Bacchanalia - Chicago
The restaurant is recognized by many Chicago food critics and it has also been chosen by Zagat's as being one of the 1000 Top Italian restaurants in our country. We are a small hidden gem in this great big city. The restaurant atmosphere is cozy and quaint and the service is friendly and accommodating. Come let us feed you.
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We took my mom out for dinner and it was an amazing night. Thanks to the staff we had a great time!!!
The baked clams are amazing! One of the best Italian restaurants in Chicago!
Our night was very very nice. We had good service and wish they bar area was a lil bigger. We would have stayed for drinks! Will be back again!
Pedestrian Italian. The white fish and salmon were excellent, the portions are big, and the price is right. But there's just something lacking from the true Italian cooking we expected.
Perhaps the best Italian in all of Chicago. No frills, but the food is full of thrills.
very low quality of food
Janet was our server and was just a delight. The food was amazing!! We sat at the bar after dinner for a night cap. Can't wait to go back there again.
The food was exceptional as always we always have wonderful service. My lasagna couldn’t have been better.
A quaint atmosphere with exceptional food! Everything was remarkable. The baked clams were delicious, pasta dishes were wonderfully rich. This is a really authentic Italian eatery everyone's food was beyond excellent! You will not be disappointed.
Very nice. The food was delicious. Service was very good. And A glass of wine, was a real glass of wine. Thank you we will be back soon with our friends.
Always a great menu with freshly made food. The service was awesome! Always good to be back for a great meal.
We go at least once a year & usually more often. We love the old school everything. This place is the real deal.
New Year’s Eve dinner was excellent, as usual!
What a wonderful dinner! We went here for my birthday and had such a nice time. Everything about the meal was just how I remember it to be from 20 years ago. Very classic Italian food; everyone makes you feel like you are at home. The lasagna was amazing and such a huge portion! You will not be disappointed!
Went with 4 people. Only one Person at our table did not like her entree. Everyone else enjoyed their meal. Would go back again,
The service was great & food was delicious. Love the old Italian home cooking.
Great service, great food, great staff!!
The place is as good as I remember it. The food is excellect Italian and the white fish is the best I ever had. Like a neighborhood restaurant which it is .
Great veal parm and lasagna! Tiramisu and cannoli was spot on as well. Good house Chianti.
The food was amazing. We had the baked clams, lasagna and the lobster diavolo. The best Italian food I’ve ever had.
Amazing food and great service! Stuffed gnocchi was outstanding! Just make sure you leave time for valet ... it takes awhile.
I love Bacchanalia. My friends and I have been coming back for years for our annual Christmas dinner. I love that this restaurant has been in the same family for years and years. The food is always outstanding and is made fresh. I have recommended this restaurant to friends and they are very grateful for the recommendation.
We were a group of 16 and then added 3 more at time of order, so not an easy group at the outset. That being said, the restaurant was not busy and okay with our size. The service was very good, attentive and knowledgeable. I don't believe anyone was disappointed or surprised with their meal, except the size, which, in all cases, was enough and then some. The overall value is well worth the stop and if you are hungry, I mean really hungry, order the lasagna and you will be pleased. Very happy with our choice and would recommend a stop by.
Always a great meal at Bacchanalia!
Celebrated our Italian heritage before seeing Sebastian Maniscalco! Great food and times.
I’ve been going there for over 30 years and it never disappoints. Great people and great food.
This place is amazing! The food is delicious, the ambiance is lively but not too loud and the wine is great too. My girlfriend and I have been here twice in the past few months and both times it was delicious. It's definitely our first pick if we want Italian food.
Restaurant is waaaayyyy too small but the quality of the food is excellent. They need to seriously consider moving into a larger space.
Able to accommodate our large 10+ person group. But I can see it perfect for 2-4 people as well. Food came quick, in large portions, and delicious, for an affordable price.
We were in town for the Chicago marathon. Baccanalia was outside the loop but a very nice surprise! Everything was great
Always a pleasure to dine at Bacchanalia! Love the atmosphere, old school Italian portions and value. A warm embrace every time we visit. Can’t wait to go back.
Celebrated our 30th anniversary.
Love the decor , great service & delicious Italian food
our new favorite italian place in chicago
yummy food, generous portions reasonable prices
a fun adventure in a new "hood"
Great food , the staff is very nice and always a great price !!!
They were very accommodating on my birthday!
Great food. Small tables. Tremendous value.
Shhh don’t tell anyone what a super restaurant this is great food excellent service
Good sized portions reasonable prices
We will return
This was always one of our favorites in Chicago, but it seems to have gone down a couple of pegs. No more free, delicious focaccia bread! Food was good, but not great. Had to ask another waitress for drink refills. There are many other good Italian restaurants in the city. Bac’s needs to step up their game!
The food never disappoints! Awesome wine list, as well!
I know we are spoiled because we love this place and have been going here forever. This really is no reason to look for Italian dishes in an old school Italian restaurant setting! With a recent remodel the place looks great. Entrees are spot on. The staff once again brought their A Game. Last week we took my buddy, Mike from Iowa, to the restaurant and seven days later is still talking about it!