Italian Village

The Capitanini family has operated this legendary complex of three restaurants known as the Italian Village since 1927. On the second floor, The Village is an old-school joint decked out with colorful murals and intimate booths with a traditional red-sauce menu. La Cantina specializes in steaks and chops, and the upscale Vivere is a slick, modern space with a contemporary menu. With 25,000 bottles, the Italian-focused wine cellar is one of the largest in the Midwest. Close to Millennium Park and the Loop Theater District. Reservations recommended. Valet parking after 5 pm. The Village L, D (daily); La Cantina D (Tu-Sa); Vivere L (M-F), D (M-Sa).

Sponsor Message: 

Established in 1927, Italian Village is home to three restaurants – The Village, La Cantina and Vivere – each with its own chef, menu and special ambiance. As the oldest Italian restaurant in Chicago, Italian Village is a third-generation, family business focused on traditional values and the highest standards of service, food and hospitality. No matter what brings visitors to Chicago, Italian Village is an iconic, must-visit destination for everyday dining and memorable occasions alike.

Also housed within Italian Village is its world-renowned, award-winning wine cellar. Praised as one of the largest restaurant cellars in the country, it features varietals from Italy’s vibrant wine regions and includes over 1,100 selections for a total of 25,000 bottles. The wine program has earned accolades from Wine Spectator for 30 consecutive years and complements any meal, day or night.

The Village:

Monday through Thursday: 11:00 am to 12:00 am

Friday and Saturday: 11:00 am to 1:00 am

Sunday: 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm


La Cantina:

Tuesday through Thursday starting at 5:00 pm

Friday and Saturday starting at 4:30 pm



Lunch: Weekdays 11:30 am to 2:00 pm

Dinner: Monday through Saturday starting at 5:00 pm






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Map of Italian Village