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Tre Soldi
Tre Soldi

Tre Soldi Details

  • 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: Italian, Pizzeria, Contemporary Italian
  • 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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Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "The pasta and pizzas are excelent . The fish was just ok."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "So incredibly noisy. "Conversation challenged" doesn't begin to cover it..."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Great food! Great service! Glad it's by my house :)"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "This is the third time we've tried this place, and we like it more each time. Very good food - great addition to the neighborhood."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Brought a client, it was fairly quiet making it perfect for a business discussion. Interior is nice - old italian murals but without feeling like an old italian restaurant that's been there for 50 years. Everything else is modern and clean. All enjoyed our meals, service was attentive. I'd go again."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Tre Soldi is a keeper! I have been several times for lunch and love the grilled octopus. My teenage boys adore the crispy thin Roman Pizza. I went for dinner the other night with a girlfriend and it did not disappoint. The Beet salad was delicious and the grilled salmon was perfectly prepared--crispy on the outside and moist and flavorful on the inside. Tre Soldi is great for a work power lunch during the week, a night out with girlfriends, or a great family dinner. The service is helpful and attentive. It's my come back place!"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "We just love Tre Soldi. The service is just right. Attentive, but not overbearing. Calamari is tender and one of the best we have had. We have enjoyed all the dishes we have had here."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Located in Streeterville, this restaurant serves comfort food pastas, great salads and other Italian favorites. It is usually busy, it seems like all week, so I would recommend using Open table to reserve. Great service, friendly staff. Small outside street area with about 8 tables, fills up quickly too. Good for groups of 8-10. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "This is one of our favorite Italian restaurants in Chicago. If you've ever been to Italy you will agree that their pastas are very authentic -- and DELICIOUS! Love that you have the option to get a smaller portion of pasta. Part of the menu changes with the season -- which I also love! The beet salad is so yummy! Service is very attentive. Great wines! You can't go wrong!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Bad 80's music on radio. Generic atmosphere. Courses came out in the wrong order. Service inconsistent. Pizza had to be sent back because over-cooked past being edible. Strangely small cocktails. Pasta was fine. Salads were both good. Not recommended. Not sure why reviews are generally positive, perhaps visitors who are less familiar with options in Chicago? Not what we expected from Coco Pazzo owners, since we like their other two restaurants."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Our entire experience was great! From the time we walked in & greeted with friendly smiles to the service & food. The staff made u feel like you were the only customer there. The food was delicious & quantities perfect! A definite romantic spot but also very kid friendly. A must try! "
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "Tre Soldi has found its niche - excellent anti pasti, superb entrées and beautifully presented deserts. Marco the maitre d' is terrific. Try it, you'll like it!"
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "good food; good service; children friendly; but loud... VERY LOUD!"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "expensive and unremarkable, but nice to have in the neighborhood"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Way overpriced and small cocktails. Not at all worth the money. Also, be sure to ask all of the ingredients in anything you order. Anchovy paste runs rampant here in dishes and sauces you would never expect. Not good if you have allergies or food preferences. Watch it here!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Great restaurant just east of Michigan Ave. The grilled Calamari and olives was superb, the portion just a bit small. The salads and pizza are outstanding."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Good food, reasonably priced, good service. More traditional but truer to Italian food and better than Nico Osteria which lately people rave about"
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "The food was absolutely outstanding, the pasta was world class!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Tre Soldi provided well executed and flavorful food. The service was top notch! We we're made to feel comfortable and at ease from the moment we walked in the door. Our server was friendly and attentive and he and his service staff we're technically proficient and on top of every detail."
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "Loved that our table was ready, set and waiting for us! Nice neighborhood crowd too."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Enjoy excellent salets and pasta dishes with attentive service and a good wine selection. "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Waiter turned us on to the Halibut special and all four of us got it and loved it Pretty loud and probably best for pizza which dominates the menu"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Great food and EXCELLENT service...definite must for another visit."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We booked a table here using open table because it was close to our hotel. We were in town visiting family and had a large party. Table was ready when we arrived and service was very attentive. Overall food was excellent. The cheese pizza my little one had was not the greatest, but my margherita pizza was pretty good. Rest of the food and appetizers were excellent. Overall we had a great experience."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "My friends and I were celebrating my birthday. We choose Tre Soldi because it is in my neighborhood... We shared an octopus appetizer, a pizza, and a pasta dish. Everything was delicious, and the service was great. The wine is very pricey!"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "One of the best meals I ever had. I had the ricotta gnocchi and I sampled the branzino my guest had. Both were equally perfect. Attentive waitstaff. I would definitely go back and recommend it."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We have visited Tre Soldi five times now. We consistently have a delicious meal as we move through the menu trying new items. Service is good and the environment is energetic but not so loud that you cannot talk with others at your table. We will be back."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "If the noise level could be lowered several octaves, this would be a wonderful dinner choice. But the wonderful fool and service is marred by a din so loud you can't hear yourself think, never mind have a conversation."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The past few times we have been out to eat we could hardly talk across the table to each other. What a pleasant surprise to be able to talk without almost yelling. The food was also outstanding. We started with the calamari. Very tender and good. We both had one of the specials. My wife had the risotto with smoked prosciutto and mushrooms. I had the pappardelle with rabbit ragu. Both were wonderful dishes. Service was very attentive. We will be back. A great evening."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Food was excellent! Wait staff attentive but not intrudying. Owner/ GM was a gem. Made sure taxi was waiting and ready for us. Noise level was pretty high primarily due to 2 large boisterous groups. When they departed noise level was fine. Would love to come back next time we are in the city."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "This was our first visit dining here. The food and staff made it a pleasant one. The roasted beets and carpaccio were excellent to start the meal. The pizzas (Norma & Matriciana) had a nice crispy crust and a flavorful blend of ingredients. The staff was very attentive. Great service! We look forward to a return visit to try their pasta meals."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I had looked up Tre Soldi on the computer. There was a group of very appealing photos showing different foods that Tre Soldi offers. Two of the dishes looked particularly appealing. When we got to the restaurant, we didn't see one of the items. I asked the waiter, whose English leaves a lot to be desired. We couldn't communicate too well. He sent the manager over. The manager didn't know what photos I was talking about and didn't know the dish I was describing. He went away and came back later and said that he looked up the restaurant's site and found the dish I was looking for. He said that this was not the season for that dish. No one speaks Italian in an Italian restaurant. Are there NO ITALIAN waiters in Chicago??"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "We had a great evening and enjoyed a lively conversation with a guest at a table next to us, the food was good and so was the service. I'd go back.."
    Dined on 3/19/2014