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tesori Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.tesorichicago.com
  • Phone: (312) 786-9911
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch
    Monday - Friday at 11:00 a.m.

    Monday - Sunday at 4:30 p.m.

    Bar & Lounge
    Monday - Friday at 11:00 a.m.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizzeria, Wine Bar
  • Executive Chef: Chef Andrew Deuel
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events & Promotions: Hosting a party? Whether you're planning an intimate gathering or a festive reception we have the ideal space to create a memorable experience for your occasion.

    Our culinary team can craft menus in the style of your event, or you may select one of our pre-set options. Guests will enjoy sipping hand-crafted cocktails with the urban backdrop of tesori’s patio, while the restaurant, lounge and private dining room create a casual, yet vibrant atmosphere for any size party.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Wabash Ave
  • Public Transit: Located directly below the Adams and Wabash el stop.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is available for dinner.
A word from tesori
Chef Andrew Deuel is at the helm bringing Italian-inspired cuisine and global wines to this new neighborhood spot in the loop.
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Diner Reviews
  • "We enjoy the food and service but especially like being able to hear the conversation at our table. Also, it's within walking distance of where we live."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "My friend and I stopped in for an early pre-concert bite at Tesori and found exactly what we had hoped: variety of entree, gracious, attentive service, and excellent food. We opted for pizzas which were very fresh, crispy, and dessert. The wine list is robust, the setting beautiful, and the restaurant is very careful about food allergies and sensitivities. We will return!"
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "The cuisine is a little too clever, a little too "creative" for its own good. Standard Italian menu terms are used but what arrives can be very different. Fopr example, my "saltimbocca" did not resemble any dish by that name that I've ever had at any Italian restaurant, either here or in Italy--the veal was overdone and too aggressively seasoned, there was a gluey starch underneath it, and the broccoli rabe was overcooked. All in all a big disappointment for rthe money."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "friendly spot, nice bar, had something really good every time i've been here."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "We decided to go here for a pre-theater meal. The food was excellent, service was spot on and the price was right. We were happy with the experience and would go back."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Food was very good and tasty. Service was nice as well. This place has great interior lighting. It only needs more access to tables outside."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "The meal was lovely, but lunch took over two hours due to slooooowwww service. Luckily, we weren't in a hurry and the food, atmosphere and company were worth the time."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Food, service, ambience always top notch. Creative and excellent menu as well"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "We were seated immediately and there were only a few other diners in the room. I thought our *waiter was a little slow in acknowledging us, so to speed things up when he came to take our drink order we also placed our food order. The food was EXCELLENT!! We had an appetizer of scallops. For our entrees, we ordered chicken cacciatore, spinach ricotta ravioli, and seafood linguini. Every dish had its own unique flavors. The chicken in the chicken cacciatore was very tender, the ravioli was in a light butter sauce and the red sauce in the linguini was delicious. *Although the waiter was a little slow, to be fair all the other help in the dining room did an excellent job in assisting. We would definitely eat there again!!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "delicious food! lovely romantic anniversary evening dinner for a couple."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We chose the restaurant because it was very close to the theater we were going to. We arrived on the early side so it was not yet busy. We did not have drinks or wine so we could be awake for the 2.5 hour play that was to follow. The service was exceptional and the food was great. I had the smoked trout salad and it was unusual and a wonderful surprise as well. They had a veal special that was sliced thin, rolled and served on a bed of spicy greens......really excellent. We are definitely headed back in the near future."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Tried the resturant before going to the theater; food was very good and our waiter was excellent. He was very knowledgable about the menu and offered good suggestions. Atmosphere is great and service timely I have recommended this resturant to my friends."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "I just dined at Tesori on 06/28/14 with my wife. She ordered the salad of the day and the scallops appetizer while I had the fava bean salad and the risotto. The food was fresh and delicious, all prepared or cooked to perfection. The one thing that made the evening an experience to remember was the service. We were not sure what rose to order and the waitress ended bringing us both bottles to taste and the tasting portion were quite generous. In addition, she overheard my wife trying to convince me to order the brussels sprouts and me not going for it. When our entrees arrived, the waitress had added the brussels srpouts free of charge because she really believed we would love them. And we did. I cannot recommend Tesori highyl enough."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "My husband and I visited my niece in Chicago over the weekend. We thoroughly enjoyed Tesori. It was a relaxing way to end a busy day of sight seeing. The pasta was fresh and perfectly cooked."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Good staff. We weren't in a hurry and we never felt rushed Food was good"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "To avoid being late to a performance of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, this very nice restaurant in Symphony Center can't be beat. However, service is a little slow, and standing in the Orchestra Hall ticket line, then finding your seats takes a little time. Doors close promptly at 8:00 pm, and you won't be able to enter till after completion of the first performance. We'd recommend a reservation a little earlier than you normally would, and use the bathrooms in the restaurant rather than in Orchestra Hall."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The service was excellent and great atmosphere. The food was very good especially the desert . Would come again."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "A good, convenient option for CSO events. Thanks."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "I have eaten at Tesori (and Rhapsody) many times and always enjoy the ambience and food. However, I ordered the steak salad and found meat was overcooked. Also steak knife should have been provided. Right amount of salad dressing. Needed butter on table in addition to oil. Special soup was great."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "For fabulous, upscale Italian food before the symphony or after the Art Institute, you can't find a more perfect spot. The wait staff is knowledgeable and makes everyone feel welcome. Looking for a small plate & a drink, the bar area was packed, but also has small tables with seating."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Located in Orchestra Hall, tesori is a superb venue for concert goers. The food is always excellent and the service is always good; however, the server this time went well beyond her duties to make our dinner most pleasurable. The bartender made one of the best cocktails I have ever drunk, a Grassy Gimlet."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "The shrimp in my dish were severely overcooked. Two complaints to the waiter did not accomplish anything. The 3 other people at my table had very good meals"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Excellent food! The veal cheek appetizer is absolutely incredible - melt in your mouth, smooth and savory. We also loved the beet salad. Our fish dishes were excellent (though the salmon was not medium rare as requested; just a tad overdone). Excellent wine list, with very good offerings by the glass. Our service was excellent too. We can't wait to come back often."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Good but, a little expensive for fairly simple food. Nice atmosphere. I ordered a kale salad with salmon. simple, straight forward, nothing too special or unique."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Excellent spot for a quiet dinner before a concert!!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "we are 10 concert CSO subscribers and generally have dinner at Tesori before each concert, not because there are no other choices, but because we always enjoy the experience. The food is varied and interesting and we look forward to the next visit."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Our food was excellent and the service impeccable. I had noted in my reservation that it was my husband's birthday and our dessert came with a chocolate message of "Happy Birthday" and a candle. What a nice ending to a great meal."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "The best way to begin an evening at the symphony - but equal to being the featured performance of any evening's entertainment!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Was at the Art Institute and looking for an Italian restaurant nearby ... Settles on Tesori and was rewarded for doing so. The soup special of the day (sweet potato) was smooth and flavorful, the seafood linguine delicious and the spumoni bombe a smooth and yummy ending. I would go again anytime."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "I had Andrew's specially requested combination of veal cheeks and pork belly, and it was the most taste full foodie experience that I have ever had!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "great, quiet, pre-Harris Theatre (or other show) dinner"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "A nice variety of menu options for all tastes and price points (ditto the wine list), casually classy décor, and friendly & attentive service. A fava bean salad with kale and speck was a delicious start. My lamb osso buco, a special, was hearty & tender, well-matched with rapini and a bit of polenta. My companion’s risotto was a bit salty (as is too often the case), but was nicely graced with fiddleheads, morels and asparagus. The cappuccino was very good, flavorful & creamy. For dessert, an affogato was passably good (and was overshadowed by the accompanying wickedly fine candied hazelnuts). I enjoyed our meal, though I wish it had cost about 15% less. (Is it just me, or are fine dining prices going up?) I’ll likely return… "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "This is my regular pre-concert spot. The food is very good as is the ambience. I am going again this week !"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Tesori is a very good place for a pre-concert meal. The food and service are good, and you don't have to go outside to get to Orchestra Hall. On our most recent visit, the pappardelle bolognese special was outstanding - al dente pasta, and an excellent traditional sauce. They have a very nice Caesar salad as well. The wine list is a bit weak, but you can usually find one or two adequate wines at reasonable prices. Wine service is always slow, although the food service is usually prompt, but can sometimes lag also, so be sure to leave extra time if you're going to a concert."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "The interesting menu is seasonally oriented. Duck foie gras ravioli in broth was a tasty and not too filling starter. We like to go to Tesori before performances at Symphony Center, but I would return if in the area. Salads and appetizers are inventive and all looked good."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "I took my new intern here for lunch a few days ago. It was both our first time there and I was very impressed, especially by the level of service. Our server was warm, friendly, and attentive. My pizza was unique and tasty, and the portion larger than expected. The space has a sophisticated yet relaxed ambiance and was quiet enough for us to chat with ease. This was lunchtime on a weekday and the place was two-thirds empty. It might be different on a full evening before a show. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Interesting menu items that were out of the predictable and ordinary. Good atmosphere. Great food."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "We're symphony subscriber. We love this place.It's convinient and great food. You can change the music though to match the restaurant. Either go for classical or italian flair. The techno music got to go."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "We had an evening at the Symphony planned, and our research of close, quality restaurants led us to Tesori. We were expected a good meal.... but wound up with a terrific experience... and delicious food. We won't wait for another Symphony night to return... the food was just too good. Highlights: risotto, homemade pasta with crab and shrimp, kale salad"
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Excellent food! Outstanding service! Try it once and you're hooked!"
    Dined on 5/29/2014