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CARRY-OUT ORDERS: If you wish to place a carry-out order, please check to see if the service is being offered on the day you wish to place and pick-up the order. Carry-out orders are not available during busy times or on holidays. We appreciate your patience as we strive to offer the best service with limited staff.

Italian Cuisine

Galena, Illinois: 815-777-8100

The 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, when dining at this Galena gem you are guaranteed a delicious "Taste of the Old Neighborhood."

Nana Lu vintage photography

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Dine-In Menus

Our lunch, dinner, and gluten free menus feature plentiful, made-from-scratch dishes prepared from recipes passed down five generations.


vinnys house salad

Curbside / Carry-Out Menus

Our curbside / carry-out option is the perfect solution when everyone in your group wants to select and eat their personal favorites from Vinny's full menu of appetizers, pastas, entrees, sandwiches, kids meals, and desserts.

vinnys lasagna

plate of bruschetta

Self-Catering Menu

Order from our self-catering menu when hosting a larger group gathering or when everyone in your group wants to enjoy the same entree or to be able to choose from a few entree selections.


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