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

Fabulous server. Food is excellent. I took two guests from Dallas. They're thrilled to hear another Quartino is opening in Dallas next year!

d
Indiana
30 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love the food here. Servers were great- very friendly and knowledgeable

LH
Indiana
51 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

First time here, it was very good! Loved the bacon wrapped dates, veal meatballs with ricotta, mushroom risotto, and sausage pasta. The salumi salad was kind of lacking ingredients. Our server was so friendly and helpful! We would definitely return.

MW
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was only in Chicago for 3 days but liked it so much we went back again. Highly recommend the Bianca pizza! Great wine list.

MC
Omaha
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service was wonderful thanks for making my anniversary great.

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

We had an amazing time. Great table, service, and food!!

a
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants in the city! Wasn't rushed and sat outside on a beautiful night.

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

Girls birthday weekend

VV
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, good service and kids friendly. I will visit again.

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Birthday celebrations were awesome!

KH
New England
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Iggy was an amazing bartender! We had so much fun! Also, freaking about the dates wrapped in pancetta!

J
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent. The cheese roasted peppers,olives and meat appetizer was so good and a great value. Lots of pasta came in a bowl allowing it to stay hot. Not spread out on a plate. Great idea! Our waiter was knowledgeable and genuinely nice. Would definitely go back.

OT
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Llegue poco tarde por problemas de trafico pero si asisti y todo excelente gracias

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RL
Berlin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Lively but noisy. Food ok but one pasta dish served not warm enough.

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

Very good.But very popular and very congested so we are waiting for foods and drink for a long time.

MG
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always love all my visits here. A friend was in from out of town and I knew she would love it too. She was impressed by the food and service! My husband is a chef and makes the best risotto. I have not found a place close enough to his perfection, but here is pretty dang close! Thank you!

T
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Great incredible tasting italian food served in smaller portions for most the menu, at very reasonable prices for the location and quality level. Service good but not outstanding (in terms of overall attitude). I got the vibe they didn't feel we would tip hard, and we always tip well, so please don't assume.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our absolute fav in Chicago!

MM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

It was great! The staff was on point and actually did well with helping my fiancee propose to me!

C
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had reservations for my birthday on a Saturday night. We let them know we were waiting at the bar( got there 30 minutes early) and were seated 20 minutes early. It was very loud but the food came quickly, our order was accurate, my grapefruit cocktail was delicious, and everything we ordered was hot and delicious. We ordered the short ribs, fried polenta and grilled octopus. Wanted to order the steak but we wanted to try the zepolis. We are glad we did. Came with honey and chocolate sauce. We were so full and happy with our meal. Great bday celebration!

SP
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good small and large plates. Delicious donut desert!!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friends birthday we went on a whim and had great service, great food, and a great bottle of wine! Highly recommend. The portions are on the smaller side so I recommend splitting 2-3 dishes per 2 people depending on how hungry you are.

JU
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent all around, food, service and open table reservation.

TH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We love Quartino. The small plate concept is the perfect way to dine, for us. Quartino is laid back and easy going. We get adjust our meal as we go and we can try so much more by ordering as we go throughout the night.

TS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Pizza was delicious but found the pasta pretty average. Great place if you don’t want to travel out of downtown but there are much better places outside River North. Try and stay away during peak hours.

TH
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food:
Veal Meatballs - 8/10. Goat-Milk Ricotta 10/10. Margherita Pizza 8/10. Gnocchi 6/10 - The gnochhi itself was perfect texture, but we found the pesto to be overly salty, it overwhelmed any brightness of the herbs. Beef Short Rib 9/10. Wish we were hungry enough for dessert because it looked amazing.

Service: Very good, given the crowd. Do not expect and small talk or conversation from your waiter, too frantic to ask for recommendations or many questions. Know what you want to order when they have a second to stop by.

Ambiance: Loud, lively, energetic. Definitely shouting for conversations.

Value: Amazing. $130 before tip for 4 people - 5 shared plates + drinks for all. Awesome.

GW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious! Definitely get the pancetta wrapped dates! Soooo good.

OT
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a large group and they took wonderful care of us!

m
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. Could really use first floor restroom facility! My only complaint.

GF
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

Ambiance was great, decor is awesome. Service is very good...but food was terrible. Huge dissapointment. Had the gnocchi who are supposed to be one of the House specialties....tasted like they were frozen and gotten out of the fridge and heated. Really bad. Had also a burrada...which wasn’t bad but average. A real pitty.

PD
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Service is great food is perfect and the environment puts you in the mood for more and more pasta.

L
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are “regulars” at Quartinos and the staff does a fabulous job taking care of us, no matter how packed the place may be. The food is always excellent and reasonably priced. The Italian wine list contains a wonderful selection of both whites and reds that can be ordered “Quartino”, allowing each individual to choose there favorite wine. And don’t pass on the desserts. That would be a mistake.

P
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Way too many tables are jammed in what would otherwise be a decent space. This makes for uncomfortable dining as you are so close to the people at the next table. In addition, the noise level is too "energetic" for our liking. Outside seating is available for a quieter dining experience. The food quality was mediocre (risotto, pizza, grilled octopus, prosciutto wrapped dates (or figs?)). We will not be hurrying back to Quartino.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Service was extremely slow, though I would contribute to our waiter. Restaurant was not very busy for a lunch hour. Food quality was very good however.

M
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This week, I celebrated my birthday with 12 friends and it was a wonderful evening. Great value, great food, and great service. Always a great time at Quartino!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was amazing! Stay outside which was a beautiful night just had to listen to all the motorcycles racing by. I would recommend this place to everyone

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food! Awesome service!

KD
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was awesome and the eggplant parmesan was the best that I've had in the city!! Great value and great food!! Oh, and order the chocolate cake with the melted chocolate on the inside -- amazing experience.

L
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was really good, the servers were fast and friendly even thou it was pretty full.

S
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We are repeat customers. As always, food was incredible. Service this time was sub par and a bit disappointing. Will not stop us from returning again.

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