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Vinny Vanucchi's
201 South Main Street
Galena, Illinois
815.777.8100

Restaurant Hours
Open Daily: 11 am-9 pm

Indoor Dining
(walk in or reservations accepted)

Outdoor Garden Seating
(first come, first serve;
no outdoor reservations accepted)

Curbside Pick-up
(call to place order)

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Galena Italian Restaurant


Vintage photoThe inspiration for Vinny Vanucchi’s Italian cuisine was co-owner Deb Coulter’s grandmother, Lucille LaCorte’s cooking. Growing up downstairs from her "Nana Lu" - as she was affectionately called - Deb remembers pots of red sauce simmering in the kitchen, fresh basil growing around the house, and family get-togethers where no one went away hungry.

In honor of her beloved Nana Lu, Deb decided to create a Galena dining experience that would carry on her grandmother's tradition. She spent hours in the kitchen -- doubling, tripling, and even quadrupling the Italian family recipes. Deb relied on her memories of the flavors of each dish she enjoyed while growing up on Taylor Street in Chicago's Little Italy.

Nana Lu never froze any of her dishes and always cooked with fresh ingredients. Deb followed her grandmother's lead and decided Vinny's would do
the same. So whether it's Nana Lu's Meat Lasagna,
Auntie Nancy's Manicotti, or any pasta, dinner or
house specialty, while at this Galena dining gem you
are guaranteed a delicious "Taste of the Old Neighborhood."

Dinner Menu         Lunch Menu         Gluten Free Menu        
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Carry Out
pasta and meatballsOur full menu of appetizers, pastas, entrees, kids meals and desserts is available for Carry Out. Call us to place an order.
   
   
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