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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 #805 of 8,292 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
Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This was my 2nd time coming to eat here. I was excited to order the clam linguini but I have to say that it tasted way better the first time I ate it. I didn't find it with much flavor. My friend ordered Chicken marsala. It was very tastey. Instead of potatoes, she substituted broccoli and it was really delicious.... More

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I love this dish so much I have trouble ordering anything else off of the chalkboard menu. This cash only establishment is a real treat. If we are within 15 minutes of this location when we are in Chicago, we go! The teen love the ravioli and my husband adores the eggplant. Whatever you order, you are sure to enjoy.... More

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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

My husband and I saw this restaurant on a top 25 list of places to eat in Chicago and we were not disappointed. It was quaint and the food was outstanding. They do not have individual menus but everything is listed on a giant caulkboard. They are cash only, but an ATM is available if needed. The portions for the... More

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
142 reviews 142 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
214 helpful votes 214 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Fun hidden place to dine, great for those on a motorcycle looking to park and relax al fresco. Food is good, staff very friendly and its steps from little Italy, so you can go to Mario's afterward for ice.

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Franklin, Tennessee
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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This has been one of my favorite restaurants for years. The eggplant parmesan is the best and one thing I crave but everything I have had over the years has been great, including the sausage and peppers. The tiramisu is wonderfully light but rich at the same time. One thing to remember is that they only take cash or checks... More

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Naperville, IL
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Tufano's is a neighborhood Italian gem of a restaurant. We have eaten here several times, most recently this past weekend. I see several so-so reviews and frankly just don't understand. We always start with the Tufano's house salad which is fantastic. It has a wonderful combination of lettuce, onion, artichokes, cheese, italian meat, tomatoes, olives in oil and vinegar dressing.... More

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Bucks County, Pennsylvania
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199 reviews 199 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
86 reviews 86 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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