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VAI's Italian Restaurant Kitchen + Bar

916 S Il-rt 59, Naperville, IL 60540

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We're all about supporting local pizzerias - even those who are not Slice partners.
Give VAI's Italian Restaurant Kitchen + Bar a call to order. We hear their food's delish.

Menu
pizza
  • Rossa Pizza$13.00
    Evoo, rucola, shaved garlic, roasted garlic, tomatoes, basil, sea salt.
  • Margherita Pizza$14.00
    Fresh mozzarella, house rst tomatoes, basil, evoo, sea salt.
  • Meatballs Pizza$15.00
    Mozzarella di buffalo, rst tomato, chili, parmesan, fresh oregano.
  • The Italian Pizza$18.00
    Bacon, soppressata, sausage, guanciale, tomato, oregano, mozzarella, fontina.
  • Four Cheese Pizza$12.00
    Mozzarella, parmesan, pecorino, fontina, tomato sauce.
  • Shrimp Pizza$16.00
    Rock shrimp, garlic, lemon evoo, fresh mozzarella, pesto, tomato, rucola, chili flakes.
  • Sausage & Red Onion Pizza$14.00
    Fontina, mozzarella, rst garlic, evoo, green onion, parmesan, sea salt.
  • Spicy Sopressata & Honey Pizza$14.00
    Mozzarella di buffalo, basil, oregano/ rst onions, chili flake, honey.
  • Prosciutto & Wild Mushroom Pizza$15.00
    Wood rst wild shrooms, rucola, mozzarella, fontina, truffle oil, herbs, sea salt.
  • Bianco Pizza$14.00
    Mozzarella, fontina, goat cheese, sage, evoo, sea salt, shaved garlic.
greens-more
Healthy, meet delicious. We always knew you should be frens! (We get perturbed when you're not - it's not fair, we don't appreciate that, it's a cruel trick we think should be overcome quickly with a bit of thought and creativity).
  • Kale & Quinoa Salad$12.00
    Tuscan kale, quinoa, sunflower seeds, fiji apple, medjool dates, manchego, lemon vin.
  • House Salad$6.00
    Little gem lettuce (it's adorable and we like it), fennel, candied pecans, gorgonzola, tomato, herb vinaigrette.
  • Wood Grilled Romaine Salad$12.00
    Grape tomato, crispy pancetta, gorgonzola, creamy asiago, fried leaks.
  • Salmon & Harvest Salad$19.00
    Wood grilled salmon, romaine, organic kale, tomato, dried cranberries, watermelon radish, rst squash, almonds, farro, apple, lemon vin, goat cheese.
  • House Kale Caesar Salad$8.00
    Organic kale, baby gem lettuce, tomato, house crouton, caesar dress mg, parmesan crisp.
sides
  • Pizza Bread$4.00
    Grated parm, herb garlic butter, sea salt.
  • Sweet Corn$8.00
    Wood grilled, fresno chili butter, parmesan, lemon aioli, lime zest.
  • Johnny Vai’s Hot Pepper Mix$3.00
    Balsamic, evoo, garlic.
  • Charred Broccolini$6.00
    Wood grilled, parmesan, lemon vin.
  • Brussels Sprouts$7.00
    Asiago, crispy garlic, bacon, warm pork belly vinaigrette.
  • Meatballs al Forno$7.00
    House sugo, asiago, polenta, garlic toast.
  • Side Spaghetti$6.00
    Pomodoro, parm cream, butter, pesto, aglio olio.
small-plates
Show up so hungry. No seriously, everything tastes extraordinarily better that way. And it's already delicious. The order so much that eyes go alight when it arrives. SHARE IT ALL. #nobellyleftbehind
  • Arancini al Forno$9.00
    Risotto cake, fontina, mozzarella, herbs, rst garlic, parmesan, house sugo, crispy onion.
  • Whipped Ricotta & Honeycomb$11.00
    Fig jam, honey, sea salt, evoo.
  • Zuchinni Frites$9.00
    Parmesan,grilled lemon,green goddess dip.
  • Meatball Sliders$12.00
    Fresh tomato sugo, mixed greens, parmesan, JOHNNY VAI's hot pepper mix, ciabatta.
  • Mushroom Carpaccio$12.00
    Portobello, pickled onion, evoo, goat cheese cream, balsamic, parmesan.
  • Italian Burrata$12.00
    Wood grilled grapes, pesto, tomato jam, evoo, sea salt, ciabatta.
  • Maryland Crabcake$16.00
    Jumbo lump crab, lemon chive beurre blanc, house dried tomato, microgreens.
  • Wild Mushroom & Polenta$9.00
    Crispy polenta, veal demi, parmesan, pea tendrils, truffle oil, sea salt.
  • Wood Grilled Chicken Wings “Diavolo”$12.00
    Ghost pepper and calabrese chili marinade, herb garlic brown butter, charred jalapeno, Fresno chilies, habanero.
  • Italian Bean Dip$9.00
    House dried tomato, cucumber, red onion, lemon evoo, pizza bread.
  • Spicy Peppered Shrimp & Polenta$13.00
    Creamy polenta, shrimp, lemon, red peppers, sweet corn, vino, black pepper cream.
  • Greens & Beans Bruschetta$9.00
    Crusty bread, kale, white beans, lemon vin, oregano, vino, chili flake, garlic.
  • Asiago Gnocchi$11.00
    Tomato, spinach, vino, brown butter, garlic, shallots, chili flake, pecorino.
  • Fritto Misto$13.00
    Fried calamari, shrimp, jalapeno, vegetables, calabrese chili, lemon aioli.
bigger-plates
  • Wood Grilled NY Strip$23.00
    LINZ HERITAGE ANGUS BEEF wood grilled, charred baby vegetables, smashed yukon gold, calabrian chili butter, shallot vinaigrette.
  • Filet Medallions$19.00
    LINZ HERITAGE ANGUS BEEF wood grilled, broccolini, rst potato, peppers, pesto, balsamic, rst garlic, shallots, evoo.
  • Bone In Filet & Crab$29.00
    5 oz filet, maryland crab cake, broccolini, rst potato, peppers, veal demi, lemon chive beurre blanc.
  • VAI’s “Prime” Burger$16.00
    wood grilled Linz Heritage Prime Angus Beef (sounds official right? totes IS! check them out), brioche bun, cheddar cheese, herb garlic AH-ee-OH!-lee, lettuce, tomato, onion, fries.
  • Chicken Milan$17.00
    Pan fried, heirloom tom, mozzarella, rucola, balsamic glaze, garlic, basil, lemon, evoo, sea salt, spaghetti + parm cream.
  • Jumbo Scallops & Risotto$16.00
    2 sea scallops, sweet corn, blistered tomatoes, sweet peppers, smoked bacon, cream, calabrese chili oil.
  • Great Lakes Whitefish$19.00
    Almond crusted, butternut squash risotto, arugula, fennel, lemon butter sauce.
pasta
Unabashedly eat the perfectly cooked pasta, all of it, dripping in some delectable sauce Chef Scott engineered & tasted 124 times before he struck upon the equation that caused you to need a moment with yourself.
  • Spaghetti & Meatballs$16.00
    Let your server know if you'd like this made gluten-free.
  • Paccheri Bolognese$15.00
    Giant rigatoni, classic bolo sauce, parmesan.
  • Vodka Pasta$14.00
    Eight finger cavatelli, mascarpone tomato cream, crispy prosciutto, garlic, chili flake, grana padano.
  • Zucchini Aglio Olio$14.00
    Zucchini spaghetti, tomato, lemon, shaved garlic, shallots, vino, butter, evoo, chili flake, parmesan.
  • Lobster & Shrimp Rigatoni$26.00
    Cold water tail, jumbo shrimp, garlic, shallots, tomato, spinach, evoo, vino, lemon, parm cream.
pasta-dinner-only
  • Pasta Carbonara & Chicken$17.00
    Fresh tagliatelle, rst chicken, pancetta, parm cream, crispy prosciutto, sweet peas, tomato, garlic, evoo, sage.
  • Pasta Shrimp & Sausage Cavatelli$19.00
    Mild hot Italian sausage, shrimp, rst peppers, spinach, garlic, shallot, vino, mascarpone.
kids-menu
They're people too. They sometimes act like it. So we guess we should feed them well. (we put Filet on our kid's menu - bribe them with it, use it to your powerful advantage as an entity many years older & wiser than they are - we believe in you).
  • Kid's Freestyle Pasta$6.00
    Marinara, butter, pesto, alfredo, cavatappi pasta.
  • Kid's Filet Mignon$10.00
    Wood-grilled, pasta or broccolini.
  • Kid's Grilled Salmon$11.00
    Wood-grilled, pasta or broccolini.
  • Kid's Cheese Pizza$7.00
    Mozzarella, marinara.
  • Kid's Mac N’ Cheese$7.00
  • Kid’s Burger & Fries$9.00
lunch-specialties
Saturdays & Sundays from 11:30 am - 3:00 pm.
  • Chicken Milan Lunch$14.00
    Pan fried, heirloom tom, mozzarella, rucola, balsamic glaze, garlic, basil, lemon, evoo, sea salt, spaghetti + parm cream.
  • Wood Grilled Chicken & Avocado Sandwich Lunch$13.00
    house dried tomato/applewood smoked bacon/arugula/parmesan lemon aioli (isn’t that a fun word? AYYYY ah-ee-OH-lee!).
  • Angus Burger Lunch$12.00
    Wood grilled Linz Heritage Angus Beef/brioche bun/lettuce/tomato/onion.
  • Short Rib Sliders Lunch$15.00
    Ciabatta, arugula, house dried tomato, horseradish cream, crispy onion, shortrib jus.
  • Chicken Parmesan Sandwich Lunch$13.00
    Chicken, mozzarella, marinara, ciabatta, arugula.
  • VAI’s “Prime” Burger Lunch$16.00
    Wood grilled Linz Heritage Prime Angus Beef (sounds official right? totes IS! check them out), brioche bun, cheddar cheese, herb garlic AH-ee-OH!-lee, lettuce, tomato, onion, fries.
  • Meatball Hero Lunch$13.00
    Meatball, mozzarella, marinara, ciabatta, arugula.
  • Jumbo Scallops & Risotto Lunch$16.00
    2 sea scallops, sweet corn, blistered tomatoes, sweet peppers, smoked bacon, cream, calabrese chili oil.

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