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Quartino
Quartino

Quartino Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.quartinochicago.com
  • Phone: (312) 698-5000
  • 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 (888) 641-3569

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. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Great Italian food and wonderful service.We enjoyed both a late lunch and the next day dinner at this restaurant. We were pleased with the service and the food very much. Definitely a culinary highlight of our trip to Chicago. I cannot recommend enough. Every dish was delicious. Waiter was helpful and friendly. Wonderful atmosphere though a bit dark and was noisy."
    Dined on 8/25/2014
  • "I had a group of 12 here for dinner and we were all extremely satisfied. Food was delicious and just enough to fill us up and not leave us stuffed or with a bunch of leftovers. At one point, we were in the center of a lot of foot traffic and were bumped into a couple times. Because of this minor inconvenience, they gave us 4 free desserts to pass around the table. Our waiter was great, although I don't remember his name (curly handlebar mustache). I would definitely come back here again with a large group!"
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "Quartino is a personal favorite. It'sits delicious, reasonably priced, a selection for every taste, and the service is always spot on. I took my parents for lunch. We sat outside. Our server, Derek, was friendly and attentive. My parents were very impressed and I was very happy."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "We choose to just have a selection of cheese, meat and a pizza bianco and a delicious bottle of wine. The wine was very affordable. It was all delicious. Would have liked to try their risotto. Our waitress was knowledgeable and helpful. The only drawback was it was really loud in the restaurant, but it was saturday and there were lots of people there. It was a cool old building and I would definitely go back and try other menu items"
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Great food, great service, awesome atmosphere! A little loud, but still a great overall dining experience!"
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "But be aware, very loud. If you want to talk, need to be outside. Waiter was very good, wait staff, very attentive. Food was good, some of course, more interesting than other food, but overall a good experience."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Which is too bad because the food was good but my small party of 4 was seated at a very small table and we still could not hear one another. In fact, we couldn't wait to get out of the place. We walked down the street for dessert."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Had a very pleasant dinner, atmosphere is a little loud but good size portions, easy to share, not too expensive"
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Our waitress was so sweet. The petite brunette adapted some items for our kids. When a mistake occurred, she owned up to it and didn't pass the blame. She was excellent! Even our kids took money from their own pockets to tip her."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Visited this place on a recommendation from a friend. Italian small plates - what a great idea! The server was very helpful to me, a lone diner, about the size of items."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Restaurant has a vintage feel and the food was pretty good. Our cab driver said this was a "touristy" type place and it did seem that way. I probably would try another Italian restaurant when I go back to Chicago, but I still enjoyed the ambiance."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "don't think I'd return. the food was not as good as i thought it would be. just mediocre at best. the portion was good, though. also, good price."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "Risotto was excellent as was the penne vodka. Skip the eggplant parm! The service was great, never felt rushed! Rob, the bartender, was friendly and helpful! If you do not like LOUD places, I would not recommend coming for dinner, but lunch is quieter. As for the portion size- larger than expected. You could easily over order. Reasonably priced. Will go back- no doubt!"
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "My husband and I had a wonderful dinner at Quartino. Our server was so great - really helpful and so sweet! We were only in Chicago for 3 nights and I wished we had all our dinners there."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "This place is great for any occasion - birthdays, friends in town, dates, work dinners, etc. Get the cheese fondue!"
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "We'll done....food excellent went back the second night"
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "We visit Chicago once a year, and always return to Quartino for a late night dinner. The location is great, the food wonderfully prepared, and the service attentive , knowledgeable and friendly. And all for a great price - what's not to like about that. Sit outside or in the porch if you can - the sound level inside can be elevated at times."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "We had a big group for a bachelorette party. Our table wasn't quite ready when we arrived, so the manager brought us up to the bar, where we got free bottles of wine while we waited for our table! After about 5 minutes, our table was ready. We had amazing service, a really fun server, and delicious food. To end our fabulous meal, the server brought the bachelorette a special dessert (I don't want to be too graphic, but it involved a banana and some ice cream balls) that made everyone at the party laugh and take pictures. We had a great time, and we are looking forward to our next visit!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "I was taken here by a friend of mine who lived in Chicago years ago but had forgotten the name. When our wait at the purple pig was 2 1/2 hours I got on open table and got a reservation at Quartino 30 min later for the 4 in my party. We are all foodies and live great wine as well. We were NOT disappointed. We found a great wine for $21!!! Yes, I swear (and we love great and often expensive wine)! I still haven't been to the purple pig but our dinner couldn't have been better anywhere else. Will definitely go back every time I'm in Chicago!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "I am always more and more impressed when we eat at Quartino. The food is by far the best Italian fare we have had across the country. The service is incredible and it all around never disappoints."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "My wife & I came in for an early anniversary celebration and had a great time. The food was good as was the service. My only complaint would be how loud it was. The restaurant was completely full, with many group tables celebrating different occasions and this made it tough to have a conversation at times. I still recommend this restaurant, the location is prime, but just be prepared for a lot of background noise during peak hours, especially on a Saturday."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "The food is really great but the accoustics are horrible. You must shout to talk to the people at your table, but, of course, everybody else in the restaurant must shout too so the noise increases. I only go here when someone else insists because I cannot enjoy my time with friends when I cannot have a nice conversation without shouting."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "This restaurant was recommended by a author of several books related to food. When I made the reservation I was told we could have outdoor seating. Upon arrival that was not the case. With a reservation you are guaranteed a table, outdoors however is on a first come basis. The noise level inside was so loud, my party of 3 could not hear a word of conversation we tried to have. Off the charts loud!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Great vibe, loved Italian in small plates where you are able to try a lot of things. Service was fantastic. If you are looking for a quiet romatic atmosphere, go elsewhere. It's quite noisy and crowded. Our family loved it."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Great experience, fun staff and good food. It is tapas style dining that, in my opinion, serves itself for larger groups; 4-6 would be good."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "The food was delicious and the waitstaff was knowledgeable and available (there when we needed them, not when we didn't). We had our choice of seating inside or outside which is always nice. My client and I left with the feeling of 'we should definitely go there more often'! I know from experience Quartino is an excellent place for private parties as well. We held a client lunch there this summer in their upstairs party room and the food was terrific; the room was quiet/away from the bustle of the other patrons --it was easy for a party of 20 to hear each other well enough at one long table."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Our group of four had 9:30pm reservations for dinner, thinking we would have no problem sitting outside. All of the outdoor seats were taken so we sat inside. It was rather loud considering maybe half the room was filled. Our server was cheery and attentive. This is a great place to share plates. We started with calamari which was decent, then we shared two pizzas (Quattro Stagioni and Margherita) and two pastas (Penne alla Vodka and Rigatoni). The pizzas were delicious as were the pastas. Our meal was great, but next time we will wait for an outside table as the ambiance is a little nicer."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Tapas were large servings and excellant. staff was Great"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "The food at Quartino is always absolutely wonderful. We have been there many times before and love to go for the food, atmosphere, and service. This time, the service was not up to its normal standard, but still great service all the same."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "We've been here several times. We're repeat customers for a reason - outstanding food (love the small plates - it's a great way to share a few different dishes with your dining companions), excellent service, and a great atmosphere. Save room for dessert here - they're fantastic!"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "great time at venue plan to return Food was very good"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "This is not an Italian-American restaurant. Dishes are true Italian and tapas style (small and medium plates), great to share a variety of dishes with a group. Wine list is extensive, but affordable."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Plenty of choices. Pizza was great!!! The mussels were amazing!!"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "This is obviously a very popular restaurant. I wouldn't even attempt trying to get a table on the weekend without a reservation. The dining room is open with attractive decor but it is very, very loud. Our group of 4 had a difficult time having any conversation though we managed to have a good time. This is a small plate restaurant where you order food as you go; items ordered do no arrive at the same time or necessarily in the order you requested them. The food was good but not outstanding. It was a good option after a long day at Wrigley Field. We weren't looking for a traditional sit down meal so this worked for us; however, it wasn't the type of meal to bring us back again."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Excellent food and amazing service!! We walked by 4 times while I was staying there and it was always busy which is why I chose it and was not disappointed."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "My husband had been here before so he wanted me to go too. We had a late reservation that we ended up changing to even later. They were accomodating. The food was good but I probably was eating later than what is best for me and I don't think I appreciated it. Good pizza and pasta. Vibrant late night scene - not really at the bar, but throughout the restaurant"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "This was our 3rd visit here with a group in town for a trade show and every visit has exceeded expectations...love this place for groups...8 in ours this time. Everyone ordered their favorites...eggplant parmigiana, calamari, pancetta wrapped dates, pizza, gnocchi, porcini & truffle risotto, shrimp risotto, you name it... there was something for everyone and it was all perfectly prepared. Our favorite thing here is how the food just keeps flowing from kitchen to table as it is ready. The atmosphere is a little loud but it's great fun. Don't skip dessert! The Coppa al Banana and Zeppole are amazing."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Food is great but if you go during a crowded time (weekend evenings) don't expect to see your server a lot. Ours showed up and didn't even introduce himself - just asked what we wanted. Also very loud won weekend evenings - which is fun but if you want to talk, this can be difficult."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Booked on a whim, pricing great for Chicago. Food tasteful."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Phenomenal food. Knowledgeable waiter. Not to miss in Chicago."
    Dined on 8/7/2014