About Quartino

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.

626 N. State Street
Chicago, IL 60654
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Tapas / Small Plates

Hours of Operation:
Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 1:00am, Sunday: 5:00pm - 12:00am; Bar Daily: 3:00pm - 2:00am

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 698-5000

Website:
http://www.quartinochicago.com/

Parking Details:
Valet Parking is available $14.

Executive Chef:
John Coletta

Private Party Facilities:
Quartino embraces the true essence and environment of an authentic Italian urban ristorante, pizzeria and wine bar in quintessential Gibsons Restaurant Group style. Quartino can accommodate private parties of 10-100 guests for luncheons, cocktail & antipasti parties, and dinner.

Private Party Contact:
Julie Jensen: (888) 641-3569

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Quartino Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (155)
Casual (154)
Fun (128)
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Tapas (122)
Good for a Date (118)
Authentic (114)
Special Occasion (113)
Neighborhood Gem (101)
Good for Birthdays (100)
Comfort Food (98)
Fit for Foodies (90)
Hot Spot (79)
Notable Wine List (79)
Good for Anniversaries (65)
Great for Lunch (64)
Great for Outdoor Dining (62)
People Watching (61)
Tasting Menu (59)
Cozy (57)
Creative Cuisine (56)
Romantic (54)
Bar Seating (49)
Business Meals (48)
Pre/post Theatre (47)
Worth the Drive (47)
Vibrant Bar Scene (45)
Late-night Find (42)
Kid-friendly (41)
Happy Hour (37)
Good Vegetarian Options (34)
Quick Bite (32)
Sunday Lunch (28)
Handcrafted Cocktails (23)
Local Ingredients (20)
Gluten Free Options (17)
Healthy (11)
Seasonal (10)
Scenic View (9)
Great for Brunch (7)
Disabled Access (7)
Great Beer (7)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Live Sports (2)
Organic (2)
Spicy (2)
Vegan (2)
Live Music (1)
Waterfront (1)
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined 3 days ago

A very nice facility....unique space, well designed & very appealing. It was later at night on a Sunday so it wasn't busy nor too loud so that was nice. Food was pretty decent, but turned off when we asked for 2 separate checks and the immediate response is "no, we don't do that..." We often go to Chicago & love going out there, etc. but we often heard the word "no" - tell what what you can do vs. can't. I've been in the hospitality industry since 1987 - so I totally get it, but some people/places are so quick to say "no". It's a definite turnoff & we get disappointed when you can't at least meet an expectation. Plus it's not always the "what" but it's definitely the "how" - although it was a great restaurant w/ decent food - the service was a let down overall. We stopped for dinner since we were around the corner for drinks....doubtful we'll return.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

I really enjoyed my time at Quartino. It was packed on a Sunday night, so it was a bit of a tight squeeze between tables for the wait staff, but the food and wine were really good!

Tags: Hot Spot, Fun, Tapas, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Happy Hour
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·Dined 3 days ago

Always a great time. The food is delicious and our server was fantastic.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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·Dined 3 days ago

Love coming here, the food and the service is excellent! Best restaurant in Chicago!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Casual, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive
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 (Miami)·Dined 3 days ago

Food is good. Service is great. We had a baby with us, and they put us in a place where we weren't bothering anyone. All good. Highly recommend.

Tags: Comfort Food, Kid-friendly
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Wonderful, a nice way to sample a variety of foods, plus there is always pizza for those not as adventurous! Awesome desserts!

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine
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 (Detroit)·Dined 4 days ago

Dinner was great! But waiting 30 mins for a reservation not so great especially when you are packed in the lobby like sardines...

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

It was extremely crowded but still only waited 15 minutes past reservation. Quite noisy but the delicious food made it worth while.

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·Dined 4 days ago

This was our second time eating at Quartinos. It was delicious! We had the beef filets, soprano pizza, ravioli, eggplant parmesan, tortellini, and desserts to share among our group. We can't wait to go back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Great as usual! Good food, good service! We are never disappointed when we dine at Quartino! The food is delicious and consistent and the service is friendly - love the casual, energetic vibe!

Tags: Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Casual, Tasting Menu, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

food was good but the portions are much less than few months ago

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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Exquisite food and drink! Great wine list, so many choices for food - all delicious, service impeccable!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Food was great, service ok, but the atmosphere kinda of sucked, as it was insanely loud and you couldn't hear people a foot away from you. Also, they have the tables packed in there so we were nearly on top of a large party table and it was really cramped.

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 6 days ago

My husband and I were looking for a great date night out in the city. The food was great, the ambiance was fun. It was exactly what we were looking for! The shrimp risotto was amazing!

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Tapas, Good for a Date, Cozy, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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·Dined 6 days ago

It was great. Great food, great service and ambiance

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

The calamari was excellent. The beef in the taglietelle could have used a bit more cooking time. Everything else was superb.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Good food and service but too crowded and way too loud.

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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Spaghetti Bolognese not good at all and very loud atmosphere

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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 4, 2017

What a great restaurant. Very unique small plate menu. Fresh robust flavors with every dish. The figs wrapped in purchuetto and the meat and cheese platter were an amazing start. Every dish that followed was perfectly prepared. The fresh sorbet for dessert was the perfect ending to a great dining experience

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

My husband and I love to go here several times a year. He always gets the pork shank. This time I tried the eggplant parm and it was the perfect portion for one. Service seems to be hit or miss, but the food is consistently good and the prices are very reasonable.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Love Quartino! Great foot and service!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Go to Quartino all the time. The food is always great and the service is incredible. You cant miss with this restaurant , owned by the Gibson group and has same type of fresh food and excellent management.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fun, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Tapas, Live Sports
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Girls weekend for my birthday! Our waiter was so personable and did a great job! Food was great as usual!

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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on December 3, 2017

My girls and I, table of 6...3 years in a row. We LOVE it. Afordable and amazing dishes to share! Our favorite place in Chicago !

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Very busy and loud, we have been at this restaurant several this was the only time we had fair service and food, if it was our first visit it would be our last

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Amazing food wine and service!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Food is amazing!! Great prices! Place is crowded and a bit noisy, but torally worth it.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

I found the restaurant to have many great qualities such at location, service, ambiance and much more. The only thing that was lacking was the food, the meatballs were average, and the rigatoni all vodka tasted like jar sauce. The gorgonzola cheese platter and calamari was good though. Nothing truly special about the food experience, which was a big disappointment since I had high hopes for it.

Tags: Casual
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We had a girls trip and chose this place to eat . It was rather disappointing when it came to the service. Our waitress wasn’t very attentive until the end. We were sat by some liquor door and had to keep moving our chairs so people could get by. It was really loud and the ambiance was lack luster. The food was good but I’ll probably never go back to that place again unless forced by gunpoint. Seriously not a good look

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great atmosphere and wonderful food. Every item we ordered was just superb. Sam was our waiter and did a superb job of caring for us. Definitely recommend to anyone who loves Italian food.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Fun, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

I have been to Quartino many times and it is always good

Tags: Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Healthy
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great menu with a wide variety of choices. Our selections were excellent including the wine. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. I would highly recommend Quartino.

Tags: Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

The food was amazing and the atmosphere was great for a Friday evening. Make sure to make reservations it’s a very popular spot for dinner. I can’t wait to go back.

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Fun, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

The food was absolutely amazing and service was great! I’ll for sure come back.

Tags: Comfort Food, Tapas
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on November 30, 2017

I was staying downtown and decided to walk over for a quick dinner in the bar. It was a busy night considering it was only Wednesday so the service was less than ideal. I appreciated my way tryst making recommendations and allowing half portions since I was dining alone. The food was good and I would recommend to others.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Excellent as always. Good place for small or large group.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Great small plate tastes. Will be back here for sure...

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Had our annual dinner there while in Chicago for a conference. We usually have large (10-20) groups and they are ALWAYS so accommodating for our requests, payment options, adding things on to the order and all of the complexities a large group can create.

Food is great and eating family style (passing plates down the table) is so much fun, especially with deserts so you can always "take just a bite" and pass!

VERY enjoyable experience. Love going back every year!

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·Dined on November 29, 2017

It was great!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Available, accessible. Colleagues enjoyed dinner. Wide wine selection probably more than 30 by the quartino (.25 liter) great option to try different wines. Offers also gluten free pasta.

Tags: Good for Groups
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