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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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Hours:
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 9:30 pm

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 0
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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
Hands down the best Italian restaurant in the Midwest

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
Rob D
Good for:
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
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English first
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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45 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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Chicago, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Great atmosphere. Great italian food. BYOB. Friendly neighborhood meeting place. We started with the sausage and peppers appetizer which was excellent along with the bread and olive oil. The green and red peppers were wonderful as well as the sauteed sausage in oil and garlic. We had both the pasta and vodka sauce and a special with square pasta with... More 

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Elkhart, Indiana, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

We visit Gio's every time we go to Chicago. We love the atmosphere, the quality of food, the friendliness of the staff, and the price. You don't get a meal like that downtown. The rice ball appetizer is must. Authentic Italian at its best. Remember to bring your own wine as it is BYOB.

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Chicago, Illinois
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72 reviews 72 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

This street corner Italian market in the Bridgeport neighborhood is serving up some GREAT, homemade Italian food. This cozy, BYOB spot has you sitting amid shelves stocked with pasta, sauce and other Italian goodies. There are numerous daily specials and a full menu full of fantastic appetizers (including outstanding homemade arancini) and main courses. Three people in our group of... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Cozy atmosphere. Local character. It felt like visiting family, but with better food. Best tiramisu ever! BYOB.

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Hammond, Indiana
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57 reviews 57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

Good food and good food to buy and take home to cook. I had the ravioli and it was excellent. The bread is awesome. The place is WAY too small for as popular as it seems to be

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