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Fantastic food, vibe, ambiance and music. This is my new favorite spot.
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.
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.
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 :)
Out standing food and service. Will go back next time in town.
Birthday celebration for our daughter. Cheerful, personable staff and an upbeat atmosphere! Complimentary dessert.
Great food, atmosphere, and service.
Absolutely love this place
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!
great. il porcelino is always enjoyable.
Service was great,
Food was disappointing
Great place to eat and will always make a visit here when Im in Chicago.
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.
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.
We went for our anniversary and our server was excellent. They surprised us with a glass of Prosecco & lemon cookies.
30th birthday dinner date
My husband and I went for dinner and it was great! Authentic Italian food, and a friendly and informed staff. Would definitely recommend!
Old-Italian vibes, great food, great service. Would recommend and go back. Happy hour deals were outstanding!
Excellent Italian food. Excellent service. Owner makes you feel like your family.
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!!!
Delicious food with very friendly staff and a cute environment
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.
Great, solid Italian family style restaurant. Nice ambiance for dinner but good for all occasions. Roasted pork shank special was outstanding.
Great service and the food was really good.
Nice ambience. I would absolutely come back.
Food was great and so was atmosphere!
Vacation in Chicago
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!!)
That’s was my first time in Il Porcellino!
Great place! Food was phenomenal- the Best Italian place in dieting Chicago! Highly recommended
The dinner was awesome! Our server Peter was incredible! Definitely going back, this place has become our favorite in Chicago.
I will go back....from the atmosphere to the food to Peter, our waiter...all great!!
A little cramped, but good!
The service was extremely slow but the food was worth it.
Amazing meal as always- great wine suggestions
This place is fantastic! I would highly recommend this restaurant.
Staff was friendly as always and welcoming
Went with some friends and enjoyed it overall--good atmosphere and good food, with good service, but our server was kind of a jerk. I don't know if he was having a bad night or what, but he was never friendly, all business, and when we wanted to divide the check after he'd brought it as one check without asking before he printed it, he almost threw it on the table in irritation. So......sorry, but when we're clearly not all family, he should've asked. It soured what would've been a really nice experience.
Great experience, great food, great service!
Fantastic food with great service.
Best italian spot in the city! Love the classic music, amazing food for a good price.