Viaggio Ristorante and Lounge

4.8
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1695 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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An authentic Italian dining experience in the heart of Chicago's lively West Loop neighborhood

We offer an elegant and charming dining experience that keeps guests coming back again and again. Our large menu of regional Italian pastas, meats and fishes is rounded out by a selection of salads, soups, and decadent desserts. Popular staples like Rigatoni with Braised Pork Gravy and Eggplant Parmesan are served alongside Executive Chef Nicolas Biscaglio’s signature interpretations of classic Italian dishes. We use only the highest quality ingredients to ensure a deliciously memorable experience!

As a hospitality-driven establishment, it’s our goal to make every guest that walks through the door feel like family. At Viaggio, we invite you to sit back, relax and enjoy!
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dinner before the Marathon

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Celebrating moms birthday

b
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our first time at Viaggios and we had an incredible experience. The food was so great, the service was over the top wonderful and atmosphere was very friendly. It couldn’t have been a more enjoyable dining experience. I highly recommend it. Outstanding calamari and brick chicken so tasty and tender.

c
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent food and service. Try the veal west loop! Good premium cocktails as well.

S
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Combines "old school" with "breath of fresh air" as a perfect lunch spot for quiet conversation, professional service and delicious Italian food. Our waiter accommodated our every request and we enjoyed our meal tremendously.

CD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great food. Great experience! Would definitely go again. Highly recommended.

AT
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A true gem! Service is fantastic and the food is even better! You feel like you are dining with family.

AF
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great traditional Italian restaurant. Always lively with great service. Terrific food - good portions. One of our favorite Chicago restaurants.

F
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 1

Always good food but something has changed with the lighting and atmosphere. The lighting is not very good and the restaurant seems to have lost the warm store front restaurant it had. Will go back but will wait a while.

JR
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great food but gets very loud once it gets crowded

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 1

Amazing food and service will definitely be back. Only when it's its cooler outside since there was no AC, we were very uncomfortable since it was extremely warm.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Viaggio never disappoints! There service and food is amazing! My husband and I love coming for a nice dinner before a game! Service is always quick and friendly! We tell all our friends to come here if they are looking for a nice italian dinner in the city!

MP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

The service was very slow, only one waitress for the entire restaurant. My food came out cold and had to send it back. My wife's food was excellent, but she ate before I did. The setting was uncomfortable, tables are too close and servers kept bumping into me. We were there for lunch a couple of weeks earlier and enjoyed the restaurant much better. Would not recommend going there for diner.

m
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Blackhawks game

SM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Both our meals were excellent. Price seemed reasonable for Chicago. Will be back before a Hawks game.

ER
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service. The traffic is manageable for the West Loop. Very very great overall experience!

KE
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Went on a Saturday night (9-14-19), I had the veal Parmesan and it came with tortellini Alfredo, which were so big and good. Fried calamari and mussels for appetizers, also good; especially the sauce on the mussels. They bring out peppers and a nice Italian loaf for the table. They gave us limoncello shots. It was my birthday so they brought out a very rich chocolate cheesecake with a candle in it. I shared with my table and they all liked it. Food came out quickly, never left waiting, waters were always filled, and the timing was perfect. I’d go back.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The welcome was great from an older man at the door (maybe the owner?) and we were quickly seated. The place was packed and very noisy, but it was to be expected. The food was delicious the only draw back was I didn’t know much about the different pastas and our waitress wasn’t much help. She was very busy and never asked if we had questions or if we had been there before, could help us with anything, etc. I would go back. Prices were good and portions plenty

OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We loved our service and the hospitality! Delicious pasta, specials and wine! Our favorite in the west loop! <3

C
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We live in the West Loop neighborhood and have countless dining options, but Viaggio is our favorite, go-to place for the best Italian cuisine, great service, and a warm welcome that always makes us feel like family.

You can’t go wrong with their menu which is well-executed all around, whether you’re in the mood for pasta, seafood (if the Sea Bass is offered as a special get it!), steak, etc.

Dishes we order regularly include Chicken or Veal Milanese, Angel Hair Pasta Arrabiata with Shrimp, and Chicken Marsala. If you’re a Calamari fan, while the menu’s standard lightly breaded deep fried version is very tasty, try the off-menu “Old School Calamari,” which is pan fried with peppers and onions in tomato sauce — delicious!

The only downside to Viaggio’s excellence is that everyone knows about them now and they are always busy! Love this place.

S
Greensboro
31 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Was able to sit outside on a beautiful Chicago night. Had the sea bass for dinner and it was excellent. My friend had the limon chicken. Also yummy. Will go back

KH
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A true neighborhood gem! We love it every time we come here! Highly recommend!

SO
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dinner for 7 was excellent! Food, atmosphere and staff were wonderful! Highly recommended

DM
New England
24 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The best of old school red sauce.

A native of Rhode Island, live in Boston, I know and love old school red sauce. Not fancy, good garlic and great food. I ordered the eggplant parmigiana. Stunning, loads of food and bonus came with great pasta.

Service was excellent!

Great place to go in Chicago if you want old school Italian food.

And the cappuccino perfect, of course.

JR
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service! I haven't found anything on the menu that I don't like. Sausage and peppers appetizer is a must have.

EH
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food. Easy to find parking. Can also do the Valet.

CM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The best Italian food with a really authentic Italian atmosphere. Love this place!

a
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The service was really amazing! We went there for a birthday celebration and the staff was lovely. Highly recommend the chicken and their homemade pasta dish.

i
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 5Ambience 2

First let me say the food and service was really good. However we were seated right next to a table full of really loud group who got louder with more alcohol. At first it was amusing but after a while it got really annoying (seemed like a shouting contest...lol) and detracted from what could have been an awesome experience. What was disappointing was that the server got into the act and encouraged the group to get even louder. Take this as a suggestion. It’s one thing to be hospitable but need to be mindful of the other guests.

DM
St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 2Food 5Service 3Ambience 1

Food is always awesome. Service is generally very good ... until it gets a bit busy. Then, expectedly, it becomes hit-and-miss. It tends to be a bit loud most times we've been here due to the close seating and acoustics. Last visit was very unpleasant due to a table of guests that were not only loud, but vulgar. Dropping "F" bombs everywhere. We notified the management/owners. They did NOTHING. It put a real damper on our evening. Maaaybe we'll go back. Not sure if it's still worth the 45 min drive to get there. Oh well. I'm sure there are other Italian restaurants in Chicago that are willing to ensure a pleasant dining experience for ALL guests that have awesome food to boot. Maybe. Just saying.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love coming here, it’s my go to when I’m craving a classic Italian meal with the hospitality that makes you feel you’re at someone’s Nonna’s house. The specials are always to die and the classics are also amazing, you can’t go wrong coming here.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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JR
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

We really had a great time at Viaggio. The food was delicious. I had the bolognese which was a huge serving and delicious. My friend had the lasagna. It was a little dry but good. The service was so-so. Our waittress was very friendly but seemed extremely distracted. We were going to order the brueshetta but by the time she came to take our order (after we had been sitting there for quite some time) we decided to skip it. We were going to get more red sauce for the lasagna but couldn't get her attention so did without. It took forever for her to bring us the check so we could settle the bill. All in all, it was a good restaurant, the host was extremely gracious but service by waitstaff could have been better.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 2

Food was great. Was disappointed that it was for our anniversary and they didn’t acknowledge it. They wanted to put us at a small table in three kiddlenof the restaurant and declined the table: then put us outside which was fine. Overall the food is always good. Just disappointed in the service.

OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 2

Food was amazing but the ambiance and noise was a little to loud

AF
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of our favorite neighborhood restaurants. We've been there numerous times and always feel like family. Great salmon, pasta, meatball salad and wonderful service. Of course, we will be back.

J
Chicago
66 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and attentive service. Sunday gravy reminds me of my Nonna's!

KP
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We loved this restaurant! One of the girls in our group was celebrating her birthday, and the staff was so sweet about it. Thanks for a great dinner before our concert!

DC
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Waitress was great and checked with us on a regular basis. Food was outstanding!

FB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Made reservations with them because they were near the United Center before a concert. Glad we did! Excellent meal for all 3 of us. I came an hour earlier than our reservation and they were able to get us seated immediately! Was very busy. Very loud (not an issue for us). Highly recommend! (I had the sea bass special, very good).

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