Pranzi
Pranzi

Pranzi

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://pranzichicago.com/
  • Phone: (312) 944-4340
  • Hours of Operation:


    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm

    Lunch & Dinner: 11:00am - Close
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizzeria
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We can cater any type of event from birthdays to business lunches. There is no amount as to how many people we can cater for! For more information to our catering menu visit our website. www.pranzichicago.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Orleans
  • Public Transit: We are located just minutes away from the Grand Blue line and the Chicago Brown line stop
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Pranzi
Pranzi is the newest edition to the bustling River North area. Featuring Signature Chicago Style Pizza and Pasta creations, Pranzi offers a new take on some of Chicago's classic fare. Outfitted in handsome silvers and grays, custom chandeliers hanging in the ceiling and signature Rat Pack photography. You'll find the occasional Frank Sinatra playlist paired with their videos during dining hours. When night time hits Pranzi transforms into a unique abstract lounge with signature shots, drink specials, and an upscale soundtrack all night long.
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Pranzi reviews from OpenTable diners
21 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.8
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
76% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (12)good for groups (7)great for outdoor dining (4)hot spot (3)great for lunch (2)vibrant bar scene (2)fit for foodies (1)late-night find (1)romantic (1)special occasion (1)Show More
  • Great Pizza in River North
    Kevin
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    The pizza was great and the service couldn't have been better. I highly recommend Pranzi for a night out in River North!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great pizza
    Kilk0009
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Second time having pizza here/first time dining in. The recommendations by server proved to be true! The beer choices were good as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    Goodstuff
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Really enjoyed my food and everyone else's! Great atmosphere too.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friendly staff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    So welcoming! The hostesses and bartenders were great! Such nice people. A very slow night- hardly anyone there- but the bartender took great care of us- gave us an app and dessert on the house! Food was average, and I would probably go back, but they need to do some advertising or something so people know about it. It's hidden down the street and maybe some ads would bring people in? Good luck to them!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fun Times for a Reasonable Price
    chidiner
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Nice place. The food was great. Big portions for a decent price. I highly recommend the veal parmigiana. We enjoyed the music video screen which featured Dean Martin performing every other song along with a good mix of standards, soul, and rock & roll in between. Also a number of other screens showing college football games, all while we were chowing down on good italian food and sipping on wine. Can't beat that. We will definetly be back to Pranzi!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent, well-priced food!
    KlecapitVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    5 of us at here on Friday night. The food was excellent and very reasonably priced, especially for river north. Great outdoor dining as well. Would definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time
    Yummy
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I was in the mood for bruschetta-that was great! The marinara sauce on my pasta tasted like it came out of a can. The pizza was decent but nothing to rave about. The waiter and owner were nice and accommodating for a group. Live music on a Friday which was very nice but in a small restaurant, very loud. Not sure if I'd return.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great location but "meh."
    crashthedog
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Great location, with sexy bones, but underwhelming as a whole. Service was generally terrible, as the wait staff argued over which of them had to take our table - the rest were grouped around the tv while the loser trudged over. Drinks took forever in spite of there only being here tables occupied, and some drinks were forgotten. Food was passable, but nothing outstanding - a couple of the pasta dishes were really overcooked. I won't be back - there are too many other solid options in the area. Given the cool space they had to work with here, an opportunity lost, really.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 13 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 8 reviews are from the Pranzi reviews archive.
  • LisaVIP
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    We came upon Pranzi by accident and really liked it!! Food was very good...especially for the price!! Big portions! Service, and atmosphere topped it off!! we'll be back!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • travelpuppyVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We had Mellissa pick our pizza she had 2 picked so the bartender decide on which one, I don't remember the name of it (double pizza) it was great and the salad was huge and very good. It's a great place we walked from our hotel on Wacker so it was a nice walk in a place that you wouldn't even know it was there. It was worth the trip. The drinks were great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pranzi last minute dinner
    RoseG
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    We didn't have reservations to start with once leaving our convention, so my party of 5 were starving. It was prime dinner time so everything was packed in the location we were plus there was an hour(+) wait. So, I get on my OpenTable app and lo and behold Pranzi pops up. I always read reviews and menu prior to booking. The reviews were good and they didn't have a wait. We show up and it was rather quiet but it turns out we missed the late dinner crowd. Our waitress was very nice and made suggestions for us to order 2 pizzas and appetizers. The salads and apps arrived shortly afterwards. My group was VERY happy with the quality of food and ambiance.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • awesome pizza
    buckeyegirlVIP
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    great thin pizza, pasta delicious, panzerotti (calzone) was amazing. arancini just ok compared to others
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great drinks (and pulled pork)
    NoahFVIP
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Great little West-RN bar and restaurant. Good drinks and a good beer list.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • the food, service and value
    Doitagain
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    the food, service and value more than met my expectations for a group of 6 people. will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor service
    purd2006
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Our waiter recommended we get two medium pizzas for four of us to share. After we order, on his recommendation, one thin and one stuffed crust, we couldn't believe how large the medium was. We asked our waiter what he was thinking after recommending two mediums for four people, and he replied with 'well you ordered it'. Not to mention the food was barely warm when we received it. It was also so loud we could barely hear each other speak and our table was directly behind another table and there was no room between us an the next table of guests. Although the food was alright, we will not be going back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good addition to the neighborhood
    ketchupsoupVIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Food was very good. Portions were very large, almost too large. But I like leftovers, so It worked. Our server was great! Attentive but not overbearing. Good knowledge and just a pleasure! Manager/partner stopped by to ask how things were. Nice touch! I will definitely go back!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic