Villa Verone

4.7
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$30 and under
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Italian
For a taste of old Italy, head to Villa Verone Ristorante Italiano, housed in an 1849 historic stone home in downtown Geneva. For over 22 years, Villa Verone has embraced the values of authentic southern Italian cooking and an Italian family. Come and enjoy a delicious meal, great atmosphere and fabulous service. The Upper Club, located upstairs, is the perfect place to unwind and listen to live music Friday and Saturday evenings starting at 8:00pm. Celebrate your next special event with us. Private rooms available.
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.5
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BA
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 9 hours ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

More unique italian experience than most similar places in the suburbs. Excellent food, great value.

JN
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Charming location and attentive waitstaff. The menu has a wide selection of homemade pastas and sauces. We went for lunch and didn't have any wine but the wine list looked very good. We ate too much to try the dessert so I will be back again and will save room for dessert.

LY
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Totally amazing staff!! So warm and welcoming and food was fabulous!

DV
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were celebrating our daughters 21st birthday. It was a fabulous experience.

G
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

I have used Open Table from its inception. We have been going to Villa Verona for years. It is sad to say that this is the first truly negative feedback I have had to leave. We made reservations and arrived 15 minutes early. They were not overly crowded. We were seated immediately. Then we were ignored. 10 minutes went by and no one came to our table, which was in the middle of the room, with other people being served all around us. The bus boy noticed this and quickly brought over bread, and silverware. Another 10 minutes passed. Nothing. We looked around and couldn’t find any staff now. Finally after 25 minutes someone walked by and said “ you are waiting for your drinks?”, to which we stated we hadn’t even been greeted yet! We were told our server was stuck in the kitchen? Another 5 minutes passed and our server showed up. She apologized and took our drink order. 10 minutes later our drinks arrived. We ordered our dinner, and at that time our bread was long gone. Another 15 minutes went by, now our drinks were empty...and no one checked up on us? No bread, no drinks...nothing...now 1 hour into our seating! Finally the server came back and asked if we wanted more drinks, And I plainly told her the service was the worst I have had not only there, but in the last 15 years. She apologized and I stated “ we are determining if we should wait even longer or just go somewhere else”....no response? Nothing? I stood up and asked for the drying bill and we were leaving. Server disappeared and I waited for another 5 minutes...nothing. I went downstairs to find the owner, or a manager...no one by the cash register. We left and went two blocks away and had a great meal. We still cannot believe the experience we had. They were our favorite Italian restaurant, and we have been eating there for years. In one horrendous experience, where no one cared...even when they knew we were frustrated...made no attempt to recover from the situation....how can we ever recommend them again?

TA
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience1

Had dined here previously but this visit will discourage us from returning. The food was mediocre at best and the noise level made being there beyond uncomfortable. The table service was excellent and our waiter was very attentive. The wine selection was adequate and not over valued. Wish I could say my out of town guests were pleased with my restaurant selection but I could tell they were not.

TF
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I live in Geneva where we have many great restaurants and every time I go to Villa Verone, I'm reminded why it is one of my favorites. Legit old world Italian food combined with the best service...it doesn't get any better. Highly recommended.

B
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Food was okay, nothing spectacular and somewhat overpriced. Table was horrible. right near doorway where everyone walked by and the chimney stack prevented us from being able to turn our chairs to get a frontal view of the band. The ambiance was nice and the other diners made it an enjoyable evening for us but all-in-all as far as a recommendation, I would say , "eh"!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great service. Space is a little tight which makes it noisy but we knew that going in.

KK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Nice restaurant. I would recommend it. Very good service and the restaurant has a very nice outside patio area to eat at when it's warm outside.

TB
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great as was the service. This restaurant has a great ambiance!!!

JG
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

I’ve eaten here a few times and always liked it. Tonight was simple pasta night and it just wasn’t that good, especially for what I paid for party of 6.
Maybe just an off night, although wife’s pasta way over cooked, lasagna just not good. I guess I expected more, and probably would have gotten same meal at Olive Garden.

m
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food was very good and our waiter was very attentive

CT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Lovely ambience- we were seated prior to reservation time - this was appreciated!

Server was very eager to please- food was prepared in a timely manner. Appetizer and entree were delicious! Dessert was great too!

JF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and staff!

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always delicious food and great service.

J
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Italian restaurant and fair prices. It’s a staple in the Geneva area. The owner is so friendly...always greets is like family. Great entertainment in the upstairs club on weekends!

BP
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Words cannot do justice to this incredible restaurant! The food is outstanding, the wait staff first rate and whether you dine in or outdoors your experience will be wonderful. The proprietor adds to the experience; a martini bar with entertainment will also delight. I have eaten many places but this Italian American believes Villa Verone is the best!

h
Chicago
49 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing restaurant, quaint setting, gracious staff, delicious food.

S
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

The restaurant is very small. It is 2 levels of dining but hard to maneuver on a busy evening. The food was made with fresh ingredients and tasted really good. The alfredo sauce was way too garlicy but they rectified that right away. The prices were on the high side. There was a band palying thyat we wanted to listen to after dinner, but it was very crowded and we had nowhere to sit so we left.

OT
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dino is incredible! Best waiter we’ve ever had!

AP
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All of our pasta dishes were amazing! The burrata was very creamy. The actual restaurant made me feel like I was in Europe. Love, love, love!

JB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

My girl friend and I had a very nice dinner and fun evening - service was excellent, food was excellent and a fun evening of music.

M
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience2

Waited over an hour for entree.

DW
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Great food & awesome entertainment! Just wish there were more tables by the entertainment. Cool vibe in there!

GB
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, ambiance and staff! Entertainment was great too!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

I have been going to Villa Verone for years. I love the old world charm and owner’s personal touches accommodating all customers’ needs. The food is delicious and the band, This End Up was amazing. The owner found a table in the Martini Bar and accommodated our need to be there a little earlier. He was great.

f
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Waiter was extremely courteous and always there without hovering. He explained the specials as well as giving his opinion o different dishes I had in mind. Would recommend this to everyone

W
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, served hot by a wonderful, efficient waiter- Gabriel. Love the cozy, romantic atmosphere here.

N
London
5 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great evening wonderful food excellent service lively atmosphere

c
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant does not disappoint. Italians would love this place.

YB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

The service was good, but felt VERY rushed to get in and out. The food was poor, the calamari tasted like it was cooked in old oil. Veal was over cooked and received 4 ravioli for $18. Over priced for the value.

CH
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Always wonderful! We had a great time and a delicious meal.

F
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding! All 3 of us said we’re coming back!

JG
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great place to dine. Pietro (the owner) goes out of his way to make people feel welcomed.

k
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Been here many times. Great as usual and have leftovers for tomorrow. Thanks!

LS
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved the food and the service. We had an enjoyable evening. I wouldn't change a thing!

SL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Party of 8 = Food, service and atmosphere was perfect. Portion size was manageable as I was not taking anything home, too good to wrap up and eat later. The restaurant is not your typical large scale place, but it met our needs. Would go back again. Also, our server was great (I think his name was Gabriel).

JB
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

The outdoor seating is beautiful and such a nice place to enjoy good weather and take in the scene. The food was poor however, and I was pretty disappointed with the quality of the food. For instance, the wedge salad was served to us with old inedible lettuce and they charged nearly $8 per salad for poor quality food. The pasta was nothing exciting either. I could have made something similar myself. I'm surprised that this restaurant attracts many people with the poor attention to detail in regards to their food.

D
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Excellent local Italian restaurant with good food and excellent wait staff. But during my last visit they did not credit my points for open table. Not sure why but if you book through open table remind them so you receive your points.