About Villa Verone

416 Hamilton Street
Geneva, IL 60134
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For a taste of old Italy, head to Villa Verone Ristorante Italiano, housed in an 1849 historic stone home in downtown Geneva. For over 18 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 Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Celebrate your next special event with us. Private rooms available.

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:


Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm

Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Between 4th and 5th

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(630) 232-2201

Website:
http://www.villaverone.com/

Additional:
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Villa Verone Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.8

ambience

4.6

noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

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food4
ambience5
service5

Awesome upstairs. Very good music, dance ...

Dined 2 days ago

Awesome upstairs. Very good music, dance floor, and fun crowd. The evening was a success.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Always amazing

vip
Dined on April 23, 2016

I love everything at Villa Verone. The food is amazing and the staff is wonderful. The owner is great and pretty much always in. I recommend the Far Falle el sole, the asparagus App and the calamari

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

Absolutely amazing Italian food. The loc ...

vip
Dined on April 18, 2016

Absolutely amazing Italian food. The location is great and outdoor seating is so quaint and romantic. We thoroughly enjoyed our main dishes.

food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Hidden Nightlife

Dined on April 16, 2016

On top of the great food & service there are always GREAT bands for your listening or dancing enjoyment.

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food4
ambience3
service4

Very good food. Very loud. Not really a ...

Dined on April 9, 2016

Very good food. Very loud. Not really a spot for couples who want a quiet dinner together.

food3
ambience4
service1
value2

We have been so excited to eat here! We ...

Dined on April 3, 2016

We have been so excited to eat here! We waited 15min for our drink order to be taken, they were busy... No big deal. Once we ordered our dinner at about 7:45 we waited until 9:15pm until it was brought to our table. We never got our salads. Our waiter did not talk to us during that time at all to let us know. I had to go up to the hostess to ask for my food to be wrapped right away and told her I wanted to pay now to leave because I was so upset. She didn't even care and thanked me for being so nice about it. I paid $100 for that meal, no offer to comp it, no offer for any apology... Nothing! I feel like I lit $100 on fire and I'll never go back or recommend anyone...sad too, look like the food would have been good!

Tags: romantic
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Everything was wonderful.

Dined on April 2, 2016

The food was great, our waiter, Gabriel, was right on target - he was there even when we did not need him. We had 2 staples, Lasagne (excellent) and Chicken Marsala (out of this world). The wine list was very good. Good selections on the appetizers and salads. Thank you, Pietro!!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great Geneva Hot Spot

Dined on March 27, 2016

This is a great neighborhood spot for dinner, drinks and music. The food is outstanding and the service impeccable. A good place to grab a quiet dinner and listen to some music

Tags: great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
food3
ambience5
service5
value4

Great Find!

vip
Dined on March 17, 2016

We have lived in the area over 10 years and just found Villa Verone - glad we did. Our server, Dino, was great and made us feel like we were regulars. Everything from bread to apps to main course was prepared nicely and tasted good. At the end of dinner the owner gave us a tour and bought us a drink in the upstairs bar where there was live music and dancing. Great place. Looks to be even better in the summer time with outside courtyard. We will be back

Tags: neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

Very good food.

Dined on March 11, 2016

Very good food.

food5
ambience5
service5

Great food and great entertainment! Grea ...

vip
Dined on March 6, 2016

Great food and great entertainment! Great find in the suburbs

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Excellent Service, great bar upstairs fo ...

Dined on March 5, 2016

Excellent Service, great bar upstairs for before and after dinner with enterainment

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5

Simply fabulous

vip
Dined on February 27, 2016

Simply fabulous

food4
ambience5
service5
value5

Girls Night Out celebrating birthdays was great!

vip
Dined on February 17, 2016

The owner and our server was fabulous! We had our own little cove and they made us laugh, etc... Service and food and ambiance was outstanding. It was our first time there. Myself and others will definitely be back and recommend to others. Can't wait for weather to be nice to sit outside. Also will try the bar upstairs.

Tags: good for groups, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great Date Night!

Dined on February 16, 2016

We tried going there a few Saturday's ago and the place was packed! We decided to come back so we instead made reservations for Valentine's Day Date night. Some friends of ours joined us and we all unanimously agreed that everything we each had was really good! It was great Italian ambiance and authentic food. We highly recommend it and definitely recommend making a reservation so you can get in without delay!

Tags: great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Visited twice, looking forward to returning soon.

Dined on February 15, 2016

Food and service excellent. Our second visit was as memorable as our first one. We are looking forward to return again and soon. Villa Verone is a new favorite for us!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience4
service5

A Valentines Day dinner to remember with ...

Dined on February 14, 2016

A Valentines Day dinner to remember with my beautiful girlfriend. Everyone in this restaurant is ready to serve. The ambiance is beautiful, quite and romantic. Our waiter, Dino, was truly amazing. From the perfect entree and wine recommendations to arriving at table side at the right time every time, he never skipped a beat. The food coming out of the kitchen was second to none and portion sizes were spot on. We both thank you so much for a wonderful evening.

food4
ambience5
service5
value4

Great Valentine's Day dinner! Will return soon.

Dined on February 14, 2016

My girlfriend and I found this on a whim - and we're very glad we did! The service was top notch. The waiter was very attentive, my water glass was never empty, and the food came out quickly. Food-wise, though it wasn't the best pasta I've ever had, it was certainly above average. For desert, GET THE CHEESECAKE! Seriously, we could not stop raving about it! We hope to return again soon!

Tags: special occasion, notable wine list
food4
ambience4
service4

Food was very good. Service was good bu ...

Dined on February 14, 2016

Food was very good. Service was good but has been better. We have been here on numerous occasions and this was first time where noise level was very high but that due to a very large table of guests nearby who didn't have a clue about some semblance of decorum.

food5
ambience4
service5

We've never had a bad meal !

Dined on February 14, 2016

We've never had a bad meal !

food5
ambience5
service5

A very welcoming italian restaurant that ...

Dined on February 14, 2016

A very welcoming italian restaurant that never disappoints for great food, cozy & friendly ambiance! A favorite of ours.

food4
ambience5
service5
value4

Best kept secret in Geneva

Dined on February 13, 2016

This have been one of our favorite night out spots for some time now. The set price dinner is perfect for any couple and you can pick almost any wine to go with it. The atmosphere is wonderful and the owner is very enchanting. Our favorite part is taking the journey upstairs to the Upper Club for live music and dancing. Always a full house here.

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Dino - the best

Dined on February 13, 2016

Dino our waiter made our night so special. Food was excellent. Service was warm, comforting, prompt, wine was always full. Run, don't walk - will be back!

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5

Totally recommend this restaurant and it ...

vip
Dined on February 7, 2016

Totally recommend this restaurant and its bar!!! The owner very hospitable and its staff!! All wonderful

food3
ambience4
service5
value4

Large party Saturday night

Dined on February 7, 2016

They accommodated a party of 13, including kids, on a Saturday night. Great service and attention to adults and kids. Been coming here for years. Enjoyable experience - we'll be back.

Tags: great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

Great hospitality and service! Food exce ...

vip
Dined on January 31, 2016

Great hospitality and service! Food excellent great bands, music

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Love love love Villa Verone!

vip
Dined on January 30, 2016

Best most consistent food! Love their seafood pastas. Asparagus salad

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

You feel right at home!

Dined on January 30, 2016

This was my third time to Villa Verone and every visit you're made to feel like one of the family! Dino was our waiter this past visit and he gave us exceptional service with a smile:) I know when my girlfriend's and I need a night out for good food, laughs and a fun atmosphere that we will always come to Villa Verone!

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Love the food and great service!

Dined on January 30, 2016

The fixed price dinner is a wonderful way to enjoy all that the restaurant has to offer. The owner stopping by is a great added touch and makes you feel welcome and comfortable. The food is delicious and our service was excellent.

Tags: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great Food

Dined on January 23, 2016

I have never had a bad meal at villa verone. I'm looking forward to my next visit.

Tags: fit for foodies
food3
ambience3
service4
value3

Old Reliable

Dined on January 16, 2016

We enjoy our visits to Villa Verone because we find the service usually attentive, the fare reliable, and the value acceptable. Recently we introduced two friends to this restaurant and they thoroughly enjoyed both the setting and the menu specials. At times Villa can be quite noisy, but you can usually find a bit more quiet upstairs if you call for reservations. I'm sure we'll be back because Villa is a reliable "go to".

Tags: great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
food2
ambience4
service3
value1

Dissappointed again.

Dined on January 13, 2016

We used to go there for years but then the food got very average, its way too noisy, and drinks are pricey.The service is good usually but for Italian there are many other better places in the area so we wont be back.

Tags: good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great spot!

Dined on January 9, 2016

We had a great experience here at Villa Verone. My family has lived in Wheaton for 25 years and had never been to this place. My grandfather is Italian and I wanted a place with a menu he would recognize...and he most certainly got excited when he saw all the traditional Italian dishes. Service was exceptional and entertaining for my 4 yr old nephew as well. Food was spot on too! We'll definitely be coming back...thank you for a lovely time!

Tags: kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value3

Quaint setting

Dined on January 9, 2016

An old home turned into a lovely and intimate restaurant.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Planning to go again soon

Dined on January 7, 2016

I had heard that this place was good. It was better than good. Intimate, friendly, unique dishes, great recommendations.

Tags: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Good italian food. great find!

Dined on January 1, 2016

We went here for New Year's eve dinner and were very pleased. The service was amazing and the food was delicious. My husband is vegetarian and he has hard time finding good places to eat. This is a good restaurant and we will be coming here often. The crowd is a little on the older side and we felt a little out of place even though both of us are in our thirties. Maybe they can do something to attract younger crowd.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great Italian Restaraunt!

Dined on January 1, 2016

Wonderful atmosphere, excellent service, great food, all for a very good price! One of our favorite places to eat.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

Always a great meal and experience.

vip
Dined on December 31, 2015

Always a great meal and experience.

food5
ambience4
service5
value1

Christmas Eve

Dined on December 25, 2015

Dino our server made our Christmas dinner very special . Thank you for such a lovely evening.

Tags: good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience5
service4

Upper room is great. Lasagna is average ...

Dined on December 19, 2015

Upper room is great. Lasagna is average. Great salmon appetizer special. All other dishes solid. Recommended wine was very good despite it being the second cheapest. Other food was very good Waiter seemed intent on pushing more wine. Overall was really a good experience but a bit expensive at $45 per head with no dessert.

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