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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4.6based on recent ratings
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PD
Chicago
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, convenient, not expensive and good vibes environment.

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Felt kinda rushed by the waiter. That kinda sucked. He didn’t seem very happy to be there either.

BS
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience2

An obviously very popular restaurant and the food was very good. However, the two items I found disappointing were the 4 large screen TVs in the dining room. I get the two in the bar but in an Italian restaurant dining room? The other was the bathroom attendant. Isn't that era long gone and what is the message that is being sent? I need service from another grown adult to wash and dry my hands? Not an environment I pay to be in when so many other wonderful options are available.

SM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you Nicholas P for the most amazing dinner experience and service. I have been to Quartino's many times (different times of day) and this by far was the best experience because of your wonderful service. You were fun, informative and a great server. We will be back. Silvia, Renee & Kim

M
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place. Never disappoints!

RR
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food magnificent. Superb waitstaff. Very, very loud, tables too close together. Can't wait to go back! There's a long line at the door for a reason.

MS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! Service was great!

BS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Eli eve the hype. Simply fantastic.

A
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed our first time! The server made excellent suggestions for both food and beverage. Food came quickly and tasted great. We tried a variety: salad, pizza, veggie and dessert. We had reservations so we got in right away but it was packed when we were leaving. I would go back; large menu with many options to try!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nite at the theatre

R
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Always the best gathering place for families and friends. Love it all!!

SG
Chicago
100 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great dinner once again. Needed a reliable go-to place after a long flight back from overseas and Quartino delivered the goods one more time. Excellent food, quick, attentive and friendly service and good value - what more can you ask for. I have never had a bad meal there.

SA
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious spot for group dinners. Count for a wait on your weekend reservations but worth it with great service and good food.

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great small plates. Runs very smooth. Its always busy for a reason. A Chicago staple IMHO.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and great atmosphere

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

The entrance was extremely crowded and you couldn’t even move. Very uncomfortable and people had a hard time moving anywhere.

GR
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous Italian food and a great value! Excellent wine list. If you like a lively and busy (noisy) environment for a fun dinner, Quartinos is an outstanding choice. We will definitely be back.

LC
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food. Fun atmosphere, but may be a little loud for deep conversation. We got great service as well.

JC
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This was my third visit to Quartino and the food and service was consistently good. The charcuterie boards are unparalleled for the price. Gluten free menu offers many excellent choices. My only criticism is that the tables are very small for four people. In hindsight we should have asked for the pizza tray and pile of plates to be removed as well as the bottle of balsamic and s&p which would have allowed more room for beverages and small plates. The dining room is a bit noisy, but show this place is popular. Wine selections are excellent and the options for Quartino+ size servings are very nice.

AS
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great Service. Great wine options. Can’t go wrong with this place. One of the finest restaurants in Chicago!!

CK
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had heard about this place for a while. About how great the food was & the restaurant itself. Quartino’s proved to be even better than expected! There were 5 in our party, and everyone’s food, service, ambiance & value was exceptional. Highly recommend!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, the best waitress and so much fun!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was very attentive and the food was delicious.

j
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best bet for Italian in Chicago, period!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything was great but table was crowded and cramped for 4 people.

NN
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant but the small tables for 4 really throws off the experience especially with all the extra items on the table. Great pasta though :)

TG
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing and service was outstanding. Highly recommend stopping by!!

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. This was great food and great service.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Small plates and it is not fast

OT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and service was friendly and quick

OT
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with great food!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant! The food is always fantastic!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Anniversary and New years

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service. Food came out fast too

r
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

New Years Dinner.

JF
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

I'd like to think that the less than excellent experience i had was due to it being busy for new year's eve. However, it was busier on my previous visit and I had a better experience. On this visit, we were tucked away in what seemed to be a table that they threw together at the last minute near the door to the kitchen. We were pinned in between a wall and the narrow walkway where all the bussers walk past. Our table did not have most of the condiments that all of the other tables have. I had to ask for those, as well as table bread which seemed to be brought to everyone except for us. The server did a decent job at least. I would have been able to forgive all of the minor inconveniences if the food had lived up to my previous experience. Many of the items we ordered were overcooked. I was looking forward to the great food I had come to expect at Quartino. Sadly, it fell short.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The service was quick and the food was good. One qualm we had was that the Bianca pizza was incredibly spicy to the point it was not consumable. We love this restaurant and go here often.

J
Chicago
45 reviews