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Tufanos Vernon Park Tap

#447 of 7,498 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
University Village / Little Italy
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1073 W Vernon Park Pl, Ste 1, Chicago, IL 60607-3405
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Chicago, Illinois
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122 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Just can't get enough of this neighborhood family run restaurant. Lits of items with different kinds of sauces to make everyone happy in your party. Good Italian beer. Outdoor patio is a wonderful spot by the fountain nearby for any beautiful Chicago evening. Reasonable priced and they only take cash.

Thank joshua916
Des Plaines, Illinois
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56 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

The house salad and chicken is the call at this long time restaurant. Great food and friendly service makes me come back from a long way. Hard to find the first time but, after that, it's like next door. You must try this place.

Thank dicksayad
Indianapolis, Indiana
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

We went here with friends. It's a family, neighborhood restaurant. I was really glad that they serve 1/2 portions because the servings were huge. The food was tasty and the service was great. I would go back there again.

Thank Wordswoman
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

This is by far my favorite Italian eatery in Chicago. It has never been a disappointment. The wine is tasty, food is excellent and service is great!

Thank Jessica H
San Diego, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

Tufano's never disappoints. I've visited this family owned and run Italian restaurant many times, when I lived in Chicago, and now when I visit. Wine in water glasses...so old school. Parking in Little Italy is tough so the complimentary valet parking is wonderful. Be sure to tip the valet what he/she is really worth to avoid walking a few blocks.

Thank smbiz
Chicago, Illinois
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130 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has been run by the same family for decades. The food and service are reliably good. This restaurant does not take credit cards, cash and personal checks work. There is an ATM at the entrance. Eat in or out in the garden.

Thank jtraveller23
Delray Beach, Fl
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

Always happy to see you, food always exceptional, with huge portions and great service. Calamari and stuffed artichoke were exceptional!

Thank JoyChicago
Aurora, Illinois
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

No trills, Italian pub/restaurant with classic decor and absolutely awesome food and pleasant service. Simple decor, the smell of fresh garlic, no menus, (All written on a blackboard on the wall), and classic Italian music piped in. No credit cards accepted, so food prices are beyond reasonable! I can't wait to go there again!!! The Bolognese was as good as... More 

Thank TravelSnob4all
Munster, Indiana
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86 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

My parents took me here as a kid and now 40years later I'm taking my own kids. Thai place is not fancy but just really good Italian food. I love the chalk board menus. Make sure you get the calamari, sausage and peppers, lemon chicken and pork chops. Great tiramisu, cannoli and spomoni for dessert.

Thank Joshua H
Basel, Switzerland
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90 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Pointed out to me by great friends that know Chicago inside out, this place is worth a detour for its very affordable American Italian favourites. Mine are the mussels in red sauce appetizer and Saudage and peppers main course.

Thank RWJanssen

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Business meetings
Open Hours
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1073 W Vernon Park Pl, Ste 1, Chicago, IL 60607-3405
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > University Village / Little Italy
  • Neighborhood: University Village / Little Italy
  • Phone Number: 312-733-3393

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?