Riccardo Enoteca

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636 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Riccardo Michi comes from a restaurant Family in Milan established since 1943 called Girarrosto, one of the first Tuscan restaurants in town and still operating.

After moving to the US, Riccardo opened Sonny Bono, IL Giardino Ristorante and Madeo Ristorante in Beverly Hills. In 1987 he helped his cousin Roberto Ruggeri open the first Bice restaurant in New York City. Since then, he has worked in the opening of many of the restaurants in the group. In 2002 Riccardo moved to Chicago with his wife Veronica to be the executive chef of Bice on Ontario.

Finally Riccardo and Veronica, also a chef, decided to open their own place and in 2006 called Riccardo Trattoria. Considered by many to be the top Italian restaurant in town, receiving the Bib Gourmand from Michelin in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Now, Riccardo and Veronica have opened Riccardo Enoteca, right across the street from Riccardo Trattoria on Clark.
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vipEFred
Chicago
91 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

At Ricardo's Enoteca, as well as Trattoria across the street, you can always be assured of a creative menu well-executed. Prices are modest for restaurants that are so well-regarded and reviewed.

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vipnicolas
Miami
86 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice location, very good food. Great service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best food and service

DM
vipDebbieM
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants in Chicago. Great food, great waiter (Juan) we just love this place!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great wine and service. The food was a bit salty but still good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My absolute favorite place in Old Town/Lincoln Park. Good and service are always amazing!

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vipSuzanneB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and wonderful service.

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vipestar
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After making many meals at home due to sequester, it was so nice to go out to a restaurant to "dine". I can't say enough about how delicious everything tasted, the service, the non-rushed atmosphere. What a delight to experience a wonderful meal. This is such a gem and we need to do anything we can to support this restaurant so that it is standing after Covid-19 era passes. Thank you Riccardo Enoteca!

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vipMontana5
Phoenix
21 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Neighborhood gem. Always high quality food and service.

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vipDebbieM
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed at Riccardo Enoteca. Both the food and the service are always outstanding!

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vipWendi
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible Italian meal with superb service. We had an assortment of dishes that were all spectacular

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paulr
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best Italian restaurants in the city. Great food and service. Sat outside, our waiter was fantastic.

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vipMichaelM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent services and the food seems to get better and better

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Neighborhood gem consistent

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vipguysguy
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb place. New for us. Lovely cozy outdoor patio space. Excellent service. Great food and drinks.

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GeorgS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We we're happy to be able to return. Everything was up to their high standard & very welcoming.

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williamm
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and service was excellent!
Outside Covid dining limited the ambiance

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vipAttilio
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. We had the classic lasagna, risotto and Bronzino. The service was very attentive. One of the best Italian restaurants in Chicago.

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vipstevenc
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Nice family style dining with good food. Easy going casual with good service.

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vipjysap
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In my opinion this is the best Italian restaurant in the city. I always know I will be greeted like a friend and that I will not be disappointed in the service and food.

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had a great time at Riccardo Enoteca! Due to the current restrictions on dining in Chicago, the only available seating for the restaurant is outside on the sidewalk lining the restaurant. The street is very cute and was not busy. Out server was very friendly and knowledgeable about the food. We enjoyed the Caprese salad and the grilled octopus. I had for my entre the sea bass and it was pretty good as well! Great place for a date.

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TammyL
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service and wonderful food. I loved the trout, with a nice red sauce and veggies. Lovely ambiance on the patio.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Food was very good but not sure it’s worth going back again given how many Italian places there are in the city. Service was not great... very pushy and made a super rude comment about us ordering so much food.

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JayneD
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food, always fantastic service!

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vip1stdate
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A gem of a spot. Keep them in business. Please go. MUST order the fava e peccorino. Enjoy!

JD
JayneD
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delightful and the service is impeccable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

These guys rock! This is neighborhood dining at its best!

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drewsg
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing service still one of the best in Chicago.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Riccardo never disappoints. Enoteca is my favorite location, but my experience at all three locations have been consistently exceptional. The food is truly outstanding, and the service impeccable. Everyone—from the servers, support staff, and management—is personable, friendly, and happy to see you. I highly recommend our server, JP. He is conversational, funny, and delivers excellent service. I have a hard time not ordering my favorite dish: Rigatoni alla Buttera. This time, we also tried the burrata over arugula with pesto and the tortelloni. Both wonderful. As a restaurant manager, I am not ashamed to say this is my favorite restaurant in the city, and I do not work here!

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vipTimikeb
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be back on the patio! Food as good as ever!

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vipSherrieM
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is always friendly, accomodating and safe. JP and Juan are always quick to remember you and help cover each others table if need be.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great night! The outdoor tables on the sidewalk were shaded and attractive, the service was friendly and attentive and the food was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Great neighborhood spot - we will be back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, great patio. Will definitely be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner outside with two friends, service was top notch with very attendance waiter and food/ wine was fantastic ! We were part of the uncovered patio and when it started raining our server moved us under the umbrella with all new silverware, which was greatly appreciated. Highly recommend this spot for great Italian, nice portions and a wonderful ambiance !

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic! Sat outside and we were covered by the passing rain shower. The food was delicious and service top notch. So happy we found this restaurant!

JD
JayneD
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a 9 p.m. reservation Friday evening and it was so nice to be able to dine at Riccardo Enoteca again! We felt the table distancing and precautions were excellent. The service and food were exceptional, as usual!

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EliseS
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience overall! Fantastic service and fantastic experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old reliable. The most consistently good restaurant in Chicago.

JF
JFchicago
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have a decent wine collection. Good service too.

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Riccardo Enoteca is rated 4.9 stars by 636 OpenTable diners.

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