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Il Culaccino, Chicago, IL

Il Culaccino

4.6
4.6
990 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
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Il Culaccino, the new fine Italian dining restaurant presented by the Franco’s Restaurant Group, comes to McCormick Square in Spring 2019. Anchored in the Arrive Lex Apartment Tower, 2134 South Indiana, Il Culaccino is just steps away from Wintrust Arena and a short walk from McCormick Place. At Il Culaccino, you’ll enjoy unique wines and delicious plates accompanied by the friendly and superior service that has become the hallmark of Franco’s Restaurant Group, family-owned since 1989.

Be prepared to have your senses thrilled at Il Culaccino, before or after exploring McCormick Square, Chicago’s most exciting and vibrant new entertainment district.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (312) 794-5300
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Neighborhood
    South Loop
  • Cross street
    Cermak And Indiana
  • Parking details
    Valet Friday-Sunday Evenings, Street Parking, Validated Parking in building garage
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 990 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

990 Reviews
  1. kathya

    Chicago

    318 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    318 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the food at this restaurant. Great Italian choices. Always pleased with my meal but it could have been a little warmer. Maybe short staffed that day. Will definitely go back.

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  2. Javier

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    This is by far the worst italian restaurant I have ever been too. You first enter the restaurant and the noise you won’t believe. It is a combination of very loud (and bad) music and all the attendants basically yelling so they can hear each other. That is exactly what my party of three did. We began our “culinary” journey with a server who in a rush stoped by carrying a bunch of dirty plates and saying “I will be back to take your order”. No welcome, no specials, etc. We ordered as starter an “imported” buratta with Sun-dried Tomatoes and Pesto. It was absolutely horrendous, it tasted like a chesse ball that has been in the fridge for days. Clearly these people et the buratta, plate it along with the pesto and throw them in the fridge. The pesto was all dry stuck to the cheese. I won’t go into details about dinner, but trust me, it was bad. That in combination with servers yelling was just a horrendous experience. the place is pretty inexpensive, which brings up the old saying of "you get what you pay for"

    1 person found this helpful

  3. RodD

    Coastal Georgia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I enjoyed a wonderful meal with great service. Next time I’m in the area, I’ll plan to return.

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  4. ElizabethFoodLover

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service. Caesar salad not great, but fried calamari was very good.

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  5. XOXO

    Greater Boston

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is great… But it comes out very quickly… If you want to space your meals out either let them know or order when you’re ready… Also, the music was really loud in the background so was a little bit difficult to have a conversation as we were having Sort of work dinner. We sat in the outdoor tented dining area. I do come here every time Medrad show at McCormick… It’s convenient and the food is good

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great food and service. Valet parking is a great benefit.

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  7. cringo

    Chicago

    54 reviews

    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the enclosed outdoor seating. Very cool staff. Good food.

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  8. Pamela

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We sat on the patio and it was very comfortable. The food was delicious and great service.

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  9. DLog

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place, one of our favorites! New spring cocktails and specials are awesome!!!

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  10. AllenM

    Portland

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and the service was great! Will definitely come back!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Good value for the price. The service could have been better, I noticed that every table had bread except for mine. Other than that the staff was pleasant.

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  12. CindyF

    Chicago

    118 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    118 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual, enjoyed our dinner at Il Culaccino. We specifically made the reservation to dine outside; however, when we arrived we were told the outside patio was closed. Not only did we choose Il Culaccino for the good food, we wanted to take advantage of the warm February winter day. A little sad, but the excellent food made up for a slight disappointment,

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An awesome dining and visual experience in the south loop of downtown Chicago. With this restaurant being in such a high traffic area, I love how they manage to get everything presentable on top of some of the best Italian food I’ve ever had.

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  14. JessicaL

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service here is always phenomenal! We celebrated a birthday (multiple birthdays were celebrated by multiple groups that night!) and basically the whole area was all singing for each other each time a birthday dessert came out. It was a great evening!

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  15. bethd

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and the food was delicious! We will be back!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good service - could have been better brought bread after being asked but only bread no butter/oil. Did not come back to ask if we needed any of them best thing of the meal was the app. Rest was very average. But we always tip over 20% bc we do know is a hard job to get right when you are not control of kitchen:)

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  17. Aparna

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious!! The staff at dinner was so patient as we stayed a long time.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every group I bring here loves the food!!!! Their linguini and clam sause (white wine one) is soooo good!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Traditional Italian recipes well-prepared. Nice wine list. Nice evening out at a solid neighborhood storefront restaurant.

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  20. EsmeraldaL

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service. Always ask for the special of the day,won't be disappointed

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the Veal Milanesse and the Ofiecchette Absolutely fantastic The best Tiramisu in Chicago!!

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  22. OutForANiceDinner

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Spicy! But, very tasty. Wine pours were very inconsistent.

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  23. TiffanyS

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time here! Great food, staff and environment! Our waitress was very attentive and extremely nice!! Loved it!

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  24. GailR

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed going here while in Chicago for auto show. Great dinner, wine and service! Definitely would recommend!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I ordered a dish but I didn’t like they way it tasted..I asked could I order something else but still had to pay for the dish I didn’t like smh

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  26. KEVINS

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great spot for dinner especially when heading to wintrust

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  27. MisterE

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff and kitchen provided great service and delicious food.

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  28. AmandaM

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food, large portions, and great service.

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  29. MikeB

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service; great time. Busy restaurant prior to event at Wintrust - service was still excellent.

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  30. Westloopresident

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Had a great server. The food was subpar. Gnocchi was mooshy.

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  31. MichaelV

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was authentic Italian. I had the veal piccata. It was not on the menu and all I had to do was ask. Being from a long tradition of Italian cooking, this dish was almost as good as my mother’s. Simply outstanding. The cannoli dip was also delicious. Unique twist on a favorite of mine.

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  32. MichealN

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Restaurant was extremely nice. Food was great only downside was waiter was not too friendly and took a little away from the experience. Otherwise highly recomend this place

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  33. TomT

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great authentic Italian food convenient to the convention center.

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  34. skirem

    Sacramento

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall positive experience the food was great and brought a complementary tiramisu for my son celebrating his birthday . Much appreciated. 

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  35. BobH

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great experience and excellent food. Service was also excellent. Have gone to Culaccino’s many times. Very consistent experience.

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  36. SajiT

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was over all tasty, but Waiters needs to be trained bit more, service was not that great

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  37. TiffanyL

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I went for dinner in New Year’s Eve. The food was amazing and our service was outstanding! We will definitely be back!

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  38. ScottM

    Richmond

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed our meal there. My gluten and dairy free daughter was able to get a good meal with gluten free pasta. The gnocchi was good, as was the veal parm. We found the tiramisu to be a little lacking in much flavor, but had the textures.

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  39. Flamingo

    Chicago

    93 reviews

    5.0

    93 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was excellent from the minute we walked in the door. One of our party uses a mobility scooter and “parking it” nearby was not an issue. The food was great and the portions are large so some of us had a great lunch the next day. A great place to dine!!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Accommodating and good timing. Arrived 5:15 and was seated quickly, vey crowded when we left at 6:30. Good food- large portions!

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Il Culaccino using the Order Online button. Il Culaccino also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Il Culaccino also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 794-5300.

Il Culaccino is rated 4.6 stars by 990 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Il Culaccino

2134 S Indiana Ave, Chicago, IL 60616-4930

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Cermak And Indiana
  • Neighborhood
    South Loop
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet Friday-Sunday Evenings, Street Parking, Validated Parking in building garage
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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