Our inventory is always changing. Please give us a call at 847-905-0173 to get you our best offerings and your personal requests. We will most likely have your favorite wines at a great price!


Inspired by family, my Italian heritage, and my love for wine, Vinissimo Wine Shop takes its name from several influences.

Most importantly, Vinissimo, an homage to my beloved father, Vincent (Vincenzo), a native of Italy, motivated me to pursue a career in food, wine, and retail.

My Italian roots run deep; my parents immigrated to the US from Italy in the ’50s. As a child, I spent five years living in Calabria, Italy. During my honeymoon, my wife and I meandered around a small Mediterranean village and stumbled into a quaint wine market where I recall saying, “One day, I’ll open a wine shop.”

And what about the root words, VIN and VINO? VIN, French for wine, and VINO, Italian for wine -- Vinissimo Wine Shop practically named itself.


What a breath of fresh air... The addition of Vinissimo to the wine landscape on the Northshore is most welcome. In the days of grocery stores  wine selections have become mundane and boring. You can be sure that Gaetano will give you the best advice on wine; be you a novice or a wine expert. And don't let the name fool you, he is equally versed in the wines of the world as he is in the great regions of Italy...

Gerry Keogh

Vice President of Sales, TWINS Bordeaux

If you want great wine advice and have some fun, you’ve got to check out Vinissimo Wine Shop! What a great shop. Gaetano is friendly, knowledgeable and will take the time to figure out what your wine needs and preferences might be. I was there the week he opened and saw some favorite selections right away. Based on his recommendations, I added some new selections and went home with a with a case of excellent (and affordable) wines. Several of his recommendations are now solid favorites. Needless to say, I’ve been back several times. Whether you want to pick up a bottle you know you love or open your mind and palate to something new, this is the place to do it.

Paul Cussen

President NBPA, Inc.

The Northshore just inherited one of their own as the newest voice in the wine and spirits retail landscape. Wine lovers now have an advocate and mentor who gets to share a life of learning and passion with every soul who walks through the door at Vinissimo. Whether it’s a bottle for posterity or pot roast, your personal wine concierge is open and ready to serve the community he loves!

Troy Clements

President Pure Wine Co.

Our Location

Pickup available.
Usually ready in 1 hour

2120 Central Street
Evanston IL 60201
United States


Sunday: 12-3pm
Monday: Closed 
Tuesday-Saturday: 12-7pm  

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