“Money comes and goes,” Vittorio Venuti has always told his children, “You become rich on your reputation.” A testament to his philosophy is the grand banquet hall and Italian restaurant facility bearing the family name in Addison Illinois.. The opulent structure, evoking classic Roman architecture and decorated with Italian marble and mosaics, is a crowning achievement of 42 years of work and dedication in the dinning industry.
The lobby of Vittorio’s palazzo features a soaring 30 foot ceiling and twin, curving staircases with gold railings that embrace a fountain and make for a perfect photo backdrop. As you make your way through the expansive facility, you discover a wedding chapel and reception room; three private bridal rooms; our Italian restaurant; our Vlounge; two verandas; and a banquet area with five bars and party style seating for 750 and theater style seating for 1,000.
About six years ago, Venuti knew he wanted to expand, so he purchased a tract of vacant land that would allow him to dream – and build – big. “Here is where I want to be,” he told his family.
After 1-1/2 years of design work and three years to get the required permits and build the facility, Venuti’s hosted its first wedding April 8, 2006; Venuti’s Italian Restaurant and the adjoining V Lounge opened July 5, that same year. The banquet rooms are named Venezia, Verona, Volare and Vita. (The Venutis link the letter “V.”)