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Tufanos Vernon Park Tap

#429 of 7,709 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
+1 312-733-3393
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I visited Tufanos for the fifth time this past week...every time on my last five visits to Chicago. It is nothing fancy, but the food is the best. I especially like the Tufanos salad and Tufanos chicken. I look forward to visiting as soon as I land in Chicago. The restaurant is near the University of Illinois at Chicago. The... More 

Thank Wayne P
Chicago, Illinois
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215 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Honestly everything is a daily special here. Chalkboard menu loaded with old favorites and something new. Great service for those in a hurry to catch a game. A regular stop when going to see the Blackhawks. Cash only so be prepared. Otherwise do not miss this Chicago favorite.

Thank Jeff P
Las Vegas, Nevada
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75 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had invited several guest to celebrate the birthday of my husband, as well as saying our farewells to him. Dennis passed away Monday, October 17, 2016

Thank carolb1974
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82 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I were celebrating my daughter's college graduation and we wanted to somewhere really special that has great food that we'd all enjoy. I found about about Tufano's from great reviews on Yelp, so we took a chance. We were so glad! Joann, the manager was so accomodating and gave us a nice round table so we could... More 

Thank Susan B
Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed April 11, 2017

This no-frills place is a little off the beaten path, but the food is wonderful! The extensive menu is on a few large chalk boards and every dish we had was excellent. I'd start with a Tufanos special salad and go from there. I had a mixture of spinach and meat ravioli that was great. Next time, I'm going for... More 

Thank Carol M
Chicago, Illinois
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80 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed March 27, 2017

We came here before a concert at the nearby United Center and had a great meal. The meat lasagna was the special and my son ordered that, it was great! I had the fettuccine Alfredo and it was good. I like a little more garlic in the flavor, but it was good. The Tufano's salad was also very good, a... More 

Thank Cindy M
Des Plaines, Illinois
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104 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed March 19, 2017 via mobile

For many years has been a great place to meet your friends and enjoy a good Italian food. The number one of course is there lemon chicken which cannot be beat anywhere. Tried their shells with oil and garlic you will flip and if you do not like it I'll pay. Other choices on their menu you will be happy... More 

Thank dicksayad
Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 4, 2017

Yep I grew up on this street and still visit Tuffanos. Don't expect anything fancy like a tablecloth! Try to Chicken Picante, Special Salad (with cheese and salami) and the Raviolis or the Lemon Chicken on the bone with sliced vesuvio potatoes. Small bar in the front and casual restaurant. There is no telling who you will see there as... More 

Thank Mike D
Chicago, Illinois
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624 reviews
450 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
Reviewed November 27, 2016

My wife and I had dinner here last night after going to a show at the UIC Pavilion 2 blocks away. Tufano's has been a pillar of the neighborhood for so long, and we try to get here when we are in the area for dinner. For a Saturday night at 9pm, the bar was packed and the dining room... More 

1 Thank Mark L
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed November 15, 2016

We started with the Moscato which was very good, but served in beer glasses.. I am not sure why. We had the stuffed artichoke, which was OK. I had the eggplant parm, which was Ok- but the sauce was not very flavorful. Like it had not spices in it. Kind of pricey for just Eggplant and no salad. The service... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$21 - $30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Television
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Kids, 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: +1 312-733-3393

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