il Porcellino

4.7
2434 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Thank you for choosing to dine with us. To help ensure the safety of our guests and employees during this time, we have set in place new dining standards.

- Table reservations are limited to 1 hour and 45 minutes in order to allow for proper sanitization of the table for the next guests.
- Guests are required to wear masks while in the restaurant, only to be removed while eating or drinking. Staff will be in masks at all times.
- Guests will have their temperatures taken prior to entering the restaurant. Any guest with a temperature over 100.0 Degrees Fahrenheit will not be allowed to dine with us.

To help offset restrictions on our business resulting from the COVID-19 crisis, a 5% surcharge has been added to all guest checks. If you would like this removed, please let us know.
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Safety precautions

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
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 2434 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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vipEstherG
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had a chance to sit in one of those outdoor igloos. Really nice. The service was impeccable, the food was very good as well.

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KateM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super delicious food and really sweet waitress! Would recommend.

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Morg
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was amazing and food was even better. Definitely recommend the garlic bread.

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KarlaP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! The server was really nice and service was fast! Very nice place too

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am in love I want to die someday at my high ton table over a bowl of Ravioli and a lovely glass of their rich Cabernet. 5 stars, full hearts, full bellies, full send. Bellissimo!

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TreyW
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good spot!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
81 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed happy hour, the warm and fresh sour dough bread with the garlic butter is the BEST in Chicago!!! Also all the food selections are delicious, however the lasagna is AMAZING!!! Must have!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My Girls and I came here and we loved every bit of it
We wowed at the how delicious the food was all of it

We had dinner entrees as well but we didn’t take a picture my apologies but you won’t be disappointed everything was spot on and our waitress which was the bar tender for the night was so on point all while multitasking

Great job

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really enjoyed Il Porcellino! The service and atmosphere were great. The staff was friendly and taking precautions for Covid. I'd recommend eating here and I would definitely dine here again.

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vipJosey
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, as always! The Asiago cream ravioli was to die for! House wine is a must. YUM

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ScottL
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Birthday/Mother’s Day

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SumiP
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience, and they accommodate food allergies with custom meals:)

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KarenS
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time dining at Il Porcellino and it was amazing! Very nice ambiance and friendly staff. Our server was very personable and knowledgeable. The food was delicious. I had the caesar salad and filet; it tasted amazing. For dessert I ordered the tiramisu. It was the best I ever had! I would definitely recommend this restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would suggest this beautiful place over and over again. I bring everyone that comes to town to this restaurant and I will keep doing this. Every time I go I am more surprised by the atmosphere and food.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time using opentable to make last minute reservation for my wife’s birthday, I had made reservations for 2 and then came to find out my brother and sister in law were joining us as well. I called the restaurant and spoke with AJ, general manager. He was very accommodating with my request of having 4 guests. When we arrived at the restaurant our high top seating was upgraded to a booth - thank you Aj for your assistance & accommodations.

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JoeM
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding with the Lasagna being some of the best I have ever had. Our servers were very helpful and offer us help whenever we asked for some. Portions were very good size and we where able to share with our 9 year old was said he was not that hungry but was and we still had leftovers!!! You could tell everything was freshly made. Would highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I had an amazing experience at il Porcellino! The food, staff, and atmosphere was amazing. We definitely can’t wait to return soon!

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RichonS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting from DC, the food was soooo good. My boyfriend and I both ordered the Roasted Chicken Penne except I substituted mine with shrimp instead. Immaculate. The drinks were equally good and service was awesome. Will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Service and food was outstanding! I had their special which was the crab pasta— AMAZING. Our waiter was very attentive and personable. Will definitely be visiting again!

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KimM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were so happy with our visit. The food was awesome. The service was fantastic. We left happy and very full!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Literally best itailian food I have ever had!!! Great place great service and great atmosphere

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ShaydaS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience. Great service, ambiance, Motown music playing and delicious food!

il Porcellino
Responded on May 4, 2021

Thanks for the nice review Shayda!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was really good. The chicken Marsala was great.

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KarenC
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Fun atmosphere. Great place to share dishes. Yummy!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really are glad to be back since it is one of our favorite haunts. Wish you still had the bread with clams!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great drinks, great atmosphere, and great service!! I definitely recommend this place.

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KarenW
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere and lighting, great service. Food was good, pricier than I normally spend on pasta, but it was our anniversary so we splurged.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious. Great atmosphere. Loved the music.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down theee best Italian food I’ve ever had! Service was great, drinks were great, appetizer and dinner was absolutely delicious! Highly recommended when traveling to Chicago!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Words cannot describe our wonderful experience we had. We were seated in the best seat in the house since we were on a date (this was so thoughtful). Our server was so knowledgeable and explained the menu and recommended the best dishes. The ambiance was so romantic. We will definitely return on our next trip to chicago.

il Porcellino
Responded on April 21, 2021

We are SO thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed. Thank you!

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vipMargaretM
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal ! Great service really enjoyed first time here.

il Porcellino
Responded on April 20, 2021

Thank you!

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TiffanyS
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was fabulous! Everything about the entire meal was just perfect. From the service to the food to the music. This restaurant is a must if you are looking for excellent service and amazing food! The atmosphere was casual and relaxing. Definitely will go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My mom’s birthday.

il Porcellino
Responded on April 20, 2021

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed moms birthday celebration.

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YoungTaylor1
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great atmosphere and good food. The servers are quick and attentive. And the ambiance is on point

il Porcellino
Responded on April 20, 2021

We are so happy to hear you have enjoyed your previous visits with us. Thank you!

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vipWorldpro
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Upon arrival, I realized that this place used to be the Paris Club restaurant. The ambience now is a mishmosh of styles. Old Pump Room type images in one corner; odd lamps in the main seating area; a couple of menu items from the former Scoozi! and 50's music booming out of the speakers with a - sort-of - plaid table cloth, Italian theme. Just peculiar.

The service was pretty good - although our server did decide to go home in the middle of service. I mean okay, so you want to go home but now who am I tipping? I still left 20% plus the 5% upcharge for covid added to the bill.

It was 9pm and the place was starting to empty out. It felt - strange. As if we were expected to finish up and get out. In Chicago?! Covid has made everything feel uncomfortable and one still gets the impression that although the service was okay, they still think they're doing you a favor by them coming into work.

I understood from someone who's allegedly supposed to know, that Molly Melman runs this place. The comment was that she didn't do a good job when she tried her hand at Bub City and that she's not doing a good job here. Online it says that the place is run by R.J., Jerrod and Molly. Given that this info came from a former LEYE employee (not known to me before that evening) the comment was interesting but may not be fair. I only included it because the operation is markedly different and far less cohesive than other LEYE operations.

Overall - good food, okay service, strange ambiance. Can't say I'd ever come back. Just too many other really good LEYE restaurants out there to choose from.

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vipNickovich
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Alec, was excellent. And, the gnocci topnotch. Thank you. Peace, nick popovich

il Porcellino
Responded on April 20, 2021

Thanks for the kind words about Alec. He is one of the best! The gnocchi is a brand new item on our menu, thank you for sharing your great feedback.

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CharB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! The food is delicious, and the service was great.

il Porcellino
Responded on April 20, 2021

We are so happy to hear. Thank you for taking the time.

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vipMARCYC
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The gluten free pasta is delicious. Great service and good date place

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Ashley
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was so friendly and attentive and the food was delicious. We will definitely be back!

il Porcellino
Responded on April 17, 2021

We can not wait to have you back, thanks Ashley!

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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 2434 OpenTable diners.

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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