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il Porcellino, Chicago, IL

il Porcellino

4.7
4.7
3302 Reviews
$30 and under
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. Our seasonal menu focuses on housemate 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 primarily from Italy. To help offset restrictions on our business resulting from the COVID-19 crisis, a 3% surcharge has been added to all guest checks. If you would like this removed, please let us know.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 79 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Wine Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 595-0800

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jose Aguilar

  • Catering

    Contact ilporcellinoparties@leye.com or call 312.595.0800 for more details.

  • Private party facilities

    il Porcellino offers private dining for a range of group sizes and occasions — from small, intimate gatherings to large corporate events. Our private dining spaces are dynamic and customizable and can be tailored to suit your needs.

  • Private party contact

    Jeri & Katelyn: (312) 595-0800

  • Neighborhood

    River North (Chicago)

  • Cross street

    Clark St.

  • Parking details

    Valet parking available Wednesday-Sunday. Metered street parking is also available.

  • Public transit

    Merchandise Mart Brown Line Grand Red Line

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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  1. MP

    MargaretP

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, ambiance, and service. We loved it! Will definitely be back.
  2. F

    Fayito

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    We had a very early reservation for six. When we got there, I asked if we could have a round table, but was told there wouldn’t be any available. There was a six person table that was empty the whole time we were there. Hmmmm. Two of us had the paparadelle with pork another person had the spaghetti and meatballs. Both dishes were mediocre….we wouldn’t get either again. Those that had the chicken piccata said it was good. No bread served at the table and sides would have been extra. We were not wowed by our experience.
  3. E

    Eileen

    Nashville

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I enjoyed everything about this restaurant.
  4. f

    foodlover

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful time! Loved our server, our meal,,,,,drinks too!
  5. M

    Marinariverwalk

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was great!
  6. MF

    MFitz

    Chicago

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Food was amazing. I went with my younger cousin and brother. We shared the burrata as an appetizer- highly recommend. All of us loved it. We each had a different pasta. All of us agreed that it was delicious. I had the lasagna which I woudl highly recommend. My brother had the cheese ravioli and said it was one of the best he has had and my cousin had the spaghetti. None of us had anything left on our plates. For dessert we had the tiramusi- which is one of the most delicious i have ever had. I would highly recommend coming here and plan to be back.
  7. RL

    RobertL

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the second time I’ve been there. They have done a very nice job each time. I would definitely recommend this restaurant
  8. J

    Jonesy

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I hope I am remembering this persons name correctly, Tadar(?) was an incredible server and took great care of us, wonderful service!!
  9. E

    Esperinos

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    We have very good entrees. The spicy shrimp spaghetti was tasty (and spicy). The ravioli al forno decent. Good portion sizes. Pretty noisy for older patrons such as us but not a deal breaker. Service was very attentive despite how busy the place is. Would do again.
  10. MW

    MaryW

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food is amazing. Service staff is attentive without being intrusive. Tables are a little close but not disturbingly so. It's a little loud - so our table for two was fine, even intimate -- but conversation might be a little more challenging for tables of more than 4/p. That being said...I would absolutely recommend!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful and cozy place with excellent food and wine!
  12. JB

    JoeyB708

    Chicago

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite LYE restaurants. Food is good, and as with most LYE restaurants the service is great. I love the vibe of this place, even if only for the great music they play. Sinatra, Louis Prima, Dean Marine Etc. Like going back in time.
  13. KL

    KristenL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved every minute…excellent service and delicious food!
  14. ES

    ErikS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere! Would come back anytime.
  15. NL

    NicoleL

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a favorite stop in Chicago. I make reservations to make sure they’ll have room for me :). Tuscan garlic bread is a must for starter, food is amazing & such good ambiance with the perfect music
  16. m

    mattc

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Highly recommended. Highly suggest a reservation and early if possible
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    El sitio está muy bien puesto. Llegamos 10 minutos antes de la hora de la reserva. Nos hicieron esperar unos 5 minutos más de la hora de la reserva, con lo que a las 20:30h no estaba la mesa. Llegaron otros después que nosotros, eran dos también, y les sentaron antes que a nosotros. La mesa no estaba mal, pero había muchísimo ruido y estábamos pegadas a la puerta principal, con lo que cada vez que habrían la puerta, nos llegaba una corriente de aire súper frío. Al empezar la camarera dijo que por ser celiaca no podía comer nada, y nosotros elegimos ese sitio por unas reseñas de otros clientes sobre Fettuccini Alfredo’s gluten Free, así que se lo enseñé y pregunté si podía averiguar en cocina si era verdad. Menos mal que si podía, con lo que pude cenar eso, y la camarera nos pidió varias veces perdón por su equivocación. Sobre postres me dijo que mejor que no tomara nada porque hay mucha harina en cocina y puede haber contaminación cruzada. Con lo que solo pude tomar ese plato. Que me quede con bastante hambre, ya que tampoco pude tomar un entrante. Espero que eso lo mejoren, porque cada vez somos más personas que estamos descubriendo de adultos que somos celiacos y que sólo podemos comer sin gluten.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Everything needed salt, all four of the pasta dishes we ordered. The Italian salad was missing the salami. Our server was very nice and the wine was good but for $200 the food was marginal at best.
  19. t

    travelperks

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good Italian in the city without the normal high prices. We all felt the service was good and that there is value here in a highly rated Italian restaurant in the city not being grossly overpriced. Would go again or recommend with confidence.
  20. SE

    SheilaE

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First timer and we will be back! The bread was delicious! Everything was outstanding!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Literally the best food I’ve had in a while - I had the pappardelle and an espresso martini, 11/10.
  23. NP

    NicePatio

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    We made a reservation for our anniversary...got there and were seated at what we thought was going to be a great location...turned out to be hell! They sat a family with a toddler and baby next to us and each kid cried almost the entire time...it was horrible! At one point, the mother even asked the toddler if he was going to behave so that THEY could enjoy dinner! Are you kidding me? That family ruined every paying customer's dinner within earshot of the screeching and based on the question, it was obviously something that was expected from the toddler. We finally just asked for our dinners to be packed up and left! Horrible experience!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Service was poor. Long wait times. Food has been much better in the past. Brought new friends there and was disappointed
  25. JM

    JaneM

    Naples

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best in Chicago!!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    Food was mediocre at best. Brussels sprouts were undercooked and pasta was over cooked. Do not recommend.
  27. MM

    MarcM

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dinner. Great service and food. Highly recommend.
  28. KD

    KenD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place, with great prices. The food was perfect and the customer service was top tier.
  29. JK

    JohnK

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had excellent service and our server gave us great suggestions on the wine list and steered us in the right direction for our entrees
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Music was too loud.
  31. CB

    CasieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The atmosphere was quaint and enjoyable. The food was amazing for the money!!!
  32. SA

    SamA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best in the city. Whimsical atmosphere. Delicious food.
  33. s

    santosjcardozo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All good , nice environment, dessert ( hazelnut gelato ) Amazing
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience5
    The host was rude in seating us because We had a baby in our party. It was unnecessary and I wouldn’t go back with a bigger group bc of it. Also our waiter was slow to respond for drinks and then wouldn’t grant us the happy hour menu after 6 when he hadn’t been at the table for 10 minutes.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    We loved the restaurant and the ambiance, service was great. The only negative is that we had to send back the meatballs because they were cold. They kindly remade them but still came out lukewarm, we love our food served hot like our entrees. We refused to send back because we didn’t want to be seen as a nuisance. If they could work on the temperature of the meatballs. I’m 100% sure they are already prepared and sitting in a warmer and they just pour hot pasta sauce over them. I will definitely return but will not order the meatballs.
  36. M

    Michelle

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Axle was our server and made our night very enjoyable! The hostess, sorry I don't know her name, was also very helpful and engaging! We loved the food and service. Would definitely recommend!
  37. A

    Ashley

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    the cutest little place with great food and great vibes! definitely recommend.
  38. LB

    LoriB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and was a great night! Thank you, we will be back!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We requested to change from a high top to a booth and staff accommodated us without an issue. Service was perfect. We had to get to a show at 7:00pm so we let the waitress know and she made sure we got our food and check with plenty of time to spare. Food was also excellent!
  40. MC

    MarkC

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first trip to Chicago. Decided to try this restaurant via Open Table. We were beyond thrilled with our experience1

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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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 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 3302 OpenTable diners.

il Porcellino does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 79 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

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Google Map for il Porcellino

59 W. Hubbard St., Chicago, IL 60654

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Clark St.

  • Neighborhood

    River North (Chicago)

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Wine Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Valet parking available Wednesday-Sunday. Metered street parking is also available.

  • Public transit

    Merchandise Mart Brown Line Grand Red Line

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jose Aguilar

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (312) 595-0800

  • Catering

    Contact ilporcellinoparties@leye.com or call 312.595.0800 for more details.

  • Private party facilities

    il Porcellino offers private dining for a range of group sizes and occasions — from small, intimate gatherings to large corporate events. Our private dining spaces are dynamic and customizable and can be tailored to suit your needs.

  • Private party contact

    Jeri & Katelyn: (312) 595-0800

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