.
Veal was far too overcooked and pasta was mushy. Best part of the meal was the garlic bread and salad, much like the Olive Garden.
The decor and ambience is adorable, so cute! Service was decent, no complaints. The food was simply terrible. Ordered fried calamari, a chicken dish and a veal dish. I’ve never seen fried calamari look the way this did and it tasted like whatever else was in the fryer that night. It’s unfortunate to say but I really think I’d enjoy eating at Olive Garden before coming back here for Italian.
Additionally I grabbed a glass of wine at the downstairs cafe while killing time on Main St. it was a very generous pour for the price, but I have no idea the bottle had been opened for as the color of my wine was brownish and cloudy. Very unfortunate.
The host, the server, the food, and the ambiance were all fantastic.
When I made our reservation I let them know it was my wife's birthday and that we would like a table by the window. We were seated immediately and greeted with a Happy Birthday for my wife and we were sat at our favorite table by the window. Service was prompt, professional and cheerful. Food was excellent and we were surprised by a Birthday dessert to share! Thank you Megan! We will definitely be back.
Charming restaurant with soft music. Loved the salad and garlic bread served before the dinner. Dinner was hot and delicious.
Excellent place for a date or couples night out! I had “Auntie Gracie’s Sausage Ragu,” which just happened to be Vinny’s best seller. It was outstanding!! I’m still thinking about it 4 days later! Interesting old place high above Galena’s Main Street. A must for your stay in Galena!
Great food and great service, as we’ve come to expect at VV. Thanks for a enjoyable night out with my family.
The food we ate was mediocre at best. I've eaten at Vinny's twice this year expecting better food but it continues to disappoint me!