Tutto Fresco Trattoria
Tutto Fresco Trattoria

Tutto Fresco Trattoria

  • 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 7739365405

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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Tutto Fresco Trattoria reviews from OpenTable diners
13 reviews since July 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (9)fit for foodies (3)romantic (2)good for groups (1)special occasion (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • The first bite
    Zither
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    The first bite says a lot! After my first bite of veal Marsala. I said awesome!. We went mid week; not crowded; enjoyed quiet conversation We will be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great staff, terrible food
    brlaleVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Our waiters were fantastic, and the wine was reasonably priced and delicious. But the food was simply awful. My spaghetti and meatballs tasted like a giant lean cuisine and my fiance's chicken parm - the first one - had breading so soggy it was sopping wet, and was lukewarm on the outside but lava temp inside. A sure sign of microwave. He tried to eat it but the chicken was so tough he gave up and asked for a new one. It came out - 30 minutes later - much the same as the last one. He was so hungry by then that he ate it, after pushing the mushy breading out of the way. I felt bad for the staff because they were all so courteous and nice, but we certainly won't be going back any time soon. Maybe if Gordon Ramsay gives them a visit.
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  • Great Neighborhood Dining
    DEL605VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Last Thursday - when "winter" made an early visit with low temps, rain, grey sky's, etc. we decided to venture out and get some great Italian food. Looking to try something different we found Tutto Fescro which had a great review on Yelp and was close by. It was a really great meal, the service was really good and a warm, inviting quiet little place. A super nice change from the many larger Italian restaurants in the area. The personal service comes through.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hidden gem
    algonquin
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This is a great little restaurant. I would have expected it to be more crowded on a Saturday night. The food is absolutely delicious and the service is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 9 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 52 reviews are from the Tutto Fresco Trattoria reviews archive.
  • gain always good
    Consistent
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Always good and the food tasty. Service is always right on
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointed
    LPFoodie
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good as always
    Consistent
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Food is always good and pleasant atmosphere. Service iis very attentive
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food and street parking too!
    guest
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • You will wait for your food
    sarahkate
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find!
    MishVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2013
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time here. Appetizers
    pjones
    Dined on 10/6/2013
    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.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    Food is incredible, wait staff friendly, service attentive, nice wine list, and all moderately priced. This is our new go to restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tutto Fresca is a true gem
    CHIRDVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfecto!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Surprise
    BJLEE
    Dined on 7/12/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Neighborhood Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 6/28/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bellissimo!
    babs
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • WOW!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 6/5/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • if only the waiter cared......
    Alexlovestoeat
    Dined on 5/26/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hidden Treasure
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/25/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Careful preparation, warm service
    ellyVIP
    Dined on 5/4/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had it my way!
    WindyCityLoVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2013
    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!
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  • The staff were very sweet.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/26/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Tiramisu and Veal Parmigiana
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 4/25/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This was my first visit here.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 12/4/2012
    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
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always good food and consistent.
    Consistent
    Dined on 11/10/2012
    Always good food and consistent. I frequent the place. Veal dishes are exceptional
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • I always enjoying having dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/20/2012
    I always enjoying having dinner here as the food is delicious, the service is GREAT!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Had to grab a quick bite before
    ErloVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2012
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cute little Italian restaurant
    DFIDinerVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2012
    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.
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  • Great little neighborhood/privately
    houseofcorsVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2012
    Great little neighborhood/privately owned spot on the Northside. Difficult to park but worth the trouble for good food and service. Decor is humble.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • nice little place. waiter
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/27/2012
    nice little place. waiter was very attentive and helpful. We were there for a early dinner. not very crowded. it was good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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  • A true neighborhood gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/14/2012
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Very friendly and good honest
    Consistent
    Dined on 8/12/2012
    Very friendly and good honest food. Veal was fantactic. Very cofortable room.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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  • Pleasantly Surprised
    Dewey
    Dined on 7/27/2012
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yumm!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/15/2012
    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!
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    neighborhood gem, romantic
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  • My last review
    Doug
    Dined on 5/12/2012
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hidden gem
    Doug
    Dined on 4/21/2012
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dinner. Great service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    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.
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  • Lovely neighborhood restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/29/2012
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ate at Tutto for a bachelorette
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/10/2012
    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!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate