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Due Lire

434 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
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!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Italian, Contemporary European
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Hours of operation

Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(773) 275-7878
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Private party facilities
Make DueLire Your Own! Looking for a unique space for your next private party? Private luncheons or full restaurant buy-outs are available. Contact Massimo at or call us 773.278.7575 for more information.
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Private party contact
Massimo Di Voulo: (773) 275-7878
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Cross street
Lincoln Ave Between Sunnyside and Wilson
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Parking details
Ample street parking is available as well as a metered lot across the street.
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Public transit
We are walking distance from the Brown Line 'Western' stop.
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Special events & promotions
Join us every Wednesday for half price bottles of wine.
Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine
What 434 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.5  based on recent ratings
Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We went to Due Lire for Valentine's and it was great! We live in the neighborhood and had walked by a million times so we finally made a reservation and were so happy with our choice.

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

I had the fish special. Best fish I have had in a long time. I work in Florida and live in Chicago. So, I have access to a lot of seafood. After that meal, I probably won't even try fish in Florida.

DottieH (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Outstanding place for a great dinner before a show at the Old Town School. Always superb service and food.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

We made the reservations 4 days in advance. Received a call make sure that we are coming that evening. The food and the service was excellent. They were was packed. Would definitely go back.

BMWGS (Chicago)
1.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Most dishes were too oily, even greasy. Pompous server knew nothing about the wines he was trying to push and was difficult to get attention with.

vipMocakes (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Always one of my favorites

vipSM13 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

My husband and I dined here to try something a little different on a weeknight. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. We were literally the only ones in the restaurant on a Tuesday evening and couldn't believe it because everything was great! We shared the evening's appetizer special (burrata and beets) and each had a pasta dish. I highly recommend the tortelloni! Also the wines by the glass were very good and our server was helpful with recommendations & offering to give us a taste. Will definitely go back!

vipPSdiner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

My last dining experience at Due Lire was disappointing from a food and value standpoint. The service is amazing and the ambience is nice (despite the fact that the layout is really just a rectangle). The drink and wine prices are standard but the food portions are EXTREMELY small for the price. After spending $128 for two people including tip, I was still very hungry when we left. The "Fresco" Italian bread was delicious but the short rib ravioli was a few bites of tiny thin ravioli that was mostly sauce and had the consistency of mush. Way over-rated, particularly for a whopping $19. Our server was fantastic but I wish she had been more honest about the ravioli. For tiny tapas portions, there should be tapas-style prices, not $19-25 prices for miniscule amounts of food. I like the restaurant a lot but haven't figured out how to have a tasty, filling meal there without spending a fortune.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

Cute charming and intimate. We were all happy with our meals and the service was impeccable. The entrees are done with care, but are on smaller side so I'd recommend getting an app. Nice cocktails and wine list. We went on a double date and had the loveliest time.

luv2dine (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Due Lire has been my go to for authentic Italian cuisine for the last several years. I am so thankful that I stumbled across this neighborhood gem! The owner is almost always there and is one of the nicest people you'll ever meet. The food is always delicious. If you aren't in the mood for wine, their cocktails are amazing. In the summer, the outdoor patio is very cute and cozy. The waitstaff have always been top notch. And you get all of this with extremely reasonable pricing. By far my favorite Italian food in the city!

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

My wife and I discovered Due Lire a couple of years ago, and we've been coming back ever since. We don't dine here as often as we'd like since we moved out of the neighborhood, but we are often back on special occasions (birthdays, New Year's Eve, etc). The ambiance is cozy and quiet, perfect for a table for two or four. We've sampled everything on the menu, and there is nothing that isn't perfect. They have an oxtail ragu that is to die for, and my wife (formerly a vegetarian) loves any pasta dish with their short rib. The pastas are all homemade and have that just firm texture that makes homemade pastas perfect. And when I'm not in the mood for pasta, their secondi dishes are wonderful as well. On NYE recently, I had their seared duck dish with a butternut squash puree. I don't know that I've ever had duck prepared this perfectly. It just melted in each bite. They have a lot of Tuscan DOC wines available, which makes for an authentic Italian dinner. Try ANYTHING on the menu. You will LOVE IT!

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 21, 2017

Due Lire is one of our favorite restaurants in Chicago. Everything is top notch. My only complaint is the noise level. It was completely packed and a bit hard to hear our dinner partners.

vipMartyP (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 17, 2017

Great food, excellent service. Definitely would recommend.

OpenTable Diner (Adelaide / SA)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

Great service and great food at a totally down to earth boutique operation — almost feel like I’m in Italy!

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

Mediocre food - small portions - cramped when the dining room is full. I would much rather go to Bistro Campagne next door or one of the many other dining options in Lincoln square