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Tufanos Vernon Park Tap

1073 W Vernon Park Pl, Ste 1, Chicago, IL 60607-3410 (University Village / Little Italy)
312-733-3393
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Ranked #747 of 8,264 restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating
Neighborhood: University Village / Little Italy
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Good for: Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating
Neighborhood: University Village / Little Italy
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English first
Bucks County, Pennsylvania
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188 reviews 188 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Nice local Italian south of the Loop. Parking is tough but have $5 valet. Not a fancy place. good basics. Food can be hit or miss

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

It looked good coming in but the food itself was not that great. The best thing was the bread and olive oil to start. The shells, brocolli and shrimp in garlic was ok; chicken was bland. Salad was a good mix. Tiramisu was decent but not exceptional. Any Italian Mom could do equal or better and even an non-italian could... More

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Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

After seeing that this place had been highlighted on the Food Network triple D show & had several great reviews, we were expecting to get our socks knocked off. While everything was good and they accommodated my request to add peas and mushrooms to my Alfredo, it wasn't as great as we anticipated. I had the house chianti wine which... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Old fashioned Italiano. You can't go wrong with any of the dishes here. It's a personal favourite in Chicago and it never fails. Go for the Lemon Chicken, you won't be disappointed.

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Romeo, mi
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Nothing fancy, just some pretty good Italian food at reasonable prices. Service was great. Restaurant was able to accommodate our large group of eight easily. I had the eggplant which was good- (not as good as what I make at home, but I make excellent egg-plant parm). Serving portions were very generous. Tufano’s has an authentic neighborhood feel. Felt right... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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84 reviews 84 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

It is cash only here, so forget the credit cards. It’s the real thing, no nonsense. Good old fashioned Italian red sauce. Fried Calamari, eggplant parmesan, iceberg lettuce salad, bread, olive oil, Chianti, and lots more. What else could you want? Oh, I know. Valet parking? No problem.

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Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

stopped by for dinner tonight with some friends and this is definitely one of Chicagos finest Italian restuarants because when they say old fashion home style , they mean old fashion Italian. had the Bruschetta appetizer and this is simply wonderful, fresh diced tomatoes with a hint of garlic on turano bread... mmmm ggoooood ordered the Chicken with lemon and... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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108 reviews 108 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Went here on recommendations of locals. Was here on job assignment. Had the lunch special, Eggplant. Wonderful. Probably seven layers of eggplant block smothered with a delicious marinara sauce. Quick service at lunchtime. Just the right size portion. Would be a do over.

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Chicago, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Tufano's is one of those truly great Chicago restaurants. Nothing fancy, but great food and drinks. Very relaxed atmosphere, although sometimes on a busy weekend night , you feel like you're elbow to elbow with the next table. But, that's part of the fun! Never had a bad meal or time there! Just remember to bring cash.

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London, Canada
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85 reviews 85 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Had not been in a few years. The restaurant has changed a bit, but the food hasn't. Nice outdoor patio. Judy our server was so much fun and a great help with our choices. The eggplant is the best I've ever had. The salad is amazing and so was the smell of the Lemon Chicken from the table next to... More

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