Quartino

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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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San Diego
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Better service. Our server Melanie was terrific.

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Detroit
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant, thank you!

OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was fantastic...food, service and wine. Our server Ariel was awesome. Could not have been better. Can’t wait to go back.

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Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was soooo good! We had the spaghetti pomodoro, lamb rigatoni & soprano pizza. Our server, Paul, was friendly and attentive. Atmosphere was warm & welcoming. Bar side was nicely busy and restaurant side was just perfect for us to unwind. Food came out promptly. Highly recommend for any event!

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St. Louis
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

We bring nearly every out of town guest to Quartino because we know it will be a standout dining experience. We were uncharacteristically disappointed in the food this visit. It was a Monday after what was likely an extremely busy weekend, so perhaps it was an off night, but the food was not the usual delicious quality. I hate to even think about going elsewhere, but we may try another downtown option next time, especially for an off-peak evening.

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San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Family style dishes that a bit smaller portion than we expected but yummy anyway. The server was very helpful and checked in on us frequently too.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great pasta! Quick and friendly service! Great atmosphere!

LL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Was recommended to eat at Quartino to carbo-load for the Chicago Marathon. Food was great and prices were very reasonable! Would definitely recommend

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had great experience with pre marathon dinner

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Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a fantastic dining experience. The staff were excellent and friendly and helpful. The food was absolutely delicious

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New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I am a Marathoner and there a lot of us eating pasta in the day before the race and It seens they were not prepared for this

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Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined at Quartino the evening before the Chicago marathon. The restaurant was packed! However, they delivered delicious food and was very timely and friendly. It was so good that we came back for lunch on Monday. Definitely going to come back again when we visit Chicago!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chicago Marathon prerace dinner!

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I recommend the penne a la vodka. I wasn’t overall wowed by the food. But service was excellent.

E
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They took great care of our party of 13. Helped us get a feel on how much to order - everyone was full and no food wasted. It was delicious! And all for about $20pp after tip.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 4

Pre marathon pasta!

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Indiana
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing. We love Quartino! Six of us enjoyed a perfect meal—the service and the food could not have been better!

e
Indiana
38 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and outstanding service! Whenever we visit Chicago this is one of our favorite restaurants. The soup, salads, pasta and pizza are all very good. We love the penne al a vodka and homemade pizzas the best. Service is top notch. Atmosphere is very cozy.

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Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Quartino! Always good service and fabulous food! We eat here every time we are in the city! My favorites are the pizza, short ribs, arugula salad and the pastas are amazing! A place not to miss!

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, good service and a very nice staff. You won’t be disappointed!!

CW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

Food and wine was GREAT, they do a great job of explaining their unique family-style way of eating. Our server was excellent, our main problem is on a management level. They seat a LOT of big parties. We were a table of 2 and were seated 25 minutes after our reservation (and we were 10 minutes early), behind a party of 12, 6, 8, 7, 6, 5. Seating so many large parties puts them way behind on their reservations (it doesn't matter how fast you push food out, large parties sit and visit longer with eachother, its just the way people work), I don't know if its the management's fault or the reservation software that needs some updated settings. Once they sat us people were yelling on both sides, and we were very politely hurried from our table to accomodate a table of 25 (after we stood up they pushed our table onto the end of the growing party beside us). It was 9:45 PM, so we had been seated for just over an hour, and I heard the new large party complaining about having an 8:30 reservation and just getting seated. They have got to make a change.

KV
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there with a group of friends for a Birthday! Everything was great! They brought out dessert and a candle for the Birthday Girl! Overall great place and food!

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Good food, homemade. Portions are single serve, don't believe it when staff says they are shareable portions. Building is nice but echos. So it gets really loud when busy. Staff was okay. Waitress wasn't as attentive as she could have been, although that might have been because they were busy. They also don't do anything special for birthdays, which was kind of disappointing. But overall, would still recommend and go back.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Large variety of food served as prepared, outstanding service and quality.

HS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious! Fresh and flavorful. Service was great. Awesome menu options.

SS
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ppace

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 5

They didn’t seat us until 20 minutes after our reservation. The food was great and the ambience was nice but the lag in seating really killed the mood for us.

EC
Grand Rapids
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 1

Not sure why there are so many positive reviews of this restaurant are so positive. The food is mediocre at best, the atmosphere is so incredibly loud you will not be able to hear your guests, and the host staff/management team is incredibly rude. Our party made a reservation and was not seated until 45 minutes later. When we finally ordered our food everyone’s dish came out at different times with one order coming out 30 minutes after the first. When asked if it was normal we were told yes.

If all of this wasn’t bad enough, the food was completely awful. No flavor, under cooked, and improperly plated.

Save yourself time and frustration by going anywhere else. Olive Garden would’ve honestly had better food.

S
Naples
40 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

So disappointed. 4.6 is a good rating on open table. Was expecting a great meal. Food was good not great. Service was not good - one mistake on the order and one dish that came 10 minutes after everyone else was done. Noise level was so bad we could not hear. Kind of ruined the meal.

J
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious, server was great. The only negative was that it was a little loud. I would definitely go back again!

JH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love it at Quartino! Thanks for the good times.

F
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

No need to mince words, from beginning to end service was poor and food was worse.

AC
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

That food is great, but the service made the evening special.

OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Tourism to celebrate the 20th marriage anniversary

TT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Not sure why but a simple order took forever to bring out. Place is normally quick.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After getting a recommendation from a friend to go here, we decided to celebrate our first anniversary here and it was amazing! We were initially worried that it was a tapas style but everything turned out delicious in the end!

RO
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. Comfortably sized sharing plates, not too big or small so the dining experience is very social and interactive.

Our waiter, Iggy, was superb!!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Waited 25+ minutes for one pasta course. The server was MIA a majority of the dinner.

SS
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place

AT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Quartino is one of my favorite restaurants and I eat there often, but I was so disappointed with my recent visit for a friend's birthday. We had a reservation at 7:30 and weren't seated until 8:15. No one apologized to us for the 45 minute wait, nor did anyone offer free dessert or drinks or anything to help make up for this. Once we were seated, our server wasn't super attentive, but it was very busy, so whatever. The food, as always, was very good. Unfortunately several people in our group had to leave before dessert to get back to the suburbs and/or relieve their babysitters. I'll be back to Quartino (I can't stay away from the pappardelle and spinach salad!), but I'll definitely be more hesitant in recommending it.

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