Food is too heavy for us.
Wonderful neighborhood gem! I was visiting my hometown before a concert. Fabulous food and service.
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.
Great food and friendly service!
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!
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.
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!
This is "old school" friends, family and food! By far one of my favorites to sit down to a family meal.
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.
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!!
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!😀
This place is always great. Old school at its finest. Great service, even better food
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!
Been going to Bacchanalia for 29 years. Love the food and the owners.
Food was fantastic. Service was fantastic. Great value. We will be back!
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.
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.
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.
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.
We absolutely love this place!! We make a point to take family and out-of-town guests!
It would have been five stars all around but one of the dishes (Chicken Parm) was lacking in flavor. The meat sauce was fantastic!
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!
A hidden gem! Great tasting authentic Italian cuisine. Friendy and efficient service - they truly make you feel welcome and thank you profusely for coming. Best meats sauce that I've ever had! Try the Tiramisu - It's a recipe from Italy and it's to die for! The prices are reasonable and the serving size are large. I highly recommend it and it's worth the drive. We've been there twice now and drive in from Downers Grove each time.
Good and service is always great
I had the chicken Vesuvius (trying to eat healthy), and it was very good. My friends both had the gnocchi (one had spinach & the other cheese), and they both loved their dishes. I tried some of the spinach gnocchi, and it was to die for! I would describe them as little pillows from Heaven! So fresh and delicious!!! I would drive in from the suburbs just for this dish.
Amazing food. Been going for almost 40 years. Still one of the best Italian restaurants in Chicago !
I took my wife here over 40 years ago when we were dating. Great Italian food. The meatballs are very good, but a little on the small side. Service is good,but when it's busy,they tend to rush you. They use to send me notices of specials and deals,but I haven't gotten anything lately.
Food and service were good. Disappointed they said they did NOT HAVE my Open Table reservation - and there were 7 of us celebrating a birthday!
Went here for my husband's birthday after he requested 'authentic' Italian. I stumbled upon Bacchanalia, and it did not disappoint! Food and service were amazing. Our waitress and bus boy were super attentive. If you want AUTHENTIC Italian, with zero frills, this is your spot. It's on a quaint street in Pilsen/Heart of Italy neighborhood. Can't wait to go back!
This is my family's favorite restaurant. Everything is delicious. It's a small, cozy authentic Italian restaurant and we're always excited to go back.
Despite talking to the restaurant directly, we were not informed of a street festival, that made it impossible to reach for someone totally unfamiliar with the area.
In a neighborhood of good Italian restaurants, this one is excellent. I had the best veal saltimbocca ever, without tons of cheese, but with outstanding flavor. A seat near the window in back let in the light of summer. The service is friendly and attentive. Looking forward to going back.
We needed a place to seat 14 last minute for a graduation dinner and OpenTable led us to Bacchanalia. We were soo glad it did. Such a cute, neighborhood Italian restaurant with delicious food. They accommodated us so well and everyone enjoyed their dishes. The bus boy especially was so polite and helpful. Thank you so much
Chicken Vesuvio, Shrimp Vesuvio, their own tiramisu. We never ever leave hungry or disappointed.
Had reservation and were seated right away. Amazing staff. Very attentive. Liz our waitress was wonderful. Food was amazing. Come hungry. Will be back.
I've heard about it for years and finally decide to try it ...well worth the wait and will definitely return...Great food and old style cuisine...I would recommend it for sure...xoxo
First of all you should know this is not in' little Italy' as we thought>it is in' heart of italy' about 3 miles further out. the food is authentic Italian and very good but the atmosphere is like you are in a grandmas home. Sorry to say the stuffed clams are not so good>>fresh but lacking flavor. If you were in the area this would be worth the stop, but as a destination place it falls a little short. While waiting for the uber we found the characters at the bar to be very colorfull!!!! and friendly>>fun to talk to>>>could have spent more time there
Bacchanalia was perfect. I hadn't been to the original Italian neighborhood in many years and wanted to do something different with our kids for there Spring Break and celebrate their birthdays. Loved it!
We have eaten here before and the atmosphere and the people that work there are great. Liz is such and wonderful person who is a server, the owner Paula is so nice. The drinks are fabulous and food is delicious, it's just a fun place to go on a date or with friends. We'll be back there often!
Authentic neighborhood restaurant. Owners in the kitchen and employees are locals. Food great, everyone friendly.