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The Florentine
The Florentine

The Florentine Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.the-florentine.net/
  • Email: info@the-florentine.net
  • Phone: (312) 660-8866
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast (Monday-Saturday): 6:30am - 10:30am
    Breakfast (Sunday): 6:30am - 11:00am

    Lunch (Monday-Friday) and Brunch (Saturday & Sunday):
    11:00am - 2:30pm

    Dinner: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

    Lounge (Monday-Saturday): Open until 11:00pm
    Lounge (Sunday): Open until 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Chris Macchia
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The Florentine offers private and semi private dining space. Our versatile rooms are perfect for business meetings, cocktail receptions, showers and other social gatherings. Both private rooms are equipped with A/V for your convenience!
  • Private Party Contact: Gina Pappas (312) 660-8262

Getting there

  • Cross Street: LaSalle
  • Public Transit: Metra Quincy/Wells Blue, Brown, Purple, Orange
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet on Adams
A word from The Florentine
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "The server didn't take the order properly and brought the wrong food, then served the guests with everyone's entree, leaving us to figure out who ordered what."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "I took a couple people here for a business lunch. We all loved the food, service. Excellent. Loved the variety. Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "I've eaten breakfast, lunch and dinner at The Florentine on several occasions. It has always been my go-to business restaurant in the Loop. Maybe not so much anymore. Although we arrived at 11:30 AM, our service was really poor. We had to call our waiter over to ask for EVERYTHING. Was it because there weren't any men at out table, so they just assumed this wasn't a business lunch? Maybe so! My potato leek soup was a watery mess. Spinach salad was adequate, but certainly not notable. I'll hesitate a long time before returning."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Chef Chris is quite talented and makes everything go off flawlessly. Each meal is a presentation, service is hospitable and experience is always flawless."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "I have dined at The Florentine several times and must say that though the menu is interesting and we have had some great meals, the service is consistently lacking, nearly every visit I have experienced at least one, and sometimes more service issues. If it were not for the food we would not return. Management needs to address this; this restaurant could be much more successful by addressing the service issues."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "The food was great. The only challenge was trying to have a conversation and be heard. The noise level was a bit much, more than the last time I was there. It could be the location that we were seated in."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Nice setting with comfortable seating and inviting looking bar. Noise level was high and hindered conversation."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "It was a great first time experience for us two. My girlfriend received a rose upon entering, perfect because I didn't plan on rose... After that, she accidentally slipped and fell... one of the managers actually came later and ask if she is OK. I accidentally dropped a fork, and one server came with a new one in less than 5 seconds. We received a free breakfast set, two little cakes, both were delicious. We ordered everything from the Valentine's day menu. It's an Italian restaurant, but not as oily/heavy/cheesy as many other ones. Everything was light but flavorful. The lamb rib chops were crispy on the outside, juicy within. The bass was not fishy, and yet fresh. The dessert was not too sweet. Great date! Recommend to any couple."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I work downtown and have made the Florentine the spot I take friends for their birthday lunches. It's very pretty and the food is always good. It gets very busy at lunch and the service is generally very reliable despite the crush of diners. It gets a little noisy so I've learned which tables to request so my guests and I can talk. Given this history, my last visit there was disappointing. Our server seemed to be trying hard, but my guest's salad and entree arrived together and I asked several times for more coffee without receiving it. I finally flagged another server down to ask for a refill and she grudgingly provided it. Everyplace has off days, and I guess this was theirs. I'll certainly be back for the next birthday."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Food is always good and service prompt and professional."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "The food was good.I got a cobb salad and it was loaded. However, the service was terrible. It took them a long time to take our order or even bring bread and it also took a long time to bring the food and the check.. I had to ask for Iced tea 3 times and didn't get it. The lunch took longer than expected and we were there for about 2 hours. Which was not considerate for our clients who needed to get back to work."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "The menu has gotten stagnant. Also, when there is only one person at the front there can be a long wait as they escort each diner to their table individually; a nice touch but can't be pulled off without inconvenience when there are customers waiting to be seated. Coffee needs to be improved in general, and the espresso drinks are clearly coming from an automated machine and are not prepared fresh. Finally, the service is either really great or really not. On this last visit, the waiter came only to deliver our food and never returned (except to fix a mistake he had made in the order)."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "As usual, service is very inattentive, even when the restaurant is empty."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "It was just OK. Food was good. Nothing extraordinary. Service was pleasant. Josiah was my server. He was very friendly and attentive. Honestly, I was expecting more. $$$"
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "One of the busboys took my guest's plate before he was finished eating - without asking. A full slice of pizza was still on the plate, and he intended to eat it."
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "The food was good and my lentil soup was great. Service at the bar was very good even though the bartenders were extremely busy."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Can't go wrong with this place for breakfast or lunch. High quality food, high quality environment. Top notch."
    Dined on 11/12/2013
  • "My girlfriend and I were in Chicago for new years and were looking for a restaurant last minute. To be honest when I made our reservations I wasn't expecting anything close to what our experience was like. The atmosphere was perfectly sophisticated and calm, the 'ritzy' feeling wasn't there which I really enjoyed. All of the servers were very polite, knowledgeable, and attentive. The food was honestly some of the best I've ever had. We didn't realize it until after our final course had arrived but we'd ordered sea food for all of our courses. I suggest the Callamerette, the noodles are made in house and dyed with squid ink to make for a unique color and taste. Overall the experience was way above and beyond what I was expecting."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Couldn't have had a better time at the Florentine. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for an authentic Italian cuisine coupled with top-notch customer service."
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "My husband and I met up with two of my friends for brunch after checking out of the JW Marriott. The place was pretty empty but we had great coffee and mimosas. They did an awesome bagel and Lox. Good service. Only complaint is the odd choice in music--kind of like what you would play at a spa. Overall a great brunch. Would absolutely reccomend."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Convenient location on Adams and good qualtiy food & service. Merry Christmas!."
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "I went for lunch. The soup was really good but the pork panini fell flat. It was a little burnt and the fries were so-so. Service was great. They were quick in case we needed to leave soon but were ok with us lingering with our after-lunch coffees."
    Dined on 12/17/2013
  • "An old friend was in town, and the only time we could meet was for breakfast. The Florentine was exactly what we were looking for: a quiet place where we could catch up on each others' lives, while enjoying some unusual breakfast offerings. The egg dishes we ordered were nicely presented; the breakfast potatoes were especially tasty. Best of all was the blueberry juice (recommended by our waitress): unquestionably the most delicious way of obtaining one's anti-oxidants first thing in the morning. The room is elegant; we had a lovely table near a window looking out on The Rookery, across LaSalle. Service was excellent. If you're looking for a place for a "power breakfast" in Chicago's financial district, I highly recommend The Florentine."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "The first time I had lunch here, the food and service were very good, but my recent visit left a lot to be desired. Simply put, we are professionals having lunch, we were not pleased to have our lunch take a very very long time."
    Dined on 10/21/2013
  • "We went on a Saturday night and the place was practically empty, but for some reason the bartender was our server though there were other servers on the floor. He was attentive, but we felt bad for him having to run back and forth. All of our food was tasty, though much of it seemed lukewarm. The branzino was my favorite - really delicious! Didn't love my cocktail, which the server graciously removed from our bill. My friends enjoyed their cocktails. Good wine suggestion that paired nicely with our meal. Maybe a better lunch spot? It was just so quiet!"
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "My husband and I live in the south loop and always forget about this place. Everything we visit we rave about how delicious it is and how we need to go back. It's kind of pricey and their menu is set up to order multiple courses. I ordered a pasta with a side and it was just enough."
    Dined on 11/21/2013
  • "You need to have a box to check for: 'Great for business breakfast" - which Florentine is."
    Dined on 11/12/2013
  • "As always, good food, service, and ambience. Great for my business meetings."
    Dined on 11/6/2013
  • "Very good service, but the food is over-priced and mediocre. Not bad, but certainly nothing special. You'd be better off, and pay considerably less, at any one of a hundred other Italian restaurants in the city."
    Dined on 10/23/2013
  • "What a treat to realize that the restaurant that had been recommended to my sister was in our hotel. We knew it would be perfect for a relaxing and enjoyable dinner after my daughter ran the marathon earlier that day. How right we were. The food was delicious, the wine expertly chosen by the sommelier. Of special note were the scallops appetizer, the winter squash ravioli, the fish and duck entrees and the pistachio cheesecake and cookies. . It was the perfect ending to a great weekend in Chicago."
    Dined on 10/13/2013
  • "Food was good, small portions. The service was extremely slow."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "We had reservations for a group of 6 and were seated promptly upon our arrival. Unfortunately, that was the highlight of our visit. We were all in town for the marathon (the following day) and therefore we ordered pretty simple items and minimal alcoholic beverages. Our server seemed annoyed all night and our food was bland. We weren't looking to be wowed, but we could have gone to a less expensive Italian restaurant and have had a better experience."
    Dined on 10/12/2013