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riccardo trattoria

#87 of 8,462 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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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
Good for:
Casual Dining

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 91
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 5
    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
Most recent review
Treasure in Lincoln Park

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 10, 2015
Wendy F
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Chicago, Illinois
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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141 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Chicago, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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
Top Contributor
698 reviews 698 reviews
420 restaurant reviews
461 helpful votes 461 helpful votes
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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178 reviews 178 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
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
26 helpful votes 26 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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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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61 reviews 61 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

From our waiter Giuseppe to the grand finale dessert, we had the most amazing Italian experience. I loved everything on the menu so I asked Giuseppe to pick my meal. He did so and I ate the entire dish (the portion sizes are just right). I had the langostino pasta with the cavatelli bolognese and after just spending 2 weeks... More 

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Columbus, Indiana
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

This was a wonderful dining experience! Food was great - very authentic Italian food served by authentic Italians. Our waiter has worked at Riccardo Trattoria since the restaurant opened 9 years ago. Excellent recommendations for dinner- cannot spell or name the entrées- but anything they recommend will be fabulous. We had the poppelino for an appetizer - mini meatballs- they... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Cozy ambiance. Wait staff real pros, and charming. Food very special. Squash blossoms filled with smoked proscuitto and mozzarella simply devine. Shaved white truffles over house-made pasta, well we could smell the dish from 10 feet away and it delivered on its promise. Yummy holiday cake with house-made brandy marscapone with fruits. Well priced sections and some very nice Italian... 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?