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Tutto Fresco Trattoria
Tutto Fresco Trattoria

Tutto Fresco Trattoria Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.tuttofrescochicago.com
  • Phone: (773) 281-1844
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Friday - Saturday: 5:00 PM, Sunday: 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM.
  • Payment Options: Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Efrain Padilla
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Visit our website @ tuttofrescochicago.com for more information.
  • Private Party Facilities: Visit our website @ tuttofrescochicago.com for more information.
  • Private Party Contact: Efrain Padilla (773) 936-5405

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Sheridan St.
  • Public Transit: Red Line Sheridan Stop 36 Broadway CTA Bus, 3900 W. Sheridan stop.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is available behind El Mariachi Restaurant. It is the school"s parking lot. The school is located in the corner of Sheridan and Broadway. Just enter the lot through the alley between El Mariachi and Horace Greeley Elementary School (Address: 832 W. Sheridan, Chicago, IL)
A word from Tutto Fresco Trattoria
Welcome to Tutto Fresco! Tutto Fresco translates to Everything Fresh and they are all about using only the freshest ingredients in their dishes!

There food is very Authentic Italian and the service is very friendly. Tutto Fresco is truly Italian comfort food in a setting that is very comforting too! Tutto Fresco has a large dining area lit with candles and lanterns, perfect for a date or a family dinner. Tutto Fresco is Lakeview’s best casual trattoria! The main emphasis is on the food.
Tutto Fresco"s menu focuses on true Italian dishes like chicken marsala and gnocchi in pomodoro sauce. The Portobello polenta and baked clams (stuffed with pancetta, mushrooms and anchovies) is a great choice for an appetizer and their pasta entrée's offer the most satisfying experience.

They offer a solid wine list and friendly staff (complete with Italian accents) round out the offerings at this family-style restaurant.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Always good and the food tasty. Service is always right on"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Food is always good and pleasant atmosphere. Service iis very attentive "
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "This restaurant had very solid reviews on Yelp! so we drove up from Lincoln Park. We were able to park right along Broadway. We were brought to the back room and seated next to a very large table set up for 25 people. Over the course of our dinner, the back dining room filled up with people who were celebrating. They had drinks first which meant milling about and socializing (not sitting) in the dining room which was pretty much lousy for us as we were seated next to them. They were loud and bumping into us, etc. Not their fault of course. But we should have never been sat in that situation. Food was good not great. We won't be back, it just wasn't worth the effort and the seating thing was ridiculous; it flat out ruined dinner."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We were going to the theater nearby (Mary-Arrchie) and were pleased to find street parking convenient for both. I had a very good salad and delicious risotto with spinach-stuffed shrimp. Excellent! My friend enjoyed her pasta dish too."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "We had 6:30 reservation and a show starting 8:00. When we got in the restaurant smelled like an old folks home. We were seated right away and given water and bread and oil. We had to ask for balsamic vinaigrette twice and had to tell the waiter that we were ready to order. While ordering I asked the waiter if he could put a rush on the food as we had tickets to a show and a lot of time had already gone past. I don't think we ordered until 7:15. We waited and waited. At 7:45 we had to ask that our food be boxed up as we had theatre tickets. We didn't get our boxed food until 7:55. I don't usually mind waiting at a restaurant, but we were basically ignored. When we got home after the show we warmed up our food, it wasn't even good."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "When looking for an Italian restaurant in lakeview last week we came upon this restaurant. What a find!! According to one of our guests who knows his Italian good hr thought it was superb. My eggplant parmasean was incredible as were all the dishes. We will be Back often"
    Dined on 11/10/2013
  • "Tutto Fresca is a true gem in Lakeview! I have lived right around the corner from this great place for years and finally went in for my birthday. Turns out it is absolutely DELICIOUS - super reasonably priced, great Italian, and really sweet staff. A MUST visit for anyone!"
    Dined on 9/23/2013
  • "First time here. Appetizers were excellent. Main course average and way too salty. I would give this place another try possibly with a different kind of main course. Wait staff attentive and very pleasant. Suggested wine was perfect."
    Dined on 10/6/2013
  • "Food is incredible, wait staff friendly, service attentive, nice wine list, and all moderately priced. This is our new go to restaurant!"
    Dined on 9/27/2013
  • "Great little Italian restaurant near Wrigley Field. Chicken Parm was amazing and the Zuppe De Pesi was outstanding. Service was great too! A classic Italian gem!"
    Dined on 7/19/2013
  • "Had no idea of this restaurant in the neighborhood and was pleasantly surprised by the delightful food and drink, but most especially the welcoming and friendly service."
    Dined on 7/12/2013
  • "Tutto Fresco is truly the definition of a neighborhood gem. Tucked away in a unassuming location on north broadway, this restaurant has some of the best italian food I have ever tasted. The service is fantastic, and they are always so accommodating. This has become my new favorite restaurant in Chicago."
    Dined on 6/28/2013
  • "The food was excellent as always. This is a favorite spot for our family who gather there from various parts of the city. We are never disappointed. The white fish is outstanding."
    Dined on 6/16/2013
  • "This place is truely a neighborhood gem. Me and my girlfriend have been coming multiple times for the past few months and have never been dissapointed. The cesar salad is to die for, and my pasta with vodka sauce is my favorite anywhere. The servers are always amazing, and make you feel welcome immidietly. I would reccomend this to anyone who is looking for a cute, authentic italian experiance in the lakeview area."
    Dined on 6/5/2013
  • "Had dinner there the other night, there were about 4 tables that had customers at the time and seemed to have 1 waiter so he was not that busy. The waiter was nice but indifferent. In fact, due to being deep in conversation I had forgotten that I did want a salad and another glass of wine but the waiter never asked and never came over. He was really bad although he did know the menu and the food was very good. Great value on the food, nice atmosphere but I cannot say I would rush back due to the waiter. In Lakeview there are SO MANY choices for great food, they need to fix this problem."
    Dined on 5/26/2013
  • "I would recommend that you try this extraordinary restaurant before gentrification fully takes hold of the neighborhood. Right now, you can always get a table and the ambience is such that that four people can carry on a decent conversation. Add to that some of the most deliciously prepared Italian cuisine I’ve ever found in a neighborhood restaurant, and you have the makings of a great gastronomic event. The décor is positively cheesy but that doesn’t detract from the taste one whit."
    Dined on 5/25/2013
  • "I love the food at Tutto Fresco - and I so appreciate the requests that are honored. I enjoyed a wonderous seafood pasta dish but I don't eat wheat (pasta), so asked if this diavolo dish could be served on spinach instead. no problem. want it even MORE hot? yes, please. and additional dried red chilis were brought to the table, too. Grati!"
    Dined on 5/3/2013
  • "Tutto Fresco is our favorite neighborhood restaurant. The chef is a cut above others on his Italian standards--pasta is always perfectly al dente, sauces are excellent, calamari is tender and delicate, and salads are crisp and generous. In addition, the staff are friendly, warm and always want to make sure you are happy. It's a family-owned and operated place, and the love shows."
    Dined on 5/4/2013
  • "The staff were very sweet. We had a late reservation and they were willing to stay as long as we wanted, well after the restaurant was closed. We had a lovely time and will definitely be back. Tutto Fresco is the perfect before/after spot if you're heading to the Strawdog Theatre as well. What a lovely evening!! Oh, while they do not offer alfresco dining, the full length windows open and you can experience the city vibe and warm temps. Truly lovely!"
    Dined on 4/26/2013
  • "The Veal Parmigiana is exceptional and the Tiramisu is the best I have ever tasted. The Sangiovese by the glass was delicious as well. The Tortellini soup uses a chicken broth that is a little bland."
    Dined on 4/25/2013
  • "This was my first visit here. What a great surprise!!!! The service was very prompt and courtious. The food was fantastic. The calamari was fresh, crisp and a generous portion. I ordered the mahi mahi(as did my friend) special it was exellent. The vegetables were fresh and prepared aldente as they should be. I highly recommend Tutto Fresco as it is a hidden gem in the Lakeview area and lucky for me walking distance from my residence. I will return soon and often Bill R"
    Dined on 12/4/2012
  • "Always good food and consistent. I frequent the place. Veal dishes are exceptional"
    Dined on 11/10/2012
  • "I always enjoying having dinner here as the food is delicious, the service is GREAT!!"
    Dined on 10/20/2012
  • "Had to grab a quick bite before the Springsteen concert at Wrigley Field. The restaurant is close enough to walk there quickly. The food was very tasty, service was good. A lot of variety on the menu. Only issue was that their credit card system was down so getting the bill took longer than expected. Overall, a great experience and I would strongly recommend this place."
    Dined on 9/7/2012
  • "Great little neighborhood/privately owned spot on the Northside. Difficult to park but worth the trouble for good food and service. Decor is humble."
    Dined on 8/31/2012
  • "Cute little Italian restaurant tucked in the middle of the block. Food was good, not great. Enjoyed the Gnocchi. Risotto was bit wet. Veal Marsala was very good. Reasonable prices, big portions. Extensive menu. Nice atmosphere."
    Dined on 9/1/2012
  • "nice little place. waiter was very attentive and helpful. We were there for a early dinner. not very crowded. it was good."
    Dined on 8/27/2012
  • "This was my second visit to Tutto Fresco and the I was as impressed as the first time. The food is consistently very good, very attentive and friendly service. Don't see what you want on the menu? No problem...they'll create whatever you're craving. This place is a well-kept neighborhood secret."
    Dined on 8/14/2012
  • "Very friendly and good honest food. Veal was fantactic. Very cofortable room."
    Dined on 8/12/2012
  • "First impression of the store front restaurant was not great since very basic decor and atmosphere.. However, we were soon won over by the excellent service and fantastic food. I consider myself a connoisseur of chicken parmigiana and this was one of the best ever. And my wife's pasta was to die for. Salad was fresh and tasty. Good selection of moderately priced wines. Desert was so so but did not detract from an otherwise excellent dinner. We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 7/27/2012
  • "Great family restaurant. We had chicken Marsala and spaghetti with meatballs. Our waiter was incredibly attentive and the warm bread was great too. My chicken was wonderful, my husband noted his meatballs were a tiny bit tough? However, this is a such a neighborhood gem, we will be back!"
    Dined on 6/15/2012
  • "Always terrific, food, service, cozy, reasonably prices. This will be the last five star review I will write. If I write again it weill be because Tutto went into the tank-which I do not forsee happening."
    Dined on 5/12/2012
  • "We went here based on reviews from others and it's in the neighborhood. We were not disappointed, on the contrary we were pleasantly surprised as to the food quality and service-both excellent-we will be back."
    Dined on 4/21/2012
  • "Great dinner. Great service. No music was playing when we first got there, then some started playing. Wish it was playing the whole time. This isn't a complaint, just saying. I loved it and I will be going back."
    Dined on 4/21/2012
  • "Lovely neighborhood restaurant with a friendly, professional and attentive staff. The food was wonderful, beautifully presented and very flavorful. The entrance to the restaurant is not well marked, but other than that a great experience."
    Dined on 3/29/2012
  • "Ate at Tutto for a bachelorette party after reading reviews on yelp. This restaurant was adorable. The staff was friendly and very accommodating and the ambiance was just right. The food was delicious! Everyone loved their food. I got the gnocchi and finished the whole plate. Yum!"
    Dined on 3/10/2012
  • "Had a perfect meal. The food was outstanding and the service wonderful. An absolutely terrIfic experience."
    Dined on 3/3/2012
  • "enjoyed a lovely meal on a quiet night - great service. very convenient location to two terrific theaters, too!"
    Dined on 2/28/2012
  • "We went for a pre-theater dinner on a Friday night. I was a little worried at first, since the restaurant was empty and it smelled rather musty, like an old hotel room. However, that turned out to be the only bad thing. The service was great (especially since we were the only ones there at first!), and we got good advice on a bottle of wine and menu choices. The food was tasty, mostly standard Italian but with some different choices, and everything was prepared well. We enjoyed our dinner very much."
    Dined on 2/17/2012
  • "Again, wonderful service and the food was outstanding."
    Dined on 2/17/2012