Quartino

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$30 and under
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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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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.4
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vipPXdiner
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Amanda was helpful and attentive. Lively space.

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vipKrisV
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food and service despite unusual circumstances amid announcement of pending shut down. Fresh pasta, delicious sauce and the charcuterie appetizer was fun.

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Geronimo
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Servers were very attentive, food always on point, and fast turnarounds. Love it.

GB
vipGinnyB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite Chicago Italian restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything we ordered!

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vipKKuh
Milwaukee
19 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great meal and service! No complaints there, just would’ve been nice if they would’ve said or thrown in a little “happy birthday” since I chose to celebrate my actual birthday there and wrote that on the reso!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service. Awesome food.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Love this place. Great environment and fantastic food!

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vipmichaelt
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service as usual!!!

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Matt
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Top notch find in downtown Chicago.

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vipEricaN
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Loved the place and the food but had to wait over 30 min for our reservation.

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jeannek
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

our food was quite good and so was our service. i’m always looking for a quieter dining experience and this is the complete opposite. Lots of energy and noise.

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vipMichaelG
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Quartino is a nice restaurant with average food and service at a reasonable price, so definitely a great option if you’re downtown looking for Italian and want to keep it simple. The only downside we experienced is that even with it being pretty average for quality, flavors, and service, the wait was still pretty long despite having a reservation (we were seated about 20 minutes or so after our reservation time, group of four people.) But that’s what you would expect from an restaurant in the heart of Chicago I suppose. All-in-all good spot and great for larger groups as it’s a pretty spacious restaurant with lots of tables.

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vipmaribethd
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A fun evening in a noisy active restaurant- great server Iggy and fun time!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I always like Quartino but this time one of the pasta dishes had a hair strand in it. They were nice enough to apologize for it and offer a replacement but. I expect more and better from Quartino.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Was seated almost 20 minutes after our reservation. Thankfully that was the only negative. Food was great and so was the service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Very good!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great environment! Great management!

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GeoffFGT
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

So good and such a value, we had dinner twice during a week in Chicago. Highly recommend the shrimp fra diavolo. Many wines by the liter or half-liter.
It's not so loud as make conversation difficult. One excellent waitress, one good waiter.

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Tony
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had reservations for 8, changed at the last minute and that was handled with ease.

The staff was very accommodating and prompt.

On top of that, the food was spectacular!

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JackiS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant so much. Great food. Great service. Great prices. Can't wait to come back!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Terribly full, bad food, noisy,

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CatherineN
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

We had a reservation but waited a half hour to be seated. Once we were seated, it as right next to the bar. The noise level was unbearable. We couldn't even hear the person next to us, let alone any other member at our table. Luckily, by the time our check came the bar emptied a bit so at least we could converse some. Kind of ruined our friends night out.

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vipBenjaminB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

We went with a party of 6 for a special occasion. The restaurant was PACKED, like it is basically all the time.

We ordered about 15 dishes. Most were good, none were excellent. Some were so bland or salty that we didn’t eat them.

The most impactful part of the experience was the crowd. There are too many tables packed into the main space. People bumped into us the entire time. Dishes were being slung over our heads to reach neighboring tables. And the NOISE. We genuinely were shouting to communicate with one another. My mother is 70 and this was clearly tiring for her.

All that said, our bill for dinner was surprisingly affordable. One of the cheaper places I’ve taken a group in Chicago.

If you’re looking for a crowded, loud, touristy Chicago experience, this is a good place. But there are better, “easier” places in the city.

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MollyK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quartino serves family style, which makes for a more interactive and social meal experience. It is a family favorite!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Our waitress took forever to come back to the table so we could order more rounds. The food while delicious is very overpriced for the amount that you get. Their was a wedding or event going on upstairs which is the only bathroom available so it took 15 minutes to get into the bathroom and another 10 to get back down stairs to your table. Will not be back.

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vipCatt
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really good options. A fun place to go for a quick meal. Everything tasted great. Good value.

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CherylG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Fantastic atmosphere and good value.

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goodexperience
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience2

The place was absolutely packed on a Thursday night. Forget quiet conversation in this place. We could barely hear anything we said to each other. The hostess initially sat us in a very cramped table for 2 and we considered leaving the restaurant. Shortly thereafter a manager came up and offered to move us to another location on their patio. It was quieter, but the waitstaff was very anxious for us to order - we felt rushed the entire time. Food was decent. I would give it a try again, but 1st visit was Meh...

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Server was annoying because he would not leave us alone I felt like he kept rushing us out

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YesCh
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always delicious and service was outstanding. :)

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent ! Very nice food and services !
Real Italian products.
Thanks for this great evening

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SDN11
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a great experience at Quartino!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was good glad I had a reservation because we still had to wait 15 minutes

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Family7
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Food was good, service was good but somewhat rushed
The waiter was very nice but was in and out, didn’t spend an extra second
The noise was close to unbearable, we were right next to a bread cutter and every few minutes they would put a loaf in. Impossible to have a conversation
Might have enjoyed the dinner more if we sat somewhere else. They need to move the bread cutter out of the area where customers sit. It’s deafening

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Overpriced
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

If you go during peak hours, plan on a wait for a table. Once you get to your table, sit close together because it is loud. All of that is worth it for the awesome food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I had a 7 PM reservation and arrived 10 min early. We were not seated until around 7:45. Hostess area was packed with people, so packed it was difficult to reach the hostess stand. Once seated, service was decent and food was good.

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BrianO
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I always love gong to Quartino. It is great food for really reasonable prices considering it is in River North.

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Overpriced
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I have an incredible review I left on yelp

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vipKayA
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place!!

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