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Italian Village

#120 of 7,710 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Downtown / The Loop
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71 W Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60603-4910
+1 312-332-7005
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun 11:30 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Atlanta, Georgia
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Interesting doesn't always mean good and old doesn't always mean they do things well. This place was average - the decor is cute, need to update the linoleum floors. The bar is crowded, the whole place is crowded actually. No where to wait for a table - just very awkward layout. The wine list is very short, the food is... More 

Thank 77tr1pper
Jacksonville, FL
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109 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

After checking into our Chicago Hotel late in the evening we asked the desk where we could go for a bite to eat. They suggested a place close by, the Italian Village, and said it had been around for a while and had pretty good food. I am here to tell you that the front desk at the Hampton Majestic... More 

Thank Dr_Tom82
Chicago, Illinois
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195 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I met my attorney there for lunch today. While I had asked for a booth, we got one that almost looked like a confession booth. We had good martinis, caprese salad and a chicken salad that could have served two others. Good service with a smile from Amanda and a very helpful maitre de. Cannot wait to go back.

Thank Raphael L
Athens, Georgia
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I guess this is the hot spot in the downtown area. It was packed when I went to pick up my food. I had the chicken picatta, the entire meal as delicious. The tomato sauce was very rich and flavourful. I like that they add a little container with parmesan cheese on the side so you can add it if... More 

Thank Minerva M
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in at 3:30pm for a nice meal with a good friend. Was seated in 3 minutes. Drinks were good. Pasta was excellent! Shared a desert. I always enjoy the IV when in Chicago.

Thank Harry F
Niagara falls
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188 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was staying at the Hyatt Centric across the street and thought that my wife and I would enjoy some Italian Take-Out from the Italian Village. We checked out the website, placed an order by phone, and thought by the time we walked over to the restaurant, our order would be ready. About 10 minutes after placing the order by... More 

Thank NFTravller1
Deerfield, Illinois
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163 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We met here with friends, we have been here before. The atmosphere is lovely, quaintly Italian and there are several different parts of the restaurant. We went here partially because of the proximity to the Private Bank Theatre, formerly the Schubert, and seeing 'Hamilton' as it is a very short walk down the street. Service was good, the food was... More 

Thank RJK_Chicago
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684 reviews
403 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 478 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quick review: delicious Italian food at moderate prices. The dining room is set up like an evening in an outdoor Italian village, with some alcoves "inside" buildings. Friendly, professional service. This place has been on my list for many years, but was often too busy to get table. Today I got one, dining as the theater crowd was leaving. The... More 

Thank Mme_X
Indianapolis, Indiana
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76 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Such a fun place! Food was good - we had cheese stuffed pasta, lasagna and salad as entrees and delicious garlic bread as an appetizer! Great service and wine choices! We will be back!

Thank Katie C
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We chose this restaurant because it was close to our theatre. The service was IMPECCABLE! They didn't ever let my water glass drop before half full. Great ambience. Wonderful food. Highly recommend trying it out, especially if you're headed up the block to the theatre!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
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?

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Downtown / The Loop
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