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il Porcellino, Chicago, IL

il Porcellino

4.7
4.7
3200 Reviews
$30 and under
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. Our seasonal menu focuses on housemate 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 primarily from Italy. To help offset restrictions on our business resulting from the COVID-19 crisis, a 3% surcharge has been added to all guest checks. If you would like this removed, please let us know.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 78 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Wine Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 595-0800

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jose Aguilar

  • Catering

    Contact ilporcellinoparties@leye.com or call 312.595.0800 for more details.

  • Private party facilities

    il Porcellino offers private dining for a range of group sizes and occasions — from small, intimate gatherings to large corporate events. Our private dining spaces are dynamic and customizable and can be tailored to suit your needs.

  • Private party contact

    Jeri & Katelyn: (312) 595-0800

  • Neighborhood

    River North (Chicago)

  • Cross street

    Clark St.

  • Parking details

    Valet parking available Wednesday-Sunday. Metered street parking is also available.

  • Public transit

    Merchandise Mart Brown Line Grand Red Line

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. RA

    RAndy

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Just ok. Waiter Jesse was great. Drinks were good, but we can find that anywhere. Food was just ok. Not a lot of flavor. And everything came out warm, not hot. There are better places for Italian food
  2. CD

    ChicagoDiner

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Nice ambiance, feels like old Chicago, and lots of good energy in the dining room. Only dings in score because our server never came to our table to get us started for 15-20 minutes until we asked if we had a server. They found our server, and then it went well after that. Once ordered, the food came pretty quickly. Food quality was good.
  3. JN

    JNichs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food3service4ambience5
    The manager went out of his way to make our group feel welcome and get us a table large enough to accommodate us all. Happy hour drinks were great and well priced, service was friendly and gave us delicious recommendations, and the food was delish. Definitely a win!
  4. JL

    JakeL

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A mainstay. Even if it hasn't been around as long as some others, it certainly has the feel of a place that has. The lasagna is killer, the salads are wonderful, and service has been wonderful every time we've gone. Slightly on the loud side, but nothing egregious.
  5. S

    Suzano

    New England

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good selection and food. Service was very good. Great neighborhood Italian restaurant

    il PorcellinoResponded 3 days agoThank You Suzano! We cant wait to have you back!

  6. JK

    JimK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    noise level was a little high but everything else was fabulous!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    There were about 6 different parties waiting to be seated. The host kept looking toward the back as if he was waiting for someone. There were empty tables in every section. At 5:05, about 5 servers came out from the back area as if they were in a meeting. We were then seated. My suggestion- don’t have a meeting when the busy dinner hour is starting.
  8. s

    sages

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    The service was great! However, the food was lack-luster. Based on the reviews I was expecting it to be delicious. But it was just good standard Italian, nothing special.
  9. PT

    PaulaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    il Porcellino was a slice of heaven. Fresh, delicious and luxiour italian fare that checked all the boxes. No frills, really really awesome food and great service. HIGHLY reccommend the burrata lasagna and ravioli al forno as well as the garlic bread. Had a great spritz too during happy hour and OMG, the tiramisu!
  10. JJ

    JossJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Love the energy inside and pasta is great! Can dress pretty casual

    il PorcellinoResponded 3 days agoThank you JossJ. We look forward to having you back soon.

  11. EB

    ElizabethB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Unforgettable flavors! One of Chicago’s finest Italian restaurants.

    il PorcellinoResponded 3 days agoThank you Elizabeth! We look for to having you back soon.

  12. SG

    SharonG

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    The place was packed. The host was extremely friendly and kind. The food was amazing. However, it was very difficult to hold a conversation. The noise level is high for a dinner place and it wasn’t as relaxing as I had hoped for but the food was still amazing.
  13. VM

    VMBCHI

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Third time Ive been to Il Porcellino! Amazing food service and atmosphere!
  14. LD

    LizD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spent my birthday and it was incredible dining experience. Great service from everyone!! Absolutely awesome.
  15. I

    Isabella

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    Food never disappoints! The server unfortunately neglected our table for over 30+ minutes after we were clearly done eating/ready to get the bill, and did not walk on our side of the restaurant the entire time. However, still a great restaurant that I would recommend. Love the atmosphere.
  16. f

    frequentdiner

    Minneapolis

    223 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    223 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun environment and many made from scratch pastas. Get the eggplant Parmesan or the lasagna. Really great place!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, every course. Jesse our waiter was friendly, helpful and made the experience enjoyable. We ordered the garlic bread(one of best I’ve ever had), the grilled calamari, chopped salad (added shrimp) the spicy shrimp spaghetti, the vodka rigatoni (we added sausage), and the gnocchi. We then topped it off with the bombolini and tiramisu for dessert. the Each dish was enjoyed by our party of four. Quality and value for the meal!
  18. SK

    SkyKing

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience4
    Service remains spotty. Our server was attentive when he was available. We finally had to ask for help from a supervisor to check out in order to leave on time. A big party was in the back room which apparently siphoned off the needed help.
  19. b

    bruceg

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Brussel sprouts. Lasagna. Happy hour. Great music. Super service. All good
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Get the lasagna, fantastic
  21. SF

    SFeZA

    New Mexico

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    OMG - just go! SO. GOOD.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was phenomenal italian food with a classy vibe. Would return.
  23. RS

    RachelS

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Vodka sauce was amazing. Absolutely loved and highly recommend.
  24. MB

    MarianaB

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Overall it was a great experience. We had to get the waiter’s attention multiple times in order to get serviced.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a sweet spot for delicious Italian food — one of my sister’s favorites in Chicago, so I was excited to try and it didn’t disappoint. Will definitely be back! Would recommend for date night.
  26. TB

    ToddB

    Cleveland

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing and service was awesome!! We loved the stuffed artichokes!
  27. LC

    LindaC

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It lives up to its usual excellence. The special of the evening was simply superb. Our waitress was friendly, efficient, an very welcoming. In fact, all of the staff were very welcoming. With all the italian options in the neighborhood, we always come back to Il Porcellino.
  28. MD

    MaryD

    Milwaukee

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed a variety of dishes here- artichoke and grilled calamari appetizers, Italian salad, ravioli, seafood pasta, tiramisu, and gelato. Every dish was great- especially the ravioli and the gelato. Great wine list, excellent service, fun location. Best Italian food we’ve had in a long time!
  29. f

    favoritebrother

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my wife’s, Susan, 69th Birthday. The server and food was outstanding.
  30. JE

    JacobE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was amazing, food was delicious and the ambiance was great, would definitely come back.
  31. A

    Angela

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the food to the service everything was perfect!

    il PorcellinoResponded on September 7, 2022Thank you Angela!

  32. M

    Michaelj

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    Despite the 1950s Johnny Rockets/Sonic Burger Themed music blasting so loud it was difficult to have a conversation, the restaurant was fine. Brussel Sprouts were the only positive, memorable item. The meatballs weren't awful; garlic bread tasted as if it had been sitting on the counter since this morning, uncovered. Chicken Parm was edible with sauce from a freshly opened jar. Alfredo was tasty, but it's tough to mess up this entree. Tiramisu was as delicious as others wrote; the chocolate cake was most definitely a frozen product that was served cold with runny whipped cream. Based on reviews and photos, we had high expectations. However, we lowered them immediately when we heard the poor choice of music when we walked through the door. Lettuce Us Entertain You Restaurant Group usually hits a home runs too.
  33. DB

    DavidB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for our anniversary. Staff was amazing. Food was even better. Asked for favorite recommendations and they couldn't have been better. Thanks for an amazing evening
  34. MK

    MayaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    phenomenal food! lots of vegetarian options, garlic loaf is a must!

    il PorcellinoResponded on September 7, 2022Thank you Maya! We cant wait to have you back.

  35. DB

    DavidB

    Detroit

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Literally the epitome of what you would expect an old school Italian joint to be. Everything we had was on point. Would go here all the time if I lived in Chicago.

    il PorcellinoResponded on September 7, 2022David, Thank you for the kind words. We cant wait to have you back for dinner.

  36. J

    Journey

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was absolutely delicious and the decorations were so cute! Definitely will be visiting again the next time I find myself in Chicago.
  37. PF

    PatrickF

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Il Porcellino is my FAVORITE Italian restaurant in the Chicagoland area! The service, IMPECCABLE! The food, OUTSTANDING!! DO NOT MISS eating at this INCREDIBLE restaurant!!! They do NOT disappoint!

    il PorcellinoResponded on September 7, 2022Patrick, Thank you for the wonderful words and review. We cant wait to have you back again.

  38. LB

    LindaB

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Note, they won’t seat you until your whole party is there. Not a bad thing, grab a drink at bar and enjoy the music. Just note it when planning. Everything was great. There for a dinner with my boss and a colleague and it was so good. Will definitely come back.

    il PorcellinoResponded on September 7, 2022Thank You for the kind words. We look forward to having you back soon.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience2
    Great food with Terrible service from some of the waiters. Front Desk were nice and hospital. We ordered their Lasagna and Spagatti Meatballs. Dishes tasted good, Spagatui was kinda under cooked. Waiter Joaquin M was a horrible waiter. He on purposely ignored our polite request more than 3 times, even though we just need to get a straw and refill our soft drink. He was so rude that eventually brought us the drink when we completed the dishes, and knocked the glass on the table. He was too busy to serve us, since he provided excellent service with nearby tables which ordered wines.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice red sauce Italian…great cocktails and the green chopped salad was delicious. Really nice waitstaff. Manager was also very nice. Allowed us to push our reservation to later without grief. Came and chatted with us at the end of our meal. We would go back.

    il PorcellinoResponded on September 7, 2022Thank you for the kind words. We look forward to having you back for a Five star experience!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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You can order delivery directly from il Porcellino using the Order Online button. il Porcellino also offers delivery in partnership with 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 3200 OpenTable diners.

il Porcellino does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 78 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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Google Map for il Porcellino

59 W. Hubbard St., Chicago, IL 60654

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Clark St.

  • Neighborhood

    River North (Chicago)

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Wine Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Valet parking available Wednesday-Sunday. Metered street parking is also available.

  • Public transit

    Merchandise Mart Brown Line Grand Red Line

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jose Aguilar

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (312) 595-0800

  • Catering

    Contact ilporcellinoparties@leye.com or call 312.595.0800 for more details.

  • Private party facilities

    il Porcellino offers private dining for a range of group sizes and occasions — from small, intimate gatherings to large corporate events. Our private dining spaces are dynamic and customizable and can be tailored to suit your needs.

  • Private party contact

    Jeri & Katelyn: (312) 595-0800

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