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VAI's Italian Inspired Kitchen + Bar

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US$10 - US$25
Italian, American, Contemporary, Wine Bar
Dinner, Drinks
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tired of the family pasta and salad restaurants? This is Italian all grown up. Delicious wine choices as well as beers. Plates are abundant for sharing and surprisingly unexpected. Charred grapes? Never heard of this before, but pared with toast, sundried tomatoes and delicious cheese...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Margaret H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is great. Absolutely loved our meals. Great atmosphere. Definitely recommend. We will return for sure.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank TDAuto
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been here three times now and their food is outstanding! Great specials and their Italian food is flavorful but not heavy like some others. Their fish is great too. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank TE750111
Reviewed 11 December 2018

This is not the traditional Italian-American restaurant, this one has flavor,style and reasonable prices.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank avalcas
Reviewed 5 December 2018

I have long been disappointed in the Italian restaurant selection in Naperville. Vai has now vaulted to the top and I expect to be back many times. Server was very helpful. Sharing is encouraged - we shared the shrimp and lobster pasta, the dinner salad,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank bflambeaub
Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

Delighted to see the crowd capacity and all staff involved in making everyone’s experience great. We did the call ahead seating, it did not work out very well for us last night ( we were a large group party of 8), however the manager Anthony...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank mush73
Reviewed 25 October 2018

Called for a Saturday night "priority seat list" for 6pm. We were seated shortly after our arrival. We were seated near the entrance and it was very noisy. Our food arrived about 30 min. after placing our order. Everyone enjoyed their food-the Meatball Sliders were...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank LenEvanston
Reviewed 1 October 2018

We popped in to eat at the Bar and were pleasantly surprised with the quality of the pasta and menu.

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

This was our first visit to Vai. We were thoroughly impressed. The menu was small but everything we ordered was perfection. We had black pepper shrimp and calamari and Burrata as appetizers. All three were fantastic. The black pepper shrimp was my favorite, it was...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Napervillema
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Grrreat service - Jenny introduced us to house specialties and local faves. She listened and her follow through was top notch. Menu has a little something for everyone. Outstanding night special: corvino over veg and house made tagliatelle - yum! Wishing VAI’s much success. We...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 811pegk
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