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Enoteca Roma
Enoteca Roma

Enoteca Roma Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.enotecaroma.com
  • Phone: (773) 772-7700
  • Hours of Operation:

    Dinner: Sun, Tues, Wed and Thursday: 4:30PM- 11:00PM

    Friday - Saturday: 4:30PM - 12:00AM
    CLOSED MONDAYS in winter
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Fabio Sorano
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Catering is available for groups of 12 or more. please contact Chef directly at fsorano@gmail.com
  • Entertainment: Thursdays after 7pm hear some gypsy jazz on our sidewalk patio!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Leavitt St.
  • Public Transit: Division and Leavitt, Damen Blue Line
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There is plenty of neighborhood parking available surrounding our restaurant.
    VALET PArking is available on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights
A word from Enoteca Roma
Welcome to our Ristorante!

Our menu is based on classic dishes that we experienced in people"s homes in Italy.
Some are family recipes and others we learned by cooking with friends back home in Roma.

This menu is structured for either a classic or family style "tasting" dining experience, depending on what mood you're in! No matter which way you dine we do encourage you to share and to try each other's dishes.

I hope you enjoy the simple ingredient combinations and taste the spirit of Rome in Chicago. Always remember that if you've had something here before and you don't see it on the menu, just ask. If we can make it for you we will.

Buon Appetito!

~Fabio & Letizia Sorano
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Diner Reviews
  • "Shawn was a great server and a good ambassador for the restaurant. Followed his suggestions throughout the meal and he was spot on. Whitefish outstanding and selection of bruschetta was very broad."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "The back patio was beautiful. They put blankets on the chairs when it's a little chilly, and I really appreciated it!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Food was delicious! We started with a flight of bruschetta...loved all 5! I had the lasagna and my wife had a polenta...not the one she ordered, but it was great anyway! Ambiance is great as well, though having a perfect weather day/night certainly helped that! waitstaff was very friendly and helpful."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "we love this restaurant and always take friends who also love it. the polenta with venison ragu is to die for, and the roasted beet salad is delicious, as is the dragona pizza which we like to order for the table. the noise level is only moderate in the lovely outside garden ... indoors more noisy."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "I love eating great food in a great environment- not too many that have great food and a backyard garden to enjoy in tranquil surroundings. This place has a backyard garden as well as streetside tables in front if you are into people watching. It is at the end of the west stroll of Division- a great eating and entertainment street in the summer! If it is too cold- they even have blankets!!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The selling point of this restaurant is the outdoor patio in back (they also have some sidewalk seating in front, but the patio is much nicer.) The food also very fresh and authentic Italian. The service, well, as other reviewers have stated, is spotty. Our waiter admitted it was only his second day so he was very unfamiliar with the menu. We went on a weeknight when they were not busy, so the food came out in a timely manner, with the exception of dessert which took an extraordinary amount of time. They did comp the dessert, however."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Great ambience, good food, aloof service. Bartenders were on top of it all, waiters not so much."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "I've been here twice now and i haven't been disappointed. I tried the Gnocchi and it was amazing one of the best i've had so far in the city. The staff are friendly and the food overall is just great! I will def be back."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We were in Chicago visiting our son, and he suggested Enoteca Roma because he had heard good things about the restaurant. Whoever told him, I am so glad he listened! When the cab pulled up to the restaurant, I mentioned to my son that the picture of the patio looked nothing like the patio at the front of the restaurant. The hostess took us to our table and it was like the heavens opened...the patio at the back of the restaurant was incredible! Trees, lights and amazing ambiance! We ordered the Gnocchi which literally melted in our mouths. The Bruschetta flight was incredible as was the Venison Bolognese with homemade pasta! We will definately go back when in Chicago!!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "It was a really nice meal. The special deals in honor if their ten year anniversary were a pleasant surprise."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "My wife & I hadn't been to the Division St area in over 12 years. I went on line and found Enoteca Romaon Open Table and then went to their homepage. Looked at menu and liked what we saw! The service was great, the gnocchi were outstanding! Next time we're in Chicago, we'll be back "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "We went there for dinner this past weekend. We often go to Italian restaurants as they have several vegetarian options, but Enoteca was better than most, especially in the large selection of vegetarian appetizers. The food was well prepared, fresh-tasting, and the pasta cooked perfectly. The only criticism that I would offer is that while the food had clean flavors, it also meant that it had little depth. It lacked the Italian flavoring and the complexity that comes with a sauce that has simmered for a time. This was also true for non-sauce items. Also, the salt level was low, which I suppose is a good thing. On balance, we enjoyed our meal and would definitely return."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I feel ER slipped a bit since our last visit. The polenta was a bit cold. The flavored a bit less vibrant, and service a bit more blasé, and the place a bit less clean. Most of our items were still good, but it used to be great. With plenty of other Italian places to chose from, I don't know if I will be as quick to come back here."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Dined on Sunday early evening w/ a group of six. Nice,quiet atmosphere at that time. Waiter very knowledge, food good. Would go back. All enjoy meal very much"
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "We had friends in town on a Saturday and couldn't find a sitter so went for dinner with our 4 year old and iPad in tow - I was glad I made a reservation as the place was already packed at 6pm! It was loud enough that having a kid there wasn't bothering anyone, but not overwhelmingly loud like some local places can get on Saturday nights. We have loved this place for years and the food was, as usual, simply delicious! Everyone in our group was raving about the tasting menu for $29 pp. Every single dish was delicious and it was plenty of food. We sated ourselves on food and wine and were still pleasantly surprised when the bill came and no one felt like they just got mugged. 5 stars all the way!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We went to celebrate Valentine's Day, our first date in probably 6 months. We have a baby and rarely get a sitter. We picked ER because we had enjoyed their food before, and even had our son's baby shower there the previous summer. We knew it would be good quality and also not crazy formal or pricey -- but I have never been so rushed in my life. The salad, soup, risotto and desert came at a lightning pace with no time in between. The server was refilling my wine pairings in the same glass as the previous unfinished glass of wine. There was not a beat between courses. The server was wiping down our table while my gloves were still on it and my husband's coat was still on his chair (he had gone to the restroom). It was incredibly rude."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Seriously go, daily specials are always a plus. Thursday nights are romantic, Tuesday night have great wine specials, too!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "a quaint limited menu restaurant. Unknown wine and different selections of Italian fare."
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "My friends and I really enjoyed our experience at Enoteca Roma. The food was delicious and interesting, and the cocktail/wine/beer list was creative and varied. I would recommend it."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "I recently had the New Years prefix dinner at Enoteca. The food was great, as was the wine. My only complaint would be that our service could have been better. I feel like myself and my date got forgotten about occasionally because our table was tucked in a corner. Apart from that, I recommend giving this place a try!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "I must say, i thought this meal was very overpriced for what we got. The food was ok , but really not elegant--more cost effective, from the restaurant's point of view.There was one dish for each course, which meant that because I don't eat lamb, I got no meat. Veg alternative was ok, but would have been nice to have a choice. Polenta was delicious; the wines not high end but good. Lentil soup - -- more of a lunch special . Creative cookie for dessert. had to ask for coffee . Waite fine but Rush ! Rush! 2d of 3 seatings. There was a lighting problem- the high intensity spot lights strobed once in a while but the staff did little to fix it like turn off the lights! . And I guaranteed rez @ $65pp; charged $75 per person."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We have dined here several times and have always found the food plus service very good. As a vegan, they are consistently accommodating with several options. Well worth a try."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "The food was good, the service as well, a bit of a limited menu but overall the meal was very good."
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "Great food - hand made pastas and sauce - fab desserts - the hostess was charming and accommodated every request. Great selection of bourbons and fab desserts."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "Even though other reviewers gave Enoteca Roma positive reviews we were still not prepared for the exceptional meal that awaited us. Appetizers, salads, entrees,and desserts imploded with texture and taste. We were there for our girls night out and holiday celebration and couldn't have asked for a more perfect evening."
    Dined on 12/8/2013
  • "Really nice menu with dishes that can be shared family style. Loved the "pick 5 bruchetta", half a pizza was just right (and it was divine), salads were sharable as were the main courses which were served so that we could enjoy one and then the other two. Polenta served on a marble tray was excellent!! Pasta and gnocchi were also fantastic. All was served without being rushed or wishing it would come more quickly. Waiter did a great job. Great wine list also. We wil definitely be back."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "Service wasn't great - -sat for quite a while and finally had to ask if a server was assigned to our table -- then we were rushed - courses came very close together -- and then the bill was brought very quickly and rude looks trying to get us to leave. No other table was treated the same way -- sure felt like they didn't want our business. But the food was really good - so torn on whether I would go back."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "A very good genuine Italian meal in Wicker Park. Friendly athmosphere and excellent selection of Italian wine by the glass. I loved the pasta with a venison ragu and the very fresh burrata, served with slow roasted tomatoes. Delicious desserts too!"
    Dined on 11/10/2013
  • "Nice place but not particularly remarkable. My dish was tasty except for totally flavorless polenta "slurry" and my husband's pasta dish made him happy. I don't get the venison on the menu. Seems like an affectation geared to yuppies. Stick with high quality grass fed beef."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "We had a table for six by the bar, and we did enjoy our spot. Being Italian, we were a bit loud. outstanding meat and cheese plate as well as the bruchetta flight. main courses were also good, but a bit heavy on red chilie flAkes. The heat took away flavors of clams in my dish. Coffee delish and wine selection good. Desserts good, but could be better. Great service. Free desert for bday."
    Dined on 11/5/2013
  • "No complaints here - food was great, wine list was robust and server was very friendly."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "The food was amazing! We asked our waitress to recreate this pasta we had in Rome and the chef did it perfectly! The mussels were huge and delicious! The waitress also recommended the wine which was the perfect pairing! We will be back for sure!"
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "The food was very delicious!! The atmosphere is nice for dinner with friends or a date. Good wine list too! I would definitely recommend this place to anyone who is looking for some good Italian!"
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "Check this place out if you want fresh, homemade Italian food! The service was terrific--especially with our large group. Our server suggested the "manga manga" which gave us a taste of many things on the menu and it was definitely the way to go! I brought a group of friends from out of town and they absolutely LOVED it. The bill was completely reasonable and we didn't shy away on the wine either!"
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "Had a wonderful romantic b-day dinner with my boyfriend on the back patio. <3"
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "Our party of 6 had heard great things about this restaurant and we were not disappointed. We ordered the "Mangia! Mangia!" for six which provided us with a family-style sampler of different bruschettas, salads, polentas and pastas and it was evident that everything had been prepared by hand and with extreme care. While the food and setting were great (they have a large outdoor "garden" space which was inviting), the highlight of the evening was without a doubt our server, Lindsey (I think it was with an "e"). She had an excellent command of both the menu and the wine list and was witty and engaging to boot. All in all, Enoteca Roma is a place well worth trying (and trying again!)."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "Great Margarita's (extra smooth), guacamole that's freshly prepared and vegan/vegetarian options!!! Love the urban decor and vibe!"
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner here. A great menu of varied menu options. bruschetta was an excellent appetizer choice that we shared. The pasta and fish equally excellent entree choices. Loved the ambiance of the outdoor patio. A wonderful evening, truly a hidden gem."
    Dined on 10/7/2013
  • "The $20 wine bottles (select) on Mondays is an awesome deal!!"
    Dined on 10/7/2013
  • "The food was terrific and our server was really good. We had a great time and will definitely be back. The only negative is that there are only a few indoor tables and there is nothing very special about the atmosphere."
    Dined on 9/22/2013