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Tufanos Vernon Park Tap

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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: Dinner, Outdoor Seating

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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
Good Basic Italian

Have been there two times in the last month. Service is always friendly. Food comes out hot and there is plenty of it.. Great place to take friends for a casual dinner. Dump the Valet parking and just stand at the lot and charge $5 to park. It would free up the street

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
tom r
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Chicago, Illinois
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
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Chicago, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Just off the busy Taylor Street area. Easy valet parking. Now for the food. It was delicious! I can't believe I forgot about this place. Love the Chicken limone with angle hair pasta, Service was great and the server was friendly and right on. Just love the feel of this restaurant.You almost feel like your in someones home. The menu... More 

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Sun Valley, Idaho
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44 reviews 44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Stopped here at the recommendation of a young Chicago friend, who thinks it's exceptional. The menu offered an interesting selection, and my food (served too quickly causing me to feel a bit rushed) was very, very good, but not exceptional. Basically, standard Italian fare. In addition, the decor is unremarkable at best, and although I know it's been in the... More 

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Suwanee, GA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

My 16 yo daughter and I enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Tufanos last week - the staff (especially our waitress, Tina!!), the food, and everything about our dinner was perfect! A neighbor who used to live in Chicago highly recommended Tufanos and boy was he right! The calamari was the best ever (and I've eaten a lot of calamari!), the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Have been there two times in the last month. Service is always friendly. Food comes out hot and there is plenty of it.. Great place to take friends for a casual dinner. Dump the Valet parking and just stand at the lot and charge $5 to park. It would free up the street

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Tonight was our first time back in 30 years. It remains every bit as good now as it was years ago. Still no reservations, still no credit cards, still fantastic rustic Italian food. Five of us ate (more than we should have) for $145 which included a bottle of wine. Eggplant parmesan, sausage with rapinni, and lemon chicken, shrimp alfredo... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Nice family style Italian and have visited many times and all. The biggest problem is their "Valet" parking is a mess with cars lined up down this small neighborhood street...Dangerous getting in and out of your car.

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Park Ridge, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This neighborhood restaurant has been in the same location for over 75 years. The owner, Joey, is a great guy and has carried on the tradition started by his family. The food is genuine Italian (and it's called gravy not sauce!). Dishes are simple but excellent, very reasonably priced, with good service. The vesuvio chikcen and potatoes are the best... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I'm not kidding you, you cannot beat Tufanos for good, down home Italian cooking. I have never had a bad meal there. The atmosphere is like eating in your Aunt Rosie's basement - simple, loud, and extremely welcoming. The house and antipasta salads are very vinegary, but so was Aunt Rosie's and I learned to love that. The menu in... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

A friend who grew up in Little Italy suggested that I try Tufano's for quality local food knowing that I avoid restaurant chains. It's a family restaurant that was closing the next day for a relative's funeral.Here we were treated like friends the staff wanted to have return. We had the merlot which was smooth and so good we indulged... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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526 reviews 526 reviews
407 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

If you don't know where Tufano's is, you won't necessarily stumble upon it. But if you are in the neighborhood which contains many other Italian restaurants, Tufano's is a place to stop. If you're coming on a night of a concert or something going on at the UIC Pavilion or the United Center, be sure to come early, or about... More 

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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: Large groups, Doing business

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