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Italian Restaurant, Pizzeria, and Wine Bar$$$$
Near North Side, Chicago
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    Has a stamp of approval from Time Out Chicago and Crain's Chicago Business
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    Laura S.
    "I always get the veal meatballs, and eggplant parm!"(14 Tips)
    "Cavatelli, pork shank, dates, and Chelsea is the best waitress!"(6 Tips)
    Dana D.
    "Get the: pizza, cheap wine, bacon wrapped dates and tortellini ❤️"(4 Tips)
    Myra R.
    "veal meatball sliders...actually everything on menu!"(4 Tips)
Tips and Reviews icon325 Tips and reviews
  • Italian food
  • good for dates
  • good for groups
  • veal meatballs
  • desserts
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  • Fran S.heart icon on user image
    Fran SuJune 1, 2018
    Great place for groups. Everything is good. Big fan of the sharing concept. Veal meatballs (feel guilty about this😢), pastas (pappardelle, gnocchi, linguine with clam sauce), gelatos... all so tasty!
  • Mary A.heart icon on user image
    Mary AlesandriniJuly 29, 2016
    9 - Authentic Italian, and the first place I've found in America that has Sgroppinos! Has half plates of entrees to allow you to try even more!
    Upvoted Mar 20
  • JenKuduheart icon on user image
    JenKuduJune 13, 2014
    Lovely olive mix, veal meatballs are ok, the tortellini with ham and peas is wonderfully rich and the papparadelle is tasty. Zeppolles (pic) are light and fluffy w/ very delicious chocolate sauce.
  • Emily J.heart icon on user image
    Emily JenkinsJanuary 21, 2019
    All yum! Just make sure to ask if Food is spicy if you are sensitive because lots of random chillies! Willing to do half portions of desserts which is so lovely and accommodating.
  • Tracey D.heart icon on user image
    Tracey DubuqueMay 11, 2018
    Great atmosphere! Sinead was our bartender/server & was extremely helpful&friendly! Ordered cheese/charcuterie which was awesome. Dates and homemade pasta were amazing. And half priced wine to go!!!
  • Thomas B.heart icon on user image
    Thomas BensonJanuary 21, 2019
    Food is served as it comes out, and dishes are meant for sharing. Ordering a few plates at a time is a good move (especially since service was so fast). Food was all good and staff was nice as well.
  • Patricia A.heart icon on user image
    Loved the family style dining. The food was wonderfully prepared as well as plentiful. We had the chicken and salmon and both were great. The staff was attentive and the Chef Coleta stopped by too.
  • EDUARDO R.heart icon on user image
    EDUARDO ROMEROMarch 23, 2018
    Me and my wife had a salad and a pepperoni pizza. Every thing was perfect 👌🏻 ideal for sharing. They have a very good wine selection too. Desserts looked good, but we were too full to try them.
  • Chris D.heart icon on user image
    Chris DavisAugust 22, 2016
    I have to go back! Loved the food and they are open late!! Their outdoor seating is adorable and it looks like it has an upper level outside! For me that is something I must go back to experience!
  • Ray B.heart icon on user image
    Ray ButlerDecember 18, 2017
    Great food and wine at a fair price. Sausage pizza was light and non-filling. Very addicting without putting you into a food coma. 10/10 would pizza again.
  • hillary k.heart icon on user image
    hillary kurtzSeptember 3, 2015
    Loved the Pene alla Vodka. One of the best I've had. The porcino and truffle rissoto was good and the chocolate cake was sooo delicious. The ocopus was ok and the veal sliders were not bad either.
  • Angela
    AngelaMarch 27, 2013
    My deep affection for this place will never end. Do not skip out on the house made goat cheese ricotta tangerine arugula salad. Amaze. Also the Fumo Negli Occhi pizza is out of this world. So tasty!
  • Angelina S.heart icon on user image
    Angelina S.August 26, 2015
    The service was excellent. I had the best fettuccine di mare with Parma martini, grilled octopus, and caprise salad. The portions just right and the items shareable. I'd recommend this place forever.
  • Naz F. G.heart icon on user image
    Naz F. GérdabiSeptember 8, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    so glad to finally try this place! From the Terrace seating, delicious prosecco, great people watching, to the yummy pizza & pasta..this is now one of my fav spots! #newtochicago
  • Philip T.heart icon on user image
    Philip TamOctober 13, 2015
    Literally love this place. Staff is knowledgable and very kind. Gets busy and loud. Kitchen is open until 1:00 am, but the cut off is strictly 15 minutes before. Otherwise open until 3!
  • Stephenheart icon on user image
    StephenJanuary 20, 2019
    Been here 10+ times
    House red is so great. Some of my faves: white bean spread, asparagus risotto, orrechiette, pappardelle, romaine hearts. Great service, very reasonable prices.
  • Carolheart icon on user image
    CarolJuly 6, 2015
    Great food with a great view. VERY touristy and can be packed on the weekends. Nice wine selection and the Funghi Pizza was pretty standard, lacked salt though
  • Jorge E.heart icon on user image
    Jorge EsquivelOctober 21, 2018
    excellent place to hace a dinner, there is a good balance between price, taste and excellent and fast service. Since it is very crowded it is a bit noisy
  • P S.heart icon on user image
    P SJune 15, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Best cheap eat in RivNo. Neapolitan pizzas, veal meatballs w raisins, salumeria tasting, pappardelle pasta are spot on. Bring a group and share everything.
  • Shannon J.
    Shannon JeropkeJuly 30, 2012
    While Quartino is more of an Italian Restaurant, it is an amazing one at that! Ask your waiter which wines to pair with their melt in your mouth Food!
  • Renata P.heart icon on user image
    Renata PortugalAugust 29, 2017
    Amazing pizza, we ordered 4 cheese, its a must!! The torta al cioccolato was my favorite!!! Also excellent service 👏🏻👏🏻
  • Christyheart icon on user image
    ChristyFebruary 12, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Penne alla Vodka all the way, I get it every time! For desserts, coppa al banana, the chocolate cake, the zeppole or the gelato - all are great with their coffee. But really, everything is delicioso!
  • Dana D.heart icon on user image
    Dana DanielleSeptember 23, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Good for groups or dates. Multiple seating options: bar, patio or main dining room. Get the: pizza, cheap wine, bacon wrapped dates and tortellini ❤️
  • Olia B.heart icon on user image
    Olia B.April 11, 2019
    Been here 5+ times
    One of my favorite place. Very tasty food, perfect Bellini. Book the table in terrace, the main part of restaurant is very loud
  • Deanna M.heart icon on user image
    Deanna M.November 14, 2014
    A much classier option for your late night out case of the munchies than Rock n Roll McD's. Serves thin crust pizza only after a certain hour. Buttery thin crust > mystery meat chicken nuggets.
  • Mike H.
    Mike H.August 24, 2014
    Almost all menu items are offered as half orders. They're small! Order many and sample many flavors without filling up!
  • Talal A.heart icon on user image
    Talal AMarch 21, 2021
    Been here 5+ times
    Literally can't go wrong with anything here. Classic, unpretentious Italian. Try the veal meatballs, fettuccine alfredo, and the funghi pizza.
  • Alison S.heart icon on user image
    Alison SteeleMarch 12, 2017
    My go-to Italian spot anytime I'm in Chicago. Great Italian tapas and atmosphere- have never tried anything that wasn't amazing.
  • Adam P.
    Adam PetersJuly 15, 2013
    I have never felt so attended to in my life than by our server, William. His suggestions were PERFECT. The food was out of this world. This is a MUST stop.
  • Vasek S.
    Vasek S.June 25, 2016
    Wonderful, all staff is wearing italian jersey of italian clubs from Serie A.Moreover the food was excellent and place is really pleasant
  • dereq
    dereqNovember 23, 2013
    Tables are called verbally in lobby, making it a crowded place as folks wait. A pager system would do this place wonders. Once you are seated try the sprout salad.
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoAugust 2, 2014
    The Gibsons folks go rustic Italian with this cavernous dining room decked out with reclaimed wood and subway tiles, vintage mirrors and mismatched chairs. Read more
  • Corbin B.heart icon on user image
    Corbin BlankensteinFebruary 7, 2015
    Fun atmosphere, relatively cheap, good Italian. Get the cheese fondue and extra dipping bread
  • Erika D.heart icon on user image
    Erika DavisJuly 10, 2016
    Delicious Italian Tapas with lots of wine option (pretty cheap imo). One of my favorite Italian places in Chicago. It's always packed with people
  • Jeff B.heart icon on user image
    Jeff BuckleyDecember 9, 2017
    house wine, good. take recommendations, great. A LOT OF FOOD. small portions is actually medium (in my book). amazing flavors.
  • Chris F.
    Chris FergusonSeptember 27, 2011
    Great place for groups. Cheap wine, small plates (try the veal meatball sliders), tasty pizzas, and great atmosphere (opt for eating in the bar over the dining room, unless you've got a big group).
  • Melissa H.
    Melissa HookApril 15, 2013
    This is a great little spot for before dinner drinks. Italian through and through! We didn't have any food but it looked and smelled amazing! Definitely will go back!
  • Carlla M.heart icon on user image
    Carlla MartinsNovember 15, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Good options with great cost and benefits. We took the weekday lunch special, and we loved it.
  • Cole K.heart icon on user image
    Cole KennedyApril 4, 2016
    Aw yeah. The tagliatelle puts happiness in your belly. The fresh pastas are all good, as is the diverse red wine list, but the pizzas aren't special.
  • Cole H.heart icon on user image
    Cole HalliganNovember 14, 2018
    Steer your eyes to the bottom right corner of the menu (if you can make it beyond the pasta)....the Tagliata Di Manzo is fantastic.
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    SSeptember 24, 2013
    Had the penne alla vodka and added two meatballs. Only $12.50 and was perfect amount of food. Delicious! Gotta add the meatballs though, they made it.
  • Brian D.heart icon on user image
    Brian DeanNovember 29, 2015
    Great portions and pricing. We sat at the bar and enjoyed exceptional service. The cavatelli and tiramisu were both incredible
  • Madm F.heart icon on user image
    Madm FiaDecember 4, 2014
    Really good for groups. Get lots of stuff to share. Spinach and eggplant parm were my favs. Chocolate fondue with bananas was incredible.
  • Guillermo M.
    Guillermo MendozaFebruary 15, 2014
    It was worth walking 8 blocks from the hotel in cold weather. Fresh caprese DELICIOUS roasted baby octopus and Quatro Stagioni pizza all great!
  • Sarah E.heart icon on user image
    Sarah EndresJanuary 13, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    So many favorites: Lambrusco, pancetta wrapped dates, orecchiette, tortellini, braised pork shank, sea scallops, Tuscan sausage risotto, linguini with clams, roasted baby octopus
  • Rosalina S.
    Rosalina SoJuly 4, 2011
    The organization and execution of food service are top notch. The menu literally is awesome from the calamari to the pizza to the bordetto to the tiramisu are excellent... And the prices arent bad!
  • Laura S.
    Laura SwetinJanuary 28, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The risotto is to die for. I always get the veal meatballs, and eggplant parm! Anthony the adorable red-head is a phenomenal server. I come far too often but LOVE it!
  • Keith P.heart icon on user image
    Keith PeltasonNovember 30, 2018
    Been here 100+ times
    House red and white are both tasty and a steal at $6 / Quartino (8oz)
  • Autumn C.heart icon on user image
    Autumn ChoiMarch 17, 2022
    Vibrant atmosphere, great authentic Italian food with small plates, very reasonable price for food & house wine
  • Jason S.
    Jason SchlosserMay 1, 2014
    Broccoli Rabe is amazing. Make sure it's one of the small plates you have them bring out. I'd post a pic, but it's already gone!
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