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riccardo trattoria

#74 of 7,763 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood:
Lincoln Park
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2119 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614-4611
+1 773-549-0038
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 93
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 5
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent italian food

Always afraid the pasta will be over cooked. This pasta was perfect. Pasta with clam sauce was excellent. Do not eat all the bread that is complimentary, because the plates are quite bountiful.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Tina I
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Montreal, Canada
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Montreal, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Always afraid the pasta will be over cooked. This pasta was perfect. Pasta with clam sauce was excellent. Do not eat all the bread that is complimentary, because the plates are quite bountiful.

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Chicago, Illinois
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Have been back here twice since my review 6 months ago. Whatever wasn't quite right last time was perfect this time. The service was superb and the food to die for. This time instead of fish, I ordered the fettuccine bolognese with a sauce of pork, veal, and beef - the pasta was al dente and the sauce divine. It... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Book a table early. The restaurant is small but the food is superb. I've eaten here maybe, 30 times, and every time ,the food is the best. I am prone to the veal ,but the pasta is perfect and the risotto melts in your mouth. The menu offers dishes that you don't see every day. Riccardo can cook. Don't miss... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

My husbands family is from Italy and I have spent many lengthy vacations there. His uncle is a chef and cookbook author and we eat at a lot of Italian restaurants around the world. I NEVER rave about a restaurant...well, until now! The place has a warm, intimate feel, but is still lively and vibrant. The waitstaff are excellent and... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Living in Italy 6 months each year we have come to realize there is a big difference between American Italian and authentic Italian cooking. There is something special either in the freshness of the ingredients, seasoning or just the touch of the right amount of everything. When we return from Italy our first restaurant stop is Riccardo's Trattoria on Clark... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Why did it take so long for us to find this place? After all, Riccardo Trattoria is located only six blocks from our house, at 2119 North Clark Street, between Dickens and Webster, in the Lincoln Park neighborhood. "Best Italian in the city," Zagat said. Bib Gourmand winner in 2011, 2012 and 2013. Tripadvisor reported several highly favorable reviews. This... More 

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163 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Riccardo Trattoria is a true italian restaurant. The menu offers great specialties from the different regions of Italy. The atmosphere is very cozy and the whole setting transport you temporarily to Emiglia Romagna. We ordered 8 dishes that we shared/tasted and all of them were very good; the Polenta with eggs and truffles was superb!! Great service. Highly recommended in... More 

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Atlanta
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Thanks to the many enthusiastic reviews on TripAdvisor, we reserved a Friday night dinner at Riccardos well in advance. We were in town for only one night and wanted a local Italian dinner, if at all possible! What a wonderful experience! -- great food plus professional yet friendly service by people who obviously care about their customers! The waiter's recommendations... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Good carbonara, good bread. I also ordered the veal which was over $40. It was way too salty. That kinda destroyed the meal.

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Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
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45 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

This was our 10th anniversary dinner. I wanted to have a nice romantic dinner for my wife and I. This place did not disappoint. The service was good, the food was excellent, and ambiance was really nice. They started us with complimentary bruschetta and a bread basket. Both were delicious. I ordered a lobster risotto and my wife ordered lobster... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2119 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614-4611
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Lincoln Park
  • Neighborhood: Lincoln Park
  • Phone Number: +1 773-549-0038

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Lincoln Park

Neighborhood Profile
Lincoln Park
Head to the North Side of Chicago for a stroll through one of the city’s greenest neighborhoods. Lincoln Park boasts over 1200 acres of green space complete with a free zoo open to visitors year-round. This pedestrian-friendly neighborhood is lined with parks, row homes, boutiques, taverns, and nature. Lincoln Park itself borders the lakefront area offering peaceful views of the water and the Chicago skyline. The Lincoln Park Conservatory is one of the most popular attractions in the area, with the Chicago History Museum a close second. Armitage Avenue is where you’ll find great shopping from high-end retailers and small boutiques, whereas Clark Street houses cafes and restaurants. For more highbrow entertainment, walk along Lincoln Avenue to find some of Chicago’s finer museums and theaters.