Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.18mi
  2. Distance: 0.64mi
  3. Distance: 0.79mi
  4. Distance: 1.07mi
  1. Distance: 0.18mi
  2. Distance: 0.64mi
  3. Distance: 0.79mi
  4. Distance: 1.07mi

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.18mi
  2. Distance: 0.64mi
  3. Distance: 0.79mi
  4. Distance: 1.07mi
  1. Distance: 0.18mi
  2. Distance: 0.64mi
  3. Distance: 0.79mi
  4. Distance: 1.07mi

About Due Lire

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!

4520 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
View Larger Map

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Contemporary European

Hours of Operation:


Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Lincoln Ave Between Sunnyside and Wilson

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(773) 275-7878

Website:
http://www.due-lire.com/

Parking Details:
Ample street parking is available as well as a metered lot across the street.

Public Transit:
We are walking distance from the Brown Line 'Western' stop.

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 info@due-lire.com or call us 773.278.7575 for more information.

Private Party Contact:
Massimo Di Voulo: (773) 275-7878

Additional:
Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
WINE WEDNESDAYS
Join us every Wednesday for half price bottles of wine.

Due Lire Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (24)
Good for a Date (22)
Romantic (20)
See All
Special Occasion (19)
Cozy (18)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Great for Outdoor Dining (14)
Authentic (13)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Casual (12)
Comfort Food (10)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Good for Groups (5)
Fun (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Seasonal (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Scenic View (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Healthy (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Business Meals (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Sort by
S
412 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

 
 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

This place was awesome! The food is reasonably priced and delicious. A very European dining experience, don’t expect your waiter to be interrupting you every 10 minutes, but you should go here and I promise you will have a great time.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Great neighborhood restaurant. The Quality and Value are both outstanding. Italian restaurant that does not serve bread!!!!! What??????? Feels it interferes with the flavors and disturbs the pallet. Love it!!! Great care in presentation. Small, intimate............more like what you would find in Europe or side streets in Manhattan. A winner!!! This is a place that watches every plate that comes out of the kitchen.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Organic, Cozy
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

The restaurant was packed and the noise level was too much. We couldn’t hear each other well at the table. It was so nice and quiet when we were here a few months ago and ate on the outdoor patio.
Some of the food was spotty this time as well (one dish was too salty). They were very gracious about it.
I’ll give them another try on a week night or when the weather is nice enough to eat outside again.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service4
value3

 
·Dined 7 days ago

Location is great, but it's really loud, service is slow (though very friendly), the tables are too close together, and the food is average.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience3
service3
value2

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Our dinner at Due Lire was absolutely delightful in every way. The food was authentically prepared, the service excellent, and the ambiance was cozy.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 1, 2017

This place defines the term "neighborhood gem" Everything is hand made and authentic. The place is very small (maybe 15 tables) and everyone gets individual attention. The staff is friendly knowledgeable and patient. Because everything is hand made, it sometimes takes a little longer than normal to get your food, but it is well worth the wait. If you want quick, frozen and out of a box, GO SOMEWHERE ELSE!! If you want food like grandma used to make, with care, love and fresh ingredients, then this is the place for you. Best new food experience I have had in a long time.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Very charming and cozy (if the weather holds, I recommend the back patio). Incredibly gracious service by Katia, and wonderful wine (Barbera) with the salumi formaggi platter of meats cheeses and jams over toasted bread - just enough for the four of us to share. Our friends enjoyed the lamb chops and the short rib ravioli with porcini mushrooms, and we loved the maiale (wonderfully tender pork with radicchio gorgonzola risotto) and the tortelloni with brown butter sage sauce and almonds. Finished with a beautiful flan. Could not have been better!

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 20, 2017

While everything was first rate, a special shout-out to our server who translated some of the chef's descriptions into English. He also customized some of the dishes for our allergies and food preferences.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value3

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The food was fabulous and our waiter was very knowledgeable of the ingredients in the dishes which was helpful to the person with food allergies!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

All around great dining experience. Went for dinner on a Friday night and had no trouble getting a reservation and table. The wait staff was very nice and attentive. We spent about 3 hours there and never felt like they wanted us to leave quickly to turn over the table. The bread with mozzarella and pesto was amazing, as was the bolognaise (sp?) sauce pasta. Portion size was perfect as well.
Great atmosphere and an excellent date spot. Sound level is perfect for conversation without hearing everyone else's conversation.
They may have had some specials, but the waitress read them to us without any sort of specials menu, so we forgot them as soon as she read them. But that would be the only not completely positive part. Overall just an excellent meal and a nice time. I wish I had known about the restaurant before, because I would definitely return and recommend it to friends.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Cozy, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Due-Lire is delicious! I had the Spinach gnocchi which was amazingly fluffy and full of flavor.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Late-night Find, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Very good food , the streak was not the best

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Food was great. too many bugs outside and inside smelled like a flood.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience1
service5
value4

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Repeatedly go to Due Lire and will go back. Entrees were fantastic-mushroom torteloni and the polenta fries are awesome. Misto appetizer was ok, disappointed with service this visit. Server didn't speak much and we had to ask for specials.

1 person found this review helpful.
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service2
value5

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Easily one of my favorite restaurants in the city. We went for my boyfriend's birthday. Everything was just incredible.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Small neighborhood restaurant, very cozy and not too noisy. Good selection of cocktails, beers and wine. Menu was varied and interesting. We had a salad and the focaccia as an appetizer, gnocchi. Salmon and lamb chop entrees and the Nutella dessert. The entire meal was excellent, well presented with decent size portions. The dessert was the highlight and was superb. Overall great meal!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4
value4

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Amish chicken and cannellini beans were great, short rib ravioli and our salads were not as impressive

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service3

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Due Lire never disappoints! The food is fresh and authentic, the wine list is beautiful, the service is unmatched, and it's nestled right in Lincoln Square.

Tags: Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 19, 2017

This place was delicious. My husband and I split the spinach salad, the bolognese pasta, and the lamb. The pasta and the lamb were exceptional (pasta was definitely my favorite; perfectly al dente with delicious bolognese), and the salad was fine. Our server recommended a wine not on the list, which was fantastic and complemented our meal perfectly. We will likely be back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value3

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Relaxed trattoria atmosphere, charming host/owner, Massimo will answer any questions on his well rounded wine list. Food is as authentic as can be. Best tagliatelle bolegnese outside of Bologna! Got another order to go so we could have it the next day. Wonderful find and a good value. Great for A date or easy weekday evening out.

Tags: Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 16, 2017

fabulous and creative cuisine...the owner, massimo, makes everyone feel extremely comfortable, and the wait staff is always great

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 13, 2017

The lamb chops were OUTSTANDING! The squid ink pasta and shrimp was very good.
The fried cheese appetizer...just okay and kind of pricey.

Tags: Casual
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value3

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 12, 2017

We loved everything we had. There was a Burrata appetizer special with speck and roasted peppers that was perfect, and our risotto and short-rib ravioli primi plates were delicious. I appreciated that the portions weren't huge - it gave us room for dessert, and the desserts were phenomenal, especially the Babá Napoletano, which was a wonderfully moist, light, warm cake with mascarpone gelato and cherries.

Everything reminded me of the attention to detail and freshness and simple ingredients you'd find in Italy. The cocktails were also really well done and the wine list was extensive. The service was attentive and friendly. All in all, a wonderful experience - we can't wait to go back.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 31, 2017

We had a lovely dinner - great food, great drinks and great service. Nice and quiet. Staff very friendly and helpful.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Bar Seating
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
·Dined on July 30, 2017

We arrived for our reservation, and asked if we could be seated outside. They told us it would be a 20 minute wait, but we could either eat in the dinning room or wait on the benches outside by the bar. Luckily, they were able to arrange a table for three outside within five minutes.

I ordered the spaghetti. It came with tiny shrimp and peas. The noodles were good, but the quality of the shrimp and vegetables were poor (seemed like they heated up previously frozen ones). If I return, I will try something different.

Our server was informative and helpful, but I gave a "good" rating because we had to flag down the server a couple of times.

The outdoor patio was very cute. If the weather is nice, I would highly recommend eating outside rather than inside.

Tags: Cozy
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience5
service3
value2

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 29, 2017

We tried this looking for a place near the Old Town School of Folk Music where we were seeing a concert, and we were very pleasantly surprised by the food and ambiance. We sat in the back patio, which was lovely. I don't usually like alfresco dining, because it can be loud and distracting by the street. However, this was quiet and gorgeous in the back and felt European. We had the char and thought it was delicious. The staff was very nice.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Authentic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on July 28, 2017

Had a lovely time. This was our first visit and certainly won't be our last. Perfect portion sizes, great flavors and wine that pairs nicely with your meal.

Tags: Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Due Lire is a wonderful little Italian restaurant with well conceived and well prepared food, a small but nicely chosen wine list, and thoughtful service. It's not a cliched checkered-table-cloth, pasta-and-red-sauce place; the food is authentic.

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Overpriced, charged for bread, musty moldy smell in the restaurant.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service4
value2

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 12, 2017

This is a consistently great neighborhood place with very fresh ingredients well prepared.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Great food, intimate and casual space, friendly service. Go eat here!

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Bar Seating, Casual
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 1, 2017

This is the 3rd or 4th time we have dined at Due Lire. We keep coming back because we love their food. Service is excellent and there are great choices. I especially love the veal meatball appetizer and the short rib ravioli.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 30, 2017

This place seems like it has lost a step, service was not great, not attentive at all. We needed to flag our server down several time. The manager was also not helpful or engaged.
Food was solid, but overall seemed like the staff was not focused on serving the few tables in the restaurant

Tags: Authentic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience2
service2
value2

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Food was fabulous, from the appetizers, the entrees and dessert. We are looking forward to our next visit. Thank you!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 24, 2017

We found this restaurant on open table by chance but will be sure to go back. Small but very friendly place. Everything was fresh and tasty. We sat indoors as the patio was full but enjoyed the ambiance of it. The fried calamari appetizer was delicious and included an interesting variety of ingredients. I had the half chicken with polenta and loved it.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Casual, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 10, 2017

The waiter was very good but the kitchen was extremely slow. We waited an hour for our meal.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service2
value4

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 10, 2017

An excellent experience -- delicious focaccia and pasta, great wine, and fast, friendly service. Don't miss the outdoor patio seating.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Romantic, Casual, Cozy, Authentic, Fun, Good for Groups
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Due Lire is one of my favorite restaurants. Food is great, service is wonderful (Katia is awesome!), friendly and consistent.
My only concern is sometimes the noise level makes conversation a challenge. Weather permitting, the patio solves that problem.
Love Due Lire!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Wonderful!! 4th time there...can't wait to go again 👍

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 4, 2017

Great food, great service. Our waiter was very attentive knowing we were in a hurry for ou 7:00pm show. The food was extraordinary, delicious! Wish it was closer for us. We live out be Du Page airport so it's quite a drive but well worth it! Will definitely go again when we're I. The area! Highly recommended!

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.