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Tocco Pizza e Arte
Tocco Pizza e Arte

Tocco Pizza e Arte Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Phone: (773) 687-8895
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Sunday to Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
    Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 1:00am
  • Payment Options: MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Bruno Abate
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Angel Pacheco

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Paulina
  • Public Transit: CTA bus: Milwaukee-56, Division-70; Blue Line "L" stop: Division
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Metered Parking
A word from Tocco Pizza e Arte
The couple behind Follia built this chic, modern Italian spot in Wicker Park. Two wood-burning ovens churn out pizzas like the classic margherita plus there's a wine friendly menu of appetizers, homemade pasta and more. Expect selections such as tortelli in a truffle cream sauce, risotto of the day, fresh fish and steak.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Everyone was very friendly, and our waitress was great. The food was amazing! Good place for a date or group of friends looking for great food and cool atmosphere. I would def recommend."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Was craving carbonara and heard from a friend that Tocco had a great one and she wasn't lying. Perfectly cooked spaghetti noodles, savory pancetta and well tempered eggs throughout the dish. Owner or manager (older gentleman) made sure we were well taken care of and satisfied. Great service"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Passed this place a TON of times - I thought it was a vacant building. Turns out that they just don't open until 5pm. Truly a hidden gem. Must mention: Impeccable service - on all levels, really. The ambience is ultra romantic. And they have the most amazing, homemade, crushed red pepper. (I know that sounds weird..but- you'll understand once you try it!) Cannot wait to come back!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "First time and it will not be last. The menu looked really good with offerings in pizza, pasta, fish, and hefty appetizers. We loved the decor of the dining room and bar/lounge; and cannot wait to return for more. Tried beef carpaccio salad for an appetizer that was on special for the evening, followed by a pizza. The two portions were perfect."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "One of the best Italian restaurants in the city! The decor is very modern and chic and the homemade pasta is to die for!"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "We love this place! Fabulous, authentic pastas! Always have great specials. Service is excellent. Plus they have this huge screen with a continuous loop of shots of Italy. If you've ever been to Italy, you will find it very entertaining (or distracting)! Very modern feel in dining room. Definitely recommend!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Great food and really good service! The cheese sauce on the gnocchi was especially good."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The food is very authentic at Tocco. Bruno is excellent, making food and wine suggestions. A lot of fun. The hostess is VERY off putting and not welcoming, in the least bit. We had a very sweet, energetic waitress. However, there was one other waitress and another woman walking around (not sure what her title was) who looked as though if you gave them $100 to smile and act as if they were interested at all in being present, that they would turn you down. Very, VERY off putting. For these reasons, it is likely that we would not make an effort to get back to Tocco. There is something about the ambiance that is very cold. If you don't care about anything but the excellence of the food, by all means go. It is very delicious."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Lovely, light dishes but beware if you come during prime dinner hours, you could be waiting a while to get seated."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I were excited to try a new restaurant for valentines day. Boy were we disappointed! Not much to choose from on the menu and when you get it the portions are way to small for the price. The server was very nice and attentive. At one point they had someone from the kitchen to around with oysters to sample for a price. Together we make very good money and I do believe because of our age we were overlooked. He never came to our table yet went to everyone else's. We will never come back and never ever recommend this place. Horrible experience. If you're looking for sample sized food you came to the right place if you're looking for an actual Italian meal don't come here!!!!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "It's sometimes easy to forget about Bruno's place because it's off the beaten path. But the food is always fantastic and puts a lot of hipster restaurants to shame. No undercooked, over sauced, under-seasoned food with 10 different elements that seem like they came out of Chopped-basket. It's not about pig cheek and pig ear, and blah blah blah. Here, the burrata is beyond compare - makes Balena's burrata seem store bought. The pizza crust, thin but not matza-thin. The wine list well currated and not overpriced. The desserts actually satisfy your sweet tooth. Definitely worth trying and if you haven't been there in a while, worth going back."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "I have never been disappointed after eating at Tocco. We went to celebrate a college graduation and birthday with a party of 5 and Mila was so amazing that my dad tipped her 30%! If you know my dad, this would leave you in complete shock, but even he was that impressed! She was extremely helpful and honest with her suggestions and did everything with a genuine smile. I also like the round tables as it's easier to engage in conversation with the table."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We went the Saturday night that it started snowing AGAIN so the restaurant was on the quiet side but did not lack for diners. The service was attentive and the food was authentic Italian which is sometimes hard to find. I would recommend this restaurant to everyone!"
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Great food, sophisticated decor and service. Welcoming. Guests are usually greeted personally by the owner. Very gracious."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "If you are looking for authentic Italian food, this is the place to go. The owner Bruno went around to each table to make sure everything was OK. Portions are Italian sized not American, the pasta is flavored by the sauce and not drowned in it like so many restaurants. We didn't have one of the pizzas but they did look good. Tiramisu was home made and very good. Interesting wine list from different regions of Italy."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "We dined at Tocca Pizza e Arte Thursday night before seeing a play at The Den Theatre down the street. The decor is sharp and intriguing (although the bar stools, while striking, are uncomfortable and seemingly made for children), and the food and service were impeccable. I liked that the portions were very reasonable, as you would find in Europe; no one had to take anything home but no one left hungry, either. We all had pasta, not pizza. I was puzzled by how quiet it was for a Thursday night, however. I hope others take the time to discover it. Prices were very reasonable, too. We had a fine dining experience and highly recommend it to others."
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "We just had dinner at Tocco and loved it. Fantastic food and service. It was very quiet on a Tuesday night and we had great personal attention, good pizzas, nice traditional pastas, and a great steak dish. Would return in the summer for sure."
    Dined on 12/10/2013
  • "Went here with my wife, and my sister and her boyfriend. Had the fried calamri appetizer, which is always a home run. Perfectly crispy and seasoned. I had the rack of lamb....outstanding. The boyfriend had the lasagna, and both my wife and sister each had pasta...best pasta in the city. And Bruno (the owner-chef) is an absolute character...right out of The Sopranos. This place is an absolute neighborhood gem. I've been here about 10 times, and it's always fantastic. I should keep it the best kept secret in the city so that it doesn't get too crowded."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "The food was tasty but the portions are WAY too small for the price. Both my wife and I had entrees that were like the size of tapas. Italian "tapas" would've been fine if we had known that going in (like they tell you at RPM) or if it had been less pricey."
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "We had an excellent margherita pizza, excellent pasta with pork ragu, and very good risotto, but the aglio e olio was terrible. The garlic was overcooked to the point where the burnt flavors overwhelmed the dish. Wine by the glass was decent, not great, with healthy sized pours."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "Tocco has never failed to please. They don't try to do everything under the sun, but each choice is particularly good. The service is attentive and friendly."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "The pasta was as good as my own cooking, and I am not much of a cook. Unsure what had happened - this place was decent."
    Dined on 10/4/2013
  • "We loved it! Such a surprise, I had never even heard of this place, so didn't expect it to be outstanding in every way! Felt like we were actually in Italy. Italian servers, host and very gregarious owner."
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "A complete transformation of a former McDonald's into a sleek restaurant with really great food. Don't miss Bruno Abate the delightful owner!! The staff and service is great, the food always fresh and well-prepared and the setting, particularly on the patio on a wonderful summer night is perfect."
    Dined on 8/3/2013