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il Porcellino

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2218 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Il Porcellino, located in the heart of River North in downtown Chicago, is a neighborhood restaurant offering classic Italian-American comfort food in a casual setting. The seasonal menu focuses on housemade pastas, vegetable antipasti and daily specials, all crafted with ingredients sourced from quality artisans, purveyors and local farmers. The fun and approachable wine program encourages sharing with selections from southern and central Italy.

To help ensure the safety of our guests and team during this time, we have developed some new dining standards:
• Table reservations are limited to 1 hour and 45 minutes in order to allow for proper sanitization of the table for the next guests.
• Everyone is asked to please wear masks when entering and leaving the building. Our team will be in masks at all times. All guests and staff are to practice safe social distancing.

We sincerely appreciate your cooperation, and loyalty, and look forward to having you
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • 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 2218 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
service
4.7
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4.5
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDAVIDF
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the staff was fantastic and they are adhering to social distancing and mask wearing in an hospitable why

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vipCarissaG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best italian food I have had in a while. The service was beyond great, and the atmosphere was good as well. Very clean and social distancing in full effect!

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Israel
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First thing I have to say is this place is excellent all around from the food, to the service, and the environment. My mask had ripped upon getting there and the manager had courtesy masks for people that didn’t have one. He kept everyone safe and was real comforting upon checking in. Our waiter was excellent explaining the specials and always checking in on us. The food was on another level, everything tasted fresh. My girl don’t and I were celebrating our anniversary and she loved the environment and decorations inside. Would definitely come back again.

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Beanygirl23
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed everything. The staff was wonderful. Great service Excellent food

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vipAndrewM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always one of our favorite places in the city. Great food and great atmosphere.

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Brad
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delish

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MarkB
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The service was not great. We had to ask a few times for certain things, and our waiter was not terribly attentive. The food tasted good, but my girlfriend got pretty sick that evening, and we think it might have been from her meal.

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KJ0807
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, vibe, ambiance and music. This is my new favorite spot.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Busy night- could tell service was a bit off because of being possibly over sat. Wanted a birthday dessert sent out which was mentioned in notes with reservation but failed to receive one. Overall wasn’t too bad.

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vipMOLL
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Hostess asked that I wait to be seated until my other guest was there. However, after that she proceeded to seat other people without their party being there.

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mkush
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

loved everything - a teeny bit annoyed someone (not our server) dropped off our check before asking if we wanted anything else. overall, we had a wonderful meal with delicious salad and pasta, and the most delicious espresso martini for dessert. we will be back :)

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out standing food and service. Will go back next time in town.

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vipMichael31
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration for our daughter. Cheerful, personable staff and an upbeat atmosphere! Complimentary dessert.

Great evening!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, atmosphere, and service.

JJ
vipJenniferJ
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this place

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CarolG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very good. Even had several meatless entrees for the Lenten season. Tables might be a bit too close but otherwise a very comfy atmosphere. Loved the older music that they played. Our waiter was very helpful in selecting the perfect meal for us. Would love to come back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

great. il porcelino is always enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience4

Service was great,

Food was disappointing

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JWBHoldings
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat and will always make a visit here when Im in Chicago.

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KarenD
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Lovely service but food was nothing special. Truffle bread was ok, Brussels sprouts very good but served cold. Calamari sub par. Pasta dishes were tasty but, again, served barely warm.
I wouldn’t return.

JR
JenniferR
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service was wonderful and most the food was great! My friends had the fettuccine alfredo and they said it was just okay. I had the cacio e pepe and it tasted great but the butter/oil started to seperate.

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vipDianeK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went for our anniversary and our server was excellent. They surprised us with a glass of Prosecco & lemon cookies.

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vipDeeDeeB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

30th birthday dinner date

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went for dinner and it was great! Authentic Italian food, and a friendly and informed staff. Would definitely recommend!

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EADn
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Old-Italian vibes, great food, great service. Would recommend and go back. Happy hour deals were outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Italian food. Excellent service. Owner makes you feel like your family.

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TommF
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First hostess was going to seat us at a table we didn’t want, right at the entrance, we asked for a different table and she seemed perturbed, and wasn’t very friendly. Everyone else was great!!!

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RyanS
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food with very friendly staff and a cute environment

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vipVlahoula14
Chicago
51 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I have been to il Porcellino a few times and the food never disappoints. The Tuscan cheese bread and crispy burrata are a must. Pasta is fresh and with all highest quality ingredients. The Italian donuts and pistachio gelato are also highly recommended. Cocktails are great, especially the negroni. My only criticism is the service is hit or miss. This visit our wait person was nice enough but talked so fast that we had no idea what she was saying. It was a busy night but it would have been nice to be able to ask a question and understand the answer.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great, solid Italian family style restaurant. Nice ambiance for dinner but good for all occasions. Roasted pork shank special was outstanding.

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AnnaT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and the food was really good.
Nice ambience. I would absolutely come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and so was atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vacation in Chicago

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vipfoodie1234
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came to il Porcellino for my husband’s birthday, and what a great experience! Our server greeted us in a timely manner and extended a nice welcome treat to us. Our food was all excellent, and the portions were definitely quite hearty, so great bang per buck. Our server also brought an ice cream dish to celebrate my husband’s birthday, which he greatly appreciated.

We would definitely come back here. The service was exceptional and the food was delicious (especially the truffle garlic bread!!)

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vipAriana28
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

That’s was my first time in Il Porcellino!
Great place! Food was phenomenal- the Best Italian place in dieting Chicago! Highly recommended

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vipCharlieS
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dinner was awesome! Our server Peter was incredible! Definitely going back, this place has become our favorite in Chicago.

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ClareN
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I will go back....from the atmosphere to the food to Peter, our waiter...all great!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A little cramped, but good!

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Kelly
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The service was extremely slow but the food was worth it.

FAQs

il Porcellino does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar, Postmates and Uber Eats. il Porcellino also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 595-0800.

il Porcellino is rated 4.7 stars by 2218 OpenTable diners.

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