Quartino

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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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4.7based on recent ratings
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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Family style cooking and atmosphere makes this place a must do when you come to Chicago!

b
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Cousin came in from out of town

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about Quartino was amazing! We had friends visiting from out of state and wanted to do dinner with great food and value. This was it! Our friends even wanted to come back the following night because they loved their dinners so much :)

E
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and service are outstanding!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The food was not that good & the portion sizes were small

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and ambiance for our special occasion! Our server, Will, was very attentive and informational regarding the menu items. Food came out quick and timely, every dish was amazing. Next time I’m in Chicago, I will be returning!

A
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was wonderful, the food was amazing and came out very quickly! The services was outstanding. We got to our reservation 15 minutes late, but I called at our reservation time to let them know and they held our table. It was all wonderful!

OT
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day dinner, excellent service and even better food!

BS
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had the octopus, short ribs, and pasta in vodka sauce. The food was good. Service was quick. Will definitely go again.

KB
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a fun experience! The food was fabulous as was the service. Definitely recommend!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Boyfriends bday

NK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quartino's never disappoints. The variety on the menu always wants me coming back to try different things and the service is friendly and fast; yet you also won't feel rushed. Spend less than an hour or the afternoon or evening; you'll be treated to warm smiles and a relaxed ambiance.

K
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food4service4ambience3

Quartino’s host stand is always a mess, and this experience was no exception. They were super rude, didn’t even greet me or respond to me for 10 minutes while I stood in front of them wanting to check in for my reservation. Zero eye contact was made. Then when they finally were ready to listen, and took my name for my reservation, I was made to wait nearly 30 minutes past my reservation time.

The dinner itself was fine and everyone else was cheery and kind, but I almost walked out before I was even seated. It was THAT bad. What’s the point of a reservation if it’s still incredibly difficult to be seated?

CL
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was excellent, however the noise level was so much that you could not even hear the person across the table from you. Service was slower than normal.....it would generally take 5-10 minutes to get a refill on a drink (even soda) . We both left and our ears rang for over 2 hours from all the noise. You expect a certain amount of noise on a Saturday evening, but the acoustics in that building are not good.

JP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Went for restaurant week. All of the food was delicious. It is a crowded loud restaurant. The service was enthusiastic but very choppy. One of our diners did not get his second course. Good sized portions. Much bigger than the Tapas sized portions that they advertise. Nice wine list with much lower mark up than you see at other downtown restaurants. We would definitely come back

LL
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was too crowded, too loud and the food was just okay to me. This was highly recommended by a coworker and I was highly disappointed.

CO
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Excellent price. Excellent service.

L
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have lived and worked in the city for some time, yet this was my first experience at Quartino’s. I came with my teenage boys and we loved the food. We had an appetizer, three shared plates, dessert and coffee. Everything was delicious and service was exceptional. Our waiter was very attentive, along with all the other staff. We’ll be back!

A
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I stopped in this weekend with a friend to check out their Restaurant Week menu. We had reservations and were seated very quickly on the second level. Our server Ariel was very friendly and knowledgeable of the menu. She was able to answer all of the questions that we had. We're both GF which is sometimes limiting at Italian restaurants, but she was able to give us a lot of options for us to enjoy; we'll definitely be back!

ER
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We loved the food and wine. So many choices, but not overwhelming. The restaurant was really well priced for downtown Chicago. Just know that you may feel like you’re on a date with the table next to you!

BJ
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service for a reasonable price! We did have to wait about 40 minutes past our reservation time but would still highly recommend.

j
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a quality place for whatever your dining needs - the ambiance is warm & lively, the food is flavorful and true to classic recipes, and the service is precise, professional and warm. Our family eats here often and have NEVER been disappointed. The management team knows what guest want in premier dining, and details are attended to. The staff is extreme professional and inviting, friendly and attentive standards. With a “share” menu many utensils are used, plates are abound for tastes, and the wait staff always is alert. Never will you ask for anything twice!

This is a pleasant place to enjoy very good food - and a warm atmosphere of joy and contentment- truly a happy place in the city !

OT
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food are always amazing here!! This is my go-to spot for Italian and wine.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday-very good service, food..

SM
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We’ve been stopping at Quartino’s for over ten years EVERY time we visit Chicago and we’ve never been disappointed. Managers visit with guests every time to make sure our dining experience was better than the last. You leave feeling like family every time. Best restaurant in Chicago!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very good food, great service, but noisy

r
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lively atmosphere, attentive service and the food was delicious. We loved the tapas-stype plates, and the tiramisu was excellent. We'll be back!

JS
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a retirement party at Quartino and the food and service was awesome. Everyone had a wonderful time.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food always excellent!

LS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing. I love the tapas style and being able to share all the delicious options. We have been there twice, and in spite of the long wait both times, it has been worth it. The only problem is the wait. The food, service, and atmosphere is always amazing.

MZ
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Really nice restaurant and amazing food but on a Saturday night it was way too crowded and had to wait even though we had a reservation.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Place is nice but can you please stop being cheap and put bigger tables. They put us 4 at a table for two.

SS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice

Great value

OT
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food was good. Matt was our server and he was amazing!! Best service ever!

WP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a great experience at dinner. The food was good but what really "made" the dinner was our service. Our server was just excellent. She was fun and gave us wonderful recommendations. We will be back!

K
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting from out of town and discovered it was Restaruant Week. Would come back even if it wasn’t!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

She didn’t hate me

CC
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant with exceptional service. I felt at home and the waitress was very nice and good at recommending what to eat. I had the restaurant week for one although it's to share, at $36 it counts for every penny. I would definitely go again whenever I'm back in Chicago.

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews