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Petterino's entrance - Petterino's, Chicago, IL

Petterino's

4.4
4.4
775 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian

Located just steps away from Michigan Avenue in the heart of Chicago's Loop and Theatre District, Petterino’s has been a beloved downtown icon in the Chicago community for 20 years, continuing to offer the same spirit and tradition that diners know and love. Enjoy timeless flavors, reimagined Italian fare, comfortable interiors and warm hospitality—it’s the perfect local destination for tourists, business lunches or before the theatre.

Petterino's is owned and operated by The Good Plate Hospitality Group. We do not participate in the Lettuce Entertain You Frequent Diner Club, nor do we accept Lettuce Entertain You Gift Cards.

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Booked 49 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 422-0150

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Ozzy Amelotti

  • Private party facilities

    Petterino’s can currently accommodate an intimate group in a versatile, sophisticated environment located in the heart of the Loop. Entering through the private entrance, guests descend our winding grand staircase to our exclusive, flexible space. Whether a daytime corporate meeting, rehearsal dinner, bridal shower, special celebration, or cocktail reception, our elegant space comfortably accommodates 40 seated guests. Our downtown location in the Loop is a prime location—where your guests can enjoy all that the Windy City has to offer.

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Loop

  • Cross street

    Randolph

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

What 775 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. HG

    HowardG

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Outstanding price was a little higher than expected

  2. MC

    MrsC

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    The server was very professional and explained that the restaurant is no longer under the Lettuce Entertain you umbrella. No pre theater prix fixe-I was charged $12 for a small salad that had no flavor. Desserts were ok. I get it the business is in recovery but at a certain point there needs to be value. That said, eggplant parm and wedge salad were pretty good. Still a good location for theater but they should consider a lunch option that might offer more casual options to up their business, especially with Sopraffina/Trattoria 10 no longer there.

  3. A

    Aroundthetown

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    make sure you tell server if you have theater, so they can ensure you have ample time to dine, relax and not be rushed

  4. b

    byrdk40

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and service is excellent. We always have lunch at Petterino's before attending a play or musical.

  5. DD

    DiDi

    Chicago

    146 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    146 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Love the bar, comfortable and great cocktails ! We sat outside for dinner, which was so nice on a beautiful Summerish evening. Our food was delicious, as usual.

  6. MB

    MaryBW

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious meal. Were able to conduct business and enjoy conversation without interruption.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fayetteville

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great as always.

  8. JP

    JeffP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything this was amazing and wonderful. Our waiter was great as well as the server

  9. E

    Eloise

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    We had a superb waiter, Louis! He was smart, attentive and charming. The salmon was exquisite. We shared the chocolate cheesecake and it was stellar! Love this restaurant!

  10. PB

    PhilBurgess

    Chicago

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great evening.

  11. G

    Gourmet2

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3

    Asked for rare hamburger. It was medium well and dry. Good martini.

  12. MD

    MaryD

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    I have loved Petterino's for years, having worked half a block away. I know Lettuce Entertain You no longer carries the umbrella for this venue,, yet -- late into the pandemic & now that I'm retired -- LOVE the same ambiance, service, quality of food. Very happy to come back.

  13. EH

    EllenH

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    Trying to imitate the Petterinnotha was is a poor idea.. They list wines that they do t have. the restaurant was half empty and few people were at the bar. Trying to imitate a restaurant that wAs successful for many years is a bad idea. I think their days are numbered

  14. BC

    BrookeC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful Service!!! We were very pleased with how attentive our waiter was. The food was awesome! Perfect lunch spot before our broadway show just a few blocks away!

  15. MA

    MisterAnderson

    Chicago

    49 reviews

    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    I love the atmosphere of this restaurant and its location (easy to get to for personal or business occasions). My order was not done correctly, but they quickly made an adjustment by bringing me what I ordered. Beverage that I ordered was not delivered, until I brought it to the attention of the wait staff, after waiting a while. Food quality was good. Overall, I would still recommend this restaurant to others.

  16. h

    hoosier2

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3

    They have recently changed their menu and selection were more limited. We had liked the chopped salad but that is off the menu. My grilled chicken was dry and needed mayo. Not terribly crowded buy quite loud.

  17. CM

    ChristyM

    Milwaukee

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We have eaten here many times over the years, all times of the year. Before a show where they were expedient and this time leisurely with friends in from NY who wanted to eat at a real, not touristy Chicago classic. We brought them here. “ Best Whitefish we have ever eaten!” And they eat at top restaurants frequently. Excellent all around. Did not rush us, brought more bread, drinks perfect, meal superb.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    Birthday dinner. Kitchen was slow

  19. BN

    BridgetN

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Large portions, too much sauce but it was good overall.

  20. LH

    LeanneH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Birthday Wonderful- as Always!!!!!

  21. VI

    VICTORIAK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place to go before seeing a show at the theater!

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    All around fabulous!

  23. VG

    VolGal

    Memphis/West TN

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food was delicious. Our server Heidi was excellent and very personable.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic service and even better food. A super fun atmosphere

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    Food was excellent and the atmosphere was great. Ar lunch other tables seated with multiple people, after me a single dinner were served first with the same dish ordered. So spaghetti and meatballs to others first and they were offer parmesan cheese with their food. I was not offered cheese. Dinner two nights before the wait staff was excellent! Can’t say the same for the lunch service.

  26. LB

    LarryB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Great ambience food was good and service was awesome.

  27. DC

    DonnaC

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    This place is just not what it used to be. Skimpy bread basket compared to what the used to give. Calamari was dry and chewy and pizza so salty both inedible. The tomato bisque was good. The server tried but she was like a deer in the headlights.

  28. SD

    SimpleDiner123

    Chicago

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Have you gone there for years and years and now under the new ownership – some menu changes and less ability to customize certain meals and just overall the food not as good. Server was very nice and accommodating. Convenient if you’re going to the theater but wouldn’t go otherwise anymore.

  29. JD

    JackieD

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing Italian food and attentive servers! Great place to go after the theater

  30. b

    biaggifan

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5

    Just honestly disappointed that the menu was so limited. About a third the size of its former days. And honestly, the food was OK but not great. We did have outstanding service.

  31. ML

    MyLastMeal

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a showtime favorite. We lunched prior to our Cadillac Theater Sunday matinee. Sharon our server was wonderful. I had the Whitefish which she heartily endorsed. It was terrific.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Menu has a very small selection

  33. KW

    KevinW

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server Bailey was very attentive and accommodating. She worked with us on portion out or time for each meal. A home run.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience4

    Did not realize it was no longer a Lettuce restaurant. Menu online was old lettuce menu. Very disappointed! My entree was awful & I wasn’t charged. Salad also was terrible. My husbands entrée was fair. Not the same place- will not return!!

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food here is top notch- especially the fettuccine Alfredo- and the cocktails are amazing!!!

  36. MA

    MarshallA

    Des Moines

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The atmosphere and food was wonderful for a pre-Saturday matinee lunch - great service, too!

  37. F

    Foodie

    Chicago

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    We were seated in the exact location requested when making the reservation. We were greeted warmly and shortly after being seated a glass of Prosecco was presented to the celebrant. (A birthday celebration was indicated when the reservation was made.). Our server, Bailey, was cheerful, knowledgeable and attentive. Her demeanor and skill made for a wonderful experience. The pasta entrees arrived impressively hot. Knowing that they hadn’t been sitting on a counter and they cared enough to bring the food out as the chef intended is commendable. Lukewarm pasta is never a good thing but all too often the norm in other restaurants.

  38. UD

    UnsatisifedDiner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3

    The food was very poorly made, especially when considering the high price. The caricatures lining the walls are weird at best and some are quite racist.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very convenient for pre-play dinner. Service was good, timely, no rush but got us out on time for play even though we got there late. Food was good. Love their valet parking when going to a play. Highly recommended!

  40. ML

    MauiLibby

    Hawaii

    207 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    207 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was our first, and not our last, dinner at Pettrino’s. We thoroughly enjoyed our delightful and efficient server, Abbaba, who always made us laugh and was so efficient with our orders. The entire restaurant staff was so cooperative with each other...a great team. We understand the restaurant had just reopened in October ‘21 ( after being closed so long because of Covid.) with a whole new staff and revised menu. We enjoyed the fried calamari with a little zip to the taste, a very nice Alberto’s Pasta with linguini, Tomato sauce, asparagus pieces and lobster bites! For dessert we shared a delicious tiramissou that will definitely be a repeater for next time! We sat inside the restaurant but had the benefit of fresh night air coming in from the open wall on the other side of the room. There are more than 100 fun characature drawings adorning the walls, adding to the fun of the evening in trying to identify the famous people portrayed. The only little thing we had trouble with was that because the restaurant was so filled with happy diners, the noise level was extremely high. Thank you. Pettrino’s

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

FAQs

Petterino's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 422-0150.

Petterino's is rated 4.4 stars by 775 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

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Booked 49 times today
Google Map for Petterino's

150 N Dearborn St Chicago, IL 60601-3205

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Randolph

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Loop

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Ozzy Amelotti

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

  • Phone number

    (312) 422-0150

  • Private party facilities

    Petterino’s can currently accommodate an intimate group in a versatile, sophisticated environment located in the heart of the Loop. Entering through the private entrance, guests descend our winding grand staircase to our exclusive, flexible space. Whether a daytime corporate meeting, rehearsal dinner, bridal shower, special celebration, or cocktail reception, our elegant space comfortably accommodates 40 seated guests. Our downtown location in the Loop is a prime location—where your guests can enjoy all that the Windy City has to offer.

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