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“Great Food and Atmosphere” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Venuti's Restaurant Italian

Venuti's Restaurant Italian
Ranked #8 of 80 Restaurants in Addison
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$50
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Chicago
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great Food and Atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014

On a cold and snowy night we found ourselves in the warm atmosphere of Venuti's. The food was great, the service friendly and all in all a good dining experience

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Tim R, Public Relations Manager at Venuti's Restaurant Italian, responded to this review, 22 April 2014
Thank you for coming in and allowing us to provide you with a warm atmosphere, great food, friendly service. Hope to see you back soon and let us know when you stop in.
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Date | Rating
  • English first
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English first
Carol Stream, Illinois
1 review
“Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2014

From day one and dealing with Karen for planning are wedding she was beyond helpful! She did everything she could for us above and beyond. Are wedding day came and we did not need to worry about anything the whole day. Everyone could not say enough how good the food and service was and had a great time and they will defitnaly be back:)

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Lynn417
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Tim R, Public Relations Manager at Venuti's Restaurant Italian, responded to this review, 22 April 2014
Thank you for choosing Venuti's for your event. We are happy to hear that you and your guests were pleased with the food and service. We look forward to seeing you again.
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Naperville, Illinois
1 review
“Horrible food... Dry... Sitting out for a long time, service was ok, nice building, cheap owner.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2014

This is not the first or second time I have been to Venuti's. We tried the buffet the first time and the food is in the buffet is ok at 11am- after 12, good luck getting anything fresh. It seems they are cheap and rather not put fresh food out. It was really dry and no taste. The second time we went, we ordered off the menu, definitely wasn't impressed. It was tasteless just like the buffet. The appetizers were ok but definitely not as great as everyone talks about. We decided to try again a couple months later and it was the same. This time, not by choice, we had to go there to meet family and it was even worse than before.... Either that or I was used to the great food we had at a high class Italian Restaurant in the city a couple nights before.... Very unhappy.... Definitely not worth the money compared to the other competition within the general area.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JustaCustomer123
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Tim R, Public Relations Manager at Venuti's Restaurant Italian, responded to this review, 27 March 2014
We are sorry you had an unsatisfactory visit to our restaurant. The Venuti family has been in the restaurant business since 1965 and prides it's self on providing the highest of standards in foods and service.
Our Buffet is constantly monitored and fresh food is added as needed. Please stop in and speak to one of the Venuti Family Members to get your concerns better handled.
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Chicago, Illinois
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57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Itsa Okay”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2014

Went to a fabulous wedding at Venuti's but was disappointed with the restaurant upon a return visit.

Visited September 2013
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Tim R, Public Relations Manager at Venuti's Restaurant Italian, responded to this review, 23 April 2014
Thank you letting us know your concern. It is our hope that you will visit us again and when you do ask for a manager and let us know how your meal and experience was.
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Rochelle, Illinois
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432 reviews
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“Darn Good Italian”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2013

We needed to find someplace that could handle a party of 12, and Venuti's fit the bill. It has a banquet facility - it's on the west side - go to the north side for the restaurant and lounge.

They set up a table that handled our party of 12 with no problems. We had three rounds of appetizers, including two breads (one Italian, with grated cheese and oil available, one kind of a pizza bread which was so good that my kids took the rest home with their post-meal leftovers).

We also has a special appetizer sent out by the chef, which was a brucheta, covered with a balsamic extract, portobello mushrooms, and avocado. It was very tasty.

We selected a variety of main courses. I had chicken with capers, with a side of spinach, which was served hot and tasted pretty good. Others had angel hair pasta, pasta in a vodka sauce, and other various varieties. They came out at the same time, properly cooked.

Our server was very attentive, and did a good job. The wine prices were not crazy marked up, which was nice since we went through 3 bottles.

Overall, it was a very good evening, and worth the trip.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank AvWriter
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