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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (160)
Good for Groups (153)
Fun (128)
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Authentic (118)
Tapas (113)
Good for a Date (109)
Special Occasion (100)
Neighborhood Gem (94)
Good for Birthdays (92)
Fit for Foodies (87)
Comfort Food (85)
Great for Outdoor Dining (79)
Notable Wine List (77)
Hot Spot (77)
Tasting Menu (64)
Good for Anniversaries (63)
People Watching (63)
Great for Lunch (62)
Creative Cuisine (61)
Cozy (53)
Romantic (50)
Late-night Find (45)
Pre/post Theatre (45)
Business Meals (44)
Bar Seating (43)
Worth the Drive (42)
Vibrant Bar Scene (41)
Good Vegetarian Options (39)
Happy Hour (37)
Kid-friendly (36)
Quick Bite (34)
Handcrafted Cocktails (24)
Sunday Lunch (24)
Gluten Free Options (20)
Local Ingredients (18)
Healthy (12)
Scenic View (9)
Paleo Friendly (8)
Seasonal (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Great Beer (7)
Disabled Access (7)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Vegan (4)
Organic (3)
Spicy (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Live Sports (2)
Waterfront (1)
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 (Houston)·Dined 3 days ago

This place is the best in food and value - especially in a downtown Chicago location.

Do not miss this place. Many shareable plates but all upscale products. No chain food here at all.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 3 days ago

Quartino's is a "go to" spot for a sharable Italian meal. I particularly love Quartino's because if you bring a small to moderately sized group, you can choose a wide variety of plates and sample a variety of styles.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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·Dined 3 days ago

Great as always. I try to always make a stop here when I’m Chicago

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Tapas, Bar Seating, Good for Groups
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·Dined 4 days ago

Weekend trip from Detroit. Fun place

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 (Tallahassee)·Dined 4 days ago

Great energetic vibe. Food was varied and the tapas style Italian food was a nice change and allowed for experimentation. Would definitely dine here again.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Went to dinner with four friends, glad we had a reservation. The dishes are made to be shared, like Italian tapas. We ordered two appetizers and four entree/pasta dishes and that was more than enough food. Great taste!

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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Everything fresh and delicious. The staff so friendly

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined 5 days ago

Wow this place is incredibly loud! Couldn’t even hear the person next me without leaning into them. The meatballs were delicious, but I was highly disappointed in the gnocchi and the vodka pasta. Margarita pizza was also good, my favorite was a great server who was awesome at bringing Diet cokes with a lime.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Great dinner!

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 (Louisville)·Dined 7 days ago

Great place for good Italian!

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vip
 (Western NC)·Dined 7 days ago

We have moved from the Chicago area but are always pleased to visit Quartino's when we are here.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 14, 2017

My daughter was in town to celebrate my birthday. We had a great time and spectacular food!

Tags: Fun, Tapas
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Hands down one of the best Italian meals I've ever had. Got a recommendation for a charceuterie board, pleasantly surprised by both mushroom and asparagus risottos, best Alfredo ever, great beef filets, and great wine. Will never make a trip to Chicago without visiting and will recommend to any friend.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Fantastic Italian food. Would definitely recommend as a must if staying near magnificent Mile.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 13, 2017

I brought my cousin who lives out of town to Quartino, and we had a great time. Made me feel proud to live in Chicagoland. Very busy on a Sunday night; probably impacted the service a bit. The food and wine, however, were both outstanding. We won't hesitate to go back

Tags: Happy Hour, Tapas, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Went with my sister for dinner. Everything we ordered was very good. Got lucky & got table in back otherwise might have been a little to loud.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Love this place! Our reservation was at 5:30 and they were running a little behind - so they offered us a free glass of wine on the house while we waited. Always has the best service! The food is also always fantastic. Highly recommend!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great time excellent food and service!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Second time here and again everything was delicious. Great service along with the great food.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Casual, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Tapas, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

The cheese, drinks, and meals were fantastic. I recommend the Short Rib and mashed potatoes; it was perfect. I also recommend the Espresso Martini; that was delicious.

Tags: Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The pace of food arriving was random and stressful. We had a party of seven and the random delivery of food made the experience chaotic.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Ordered the gnocchi, pappardelle, and duck prosciutto pizza. All three seemed to lack flavor or seasonings - just a little but of salt would have gone a long way. Service wasn't terrible but lacked attention to detail. I walked away disappointed by my experience here overall.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Best Italian Value in the City. The food is great and they have a nice valpolicella that goes with everything!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Love this place. I️t is my go-to and never lets me down ♥️

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Delicious eggplant parmesan!! Waiter was accommodating - we did not care for the taste of the bottle of wine we ordered & although our waiter felt that it tasted the way it should, he suggested a different wine that we thoroughly enjoyed. Appreciated that!

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Food was excellent! Fresh, tasty and prefect portion size! Pricing was reasonable considering location. Word to the wise make reservations! This area is always busy so if you’re not taking public transportation, Valet is the way to go!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 9, 2017

We had a group of 12. Kate was swamped with tables, but she stepped it up for our group, & everyone had a blast!

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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Ambiente italiano. Gluten-free fusili al dente, antipasti muy ricos. Servicio muy bueno. Es un lugar para volver

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Fantastic service great good and wine. Perfect for a large group

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Casual, Local Ingredients
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 8, 2017

I am always skeptical on review of Italian restaurants in NA. However, I was really impress by the authenticity of the food....felt like at home.

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

Our group of 11 made reservations for a 1:30 lunch. We were immediately seated in the cozy restaurant dining area. Our waiter Sam took drink orders and explained the menu and their "sharing" philosophy. The tomato basil soup and the pizzas and salads we shared were excellent! Sam was very attentive as was the staff that cleared away dishes. They have a large table in the middle of the restaurant filled with baguettes! We are from Wisconsin and truly enjoyed the uniqueness of the restaurant.

Tags: Tapas, Cozy, Authentic, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

I set things up for a party of 10-friends in business getting together. It was a great experience and three hours went by very quickly.

The waiter was very helpful in making selections which allowed us to sample a wide variety of the dishes. I was a very pleased about it being such a positive experience and everyone thoroughly enjoyed it.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Casual
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 7, 2017

First timer and once you get the sharing idea a great deal of fun. Staff is very helpful and friendly.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 6, 2017

12 women came in hungry. All left satiated and happy.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 6, 2017

The meatball appetizer was awesome. A little more red sauce would have made them perfect. Pork Raviolis were so amazing wish we would have ordered 2!!!! The Baby octopus was enjoyed by me but my husband said “ this is like eating something where a rubber band made a baby with seafood” we accidentally ended up with a $51 bottle of Chianti and we must’ve met it was super great.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Very good, thanks!

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great meal and ambiance. Service was prompt and food delicious. Will visit again when in Chicago.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Quartino was fantastic. We had a 3 people join us last minute for our dinner and they were more than accommodating to the last minute change. Additionally we were contacted before our reservation to see if we would be interested in the family style menu or would like custom made menus. As I said, seriously accommodating. The wait staff was also wonderful as were the bartenders. Would recommend for a group setting.

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The service and food here are simply fantastic. I brought my wife out for our anniversary dinner. Used Open Table to nab a reservation the night before. Due to my inability to drive downtown (I'm a suburban idiot) we would up being late. A quick call to the restaurant alleviated any issue. We walked in, and were immediately seated when we DID arrive.

The menu is large, diverse, and extremely affordable. As it was explained to us: everything is small-plate, meant for sharing. I could see doing DEADLY damage to one's waistline here if left unchecked.

But the wife and I split a pizza -- a Vegetarian option (not because we don't love meat, it just literally sounded too good to pass up) -- and an order of eggplant parm.

Both dishes were brought out piping hot. They were both exceptional. And frankly at what they cost? Were an astounding deal.

We decided to have dessert as well. Chose a banana dish, that wound up being a bit of a disappointment. What was described on the menu wound up being a glorified ice cream sundae. It WAS good mind you. But I'm not exactly traversing back up from the suburbs SPECIFICALLY for it. :)

I should denote: the service was exceptional. The manager and I quickly had a nice back-and-forth running gag. Our waitress was personable, and awesome. And because it was our anniversary? The manager bought our dessert. He didn't need to, but boy howdy, it left a lasting impression on us.

Quartino is a wonderfully friendly, astoundingly affordable comfort-food haven. Mangia!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great bread and spaghetti. Good value for Chicago. Service was excellent.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food
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