Disotto

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1019 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Walking into Disotto is like being transported to another place & time, like visiting your Nonna's wine cellar on the Italian countryside for a homemade meal. The dining room is rich with stone, brick and wood and the aroma of pomodoro sauce & fresh pasta permeates throughout. The clinking of wine glasses and laughter of friends pulls you in and sets the stage of a meal reminiscent of vintage Italy.
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ShannonM
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a wonderful experience, great food and great service!

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StephenS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience! Our server, Justin, was attentive without being intrusive. He was very personable and made us feel like we were the only table in the restaurant. Will definitely be returning for the food and for Justin!

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vipRegularCitizen
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were so impressed with the food, our meal was so delicious! Sat outside on a beautiful Saturday night. Had a bottle of vino, it was all good. No complaints here whatsoever

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vipJBSKW
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful spot outside. Great food. Our waiter was a real pro. Loved the whole night

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AThomas
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Disotto never disappoints. The menu is excellent, the wine selections are always good and the service is friendly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Outdoor seating was in street with cars driving right next to us so. It real comfortable. Server was one of the best ever. Food was very good, portions fair. Wine was totally overpriced though.

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vipHPFan
Chicago
57 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

birthday celebration was just lovely!

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vipAaronV
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Disotto is awesome. They made a good outdoor patio and the food never disappoints. They accommodated our gluten free/allergy guest really well.

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vipTrace
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved our server. The eggplant parmesan was cold.

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vipLFcouple
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great evening on the terrace!

We couldn't have had a nicer dinner for two, and our waitress Nadia was a big reason why. My wife had the whitefish and I had the pappardelle bolognese, and we loved both. We shared a caesar salad that had very little dressing, and when we mentioned it to Nadia, she immediately comped it (although that wasn't our intent). Before dinner, the bartender made a great dirty Sapphire martini, and we enjoyed very good glasses of pinot noir and chianti classico over dinner. On top of all that, the weather was beautiful!

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FRANKG
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I was disappointed in the short rib ravioli special. All you tasted was mushrooms. The outside dinning was great and service was good.

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RickHP
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious burrata and brussel sprouts for appetizer. Then ordered 5 pastas for the table -- each one better than the next. Outstanding bolognese, caccio e pepe, ravioli, linguine with seafood. Waiter was super helpful with wines and great service overall. Sat outside and felt very safe with distance of tables. An outstanding evening.

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vipOfal65
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

11 out of 10!!!
Never disappointing!!!

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MichaelS
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been to Disotto multiple times over the last couple of years. Its a wonderful restaurant with great ambience and wonderful food. This time we ate outside on their extended patio (street actually). The waiter was very attentive, and the staff was very quick so as not to hover around the table. We started with (excellent) cacio de pepe, and each had an entree that was full of flavor. Big win. We'll be back.

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KathleenF
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were 4 of us, and we chose to eat inside. The restaurant followed all of the CDC requirements, was clean and appropriately distanced. The waiter Justin was superb. He gave us great service, honest dinner suggestions. The food was outstanding. I had the chicken and potatoes, my husband had the veal chop, our friends had the steak, and chicken piccata. We were all very satisfied with our meals. We will definitely be back.

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vipRobi
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a terrific meal at Disotto last evening. We all greatly enjoyed the mussels, Caesar salad, and our individual entrees. Be sure to get the brussel sprouts and the chicken limone was also delicious. The wine selection we chose was very good and the server was very helpful in picking just the right one for us. We have eaten here many times, but is it possible the food has gotten better during COVID?

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DavidR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They were very busy with most sitting outside on a beautiful cool August evening. We decided to sit inside, the tables were appropriately spaced and few guests were inside.

The service was very good as usual and the food was fantastic. We took our time and spoke with a number of the staff including the head chief. This is the 6th time we have been there since the reopening of restaurants and they do a great job. We will control return at least twice a month.

Great food, great service.

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vipPhilosopher
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Standard Italian fare, not that creative but very well executed. The outdoors dining setup was great, given current circumstances. The restaurant made full use of the sidewalk space in the front as well as the adjoining alley.

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vipThirsty1
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect!
We sat at the end of the bar in the little alcove and it was nice and cool and intimate.

Thanks guys!

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FatherMaestro
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Disotto was disappointing, but not terrible. It had no real Italian feel to it and the food was unconvincingly Italian (written by one who has eaten all over Italy and in countless American/Italian restaurants) . Our party of 6 made clear in the reservation that this was celebrating two birthdays (90 and 60), making it rather obvious that this was not a young crowd. But we were seated next to an enormous and deafening fan that reduced almost all conversation to sign language, lip-reading and guesswork. The waiter seemed inordinately Covid-fearful for someone waiting tables during a pandemic. Service was fine and the food was well-prepared and generally tasty, though creativity sometimes exceeded authenticity. Portions were adequate and prices were moderate except for an absurdly overpriced wine list. But next time we are looking for Italian food in Highwood, once the best place in metro-Chicago for Italian cuisine, we will try elsewhere.

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vipsatisfied
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinning was great as usual. Service attentive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place! The food and the service never disappoint. Sunday brunch is amazing.

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vipSoso
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience5

We eat at DiSotto on special occasions and have been going there since they opened. The other night was are wedding anniversary. The tables were spaced apart and they seemed to be taking all the correct steps with Covid.
Food and wine were really good and I can highly recommend them as a restaurant. However, our server was terrible. She came over once to get our drink order, disppeared before we could tell her we wanted appetizers. When we were finally served our appetizers she immediatly asked us "what do you want for dinner". After we told her we would wait a bit she said nothing but just walked off. Not anything like "Great, I will check with you in a bit" but just walked away. When she came back after about 15 minutes she did not offer any help with the menu but just said "what do you want?" We ordered without her offering any suggestions (actually without her speaking at all) and then we didn't see her again until she wanted to give us the check which she handed to us without asking if there was anything else she could help us with.

I am trying not to sound petty like some of the reviews I read but it is actually one of our favorite restaurants and we will still go there. But lousy service really can lessen a dining experience.

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vipTomL
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful night. Great food, service and friends.

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vipBoomer
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is always delicious! The bolognese, and cavatelli was delicious ! We also had the burger which was probably one of the best burgers we’ve ever had !!! YUM!
The servers are courteous and always attentive . This is one of the best Italian restaurants . We enjoy it each and every time we dine here!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience3

Pastas were Terrible

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vipAtathome12
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistently great meals at Disotto!
Love this place. One of our favorite spots in Highwood!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Disotto was really good. The outdoor seating on the side of the restaurant is really nice and away from the street traffic.

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steveng
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good job! Service was nice and the food was delicious.

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SuzyO
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an exceptional outdoor dining experience. The food and ambiance transported us to Italy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was fantastic (Kati?) and the food was great. They really made it feel like a special night as it was our first wedding anniversary. My wife said the doughnuts were probably the best donuts she’s ever had. Food was served fast and piping hot!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We both had the specials and they were SOLID. Very good food and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Outdoor dining. Social distancing and masks were in place. Our server was extremely friendly and helpful

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vipSkipH
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience3

The service was very good. Both our pastas had a very bitter after taste so we didn’t finish the meal. The sparkling wine ordered was flat. The waitress was good but first time at this restaurant and won’t return.

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vipChitowngirl
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a beautiful evening. Saturday night extra was music playing through the town.

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MarkQ
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

This is a great restaurant with incredible food and outstanding wine. The service was good but not great. We ordered a cocktail that turned out to be awful and when we asked to exchange it for wine, we got pushback from the server, who also seemed less than knowledgeable about the food. We asked if one pasta dish had a red sauce and she said no, but when it came, it was clearly a red sauce. That's a mistake no server at this level of restaurant should ever make. If you don't know, check, don't give incorrect information. Having said that, the food was terrific and the wine, especially the wide selection available, was fantastic.

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vipSundevil83
Chicago
167 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful team at this restaurant. They always make the diners feel welcome, like a personal guest.

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vipJustbev2693
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My lemon chicken was dry. I was really hoping it would be moist. The server was great though!!!

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ScottJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks for a wonderful dining experience.
They kept our outdoor reservation right on time. The food was fantastic, and service was very friendly, courteous and safe.
Will return again.

BZ
vipBillZ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great . As usual. Food delicious. Service excellent.

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Disotto does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Disotto also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (224) 765-9490.

Disotto is rated 4.7 stars by 1019 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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