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About Nando Milano Trattoria

With decades in the family restaurant business, Dario Vullo has brought his family's legacy to the United States to share the great traditions of food in Italy to Chicago with the help of his fiancé and co-owner, Amy Yetasook. Amy is a newly proclaimed Chicagoan and med student studying to become a surgeon.

Executive Chef/brother Alessio Vullo and restaurant namesake Nando (a dignified Italian dachshund) complete the restaurant family. Chef Alessio holds the Vullo family secrets, instructing the team every morning in making fresh pasta, breads, and desserts to the highest Italian standards.

We hope you will stop in and experience our cozy Italian world.

Love, Dario and Amy (owners)

2114 W Division St
Chicago, IL 60642
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:

Monday : 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Tuesday : 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Wednesday : 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Thursday : 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday : 5 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Saturday : 5 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Sunday : 4 pm. - 9 p.m.

Cross Street:
Hoyne

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(773) 486-2636

Website:
http://www.nandomilano.com/

Catering:
We offer full menu availability for catering!

Parking Details:
City street parking; pay per hour until 9:00 pm.

Public Transit:
One city block west of the Blue Line - Division stop, one city block south of the Blue Line - Damen stop

Executive Chef:
Alessio Vullo,

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Details
Sun 4:00PM - 5:30PM

Mon - Thu 5:00PM - 5:30PM

Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 5:00PM

Nando Milano Trattoria Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.6

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (22)
Authentic (16)
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Good for Anniversaries (12)
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Notable Wine List (10)
Casual (10)
Romantic (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Cozy (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Fun (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Good for Groups (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Business Meals (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Healthy (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 15, 2017

I brought 3 out of town friends to Nando. Love this restaurant. Have been many times before. Will definitely go again

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 10, 2017

They always treat us so great! Definitely my favorite spot in the area!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 10, 2017

My girlfriend and mines favorite spot. Also where we had our first date!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Great service overall, only tasted a few items (carpaccio great, bolognese good) but steer away from the cacio e pepe. Presents like a sloppy mess and they use ricotta - which adds a mealy consistency like puréed potatoes. Service staff was fantastic.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Great atmosphere overall. Reminded me of a corner cafe in Italy. The food was prepared to perfection.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on June 5, 2017

Amazing food. Great service. Can't wait to return!

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on May 29, 2017

Amazing pasta and the most friendliest service! I highly recommend!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Food was great! Sonia, our server, was spot on with recommendations. Will definitely go back!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Consistently the best Italian restaurant experience in Chicago.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Outstanding food & our host made us feel as though we were transported to Italy.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 20, 2017

The food was just so-so. Though the service was good, we felt a bit rushed as though they wanted to turn over the table: before we knew it, they brought us our bill without offering the option of coffee or dessert. Would not recommend this restaurant.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 17, 2017

The food was pretty good, but was not worth the high price. I was a bit disappointed in service and the slowness of the food; the manager or owner was attentive at first but then after 20 minutes, always had to ask for more to drink, it took a long time to get the bill, and the fact they didn't provide free soda refills....gets pricey after a few narrow glasses of soda for $3 each.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 11, 2017

Second time there in a month. Wonderful service. Pasta is all homemade and sauces are excellent. Place is small so tables are close and small. Have the semifreddo for dessert. You will enjoy it!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 7, 2017

Noisy, but very warm, personal service and wonderful food.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Chef seems to skimp on on main ingredients. For example, the carpaccio appetizer had very little beef in it and also the seafood pasta had almost no pasta in the dish!

Tags: Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 26, 2017

This is probably my favorite restaurant when visiting Chicago--such friendly, attentive staff; good wine list, and excellent food. My own quick test for whether a restaurant has quality food is whether or not they can do vegetables well. Really, anyone can cook pasta or meat and please lots of people. But if a restaurant cares about preparing vegetables well, usually everything is prepared well and the quality is excellent for everything, from salads to dessert. That's the case here! There were 3 vegetable sides on the menu today. My husband and I had 2 of them (seasonal vegetables and the asparagus) and they were fabulous. Which reinforces my theory of "great vegetables = great food." Salads were so tasty and healthy. Our entrees were both pasta dishes, but the volume of pasta wasn't overwhelming. My shellfish and sauce was served over linguini. The sauce was amazing and there was a lot of shellfish in proportion to the pasta. And by the way, apparently everything is made in house--bread, pasta, dessert--everything.
The manager is always so warm and friendly, and the wait staff are amazing--fast, friendly, attentive, knowledgeable about the menu.
It's possible to sit outside, but because of rain in forecast this evening, no one sat outside.
The restaurant was noisy tonight because a large group was there, celebrating some happy occasion.
I highly recommend this restaurant!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 22, 2017

The food here is always just incredible. Pork chop special last night was delicious. Service is professional, always feel like you're being taken care of instead of waited on. There is a difference, and they nail it.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 22, 2017

This is a difficult review for me. By far this is my favorite restaurant that I have found in the past few years. The food is simply amazing and the staff is great. The latest visit however was disappointing as the space inside is small and we were given a table effectively in the middle of the room where the only walkway through the restaurant is located. As such, we had folks from another table all but in our laps and when they would lean back, in our food. Anyone on the way to the toilet would also bump into our table. The worst part actually was how incredibly noisy it was in the restaurant. My wife and I could not hear each other from across our small table. Notwithstanding those issues, I will absolutely return to the restaurant as it is a wonderful generally.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Loved the staff and the food. It was the perfect place to go on an informal date.

Tags: Comfort Food, Romantic, Hot Spot, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on April 15, 2017

A wonderful experience!!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 14, 2017

They have gluten free gnocchi, which was absolutely scrumptious and not a common find! I was thrilled.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 12, 2017

Not exactly sure what category this restaurant popped up under (I was looking for new options) but I'm SO glad it did! From the moment Luca greeted us until the moment he bid us farewell, the entire evening and meal was magical. I'm in love!

We had the special brussel sprout appetizer, the special risotto and the gnocchi with smoked mozzarella (AMAZING!). Absolutely delizioso!

Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 12, 2017

outstanding food and service! fresh and clean taste with wonderfully authentic influences.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on April 9, 2017

Lovely Sunday evening family meal. Everything was homemade and so good.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Found out about Nando through firstbites event, really liked they're desert and food menu looked amazing so months later finally tried it out. Exceeded my expectations, food was probabaly some of the best italian ive tried, overall satisfied, could be room for improvemnt in there drinks but nonetheless good, will be coming back soon

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 3, 2017

A lovely little spot on Division Street - small and cozy, but lovely room and excellent/attentive service. Brought my husband here for his birthday, and his dessert was comped and came with a candle! Great food and experience!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Wonderful dinner. The cavatelli and arancini were wonderful. I've missed Nando Chicago, feels like going home

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Luca was great ! He made nice suggestions for vino and dinner selection. Sea Bass was outstanding along with my Girlfriend's homemade gluten-free piping hot delicious Gnocchi dish!
We will be back in trendy Wicker Pk neighborhood soon!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Really lovely food, great service, scallops and rissotto were cooked to perfection, the cod was good, great wine selection, a little on the pricey side, a good mix of people on date night and friends gathering.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Romantic, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Great neighborhood Italian gem! Great every time! Will return. Hoping to see Nando soon.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 21, 2017

I have been going to Nando Milano pretty much since they have opened. Chef Alessio's recipes have become more creative too! Now with their popularity, comes some pretty hefty price increases of their menu items. Their homemade pasta is delicious, but $19.00 for pasta with shrimp and only two shrimp in the dish, is ridiculous, even if the shrimp are a decent size. The branzino was very flavorful. My friend and I both ordered that. He wanted to substitute the potatoes for vegetable. They brought out a tasty dish of a couple of asparagus, zucchini and yellow squash. When we got the bill, they charged us $7 for the substitution. When we brought it to the manager's attention, he did remove it from the check. The majority of their entrée prices have jumped to the $24-35 level. While I love the "eating in your friend's home" feel, the prices no longer make it a place to dine regularly. I will have to save up and eat here more for a special occasion. Since they have an AWESOME and large outdoor dining area, I will wait to go back when I can sit outside.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Authentic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on March 20, 2017

Really excellent. House-made pastas make all the difference.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 19, 2017

Love the food!!! The service is good and staff is very friendly. I will recommend this place to friends and family.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 18, 2017

I love Nando Milano's so much. The food is amazing and the staff is so great and! This is my go to restaurant.

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·Dined on March 10, 2017

Nando Milano was absolutely fantastic. It was small in location which contributed to the noise level but I didn't feel claustrophobic or feel that others were listening to our conversations. The food was absolutely amazing. Salad was simple but thought out, the squid ink ravioli was fantastic but the true winner was the lamb shank over risotto. The meat was cooked so perfectly if fell off the bone and didn't need a knife to get through. The staff was absolutely amazing. They walked us through the menu, suggested wines for what we were ordering and absolutely contributed to a great experience. Well done and look forward to making my way back soon!

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 10, 2017

Cozy atmosphere, delicious food, and great wine list! Try the aranicini appetizer!

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 9, 2017

Wonderful food. The staff could not have been more helpful. We will definitely be back!

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 6, 2017

We went here to celebrate my daughter's birthday. The staff were friendly, and made recommendations on the menu selections. They offered to make my daughter a non alcoholic drink to celebrate since she just turned 17. It wasn't on the menu, but they asked her preference of fruit and made it. The food tasted fresh, and all of our choices were excellent. They were normal proportion sizes. So, we didn't have leftovers. The desserts were delicious as well. We will definitely go back. It's small, so make your reservations. We went on a Monday night and didn't worry about the crowds.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 4, 2017

First time and LOVED it! On our way to Bulls game and would be convenient after a Cubs game this summer too, so definitely will be back. The staff is just wonderful and the food was amazing.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Outstanding Value, Fun, Special Occasion, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 3, 2017

Excellent but absolutely no parking, so take a taxi or uber

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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