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Trattoria Trullo
Trattoria Trullo

Trattoria Trullo Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.trullochicago.com
  • Email: trullo@att.net
  • Phone: (773) 506-0093
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:00AM - 4:00PM
    Dinner: 4:00PM - 11:00PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Giovanni DeNigris
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Private Party Facilities: Chef-owner Giovanni DeNigris focuses on his hometown of Puglia, Italy, at this regional Italian spot in the heart of Lincoln Square. Let Trattoria Trullo host your next event for any occasion. Served Family Style, Buffet, Elegant Dining.
  • Private Party Contact: Giovanni Denigris (773) 506-0093

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lawrence Ave
  • Public Transit: Brown Line - Stop at Western
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Trattoria Trullo
Chef-owner Giovanni DeNigris focuses on his hometown of Puglia, Italy, at this regional Italian spot in the heart of Lincoln Square. The menu includes choices such as cavatelli crudaiola (house-made cavatelli pasta with garlic, tomato pulp, arugula, basil and ricotta cheese) and halibut Adriatico (zucchini-wrapped halibut with seafood risotto and white wine sauce). Don't forget about Trullo's thin crust pizza - puglia style! If you're in the mood for a little vino, Trullo's got you covered with about 70 options, 25 of which come from Puglia. Up front, there's an Italian-style pizzeria outfitted with an imported oven and large windows so your can watch the chefs turn out traditional thin-crust pizzas as you walk past. On Sundays, try the light Italian breakfast, featuring options such as frittatas, omelets and seafood salad.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "This is my favorite place for Italian. The atmosphere is relaxed, the wines are good and the food is awesome. Our waiter recommended a wonderful Primitivo that went well with the bolognese. The service was quick and the food was delicious. We'll be back."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Food is excellently prepared and plated. Pastas are served al dente, as they should be. One of the best (and few) authentic bolognese sauces anywhere. The menu of specialties from Puglia is a unique and welcome regional focus. Service is professional, informed, courteous and has a European feeling which gives me the sense of being in a foreign country where servers coincidentally speak perfect English."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "This was my first time going to an Italian restaurant. The appetizers were good. We ordered mussels and sausage. I ordered a risotto for my main dish. I thought it was a little heavy for me (lots of cheese), so I couldn't finish all of it. Afterwards we ordered dessert which was pretty great. I ordered the dessert special (a semi-frozen nutella/walnut ice cream). An 18% gratuity was automatically added to the bill. Overall, the experience was alright. My friends thought the place was nice, but not really memorable. I probably won't be coming back here again."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "My husband & I celebrated Valentines here before a concert. I had the grilled Salmon and risotto. It was delicious. He had Veal Piccatta which he thoroughly enjoyed. Our server was excellent. Pleasant quiet atmosphere. We miss having this pleasant place in Evanston."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Dinner here this evening was an odd experience. Our foursome used a Groupon for a meal consisting of 4 glasses of house wine, 4 salads, 4 entrees and 2 desserts. The desserts were actually quite good, but everything else was bland and under-seasoned. I ordered a truffle risotto that was overcooked as well as nearly tasteless. To top things off, service was slow and spotty. With so many good Italian restaurants to choose from, I won't be returning to this one."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "The food is ok. Nothing exciting. However they accommodated our large group easily without complaint. The service was good and friendly. Really the only reason I don't give it a better rating is that I think it is shameful that an Italian restaurant would only have really bad house wine as the only per glass choices. We all ordered either the primitivo or the Cabernet and none of could drink the wine it was so bad. The coffee shop across the street has better wine. Disgraceful! The food was fresh but uninspired. A decent glass of wine could have made up the difference."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "We found this restaurant by chance and enjoyed an outdoor dinner in the summer of 2013 for the first time. We were very impressed with the friendly service and delicious menu selections. We liked it so much, that in the winter of 2014 (about 6 months later) we recommended to our Senior Partner that our business meetings should take place there as we can all find items that we like on the menu, be surprised with the specials of the day, and enjoy the wine while discussing our latest business developments. This last experience was outstanding. The service was exceptional and the food choices left us talking about the restaurant for days. We highly recommend that you experience this place for yourself, as we found it to be unforgettable."
    Dined on 1/6/2014
  • "We have been to Trattoria Trullo at least three times now and have loved it each time. The food and service are both excellent! The Spaghetti D'Adriatico is delicious! We arrived at 8:45 p.m., and were a little worried to see the dining room empty on a Saturday night, but it was a bit late, and I'm guessing everyone was downtown instead, based on the amount of traffic we sat in coming up from Michigan Ave. Each time we have been here, we've sat at the same table - a private alcove for 4 in the front window. Our children love it! We highly recommend Trattoria Trullo!"
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "I had the Christmas special wich was quite a bargain at $39 for 4 courses. I had chicken broth with tortalini and fresh basil but it tasted like it came from a can. I choose the seafood salad for the salad course. The shrimp and octopus were fresh and had very good texture. It was tasty. I chose the broiled white fish for the main and it came out piping hot and perfectly cooked. It was a good sized portion with grilled potatoes and brocolli. The brocolli was a bit bland but the fish and potatoes were extremely good. I had the flourless chocolate cake for dessert. It was very rich and choclatly just as it should be. The service could have been better but the server had 2 sections to wait on."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "We had Christmas dinner there. They offered a prix fee as well as the regular menu. We went with the prix fee and the choices were very nice. I will consider it again on holidays as well as other times"
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "We have now been there several times. The food is terrific, especially the Grigliata Mista (grilled octopus, calamari, shrimp over rapini and fava beans). We have only had pasta entrees so far and they have all been great."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "I love trying different places to eat, and I must say that Trattoria Trullo was one of my favorites. I will definitely be back, and I will bring my friends with me."
    Dined on 12/2/2013
  • "I've been to Trattoria Trullo many times since it opened a few years ago. I've never been disappointed. The staff is always on top of their job, they're ready to explain a dish if a person isn't familiar with it. The decor is comfortable, and the rest rooms are always clean. I've been for lunch as well as dinner, and for holiday dinners as well. I can always be secure in bringing guests there as well as recommending it to others. I'm very glad that I have this wonderful spot so close to my home!"
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "My daughter and I were going down the block to a cooking class, we only had a shared trullo salad and a wonderful mushroom risotta. We will return for dinner and wine. The staff was very attentive and not upset for our light dinner. Vegan meals available, marked and delicious. Great Mini meal"
    Dined on 10/23/2013
  • "The ambience was very nice. Very attentative and knowledgable staff members. We had the Caprese which was a wonderful appetizer along with the scallops. The main dishes was the shrimp scampi for the wife. may I say that the shrimp is actually PRAWNS!!! HUGE, this had a grill taste which was very good. I had the beef stuffed with prosuitto and cheese with marinara sauce. this was also good. Let's just say you can't go wrong with Trattoria Trullo. AAA all around."
    Dined on 10/20/2013
  • "Just had a delightful evening at Trullo. The food was quite good and very reasonably priced, and our server, Javier, was excellent. We enjoyed a leisurely three course meal, with a shared appetizer plate, then the always appealing grilled octopus and calamari and an excellent risotto dish. Not too much of a crowd on a Wednesday evening but it there were enough other diners to fill up the front of the place and make it seem like a happening place on Lincoln Square that evening! We'll be back but wish they'd come home to Evanston! It's a treat to have a restaurant that focuses and specializes in a very authentic faashion on a specific region and cuisine of Italy - Puglia."
    Dined on 10/16/2013
  • "Attending a show at the Apollo. We were stretched for time. Great food, waiters service saved us. Would like to go back when we were not rushed. Unfotunately we were dining the weekend of the chicago marathon."
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "Is there a new owner? I noticed there are no more table cloths, the menu items change, even the menu itself is now laminate and not paper and also the food was dry. The place lost that classic old Italian ambience and seems kind of blah now. For a Saturday night, it was kind if empty. If the food tasted fresher, then maybe the changes wouldn't be so noticeable. Given its great history, I'd give it another chance and I'll rewrite if there are improvements."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "Three of us celebrated a Lincoln Square neighborhood birthday lunch. Great service, very good salads, and wonderfully light tiramisu. Will be back again!"
    Dined on 7/22/2013