We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Vinny Vanucchi's

201 South Main Street, Galena, IL 61036
+1 815-777-8100
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“garlic bread” (191 reviews)
“pasta” (118 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
201 South Main Street, Galena, IL 61036
Write a Review
Reviews (1,233)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 1,232 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fantastic food! Meatballs so yummy! And the veal was perfect!!! Make sure you have reservations on the weekend- it's a very popular place!

Thank jmrabchenia
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed our lunch outside at this restaurant. We both ordered the Italian beef sandwich and the fries were so hot and crisp! The weather was great so sitting outside on the patio listening to the music was such a wonderful experience....More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 days ago

Enjoyed the house dressing. Pasta was delicious. Ambience was very Italian/Eurpoean. Enjoyed our lunch date. Highly recommend. Will definitely be coming back to eat on the next trip to Galena.

Thank lnooc n
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I'm from St Louis, and St Louis is known for it's wonderful Italian neighborhood and restaurants; but Vinny Vanucchi's Little Italy is one of my all-time favorite Italian restaurants. Whenever I'm in or near Galena, it's a must-stop. The food is amazing with all the...More

Thank Karen A
Reviewed 6 days ago

The food was very good and there were many choices. The tiramisu was the best. Service was good. You will have to climb many step! The best Italian restaurant in Galena.

Thank richbob41
Reviewed 1 week ago

When my wife and I plan a visit to Galena Vanucchi's restaurant is always a must place to eat dinner. Our recent visit was another treat. We were treated with great table service by Megan who took care of our needs without being intrusive. Her...More

1  Thank Peter T
Reviewed 1 week ago

We celebrated our 25th anniversary here, and it was a wonderful evening. We sat outside and even though there was a short burst of rain, we were mostly covered under our tabletop umbrella. AND we got a double rainbow! My ribeye was excellent!!!!! Done perfectly!...More

Thank HeidiK68
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very good restaurant. There are three seating areas; dining room indoor, an outdoor wine venue and a bistro. Service is good, and the food is well worth the price -- not gourmet, but very good. The menu has a wide variety of...More

Thank Curt K
Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmosphere, food, and service is excellent! My husband and I enjoyed dinner here for our 3 year anniversary. The restaurant is very unique with a variety of seating accommodations (inside and out), and a varied menu. Absolutely loved this place and we loved the...More

Thank ChicagoGal64
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for a late lunch. The food was plentiful but nothing special. Everything was drenched in Parmesan cheese.

Thank iowa_mom_ks
Nearby Restaurants
Fried Green Tomatoes
1,336 reviews
.25 km away
Log Cabin Restaurant
1,031 reviews
.21 km away
Gobbies Sports Pub and Eatery
565 reviews
.27 km away
Nearby Attractions
P.T. Murphy Magic Theater
391 reviews
.10 km away
Galena / Jo Daviess County Historical Society and Museum
237 reviews
.16 km away
Outside the Lines Art Gallery
13 reviews
.10 km away
Tin Pan Alley Antique Mall
7 reviews
.18 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
How diverse are the gluten-free options? is there an option for gf pasta?
23 May 2017|
Answer Show all 4 answers
Response from sabrina365 | Reviewed this property |
There are roughly 6 GF options and they will make you GF salad as well.
Alice D
does this place have a handicap entrance my husband uses a walker or wheelchair
11 August 2016|
Answer Show all 4 answers
Response from vinny201SouthMain | Property representative |
Yes. It is located on Bench Street.
Linda S A
Are you open all will winter?
2 April 2016|
Answer Show all 8 answers
Response from vinny201SouthMain | Property representative |
Yes we are.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$29
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 South Main Street, Galena, IL 61036
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Galena
  • Phone Number: +1 815-777-8100
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing