il Porcellino

4.7
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2210 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.

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4.7based on recent ratings
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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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.

MO
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.

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

Service was great,

Food was disappointing

JW
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.

DK
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.

DD
vipDeeDeeB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food.

OT
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!

EA
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.

TF
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!!!

RS
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