il Porcellino

4.7
2687 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
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- Table reservations are limited to 1 hour and 45 minutes in order to allow for proper sanitization of the table for the next guests.

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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2687 people are saying
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vipLindaC
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. The October pasta special was scrumptious. My husband’s chicken piccata was excellent as well. Our waitperson was efficient, friendly, and very welcoming. Despite being crowded, service was topnotch and attentive. We always have a good time in your dining room.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love this restaurant - best Italian in river north and so good it is now impossible to get a reservation!

I do have one critique - in all the menu items I order (the shrimp scampi and the vodka pasta) I notice that the spice level of these dishes is sometimes extreme, and I’m someone who can handle a good amount of heat.

I’m not sure if someone is just being over-eager with the red pepper but on a vodka pasta or a scampi, that level of spice is not appropriate in my mind.

il Porcellino
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the review. Your feedback about the spice level is crucial. Thank you for sharing.

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PaulB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I was disappointed that Porcelino didn’t have their breaded artichoke anymore from the time we visited a few years ago, but everything was delicious. (This is hard dish to make, and not everyone understands how to enjoy it! It’s hard to find)
Chopped salad was a real standout and everyone at the table loved it. Cocktails also top notch for my wife’s birthday. With a week’s advance reservation we were placed in a lovely corner booth.

Beer taps were out of order, coffee had to be brought over from another restaurant. I get that the service industry is still getting back on its feet and adjustments are still happening all over, which is why I only knock it down to a b+ or A-

il Porcellino
Responded 3 days ago

Paul, we will be way more prepared with both beer and coffee for your next visit. Come see us again soon please. Thanks for the honest feedback.

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Ryan
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the atmosphere and fantastic service and food!!

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MarcN
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and staff. While not specifically for kids our 10 and 6 year old really enjoyed it!

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DaveC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect spot for our business meeting. Staff sat us in the corner booth where a glass divider kept any kitchen noise from overpowering our conversation. We were visited regularly, given our drinks & food with perfect timing, and everything tasted great. I will definitely come back again.

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Zancg
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Try the Very Special Lasagna - it didn’t disappoint. We had great service from friendly staff and the food was fabulous. A lovely interior that doesn’t feel designed, yet has a nice ambiance. Sorry e we didn’t have room for dessert, but I can’t imagine these folks do anything badly.

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TimP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food was excellent.
Server seemed either distracted or overwhelmed, though the restaurant was nearly empty on a Sunday afternoon-he was MIA for most of our meal.
We will return again in the future, though.

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kat6
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice restaurant with good food. Our server, Malcolm, was attentive and friendly. We'd definitely come back to try some of the other menu items when we're back in the city.

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VinnyW
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I reserved a table for my anniversary about 3 weeks before, for 8:30 on a Saturday. We got in slightly early and they said they were a little backed up, but we did not have to wait long as we were at our table by 8:35. The service was great, friendly and attentive, and the chef brought out our pasta dishes daily quickly after ordering. The food was excellent and authentic, I had penne with creamy tomato sauce and grilled chicken and my girlfriend had rigatoni with vodka sauce, both were fantastic. The atmosphere was authentic and rustic without being overbearing. The prices seemed slightly high at first, but after we ate it seemed much more reasonable based on taste and portion size. As and Italian, I get picky with my Italian restaurants because they may not be authentic enough, but il Porcellino is definitely of the highest standards. Would definitely go again and would recommend to a friend!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good, service and ambiance were fantastic!!! Goodfellas vibe with very reasonable wine prices. The lasagna was to die for and everything looked amazing! Highly recommend and I will make sure to return every time I visit Chicago.

il Porcellino
Responded 3 days ago

We are thrilled to have you again soon. Thank you!

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vipRhyG
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was great. I was late for my reservation by 10 mins but the team worked with me to still get me & my date seated in a reasonable time. The food & ambiance was great. The service wasn’t the best. Our server seemed a little overwhelmed & busy but he was apologetic. Overall it was good & I will definitely come back hopefully when it’s less busy.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Quick service. Family environment

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate at the bar and enjoyed the evening. The service was great.

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Bean
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came in from out of town and a local friend recommended this restaurant to us. The food was superb and our server was very professional and knowledgeable about the entrees and other choices. We were extremely pleased with our meal and will revisit this restaurant next time we are in Chicago. Make a reservation for sure!

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MathiasP
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding. It was a little loud for a dinner date.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Broccolini had so much garlic on it that it was inedible.
Chicken Marsala gummy from flour, not browned at all, too salty & lacked Marsala flavor.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Delicious! Service was a little slow but good portions, wine was very good and tiramisu was amazing. Would recommend

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AbbyC
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Lasagna and Rigatoni were 10/10! Service was great!!

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice seating, cheap happy hour, good appetizer selection. Didn't eat dinner but would go back after I saw the extensive menu

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sarahD
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Poor / rude waitstaff. Food was pretty bland. Would have received better tasting pasta dishes at Olive Garden truthfully. For a Lettuce restaurant, we were surprised the quality of the food was that bad.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious staff was great ambiance was pleasant 5 stars

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Adriana
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious! Portions were very generous. My only problem was that the alcoholic drinks were incredibly watered down. Way more than what one should be okay with.

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DelynS
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great ambience. Great food. Friendly staff. Amazing aperol spritz.

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MCMcKee
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic ravioli. Ordered two of the garlic bread because the first was so good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
31 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Marathon dining at its worse! 5:45pm reservations snd food came to us at 7:20pm. It’s the night before the marathon. The Food is priced well and it’s okay but honestly this was a bad thing to wait this long!

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CraigS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great from start to finish, and the waiter was extremely helpful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing. Knowledgeable and friendly. Food was 10/10

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Lalo11
Mexico City
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Slow service

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AshantiC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was good and the garlic bread is some of the best you’ll ever have in your life. We ate on a Friday night, we waited about 15-20 minutes to be seated despite having a reservation. Id also say the tables are really close together and it’s pretty packed in so if you have Covid concerns or dining with your family, I would consider going during a less busy time.

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NeilP
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Beer was broken. How can that be? The service was great otherwise.

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VickyK
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second visit. Food is amazing. We sat at the high top tables on the street. It started to rain during our meal. It didn’t effect us… just added to the magic. The food is amazing. Nothing disappointing on the menu.

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JPCO
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent choice for my daughter's birthday. Service was amazing.

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RiccardoS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food is always good. We had fried calamari to share with the Caprese salad.
The pasta special with garlic and short ribs was excellent.
The Negronis are excellent as always.
The service was slow and it's a bit pricey.

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GustavoC
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, cant go wrong in that place. Very authentic

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AdamC
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Stopped by for a fantastic dinner mid week. Great service and ambience, sat adjacent to the street with open air dining. The pasta was fresh and tasty, the appetizers and bread were amazing. Fried Brussels, garlic butter bread and scoozie salad were all terrific. Short but good wine list. Finished with excellent tiramisu. Would visit again if in the area.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and lovely staff!

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vipSheryl
Tampa
24 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful pasta. Garlic bread was delicious.

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SunnieW
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. I enjoyed the ambiance and my server. I will visit each time I go to Chicago.

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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 Postmates and 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 2687 OpenTable diners.

il Porcellino does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.leye.com/gift-cards/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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