Great neighborhood restaurant
Great neighborhood restaurant and bar. Great, friendly service. Fantastic fresh food. Sean makes the best manhattan I've ever had.
1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM
This is one of my favorite Italian restaurants in Chicago. Every course is a hit, starting with the bruschetta - the flight of 5 is definitely the way to go, and I wouldn't be surprised if you have to order another one so you can try all of the varieties (there are like 10 different kinds)! I followed the appetizer with homemade pasta; I couldn't choose just one gnocchi, so I had to try the trio. After tasting them, it will be impossible to choose next time! We ordered wonderful syrah for $32, and we ended the meal with a mimosa cake that was delicious. The atmosphere is very casual (some tables are in the bakery next door), but I have been with my husband for date night and girlfriends to celebrate; it's great for both!
3/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Small family style place,
Small family style place, with excellant food, service and wine. We will definetly be back.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great spot tucked way in a great neighborhood . Food was excellent,service superb,and a great wine list. I would go back in a heart beat!
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Having lived in Rome, Italy
Having lived in Rome, Italy for a number of years as a professor of architecture, it was a joy to find a place in Chicago that brings the humble, yet complex flavors of Roman cuisine to our city. From the salumi antipasti to the risotto dishes, the hearty simplicity of Italian fare was vibrantly present. I will go back, frequently. Complimenti!
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
The meal reminded us of being
The meal reminded us of being back in Italy! the special homemade pastas were phenomenal! Three cheese ravioli was really light and the pappardelle pasta with mushrooms and truffle oil was delicious. The bruschetta flight was tasty, the salads were fresh and flavorful and the beet salad had the best goat cheese I have tasted. the prosciutto was lean. The prices were really fair also. As my husband said, this place is worth the hassle of finding a parking spot! We will be back!
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Key restaurant for your list.
Dinner for 9 is tough, Enoteca was perfect.
We went for the Mangia, Mangia which provided our group of fairly discerning palates a great pleasure!
Wine list that will stump all with such unique regional wines from more than just Italy, and food that was both accommodating and pleasing for the large group as well!
It had been a while since I was there personally and I am glad to have been reacquainted with Enoteca, I will be there often, especially with patio weather on its way back!
Service was knowledgeable, gracious, warm, and perfect!
4/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Go to Enoteca Roma!!
Can't say enough good things about Enoteca Roma. It was my wife's birthday this past weekend and we went there with a group of 8 and got the secluded table at the back of Letizia's, which I would also recommend. We got the chef's menu, which was an abundant amount of food for 8 people and everything was great, with the possible exception of the bread. My wife is a vegetarian, so they revised the chef's menu slightly, but there were plenty of meat options throughout our meal as well. The polenta was probably my favorite, but the cheese and salumi plates were great as were the salads and pastas. Our waiter, Ken, was really informative and funny and the drinks were fantastic. Will definitely be going back.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
My experience was great at
My experience was great at Enoteca Roma! I made the reservation throught the website for 8 people and I had no problems there. The dinner was great and pasta was perfectly aldente! :))) The only thing that I wished is that there was more grilled items, more items with seafood that I exerienced in Italy. Also, I wished the pizza was thin and how it was in Italy. But other than that, it was great and I really recomend it!!
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
I went with a friend for dinner
I went with a friend for dinner and the vibe in the place was a little more romantic than expected. We sat in the front room and tables were extremely close together making it very intimate. Excellent service and great food. Portions were good sized. Usually with Italian pasta you get a pretty huge portion, but it was just enough to finish without feeling overly full. Bruschetta was awesome, I would recommend trying the flight (all 5 we chose were delicious).
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
I took my parents and their friends visiting from the south to Enoteca Roma for dinner. The restaurant could not have been better! We had a party of 8, and they sat us at a larger table in the back. It allowed for adequate privacy for our group. Janet, our waitress, was amazing. She was patient with all our questions and special requests. I would definitely recommend this place to a friend. Great value, menu, and atmosphere. I can't wait to go back and sit on the patio.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have been there 2 times
I have been there 2 times now and the food is just amazing. I am so impressed with the knowledge the staff has of the wine and food. This is one of my new favorite places in town!
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
I took my wife there for her birthday. (3 years ago same restaurant I proposed to her) From the moment we got there the staff was outstanding.. First our server was outstanding and allowed us to enjoy the night with out being on top of us every 5 min. From start to finish this place is outstanding. A must! Sit in the back patio!
5/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Bruschetta! Authentic, solid choice
This place doesn't disappoint! Good choice for a quality, authentic Italian dining experience. Good wine and food selection. Daily pasta and risotto choices. At least 10 choices of bruschetta, with flight option. Nice selection of meats and cheese.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food, the service and the ambiance were great! Sean was awesome too!
6/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Polenta was very good. My
Polenta was very good. My friend's pasta of the day was delicate pasta with wonderful mushroom sauce. I enjoyed the meatball dishover polenta. Our server Nicholas was friendly and gave wonderful wine aand food recommendations. We didn't get to sit outside due to rain but the back patio looked lovely. Overall a great experience.
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great authentic Italian dining
We loved Enoteca Roma! It was one of the highlights of our trip to Chicago. The food was fabulous as was the outdoor ambiance. Authentic Italian dining.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
food was quite good- sat outside
food was quite good- sat outside in the back which was amazing- server a bit lacking in skills
8/8/2013 5:00:00 PM
Lovely garden, comfortable dining
Nice options for dining. Reasonable prices. Leisurely pace, so allow some time. Charming garden dining in the back. Streetside dining in front. The white fish looked wonderful. Try the Polenta and the Bruschetta!
8/9/2013 5:00:00 PM
Really just a great place.
Really just a great place. Eggplant parmagiana was killer.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
3x in a week
we love this restaurant enough to be there 3 times in a week, taking friends who hadn't been there. The garden is lovely, but in the winter it's extremely noisy inside. The polenta with venison Bolognese, and the dragona pizza were to die for; everything was delicious.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
great summer spot
We had a great dinner at Enoteca Roma on Saturday night. Loved the bruschetta flight, the special risotto and the desserts. Lindsay our server was teriffic. The back outdoor dining area is quiet and large, with tables adequately spaced. It's a double lot, so it's unusually spacious. Will definitely go back.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Visited on a quite Monday night. Food was excellent including the daily pasta, polenta, lemon chicken, and gnocchi. Appetizer flight of bruschetta and arugula pizza very good, but over-priced. Would go again and enjoy the back garden.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great garden, terrific food
We went here on a recommendation and it was spot on. The first thing they told us was to get a table outside in the back. It is a hidden gem, especially when the sun goes down and the lights go on.
Then the food and wine. The waiter was great for recommending both. We had the polenta that was spread out on a marble slab and topped with some very yummy toppings and the flight of bruschetta. Both excellent. We all went with pasta or risotto. All perfectly done and flavored.
For dessert chocolate cake with raspberry sauce and a trip of panacotta. Wonderful!!
We will return to try other dishes. Ask the waiters also. They are very helpful and attentive!!
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
No where in the City
Sitting on the patio is like you are in a quiet space somewhere outside of the city. Perfect ambiance, wonderful food and outstanding service. Try it until the snow starts falling
9/6/2013 5:00:00 PM
This spot has consistently
This spot has consistently fantastic food and service. I love eating on the back patio because the atmosphere is beautiful. They even leave little blankets on the chair-backs for you to use in case you get chilly. I've taken many friends and out of town guests to this restaurant and everyone is always blown away by the food. Everything is delicious.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
My boyfriend and I went here for the first time last Saturday night. I wasn't even aware that they had an outdoor seating area in the back until we got seated there. It was absolutely adorable! The atmosphere was perfect. The food was nothing short of amazing (I had the traditional gnocchi and he had the penne arrabiata.) and the service was impeccable. Would definitely recommend this to friends and family.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was terrific and
The food was terrific and our server was really good. We had a great time and will definitely be back. The only negative is that there are only a few indoor tables and there is nothing very special about the atmosphere.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
$20 Wine Bottles
The $20 wine bottles (select) on Mondays is an awesome deal!!
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
A wonderful evening
We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner here. A great menu of varied menu options. bruschetta was an excellent appetizer choice that we shared. The pasta and fish equally excellent entree choices. Loved the ambiance of the outdoor patio. A wonderful evening, truly a hidden gem.
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Margarita's (extra smooth),
Great Margarita's (extra smooth), guacamole that's freshly prepared and vegan/vegetarian options!!!
Love the urban decor and vibe!
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our party of 6 had heard great
Our party of 6 had heard great things about this restaurant and we were not disappointed. We ordered the "Mangia! Mangia!" for six which provided us with a family-style sampler of different bruschettas, salads, polentas and pastas and it was evident that everything had been prepared by hand and with extreme care. While the food and setting were great (they have a large outdoor "garden" space which was inviting), the highlight of the evening was without a doubt our server, Lindsey (I think it was with an "e"). She had an excellent command of both the menu and the wine list and was witty and engaging to boot. All in all, Enoteca Roma is a place well worth trying (and trying again!).
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect bday romantic dinner date
Had a wonderful romantic b-day dinner with my boyfriend on the back patio. <3
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, wine and service!
Check this place out if you want fresh, homemade Italian food! The service was terrific--especially with our large group. Our server suggested the "manga manga" which gave us a taste of many things on the menu and it was definitely the way to go! I brought a group of friends from out of town and they absolutely LOVED it. The bill was completely reasonable and we didn't shy away on the wine either!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious & Nice Atmosphere!
The food was very delicious!! The atmosphere is nice for dinner with friends or a date. Good wine list too! I would definitely recommend this place to anyone who is looking for some good Italian!
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Solid food and service
No complaints here - food was great, wine list was robust and server was very friendly.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was amazing! We asked our waitress to recreate this pasta we had in Rome and the chef did it perfectly!
The mussels were huge and delicious! The waitress also recommended the wine which was the perfect pairing! We will be back for sure!
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a table for six by the bar, and we did enjoy our spot. Being Italian, we were a bit loud.
outstanding meat and cheese plate as well as the bruchetta flight. main courses were also good,
but a bit heavy on red chilie flAkes. The heat took away flavors of clams in my dish. Coffee delish and wine selection good.
Desserts good, but could be better. Great service. Free desert for bday.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Genuine Italian meal!
A very good genuine Italian meal in Wicker Park. Friendly athmosphere and excellent selection of Italian wine by the glass. I loved the pasta with a venison ragu and the very fresh burrata, served with slow roasted tomatoes. Delicious desserts too!
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Really nice menu with dishes
Really nice menu with dishes that can be shared family style. Loved the "pick 5 bruchetta", half a pizza was just right (and it was divine), salads were sharable as were the main courses which were served so that we could enjoy one and then the other two. Polenta served on a marble tray was excellent!! Pasta and gnocchi were also fantastic. All was served without being rushed or wishing it would come more quickly. Waiter did a great job. Great wine list also.
We wil definitely be back.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM