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Nando Milano Trattoria

4.7
616 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Neighborhood Gem (19)
  • Authentic (16)
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)
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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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.
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Phone number
(773) 486-2636
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Alessio Vullo,
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Catering
We offer full menu availability for catering!
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Cross street
Hoyne
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Parking details
City street parking; pay per hour until 9:00 pm.
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Public transit
One city block west of the Blue Line - Division stop, one city block south of the Blue Line - Damen stop
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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What 616 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ThomasH (London)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Great food and ambience. The owner made us feel at home and we cannot wait to go back. The lobster and crab ravioli was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Went for restaurant week after viewing menu online and excited and had already picked out my choices. When we arrived it was a different menu with 3 courses (not 4cas advertised) and the dishes I had wanted were not on it. Seafood lovers would LOVE, but I don’t eat seafood so options were limited if doing pre-fix. (So sad gnocchi was taken off)


Highlights
-desserts were awesome (don’t have full choice from menu) cannoli were some of the best I’ve ever had! Table also had gelato and tiramisu which were excellent

-appetizers- recommend arancini and burrata salad

- entrees- ok, options we wanted taken off menu

-service good
-wine great
- would go again and try regular menu. Authentic and good quality meal

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

I would’ve liked for my husbands birthday to be celebrated. I did specify the occasion on my reservation but due to the night being busy, I understood. The food and service was excellent. We will be returning very soon.

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gallaba (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Super disappointed, especially in the service, which by the end of the meal was nonexistent. Long, long waits in between courses. Sat us at cramped table right by door. Not impressed.

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vipKayD (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Great neighborhood Italian place! We went for the first time during restaurant week. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable about the wine and dinner menu. Great for a date or casual dinner, but the place is actually a lot smaller than I was expecting! If you want to make sure you don't have to wait, I would make a reservation even on a week night.

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vipAvis (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Not our 1st visit or our last. This is a charming, local establishment with delicious food. Some favorites are the arancini, calamari fritti, pizzaccia, and gnocchi. Yum!

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JaneP (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

We enjoyed Nando Milano so much. My husband and I agree it might be the best Italian restaurant we've been to in Chicago. The food is very authentic, and much attention is paid to detail in the recipes the chef has developed. Service is very friendly, though a little slow, although we came on a very busy Monday night during Restaurant Week - so we'll excuse the minor delays. The room is small, and seating is very tight. But the food makes it all worth it.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Went here for Restaurant Week. While the food was good, the restaurant pulled the classic bait and switch. The Restaurant Week menu that was posted online showed a 4 course meal, with various options from each course to choose from. When we got to the restaurant the chef had combined two courses into one which was disappointing and made the “deal” not as appealing. Food was good, but again the deal we were expecting didn’t happen.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Great food and wonderful hospitality. Love their cocktail selection and wide range of wines to choose from.

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vipDoreenL (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Great food, wonderful service. We’ll definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Great vibe, great food, and great people. Luca was a fantastic host. Looking forward to another trip back.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

Our experience last night was wonderful! The food was better than expected. So delicious! Our server, Sonia, was great! She had great food recommendations and wine knowledge. Definitely worth going to. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

Luca the GM and maître d’ is pure joy. On the advice of friends we let him provide us with dishes of his choosing, and he did not disappoint! The octopus appetizer was maybe one of our favorite dishes of the night, not to be missed. Luca was sure to tell us the history of each dish, and from what area in Italy the dish originated from. We started in Souther Italy, traveled North, then all the way back down to Sicily. Pistachio pana cotta was excellent finish to the meal. We did not have one, but the cannoli at the next table looked amazing also. There is so much love for food and culture here. Not to be missed!

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ProudDad (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

The food here was great! In the past we have been to Formato's and Sabatino's and this food was every bit as good. It is hard to compare because Nando's has items on their menu I have never seen anywhere else. We ordered family style, which was a really good idea because we each got to sample each item. Waiter was great. The owner is obviously proud of his place.
Reservation is a must. One of those places I definitely want to go to again.

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LindsayW (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 15, 2018

This was some of the best Italian food we have ever had. It was such a charming restaurant and the handmade pasta as delicious. Many Italian restaurants will give you too much food that is too heavily salted ... at Nando Milano everything was in perfect proportion. We can't wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Nando Milano is a great restaurant. Their food is delicious and the ambiance will make you feel like you're sitting at a quaint restaurant in Milan. The dining room is small and if you sit near the door you'll be blasted by cold air in the winter months, so definitely make a request for another table if you don't plan on wearing your coat during dinner.

Great spot for lovely meal with friends or family!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Outstanding and very authentic northern Italian food. Staff is friendly and thoughtful. Really great overall night out for dinner.

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vipsLTSENSITIVE (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on January 9, 2018

noisy, slow service, waited hour for entre, which came out at room temperature

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 4, 2018

Great little restaurant with excellent food & service. Very enjoyable!

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TapIn (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

One of my favorites. The food flavors are wonderful and the staff is helpful and fun. Always look forward to my next visit.

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OpenTable Diner (Indiana)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

Absolutely outstanding experience for my wife and I. We were greeted with the utmost respect and we were promptly seated and met with the specials, wine list, and menus.

Food was ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS.

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vipMichaelL (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

Never disappoints. Food is amazing. Best Italian food in Chicago. Luca and his staff are outstanding.

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Penny (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

This is truly a neighborhood gem. We’ve been dining here for several years, and the food and service is always amazing.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

Nice that it was open on Christmas eve. Worse part was an half hour wait for a very small grilled octopus appetizer that allowed four people a small taste for $20+. Dinner entrees were good and more fairly priced. Small space that was extremely packed and noisy, perhaps because it was one of the few places open on the holiday.

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AntonEgo (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

Outstanding! Fantastic food and great service, in a great little restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

Fantastic food and service. The Osso Buco and arancini were outstanding. Wanted a cozy and romantic restaurant with Italian food to celebrate the holidays. This was a perfect choice.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on December 19, 2017

I've eaten here at Nando a couple times before and had a really great experience but this time the food was off, the wait staff was really off and it was just super loud. Not a great experience over all.

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vipsmja (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 17, 2017

I’ve been to this gem so many times I can’t count. This was a Sunday for a pre-Blackhawks game and the normal crew was replaced by a Sunday Manager, Lauren, who was very accommodating and our waitress, Sonia, who was amazing. I dont Know the last time I’ve experienced better service. The food, as always, was excellent of course.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

This has been our go to spot for date nights since we discovered Nandos. The experience is unparalleled- from the food, to the staff, to the environment.

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vipLNor (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 12, 2017

Luca was lovely as always! One of the best meals we’ve had in Chicago. Highly recommend this great Italian spot!

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