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“Delicious old school charmer”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Petterino's

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Ranked #101 of 9,494 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Italian, American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown / The Loop
Cross street: Randolph
Chicago, Il
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106 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Delicious old school charmer”
Reviewed June 12, 2014 via mobile

Ate dinner here before seeing Motown the Musical across the street. This is a charming old school restaurant. Loved the menu and wine selection. The corn chowder is was very good, as was the crab cake. Service was great and unrushed. I would definitely return before or after the theatre.

Visited June 2014
Thank HudsongrlChicago
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Saint Charles, Illinois
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“A Wonderful Pre-show Restaurant”
Reviewed June 12, 2014 via mobile

Tonight, before enjoying an evening of theatre, my wife and I dined at Petterino's. This "old school" Chicago landmark was the perfect "opening act" for our night. We were promptly seated in a nice booth and my wife ordered a glass of Chardonnay that was recommended by our waitress and I had a glass of Pinot Noir. Her suggestions were spot on. For our appetizers I kept it simple with a house salad with homemade Louis dressing while my wife had a bowl of their outstanding corn chowder. For the entrees, I had the Veal Marsala while she enjoyed the crab cakes. Both were very good, especially the veal which was very tender. We shared a side of glazed carrots. These were roasted to the point where they were still a little crunchy and full of flavor. We finished off the meal with a peppermint stick sundae slathered in a homemade chocolate syrup and cappuccino. From start to finish our meal was not only delicious, but also well paced. As a bonus, they have valet parking for $14.00 and you can leave your car there while you go to the show.

Visited June 2014
Thank Bob W
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Royal Oak, Michigan, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed June 12, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I **think** this is the place where we got donuts in the morning. If so, the donuts were delicious! They were big too.

Visited May 2014
Thank Dan S
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“Excellent place for a business lunch”
Reviewed June 12, 2014 via mobile

Great food, speedy service. Must make a reservation. I had the grilled chicken southwestern salad. Yummy queso fesca, guac and fresh corn.

Thank Sue D
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147 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Great building great food”
Reviewed June 5, 2014

Food very good pasta plentiful price 70 dollars for two shared starter and two main courses of pasta service very good great background music and brilliant pictures on the wall

  • Visited June 2014
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