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Tufanos Vernon Park Tap

#513 of 7,682 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
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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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Montrose, Colorado
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2015

I've been going to Tufanos for years. With all the great Italian restaurants in the city, this one is a keeper. The atmosphere is simple with very casual decor and a feeling that you're eating with family rather than at a restaurant. The food is consistently fabulous. Just bring cash - no cards accepted here!

Thank EMS400
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50 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2015

We came here on the advice of my son's friend and found it quite enjoyable. It's an old fashioned restaurant where many of the patrons seemed to know each other. After having a drink at the bar, the four of us were seated at a nice table in a sun room type area. There are no paper menus. All the... More 

Thank Moonsusie
Chicago, Illinois
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128 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2015

This family-run restaurant may come up a bit short on atmosphere, but it more than makes up for that small shortcoming with outstanding Italian offerings. From the cavatelli to the stuffed shells, from the marinara sauce to the vodka sauce, you cannot go wrong with any of their pasta dishes. Certain unique touches, such as no menus, only strategically-place chalkboards... More 

Thank jessengee
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2015

Everything here is good!! Chicken picante with a large Tufano's Caprese salad is enough for two and really delicious as are the fried clams!!

Thank paulag832
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110 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

This is a great and authentic italian eatery frequented by locals but where everyone seems welcome. Nothing too fancy other than the great value of the food you get here. Traditional recipes with some adaptation/americanization, but otherwise true to their form. The place is more like a meat market or deli, but depending on what you get, you are looking... More 

Thank Ruleman
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

I was part of a large group of parents visiting a near by college with our kids for freshman orientation in June. We were hosted by the folks at Tufano's with nothing but great food, drink and friendly service. The italian dressing was home made and yummy, the pasta dishes were so good and the tiramisu... WoW!!! Yum-O! The location... More 

Thank Ativan69
Chicago, Illinois
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49 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2015

Just off the busy Taylor Street area. Easy valet parking. Now for the food. It was delicious! I can't believe I forgot about this place. Love the Chicken limone with angle hair pasta, Service was great and the server was friendly and right on. Just love the feel of this restaurant.You almost feel like your in someones home. The menu... More 

1 Thank TonyM1530
Sun Valley, Idaho
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96 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2015

Stopped here at the recommendation of a young Chicago friend, who thinks it's exceptional. The menu offered an interesting selection, and my food (served too quickly causing me to feel a bit rushed) was very, very good, but not exceptional. Basically, standard Italian fare. In addition, the decor is unremarkable at best, and although I know it's been in the... More 

1 Thank TrvlforFun F
Suwanee, GA
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2015

My 16 yo daughter and I enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Tufanos last week - the staff (especially our waitress, Tina!!), the food, and everything about our dinner was perfect! A neighbor who used to live in Chicago highly recommended Tufanos and boy was he right! The calamari was the best ever (and I've eaten a lot of calamari!), the... More 

Thank suwaneetravelers5
Chicago, Illinois
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2015

Have been there two times in the last month. Service is always friendly. Food comes out hot and there is plenty of it.. Great place to take friends for a casual dinner. Dump the Valet parking and just stand at the lot and charge $5 to park. It would free up the street

Thank tom r

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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
Dining on a budget, 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?