Great price value for the food quality.
Lively with good food. Great for people watching
Our Brussel sprouts were burnt to the core, really disgusting...
The food was really delicious. The pasta especially was fantastic. The service was very slow, but they were very busy (Saturday night) when my group dined there. I would go back.
We have been to Quartino’s many times and are never disappointed!!!!
I really.like Quartino. It has very good food and Avery nice wait staff.
Good food in a fun environment. The food comes out "when it is ready" so even if four pasta dishes are ordered together you may not get them at the same time. If you are with a group you are sharing with, this works great, but we had two children with limited palates who wanted their spaghetti- and of course they had to wait. We also ordered appetizers and those did not come out first. As stated, whatever was ready came first. If you are willing to overlook this, or order in waves, the food really was very good. As others have stated, it is quite loud, but I sort of enjoy this type of lively atmosphere. Our waiter was attentive and funny- they all wear soccer jerseys which I thought was unusual and cute. The bolognese was wonderful, the gnocchi was obviously homemade (YUM), and the shrimp entree all delicious!
Came here with a friend for dinner and drinks after work. The ambiance is great, but space is limited.
The 7,000+ reviews got it right this time. I have not been impressed with a restaurant from start to finish in a very long time. This is my first visit to Chicago and I went with my friend who lives in Chicago who had never been to Quartino either. She said she liked that the restaurant was buzzing with people. It’s a good sign of great food.
Our waitress was phenomenal! She was entertaining, helpful, and so nice from start to finish. She knew all the menus and let us take our time in deciding. We had a blast with her and she made the experience fun for all of us. Everyone who stopped by the table from clearing plates to placing an order was great. You can tell they get along as a team there!
The food was so good! We got a 1/2 and 1/2 pizza with Margherita pizza and Campania pizza, mushroom and truffle risotto, dates wrapped in pancetta, and the chocolate cake with vanilla gelato. Everything that came out was so full of flavor and downright delicious. The waitress mentioned that the dates are made all day and are popular. We also split a bottle of wine which was perfect for us and our food. The wine selection is great! They have options for pretty much everyone.
Another fun thing - when they give you the check, they give you a postcard that you can fill out and they will mail it out for you! My friend filled it out so it is being mailed to me at home. I can’t wait to get it. Best dining experience of my whole trip!
Food is still good and a solid value, but the noise level is unacceptable for trying to have any social conversation.
We live in Indy and always come to quartinos. The food is authentic and homemade.
Overall good service and food. The noise level was a distraction. The place is very crowded but the experience was positive,
LOUD. LOUD. LOUD. What? LOUD. Din. Din. Din.
Always a favorite. We love Quartinos for their selection of meats and cheeses.
Went with all of the waiters suggestions. All were exceptional.
Service was great but food was just average, especially for the price. We ordered several pastas and salads and a risotto and none of the dishes stood out as exceptional.
We had an enjoyable meal. It was the right amount of food and reasonable cost. The food was well prepared. There was a wine selection options for volume. We will return!
The service was fantastic from the moment we walked in and the food was delicious!
Server was great. Food was served fast. The atmosphere felt authentic. The food was good, but not much flavor. Tables were very close together.
Loved the salads and pancetta dates! Will be back the next time we are in town.
This is one of very favorite restaurants in Chicago!!! I love the small plates so you can have a little bit if everything! We go here every time we come to town! My only compliant is the noise level it is loud, really loud!!! If you need to talk come for an early dinner or early lunch.
Large parties are great for shared plates so we got to try a LOT of food. Excellent service. Mushroom risotto, eggplant parmesean, and the formaggio pizza were table favorites. Food comes out tapas style.
Very very loud! Could not hear the people at my table.
Food was good. Asked for brusselsprouts well done and they were not
Eggplant was really good.
Shrimp was ok.
Wine was the best deal!
We loved our experience at Quartinos. The shrimp risotto fell a little short of the mark. Needed seasoning. The short rib and mashed potatoes more than made up for it. And our waitress Spencer was definitely the highlight. She was fantastic. We will be back.
Was very much looking forward to this restaurant as it was personally recommended by a friend and saw it in a time out article. I was hesitant at first when I saw the neon sign, as it screams “tourist come here!” but proceeded inside anyways. After we were seated, we were given bread- which was burnt on the bottom and should’ve been my clear sign to leave but we stayed and ordered. I will begin by saying we ordered the cheapest wine on the menu, which might have been the best decision we made at the restaurant. We ordered the gnocchi, D’antra pizza and tortellini as our main course after our waitress told us they recommend 3 dishes for a party of 2. For starters, the gnocchi was green due to the amount of green beans and kale(?), I’ve actually never heard of green gnocchi. When we first sat down I thought the table next to us had a lovely looking pesto, plot twist it was the gnocchi. The pizza, if you can call it that, was actually a field of arugula with approximately 10 tiny pieces of the duck prosciutto sprinkled on top and if you can make your way through the arugula you might find the thin cardboard of crust. I will say the tortellini was not that bad, lacked any flavor for taste, but wasn’t bad at all. Overall, everything lacked flavor or was gross and the cheap wine was the best part of our meal.
If this was barstool one bite pizza review the ratings would be as follows:
Burnt bread- 5.7
Water- 9.8 (could’ve had larger glasses)
Everything was great as usual
I was confused by the stack of plates on a table for 2 that measured ~20"x26" - when asked I was told that "the plates are for sharing" it should have been clear to anyone (even the waitress) that with the salt and pepper, the olive oil and balsamic, the small candle, the small basket of bread and bread plates, metal pizza support, cutlery, small carafe of water and water glasses - there was no room to use those plates to share anything. They should not have tables for 2, we could hardly converse because of the"energy" Also, I found the multiple large TV screens showing the 1960 movie "It Started in Naples" broadcast around the restaurant (that could not be heard) an odd choice. Yelp should identify this restaurant as "Great for the first time tourist". The image I posted shows the WHOLE table.
Such a wonderful night with friends and family!!
Baby octopus a little too dry and flavorless. Was a bit disappointed. A few tables are at awkward spots (eg. right at the staircase). Lots of small plates are wonderful.
The tables are too close together. I was bumped by wait staff and by customers who were walking by. My coat was pulled off the back of the chair twice and stepped on. The food and service were great but b/c of the seating I would not return.
Great service, great food.
Excellent as always; one of our favorite places
We visit Quartino every time we come to Chicago, sometimes for lunch and sometimes for dinner, and have never been disappointed.
Loved the food and experience!
First time dining at Quartino and it did not disappoint! Pizza and pasta dishes were cooked perfectly and a great opportunity to try a variety of dishes. Great vibe, somewhat noisy but able to hold conversations. Service was friendly and courteous. We look forward to returning!
Great! Wonderful food and enjoyable dining
The server Andy was amazing and the food was delicious. One of my favorite places in the city.
Food was subpar. Had the sampler and the spicy sausage pizza. Parmesan from sampler was mostly rind. Prosciutto had a lot of stringy white fat attached. Eggplant was too sweet. The pizza was bland and needed salt/pepper. Raisin bread is a bad alternative to corner bakery’s rendition. Disappointed with my first time experience especially with my significant other.
Quartino was not as good as I remember. It has been a few years since we’ve been there, but the food this time was mediocre at best.