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“Recommend highly”

Topo Gigio Ristorante
Ranked #106 of 9,810 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighborhood: Near North Side
Reviewed December 30, 2012

Rainy Chicago day. Lunch about 1 pm. No wait for a table. Nice, casual atmosphere. Service was quick and responsive to empty glasses. Grilled calamari was excellent...with lemon flavoring base. Had lunch pasta special which was squid ink noodles with salmon, shrimp and clams. Dining partner had soup of day and tortellini. Seemed to enjoy both.
Prices are reasonable. Food very good. Wait staff attentive but not over-powering.

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Reviewed December 7, 2012

I can't imagine a better Italian restaurant in my life! We had a group of 8 on a Thursday night in November and had the best time ever at any dining experience. The food was great, the staff was great. This was old style Italian at its best.

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Reviewed November 16, 2012

Five of us had dinner at Topo Gigio's. it is named after the puppet on the Ed Sullivan show.
We had great antipasto and calamari, followed by several pasta dishes that were excellent. Some are on the spicy side, so you need to ask how spicy they are. We were too full for dessert. We had wine with dinner and the wine list is good.

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Reviewed November 14, 2012

Went here while we waited to go into Second City down the street. Great Italian comfort food with excellent service. The bread and olive oil + parmesan to start with was a nice touch. We had the grilled calamari to start (CALAMARI alla GRIGLIA) and it was levels above the fried calamari that is often found at restaurants. For entree, we had the chicken stuffed with fontina and prosciutto (PETTI di POLLO alla VALDOSTANA) and chicken with pancetta and baked mozzarella (PETTI di POLLO alla FIORENTINA) and they both tasted great and the portions were more than satisfying. Finish the night off with some tiramisu and then head to second city for some laughs. Sounds like a great night to me.

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Reviewed November 11, 2012

This is a great family-run Italian restaurant, I ordered the salad with grilled salmon and it was delicious!

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