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Bella Bacino's

Downtown / The Loop
Italian, Pizza, Pasta
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75 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 263-2350
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Tue - Fri 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
A Hidden Gem

This small restaurant on Wacker is an Italian favorite of ours. We eat here 2-3 times a year when visiting Chicago and find the deep-dish pizza and pastas uniformly excellent. Highly recommended.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 3, 2015
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 NEW

This small restaurant on Wacker is an Italian favorite of ours. We eat here 2-3 times a year when visiting Chicago and find the deep-dish pizza and pastas uniformly excellent. Highly recommended.

Thank ColoradoDoc
Longmont, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 NEW

I love this place! Ask for some chianti, and sit back while you create your own pasta dish. I highly recommend the penne with Italian sausage in the sauce and the pizza but give yourself time to enjoy the wine since the pizza takes awhile....it's worth it. Watch the action on the street and the boat parade on the river... More 

Thank Jean E
West Bend
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Enjoyed an evening meal of a salad and pizza. Both were excellent and had great flavor. The staff and service were very good. We'll definitely eat here again.

Thank Lou P
Durham, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

On a hot steamy evening in Chicago we sought out one of their landmark pizza venues.°Bella Bacinos" features in reviews because their deep dish pizza is a tour de force. Cast an eye around any restaurant and there are usually clues about what the place is about, and this was no exception, a restaurant full of groups of joyous people... More 

Thank Allan B
Concord, California
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

My husband and I were staying at the adjoining hotel and were looking for a quick bite to eat for an early dinner. I wanted pizza as it was our last night in Chicago. We had a taste earlier when they were passing out samples on the sidewalk. We ordered a small cheese, sausage and bacon pizza and it was... More 

Thank MsWobbi
Westport, Connecticut
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Unfortunately the quick pizza we wanted before heading to the airport never arrived. A pizza did arrive after an hour but it was the wrong one. So a bad service experience. The manager apologized and made good but we went to the airport hungry. Everyone else was served and their food looked nice so give it a try.

Thank Nigel B
North Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

I never heard of this eatery, so I had a craving for sweets, which was fueled by another patron sitting in the restaurant earlier who had an Éclair on her table. I walk in a few hours later assuming they have Éclairs as one of their desserts. I soon learned that they did not sell it. I guess they allow... More 

Thank Adora I
Lincoln, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Small restaurant, but great food. Was not too happy in that we were seated next to a large and loud group. But the waitress was very cordial in moving us to a wonderful and quiet table. I will make sure to get back the next time I am in Chicago. We skipped the pizza and ordered off the menu. The... More 

Thank Thomas M
Bloomington, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

They have great food, reasonable beer prices, and a very friendly staff. I had the seasonal bruschetta it was delicious. I will eat here again

Thank Toni S
Thomasboro IL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

My husband and I had dinner here tonight and we had the pepperoni and mushroom deep dish pizza. We ordered the small and it was the perfect size. We started our meal with the house salad that they graciously split in the kitchen for us and we did not even have to ask. Hope to grab it again when I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 75 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Downtown / The Loop
  • Neighborhood: Downtown / The Loop
  • Phone Number: (312) 263-2350

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Large groups


Open Hours
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Downtown / The Loop

Neighborhood Profile
Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a good starting point to sample the city's energy and flavor. This central business district boasts Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. A stunning skyline coupled with cultural attractions like the Art Institute of Chicago present a Downtown where work and play peacefully coexist.