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Italian Village Restaurants

The Italian Village Restaurants are 3 restaurants located at their Monroe St. location. Third generation owners, Al & Gina Capitanini, are making sure that The Village, La Cantina and Vivere are ready for the day they will be handed down to the next generation of Capitaninis. Italian Village is the remarkable result of one family’s commitment to each other, and of the enduring philosophy that great food, service and décor are the consistent hallmarks of a restaurant that celebrates the very best of the Italian epicurean experience.

The Village:
A Chicago Landmark, the Village is a traditional Italian restaurant located on the second floor. Designed like a small Italian town, customers dine in cozy booths. Menu features a selection of pasta, veal, beef, seafood, chicken, pizza, panini and salads.

La Catina:
La Cantina is a Steak and Seafood House of the Italian Village Restaurants is patterned after wine cellar with narrow aisle and tucked away booths. Customers dine amongst the salt water fish tanks while enjoying a menu filled with traditional Italian favorites, Steaks and Chops.

Vivere is on "Esquire's and the Wine Spectator's" Best new Restaurant list. It has won the DiRona Fine dining award since its inception in 1990. This contemporary restaurant features 'new' regional Italian cuisine.


  • We offer $50 dining certificates at any of the 3 Italian Village Restaurants. The certificates can be used toward your entire bill. You may purchase as many as you wish. Reservations are suggested.


  • Hours of Operation:
  • Monday-Thursday: 11:00AM - 12:00AM
  • Friday & Saturday: 11:00AM - 1:00AM
  • Sunday: 12:00PM - 12:00AM
  • The Village is open 7 days
  • La Cantina & Vivere are closed Sundays
  • Hours vary at La Cantina & Vivere
  • Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day

Other Information

Location: Chicago IL
Contact Information: 71 West Monroe Street Chicago IL 60603

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