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

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (137)
Good for Groups (136)
Good for a Date (121)
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Fun (115)
Special Occasion (106)
Good for Birthdays (100)
Authentic (94)
Comfort Food (90)
Tapas (89)
Fit for Foodies (86)
Neighborhood Gem (71)
Hot Spot (67)
Notable Wine List (65)
Good for Anniversaries (62)
Cozy (60)
Great for Lunch (55)
Pre/post Theatre (53)
Creative Cuisine (51)
Tasting Menu (49)
Kid-friendly (48)
Bar Seating (47)
Worth the Drive (46)
People Watching (45)
Romantic (41)
Business Meals (40)
Vibrant Bar Scene (31)
Good Vegetarian Options (30)
Late-night Find (28)
Quick Bite (27)
Happy Hour (27)
Sunday Lunch (25)
Local Ingredients (21)
Seasonal (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Gluten Free Options (16)
Great for Outdoor Dining (16)
Healthy (15)
Great for Brunch (10)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Scenic View (6)
Great Beer (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Spicy (3)
Live Sports (2)
Vegan (2)
Live Music (1)
Organic (1)
Waterfront (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 19 hours ago

Wonderful restaurant! Great wine and amazing food! Great environment and service always.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 20 hours ago

As usual, every time I dine at Quatino, I’m NEVER disappointed. The food is consistently delicious.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

Always fantastic experience at quartino! Exceptional value and great quality. Can’t beat it

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 2 days ago

Weekend in Chicago with adult children. Going to “Hamilton “ on Sunday. Tickets were Christmas gift.

1 1/2 hour wait at door...went outside and reserved on “Open Table” and we were seated within 20 minutes. So glad that I checked to see if the restaurant was on the app!

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 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

All around excellent meals and service!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 2 days ago

Amazing food, atmosphere and service!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

Great as always; came here to celebrate the lunar new year with a friend and it was quiet for lunch and the waitress even warned us that we might be over ordering - rare! Always recommended as an easy lunch or dinner for any evening.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Food is great, it’s good for groups because it’s easily shareable. The goats milk cheese is the best but they were out of it this time. We got the fondue instead and it was fantastic. Would definitely recommend for a large group!

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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Service was outstanding, however, my husband and I felt that this was mediocre italian food.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent food! Great service! Not so great ambience - too Niv noise

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Great if you want to share with a group of people. However, we ordered individual meals. The food was tasty, but each plate came out separately, even after we asked the waitstaff to bring together. Her answer was that she has no control when it comes out of the kitchen, and otherwise food would be cold. Very disappointed. We each ate alone.
Only go to this restaurant if you want to share.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (New Orleans)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent food. Smaller serving sizes than at most Italian restaurants, but delicious and reasonably priced for Chicago. Would definitely recommend.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Very good food but very loud environment. In my opinion, not good for a date. Very good for groups.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 4 days ago

Amazing service and food! I will be coming back for years to come!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Great Italian restaurant!!
Excellent location and wonderful atmosphere!!

Tags: Romantic, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Coffee, Casual, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

Great restaurant for a relaxed casual meal. Nice wine selection. Tapas style so all the food comes out as it's finished, makes for a fun learning experience for trying new foods as a table. I came here on a date and had a blast. Definitely very busy though, make sure to get a reservation and be prepared for a loud experience

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great food and service. Waitress made sure she accommodated a gluten free guest and another with food allergies.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

The shareable portions were great! We were a party of 8, we ordered 8 different plates. We all got to try each plate. It was wonderful and felt like a family style dinner.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Good Italian food if you're a tourist. There are plenty of other places to eat if you want quality Italian. The food wasn't bad but I definitely wouldn't go out of my way to eat there again.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We had delicious food and our waiter Sam was fantastic!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Telling all my friends about it. Going back again this week.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Our servers were great! Friendly and did a fabulous job keeping up with 21pp. Brianna!

Tags: Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Great for a group - we got to sample a lot of different dishes that were all delicious. Fun, energetic environment!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Love this place!

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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Loved the food and atmosphere

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Service was attentive and friendly. It was a busy Saturday night, but food arrived quickly.

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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Went on a Saturday night, pretty crowded but the food is wonderful and the prices

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

It was nice experience. The food was good, the price was reasonable and the ambience was good. Everything went out well! Will definitely come back again!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

My wife and I dined there on Saturday night for a date night. Everyone of the staff was very courteous, friendly and knowledgeable. We had appetizers, entree and dessert. AWESOME!!! Make sure to try the cheese fondue. Reasonable prices for such good quality and great food!

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Kid-friendly, Casual, Organic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

It was just ok. Nothing special.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Quartino again was amazing !!! Each time I come I have a wonderful experience with food and wine. The tapas is so fun to share with a small group. You can order small tastes of wine or full bottles. It's a lot of fun. Staff people are friendly.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Tasting Menu, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Tapas, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent experience and meal! Always feel at home with reasonable prices and excellent quality and value! Like a little piece of Italy here!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We had a group of 30 people on a Friday night, and the staff were so very accommodating. Both with getting us seated and with the food arriving hot and fresh.

Thank you so much Quartino's!

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

It was good. Table next to us was very loud though- no ones fault. Waitress was very sweet but she kept calling my 65 year old foreign mother “my dear” and “my love” “honey” and “darling”. That’s somewhat disrespectful to older folks especially foreign ones. Otherwise she was attentive and nice.

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Got a bad table, service was not great, food made me and my friend sick

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great for groups and wonderful food! Fun fast concept.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Tasting Menu, Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2018

We went to Quartino for a Friday lunch - the meal was spot on. The server was very attentive and happy to give recommendations. All of her suggestions were spot on. Food came out piping hot and couldn't have asked for a better meal. From the soups to begin to the pizza / main dishes. Everyone was happy to share!

Tags: Casual, Fun
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·Dined on February 2, 2018

Awesome food, great service! Great spot for a family gathering or date!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Vegan, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Late-night Find
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Important to know the menu is designed family style, where everything is to be split. Lots of options and the lemon dessert was the highlight for me.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 1, 2018

We needed more water since our dishes were so incredibly salty, but no one came by to help us! Otherwise, the ambiance, etc. was great.

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