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445 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60610 (Near North Side)
(312) 832-7700
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Ranked #3,776 of 8,345 Restaurants in Chicago
Price range: $31 - $50
Hours:
Sun 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Neighborhood: Near North Side
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Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Illinois
Transit: The Grand stop on the Red Line is .1 mile to the North East, on the corner of Grand Avenue and State Street.
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Delaware
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152 reviews 152 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2011

Ate dinner here. Very prompt and friendly service. Large meals, very good. Well-priced.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2010

This place used to be a great diner style place. Since being taken over by Rosebud it has gone steadily downhill. I travel to Chicago frequently and since this place is close to the hotel I stay in I have eaten here at least 10 times in the past 2-3 years. My most recent experience makes me not want to... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2009

3.5 stars. The service and food was very good, but did not like the atmosphere and the restaurant is small. The tables are too close together!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2009

The waiter was defective...very odd little man. Made it a 1-star evening.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2008

Kinda greasy - the food and the staff.

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Denver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2008

I recently ate at Ballo when on business in Chicago. I do not know why people have given the food a low rating. My experience at Ballo was quite positive! We had the stuffed mushrooms as an appetizer, the eggplant salad, and the sausage ravioli. All dishes were huge and delicious! My favorite was the eggplant salad which I could... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2008

food was okay - a little greasy - just like the weird italian porn movie they were playing while we were there. Interesting.

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Quincy, Illinois
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105 reviews 105 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2008

River North area just a few blocks west of MI ave & about 3 blocks north of the river. Large portions with great daily specials. Part of small chain of mostly Italian restaurants in Chicago area (Rosebud's & Carmines included). The 8 finger cavatelli is a signiture dish & is awesome. While the Mamas Meatballs are listed as an appetizer... More

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Chicago
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2008

I ate here with a friend for dinner and the meal was great. I had some pasta carbonara that was to die for and there were about 3 servings of it. The desserts are also huge - awesome choc. fudge cake. This is a small restaurant and sometimes other people are seated very close to you - that's the only... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2007

3 visits = 3 disappointments. It disguises itself as a chic Italian eatery however it is anything but. Among other things they play Italian stereo type films constantly uncut so taking the family there is out of the question. The cuisine is glorified chef boyarde (spelling?) There ar better places in Chicago to spend your HARD earned money.

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Additional Information about Ballo

Address: 445 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60610
Phone Number: (312) 832-7700
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
Open Hours:
Sunday 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: Italian

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