Quartino

4.7
9661 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 9661 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s our go-to dinner place for delicious food, great ambience, and city views! The food is flavorful and there has not been one dish I’ve ordered that I regretted.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place! I love the family style eating! The food was great and service was awesome. Can’t wait to try out more from the menu next time!

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RobH
Indiana
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t go wrong with anything on the menu. Always satisfied when we leave.

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vipKristinS
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

New restaurant to me and I'll definitely be back!! I absolutely love that you can order half orders!! The sausage risotto was phenomenal! Portions were perfect!! I can't recommend this place enough!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

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Julia
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Waiter sent out wrong dish twice and didn’t comp it. Otherwise the food and wine was good.

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EcemP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my FAVORITE restaurant in Chicago. Great food, excellent desserts. Coziest ambiance. Make sure to order Caponata with apricot pure, mushroom risotto and tiramisu or hot chocolate cake.

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GregR
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michael, the manager, and servers Will and Oliver were superb. Hard to beat this combination of great people, superb service and fine food. Five stars for all!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in Chicago!!!

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ChloeG
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here to celebrate a birthday and had a great, memorable experience. Love this place!

Quartino
Responded on April 21, 2021

Thanks for the kind words, Chloe! We hope you see you soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot and friendly service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quick & attentive service .

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vipBethK
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the cocktails to start out. Italian 75 is where it's at. We ordered the mushroom/truffle risotto which was cooked to perfection and sooo flavorful. We also ordered the tagliatelle bolognese which is imo one of the best things on the menu. Don't think, just order! Lively atmosphere and service. Great for date night or family gathering.

Quartino
Responded on April 21, 2021

Thanks, Beth! We agree the tagliatelle is awesome as well; hope to see you soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a bunch of little girls in our party and the server was so great with them! The food was delicious and came out quickly. Highly recommend!

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vipCarrieR
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place NEVER disappoints! Great food - great service- great atmosphere :)

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! Really everything was amazing, food, service, ambiance, location and we found parking close by. Only bummer was that there is no restroom on the first floor (or at least not that I was directed to). While I am only 7 months pregnant, I am more concerned about accessibility for others.

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BookClub
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My party of 4 did a true family style and split everything we ordered. The calamari, Stefano pizza and penne vodka. All of it was delicious. The house wine was also excellent.

Quartino
Responded on April 21, 2021

We are so happy your party enjoyed everything; thank you for the kind words!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I totally loved this place. Will definitely recommend it.

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KentK
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience! Food was great, waitstaff was tremendous and truly outdid themselves... wonderful evening!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely obsessed with Quartino. Will always recommend. Service, staff, kitchen, everyone is absolutely incredible. What an amazing atmosphere, looking forward to my next time in:)

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MeganB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and even better service. I've been here a few times and Quantino's is my favorite Italian restaurant in the city.

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vipElleP
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Its been quite some time since I've been to Quartino but I'm glad I went back. The wait staff is friendly and they work well together. Not being able to consume meat or bread on Good Friday still made this restaurant a great option.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is always great and the cozy food is always a pleasure!

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vipMichelleM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Good was delivered late amd they forgot to order everything

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pretty much the best of the best, most authentic old world Italian food downtown. Amazing service. Can’t beat the prices.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service

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vipJohnF
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quartino is one of my "go to" restaurants. Food is always good, and offers such a variety, including half-orders which can multiply the many tastes in one meal. Love the orecchiette and the salumi salad. And they have done a wonderful job of following the pandemic protocol, and then some. Good spacing, masks, dividers and airflow. Always a winner!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very personable staff. The food had great flavor, presentation and quality. Loved the tapas/ family style plate sharing. Great experience for downtown Chicago.

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viprkirch01
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always good here. Nice casual spot to meet friends for food and drink.

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vipAllisonM
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had tried lunch here last month which was amazing and had to come back for dinner. We brought another couple to share the amazing food. I feel like we tried it all - pizza, short ribs, tortellini, broccolini, mushroom risotto, chicken parm and a very nice Italian red wine. We would order it all again! Micheal was great checking in on us and the evening was fantastic. We can't wait to return in June. Our reservation is already booked!

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vipChrisL
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was fantastic....service was a little slow.

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JessicaS
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot! Really great cocktails too. Honestly thought the portions would be larger since it was “shareable” though but other than that, pretty great!

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vipBrittanyG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my best friend’s birthday and everything was perfect!

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spluringmomma
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful- thanks for being a place that makes the adults and the kids happy. Everyone... get the “Italian 75” cocktail!

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Jazzie
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You cant go wrong with food and service. Also, it's part of the Gibson family.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very fast! Delicious! And service was outstanding

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likesfood
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Despite restaurant pandemic restrictions, we had a wonderful experience at Quartino. The food was flavorful plus a good quantity. Our waiter Ruben really knew his menu and preparation details that strive for authenticity, adding to our experience. The Sicilian Caponata was dense with eggplant and just enough spice to add a bit of zest on the palate. The Papparadelle al Suga Dimanzo had wide noodles and plenty of meat in the sauce. The other items were unexpected surprises: bruschette that were almost a meal in themselves with 3 large pieces of bread and 3 different toppings--don't miss it; the Tagliata di Manso was lean, perfectly cooked medium rare. Because we were celebrating a delayed anniversary, we had dessert. Do not miss the profiteroles--two large popovers holding a substantial portion of ice cream and a to-die-for chocolate sauce with a tinge of coffee for added punch. And, there was nothing timid about the Gran Coppa Quantino--lots of ice cream and strawberries topped with whipped cream. Before ordering, let your waiter know how you'd like to be served. If sharing, the food comes gradually. If not sharing, the waiter will serve food more traditionally--appetizers, then main, then dessert. We didn't know that, so the manager Trevor graciously assisted with our having a more traditional service. Tables were available for outdoor seating, but the weather made indoor seating more comfortable for us, especially near the windows. We're so happy Quartino is part of our neighborhood. We'll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Birthday dinner with family after being fully vaccinated

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vipStephanieD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of my favorite spots in river north! Great tasting food, amazing price point, and lovely ambiance. 10/10 recommend.

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vipJohnF
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food. Good service. Authentic Italian decor and setting. Excellent value.

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You can order delivery directly from Quartino using the Order Online button. Quartino also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 698-5000.

Quartino is rated 4.7 stars by 9661 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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