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Vinci Restaurant

#551 of 7,709 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Lincoln Park
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1732 N Halsted St, Ste 1, Chicago, IL 60614-5533 (Halsted St and Willow St)
+1 312-266-1199
17:30 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:30 - 21:30
Tue - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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Naperville, Illinois
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55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very reliable pre-theater or post-theater matinee (Steppenwolf, Royal George) dinner spot. Always a good selection of entrees; servers appear always know which entrees are best. Fish specials are predictably good. Prices are just a bit high for quality/quantity, but food is usually quite good and service is always very good. (Not a Vinci-specific comment: Will any restaurant... More 

Thank cbowers70
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I think I first ate Vinci nearly 25 years ago when I lived nearby. We were visiting Chicago and had tickets to Steppwnwolf so we went there pre-theater. Food was great. We had some appetizers and entrees and nothing disappointed. The pastas tasted home made and were outstanding. The food made us homesick for Chicago. Great job Vinci.

Thank AVagabondMan
Chicago, Illinois
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2,835 reviews
1,590 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,856 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Remember the movie "The Godfather," when Michael Corleone aka Al Pacino met with the mafia leader and corrupt police chief at the little Italian restaurant in Brooklyn that supposedly served the best veal in the city? Well, Vinci reminds me of that little Italian restaurant with its old-time charm and warm, rustic interior that reminds of a historic Italian villa.... More 

Thank Taylor B
Chicago, Illinois
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380 reviews
307 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

A large group of friends came to celebrate a surprise 50th BDay & also their 7th Wedding anniversary there & it was a Spectacular experience! This is their Favorite restaurant so natural choice to have it here. We all sang Happy BDay in French (Joyeux Anniversaire!) to our surprised friend as she came in. Our menu had printed our special... More 

Thank Justsaygrace
Chicago, Illinois
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1,427 reviews
508 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 383 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We ate here because of the proximity to Steppenwolf. Mrs. CTS didn't care for her pizza at all. Didn't like the toppings or the crust. I had duck. I very much enjoyed the sides of mushrooms and (special request) geen beans. Duck didn't do much for me. Menu is a little smaller than I am used to in an Italian... More 

Thank chitownsam
Titusville, Florida
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

We went there for Sunday Brunch. The ambience is great! You feel like you are in Italy or some foreign country. We had the breakfast pizza. The crust was yeasty and cooked to perfection. The coffee is a very rich blend. I would recommend it to anyone.

Thank kd7408
Naperville, Illinois
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55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Two couples dined early, before a Steppenwolf performance. Chose it for convenience to the theater and parking garage (2-block walk), which opens at 5:00 for 7:30 performance, and of course for good Trip Advisor food reviews. It did not disappoint. As with most Italian restaurants, Vinci has a fine selection of food in most any price range. You can eat... More 

Thank cbowers70
Lake Forest, IL
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Very fast service and delicious Italian food. Nice atmosphere. Excellent choice before going to the nearby theaters.

Thank David W
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89 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We have been before and thought it was barely ok; went on Steppenwolf package at last minute New Year's Eve. Salads barely ok; fatty inedible lamb chops; very tough pork; bland overly sweet deserts; even coffee was bad. Take a pass!

Thank Christine F
Chicago, Illinois
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197 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

We were invited to celebrate a friend's special birthday in one of the private back rooms. Passed hors doeuvers were chicken on skewers and cold shrimp. We started with a fantastic ceaser salad and your choice of vegetarian Gnocchi, chicken visuvio with spinach and polenta or barbecued salmon with fennel green beans and couscous. This was followed by birthday cake... More 

Thank Raphael L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1732 N Halsted St, Ste 1, Chicago, IL 60614-5533
    (Halsted St and Willow St)
  • Public Transportation: Red Line Clybourn/North
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Lincoln Park
  • Neighbourhood: Lincoln Park
  • Phone Number: +1 312-266-1199
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Lincoln Park

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Lincoln Park
Head to the North Side of Chicago for a stroll through one of the city’s greenest neighborhoods. Lincoln Park boasts over 1200 acres of green space complete with a free zoo open to visitors year-round. This pedestrian-friendly neighborhood is lined with parks, row homes, boutiques, taverns, and nature. Lincoln Park itself borders the lakefront area offering peaceful views of the water and the Chicago skyline. The Lincoln Park Conservatory is one of the most popular attractions in the area, with the Chicago History Museum a close second. Armitage Avenue is where you’ll find great shopping from high-end retailers and small boutiques, whereas Clark Street houses cafes and restaurants. For more highbrow entertainment, walk along Lincoln Avenue to find some of Chicago’s finer museums and theaters.
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