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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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
zucchini & sun-dried tomatoes
Veal Meatball Slider
pomodoro sauce & giardiniera
classic cream sauce with parmigiano reggiano
The pasta was not up to par for the reviews. Server didn't seem interested either
Food was amazing and server was good. Missed some items from the menu but overall our date night with friends was great. That kale salad was amazing and I don’t even like kale!
We understand what is going on with Covid. We had no problem putting on our mask when the server came to the table. When the server continues to come to the table every few minutes for no apparent reason it seem as if we were being tested. If there is a policy please make sure it’s communicated to your clients. As in adhere the policy to the table for the people that aren’t familiar with local requirements. Comments to friends and family stay away from the restaurant’s in the city until this pandemic is over...
Great as always .. our server was excellent ... somehow still really loud despite social distancing.
Elizabeth was a fantastic server, she practiced great Covid precautions, explained the menu and service practices! Food was very hot upon being served! The portions at times could be larger, as in the Ahmazing truffle-porcini risotto! We ordered it for a side to share, and it was gone in a flash! It was delicious! We decided we definitely wanted to come back for just the risotto! All other sides, entrees and desserts were ample sized! The location is wonderful especially for a nice evening! Patio seating is great for people watchers and getting that dose of, “ City Vibe”! Looking forward to our next meal at Quartino! Parking is close at parking garage located at 10 E Ontario! Just across the street!
Excellent time, delicious food. Can't wait to go back!
I've gone to Quartino on a regular basis the past few years and I've always been happy with my experiences there. This one was no different. The Thyme Machine is an outstanding drink (I usually get their house wine). And the pasta was once again delicious.
Love you, Quartino!
I am from Ohio and when in Chicago, it is a must to visit Quartino's. Their family style meals are delicious and it seems that no matter what we pick, we enjoy it. If you have room, their desserts are amazing as well.
The manager lit candles for us and gave us tiramisu for our anniversary! Great service from our server as well.
Always great but visited on a Wednesday night and unfortunately our server was barely present, either he was too busy with too many tables or simply not attentive. All in all though a great experience during Covid times. We will be back.
Burrata with beets and orange! Small plates to share. Ask the waitstaff for some guidance and take your time. Very enjoyable. One of our favorites locally
Me and my partner absolutely LOVED Quartino! We agreed that we wished we lived in Chicago just so we could eat there regularly: the food, service and ambiance were great, and prices were very reasonable!
The food was delicious! loved the red wine sangria too. highly recommend.
Birthday , I gave the birthday girl tiramisu.Very nice of them
Love the food, service, espresso martini, and overall vibe!
Our server was very nice, food and drinks were good, and enjoyed our evening.
Ruben and John made us feel so welcomed and comfortable at Quartino!! They are the absolute best when it comes to service.
Quartino has always been a go-to for me. I love the shareable style eating. If you are not into sharing, it’s perfectly acceptable to order your own dish and eat it all to yourself. The food is delicious. Also the wine is super duper affordable, and you can order it in multiple different sizes - glass, 1/4 liter, 1/2 liter, etc.
My biggest complaint is that the food was lukewarm when it came out. Additionally, it took quite a while for the server to come to our table and greet us and when they finally did they didnt bring us silverwear or plates, just a plate of bread and small container of olive oil. The hostess at the front was also not very friendly and didnt even make eye contact with us.
Thank you for your recent visit, and for taking the time to share your experience so that we can work to improve in the areas that we fell short. We hope to provide exemplary service for all of our customers at all times, and appreciate the opportunity to learn and grow when we miss that mark. Please don't hesitate to call the restaurant and ask to speak with a manager on duty to share more details of your time here so that we can ensure your next visit is thoroughly enjoyed!
Quartino is the BEST! Great atmosphere for groups or a date night!
Loved our visit, as usual!
Felt like we were rushed out of the restaurant, service was too fast and food came out too quickly making it feel like it was pre-cooked.
Thank you for your recent visit! Our sincere apologies if your experience felt rushed, that is certainly not the level of service we are striving for. Quartino is proud to use fresh, authentic ingredients, and the kitchen produces every dish to order, our regrets if this was not the impression that was left after the meal. Please don't hesitate to call the restaurant and request a manager on duty to share your full experience, as we are always looking for ways in which we can improve.
Grey place to get great fold and service!
Super nice waitress and great ambience! The bolognese was amazing as was the Quattro formaggi pizza.
We had an amazing waitress! She was so kind, accommodating, and all around amazing. The food was SO GOOD. The charcuterie board, calamari, orichette pasta all were delicious. The espresso martinis are the best. I love Quartino!
Great spot for a birthday dinner!
The shrimp risotto is the best
I really wanted calamari and their calamari was delicious! So was everything else we tried. The service was great, the COVID-19 measures very reasonable and orderly. Extremely happy with the whole experience.
The dinner was fine, the wait staff were very good.
I absolutely love this place. They have done a wonderful job of transitioning during this time to allow patrons to feel safe without losing the essence of what makes Quartino’s great- the amazing staff and delicious, authentic Italian food! Wonderful experience as always
Very very loud with motorcycles going up and down the street. The food was mediocre
Professional if you make a reservation, very gentle staff, good menu prices in Chicago downtown
Thank you for taking the time to leave us this amazing review; we hope to serve you again soon!
Delicious food, gorgeous restaurant, friendly staff. Couldn’t have asked for a better experience. I live here and will definitely go back
Thank you for your support; we hope to serve you again when your back in Chicago!
Shared plates, cheap food, great atmosphere
The food was very good and reasonably priced. Service was amazing and they made sure everything our experience was great.
Thank you for your kind words! We love to hear from customers and will be sure to pass your cudos along to the team.
Amazing service by Elizabeth!
We are so glad to enjoyed Elizabeth's service; we'll pass along the kind words!
Everything about today’s late lunch was great. Food was served quickly and at proper temperatures. The server was very attentive yet not intrusive.
Always a great time.
We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your lunch! Thanks for sharing your review with us and the community.
Nice. Very nice.
Delicious food. Great wine. Am-a-zing tiramisu. Friendly service.
Thank you Alex- we love our tiramisu as well! Hope to serve you again soon.
Quartino is one of my favorite places to go eat in River North. They are accommodating, unpretentious and have good food in a setting that is appropriate for both casual and formal dining occasions.
Their wine list is extremely reasonably priced as is there food, the Italian small plates concepts is really fantastic. I like old-school Italian restaurants that serve large plates of food as much as the next person but that is really only appropriate for dinner and when one is hungry. Quartino gives you the flexibility of having much smaller plates that are easily shareable for two people that aren’t hungry. And the hungrier people can order more plates. Genius.
Thank you so much for the kind words. We work hard to work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we're happy to hear we hit the mark for you. Come back and see us soon. Cheers!
Quartino does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. Quartino also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 698-5000.
Quartino is rated 4.7 stars by 9497 OpenTable diners.
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.