Vinny Vanucchi's 'Little Italy' - Galena
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!
Love eating outside there! The service was outstanding, food, atmosphere...perfect!! We will be back. Sitting outside there and listening to the street band players is like a scene out of the movies.
Seafood fettuccini good. Best garlic bread ever. Family style salad.
Out server was friendly and attentive. The atmosphere at Vinni’s is warm and welcoming. We ordered Auntie Gracie’s Sausage Ragu which we almost always order when we visit Galena. It was as excellent as always ...
We will certainly be back!
We have gone to this place several times over the years even though we do not live near Galena. It has never failed to be top notch as far as we are concerned.
We had a wonderful time at Vinny Vanucchi's. We made our reservations for later on a Tuesday night because of our late afternoon activities. While many servers would be anxious to close, our server Christian was enthusiastic and welcoming. He was super accommodating to one of our guests who had a health emergency while we were there. He was patient, kind and gracious. On top of all of this, the wine and food were AMAZING. We loved the family-style salad and garlic bread and my seafood pasta dish was so great that I brought the leftovers all they way back home with me to finish the next evening (3.5 hours away.) We will definitely be back!
Service was excellent food was great I will recommend to friends next time they come here I give this place A+++++
I really love this restaurant, unfortunately our last visit was not as fabulous as other visits. We were placed in a "private" room, which was nice because it was my birthday but it hadn't looked to be dusted in decades. The area was right under a staircase that the busy servers ran up and down, constantly, making the visit full of the "bang bang bang" of footsteps. We had to get up once to find our server, after it took quite a while for a request for more bread and drink refills. Maybe because we were in a room where our server couldn't see us we didn't receive the level of service we usually do. The salad and garlic bread did not disappoint but my Chicken Marsala was heavy, sticky, overcooked pasta and couldn't even taste the capers (my favorite part). The lasagna dinner portion was very small, the kids meals were all well proportioned and a good value. We will be back, and I will update this review (if necessary :)
Anniversary got loud with a bridal bachelorette party otherwise very nice experience