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VELE

3241 West Iles Avenue, Springfield, IL 62704

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We believe in sharing and experiencing new and different tastes so we will offer a multitude of small plates meant for sampling, sharing and pairing with our great wines, alongside limited entrée selections from the southern Italian region.

VELE (pronounced Vay Lay) is Italian for blank canvas. Our chef, Justin Richardson, envisions a “blank canvas” of possibilities as he develops an ever-changing menu drawn from not only his Italian heritage and culinary studies in Italy, but also his classical French training; French precision, modern Italian influence.

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