Il Culaccino

4.8
365 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 365 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.8
ambience
4.6
value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipkathya
Chicago
224 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an excellent Italian restaurant. The food is wonderful and service is great. Can’t get a bad meal. Becoming one of my favorites.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Patio/Outdoor seating is fully enclosed in glass so isn’t really outdoors. Outdoor seating was the reason we chose this restaurant, due to COVID. Staff and service were lovely.
All staff were appropriately masked throughout but no patrons I saw wore masks besides our table and there were many large parties happening.

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vipKellyB
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We waited for our first round of wine. Our server didn’t return when meal came out and one of us had dinner with no wine. We then waited 30 min for when we did order the wine and the bartender brought it out.

Perhaps server too busy? She was polite and our food order was perfect. We will definitely return

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Brianna
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'll definitely be back. The dinner and drinks were divine.

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AngelaB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything food drinks and service

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Tmcubbies
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been here a few times now and it's been great each time. The food is outstanding (I like that they have gluten-free options) and their wine selection is awesome. It's moving up the list as one of our favorite places to go. Just a great vibe and a relaxed place to enjoy delicious Italian in the South Loop.

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Candra
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food & Service! Super cute place. Highly recommend

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TriciaB
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!! Can’t recommend this restaurant enough!!!

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foodieAsh
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went out for a family dinner. There was lots of space (COVID restrictions) very attentive staff, and they delivered food very quickly for the kids! Our kids loved their pasta and the bread is all of our favorite.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came for my birthday dinner and everything was delicious.

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DH91
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

DG
DeborahG
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent and the atmosphere was great. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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vipMarc
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great Aperol spritz, sausage and peppers, and tortellini. Noticed for the first time (after 5 visits here) that it gets kind of loud in the covered “outside” section of the restaurant. Maybe since more people are being let in the noise level is going up, unlike at other times during the pandemic when tables could not be filled like they are now. Still, this is a restaurant will be coming back to again and again.

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LatashaM
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great from start to finish! Will return when in the city again

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Janianc
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was very friendly and patient. Had no issues at all, asked questions about the menu and the waitress took the necessary time to clarify. Food was amazing absolutely loved it!

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vipkathya
Chicago
225 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. A real gem.

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rhoda
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

They need to improve their food. You can't be an Italian restaurant and then over cook the pasta. Terrible.

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vipmshea
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, great service, good food and great restaurant week value. Thank you again!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great
Always good

JD
vipJulieD
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is consistently delicious!

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AmyS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every single thing about this place, I love! The service, the food, the cleanliness, the wait staff is great! I honestly have not one bad thing to say about this place. I was introduced to this place in February and I’ve been there 4 times! The last thing I will say... if you haven’t tried this place it’s a must! This place is EXCELLENT!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Staff was very friendly, very poor lighting enclosed patio. Steaks were great Pasta was ok Fish and seafood need improvement.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was immensely knowledgeable and helpful with the menu, and the plethora of options. Great meal. Great space. Looking forward to going back soon.

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HelenC
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places in Chicago and by far best patio !

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Solid service and food. Nothing spectacular nothing bad to say either

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always quality Italian with great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great☺️ The service was top notch 👌🏼

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ZacharyS
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Will definitely be back soon!

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leecie
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed it so much that I went back the next evening as well. The food is very authentic with a clever twist on the Italian basics. Delightful surprise with every bite!

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
5 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Food is pretty average. Huge portions. A little too close to Italiannis. for my tastes. Very nice ambiance (we sat in the patio) and our server was attentive and good.

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MariaA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Surprisingly delicious! Our waitress was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Undeniably good food that you can keep coming back to enjoy! Great service, amazing patio area and overall a really great experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Our dinner was just not up to prior experiences, we will try other Italian restaurants in the South Loop going forward. I wrote the restaurant directly and they have not responded.

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Tbell
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I really enjoy this place. Because of the patio, it remained open during COVID so it’s the only out of home dining I’ve done comfortably. The food is tasty and the drinks are marvelous. I really enjoy the seasonal drinks and specials. In the summer, the open patio and bar area are fun and refreshing. Good service, food and drinks.

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vipFoodie60532
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wish I could remember our server's name cause he was fabulous and made great drinks! Eggplant Parm was outstanding.

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vipEmily
Des Moines
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is such a good value and has delicious pasta!

PG
vipPaulaG
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is really cute, and the food is fantastic. A hidden gem!

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Dominique
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic food, classy/comfortable environment, and tasty drinks!

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vipkathya
Chicago
225 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant. The food and service were outstanding. Definitely will be back.

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MichaelV
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my wife there for the first for her birthday. I didn't know this place existed. The food was great and the service was great. I will definitely be going here again.

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 4.8 stars by 365 OpenTable diners.

Il Culaccino does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/il-culaccino/giftcards.

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.