Riccardo Enoteca

4.9
717 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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vipMartinQ
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always great food and service. A neighbourhood gem.

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EmmaL
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite neighborhood gems. The food is always top notch, servers are attentive, great wine list and the homemade pasta rivals some of the best spots in Chicago. Came with two girlfriends and we sat outside - one of those perfect summer nights in the city and it feels a little like being in Europe. We split the truffle burrata with prosciutto and the salami pizza (crispier and more like a flat bread). I had the bucatini carbonara and the serving was huge and delicious. My friends had the seafood linguine special and cacio e pepe (off menu but they made it). Great date spot and perfect for family dinner too.

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vipJoan
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always and excellent service

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vipSandy
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, excellent staff-wonderful service, the manager Caesar is the best

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vipReneeR
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular veal! Good wine list. Great service!

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Justsomeguy
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super authentic. Great service. Too many excellent choices. Jose was GREAT.

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WAYNE
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little Italian restaurant, knowledgeable and courteous wait staff, delicious food and compatible wine selection.

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Lisa
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the most phenomenal dinner my friend and I have had in ages… everything was perfect and spot on, and Juan our server was the absolute best! We will be back!

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vipJoeJ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Both food and service were fabulous!!!! The only thing that could have helped the environment was to improve the acoustics.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite Italian restaurant in Chicago. Absolutely love the staff, the food and the experience. Am definitely a regular and am thrilled to be. Have had almost everything on the menu. The lasagna is superb. The pizzas (particularly the calabrese) are amazing. And the calamari is the best! Jose, Juan, JP and Ceasar truly make the experience. Cannot recommend this place enough!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the best meals we’ve had. Everything was delicious and the service was impeccable.

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vipannieurban
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A neighborhood gem. Small and cozy but doesn’t feel cramped. Can’t hear other diners. Food and service excellent.

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ColletteK
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Perfect little neighborhood place. The staff is A+! Favorite pizza in the city.

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vipsule
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food always outstanding. Service superb.

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Locovore
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A quiet and intimate space with efficient and helpful staff who watch but don't hover or rush guests. Always a favorite place for well-prepared food and a "glad we came here" experience.
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vipTibi
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding dining experience, as always! Thank yiu, Riccardo!

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Vredun
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to celebrate any occasion. Kids friendly. Sophisticated gem in the Lincoln Park.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and fantastic service. Always a treat to eat there.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the servers were so nice, and the food was delicious. We got the grilled calamari, fettuccine bolognese, and the orecchiette. Loved it all!

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Lovegoodfood
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect local restaurant. Love this place!

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KathyG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a favorite spot, full of locals who appreciate attentive service and wonderful food. They will make your meal just how like it if you ask and will accommodate allergies happily. Such a throw back to when dining is about the customer, not the chef. The wine list is nice and they have a full bar.

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icegirl
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely spot for excellent food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and atmosphere!

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PeterW
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great selection. Great service.

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vipMariond
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We’ve been to Riccardo Enocteca several times and it never disappoints.

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vipDebbieM
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal and service as always!

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vipGemini1
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places. The food and service are always great.

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vipDiningMom
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, food was fabulous, service great. Nice to be back for inside dining. Nice ambiance - buzz of a neighborhood city restaurant.

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vipshar
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for any occasion. Just celebrated two birthdays. Food is always wonderful. And I love that I can request a half order of pasta--particularly the carbonara which is superb and rich.

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vipshar
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

always great food and excellent service. Ricardo Enteca is my favorite Italian restaurant and is a neighborhood jewel. Great casual dinning experiencer.

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vipBunny
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Riccardo Enoteca is one of my favorite go-to restaurants for a positive dining experience. The quality of their food and service, pleasing welcome and hospitality. The manager and maître d' is Caesar and is super; and all the wait staff are great too.

Unique too, is a best-in-class t ambiance. It is a just right size for a group up to about 5 or 6. Even if its not so full at that moment, it doesn't feel like my conversation will carry or echo throughout; and when it is full, it's never too loud.

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vipstevenc
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a nice evening with great food and friendly staff. Consider it as a neighborhood gem where you know everyone.

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vipSyrilS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was excellent!! Very enjoyable!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant

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michelle
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorites. Delicious food, incredible staff and always a good time. It always feels like home when you are there. They happily accommodate dietary restrictions.

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Noah
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The burrata, mushroom risotto, and orecchiette were all delicious, and sitting out on Clark was so pleasant and comfortable as it’s getting warmer.

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vipAndrewM
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our new favorite local enoteca. Love this place. Amazing, authentic Italian food in a great setting with great service. They have a great restaurant across the street, as well.

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MarkS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Intimate setting, good food and attentive service. What more could you ask?

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vipstevenc
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great spot for neighborhood dining. Friendly staff. Good food. Nice wines. Casual and low key which is perfect for a place that one goes too on a regular basis.

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vipDWNTNFOODIE
Chicago
70 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I have not dined here in a few years and so glad I went there on Friday. It is cozy and a perfect neighborhood gem. We ordered the prosciolto and melon for an appetizer snd then our entrees were the lamb chops Milanese and the chicken Milanese. Both dishes were very good.

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Riccardo Enoteca is rated 4.9 stars by 717 OpenTable diners.

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