Quartino

4.6
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$30 and under
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Italian
Quartino, an urban Italian restaurant and wine bar, is the creation of Hugo Ralli, Steve Lombardo (owners of Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse, Hugo’s Frog Bar & Fish House, LUXBAR) and Exec Chef / Partner John Coletta. Quartino combines the best of Italy’s osteria and enoteca to offer an authentic everyday Italian food and wine experience. “Where wine is cheaper than water” Throughout Europe, in bistro after osteria after enoteca, fresh local wines of high quality and unique characteristics are priced as a less expensive alternative to bottled water. Reservation requests for patio seating are not accepted. Patio seating is first come, first serve.
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SM
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

What a great dining experience!

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Traditional made-from-scratch Italian food. Great variety of menu items from which to choose. Service was attentive, but not bothersome. Good city vibe. This is not the place to go for a romantic dinner, can be a little loud.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service4ambience4

Excellent food!
Good service!
However.. the it’s not a great place for a date/ romantic dinners.
It’s too crowded and noisy. Tables for 2 are really really small, not much space between two tables, so the environment doesn’t provide the necessary comfort level.

EB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food for a pretty reasonable price. The ambience is lively but super loud. Not easy to hold a conversation but that's ok but you will be busy eating good food and people watching.

W
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Great attentive service!
I highly recommend!

BB
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite place in the City. Hands down! Make sure to get the house made pastas!

OT
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Steven was fabulous!

M
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite when in Chicago. Great variety and consistency of food. Have never been disappointed. Servers are friendly, knowledgeable and abundant... very attentive

PH
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved sharing the small plates with my dinner mates. Great selection of wine.

NB
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a great spot for a group! Small plates to share and delicious too. The service is always fast and friendly!

RR
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Good, but our food was delivered separately

AW
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

This used to be a great restaurant, part of the Gibson’s group, that I have dined in multiple times
However on this occasion :

Despite a reservation we waited over 25 minutes for our table standing in an overcrowded bar with the check in area crammed
The table jutted out and I was constantly bumped by passing waiters
The waitress was offhand and disinterested and took down the wrong order
My wife’s main dish of shrimp risotto arrived quickly but was cold
My main dish of pepperoni pizza did not appear for over 30 minutes after my wife’s dish and each time I enquired as to the whereabouts of my pizza was told it will be out directly
When it did arrive it was served without apology and no attempts were made to make up for the delay and indifferent service
I am now sadly reluctant to return in the future and will need to warn business colleagues that the establishment is on the slide
Perhaps the manager of Quartino’s would like to comment as to whether my experience is now the norm or in any acceptable

OT
Detroit
32 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m here on a weekend vacation and just knew from the look of the place from the outside that everything would be great!! AND IT WAS!! From the Sangria, gnocchis, pasta, calamari to THE PIZZA oh my!! Loved it all

I
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I've been there before, and food was not as good as in previous instances. Just not as tasty. Also - we were 'forced' to share some fo the dishes since there was no sense of timing - so make sure when you order everything is 'to share'

T
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Celebrated my bday with 15 friends. Everything went very well. Order the gnocchi bolonhese off menu and the house wine.

SP
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visit Chicago every year. Quartino is a must. Great value, great food, fun experience. Elizabeth was our waitress. She was fantastic. One in our group was dairy free. Elizabeth immediately wrote on the menu outlining options, in detail, including recommendations. It’s a large menu. She was obviously intimately knowledgeable about the ingredients in every dish. I prefer the dairy myself, but it as impressive. Thanks again to all.

B
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were no surprises. We wondered how things would with Reg small plates coming at different times as soon as Reg dish was ready but it worked perfectly. There were always things to share and the food was hit and fresh. We had the tagliatelle, Alfredo noodles, ravioli, shrimp risotto romaine and capers salads. All tasty.

Of course we tried the desserts also. Thanks to our server, Matthew, for taking good care of our party and making some great recommendations.

T
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food. Very sensitive to food allergies and gluten. Excellent drinks. Because it is popular it is crowded and noisy. So not an intimate dining experience. But still, we love it.

B
Chicago
76 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

As expected. One of many Chicago Italian restaurants. Food is pretty good, served tapas style. Disappointed they charge for Arnold Palmer refills.

TP
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Food always good. Service was Terrible No one waited on us and they they forgot one entree. Even after telling them it took 40 mins to bring a pizza

OT
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our second time eating here while in town visiting. I absolutely love the ambience and the food. I was hoping it was as great as I remember and it was! Great value, great experience!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience3

The food was very good however it was brought out in no particular order. Appetizers were brought out the same time as the entree or even after it. My understanding was that they wanted to food served hot but very unprofessional. Busy for a weekday but the wait staff seemed overwhelmed.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food! True Italian family dining style

OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

$19 for a dirty martini and it was terrible.
I don’t pay that much even at Maple & Ash or Gibsons.
Disappointed.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always take my family to Quartino’s after an outing to see Santa in the 900 N Michigan mall!! This is my favorite restaurant, and theirs as well! The service is as impeccable as the food! And the homemade Limoncello is the icing on the cake! You never disappoint Quartino’s! Thank you for years upon years of quality meals reminiscent of my trip to Italy!!

RM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The (shareable) penne pasta portion was too small.
Everything else was great!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience2

My iPhone 11 got stolen inside the restaurant. Another customer near us had their purse stolen.

LB
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place, but it’s not inexpensive! We had 2 drinks each plus we shared three menu items of average price, and with tip it was about $60 per person.

MK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

I chose on here that it was for a special, birthday. However, the staff never acknowledged that and then never did anything for the birthday girl. The server asked us if we would like dessert, we asked if she could come back in a minute for us to think about it. Then she never returned with our checks without asking if we wanted anything.

FF
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience4

Ambiance was lively. Bathrooms were fine. Drinks were a nice strength. The food was not to our liking. Had many diff tapas and most were not good. Majority of our party will not be returning.

M
New England
31 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Good food but really noisy.

D
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food. Small portions. Skip the hazelnut "grilled" sandwich - 2thick slices of white bread, run thru the grill with a small amount of Nutella. Bland and not worth $7.

RT
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience5

The waiter was a bit condescending. The food came out lukewarm, and our drinks were watered down heavily. I felt bad in the end because I was the one to pick the restaurant. Should've gone somewhere else.

KA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had to wait almost 30 min for my reservation but we received a free bottle of wine and mussels - great customer service on their end 👍🏽

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service1ambience5

We reserved a table for 10 and they gave us a table for 4. When we were asked for more space, we had to wait. Took a long time to get served too

N
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Roasted Brussels sprouts were burnt and salty , octopus was dry, beef short ribs had no flavor. I have no idea why this restaurant gets such good reviews??? The waitstaff was good and understandably busy. I Will never go back!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is one of my favorite places to come with friends. Great experience!

M
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The tables were pretty jammed together which left little room for serving plates and drinks. HOWEVER, the food was great. We had the knife cut artisan sausage, a Margherita pizza, gnocchi, cavatelli, and the veal meatballs. We also shared zeppole, Nutella panino, and the torta al cioccolato. If you order the zeppole, get a half order. There are 8 HUGE doughnuts in a single order. We took leftovers home. Our least favorite was the gnocchi, but that only because . . . it's just a little bland. The rest was terrific and all said we'd eat there again! Service was terrific. Just a little loud so it's hard to hear, but overall, a great night out!

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun place for a crowd. We enjoyed the goats milk ricotta and pizza. The chicken soup was delicious.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in Chicago

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