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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: 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
Great little Italian joint

This is a great and authentic italian eatery frequented by locals but where everyone seems welcome. Nothing too fancy other than the great value of the food you get here. Traditional recipes with some adaptation/americanization, but otherwise true to their form. The place is more like a meat... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
Ruleman
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
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English first
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Everything here is good!! Chicken picante with a large Tufano's Caprese salad is enough for two and really delicious as are the fried clams!!

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55 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

This is a great and authentic italian eatery frequented by locals but where everyone seems welcome. Nothing too fancy other than the great value of the food you get here. Traditional recipes with some adaptation/americanization, but otherwise true to their form. The place is more like a meat market or deli, but depending on what you get, you are looking... More 

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Texas
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

I was part of a large group of parents visiting a near by college with our kids for freshman orientation in June. We were hosted by the folks at Tufano's with nothing but great food, drink and friendly service. The italian dressing was home made and yummy, the pasta dishes were so good and the tiramisu... WoW!!! Yum-O! The location... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 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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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: Doing business, Large groups

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