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riccardo trattoria

2119 N Clark St, Ste 1, Chicago, IL 60614-4611 (Lincoln Park)
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Ranked #166 of 8,282 restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $30
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Lincoln Park
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117 reviews from our community

85% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Cary, Illinois
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This is our favorite restaraunt in Chicago. It's quaintly housed in a Lincoln Park grey stone, steps from the zoo. It's not your ordinary red sauce and pasta Italian joint, but an Italian based culinary experience.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We walked over from the Lincoln Rd. street fest having fought off the smells of sausages and big piles off potato skins. We had made an on-line reservation and arrived just as they were calling to see if we were on our way as our table was ready! We ordered four appetizers for the two of us. We prefer this... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We went here on a visit to Chicago recommended by my brother in law who lives around the corner. Fantastic food and service. Great little neighborhood gem. Lots of selections- we were a party of 8 - most everyone got something different and all thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Carmel, Indiana
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Riccardo's is excellent. I went last year and every time I am in Chicago I have not been able to get a reservation, until last night, we got a table for four. The other members of our group agreed it was one of the best restaurants ever!! We had the fava beans, (spectacular), and the small meatballs in a delicious... More

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This small restaurant was great. The food was wonderful, the service excellent. We were late for our reservations because the cab driver got lost. They were very understanding and kept our table despite being a very tiny place. The dining experience was excellent and the, food very good. Pasta dishes are excellent. When we were leaving and needed the cab,... More

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I had the pleasure of dining here with some friends. The food was geat . I had a trout piccata that had the perfect balance of citrus. My friend had veal that was equally well prepared. They have nice selection of wines. I highly recommend making reservations.

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Montreal, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Great reviews trip advisor certificate of excellence,reservations to be made well in advance...we expected far more for our last dinner in Chicago after a one year fellowship. It was finally our worst dining experience in Chicago.I took their chef's tasting menu. I took the asparagus appetizer No taste and you are wandering where the asparagus are,the carbonara was much to... More

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

This is a restaurant that is just right--the decor, the service, the ambiance, the food, the wine, the location. The menu is extensive, the desserts do not seem like an afterthought either like so many restaurants. The staff really cares about the food, and cares if you are happy with your meal. And this is no more pricey than most... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014 via mobile

We had heard great things about this restaurant. They were right. Service was very good and attentive. The room is nice and quaint, the round table was ridiculously small for sitting 6 people. Very nice Wine selection. Temperature of the Wines were perfect. Kitchen was very accomodating to any requests. Appetizers were great! Small pasta plate was phenomenal. We had... More

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University Place, Washington
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Small restaurant which was fine - made for an intimate experience. However, the food was exceedingly overpriced given the mediocre quality, small portion size and the overall ambiance. Was visiting from out of town. Will not return and would not recommend it to anyone. Service was good, but overall, this was the worst dining value I've had all year.

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