Quartino
Quartino

Quartino

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.quartinochicago.com/
  • Phone: 3126985000
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 1:00am, Sunday: 5:00pm - 12:00am; Bar Daily: 3:00pm - 2:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: John Coletta
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Quartino embraces the true essence and environment of an authentic Italian urban ristorante, pizzeria and wine bar in quintessential Gibsons Restaurant Group style. Quartino can accommodate private parties of 10-100 guests for luncheons, cocktail & antipasti parties, and dinner.
  • Private Party Contact: Julie Jensen 8886413569

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking is available $14.
A word from Quartino
Quartino, an urban Italian restaurant and wine bar, is the creation of Hugo Ralli, Steve Lombardo (owners of Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse, Hugo’s Frog Bar & Fish House, LUXBAR) and Exec Chef / Partner John Coletta. Quartino combines the best of Italy’s osteria and enoteca to offer an authentic everyday Italian food and wine experience. “Where wine is cheaper than water” Throughout Europe, in bistro after osteria after enoteca, fresh local wines of high quality and unique characteristics are priced as a less expensive alternative to bottled water. Reservation requests for patio seating are not accepted. Patio seating is first come, first serve.
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Quartino reviews from OpenTable diners
646 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (388)great for outdoor dining (284)fit for foodies (271)hot spot (210)neighborhood gem (207)special occasion (177)notable wine list (165)great for lunch (130)romantic (102)late-night find (100)vibrant bar scene (99)kid-friendly (90)great for brunch (34)scenic view (33)Show More
  • Too noisy
    allgood
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    At some point noise is not energizing but disrupting; this place is past that point. The food is varied, has excellent vegetarian and gluten free options and that's why I might go again. But the noise level is off-putting.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Frenetic energy, great staff/food
    CTAnderson
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Quartino was a fun find near the Miracle Mile. Boy is it LOUD inside though. Decor is very cool, and despite the chaos and the noise, the bar, then the wait staff were fast and professional ... totally focused on selling you quickly and often, and providing excellent service. The food was very good, having had the Pizza Funghi, and the Brodetto Frutti di Mare. Yum!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Why is this place always crowded?
    TarynJVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I can't understand why I waited over an hour (with a reservation) to sit outside and why Quartino's is ALWAYS packed. I've been twice now because I decided to give it another try. Still makes no sense to me, the food is so mediocre. The waiter jokingly called me a B*tch, which was NOT funny...
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food but too noisy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The food food was good, not the typical Italian fare which made it interesting, and it was very tasty. We liked the way it was served - to share. We could get several small dishes and try different things. The price was good for downtown Chicago and the service was good as well. The bad part was the noise. Two of us at a table could hardly carry on a conversation because of the noise level around us. By the end of the meal, we were eager to leave just to we could get some peace.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not as good as the past!
    mcmc16
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The fondue (which is always my favorite part) was disappointing. It was pretty watery and had a noticeable dry filmy part on the top. The pizza was also not that great this time. We ordered the sausage pizza; It was pretty sloppy and barely had any sauce on it. I've come here ~5 times in the past, and this is the only time where I've been really dissatisfied with the food. The waiter was nice however, and switched out the fondue for us. Sadly, it was the same subpar texture and taste as the first one he brought. We also didn't finish the pizza because it simply didn't taste that good. This was a "first date," and it's sad that the experience didn't live up to what I told her it would be. I was hoping this could be our "go to" restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • TheVegetarian22
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    The food is sub-par, it is loud and cramped and the server was extremely slow. I will not be going back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very accommodating
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    I had a large group (9 people) for a 9pm reservation. We didn't get started till 9:30pm and it wasn't a problem. The waiter was very friendly and organized a appetizer tasting plate for us to get started. We were well positioned in the back to have a bit more of an intimate setting and we were all able to hear each other in the conversation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun place, but not gourmet
    wilmcvVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    I took a client to Quartino after getting great reviews from colleagues. Quartino was very busy on a Monday night, the room was energetic, and had the atmosphere of a lively but informal café. The food was good, but a little on the bland side. Typical Italian fare,, but served with the idea of sharing portions with the table, almost like a tapas restaurant. None of the dishes we had hit me as being special.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Link
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Food was delicious & the service was fast/friendly. I will definately return to Quartino's!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kay1
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This restaurant was recommended by a friend, who in my opinion is a very picky eater. Not knowing what to expect, I made a reservation prior to my trip to Chicago and upon arrival, I was glad I made a reservation. It was crowded, we were seated in the main floor and the noise level was high, the waiter had to literally scream out the specials and recommendations to us. The food was delicious, for three people, we ordered a lot of food to try and share. and I must say, every dish was delicious. We were so full that we had to ask the waiter to reduce the size of our dessert (of course, you cannot not have desserts :)) Overall I give this restaurant two thumbs up, I would suggest making a reservation if you plan to be in Chicago ;)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great gluten free options
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Our server surpassed my expectations on his knowledge of gf options. The mitre experience was great. I would go back if ever in Chicago again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific atmosphere and food
    Atmosphere
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Saturday Night dining at 9:00 PM and the restaurant was full and vibrant. The wine list was extensive, the food delicious and the waiter attentive. I highly recommend Quartino!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing tapas
    Forum
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Our group of 12 after a wonderful day of conference programming thoroughly enjoyed Quartino's - our waiter was very skilled in helping us create a menu of tapas that stimulated our palates and were appreciated for their high yum yum factor!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun, lively place
    BAC2VIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    It was a fun, lively and very loud place - lots of fun, with good, friendly service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always delicious!
    firsttimedinerVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    My husband and I come to Chicago a couple times a year. Quartino has become our favorite meal. We always get the cheese fondue and the dark chocolate fondue. Everything else in between changes with every trip. We have yet to have a bad meal. This time we requested to eat outside because it was a beautiful day. They have a lovely patio. Our server was not as good and attentive as they have been in the past, but she got the job done. You can't go wrong dining here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner spot!
    Jessicca
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Noisy but great ambiance, if you like tapas, this is a great place to come with a group and share some dishes!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • always delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Love going to Quartino because food is always delicious and they are so fast. Friends from out of town always request it
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great experience-outside
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    we had a great meal and dining experience last thursday nite on the outdoor second floor deck overlooking the street. However, as we were walking out through the restaurant, we thought , thank goodness we were outside, because we could barely hear ourselves think on the way out and we didn' think we ould have lasted inside. That is the only criticism we have. The food and service and ambience were outstanding. NOt sure what can be done to quiet the inside down
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun, loud spot
    BAC2VIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Had a great time at a fun, lively spot with great service from Ryan. We will go back again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Quality and Value
    Reviilliondiner
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    The inexpensive menu prices had me a little leery of dinning here, even though it was recommended by a local. To my delight it exceeded all my expectations, especially the pork shank. Pasta was light and tasty. Dinner for 3 including a bottle of wine was $137(excluding tax and tip!) Thae Salumeria Plate it huge, enough for 4 appetizers. Atmosphere is a little crowed and loud, but tolerable.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    Ateat8
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    First time at this restaurant and we will definitely be back. Food, service, ambiance and price were incredible. The only suggestion I would have is to leave a little more room between tables.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Astro
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Overall a Good experience. Very load. After 8:15 noise level dropped.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family Italian
    rskoz
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Service was good. Seated promptly. Crowded and pretty noisy. Lots of families...a real neighborhood place. Portions small...intended as small plates though we didn't know that. That's why the prices arevso low. Our party of 6 were served drinks and salads quickly. Everyone else received their entree. When they had finished, I cancelled mine. My dinner never came. The manager rushed over and apologized. Treated the table to dessert on the house. I had salad and a doughnut hole foe dinner. Don't know who dropped that ball. Friends said food was good but they were still hungry.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOVED!
    Hlm2882
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    THis was an amazing meal!!! Great service!!! Will go back the next time I'm in Chicago
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Busy Saturday night
    Zippy
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    It was loud and we were packed in by bachelorette parties. The food was decent and the wine options were plentiful. Was hoping to have a fun place to have a conversation. Next time I will try a different evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bachelorette party fun
    Foodfun
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This was the perfect place to host my friends bachelorette party! Food was great and our server, Cody, was fun and so helpful!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lots of energy
    trynewplaces
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We went this restraurant on a Saturday. It was bustling with energy. It was very crowded, lots of noise and a lot of parties of 10 or more people. The food and service was very good despite all the business. The food is reasonably priced. A great place to celebrate birthday, bachelor parties. I won't go there for a romantic night out, it is very noisy and the tables are very close to each other.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fun lively italian
    buckeyegirlVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    like the shared plates and portions. was disappointed with the margherita pizza and gnocchi (a little too firm) but tagliatelle was amazing and chocolate gelato was great
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    porch seating quieter than restaurant and enjoyed it immensely. The food smaller portions were a fun change of scenery for ordering. It became an experience and added to the evening. THe quality of food was superior. Service could have been a bit better. Will visit again soon, so many choices. Look forward to another great evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unique experience
    Aunty
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    This restaurant is a total experience. It is very large with tables packed together and a noise level that is very high. The energy in the restaurant is very positive and the service very good. The food is outstanding and made for sharing. Go hungry! You order multiple plates and they come out as they are ready. Would highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quartino
    SuzeVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Wonderful dining experience with excellent service - managers at this restaurant always come up to the table to say hello and make sure everything is going well
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Quartino is phenomenal
    ktexperience
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    I am a big fan of Quartino. Have been several times and it's always great. I introduced a friend to it who is also now a fan. The risotto is a favorite as are the salads, pizza and fondue. Phenomenal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loud, Slow & Salty
    elleinchicago
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The prices were beyond reasonable and our server was delightful, but it was painfully slow to get our cheese and charcuterie. We had a child with us and his pizza came out before our cheese! How is that possible? Some of the food was painfully salty. The noise level is through the roof, making it virtually impossible to hear people if they are more than one seat away from you. That said, it was a good time as long as you know what to expect.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    Sally2travel
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Great meal and fantastic service from Samuel. Excellent deal for lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Great pizza and Italian food. Energetic atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • alnbonnie
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Quartino was our best meal in Chicago over our five day vacation. My husband is a vegetarian and we had many choices. We designed our own sauce for our pasta and he waitress was so helpful in describing what we could do . The chef also sent her back to ask us about one ingredient. We also had the bruschetta and there were three different types. We highly recommend this restaurant for the food and experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun night out
    GGlikesfood
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Good for group to share and taste. Loved the wine served in decanters. It was even good! Waiter was knowledgable and professional, but super friendly. We will go back when in Chicago!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great party location
    Isabelc33
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I had my birthday dinner at Quartino and it was a blast! Excellent service - very attentive staff. Lots of variety on the menu for any food lovers. Will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Would go back. Authentic Italian.
    lcjn
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Service was very quick but attentive. We tried the eggplant parmigiana, pappardelle with meat sauce, shrimp risotto, minestrone soups and braised pork shank. All were very good with the pork shank especially outstanding (server recommended). We finished with profiteroles and tiramisu. They were delicious. We had reservations and they sat us right away. The only slight negative was the noise level. At our table for six you had to really shout to talk to the other side. We sat in their patio section and it was even louder inside and upstairs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific!
    Foodie4Real
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    The food is amazing - all served "Family style" so don't be afraid to order a variety of different things. Extensive wine list by the carafe and served with small bistro glasses (just like you'd get in Italy...) very authentic. The main floor is exceedingly loud so if you're looking for a quiet table, ask to sit outside or upstairs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic