VAI's Italian Restaurant Kitchen + Bar

VAI's Italian Restaurant Kitchen + Bar

916 S Il-rt 59, Naperville, IL 60540
630-453-5200

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
Pizza

Rossa Pizza

Evoo, rucola, shaved garlic, roasted garlic, tomatoes, basil, sea salt.

$13.00


Margherita Pizza

Fresh mozzarella, house rst tomatoes, basil, evoo, sea salt.

$14.00


Meatballs Pizza

Mozzarella di buffalo, rst tomato, chili, parmesan, fresh oregano.

$15.00


The Italian Pizza

Bacon, soppressata, sausage, guanciale, tomato, oregano, mozzarella, fontina.

$18.00


Four Cheese Pizza

Mozzarella, parmesan, pecorino, fontina, tomato sauce.

$12.00


Shrimp Pizza

Rock shrimp, garlic, lemon evoo, fresh mozzarella, pesto, tomato, rucola, chili flakes.

$16.00


Sausage & Red Onion Pizza

Fontina, mozzarella, rst garlic, evoo, green onion, parmesan, sea salt.

$14.00


Spicy Sopressata & Honey Pizza

Mozzarella di buffalo, basil, oregano/ rst onions, chili flake, honey.

$14.00


Prosciutto & Wild Mushroom Pizza

Wood rst wild shrooms, rucola, mozzarella, fontina, truffle oil, herbs, sea salt.

$15.00


Bianco Pizza

Mozzarella, fontina, goat cheese, sage, evoo, sea salt, shaved garlic.

$14.00

greens-more
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

Tuscan kale, quinoa, sunflower seeds, fiji apple, medjool dates, manchego, lemon vin.

$12.00


House Salad

Little gem lettuce (it's adorable and we like it), fennel, candied pecans, gorgonzola, tomato, herb vinaigrette.

$6.00


Wood Grilled Romaine Salad

Grape tomato, crispy pancetta, gorgonzola, creamy asiago, fried leaks.

$12.00


Salmon & Harvest Salad

Wood grilled salmon, romaine, organic kale, tomato, dried cranberries, watermelon radish, rst squash, almonds, farro, apple, lemon vin, goat cheese.

$19.00


House Kale Caesar Salad

Organic kale, baby gem lettuce, tomato, house crouton, caesar dress mg, parmesan crisp.

$8.00

sides
Sides

Pizza Bread

Grated parm, herb garlic butter, sea salt.

$4.00


Sweet Corn

Wood grilled, fresno chili butter, parmesan, lemon aioli, lime zest.

$8.00


Johnny Vai’s Hot Pepper Mix

Balsamic, evoo, garlic.

$3.00


Charred Broccolini

Wood grilled, parmesan, lemon vin.

$6.00


Brussels Sprouts

Asiago, crispy garlic, bacon, warm pork belly vinaigrette.

$7.00


Meatballs al Forno

House sugo, asiago, polenta, garlic toast.

$7.00


Side Spaghetti

Pomodoro, parm cream, butter, pesto, aglio olio.

$6.00

small-plates
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

Risotto cake, fontina, mozzarella, herbs, rst garlic, parmesan, house sugo, crispy onion.

$9.00


Whipped Ricotta & Honeycomb

Fig jam, honey, sea salt, evoo.

$11.00


Zuchinni Frites

Parmesan,grilled lemon,green goddess dip.

$9.00


Meatball Sliders

Fresh tomato sugo, mixed greens, parmesan, JOHNNY VAI's hot pepper mix, ciabatta.

$12.00


Mushroom Carpaccio

Portobello, pickled onion, evoo, goat cheese cream, balsamic, parmesan.

$12.00


Italian Burrata

Wood grilled grapes, pesto, tomato jam, evoo, sea salt, ciabatta.

$12.00


Maryland Crabcake

Jumbo lump crab, lemon chive beurre blanc, house dried tomato, microgreens.

$16.00


Wild Mushroom & Polenta

Crispy polenta, veal demi, parmesan, pea tendrils, truffle oil, sea salt.

$9.00


Wood Grilled Chicken Wings “Diavolo”

Ghost pepper and calabrese chili marinade, herb garlic brown butter, charred jalapeno, Fresno chilies, habanero.

$12.00


Italian Bean Dip

House dried tomato, cucumber, red onion, lemon evoo, pizza bread.

$9.00


Spicy Peppered Shrimp & Polenta

Creamy polenta, shrimp, lemon, red peppers, sweet corn, vino, black pepper cream.

$13.00


Greens & Beans Bruschetta

Crusty bread, kale, white beans, lemon vin, oregano, vino, chili flake, garlic.

$9.00


Asiago Gnocchi

Tomato, spinach, vino, brown butter, garlic, shallots, chili flake, pecorino.

$11.00


Fritto Misto

Fried calamari, shrimp, jalapeno, vegetables, calabrese chili, lemon aioli.

$13.00

bigger-plates
Bigger Plates

Wood Grilled NY Strip

LINZ HERITAGE ANGUS BEEF wood grilled, charred baby vegetables, smashed yukon gold, calabrian chili butter, shallot vinaigrette.

$23.00


Filet Medallions

LINZ HERITAGE ANGUS BEEF wood grilled, broccolini, rst potato, peppers, pesto, balsamic, rst garlic, shallots, evoo.

$19.00


Bone In Filet & Crab

5 oz filet, maryland crab cake, broccolini, rst potato, peppers, veal demi, lemon chive beurre blanc.

$29.00


VAI’s “Prime” Burger

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.

$16.00


Chicken Milan

Pan fried, heirloom tom, mozzarella, rucola, balsamic glaze, garlic, basil, lemon, evoo, sea salt, spaghetti + parm cream.

$17.00


Jumbo Scallops & Risotto

2 sea scallops, sweet corn, blistered tomatoes, sweet peppers, smoked bacon, cream, calabrese chili oil.

$16.00


Great Lakes Whitefish

Almond crusted, butternut squash risotto, arugula, fennel, lemon butter sauce.

$19.00

pasta
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

Let your server know if you'd like this made gluten-free.

$16.00


Paccheri Bolognese

Giant rigatoni, classic bolo sauce, parmesan.

$15.00


Vodka Pasta

Eight finger cavatelli, mascarpone tomato cream, crispy prosciutto, garlic, chili flake, grana padano.

$14.00


Zucchini Aglio Olio

Zucchini spaghetti, tomato, lemon, shaved garlic, shallots, vino, butter, evoo, chili flake, parmesan.

$14.00


Lobster & Shrimp Rigatoni

Cold water tail, jumbo shrimp, garlic, shallots, tomato, spinach, evoo, vino, lemon, parm cream.

$26.00

pasta-dinner-only
Pasta Dinner Only

Pasta Carbonara & Chicken

Fresh tagliatelle, rst chicken, pancetta, parm cream, crispy prosciutto, sweet peas, tomato, garlic, evoo, sage.

$17.00


Pasta Shrimp & Sausage Cavatelli

Mild hot Italian sausage, shrimp, rst peppers, spinach, garlic, shallot, vino, mascarpone.

$19.00

kids-menu
Kid's 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

Marinara, butter, pesto, alfredo, cavatappi pasta.

$6.00


Kid's Filet Mignon

Wood-grilled, pasta or broccolini.

$10.00


Kid's Grilled Salmon

Wood-grilled, pasta or broccolini.

$11.00


Kid's Cheese Pizza

Mozzarella, marinara.

$7.00


Kid's Mac N’ Cheese

$7.00


Kid’s Burger & Fries

$9.00

lunch-specialties
Lunch Specialties
Saturdays & Sundays from 11:30 am - 3:00 pm.

Chicken Milan Lunch

Pan fried, heirloom tom, mozzarella, rucola, balsamic glaze, garlic, basil, lemon, evoo, sea salt, spaghetti + parm cream.

$14.00


Wood Grilled Chicken & Avocado Sandwich Lunch

house dried tomato/applewood smoked bacon/arugula/parmesan lemon aioli (isn’t that a fun word? AYYYY ah-ee-OH-lee!).

$13.00


Angus Burger Lunch

Wood grilled Linz Heritage Angus Beef/brioche bun/lettuce/tomato/onion.

$12.00


Short Rib Sliders Lunch

Ciabatta, arugula, house dried tomato, horseradish cream, crispy onion, shortrib jus.

$15.00


Chicken Parmesan Sandwich Lunch

Chicken, mozzarella, marinara, ciabatta, arugula.

$13.00


VAI’s “Prime” Burger Lunch

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.

$16.00


Meatball Hero Lunch

Meatball, mozzarella, marinara, ciabatta, arugula.

$13.00


Jumbo Scallops & Risotto Lunch

2 sea scallops, sweet corn, blistered tomatoes, sweet peppers, smoked bacon, cream, calabrese chili oil.

$16.00

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