Enoteca Roma

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$30 and under
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Italian
Welcome to our Ristorante!

Our menu is based on classic dishes that we experienced in people"s homes in Italy. Some are family recipes and others we learned by cooking with friends back home in Roma.

This menu is structured for either a classic or family style "tasting" dining experience, depending on what mood you're in! No matter which way you dine we do encourage you to share and to try each other's dishes.

I hope you enjoy the simple ingredient combinations and taste the spirit of Rome in Chicago. Always remember that if you've had something here before and you don't see it on the menu, just ask. If we can make it for you we will.

Buon Appetito!

~Fabio & Letizia Sorano

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Sun 10:00PM - 10:30PM
Mon - Wed 4:30PM - 5:45PM 10:00PM - 10:30PM
Fri 4:30PM - 5:15PM

What 481 People Are Saying
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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Backyard area is a great place to have dinner at night.

BV
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was looking for an off-the-beaten-path spot to bring my girlfriend for our 2 year anniversary. This was the place I stumbled upon. The back patio is perfect for setting a relaxed yet elegant atmosphere. The wine was stellar. The food was superb. The service was exceptional. An outstanding spot for any occasion.

F
New England
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding, patio is fantastic! Great service.

G
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and cute back patio. If you want good Italian this is the place to go.

JB
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always!

GF
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enoteca Roma continues to be my favorite restaurant in Chicago. I've been maybe 12 times over the last 6-7 years and the quality of the food is consistent and delicious and the staff always makes us comfortable there. Don't miss the polenta and hand-made pastas, in particular the Giovanna, and trust your server to recommend on any dishes you're debating. The Mangia Mangia is also the best value in the city for a family/group meal and the variety is fantastic. I cannot recommend Enoteca Roma enough!

ES
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been going there for years. Food is wonderful and it’s rarely crowded. It’s a gem.

H
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience, great authentic Italian food. I know most will say every "italian" place is authentic, but Enoteca Roma was clearly one of the more authentic Italian places that I have seen in awhile. Just having come back from Italy, this reminded me of several of the restaurants there. Specials were outstanding. Definitely recommend.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great people great food

VH
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I not only would recommend Enoteca Roma to a friend, I have brought friends to the restaurant on this and other occasions. In my view, it is the best Italian restaurant in Chicago!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a hidden gem! First time in Chicago and so lucky we found this wonderful restaurant! It’s authentic Italian cuisine, the service was great and super welcoming! Will be back!

CB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is AMAZING and the back patio is the best!

PE
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food, service, value. Our server was outstanding. The food was authentic, the food and wine were reasonably priced.
The patio added to the experience.

DV
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the second time we have been here and it was even better! We brought another couple and they loved it too! This time I had the carrot gnocchi--who knew THAT was a thing??--and it was delicious! the eggplant parm, pear ravioli and orechiette-all sublime. We drove an hour to get here and cannot wait to return. Simply one of the best restaurants in the city.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved the outdoor area. Food was good.

F
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great outdoor seating in the back of restaurant, which gives more privacy vs the outdoor seating up front.

The special was a salmon ravioli and it was AMAZING. Good food. Good portions. Would have preferred my tiramisu to NOT have chocolate drizzled on top of it, but besides that all was lovely.

AH
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Very pleasant restaurant. Calamari was superb as was a beet truffled goat cheese salad that was stellar and would have not been out of place at the fanciest restaurants in town. Tip - Eat in the patio area behind the restaurant.

D
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat on the back patio, and it was a beautiful night. The food was delicious and you could taste the freshness of it. Presentation was very nice, and the staff were very friendly and attentive. I would definitely visit again and recommend everyone to try it.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Able to seat us at requested patio table. Very attentive manager who was knowledgeable about the wine list as well as the menu. Great food recommendations.
Our meals were outstanding!

Used Open Table to book the reservation. Why don’t I get points??

M
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing back patio, knowledgeable staff and incredible fresh food. Just a gem of a restaurant!

TM
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this little jewel! We come often and are never disappointed.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it as always and brought new friends to also love it. We all left happy and excited to return!

y
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Super cute back patio! Perfect for a date night or a group dinner outside. Super friendly and great server! Great recommendations. Fresh homemade pasta.

j
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enoteca Roma. We've been returning to this restaurant for the past 10+ years. Consistently excellent in all respects.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Food good, definitely not great. Back patio was very nice - good “escape” from the city.

JR
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Love the outdoor space, the food was also very good! Our service was a little slow but otherwise, very good time.

TB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a lovely couples' Date Nite for us at Enoteca Roma--the patio was perfect, food was excellent, and service was wonderful from the welcome outside the front door through dinner. Our waiter Patrick was knowledgeable and fun and we can't wait to go back.

TC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious Italian food with a unique menu that cannot be beat in Chicago! From bruschetta flights to pear ricotta ravioli. The service and ambiance has always been upstanding for ten plus years. Enoteca is always reliable and the hidden patio with a flower garden and fountain is a reliable retreat in summer!

PF
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I often forget how good Enotecca Roma is. Fantastic fresh Italian food and the open air courtyard in the back is beautiful.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Thoroughly mediocre food. Somehow 4 adults and a toddler ran up a $200 bill for an app, a salad, 4.5 entrees and their cheapest bottle of wine. There were also pans of dried, cooked food inexplicably sitting on the bar when we came in for dinner service. The back garden area seems nice though. Maybe that's what people pay the ridiculous prices for. It sure isn't the food. The bread was good though, so I'll give them that.

f
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enoteca Roma exceeded all expectations. The food was amazing and the service is great. This is our new favorite restaurant.

KB
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

Had dinner here for my boyfriend's 24th birthday. The food was mediocre. I got the pear ravioli and they got gnocchi alla erbe (pork). Both of our meals where missing something flavor wise. The ambience was alright. Definitely a lot more casual than what their online presence suggests. When we first entered the host was seated outside in a blanket and dressed like it was a Sunday and she was running early morning errands. Once she sat us she left her ipad on the table for a few minutes until she realized what she was missing. Took a while for the waiter to see us despite the half empty room. They did bring out a raspberry chocolate cake that was on the house for my bf's birthday which was very sweet of them. The cake was probably the best part of the meal. Overall - the whole environment seemed like they were trying to be much classier than what they are and the wait staff needed to tighten up. This place is ok if you're just trying to get a meal for sustenance. Not good for special occasions or even date nights.

DV
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Literally one of the best Italian meals I have had in Chicago. Polenta was out of this world. Bruschetta flight was amazing. Panna cotta dessert was sublime. Atmosphere on the back patio was delightful. Cannot wait to come back-there were so many more dishes on the menu I wanted to try--I'm only sorry I could only eat one meal!

CC
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enotaca Roma is a treat. The meal was tremendous, every serving was delicious. The outdoor patio is perfect for al fresco dining. Can’t wait to come back and try some different dishes.

JC
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Service was on the slow side but the food is worth waiting for, excellent polenta and superb bruchetas!

KB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place! I had the polenta this time and it was amazing, truly a delight. We will definitely be back again.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious food and nice outdoor area. We were rushed to leave which was refreshing! Would recommend to a friend!

S
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Excellent food, service. A genuine neighborhood gem.

L
Birmingham
93 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is real Italian! At the end of every course, every plate on the table was cleaned, that’s how good it is. All pastas are made by hand and you can tell it. We could go to any restaurant in Chicago but here is where we come every time we are in town for Italian.

Love, love, love it!!

CF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious. Lobster salad lacking lobster but everything else was awesome.

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