Tre Soldi
Tre Soldi

Tre Soldi

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://tresoldichicago.com/
  • Phone: 312-664-0212
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 - 10 pm
    Monday - Thursday 11:30 am - 2:30pm, 5- 10:30 pm
    Friday - Saturday 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5-11 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary Italian, Italian, Pizzeria
  • Executive Chef: Brandon Wolff
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: St. Clair (a block and a half East of Michigan Avenue)
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: There is also metered parking on the street and several garages close by.
A word from Tre Soldi
From the owners of Coco Pazzo and Coco Pazzo Cafe, Tre Soldi invites you to delight in the flavors of Rome. Tre Soldi is a Roman-style trattoria located on bustling Ohio Street, just off the Magnificent Mile and walking distance to Lurie Children's, Northwestern Hospital and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.

Tre Soldi (meaning three coins in Italian) garners inspiration from the Trevi Fountain in Rome, made famous in the 1954 movie Three Coins in the Fountain. Murals of the iconic fountain and the rooftops of Rome bring a warm ambiance to the casual, contemporary atmosphere. The menu features classic house-made pastas, pizza as well as daily fish and meat specials. An emphasis is given to local farmers' offerings. The full bar features several Italian craft beers, more that 20 wines by the glass or quartino, and a 100 bottle wine list. Outdoor seating opens in late July.
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Tre Soldi reviews from OpenTable diners
95 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (48)fit for foodies (31)good for groups (25)great for lunch (16)special occasion (16)notable wine list (15)romantic (14)great for outdoor dining (13)kid-friendly (10)hot spot (5)vibrant bar scene (3)late-night find (2)scenic view (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Wonderful find in Chicago.
    KikiVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Looking for a great local restaurant near our downtown Chicago hotel and found Tre Soldi on OpenTable. Great original menu, exceptional food and service. Avoid the chains and enjoy this loal spot. You won't regret it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unusual Italian
    Jerry
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The food and service were good. The prices were moderate. When you are looking for a change from the regular Italian, this is the place to go.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Go for the Food
    MintyFreshVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Based on their website, I thought the restaurant was much larger and more stylish than in reality. No biggie. We sat outside anyway enjoying the last days of summer weather. The service was OK... the hostess was shy or socially awkward. We had a couple of waiters stop by but overall they were brief with us but not rude. The bread arrived but with no olive oil so I had to grab it from their stand. Food was excellent though. You MUST get the polpa (octopus) which was some of the best I've had - perfectly cooked and came with a delicious salad. My date really enjoyed her gnocchi. I enjoyed the spaghetti amatriciana but it was very salty and not spicy enough. I've not dessert expert but our panna cotta was light and lovely.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Italian Close to the Mag Mile
    ncr1jmj
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Tres Soldi offers Roman style Italian food which is a bit different (in a good way) than most of Chicago's Italian restaurants. We live nearby and took a birthday group of six people with a variety of backgrounds (1 German, 1 Romanian, 1 Argentine and 3 Americans). We had a pizza as an appetizer and everyone was impressed with the quality of the toppings and the texture of the crust. We all ordered different meals from the menu and everyone raved about the quality and taste of their own selection. We were too full to try dessert but the options looked pretty good. For a place that is 1 1/2 blocks off of Michigan Ave the prices are very reasonable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 1to5starsVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We have dined at Tre Soldi several times and never been disappointed. The food and service have been consistently first-rate. Having Tre Soldi in our neighborhood is a real plus for us.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently good Italian fare
    robertwilsonVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We welcomed the opening of this Coco Pazzo sister restaurant in Streeterville. First class specials and several really tasty gluten free pasta & pizza options. Consistently good food and well served by a professional waitstaff. We enjoy it before a movie or on a spur of the moment. Serviceable wines by glass and reasonably priced.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Better than expected
    regulardinerVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This space used to be a very casual restaurant with no wait staff. The entrance still retains some of the that character but the interior is fine. A college friend was in for a conference and four of us met for drinks and dinner. We shared a margarita pizza that was good not great. We had a reasonably priced bottle of wine, the list is short and Italian. We all had past dishes, pasta cooked correctly and all agreed the sauces were tasty. Good value for Italian food in Streeterville near Michigan Ave.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice venue for family meal
    TommyGun57
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Ideal location for Streeterville residents. Only slight disappointment was the portions were a bit small for price but that's probably the area norm. Went for an adult daughter's birthday and the service and attention by staff and manager was stellar. Quality of food was superb and would recommend to my fellow diners.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good service / Ok food
    Terry630dine
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Appetizers were good; wood burning pizza was not good (try Fire & Wine in Glen Ellyn for real wood burning pizza). Pasta dishes were nothing to write home about.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Unexpected find
    YvonneVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We are big fans of the pizza at La Madia, but not their prices. Tre Soldi definitely holds its own (and at better prices) than their more popular competitor. Furthermore, Tre Soldi has a good selection of Italian standards such as gnocchi, lasagna, and caprese salad. I love their Terra Cotta dessert and have enjoyed it twice. I've also gotten two of their Italian Manhattans which is their own secret recipe but absolutely delicious. It's very easy to watch the bill sky rocket if you're not careful. If you're on a budget then stick to the Italian dishes and limit your drinks. Once I spent $90 by myself (appetizer, special entree, dessert, and cocktail) and we've also spent $85 for two people.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wine stole the show
    DiningwithdavidVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Went for the pizza & the thin crust pizza was excellent. The waiter recommended an excellent & inexpensive wine that really made the meal.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Great Food & Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Have never been disappointed by the friendly service and excellent food. This is the type of place that's great to have in the neighborhood. Best bets are often the daily specials -- especially the salmon or other fish dishes which are creative and perfectly prepared. The salads are another high point (sounds boring, but they are really inventive and more sophisticated than you'd except for a moderately priced place.) The fava bean salad is our current favorite. Nice selection of Italian and other beers and good choice of moderately priced wines -- a full bar also. Calamari is a step above the norm -- crispy light breading kicked up with fried parsley and lemon slices. The daily frittata at lunch is a good choice. I'd highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Satisfying
    YvonneVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Tre Soldi was a fabulous find while I was visiting someone at Northwestern Hospital. It was within easy walking distance and (what's better) on Open Table and Airline Rewards! It was easy to make the decision to go to Tre Soldi after that. I was delighted to find that the ambiance at Tre Soldi was modern, comfortable, and very friendly. It seemed as if the owner, servers, and bar tender all took turns chatting with me. They made solid recommendations for food (I got the kale salad, salmon special and the panna cotta). I loved the panna cotta and will definitely get it again. I also really enjoyed my Italian Manhattan. I got spaghetti for my hospital friend and she said that it was the best and that we MUST return to this little gem.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding Food
    Eagle779VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Pastas and pizzas are remarkably good. The Romano pizza had a crisp crust and a pleasantly chewy texture, with just the right balance of cheese, a fresh-tasting tomato sauce, and anchovies. The cacio e pepe pasta was served perfectly al dente, with a well-prepared light sauce. We loved the bucatini with mussels and marinara sauce. Exceedingly friendly, prompt, helpful and attentive service. The all-Italian wine list has a few decent choices at reasonable prices; better to bring your own bottle and pay the $25 corkage fee.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • lucked out on this one!
    canucks
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We booked both a lunch and dinner deal and both meals were excellent! The staff was very attentive, but they didn't hover over us, they were just there when we needed them. Overall a very pleasant experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great find
    abradfoodie
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The food was served in perfect proportions. We dined on delicious and well crafted food that didn't make us feel like death afterwards. All guests agreed we will most definitely come here again!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good chow, loud space
    NomadicDiner
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The food was delicious. The space was loud....glass, concrete and tile. If you are looking to disappear into a sea of sound, this is your spot.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Impeccable service
    BamaBelleTraveler
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Food was great, service was amazing. Very traditional itallian with a very diverse crowd. Brush up on your itallian before going. All of our table enjoyed.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service, Good Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Have been to Tre Soldi a number of times for lunch. Each time, the food has been good and the staff very attentive. Great place for lunch if you are limited on time.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Food, Poor Service
    Nooners
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The waiter was extremely knowledgable about the wines to an impressive degree. After we ordered a bottle he disappeared for a good 20 minutes and we never saw him. When we came by the table we flagged him down to order appetizers, we ordered one and he ran off before we could get another in or the other 2 people could order drinks. It was a constant game of flagging him down to get even the basic orders in. The food on the other hand was absolutely great. We did not have a bad dish the whole night. The grilled octopus was great, as was the carpaccio. The portions were a decent size, though I would imagine the "appetizer" portion of any of the dinners would be way too small. Overall a good night but horrible service so I won't be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, but busy evening
    ExDC
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The food was terrific - interesting, healthy options as well as heavier fare. But it was a busy evening, and as the place filled up, conversation became difficult. More surprisingly, we had a hard time getting the attention of anyone to get our check at the end of the meal! Our server disappeared for 20 minutes or so, and the bussers we asked never tracked him down. Finally, the maitre d' was circulating by and we nabbed him, and that did the trick. At least we had an early reservation - the timing of food service was not affected.
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  • Little Ohio St gem, close to hotels
    CJdining
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Brought a group from Texas to Tre Soldi. They were amazed by the food. Whitefish special and rossoto special were delicious. All said they would definitely return on their next business trip.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2nd time here...
    DenverDaveVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    ...and better than the first. Nice place to take a date, although it's a little bit noisy. Food is excellent with many options.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    great menu good service nice atmosphere clean bathrooms
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Service as poor and very slow. Need more help and cater to guests require further attention.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great local restaurant
    dwbuckeye
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Enjoyed this local restaurant close to our hotel. The friendly host offered us a table by the window so we could people watch while we ate. I had a pizza, my daughter the gnoccis. Both were excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Truly Terrible
    TM82VIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    The food was inedible (despite how hungry we were), improperly prepared, not as described on the menu. A $14 glass of wine was corked. Service was basically nonexistent because our server was busy watching TV in the bar area. I can't believe they are still in business.
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  • Good food food at good price
    DavidVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I tried it for a different place. Food was good, portions were reasonable, not oversized. We sat outside, not scenic at all, but is Ohio st. Still was nice to be outside, and traffic was not loud at all. Inside was a bit loud though. Inside the bar was nice for a drink before dinner on a Saturday night.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian at a reasonable price
    KAB28
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    The atmosphere is modern but laid back. The service was impeccable. Cocktails were right on. Wine was excellent (Murola - red & Lighea - white) which were recommended by waiter. Salad excellent and unusual. Entrees also were excellent and a little different. Price was very good for the location and the quantity of food & drink.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great service
    DenverDaveVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    I went here on a 1st date recently. Booked a table with OpenTable the day before. They called to verify the morning of and when I arrived I had no delays being seated. Service was slightly slow to start but crisp and efficient once we got going. The food was outstanding. I had a pasta carbonara dish - my date had a sea bass special. Only odd thing with the serving is the waiter said the sea bass "came with a salad" but neglected to mention that the salad came ON the fish. So when my salad arrived and no salad for my date there was uncomfortable confusion while we sorted it out. Aside from that it was great. The restaurant was LOUD which takes it out of the "intimate" category. Interior was nice just noisy. All in all a good restaurant.
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  • Worth repeating!
    VisitingPhillyVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Our second trip to Chicago (Love Chicago by the way) and second trip to this restaurant. Our daughter insisted we go again on our second trip despite the many options we (foodies) could explore. Simply a great place. Have recommended to many!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Pasta and Pizza
    Eagle779VIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    The pasta was perfect: al dente and lightly sauced. Portions were generous - we split an appetizer size pasta, and it was plenty for two people. We also shared a Romano pizza, which had a nice crispy but chewy crust and just the right amount of cheese and anchovies. Quite authentic. Service was prompt, friendly, helpful and attentive. The only disappointment was the all-Italian wine list, which offered several decent modestly priced wines of modest quality. The food deserves better wines. It would be nice to see them add a few more upscale wines, including some American choices.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • go for the pasta
    avipVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    The pasta and pizzas are excelent . The fish was just ok.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • noisy
    AerolVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    So incredibly noisy. "Conversation challenged" doesn't begin to cover it...
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and service to match
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We ate here with a group of 8, including 2 young kids, for a special occasion. No actual kids menu, but the kitchen is happy to offer a few basic kid options. Everyone absolutely loved their meal, and we are self-proclaimed "foodies". Thank you, Tre Soldi
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Gnocchi!
    wouldreturn4sure
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    This was our first visit to Tre Soldi. We had located the restaurant on line and based on prior reviews on Open Table, chose it as a good location to meet friends for lunch. Our service was excellent and our meal choices were very good. Although the restaurant was only half full for lunch during the week, we did find the noise level a bit high. Would imagine that a full crowd, especially in the evening would make conversation a bit more difficult. The Gnocchi melted in your mouth and the Lamb meatballs were very tender and juicy. Would order both again. One of us ordered the pizza; it was delicious and the crust wasn't too thin or dry. Would visit again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Touch of Class off of the Mag Mile
    ScottyDVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Tre Soldi is the perfect dining experience for anyone looking for friendly, excellent service and food--off the Mag Mile--in an atmosphere that manages to deliver without being trendy or pretentious. The maître d' knows how to make patrons feel special. I've only been there a few times, but each time I walk in, he makes me feel like I'm one if his best customers. The waitstaff is attentive, efficient, and usually schooled in enough Italian to make a paesano like me feel right at home. And the food is spot on. They offer half portions of their great pastas as a primo, and I had their grilled pesce mista (special)--fantastico. Great blood orange sorbetto, btw.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Local Place
    Larry800
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    If you want a friendly local place for a salad and a plate of pasta, Tre Soldi is the place. Unlike many other "Italian" restaurants in the neighborhood, this place has more of a friendly "Mexican" feel. Perhaps from the friendly and efficient waiters and helpers. But it works. The salad was fresh and well prepared, and the Ink pasta with seafood was good. Also, just the right portion size., i.e., not too big or too small. Others had the pasta with a hearty ragu sauce, however this presentation could have been a bit more enticing. Dessert was excellent.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    I went to Tre Soldi for my graduation party with my extendend family. I ordered the n'dujo pizza (spicy sausage) and a bruna italian beer. It was really good. The desserts were actually better than the the main entrees. I had a bread pudding which was really good. Definitely recommend it.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious & Authentic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Tre Soldi is consistently great! The food is always delicious and very authentic. The pizzas are amazing and the cacio e pepi pasta is not to be missed! The staff goes out of their way to accomodate us.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.