This restaurant had a great ambience, the wait staff were very friendly, and the food was priced right and ccoked to perfection.
Absolutely superb in every way. The food was delissimo, our server Sam was attentive, helpful but not intrusive, and we found the ambience unpretentiously pleasing, authentic, and conducive to conversation. Our group of family members loved it.
We had walked past this restaurant a hundred times and finally decided to try it. We were very surprised. Our food was great - our service was great. We will definitely go back.
The exposed brick walls makes it feel like an original Chicago dining experience. The service is attentive and knowledgeable. The wine list offers many affordable options. The food was served quickly and was delicious. The favorites from our evening were the lamb chops and ravioli. Be sure to ask for a tour to see the “old time” connection to Chicago’s mob days.
Nice restaurant. Scallops special were excellent. I’ll be back!
This is my FAVORITE place in South Loop! I LOVE IT! Excellent service, delicious food and it has a great feel that's classy but not pretentious!
Our table was ready before we arrived, and beautifully set. Our 4 year old toddler was joining us, and they promptly brought a kids-friendly cup for his water. The staff was very friendly, knowledgeable about the wines, menu, and attentive to our table. We ordered salads, main courses (a pasta and fish), as well as dessert. They even brought our son a single scoop of ice-cream (gelato) on the house. It was an amazing dinging experience.
I was very surprised with everything you look for in a great dining experience. I was not expecting the great service and quality of food. Hidden Gem!
Gioco is one of my favorite places in the South Loop. Being Italian, I appreciate the simple menu and seasonal options. It is not too filling. The olive oil, infused with rosemary and garlic is drinkable! I bring many friends, family and customers here when I am in Chicago.
Went late and really enjoyed the good food and service. I usually go late to avoid the dinner rush and noise. Staff extremely helpful and ambiance was very enjoyabkr
Consistent, healthy, flavorful food! A neighborhood gem.
This team works SO hard to make dining a true pleasure. I highly recommend for any time!
This place continues to impress me. The food is fantastic, the staff is excellent, and the atmosphere is cozy and elegant but not pretentious. The wine is great and the menue is small enoigh that they can focus in quality dished but big enough that tou get good selection. This is by far my new favorite place! Neighborhoid gem!
I absolutely adore Gioco!! A true neighborhood gem with all the charm and ambience I could want. Authentic, delicious food and great wines. Our waiter was very helpful and attentive. Since moving into the neighborhood over a year ago, I have heard rumors that this lovely spot might close down and I pray that it is only a rumor!! Please do not go -- stick around and soon our nabe will be so booming that you will be turning people away. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!
Always great food and very personable staff. I love this place. Great food at a good price.
Gioco is the best kept secret in the South Loop. Excellent variety of delicious menu options and perfectly prepared. Service is outstanding. We eat there every week and it is always a special treat. Give it a try. You won’t be sorry!
Gioco very rarely disappoints but doesn't "wow" either. We love that it is a neighborhood gem but we would like for the menu to be expanded beyond the current offering. We always have to ask for bread and we suggest that a small salad should be included in light of the entree and pasta prices (especially for pasta dishes). My other beef with Gioco is the tiny olives they use for martinis...you need a magnifying glass to see them (and they offer little taste).
This restaurant is consistently very good. The wait staff are very nice and attentive. I go regularly with my daughter a college student and they recognize us and always greet us warmly.
They refer to it as "from the Berkeley" I have no idea what that means, but it's an assortment of meats and cheeses. It is awesome! Parking is just a few doors down for $10, valet on the weekends.
Probably below average in cost for loop restaurants.
I was at this restaurant about a year ago and thought the lamb chops were the best I had ever eaten......Went there again last Saturday, and they still are the best lamb chops I have ever eaten. Although it is a little pricey, well worth it. Delicious
Wonderful little restaurant ... warm, inviting ambiance, attentive staff, delicious food and excellent wines. Great for date night or just friends gathering. We'll definitely be back!