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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
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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

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (26)
Good for a Date (23)
Romantic (20)
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Cozy (19)
Special Occasion (18)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Authentic (13)
Great for Outdoor Dining (13)
Casual (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Fun (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Notable Wine List (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Seasonal (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Healthy (2)
Scenic View (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 21, 2017

This is my go to Italian place; I've eaten here many times. Homemade pasta, fresh ingredients and every wine on the list is delicious, you can't go wrong! if you don't like the food, there is something wrong with your tastebuds!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 20, 2017

This is the real thing. Authentic Italian with fresh ingredients and loving preparation. Friendly and very informative service. Owner on the premises every night to make sure that your experience is memorable. We love this place.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Our server - Kevin (I think) - was very helpful and attentive. The pasta and chocolate tart were awesome. My water glass was never empty. Great service. Will definitely be going back but probably at a less crowded time because of the noise level.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 13, 2017

The food was excellent, however being a smaller restaurant hosting a large party the noise level was amped up. Once the huge party left, it was much more comfortable. Our server was very good but slightly overwhelmed. It wasn't her fault at all, but the restaurant could have used a 2nd wait staff. All being said, I'd definitely go back. It's still much better than many Italian restaurants in the area.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 6, 2017

We were impressed by the quality of food and service. The prices are quite reasonable. Overall a great experience.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 30, 2017

Due Lire is so good - get the gnocchi with bolognese! Amazing! We were there for a birthday and brought a cake. They served the cake for us and even brought it out with candles on it for my daughter. For no charge! We really appreciated it as she is 12 so a cake was important to her... love this place!! Highly recommend!

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food5
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Wow. Cute place, packed, even on a rainy and cold evening. Pastas were great, as was the Amish chicken and the whitefish special. Great wine list, too. A real gem.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Small gem of a restaurant. Everything prepared beautifully and with unique flavors. Service spectacular. A neighborhood restaurant that is quite special and at very reasonable prices.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Amazing. Great neighborhood find! Food was really tasty.. we'll definitely be returning soon.

Tags: Authentic, Spicy, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Food, service, ambiance were all excellent. My sister and I shared a fresh burrata for appetizer, and she had the ravioli while I had the tagliatelle for entrees. Both were delicious; you can tell that all the pasta was handmade (tagliatelle was so light!). We also got broccoli rabe as a side to share and it had a perfect amount of spiciness. Wine was great as well.

Tags: Comfort Food, Romantic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on April 19, 2017

Due Lire is a delightful, intimate Italian gem. Owner is from Naples area. The food is excellent, and they have many tasty small plates if you don't feel like excellent pasta or one of their lovely main dishes. Waiters are warm, friendly and knowledgeable.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Easter Brunch

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on April 13, 2017

Lovely dinner. Terrific fritto appetizer with perfectly fried calamari,, shrimp and artichokes. Great rack of lamb beautifully trimmed. Excellent reasonably priced wine list. Professional friendly service. Looking forward to many more dinners here.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on April 9, 2017

There was only one waiter for a full restaurant so service was extremely full. Also, at least half our orders came out wrong and the waiter just shrugged it off.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 31, 2017

I wish there were more stars to rate. Hands down best restaurant in Chicago area. I would definitely choose this place for celebrating my special occasions while I am in Chicago.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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food5
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Enjoyed dinner before a show at old town school of music. Exceeded our expectations.
Excellent food and service.our server was attentive to the fact we were attending a show at a certain time. Exceptional! Will definitely be back.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 30, 2017

My friend and I ate here before going to American Theater Company ~ no Grey Goose, but very interesting local alternatives that my friend enjoyed. Shared a very good salad and two very different calamari preparations, both very good. The bartender and one waiter kept up with several tables, impressive. Did not have coffee or desert. Will return.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 24, 2017

This is one of my favorite Italian restaurants. Our waiter was attentive but careful not to interrupt conversation. Food presentation is great and delicious!

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 21, 2017

Due Lire is a new favorite of mine...it is consistently and EXCELLENT meal with great service and at surprising prices. LOVE IT!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Outstanding Value, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 17, 2017

I really enjoy dining at this restaurant. The seafood appetizer is outstanding. All of the pastas are great. The staff are friendly and make you feel welcome. The desserts are top notch as well. The ambiance reminds me of restaurants in Italy and it overall seems to me to be a classic Italian restaurant.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 11, 2017

It was just OK. Portions were a bit small. Seemed overpriced!! Not really sure I would go back.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Good food always done well. Excellent wine and bar list and moderate cost. What more could ou want?

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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 10, 2017

First time diners at Due Lire, a Friday night dinner date with my husband. A cocktail , calamari, wine, salad , homemade pasta and delicious pistachio gelato. Great service from our helpful waiter, Mark. We will return again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 3, 2017

Fantastic food and unparalleled service!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 25, 2017

The food was delicious. Unfortunately the restaurant was unbearably LOUD. It was impossible to have a conversation without yelling. Our waitress did not service our table well. She forgot to bring an appetizer for 1 person and brought the polenta fries after the entrees were finished.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Steak was way over cooked and we were given no satisfaction.

1 person found this review helpful.
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Delicious and excellent service. We were all delighted.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Everything was good but the food portions are small. I was still hungry after eating the bolognaise dish.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 14, 2017

One of our fav's ...it reminds us of our time in Italy!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 12, 2017

Food was outstanding and the service was great.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Due Lire was a wonderful post-Old Town School of Folk dinner location. We had a reservation, but arrived incredibly early and the staff very graciously sat us early. Friendly service and fantastic food (the Gnocchi is a must!). The portions were perfect. We will be back!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 8, 2017

Love everything about Due Lire - the owner is awesome and the food is made with love!!

Tags: Fun, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Thought the food was very good! Place was crowded and a little loud but was better after 9:30.
Reasonable prices and good service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Quick Bite, Cozy
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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on February 1, 2017

Fritto misto, spegetti with clams and the arugula salad were an absolute culinary delight. This is a hidden chicago gem.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 31, 2017

Very good meal served by very warm and welcoming staff. The restaurant was very quaint and cozy. Wonderful background jazz music added to the atmosphere.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 29, 2017

We celebrated a Birthday on a Sunday evening.
It was perfect. We loved the quiet music, our servers were lively and entertaining.
We had one glitch w/ an overdone entree which was redone perfectly without fuss.
My short rib ravioli was delicious!
We will go back 😊

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Amazing food! One of our foodie guests mentioned it was the best gnocchi she's ever had. Staff is amazing and friendly.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Great atmosphere with fantastic food and absolutely excellent service. The place is a bit loud, due to the small size, but it is perfect for a cozy dinner. I would recomend to anyone.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2017

Great food- everything is homemade and delicious. Our server, Kevin, was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. He paced our meal perfectly and his advice on dishes was spot on. The place is really cute; very small. My only complaint was that I had a reservation and the only table available was the one by the door and in the way of everything. But the place was full and there wasn't much choice. And now I know why the place was full -- the food is exceptional and reasonably priced and the service was excellent. I will be back.

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Casual
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 27, 2017

Great meal and server

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