Quartino
Quartino

Quartino

  • 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 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
597 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (376)fit for foodies (293)neighborhood gem (195)hot spot (191)notable wine list (180)great for outdoor dining (176)special occasion (147)great for lunch (110)vibrant bar scene (90)late-night find (84)romantic (81)kid-friendly (67)scenic view (22)great for brunch (18)Show More
  • great dinner at quartino's
    steveVIP
    Dined on 11/24/2014
    we were staying downtown chicago - and went to dinner at Quatino's twice over a week. They had a long menu with great choices, the pasta was home-made, and they had a great wine list. the service was excellent, friendly and attentive. and the desserts were terrific - particulary the Zeppole!! you need to try them
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quartino's has excellent food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    The food was simply excellent. Among the best Italian food we have had. The small plate concept allowed our party of 4 to order many different items for sharing. We ended up ordering 5 items for our party and all of us crawled away from the table stuffed. The atmosphere is lively. Tables are pretty tightly packed. Our table had wings that folded out to give us more room for all the plates, otherwise it would have been too cramped. Service was very good. Our server let us know that items from the kitchen did not come out together, but 'as they are ready from the kitchen'. This gave us the ability to plan our dinner based on the estimated time to prepare. We started with a pizza (took the longest), then moved onto other dishes, which arrived within a minute or two of each other. We ended with great coffee, cappuccino and Zeppole with dark chocolate and honey... The wine selection was good. Wines were served in carafes in 1/4, 1/2 or full liters...a 1/4 liter is more than a typical glass of wine, so beware. They also have a nice selection of Italian beers. Overall, we highly recommend Quartino's. They have valet parking ($14) that was great on the rainy day we went.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, good value
    AtldeuceVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Waiter was great at making realistic recommendations on serving size and options. A little too cramped for me though. Claustrophobic seating extremely close and loud.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Small plates are perfect for sampling in a group!
    Journey
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    The food and service are top-notch, as is all of the food. House-made Limoncello and Grapefuitcello are tremendous, as well. Great for celebrating a special occasion, or just a good meal out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • K2345
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    A place where you can order small plates and get to try everything!! Soo good!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • AWESOME!
    TimR
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    this was our third time here in 2 months (we live about 50 miles away).....WE ARE NOW PLANNING ON MAKING THIS A REGULAR STOP every time we come into the city. great food; great service; and fun atmosphere - what more could you ask for?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Every time I eat at Quartino, the food is consistently delicious. They are super accommodating with allergies and even offer the option of ordering half-plates, so you can try twice as many dishes as you want. This isn't on the menu, but was something our waiter had told us, since we had a difficult time picking among all of the delicious dishes. Wonderful restuarant!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Italian Tapas Near Chicago's Conference Venues
    HansikLover
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    There are so many chain and fast food restaurants in the Loop and River North! When my colleague came to town for a conference, I chose to take her to Quartino, one of the most unique restaurants in the area. We had a mini cheese fondue, gnocchi with an arugula pesto, and a dry sausage made out of turkey along with a cranberry compote. Everything was delicious, and I look forward to my next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quartino abuzz with energy and food hits spot.
    maroon87
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    We had dinner for two while scouting for a future large group dinner. It would be a fun place for a group meal albeit a little loud for conversation. We were seated promptly with reservations on a Thursday night. They had an extensive drink menu and we tried the Sangria. It was good, but I have had better. We ordered a small pizza that arrived quickly. It was good with large fresh basil leaves. Our small tapas dishes that followed were the stars. Beef medallions and fettucine alfredo were excellent. Of course we had to sample dessert! The homemade doughtnut bites and caramelized banana with biscotti and gelato were sinful. Our server was friendly and somewhat attentive. We will be returning with a large group.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Alissa
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    The food was great and the service. They made it very easy to dine with a small child and still feel like adults. They were also very helpful with making decisions and checked on us multiple times. We really had a great time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently great
    SRDuncanVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    With so many choices on the menu it is easy to accommodate vegetarians and carnivores alike. The octopus is always excellent and we really enjoyed the gnocchi with arugula pesto. And the steamed clams were excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, but LOUD
    DCBostonVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The food was wonderful. And I rather enjoy the plates to share, tapas style, that come out as they are ready. It prolongs the meal as an event. My only complaint is that it is just WAY too loud in there. It started off alright, but we were shouting by the end of our meal to be heard. And it was just two of us at a TINY table.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • If you haven't had it, you need to!
    Quartino
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Quartino is a staple in my fiancé and I's dinner outings. The food is amazing! I love that everything is perfect for sharing and sent out staggered so you can nibble as you please. Definitely go hungry!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Discover even more reasons to love Italian food!
    JayJay
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    The menu items were authentic yet inventive in the combination of flavors. Made to share, the portions enabled us to try multiple items. I would love to return and try new things! It was crowded even at 5:30pm and even busier when we left!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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  • Italian tapas restaurant- great for sharing!
    Wannabefoodie
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Went with a group of 5 people and tried a variety of foods including the ravioli, veal meatball sliders, 4 cheese pizza, Tuscan risotto, pork shank and everything was fantastic. Our server was able to help us figure out the right number of players to order, that left everyone full at the end of the night. Also the Toscana house wine was a great bargain.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tommy
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Reasonable prices. Not quite an Italian tapas. Good selections of wines available in carafe or full bottles. Food is out FAST so don't order if you want to chat first. But chatting is hard so you might as well eat.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Speedy Service
    Furndog
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Overall we had a great dining experience. We had a reservation at 7:30 but were not seated until close to 8, and the small plate food comes out a bit too quickly and all at one time, so by the time you get to some items they have cooled. A bachelor party dinner was going on next to us so not as romantic a night as I had hoped. I still would return and love this place, it was just a busy night and we felt a bit rushed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Favorite Downtown Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    When out-of-town family, friends and co-workers visit Chicago, I ALWAYS bring them to Quartino. The food is guaranteed to delight and the small plates dining means we can all try and enjoy new things. The service here is amazing and the location at State and Ontario is convienent to folks staying newar the Mag Mile and Loop. Prices are modest for the quality and quantity of food, and an accompanying bottle of wine (or two) wont set you back much.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved It!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    This place was great. Food was excellent and not overpriced. Atmosphere is very busy. It is loud so be preapred this isn't a place for a quiet dinner for two. True Italian food. Everything was delicious
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious without being pretentious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Quartinos is like walking into your Sicilian grandmothers kitchen! Loud, fun and full of people! The pasta dishes are perfect portions for a few bites to be split between girlfriends and ordering 4-5 dishes. Wine list was impressive, servers attentive and knowledgable! Must have is pasta with clam sauce and bolognese!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saturday night delight
    Mich7240
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Dined downstairs on 11/8. Waiter was extremely helpful in food selection and service. Noisy and tight quarters, but expected! Food was wonderful! Have dined outside upstairs on the patio during the summer - a treat in itself for people watching and view. Can't wait to come back!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved it!
    Alym
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Went here for my birthday and everything exceeded my expectations. All of the dishes we tried were excellent. The atmosphere made us feel like we were in Italy!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quartino: Outstanding and fun!
    StewC625
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Great "small plates" dining experience - big fun for small and large groups - order plates, pizzas, salads, and more and just graze, cocktail and enjoy. Good value on "house wines", great bar that makes a mean martini and special food experiences like their meats and cheeses platters, short rib pasta, delicious vegetable preparations and amazing pizzas. Go often as the menu does change seasonally.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always enjoyable
    nbeats
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Every time we go to Chicago, which is about twice a month, we always go to Quartinos. The food is wonderful with excellent quality and nice sized portions. The wine list is on the small side, but they carry a nice selection. The service is great and attentive. You should make reservations because they get busy and fill up fast.
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    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT place
    jheatherc
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Awesome restaurant. My friend and I were 50 minutes late for our reservation due to some bad traffic and they still had a table waiting for us. I appreciated that all the dishes were meant for sharing. We had a pizza and pasta dish and it was plenty! The sangria was excellent and I will probably dream about the chocolate cake and vanilla gelato dessert :) I will certainly be back. Restaurant is in close proximity to the Theatre as well.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was good but I expected more
    AdventurousDiner
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    The server was polite and attentive, food came out promptly, it was not crowded for lunch so we were seated quickly. The food was ok, it just didn't throw me off my chair with inventiveness. After the website hype, I was ready to be totally wowed but that didn't happen. Having said that, I would go back and give it another try just to see if I change my mind. It was all solid - just not the culinary fireworks I had been hoping for. Only 3 stars overall because I go out to have a great food experience, it's more important to me than ambiance.
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    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for a group
    SarahW
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Had a lot of fun and a great meal here with an alumni group on a Thursday night. Definitely not ideal for private or quiet conversations since tables are close together and its a very lively atmosphere but it suited our purposes well. Food and drinks were tasty and very reasonably priced!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Highly recommend with 1 qualifier
    Blue79
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Superb Italian food and is the closest food to northern Italian food I have had since my trips to Italy. Vibrant place, a bit crowded in terms of personal space. If you don't like noisey dinners, you won't like it. But if you can stand a dull roar around you, by all means go. I have been twice and look forward to my next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun with good food -- EXCEPT . . .
    msgjkg88VIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    We had a party of 7 celebrating a birthday recently. The food was excellent and so was the service. Fun place to celebrate -- EXCEPT I made the mistake of telling them it was a birthday celebration and could they surprise the birthday person -- which they did, but I was very disappointed to see they CHARGED me for the piece of cake! REALLY??? After ordering 13 different dishes, they couldn't even comp. the piece of cake???
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  • Good eats
    PgL2013VIP
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Good food at a decent price. Sometimes loud and hard to have a convo with a group but good place to meet and eat
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food but loud.
    Outtoeatalot
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Delicious food, well priced, and excellent service. Veal meatballs were delicious as was the pizza and rigatoni with squash/ pancetta. The limone dessert with lemon curd was sweet-tart and phenomenal! Our only issue was the noise level – so loud that it brought on a headache.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesomesauce. ..
    SoAmazingVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Like usual this visit was great. the white bean dip was so delicious....and I even passed on my love of the pizza 4 some delicious pasta. The only miss was my friend's soup...but always a wonderful time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great experience!
    luv2eatVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    I have driven by Quartino for years, but we've never eaten there. My husband and I were so delighted with our meal. Our waiter was very helpful and engaging. The veal skirt steak, ceasar salad and eggplant parmigiana were superb! 'Can't wait for a return visit!!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What happened?
    ImoAVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Been to quartino several times but never had the pizza. Asked for a sausage pizza as I was in a hurry and it was just awful and bland. I don't know what happened but I will never get pizza from quartino EVER again. I'll try something else.
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    notable wine list
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  • Great food & service = great night
    Herethereeverywhere
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    I brought a group of 12 business colleagues from out of town to Quartino for dinner. The restaurant was vibrant - lots if energy. The food was delicious. And the pasta made in-house … amazing. From wine to apps, dinner to dessert it was all fantastic. We definitely had a memorable evening!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ok, not impressed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    The food was not as I had expected, given the hype around Quartino. Will not be back.
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    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good to try variety.
    Jane
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    This is a good place for people who want to try new things. The service was excellent.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always reliable
    KMai
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    I've been to Quartino for dates & small groups for business, and the service, selection/variety, and speed in which we receive menu items is ALWAYS reliable.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Chicago Visitor
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Nothing is disappointing about this place. Loved every minute of it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food8750
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We were there on a Saturday night. The food was very very good. The service was ok. Both the bartender (we had drinks at bar first) had a bit of attitude. It was crazy loud! Large parties all around us (we were party of 4) The food was very very good! I would go back for the food, and go during week and ask for a quieter table.....maybe upstairs?
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.