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Via Roma

686 Lee St, Des Plaines, IL 60016-4584
+1 847-768-7461
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
686 Lee St, Des Plaines, IL 60016-4584
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Chao Bella! I was in the area visiting freinds and they said come on lets grab lunch. We beat the rush and as I walked in from the back entrance I got the vibration Via Roma was of the charts. Charming, Quaint, Fresh are the...More

Thank Thomas K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Via Roma has to be my favorite restaurant in Des Plaines. The food is always fresh and specials are always changing. Love the BYOB with no cork fee. Located in a small store front in downtown Des Plaines, Via Roma is worth the wait for...More

Thank Timothy D
Reviewed 1 week ago

A charming but busy place. It is very popular, so be prepared to wait at peek times, but it is well worth the wait.

Thank frauevi
Reviewed 10 November 2017

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

Thank 801robinb
Reviewed 9 November 2017

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 9 November 2017

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 12 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 9 November 2017

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 11 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 weeks 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 7 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 27 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 24 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • 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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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
  • E-mail
Phone number is 847-768-7461, zip code 60016
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