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Ranked #12 of 57 Restaurants in Highwood
Price range: $0 - $35
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Family owned, 90+ year old Northern (Modenese) Italian restaurant serving Classic Italian combined with new constantly changing items and small plates. One of the most extensive (over 4,000 choices) wine lists in North America.
Reviewed December 18, 2012

We go to Del Rio every year for our anniversary. Cannot beat the food and the atmosphere. Staff are all top notch and friendly. Be sure to try the "special sundae"!

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1  Thank maugwamp
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Reviewed December 1, 2012

Great authentic pastas in crowded traditional Italian setting. One of the best wine lists in Chicago. Christmas Opera seatings sell out in one day as Lyric Opera personalities sing and visit tables while you dine.

1  Thank BillLo1
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Reviewed October 29, 2012

We celebrated my birthday here. Had the seat in the front window. Cute place with awesome food . Both our meals were excellent. The service was very attentive and even gave us updates on the football game! Want to relax and eat great food- this is your place.

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1  Thank Spdpmd
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Reviewed September 17, 2012

Four of us had a weekend dinner at Del Rio. The food was quite good and the atmosphere was classic italian without the fuss or air of commericialization. Tables are a bit cramped once all the side dishes of pasta arrive. As for the food, the shrimp appetizer was amazing and it really wet our appetites. For entrees, the sea bass casseroles were excellent, he veal chop was delicious, but the veal Del Rio was less inspired as it was several very thin slices of veal breaded and fried in a lemon butter sauce. I figured the veal of the house would be one of the best options, but was a little dissappointed with its presentation. It was good, just left me wishing I had order one of the other entrees. Overall, we really enjoyed the dinner. The owner stopped by to say hi, which is always a nice touch. I look forward to going back and having one their pasta dishes.

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2  Thank WEARWALDO
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Reviewed August 14, 2012

After 20 years away from the Chicago area we returned to Del Rio for dinner on a Friday night with a group of 5. We had called ahead for a reservation and they had our table ready and waiting even though they had a crowd at the door.
We were Del Rio regulars before we moved away and the owner, Bill, recognized us immediately. The greeting was warm with appropriate thoughts of the past.
The menu is "old school" for the most part, but the execution was up to date and the results were very good. Everything arrived piping hot and the flavors were good. The filling in the Ravioli il Forno was light and delicious.
Wine continues to be a major draw here. I gave Dennis, the sommelier, some parameters to use and he came up with a wonderful bottle for us.
Del Rio is a unique and somewhat quirky place. The food is good. The atmosphere is uniquely theirs. Go for a current visit to the past. They are good at what they do.

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2  Thank DougB3197
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