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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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Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (22)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Cozy (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Fun (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Good for Groups (5)
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Business Meals (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
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Pre/post Theatre (3)
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·Dined 2 days ago

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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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·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.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 14, 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!

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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

Tags: Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 10, 2018

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

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 4, 2018

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

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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

Tags: Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Casual, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 30, 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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 25, 2017

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

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 25, 2017

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

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 25, 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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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 24, 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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·Dined on December 20, 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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vip
 (Chicago)·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.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 13, 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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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Their arancini appetizer was DELICIOUS! Pasta was also good, but there was nothing special about it & it took a very very long time to be brought out. Drinks were made perfectly! Manager was great and very attentive. Would definitely return.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Wonderful spot ! We enjoyed every aspect. Authentic food and people.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Really really great. Good time, cozy atmosphere,great service. Food was excellent. Will definitely be back. Meatball app almost made me cry.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food and service is impeccable. My family and I always enjoy our time there.

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·Dined on November 30, 2017

We loved this restaurant! Great Caesar salad and both entrees were delicious! We will definitely eat here again!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Perfect in every way

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Our second time to dine at Nando Milano. We've enjoyed it both times and will now start remembering to go there more frequently. The host greets you so warmly and with such cheer and pleasure. Great way to start your dining experience. The Italian fare is delicious, and they have a nice wine list too.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Absolutely our favorite restaurant when we were there for the holiday weekend. The staff was impeccable and the food fabulous. We can't wait to go again the next time in Chicago!!

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Delicious food, expensive wine list. Great service

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Goumet North Italian cuisine served by a very attentive staff. Bravo!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Absolutely amazing. Wonderful service, great recommendations, thoughtful, and a beautiful restaurant overall.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Fantastic meal and service in a casual and comfortable atmosphere. Not at all stuffy. Super delcious food included octopus starter and special starter featuring brussel sprouts and fresh mozzarella. Rigatoni and Lobster ravioli mains were also very delicious. Can't wait to go back for the weeknight special!

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Amazing neighborhood place, the staff is so welcoming and are definetly ontop of their game! The homemade pastas are really lovely. We look forward to making Thisbe place a regular spot. Keep up the outstanding work.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Everything we ate was phenomenal. The pesto-filled arancini was to die for. My waygu beef was exceptional, as was my husband's gnocchi. Service was very, very attentive. Manager couldn't have been nicer and gave the two of us a nice window table. The place is cramped, so we were relieved not to sit at one of the tiny tables for two smashed in the center of the room. Cannot say enough great things about this place. (Only two knocks: $5 for a single Diet Coke? You gotta re-think that one. Also, wish there were more beer options than the Itailan-only offerings.) We will definitely be coming back and recommending this place.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Man do’s in the only Italian food my wife and I eat any more. It’s flawless food, great service, and the wine is bottomless awesome.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

This is the second time I've dined at Nando's and on both occasions, the food, service and atmosphere were great.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Romantic, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Authentic Italian meal in downtown Chicago. Great atmospere, music, fine wine, attentive restaurant management and oh my goodness...the homemade pasta is delectable! We will drive to the city from the burbs for this unforgettable experience. Wow!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Nando never disappoints! Whether choosing from the regular menu or the daily specials, the food is delicious, homemade and flavorful. The staff are welcoming and friendly and will guide you to the perfect meal. I will always come back, and am sorry I didn’t have time for one of their wonderful desserts on my last visit. Next time!

Tags: Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 22, 2017

What a great restaurant! I found this last year on Open Table when we visited our son in Chicago for parents weekend and we couldn’t wait to go again when we visited last weekend! Luca is amazing and so attentive, and our server was lovely (sorry forgot her name).

The rice ball volcano appetizer and the classic tomato and mozzarella with arugula (Nando Caprese) were delicious! My veal dinner, my son’s wild boar pasta bolognese and my husband’s saltimbocca maiale were outstanding!

Can’t wait to visit again when we’re back in Chicago! Great neighborhood restaurant - worth traveling to even though we stayed downtown.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Great little place. Good quality food.

Made a special vegan entree for my date.

Very watm and welcoming. Oir waitress was very attentive, engaging and funny

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 19, 2017

The food was excellent. Will definitely be back!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Went for a friend's birthday dinner on Sunday. The hostess and staff were very friendly and accommodating. My friend ordered the cod and polenta which was amazing. I had the linguine portofino which was exceptional. They had a great wine list. And we topped off the meal with a limoncello-yum! Hope to go back soon.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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