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25

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Vinci serves up hearty Italian food to comfort and satisfy. Beautiful Da Vinci style murals, floor to ceiling wine racks, and soft lighting create a warm and comfortable spot in the heart of Lincoln Parks theater district. Vinci also offers wine dinners on the second Wednesday of each month.
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Phone: (312) 266-8294

Primary Phone: (312) 266-8143

Phone: (312) 266-8143

Fax: (312) 266-8143

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Location:
Willow Dayton I
Neighborhoods:
DePaul, Ranch Triangle, North Side
AKA:

Da Vinci

Categories:
Italian Restaurants, Mediterranean Restaurants, Family Style Restaurants, Take Out Restaurants, Bar & Grills, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch Restaurants, Restaurant Delivery Service, Caterers, Restaurants
Other Information:

Parking: Street, Valet

Wi-Fi: Free

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Mediterranean, Family Style, Italian, European, Continental, Omelets

Alcohol: Full Bar

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

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p54

Posted: 7/15/2007

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Disappointing at Best

Vinci was a real disappointment. Although the appetizers were average, the pasta dishes were bland. It appeared that the ingredients were all cooked separately, simply added together, and without the accompaniment of necessary sauces. None of the food items were savory, and simply not the expectation at an Italian eatery. I see no reason to return to the restaurant for a second chance as there are so many wonderful Italian restaurants in Chicago. The service was friendly, but mediocre. With so many other restaurants on the strip next to Steppenwolf, another choice will certainly be made next time.

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pink75

Posted: 4/23/2007

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excellent food, nice ambience

We went for lunch and the food was excellent, nice atmosphere, i will be going back for sure. you will not be disappointed.

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eblum

Posted: 8/18/2006

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Don't Valet Park Your Car!

Used to be a favorite of ours, but hadn't been there is a few years until last Saturday night. The dinner was very nice, food was fine and our waiter was great! But when we went to get our cars (2 if them), we were told one of the cars had been towed. After conversations with the Towing Company and a local police officer at the scene, and 45 minutes later we discovered that BOTH cars had been towed because they and many other cars were parked in a private retail parking lot by the valet. While the towing fees were paid by LoPardo Valet Service, the Manager of Vinci was most unhelpful. Beyond offering a drink, he was USELESS!! He said the Valet Service had nothing to do with the restaurant. I called the City of Chicago on Monday: the Valet Service was not licensed by the City, they were cited for 10 violations on 2 visits by City of Chicago Consumer Services that week, and continued to operate at the front door of Vinci Restaurant WITHOUT A VALID CITY LICENSE. BEWARE!!! We will not go there again, even by cab, because we feel that a good Restauranteer cares about clients from the beginning to the end of their dining experience, and would not allow an unlicensed vendor illegally parking cars, at their door. This is the same Valet Parking service, by the way, that is at The Steppenwolf Theatre.

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wlevitt

Posted: 4/18/2003

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One of the best

Vinci is one the best italian restaurants in the city. the food really is rustic cooking. the polenta is truly their specialty-most every other dish is top-notch. Service can be busy as they handle the pre-theater crowd alot-seating is communal which can be fun. not inexpensive but definitely worthwhile.

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Zappagrrl

Posted: 2/21/2003

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Incredible Food!

Vinci is probably my favorite restaraunt in Chicago. The service is excellent and the food is even better. Be sure to try the Spaghetti Della Nona or the Ravioli in brown butter and sage sauce!

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gerardkaz

Posted: 6/14/2002

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Fine Before or After Theatre Dining

I have dined at Vinci on several occasions & have always been pleased. Down the street from the Steppenwolf Theatre, it is good before or after show dining. Their bar is a beautiful solid oak masterpiece, wonderful for before or after dinner drinks. The food is well made & wonderfully presented. The only downfall is service. Many employees cannot answer basic questions about the food (IE - are there tomatoes in this dish?). If if you ask for something special (IE - hold the onions) they don't always accomodate the first time and the dish has to be sent back. On the whole however, a true fine dining experience.

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1732 N Halsted StChicagoIL 60614

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