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
625 reviews since May 25, 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 (379)great for outdoor dining (274)fit for foodies (267)hot spot (201)neighborhood gem (198)special occasion (171)notable wine list (158)great for lunch (131)romantic (104)late-night find (99)vibrant bar scene (97)kid-friendly (90)great for brunch (37)scenic view (33)Show More
  • 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
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    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
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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.
  • 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.
  • 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
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Ambiance
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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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • amazing!
    newLUVofChiTown
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    The food was amazing and we LOVED the strawberry cello! (I wish i could make that at home) It was an enjoyable experience and we liked all ten of the dishes our group ordered! Fair pricing too! The only disappointment was how loud it was, I couldn't even hear the person sitting across from me at the table. For that reason, I wouldn't recommend it as an early date destination because you really have to yell to talk to each other.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our "go-to" place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We first visited Quartino in early January, just before the Polar Vortex visited Chitown. We have been back several times since then and now consider the restaurant our go-to place and recommend the restaurant to friends and family. The food is consistently great, and the tapas portions makes it easy to try several items at a reasonable cost. Our children love the pizzas and the Zepolli dessert. Diverse wine selection with options at several price points, although I wish they offered a full size wine glass and had draught beer. We will be back, again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Food is always good....not amazing, but good. I enjoy eating here for lunch and late night bites.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food. Great value.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Visiting Chicago on a conference. Could not believe the great prices for food that was outstanding. Will definitely make it back to Chicago and Quartino's again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lively place
    Chicago
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Good energy, wide menu, quick service. A little loud and crowded, but fun for a group.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food
    lovelowkey
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    I thoroughly enjoy the casual yet tasty food every time I go to Quartino. The octupus, pizza, pasta, etc. - all worthy, simple and authentic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Atmosphere, Food Okay
    NatCC9VIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    I like Quartino, but I think it's mainly for the atmosphere. It's great to sit outside and eat on a nice day while watching all the people walk by. The food is nothing special though. The flatbread margarita pizza has almost no taste to it. It was way too crispy and had a tiny but of tomato paste and cheese. The pastas are small portions and had a decent taste. The dessert was good, but I think twice was enough for me for eating here.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • LOVE THIS PLACE!!
    DinnerWinner
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I keep coming back again and again, can't get enough! You can get half orders of any order if you have a smaller group--half the price too! Love love love
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Chicago dinner!
    vonnscul
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    This a great experience! Our server created magic selecting half servings so we tasted many of the choices and we loved them all! I highly recommend Quartino's! William is the best!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Kat
    KatsOpinion
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    This has been a favorite of our family for many years and the restaurant my 19 year old selected to have us (5) celebrate her b-day. We were dissapointed with the lack of flavor with the food we ordered. We had 12 appetizers and only two of these were tasty. I've never had a burratta cheese dish wich did not leave us wanting for more. Half of it was left as it was almost flavorless. The truffle risotto was so bland we had to add salt, pepper and cheese to it just to be able to eat it. We ordered the foun due (sp?) dessert and the stawberries were not fresh. They looked like they came out of the can. Very dissapointed and will likely not go back. It's a shame as this has been a favorite of ours for over 9 years. Time to try something else
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Quality food and nice environment
    A2evan
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We ordered the veal slider an minestrone to start and they were both fantastic. The pizza was also quite good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • way too loud
    bcoughlin
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I came here for dinner with my wife to celebrate our first anniversary, and it ended up being a big mistake. We were sat in a very small room with 2 bachelorette parties and 1 birthday party. Loud is an understatement -- we couldn't even hear each other over the roar of these 3 tables. Granted, the restaurant can't control the volume of their patrons, however given the size of this place they should have spread them out throughout their spacious dining rooms, rather then stick them all in this small enclosed back room. I felt like we were trying to eat at a frat party rather than the romantic italian meal we were hoping for. The food was so-so, nothing bad but completely forgettable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We ate dinner there for a bachelorette party and had an outstanding experience. The service was exceptional and the servers made us feel at home. The food was really good and quite quick coming out.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic