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Tufanos Vernon Park Tap

$$$
University Village / Little Italy
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1073 W Vernon Park Pl, Ste 1, Chicago, IL 60607-3410
312-733-3393
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Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 38
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  • 12
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Rustic Italian food at its best

The warm greetings, quick and efficient service and delicious food offerings are why we made this our second visit. And we live in the suburbs. The lemon chicken was outstanding and my husband loved his rigatoni and mushrooms. The antipasta is a steal at $5--plenty for 2 to share with all the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Lisa C
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Aurora
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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Vintage Chicago neighborhood Italian restaurant! Feels like sitting in my Grandmother's dining room when I am there.

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Thank flebed333
Aurora
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172 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The warm greetings, quick and efficient service and delicious food offerings are why we made this our second visit. And we live in the suburbs. The lemon chicken was outstanding and my husband loved his rigatoni and mushrooms. The antipasta is a steal at $5--plenty for 2 to share with all the toppings you would imagine. Can't wait to return!

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Thank Lisa C
Cortland, Ohio
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70 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place was definitely busy and the staff was accommodating. The calamari was alright, the pasta and sauce were ok and nothing that would make us come running back. The broccoli was better than average.

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Thank Bill B
Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Great. Food. I've been several times now for my company's dinner during a trade show. We eat family style and it's the best way to do it. The ravioli and salad were excellent, so was the eggplant parm. Definitely worth a visit and a great way to get away from the chain Italian places in town. It's where the locals... More 

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Thank Chaux007
Los Angeles
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

A neighborhood place with a large selection of Italian classics. Service is fast and courteous in a familiar kind of way that evokes a nostalgic through back to little Italy in America. The food is good, the atmosphere is warm and comforting. Worth trying.

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Thank LosAtraveler
Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Was there for a client dinner this past Thursday nite before the Hawks game. We started with a delicious salad, followed by fried calamari ( delicious ) and sausage with peppers ( very good ). The main course was chicken picante ( very tender ) and had shells with broccoli and shrimp. Everything was served family style on large platters... More 

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Thank Theresa N
Omaha, Nebraska
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Wonderful family run Italian eatery. Fast, friendly service with HUGE portions for a very moderate price. Located away from downtown area but served by train with a short, safe walk. Cash only.

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Thank Vistaviewer77
Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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270 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

I saw this place on Food Channel, took my Mom and family for dinner and boy were we disappointed! You talk about about bland flavorless gravy! Does the chef not know about Oregano, Thyme and Basil? The service was slow(place half empty), not mention that our waitress told my Mom she spilled her beer half way, BUT SHE CHARGED us... More 

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Thank Mike A
Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Great food, easy before a ballgame, family owned and run forever. Lemon Chicken, shells and broccoli in garlic are favorites. Best joint in little Italy

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Thank Howard B
Wheaton, Illinois
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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Tufano's is a unique little restaurant. The food is good especially the lemon chicken. They do not take reservations so get their early. The staff is friendly and Joey is a great host.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1073 W Vernon Park Pl, Ste 1, Chicago, IL 60607-3410
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > University Village / Little Italy
  • Neighborhood: University Village / Little Italy
  • Phone Number: 312-733-3393

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Large groups

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