I recently spent a weekend with my hubby in Galena and we finally had the chance to have dinner at Vinnie Vanucchi’s. We hadn’t made reservations and due to a private party were initially told we couldn’t get seated for at least an hour and a half. Well, I was really hungry and the taste buds were only speaking Italian on this particular evening, so we asked if we could hang out at the bar and still order from their tantalizing menu. “Of course” we were told, so off we went to the bar area where we sat and met our bartender turned server Nate Cook. Nate was awesome! Typically when you dine out, your server brings you your food and drink and then leaves you to it. Because we were dining at the bar, Nate was with us throughout the evening. What a sweetie Nate turned out to be. Chatting with Nate, combined with the one-on-one service, the spectacular Italian cuisine and the ambiance of Vinnie’s made this dining experience worth posting about. When in Galena, I highly recommend Vinnie Vanucchi’s for fantastic food, spectacular service, and amazing ambience.