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Excellent food by some pros who have been at it for a while and know what they are doing.
Food was exquisitely delicious.
Waitress was very nice and accommodating to our every need.
Everything was perfection.
Excellent food and great atmosphere! Will be back again!
Birthday dinner, a nice venue with decent food. Service was excellent.
My second time there and I've really enjoyed it each time. It feels like a mix of old-school italian joint with a hipster update. Lots of fun with great food and cocktails.
Every thing was great and we were celebrating our anniversary Artichoke was was delicious as was the paper deli with a
Perfect glass of wine
Everything was wonderful. Server was friendly and prompt. Food was excellent and plenty of choices. Drinks a little pricy and watered down but everything else was fantastic!
Had dinner at il Porcellino on a Saturday night before going to the theatre. Our waiter, Peter, was welcoming, friendly and very informative. He knew the both the dinner and cocktail menus well and made several excellent suggestions. He was attentive without being intrusive. We shared the garlic bread (amazing). I ordered the ceasar salad and my husband ordered the caprese salad and we shared both. The ceasar dressing and homemade croutons were delicious and the caprese salad had a wonder soft mozzarella with very fresh tomatoes. We then split the fettucini alfredo with prosciutto which had a light sauce that didn't overwhelm the pasta as a thicker sauce sometimes does. We didn't have time for dessert but will definitely be back to try some of the other pasta dishes and hopefully have room to try some of the delicious looking desserts that other diners seemed to be enjoying!
Loved the service all around! Super friendly. Peter our waiter checked on us frequently as well. Alan! The food was delicious!! The bread to the salad and so forth!
Service was attentive, friendly, and efficient. They were sensitive to our special event and even comped us a special treat! The decor was fun and romantic, everything tasted incredible and we ordered just the right amount for the two of us. We will be back for sure!
We went with the family style. There were 5 of us and we were not even able to touch two of the entrees because we were too full! The food was great. i especially enjoyed the signature lasagna. The atmosphere was dim and cosy with plenty of decor to look at. Wine selection was excellent as well. W enjoyed our night out here very much and will return.
I thought the meatballs were good and my husband thought they were mediocre. The pasta in vodka sauce was not very good at all. The service was ok. There are many, many other Italian restaurants that are much, much better.
Went there while in chicago. It was amazing and would for sure go back again
Il Porcellino continues (for me) to be the perfect combination of decor, music (oldies, at a volume which permits conversation), menu, and service.
Every out of town friend or relative I have taken there asks to return on their next visit, including some who used to live in Chicago and are aware of the many great restaurants.
Jacob was n excellent server. Our meals were fantastic. Highly recommend!
We were celebrating our Anniversary! The food was delicious and the service was wonderful! They made you feel special. Great place! Definitely will be back and will tell everyone go visit.
Great service, music & amazing food.
We picked il Porcellino because it was close to our hotel and seemed to be relatively priced, we were pleasantly surprised with our experience! The food was amazing and the atmosphere was fun with great music playing all throughout our dinner. The staff couldn't have been nicer. We would recommend this restaurant for a family dinner, a romantic outing or even just a quick bite. The food and wine did not disappoint!
As always the friendly service and the tasty food keeps us going back on every trip to Chicago. The variety for the entire family and the ability to cook Gluten Free is an absolute plus. I always recommend to others. We always use Open Table as well, it gets busy and understandably so.
Loved it. This is our 6th visit this year. Our favorite!
Wait staff were very friendly and the food was fantastic.
What a great restaurant! Food is great, ambiance is awesome and it’s kids friendly.
Great ambience, excellent food, attentive service—a great place to grab dinner before a play.
Service was great - but good was nothing special.
The rosemary pork with Tuscan beans was AMAZING! We also really enjoyed the chicken vesuvio. We will definitely be back.
The decor was perfect. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Service was quick and attentive.
The food was absolutely outstanding. My Italian grandmother would be pleased. Prices we reasonable as well. We went before a concert so time was critical. The food was serviced in a timely manner but I never felt rushed. We will definitely be back!
Average food. Nothing special. Would not be eager to return.
One of the BEST Italian meals I have ever had in my life! The lasagna(their signature dish) is to die for!
Food is good but the menu is limited. Tables in the dining area are crowded. Bar scene seems active.
The staff and ambience is wonderful here. It's not pretentious, which can sometimes hit you in River North. I felt like I'd get some down to earth real Italian food.
We started with the meatballs and garlic butter bread, both of which were delicious. I ordered the burrata lasagna and absolutely loved it. Sauce was flavorful and the fillings were great. Good portion size. My sister order the bacon ravioli and we all loved it. Bacon is front and center. So good. The only entree lacking flavor was the chicken marsala, which my cousin ordered. It was alright, but not in the top 3 I've had. Marsala sauce was pretty thinned out and tasted a bit bland. I'd go with something else if I was dining in. We opted out of dessert, but overall it was a great dinner!
Love this restaurant! The food is so good but the service is top notch. What I value most is the level of consistency that this restaurant provides.
The butterscotch pie was amazing! The service was alright though.. I feel the server was rushing us.
Excellent food with good portions, but we made dinner reservations for 5:30 because Happy Hour ends at 6:00. We were told, however, that because we were eating dinner & weren’t at the bar, that we weren’t eligible for Happy Hour prices on drinks or appetizers. This policy is lame. Once we got past that, it was a great meal, but I probably won’t go back.
Very accommodating and not rushed. We dined early but were not rushed through our courses. The food was very good but not intense in flavor. The spicy shrimp scampi spaghetti was garlicky but I didn't taste the red pepper I expected to taste. They gave us some complimentary dishes which always adds to the good experience. I thought the prices were a little high and everything was ala carte, but it was a nice place to go for a celebration. I would eat there again.
Great atmosphere and great food and service. What lettuce is all about! Will dine again and again!
Food is really delicious and waiters are attentive and fun. My third time here and I will return.
Outstanding food and service! The restaurant gives you high-quality Italian food and specials that leave you with tough decisions on which entree to get or perhaps share. The wine selection is also an added plus.
With good food. Service was a bit slow but they were at least apologetic about it. Beware any coupons you receive via email as there are terms and conditions in tiny print that limit usage.
Amazing! Our first time going & it was everything and more we expected it to be. Will return soon!