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riccardo trattoria

#202 of 7,509 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Lincoln Park
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2119 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614-6186
+1 773-549-0038
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Atlanta, Georgia
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61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

group of 12 - server handled us perfectly - good pacing, appetizers were very good, everyone enjoyed their meals - is a small, comfy place. Everyone loved it - would come back anytime in Chicago.

Thank mgrindell
Schaumburg, Illinois
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is my favorite small, quaint restaurant in Chicago. Authentic Italian Food! No fancy sauces just wonderfully fresh, food that are old family recipes. I also think it is the best wait service I have ever had. The waiters are professional and not intrusive. They don't make a big deal out of their wonderful menu. The arugula salad with shaved... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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133 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

Bottom Line: Very good food at reasonable prices in a lively and fun environment. Perfect for a date nice or nice celebration. Food: Pretty large menu with most of your Italian favorites. Pastas were cooked to a perfect al dente. Sauces were also well done. The Rigatoni Buttera was excellent. Tuna Tartare was also good, but served a bit on... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

On a recent trip to Chicago, we dined at Riccardo Trattoria. It is a small, intimate restaurant in Lincoln Park. Most of the patrons were obviously regulars. In fact, Riccardo himself was dining with a group of family members and was very engaging when we spoke with him. The menu is extensive and excellent. The wine list, though small, has... More 

Hope, Arkansas
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85 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

We took Uber over to Lincoln Park area for pizza at Chicago Pizza & Oven Grinder. However, upon arrival to a large crowd waiting out front, we were told it was at least a 2 hour wait. We didn't want pizza that badly!!! So, checked Trip Advisor & Yelp for other nearby restaurants & chose to try Riccardo's Tratorria. We... More 

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St. Thomas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Riccardo never lets us down with magnificent food, service and ambiance! We just love dining at this elegant Trattoria. Last evening, Riccardo, once again, adorned us with his delicious food when he chose a selection of his best dishes for us to try. From the bruschetta to the lobster ravioli to the veal milanese...the flavors were divine. The wait staff... More 

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Houston, Texas
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91 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

The reviews are spot on. The food is excellent and the service is wonderful. Prices are very reasonable for the quality of the food. We shared the octopus for our appetizer at our waiter's suggestion. (By the way, he was from Milan and he even tried to teach us a few Italian words!) I had the Bronzino and my wife... More 

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New York City, New York
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

This is the best Italian food I have ever had. The waiters are attentive and helpful in recommending dishes, and the kitchen will make a dish for you at your request if it is not available on the menu. A+++

Thank arand7
Fairfax, Virginia
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112 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

This place fires on all cylinders. Food is amazing, service is personal, and the atmosphere is very intimate and warm. I hosted a group of 10 for my son's graduation from college. They had great wines, only a $24 corkage fee (we brought along a couple of bottles of champagne to toast the new graduate), and great cocktails. Firstly, the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

If Riccardo Trattoria isn't the best Italian restaurant in Chicago I don't know what is. Totally authentic Italian items. A rather huge number of choices considering the modest kitchen space Riccardo and his staff h e to work with. Daily specials are numerous and literally always perfect. Love this joint.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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: 2119 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614-6186
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Lincoln Park
  • Neighborhood: Lincoln Park
  • Phone Number: +1 773-549-0038

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Lincoln Park

Neighborhood Profile
Lincoln Park
Head to the North Side of Chicago for a stroll through one of the city’s greenest neighborhoods. Lincoln Park boasts over 1200 acres of green space complete with a free zoo open to visitors year-round. This pedestrian-friendly neighborhood is lined with parks, row homes, boutiques, taverns, and nature. Lincoln Park itself borders the lakefront area offering peaceful views of the water and the Chicago skyline. The Lincoln Park Conservatory is one of the most popular attractions in the area, with the Chicago History Museum a close second. Armitage Avenue is where you’ll find great shopping from high-end retailers and small boutiques, whereas Clark Street houses cafes and restaurants. For more highbrow entertainment, walk along Lincoln Avenue to find some of Chicago’s finer museums and theaters.