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Gio's Cafe & Deli

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2724 S Lowe Ave, Chicago, IL 60616-2533
312-225-6368
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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 8
    Very good
  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Italian Meals!

Small restaurant dining in a corner grocery. The Antipasti and Pasta are Great! Bring your own bottle.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
MaryFHodson
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Champaign, Illinois
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Champaign, Illinois
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Small restaurant dining in a corner grocery. The Antipasti and Pasta are Great! Bring your own bottle.

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Chicago, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Gio's is located in the middle of a typical Chicago neighborhood. An old fashioned cafe, deli, grocery store with seating for about 30-40 people in the middle of the store. It's a BYOB which makes it affordable. They have a courteous staff and the owners are always on site to make sure your experience is delightful.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Outstanding food every time. The Arancini is a must for an appetizer. Reminded me that tourists miss this authentic Italian surprise.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We know Italian food and this was DELICIOUS. Highly recommend for a great meal! We had chicken Parmesean and it was to die for as well as the cheese raviloi. Kiddo had spaghetti and meatballs and we all tried the meatballs and they were great! This seems like one of those places that no matter what you order it's gonna... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

Went with a friend and brought our own wine. Started out with an arincini rice ball which is a must have every time I go. They menu is great but they will make u anything. I usually order sausage crumble/broccoli over pasta with a spicy garlic and oil sauce. I get it 90% of the time I go there. When... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I'm Italian. My mother is Italian and she cooked nearly every night when I was growing up. Nothing is going to beat that food or my Nonna's, but Gio's comes close. About as close as it can get. I came here with my fiancee, parents, and my uncle and aunt who brought us here. We were blown away by the... More 

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Hammond, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We just went here for the second time on 11/1/14. I had the shrimp fetticini alfredo. It was outstanding. Creamiest Alfredo I've ever had. The bread is hard on the outside and soft on the inside, jusg the way we like it. My husband had the Italian pork chops. i tasted a tiny bit and it was delicious. Get here... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This place is the cutest little BYOB! You have to try the spinach arancinis. They are amazing! Their daily specials are always tasty!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Love this place! It feels like your eating in an Italian kitchen!! The staff is friendly and quick to satisfy your needs. The food is mouth watering delicious!! Reasonably priced too making it a great place to meet with family and friends! BYOB.

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Started with the roasted vegetables. Added a little salt and it was magic. I had the chicken scaloppini. It was tender and the sauce was excellent. Pasta was perfect.My friend had the Chicken Parma and it was good (but not great).I had the tiramisu which was average (not bad). The BYOB I did not know about but I will next... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2724 S Lowe Ave, Chicago, IL 60616-2533
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Southwest Side
  • Neighborhood: Southwest Side
  • Phone Number: 312-225-6368

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 17
  • Cuisine: Italian, Cafe, Seafood, Delicatessen
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 9:30 pm

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