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Via Roma

686 Lee St, Des Plaines, IL 60016-4584
+1 847-768-7461
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“veal” (8 reviews)
Closes in 15 min
10:30 - 15:00All hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
686 Lee St, Des Plaines, IL 60016-4584
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good every time we've been there. Friendly and professional staff. Small and intimate place. Park in back.

Thank 801robinb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very cozy family run Italian restaurant. No reservations accepted. True BYOB meaning $0 corkage. They hand you an opener and you do the work. Four of us went, all had excellent meals. Your choice of pastas, fresh fish, meats all cooked Italian style.

Thank Hans M
LIsa L, Owner at Via Roma, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for dining with us we are very pleased to hear you and your guests enjoyed your meals and our byob policy. look forward to serving you again soon Grazie!

Reviewed 11 October 2017

This is not your Olive Garden Italian restaurant. What it is is an authentic Italian restaurant. The meals are prepared from authentic recipes from the old country. For example, the calamari aren't the basic breaded and deep fried version. They are fresh calamari which have...More

Thank Emil P
LIsa L, Owner at Via Roma, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for having your anniversary lunch with us! We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed all your meals and service we look forward to serving you and your family again Grazie!

Reviewed 10 September 2017

Our food was absolutely excellent. It is as authentic as you will get outside of Italy, right down to the waitress' accent! We both had risotto, and it was perfect. It is a small place, and you will likely have to wait for a table,...More

Thank LoriandMike
LIsa L, Owner at Via Roma, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

thank you so much for your wonderful feedback ! we are so pleased to hear you loved the risotto and service. we look forward to giving you another excellent dining experience! Grazie!

Reviewed 6 September 2017

I love this place!! Perfect place for some authentic Italian food. Expect a tight squeeze but the food is definitely worth it!

Thank Alison S
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

The food was delicious....shared the mussels appetizer YUMMY!!! Shared a salad... carbonara for dinner was the best I've tasted....only Rome food was better!!!! Check out my pictures!!!

Thank Ben E
Reviewed 23 July 2017

I've now dined at Via Roma twice. Both times I've had excellent food. I was there on a Friday night this time and it was very busy. As mentioned the food was great, but our service was a little spotty. It was very difficult to...More

Thank Awilda0216
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Good food here, but small. Can BYOB and and has seating outside. Might have to wait for table at busy times.

Thank Peggy B
Reviewed 10 July 2017

I was born and raised in Italy and I do know about Italian food. This is why I highly recommend Via Roma as an authentic Italian food gem! Chef Alessandro not only knows how to cook but has a great fun personality and his wife...More

Thank frenchmarisa
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed Via Roma twice last week. I couldn't get enough. Fresh and authentic. My favorite continues to be their carbonara. I order off the daily specials board quite often and have only ever had one Miss step. Their chicken park is not the style I...More

Thank Keith C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 15:00
10:30 - 15:00
10:30 - 15:00
16:00 - 22:00
10:30 - 15:00
16:00 - 22:00
10:30 - 15:00
16:00 - 22:00
10:30 - 15:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 686 Lee St, Des Plaines, IL 60016-4584
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Des Plaines
  • Phone Number: +1 847-768-7461
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Phone number is 847-768-7461, zip code 60016
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