Riccardo Enoteca
Riccardo Enoteca

Riccardo Enoteca

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://riccardoenoteca.com/
  • Phone: 7735495010
  • Hours of Operation:
    4pm to 9pm Sunday
    5pm to 10pm Monday through Thursday
    5pm to 11pm Friday and Saturday
  • Payment Options:
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Riccardo Enoteca reviews from OpenTable diners
54 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (45)fit for foodies (23)great for outdoor dining (20)romantic (16)notable wine list (14)special occasion (11)kid-friendly (7)hot spot (6)good for groups (2)scenic view (2)late-night find (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Order from the Specials Menu
    tylerwalts
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I like how the menu always has a print-out on the inside of the front cover with all the seasonal specials. We usually order from that. This weekend the soup was delicious and the Prawns & Scallop dish was awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious and Outstanding
    Arcadiafc
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    My son and I stopped in for dinner and were extremely pleased. We had linguine with clams and lobster filled ravioli. Both dishes were prepared to perfection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great variety
    leeponton
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The most amazing aspect of the Enoteca is the size of the menu. It is a tiny place. But there must have been as many specials as there were items on the regular menu! And all of it A+ good. Eat here!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodies Alert
    LuccaVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Great spot for everything Italian. Starting with: great choices of appetizers; authentic Milanese pizza; pastas to die for; and finally, terrific entrees. What more could you ask for in a restaurant?!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cozy charmer
    2muchmediaVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The little sister to Ricardo's Tratorria across the street has grown up into a real restaurant that packs a surprisingly broad menu into a tiny spot. Still a great place to stop by for an wood oven pizza or charcuteries plate but Enoteca now serves up a wider array of pastas and seafood and meat dishes. Don't overlook the rotating specials. The recent veal Milanese was the epitome of tender veal scaloppine in a super crunchy breading, simply garnished with arugula and tomatoes. Salame with figs drizzled with honey made a delish starter. Portions are sensible and prices a few bucks less than Ricardo's classy little Tratorria across the street. In nice weather there are a few tables outside on busy Clark street.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great classics
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    pizza is awesome, great crust, on the thinner side, use quality cheeses and meats, makes all the difference. Meatball app was awesome, great sauce and texture. The service was good a well, we were checked on often and they are very friendly. They definitely take pride in their work.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Authentic Italian
    MMJC
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    This is by far one of the best "real" Italian restaurants in the city. The food is outstanding and the servers are incredibly hospitable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love this place!!!
    Jh19
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    This place is so good. Never disappoints. Classic Italian food and always have nice rotating specials. The servers were very attentive and outdoor seating is great in the summer!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing food
    jmp2465
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    The pasta was overwhelmed with cheese. The pizza was cold and the dough was tasteless and a bit soggy.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ricardo Enoteca
    sharVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Great place for Italian food. In a city filled with Italian restaurants, this one shines. Clean flavors, innovative. Leisurely atmosphere. Casual dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently superb
    RyanVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Ricardo Enoteca is perfect for a date night or a relaxing dinner with friends. The service is warm and generous and the atmosphere is everything you could wish for in a neighborhood spot. The rotating specials menu leaves us pleasantly surprised after each visit. The simple preparations let the superb ingredients sing. Get the hot and cold bruschetta, you wont regret it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great "shot in the dark"
    Visitor
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We picked this place on line and were delighted by the food, outdoor seating and service. Very knowledgeable staff, good wine and great food. Definitely worth the visit.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Good
    LocalFanVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Food as always is flavorful and interesting with the specials always getting changed and updated
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 41 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 88 reviews are from the Riccardo Enoteca reviews archive.
  • Allen
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    The menu and food are fantastic - I thought it would be a much simpler menu but it was fantastic and covered all bases. Looking forward to going back.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My 2nd time back - this is
    TheBunster
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    My 2nd time back - this is a great spot . . . very extensive menu and wine list to match . . . list of daily specials is far and above what you'll find at other places. Will be a favorite on my way home this summer . . .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Steve's prePark West trip
    StrangeOne
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    We found this ace on Yelp and it got good reviews. Since it was only a short walk to the Park West we went there early. It was perfect for our night- food was really good, service solid, and it was reasonably priced especially considering some of the other local options. We enjoyed everything especially the fish stew my wife had- lots of seafood for the price. The main restaurant is across the street but this Enoteca shares the same chef and staff. This will. E our go to place for any future trips to that neighborhood for sure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful food combined with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    Wonderful food combined with very attentive service
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As wonderful as always!
    FrequentDinerVIP
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    We can't get enough of Riccardo Enoteca- the food is amazing, the ambiance is romantic and intimate, and the staff is so incredibly professional and friendly. We celebrated our engagement here, and our waiter immediately brought over champagne for us to toast with! I highly recommend Riccardo Enoteca!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Enjoyed it, great food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Great duck with orange cognac glaze, unique apps, great wine and knowledgeable service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • always excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    I've been there several times and it is always amazing we had one of their signature pizzas which is one of the best pizzas we have had the service is always very professional and we go there at least once a month
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a pleasure
    Suesical
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    An interesting, even enticing menu well prepared. Very welcoming staff. A very comfortable ambiance. Fine wines to choose from. Always a pleasure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • we come here often for great food
    lincolnpark
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    great food and service. fresh quality ingredients prepared to perfection.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Neighborhood restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    We needed a place to go for a good, quick meal before we all went to the theatre. Very good food, service got us out on time and we will be back. We were sorry we had to rush.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect Evening
    Rocky
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    Excellent food, great ambiance and attentive service. Charming little place to sip a glass of wine and enjoy wonderful Italian food. Perfect for celebrating a special occasion or intimate dinner for two.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Un estupendo lugar
    Excelente
    Dined on 12/23/2013
    La comida es deliciosa. Todo lo que ordeñamos estaba exquisito. El servicio es excelente.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible everything!
    FrequentDinerVIP
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    I have been here several times now, and I am always blown away by the experience. From the food to the wine to the service, everything was perfect. Our server executed the entire dinner flawlessly- we did not even notice when our plates were cleared or when our water was refilled. And they brought us a round of champagne to toast to our recent engagement!!! My only regret was that we didn't leave room for dessert! We can't wait to go back- Riccardo Enoteca always has the most incredible food at insanely reasonable prices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood Gem Is Right
    ChicagoLocalVIP
    Dined on 12/5/2013
    Riccardo Enoteca was terrific! My friends and I anticipated that this sibling restaurant to Riccardo would be good, but it was great. The menu was just the right size, not too many choices and certainly not too few. The specials list was extensive with something for everyone. The server was knowledgeable and responsive. From soup to nuts we had a delicious meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow service....uncomfortable
    Neighbor
    Dined on 12/1/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I've dined at Riccardo Trattoria
    TheBunster
    Dined on 11/26/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Monday Night Care & Attention
    Loadsabeer
    Dined on 11/25/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Neighborhood Spot
    Rocky
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    Perfect spot for quiet dinner for two or with friends. Great ambiance, great service and wonderful Italian food!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food/Great Find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We're in a Woody Allen movie
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Such a treat
    MomSaysVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pre-Show Meetup
    HarrisPatronVIP
    Dined on 11/5/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food, great ambiance
    Julie
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • salmon
    Donn
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    I had the salmon dinner. It was a small piece of fish, and totally mediocre. My wife had the lamb, and it was overcooked.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • plain, simple aand yummy
    Evek
    Dined on 10/3/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the lasagna!
    happycamperVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2013
    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
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food and Service
    KarenAnne
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.