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Due Lire Vino & Cucina

4520 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625-8066
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good23%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (13 reviews)
“bread” (7 reviews)
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4520 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625-8066
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Reviewed July 31, 2018

We were in Chicago in mid-July in the Lincoln Square area and tried several restaurants for lunch and dinner: Greek, Brazilian steakhouse, Fork and Due Lire. They were all good but Due Lire stood out for quality of service and food. Their outdoor patio in...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank jcb4255
Reviewed June 3, 2018

The best most authentic Italian food ever had. The ingredients were fresh and handmade with flavors that made every ounce of my being shutter. I have never had such depth of flavor before in a meal. I had the Risotto and it was phenomenal. We...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank sling43
Reviewed May 19, 2018 via mobile

Very small place. Food was good not amazing. Server was excellent. The dessert was the best part of the meal.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank DonnaLH74
Reviewed May 12, 2018

This quaint and cozy little Italian spot can't do it any better. The gnocchi was recommended and was pillow soft, with oxtail ragu - lovely. The tagliatelle bolognese was cooked perfectly, and the special duck was spectacular. Service was absolutely wonderful by Suzan. This place...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank smdds
Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

While in college I stayed with an Italian family for a year and their Nonna made the most delicious bread! I have not been able to find a restaurant that could replicate ghis heavenly delicacy until now. If an Italian retaurant can serve "the real...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank downtowndivacate
Reviewed January 7, 2018 via mobile

We went to Due Lire this evening with our children and grandchildren. This is a wonderful little neighborhood place. It was the best Italian food I have had in a long time. The waiter was wonderful even when the grandkids got a little restless. This...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank 505alex
Reviewed October 22, 2017

Very charming and cozy (if the weather holds, I recommend the back patio). Incredibly gracious service by Katia, and wonderful wine (Barbera) with the salumi formaggi platter of meats cheeses and jams over toasted bread - just enough for the four of us to share....More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank smdds
Umberto D, Manager at Due Lire Vino & Cucina, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2017

Hello and Thank you for the fabulous review! We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed all that we have to offer and service when dining with us. We hope to serve you again soon!

Reviewed May 22, 2017

An all around disappointment. Small space, very very noisy, attentive service but not well informed servers. Food was ok, pasta well cooked but not any special flavor. we thought it was expensive for the serving size. and we were not expecting mega portions, but leaving...More

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank rick422
Reviewed May 8, 2017

We ate the specials (mushroom soup, pasta with peas and ham) and short rib ravioli. For dessert: chocolate cake and apple strudel. All good. Drank chianti and lemoncello. Service was good but somewhat rushed for the main dishes. No bread on the table. When full...More

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank mflyon
Reviewed April 30, 2017

Menu is limited but with plenty to like at this intimate spot. Even on a cold rainy night, it was full as people kept their reservations and came out. Server Tall Kevin was honest and efficient - courses came out quickly from the kitchen. We...More

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank smdds
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
$30 - $30
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4520 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625-8066
    (Lincoln Ave Between Sunnyside and Wilson)
  • Public Transportation: We are walking distance from the Brown Line 'Western' stop.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Lincoln Square
  • Neighborhood: Lincoln Square
  • Phone Number: 773-275-7878
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