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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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.
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.
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
I'll definitely be back. The dinner and drinks were divine.
Love everything food drinks and service
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.
Fabulous food & Service! Super cute place. Highly recommend
Amazing!!! Can’t recommend this restaurant enough!!!
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.
I came for my birthday dinner and everything was delicious.
The food and service were excellent and the atmosphere was great. Highly recommend this restaurant.
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.
Service was great from start to finish! Will return when in the city again
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!
Excellent food and service. A real gem.
They need to improve their food. You can't be an Italian restaurant and then over cook the pasta. Terrible.
As always, great service, good food and great restaurant week value. Thank you again!
The food is consistently delicious!
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!
Staff was very friendly, very poor lighting enclosed patio. Steaks were great Pasta was ok Fish and seafood need improvement.
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.
One of my favorite places in Chicago and by far best patio !
Solid service and food. Nothing spectacular nothing bad to say either
Always quality Italian with great service.
Food was great☺️ The service was top notch 👌🏼
Great food and service! Will definitely be back soon!
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!
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.
Surprisingly delicious! Our waitress was amazing.
Undeniably good food that you can keep coming back to enjoy! Great service, amazing patio area and overall a really great experience!
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.
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.
I wish I could remember our server's name cause he was fabulous and made great drinks! Eggplant Parm was outstanding.
This place is such a good value and has delicious pasta!
This restaurant is really cute, and the food is fantastic. A hidden gem!
Authentic food, classy/comfortable environment, and tasty drinks!
Fantastic restaurant. The food and service were outstanding. Definitely will be back.
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.
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.