Are you looking for a remarkable dining experience? Chicago Italian Restaurants recommend to taste dishes at Via V. Via V Ristorante Italiano is a traditional Italian restaurant located on Chicago’s North side. The Old World charm is reminiscent of big family dinners, where everyone speaks loudly and homemade dishes are passed around the table. The restaurant inspires guests to revisit the traditions of Italy by serving authentic Italian specialties and other favorites its guests have come to love. At Via V you are welcomed with open arms, pampered with attentive service, and delighted by fine cuisine. It’s the local family restaurant that you will want to return to again and again.
Via V has become known as one of the best Italian venues on Chicago’s North side. Chef Tony Barbanente has been serving authentic Italian cuisine on the Northwest side of Chicago for more than 20 years (originally located on Peterson Avenue). The Barbanente family hails from Mola di Bari located on Italy’s southeast coast, but their authentic Italian dishes range from Sicily, the southern most tip of Italy up through the Piedmont region.
At Via V staff is dedicated to providing a memorable dining experience, so expect only the freshest ingredients and the most savory flavor combinations. A warm, relaxing ambiance is perfect for bringing the whole family for a big Italian feast or an intimate setting, for those quiet moments with that special someone. Whatever your preference, come experience the exceptional dishes made from authentic recipes from Italy at Via V.
Feast on exceptional Italian food at Via V! Via V provides for you and your guests a warm and comfortable atmosphere that echoes Italian eateries across the ocean. The Barbanente family and many long time staff members will treat you with the utmost care all the while serving one scrumptious dish after another. The dishes articulate the Barbanente family tradition, Grandma’s recipes still being used today. Tony prepares every meal to perfection, which is why locals frequent Via V. Homemade pasta, seafood specials and many other tasty morsels are featured on our extensive menu.
Whether you are stopping in for one of our daily lunch specials or dinner entrées, their food is combined with a friendly, attentive atmosphere. At Via V, owners bring the traditions of Italy to the heart of Chicago because providing great Italian food that you love and at the price you want is their specialty.
Via V 6340 N. Lincoln, Chicago, IL 60659 773.267.0888
Sweet and juicy clams baked to perfection 11.95
Acorn squash stuffed with grilled vegetables and topped with goat cheese 11.95
Cozze Da Brivido
Slightly sweet mussels in our homemade spicy arrabbiata sauce with fresh herbs and cayenne pepper 13.95
Polpo Alla Griglia
Charcoal broiled octopus topped with olive oil and balsamic vinegar 17.95
Eggplant in a light batter with chopped tomatoes, garlic, oil and melted mozzarella cheese 7.95
Squid fried to perfection 13.95
Pasta E Risotti
Half shell pasta sautéed with broccoli, garlic, shrimp, parmigiano and cream 14.95
Cappellini Bella Napoli
Angel hair pasta with fresh basil, tomatoes, parmigiano and mozzarella cheeses 13.95
Shrimp sautéed with wine, red sauce, parsley and garlic 19.95
Clams and mussels in marinara sauce on a bed of pasta 19.95
Tagliatelle Bianchi Alla Carbonara
White sauce, egg noodles in butter, pancetta and cream 16.95
Tagliatelle Verdi Campagnola
Spinach pasta with tomatoes, onions, white wine and a touch of cream 16.95
Rigatoni Con Pollo Affumicato
Smoked chicken in a tomato cream sauce 16.95
Gnocchi Al Filo Di Pomodore
Homemade small potato dumplings with fresh mozzarella, plum tomatoes and garlic 16.95
Topped with rich meat sauce 14.95
Spaghetti E Polpette
Spaghetti in marinara sauce with meatballs 14.95
Risotto Ai Funghi
Arborio rice with porcini mushrooms, onions, white wine and parmigiano cheese 18.95
Linguine Ai Canestrelli
Tomatoes, herbs and fresh scallops, sautéed with olive oil, garlic, onions and white wine 19.95
Risotto Ai Quattro Formaggi
Arborio rice with four cheeses 18.95
Insalata Della Casa
Assorted lettuce garnished with house dressing3.00
Insalata Di Cesare
Half romaine lettuce with ceasar dressing, croutons and topped with shaved parmigiano 7.95
Insalata Via Veneto
Assorted lettuce with roasted walnuts, golden raisins, honey balsamic dressing and gorgonzola cheese 8.95
Bufala mozzarella cheese sliced over tomatoes and topped with a chopped basil, sun-dried tomato and olive oil dressing 8.95
Lasagna Di Carne
Our homemade lasagna with meat sauce 14.95
Homemade Cappellacci Al Vitello E Spinaci
Spinach and veal-stuffed cappellacci 16.95
Cheese tortellini sautéed with onions and peas in a creamy sauce 16.95
Ravioli Ai Funghi
Filled with portabella mushrooms in a creamy balsamic sauce 15.95
Ricotta and spinach-stuffed gnocchi in a creamy tomato sauce 15.95
Fagottini Di Ricotta E Pere
Stuffed purses with ricotta cheese, pears and smoked chicken in creamy broth sauce 18.95
Ravioli Di Carne
Savory meat-filled ravioli in a rich meat sauce 14.95
Ravioli Via Veneto
Ravioli filled with cheese in a creamy balsamic sauce 15.95
Ravioli Di Zucca
Ravioli pasta stuffed with pumpkin in a tomato and goat cheese sauce 15.95
Ciambotto Italiano Combo
Veal, chicken, sausage, potato and peppers in a light red sauce 18.95
Veal with spicy red sauce and mushrooms over pasta 23.95
Breaded veal topped with tomato and parmigiano cheese, served over pasta 22.95
Veal with lemon, capers and white wine sauce, served with the vegetable of the day 22.95
Sweet squid stuffed with parmigiano cheese, bread crumbs, garlic and parsley in a tomato sauce over delicate pasta 18.95
Vitello Al Barolo
Veal with shitake and portabella mushrooms in Barolo wine, tomatoes and a touch of cream23.95
Petto Di Pollo Vesuvio
Chicken breast sautéed in olive oil, garlic and rosemary with potato and the vegetable of the day, or with bone wedge potatoes 15.95
Bistecca Ribeye Steak
With Garlic rosemary, wine; roasted potatoes & vegetables 22.95
Petto Di Pollo Alla Senape
Chicken breast sautéed with shallots, brandy, mustard and a touch of cream, served with the vegetable of the day 16.95
Sautee withj shallot olive oil over fresh spinach 19.95
Branzino Alla Griglia
Chilean sea bass grilled with garlic and oil, served with spinach and beans 29.95
Ladyfinger cookies dipped in espresso coffee & Kahlua, layered with Mascarpone cheese mousse.
Pastry puffs filled with vanilla ice cream and topped with chocolate sauce.
Torte di Mele $6.95
Apple tart topped with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce.
Torte di Pane Dolce $6.95
Bread pudding topped with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce.
Croccantino Semifredo $7.95
Mascarpone cheese and whip cream blended & topped with honey roasted crushed walnuts; then solidified, sliced and topped with caramel sauce.
Pastry shell filled with Ricotta cheese and topped with chocolate syrup.
Grilled Peaches $6.95
With vanilla ice cream topped with peach & raspberry sauce.
Topped with raspberry sauce.
ON CHOCOLATE SIDE
Served warm; topped with vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce.
Chocolate Brownie $6.95
Served warm; topped with vanilla ice cream and raspberry sauce.
Sour cream chocolate cake with hazelnut mousse; topped with chocolate frosting served over mascarpone & whip cream sauce.
Flourless Chocolate Cake $7.95
As decadent as it gets.
SORBET & ICE CREAM SELECTIONS
Vanilla ice cream – topped with raspberry sauce $5.95
Spumoni three flavor ice cream – with candied fruit $4.95
All Sorbet and Gelati $5.95
This is just a little taste of what Via V has to offer. There are also special menus for banquets, weddings and caterings.
Highly recommended by Chicago Italian Restaurants.