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Due Lire

4.7
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689 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Welcome to Due Lire Vino & Cucina, located in the vibrant Chicago neighborhood of Lincoln Square. Our dynamic menu highlights authentic Italian recipes made with seasonal and local ingredients with a contemporary twist. Indulge in a variety of dishes from antipastas and crostoni to homemade pasta and desserts.

Bring your friends, meet new ones, celebrate life through great food, wine and entertaining conversation. We look forward to seeing you!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 689 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Atb1
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super authentic Italian. We come here all the time. The attention to detail is perfect, the food is consistently excellent and the owner is there every night. Tip: Ask for his wine suggestions! I don't know much about Italian wines but he has really turned us on to some good ones.

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ElizabethB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent flavors and interesting combinations of ingredients. Appetizers were large and easily shareable. The lovely backyard patio is protected from the wind but open to the sky. There were 2 standing heaters (not needed when we were there) to help extend the season.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Amazing authentic Italian food. Did not disappoint.

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vipNB27
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was consistent as always. Great service and outdoor ambiance. Massimo and team do a great job!

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AlisonA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful meal with a friend outdoors on the patio, the staff did a great job of making sure everyone was comfortable and well tended to while insuring Covid precautions were being followed. Tables were distanced, small parties only and the heat lamps provided the perfect amount of warmth as the sun set. We had the calamari, fusilli pasta and pasta special and everything was delicious. Would highly recommend you support this wonderful restaurant!

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vipWilliam
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience4

We were seated late and it took quite some time for the first dish to hit the table - 40 minutes after our reservation time.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They always have the most delicious fresh food and homemade pasta . I have not found pasta as good as Due Lire elsewhere in Chicago. They never disappoint.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, excellent wine list

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PhyllisD
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seated outside in the lovely garden...service food and ambience were all very good...the chicken with roasted root vegetables was excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. A neighborhood staple.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful and magical back yard! Food was was excellent.! Wait staff and owner were friendly! Overall, a great evening!

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vipDRods
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great!

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vipBobN
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining on Due Lire's patio is a delight. The food is amazing, the wine delicious, and Massimo and his staff so friendly. We go back every chance we get and it has kept us sane through the summer of 2020.

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SarahC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely back area, delicious food, great ambience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Due Lira was awesome. The food is fantastic and creative, without being overly experimental or pretentious. The service is always perfect and the bar produces perfect cocktails.
I LOVE this place.

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EveB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Due Lire's food is excellent and the ambiance is really nice. Wait staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Dine in the outdoor patio if possible. It's wonderful!

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vipNatasha
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time dining at Due Lire. I planned a surprise birthday dinner for husband with another couple. The service & food were great! The hidden patio is just lovely and very private! I love we weren't eating on/near the sidewalk. We'll be back!

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vipFreakinFowler
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful patio and great food!

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DouginChicago
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Neighborhood gem, for sure. This was our second visit, and it was just as good as the first.

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vipL263
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Portions are a little small. I wish there were side options. I was still hungry. That being said, the food was delicious. Just be ready to order more than you normally would. This is a special night out and not a place for a casual meal as it is pricy in the end.

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vipMimosas
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such great Italian food - and they are doing a solid job with Covid and making sure all precautions are taken. Love this place.

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vipJaniceL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have eaten here many times and have never been disappointed. This is very authentic Italian cuisine with a consistent record of great quality. Very comfortable and unpretentious with great service. Felt very safe dining on the patio.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an enjoyable meal with terrific service. The salads, pastas and specials are different and bursting with flavor. Decent cocktails and wine list. The inside is nice and cozy but the outside garden in the back is superb. The owner, Massimo is very pleasant and it feels like you’re dining at his home.

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LindsayB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Celebrated my 35th birthday at Due Lire. I have lived in the area for over 10 years but had never stopped in. Sitting in the back garden made it feel like I wasn't even in Chicago. The food was good (especially the meatballs). My risotto was alright but my husbands Spare Ribs were AMAZING

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Goodfood
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent!

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vipJBFsantafe
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We ate at Due Lire in the midst of the pandemic---they have a lovely patio in the back. The food here is always excellent and reasonably priced for the quality of the food. The service has suffered just a little bit---no doubt pandemic-related. We will continue to go t Due Lire. Support local businesses!

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JohnM
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal! Shiitake pasta is superb, best since I left Italy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place and go here once every few months. Their patio is wonderful.

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vipWendy
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food plus a beautiful, quiet patio (with appropriate social distancing) and attentive service. Overall an exceptional dinner experience, we will be back soon!

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patrickf
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely spot with a nice garden/outdoor area in the back. Simple menu and solid entrees and appetizers. Would definitely return

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vipChivisit
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

We have gone to Due Lire many times and it was one of our favorite places. However, this trip was very disappointing. The biggest issue was the pasta. Normally their pasta is home made and delicious. This tasted like it came out of a box. We ordered the special pasta. Also our group ordered another pasta and felt the same. In both cases the sauce was tasteless. Finally, the service was terrible. The server did not know the menu other than memorizing the specials. We live downtown and this is too far to drive for a mediocre experience.

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chris
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor patio. Fantastic service.

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kiepkath
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. I will recommend this place to everyone and will definitely be coming back. We had the short rib raviolis, gnocchi, and the Brussels sprouts. All of them were phenomenal. The patio was very nice, and while most the tables were full I didn't notice noise coming from any other tables.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great first time experience on the patio. Service, food, and ambiance were all wonderful. Casual but still special, will definitely come back again for all kinds of occasions.

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vipPMDunes
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance on the patio. Friendly staff and great food.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner at Due Lire. The patio is lovely and the food was fantastic! The pastas are all so good and the short rib entree was also amazing. We would highly recommend Due Lire!

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vipCoach4420
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful patio, great service and delicious food!

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vipSteve
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great from appetizer all the way through to dessert. My wife said her spinach/ricotta ravioli was the best she's every had. We sat outside on the back patio and it was very nicely decorated with flowers and cafe lights. Service was also great! Very attentive and they kept my wine glass full :)

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DeliciousDish
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Our server did a fabulous job especially during these difficult Covid times.

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vipEvan
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

They did a really good job with Covid cleanliness and our waitress gave really good recommendations.

FAQs

Due Lire offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (773) 275-7878.

Due Lire is rated 4.7 stars by 689 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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