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riccardo trattoria

2119 N Clark St, Ste 1, Chicago, IL 60614-4611 (Lincoln Park)
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Ranked #195 of 8,292 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $30
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - 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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  • English first
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

I love the understated dining room here. It's small with a few simple tables and chairs, but it nevertheless is updated. The food is up there with the very best Italian food that Chicago has to offer (gnocchi, veal, some great fish dishes). The crowd here is typically older, possibly some Steppenwolf Theatre goers. Entrees range between $20-30, but in... More

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White Plains, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Menu was very overwhelming. Very Italian-50 specials on top of a huge menu. And it all sounded great! We told the waiter the 1 thing I don't love (mushrooms no but truffles yes please!) and just bring us food :) he did a bang up job. Awesome. Great value great food great service

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Chicago, Illinois
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32 reviews 32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Riccardo's was recommended by a server from one of our favorite restaurants. Went there as a party of two on a weekday. Our server was very friendly and I liked the ambiance. I ordered the grilled octopus as an app, it was good. We also shared the fried softshell crab. It was also good but the breading did not allow... More

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Cary, Illinois
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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
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33 reviews 33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
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48 reviews 48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 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
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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