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L'appetito

#469 of 7,763 Restaurants in Chicago
#507 of 8,516 Places to Eat in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood:
Magnificent Mile
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875 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-1803
(312) 337-0691
Website
Today
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Coffee & Tea, Lunch, Breakfast

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Visitor rating
  • 57
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good spot for a quick bite to eat

Located at the lower level steps of the John Hancock building, L'appetito is a good option for a quick bite to eat. Needless to say, this isn't 7-Eleven, but a higher end grab and go featuring hot and cold meals.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
Heretix
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Washington
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Detroit, Michigan
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

I have always enjoyed this little eatery for breakfast while on previous visits to Chicago. Today's visit was a huge disappointment. Customer service was rude and poor, our order was incorrect (they were not busy at all) food was cold, coffee was bitter. Prices were high for the quality of food & service. Not sure I'll be returning.

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Washington
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123 reviews 123 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Located at the lower level steps of the John Hancock building, L'appetito is a good option for a quick bite to eat. Needless to say, this isn't 7-Eleven, but a higher end grab and go featuring hot and cold meals.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

My son was married at The Drake and the parents hosted a breakfast here for guests staying in town the morning after. They did a WONDERFUL job! The food was fresh and hot. The coffee hit the spot. The service was AWESOME, they were very organized with how they handled our guests. The prices were very reasonable! Everyone had a... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

As part of a food tour in Chicago, we visited this Italian cafe' just off of Michigan Ave. It is located at the base of the Water Tower Place. It could easily be overlooked while walking by. Cafe' was clean and well organized. Great location to stop of a lunch with a friend or a mid-day snack. Service was quick... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We were in town for several days, staying at a hotel nearby. After indulging in hotel breakfast the first morning, we wanted to find something much more reasonably priced. My son spotted this cafe and suggested we try it. Great find! For breakfast, they had traditional egg, meat, waffle, pancake options, as well breakfast sandwiches on croissant or panini, and... More 

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I happened upon this little spot in the sunken plaza area near Cheesecake Factory in Chicago. It's also near the Hancock building and Rafaelo Hotel. It has international gift food items that are unique, as well as fresh coffee drinks, teas, hot chocolate, bakery items that look delicious. There is also a hot food counter where they serve breakfast at... More 

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Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We were in the city on a tight schedule. Didn't want to spend a ton of money but wanted something tatastey. This was perfect. Had 2 big fresh breakfast sandwiches, a juice and a water fo less than $15. Food was delicious service was friendly and fast. Will return whenever I get a chance.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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83 reviews 83 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Great place to grab a sandwich, soup, or afternoon treat. Cold sandwiches are HUGE - easy to share. Paninis are just the right size (and price!)

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Miami, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

Sandwiches and sups are VERY GOOD! Good service, better prices! If you're in the area, this is an excellent choice for a quick lunch and a late night snack.

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Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

As an Italophile, I was immediately smitten with this establishment because it reminded me of an authentic Italian bar. I had a wonderful panini with grilled eggplant, mozzarella, and pesto. I believe the price was around $6 which was reasonable. I also purchased several Italian food products that I haven't been able to find outside of Italy. I can't wait... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 875 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-1803
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Magnificent Mile
  • Neighborhood: Magnificent Mile
  • Phone Number: (312) 337-0691

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Italian, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 6:30 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Magnificent Mile

Neighborhood Profile
Magnificent Mile
Over 400 stores pack the concrete along Michigan Avenue, the eight-block stretch known as Magnificent Mile. This area between Oak Avenue and the Chicago River is more a shopping paradise than a full-out neighborhood. For prime upscale shopping, this is the place to go. It’s busy, energetic, and packed with shoppers. You'll also find hundreds of restaurants and dozens of hotels, all on the mid- to high-end scale. Some of the city’s most iconic buildings like the Wrigley Building, John Hancock Center and other architectural marvels define the magnificence of this neighborhood.