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riccardo trattoria

#180 of 7,872 Restaurants in Chicago
#208 of 8,779 Places to Eat 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: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 114
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A true taste of Italy

I have only dined here twice, but both times I have found the fare nearly flawless. Interesting, seasonal choices share the menu with some delectable standards. If possible, try the fish, any fish. The pastas are also delightful, I've been told (gluten free here). And there is a lovely wine list... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Fina60657
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Chicago, Illinois
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Munster, Indiana
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had a family birthday, my son's. He surprised us with a nice bottle of red. He has been to this establishment several times and was aware of their corkage fee that. He was quoted $24 which myself being old school thought was ridicules, so, ok what ever. We all had the $33 special and enjoyed our dish, the risotto alla... More 

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Thank George S
Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have only dined here twice, but both times I have found the fare nearly flawless. Interesting, seasonal choices share the menu with some delectable standards. If possible, try the fish, any fish. The pastas are also delightful, I've been told (gluten free here). And there is a lovely wine list, that although not on the low end, has wines... More 

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Thank Fina60657
Aberdeen, Maryland
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This restaurant was recommended by a relative and I was very pleased to have had the experience. The servers are very friendly and provide an Italian ambiance since they were speaking Italian and had the old world style of service. The food tasted just as I remember in Italy and presentation was equally as pleasing. Chicago is not a low... More 

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Bellevue, WA
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217 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband is a vegetarian and he was very disappointed that the brussels sprouts side dish he ordered came with bacon. Bacon was not listed as an ingredient on the menu and he'd been so careful about selecting his salad, that he was pretty floored the waiter didn't point out that there was bacon in the vegetable side dish. The... More 

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Thank wavesplasher
Pensacola, Florida
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

If you are looking for authentic, old world, cozy Italian food, this is the place. The food tastes exactly the same as it does in Italy. Many of the servers were also speaking Italian. They made drinks with real limoncello. The pasta was obviously homemade. It was like heaven!

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Thank Carol C
Michigan
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253 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Having dined at Ricardo Trattoria three years ago, we were interested in trying it again during a recent trip to Chicago. We had a 7pm reservation on a Wednesday night, hoping that things wouldn't be too busy at that time. Our estimate was correct, but thirty minutes later the place was pretty full and the din was becoming uncomfortable. This... More 

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Thank MichiganBanjoMan
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Exceptionally varied menu and excellent food. Service was perfect. Has the feel of a neighborhood place. Very popular. Two blocks from the Lincoln Park Zoo. Definitely worth a return trip.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Friday night, party of 8, had a 7:00 PM reservation, place was full, looked like most had been here before. Had a great vibe as soon as you walked in, the smells, the conversations.We took advice on a couple bottles of red wine, a few of us had the fettucine bolognese - veal, pork and beef in a mixed red... More 

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Thank totravelnice60097
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56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

This should be listed as one of the top Italian restaurants in Chicago or anywhere for that matter. The Pasta is to die for! the chef, who comes out of the kitchen late in the evening, knows everything about how to make the best homemade and yet complex and delicious sauces for his pastas. We tried 3 different ones, a... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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115 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

We got there early (6:15) on a Thursday night, so it wasn't too busy with maybe only 35-40% of the tables occupied (and had me questioning our choice) but by 7:00 it was full. And, it was outstanding. The only thing to be aware of is that while they do have a full bar, because of its size, the selection... 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.