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For 2
Wed, 2/21
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Bacchanalia - Chicago

327 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Comfort Food
  • Worth the Drive
Just minutes away from downtown Chicago, experience authentic Italian Cuisine. This family owned and operated restaurant has been in business for over 31 years;the Pieri Family from Pisa, Italy has brought all their delectable recipes here to Chicago from their hometown. This restaurant is well known for generous portions and great quality at reasonable prices. All entrees are prepared fresh to order, so a customization to your order is happily accommodated.

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.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Italian, American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday- Thursday: 11:00AM - 3:30PM

Friday: 11:00AM - 4:00PM

Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:30PM - 9:30PM

Friday & Saturday: 4:00PM - 10:30PM

Sunday: 3:00PM - 9:00PM
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Phone number
(773) 254-6555
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Maria Genchi & Luigi Amaya
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Private party facilities
We offer private parties Saturday and Sunday afternoons in addition to Monday-Thursday evenings, pending the party is of forty people or more. Smaller parties available anytime. Packages starting at $13.95
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Private party contact
Dan or Paula Pieri: (773) 254-6555
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We offer catering for almost any occasion, we have packages available, or entrees are also available by the tray. You can also customize your own package. Delivery is available. Visit out website at or call us at 773-254-6555 for more information.
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Cross street
W 24th Street
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Parking details
Street Parking is Available-
Valet Parking Available if necessary $5.00 Lunch
$7.00 Dinner
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Public transit
CTA bus service has a Western Avenue stop at 24th Street is one block from restaurant. Also a CTA Blue Island Avenue bus at Oakley is one and a half blocks away. The CTA Pink Line El-Train exits on Western and 21st Street about 7 blocks from restaurant.
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We do not have live music, however we do have a variety of Italian songs playing in our establishment.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 327 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6  based on recent ratings
Noise · Moderate
84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipanon (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Always our go-to for great Italian food. We've been coming for decades and always bring out of town guests here to showcase the quality of dining outside the trendy spots.

vipEileenP (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Great food and friendly service!

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We have always love Bacchanalia, being Valentines Day it was a bit busy and noisy but the staff goes above and beyond! Food is delicious!

Wrench (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

We love Bacchanalia. Always go there when I go to meet in the city. Veal Saltimbocca off the menu is what we order normally. Its like eating with Don Corleone. Often see families, cops, couples and sometimes maybe a Don!! Great traditional Italian with big portions and mom's house ambiance.

wbbraun (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

My husband and I met friends here for dinner. Service was fair and the food was just OK. There are other neighborhood gems I'd go to first before returning to Bacchanalia. Although, I will say, I'd return just for the canolli's which were out of this world!

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

This is "old school" friends, family and food! By far one of my favorites to sit down to a family meal.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

The food is always delicious the service is great reasonable prices my absolute favorite authentic Italian spot I recommend the shrimp Vesuvius it is delicious.

Pickey (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

Had a fantastic dinner before the Blackhawks Game. Arrived a bit early and had a couple drinks at the bar. Bartender was very friendly and easy to talk to. The food was GREAT as usual. I usually come for lunch with a couple of my buds, my Wife hadn't been here before and was blown away at how delicious the food and service was. Nobody has better Linguine and Claims than Bacchanalia! What a Gem!!

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

We've been to Bacchanalia's many times before over the years! Food is delicious real deal Italian! Our waitress was Maria! Very nice, appropriately attentive, pleasant, and helpful! Last Saturday our dining experience was enjoyable!😀

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

This place is always great. Old school at its finest. Great service, even better food

Dave (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

My daughters and I visit Chicago every year and this is the 3rd straight trip to Bacchanalia. They were asking ahead of the trip if we were going back. It's about 25 mins south of downtown and well worth the drive for authentic neighborhood Italian at very reasonable prices. Lasagna was delicious. I've had Chicken Vesuvio and linguini with clam sauce there before and they're all amazing. Place is small so nailing down a reservation via Open Table is easy and highly recommended. Love this place!

Antonio (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

Been going to Bacchanalia for 29 years. Love the food and the owners.

OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

Food was fantastic. Service was fantastic. Great value. We will be back!

Elizabeth (Chicago)
1.0  Dined on December 1, 2017

I've been coming here for years and although it had been some time since my last visit I was to learn they had changed cooks, food wasnt the same and increased pricing for alcoholic beverages to a ridiculous unwarrented amount! Not the same great place it used to be. Sad to see such a great place change in the wrong direction. I NO LONGER recommend this place. So sad.

JudyO (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on December 1, 2017

Hadn't been to Bacchanalias in years. I had the veal Parmesan and my friend had the lasagna. Neither one of us really enjoyed our meals. Her lasagna looked like a mess on the plate. My veal was ok with bolognese sauce that was too salty and slightly tart. I have had better.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on October 25, 2017

Pretty blah Italian restaurant. No specials. Routine calamari. Routine bruschetta.
Tables pushed together were unmatched and awkward for our party of 6. Routine chicken Marsala. Routine everything. Good, but not special.

viptexas (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on October 21, 2017

Awesome as usual brought my brother and his wife for the first time I don't think they will ever eat on the north side again they loved it.

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on October 15, 2017

We absolutely love this place!! We make a point to take family and out-of-town guests!

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on October 7, 2017

It would have been five stars all around but one of the dishes (Chicken Parm) was lacking in flavor. The meat sauce was fantastic!

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on September 30, 2017

Date night with my husband. Meal was quite tasty, HUGE portions! Service was extremely attentive. We each saved room for...and ordered...dessert. My husband was trying to choose between his "usual" favorite, tiramisu, and something he had never tried before. He decided to experiment and try something different. The waitress brought him a slice of tiramisu, too!