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Ballo - CLOSED

445 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60654-4601
+1 312-832-7700
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good20%
  • Average13%
  • Poor20%
  • Terrible6%
May 6, 2011
“Very good food”
Aug 15, 2010
“Getting Worse”
Restaurant Hours Closed
$$ - $$$
445 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60654-4601
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Reviewed May 6, 2011

Ate dinner here. Very prompt and friendly service. Large meals, very good. Well-priced.

1  Thank cvandenbraak
Reviewed August 15, 2010

This place used to be a great diner style place. Since being taken over by Rosebud it has gone steadily downhill. I travel to Chicago frequently and since this place is close to the hotel I stay in I have eaten here at least 10...More

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Reviewed February 16, 2009

3.5 stars. The service and food was very good, but did not like the atmosphere and the restaurant is small. The tables are too close together!

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Reviewed January 11, 2009

The waiter was defective...very odd little man. Made it a 1-star evening.

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Reviewed August 19, 2008

Kinda greasy - the food and the staff.

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Reviewed August 3, 2008

I recently ate at Ballo when on business in Chicago. I do not know why people have given the food a low rating. My experience at Ballo was quite positive! We had the stuffed mushrooms as an appetizer, the eggplant salad, and the sausage ravioli....More

Thank iskicolorado
Reviewed April 15, 2008

food was okay - a little greasy - just like the weird italian porn movie they were playing while we were there. Interesting.

Thank carolynrechel
Reviewed April 12, 2008

River North area just a few blocks west of MI ave & about 3 blocks north of the river. Large portions with great daily specials. Part of small chain of mostly Italian restaurants in Chicago area (Rosebud's & Carmines included). The 8 finger cavatelli is...More

Thank John S
Reviewed February 16, 2008

I ate here with a friend for dinner and the meal was great. I had some pasta carbonara that was to die for and there were about 3 servings of it. The desserts are also huge - awesome choc. fudge cake. This is a small...More

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Miami, Florida
Reviewed December 5, 2007

3 visits = 3 disappointments. It disguises itself as a chic Italian eatery however it is anything but. Among other things they play Italian stereo type films constantly uncut so taking the family there is out of the question. The cuisine is glorified chef boyarde...More

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$31 - $50
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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 - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 445 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60654-4601
  • Public Transportation: The Grand stop on the Red Line is .1 mile to the North East, on the corner of Grand Avenue and State Street.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
  • Neighborhood: Near North Side
  • Phone Number: +1 312-832-7700
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