Love this gem which is across
Love this gem which is across from it's parent on Clark. While it may be known for a cut above normal pizza, the italian dishes were so outstanding and it was fantastic to see items on the menu which are gluten and dairy free. We go back as often as we can!
1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM
little brother to Riccardo's across the street. much more intimate serving the same level of quality Italian fare. excellent pizzas with many additional choices beyond that.
3/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great little neighborhood
Great little neighborhood spot. One thing is that it is really noisy and there were 4 of us and we were almost yelling. Pizzas were deloius
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food was great and very
The food was great and very authentic. I'm going back!
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent casual spot with
Excellent casual spot with emphasis on fresh seasonal Italian small plates and crisp wood oven pizzas perfect for a noshing dinner. Small place. European feel. Great wine list. Fava beans with truffle oil are a must order. Seafood half moon ravioli was excellent. Rucoletta salad is spring itself.
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, great service,
Great food, great service, and like being in a small restaurant in Italy. We love this restaurant.
4/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Cozy, friendly, & great food
I had dinner at Riccardo on 5/2 with a friend of mine. As I was waiting for my friend to arrive, I sat at the bar. The staff was very friendly and very accessible at all times.
We asked our server for food recommendations, which he gave and we enjoyed everything that we picked. Note - Definitely get the Ricotta stuffed meatballs!! The space is small, which I like because it feels very cozy and warm. This would certainly be a good date spot. The lasagna was fantastic, and although we didn't save room for dessert, the list looked very tempting.
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Casual spot for great seasonl food
I love Enoteca as it has the right combination of great wine list, interesting small plates for girl-nosh dinners and real food plates for when we're having a proper dinner. Menu is seasonal and interesting. Service is great. Ambiance is cozy and a little chattery - not the spot for a low-voice conversation when it gets busy -- which it always is on Thurs through weekend.
5/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
I;m not sure of the difference
I;m not sure of the difference between this place and Riccardo Trattoria, which is across the street. We ate outside, which was nice. Our server was charming and helpful with the wine selection. The lasagna bolognese was excellent. The pizza was pretty good, though what was described as a chorizo tasted just like pepperoni. A good experience overall!
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Favorite neighborhood place
RE is just such a great casual spot I can always count on for great food, a liitle glass of wine served Italian style, and a relaxed atmosphere with professional wait staff. Perfect.
6/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
I am not a fan of Ricardo's,
I am not a fan of Ricardo's, but Ricardo's Enoteca is just wonderful. Great olives, small plates and pizza. Staff was good.
6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Almost As Good
It was our first time. We will definitly go back (didn't get to try the pizza). If its consistently almost as good as Ricardo's Trattoria, we will be regulars here too!
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Italian...old world charm
We sat outside on the patio on the street. Very nice, although we were approached by two people asking for spare change. It would be nice if the waiters had gotten a handle on that. Otherwise, our meals were all exceptional on Saturday. Great ambiance and service, with very nice wine pairings. Highly recommended.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband had the calamari carpaccio, and the lazange while I chose the shrimp and scallop entree!
All three were delicious!
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
A True Neighborhood Gem
Hands down my favorite restaurant in Chicago and certainly one of my favorites in the world. Excellent food, great wine list, impeccable but respectfully non-intrusive service...a little bit of Italy in the middle of Lincoln Park. I dine here on average once a week. The staff are always welcoming and the food never disappoints!
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great informal Italian food
We went to Riccardo Enoteca for a casual dinner and were not disappointed. They serve Italian comfort food, reasonably priced Italian wines, in an informal atmosphere.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Neighborhood Place!
Wonderful servers, great service, very good food and wine! it is right across the street from it's older brother Riccardo's!
The place is very small but cozy, perfect for a wine bar. It is very accessible on Clark St in Lincoln Park neighborhood.
Lovely place!! Young and older crowd alike will enjoy this gem!
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome place; great food;
Awesome place; great food; romantic; great service. The only negative review is that the pizza was only average. However, I think it was only $12.00 or so
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service was awesome!! and so was the food and the wine
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Food and Service
This was our second visit and it was very enjoyable. The food was great and our waiter was attentive and efficient but not overly chatty. He recommended wine by the glass that was perfectly paired with our entrees. Food and wine was excellent and affordable. We look forward to our next visit.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the lasagna!
This was our fourth visit, and I still cannot resist the lasagna! How can lasagna be described as light? Ask the chef!
My dining partner is equally crazy about the asparagus milanese, which is served with two eggs over easy
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
plain, simple aand yummy
This undecorated neighborhood find has a delightful Italian menu. The food is better than one might expect; the service is timely, and the wine tasty. An addendum to the very good Riccardos acrosst the street, one wwishes for a beteter ambiance and perhaps, an occasional smile on the waiter's face.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious food, great ambiance
Such a cute, small restaurant in Lincoln park. Food was incredible! Pizzas were phenomenal. Overall good prices for the food. Grilled calamari and cognac pate were two of the best dishes! Also the Modella pizza and Gorgonzola pizza were insanely delicious!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Meeting before the Humanities Fest, Riccardo Enoteca was the perfect place, for those of us just wanting a glass of wine and a nibble, the bruschetta, messy but terrific, added with the chef choice antipasti worked perfectly. The other member of the party wanting dinner was delighted with the tuna over pasta.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Such a treat
We get some of the same wonderful dishes they serve across the street in their more formal place but here it's just as friendly and well executed, in a more casual experience. Flat pizzas, pastas, appetizers, mains: pick some or all. Good gelato.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
We're in a Woody Allen movie
I've dined here several times. The food is perfect: well-seasoned Italian classics. It's a small place -- 8 or ten tables -- with a four-person bar. Service is excellent.
The place is beyond charming. When certain songs come on over the sound system, I feel like I'm in a Woody Allen movie.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Food/Great Find
The food was great, very authentic Italian. It is located outside of the city and seems to be a great little neighborhood spot. Service was fantastic as I don't think I ever once waited on anything. At the same time, the staff never put pressure on us or made us feel like it was time to go. The only negative is the size. This is a small location only about 15 or 20 tabletops and you can feel like you are sitting on top of others in the restaurant. Other than that, would highly recommend this place.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Neighborhood Spot
Perfect spot for quiet dinner for two or with friends. Great ambiance, great service and wonderful Italian food!
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Monday Night Care & Attention
I took two work colleagues and my wife to Riccardo Enoteca on Monday night and had a delicious meal and wonderful service in a relaxed atmosphere. Exactly what we were looking for. We let the waiter guide our food choices and he did so with excellence. Monday night at a restaurant is always risky, but this was a truly exceptional experience.
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
I've dined at Riccardo Trattoria
I've dined at Riccardo Trattoria and it was wonderful. IMHO, one of the most authentic Italian restaurants in the city. The Enoteca has a wonderful wine list, and the specials were outstanding. So many, that it was hard to choose. I had mussels Livornese - an appetizer - and the portion would have been sufficient for an entree . . . highly recommend, reservations are helpful.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Slow service....uncomfortable chairs, nothing green (no plants or flowers or holiday decorations), very small place so tables close to each other, hard to keep on a conversation. Very friendly servers, food very good...my second visit in a two months period and they still have problems with the expresso machine. Somehow my first visit was much more fun.
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM