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One of our favorites. Always have an enjoyable dining experience here.
We loved the atmosphere. The service was great. We both had the Lasagna and shared Brussel Sprouts. Both were very good. We kept meal to a minimum because we had a mission after for a specific location for dessert. So we can’t comment in theirs which i am betting pretty good. Would definitely go back on a return trip
We went to il Procellinos with a group of 6 for my daughter's birthday. We had the family style dinner and everything was delicious. Great service! A big comfortable booth that easily sat six. Everyone in our group loved it!
Thanks to the other reviews i found this awesome place to dine.. i am a vegetarian so i generally have a hard time finding food i like. For us, the main criteria is ambience for which i would give full 5 stars because it was lovely inside as well as music was lit!! About the food , from the options i found, the garlic bread is a must try and would be honest that if was one of the best i had.. we also tried brussels sprouts without bacon with parmesan cheese which was aptly crisp, we loved that too. We ordered Rigatoni alla vodka which was not bad but would not give 5 stars.
Drinks were also very nicely presented and it tasted good.
I would like to make special mention about our server, i dnt remember her name but she was so pleasant and guided through the menu so nicely.
Overall experience was great and would highly recommend it for a date or with group of friends!!
First time and will be back for sure. Nice twist on traditional Italian food. Great wine at reasonable prices. Service was truly friendly.
There was a bug in my daughter’s salad.
The food here is always so good and close to authentic.
But we were a group of 4 seated at a high top in the bar.
It was difficult to fit everything on the table and had to send food back to help clear space.
There was also a long lag time between our appetizers and our meal.
This was a packed-yet-charming dinner spot downtown on a Saturday night; we enjoyed a tasty drink at the bar as we waited for our table (highly recommend having reservations on the weekend) and then were ushered to a cozy booth. We were given two small, complimentary "tastes" of appetizers with our first round of drinks and we enjoyed the homemade bread w/ cheese and marinara as a starter. Don't miss the bread!
For dinner we tried some different housemade pastas---we all agreed that the noodles were cooked to perfection and that we liked the red sauces best of all. The parpadelle w/ meat ragu was insanely tasty. The next time we go we will save room for desserts---we left feeling very happy and full.
Our server was also just the nicest person---she was super helpful in making choices.
iL Porcellino is a very nice Italian restaurant just a few blocks north of the Chicago River. There's a bar in the front of the house, surrounded by high top tables and more tables in the back of the room, as well as a banquet room in the very back. This setup ensures there's a friendly 'roar' as background noise to your table conversation but never loud enough that you have to shout to one another. The thoughtful service is what sets this place apart. The food is decent. Drinks are expensive, more in keeping with the neighborhood. We would return.
Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. Food, service, music. All awesome! Our server Ashway was exceptional! Such a pleasant experience!
Lasagna’s sauce was extremely sweet
Food was very average for the price and fuzz
Made reservations here after my white coat ceremony with my and my boyfriend's family. It was a bit crowded and I would've preferred a circular table, but otherwise it was a great atmosphere. Table favorites were the lobster ravioli, gnocchi, and spicy shrimp spaghetti. The tiramisu was divine & the Guiseppe cocktail is not to be missed.
Lasagna is their special, which is really tasty! Tiramisu is good, better if it were smaller and more bitter. Brussels sprouts are great with sweet sour vinegar (I think).
A little bit crowded inside, and a little bit noisy at dinner time.
Nice location, historic and great food. The service Staff was attentive .
Good food and good service!
Will go there again as soon as possible
Food was delicious and service was outstanding. Good vibe/atmosphere! Went for a girls' night but would be a great date spot too!
Food is authentic Italian and delicious! Brussels sprouts and garlic bread fantastic. Even the gluten free pasta was good! The homemade pistachio ice cream was amazing! Highly recommend. We got there at 5:30 so had about 45 minutes on a Thursday night before place filled completely and became a little loud...but it is a fun lively atmosphere!
Amazing experience. Waiter was knowledgeable and recommended things for us, food was PHENOMENAL and really made our anniversary special.
Great as usual. A go to spot for me and out of town co-workers
Great good and service LOVED them cheese ball appetiixer
The sautéed kale was amazing so we ordered a second, but we also ordered a second because we were really disappointed with our gnocchi and didn’t want to leave hungry. The decor and ambiance is beautiful, perfectly lit. Service was fine.
Birthday dinner - everything was delicious!
Food was great. The genre of music played did not fit the Italian theme.
One restaurant I'll always come back to. From the lighting to the service. This is my favorite place to take anyone who's in town or just looking to have a delicious dinner. Server was amazing and helpful and made our anniversary super special.
All occasions! From having a drink at the bar, to a family dinner for 20! Perfect every time!
Our server Stephanie was excellent. She was very attentive.
House made pasta, Tuscan bread, and tiramisu was very good. The alfredo sauce was a bit disappointing, as I prefer a creamier, thicker version. The lemon sauce on their special was nice, however. Love the atmosphere and service was very good.
Good food, relaxed atmosphere, reasonable prices and impeccable customer service!
We were here for my boyfriend’s 30th birthday. We had been to Il Porcellino before and loved it so I took him out again for his birthday. They were super busy but the staff was still very attentive to our table. The food was brought out in a timely manner and delicious! You have to try the whole loaf garlic bread, it comes out sliced and lightly stuffed with cheese and herbs and then they drizzle a bit of butter sauce on it. After the meal, they brought out a birthday sundae with a candle on it as well. It was a great experience!
Had a great dinner and our waitress was super sweet !
Outstanding experience!! So glad we found this gem. Wonderful food and wine and very knowledgeable waitress. Well done!!
Went for Friday negroni happy hour and am now obsessed. Now thinking about going there for my bachelorette...
Found this place online and stopped in before a show at the Nederlander Theater and couldn’t be happier with the experience. The decor is beautiful, where classic Italian restaurant decor meets modern flavor.
Our waiter provided prompt, friendly, and attentive service throughout the experience. He even gave us free Prosecco for our anniversary. The food and drinks were amazing, and we could tell a lot of care went into every dish that came out of the kitchen. We would wholeheartedly recommend this place to anyone and everyone looking for a great Italian restaurant
Atmosphere was amazing and the food just as good. Recommend for friends, family or business meal. Definitely make a reservation!
Excellent all around!
Great restaurant! Food is delicious! Ambiance is great too! Highly recommend giving it a try!!
Lasagna is phenomenal Little tough for parking if coming from out of the city. All good though!
Reunion with friends
Our go-to place in River North after the theater. Love the Negroni cocktails and presentation at the bar. Our favorites are the brussel sprouts and whole loaf garlic bread or the meatballs for apps. Best lasagna anywhere! Love the pappardelle or sliced steak too. Cozy welcoming atmosphere conducive to conversation...music is not too loud.
We had a wonderful meal here. Everything from our server to the drinks was great. I highly recommend visiting.