Riccardo Enoteca

4.9
669 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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vipCC100
Detroit
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive waiter. Great menu and phenomenal food. We got pizza with prosciutto and truffle.

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DouglasB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From beginning to end the experience was fabulous. Service was phenomenal, timely and professional. Food was exquisite! Can’t wait to go back.

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vipGerardO
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, wine selection, service, and love the classic sailboat art on the walls!

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AndreaN
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The server was very attentive and the food was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very good place for dinner with the lady. Service is great, has the quaint ambiance of an NYC trattoria with a good selection of pasta and moderately inexpensive bottles of wine.

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GeraldM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I LOVE Ricardo's Enoteca! Food is excellent and the service is outstanding. Highly recommended restaurant.

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vipSuzanneT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Restaurant Week menu had a great variety of choices. Would definitely go back!!

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BarryL
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superlative, authentic food served beautifully by an incredibly professional staff.

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Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Riccardo Enoteca has the best Italian food in the city as well as the best service of any restaurant that you will visit.

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CameronS
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite Italian spot in all of Chicago - so lucky to live right next door! The service and food are unbeatable.

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Jgfoodie
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is now added to my new neighborhood rotation of favorites. The service was excellent and the food was really great. I can’t wait to bring my family here when they visit Chicago next!

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MikeC
New England
8 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, nice wine list. Some of the best grilled octopus and lasagna ever...

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really love the food- great job!!

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JeanB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service NEVER disappoint! Our favorite little neighborhood Italian restaurant.

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vipMontana5
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Neighborhood gym. Can’t say enough positive things about eating at this location

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AndrewR
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and service where outstanding. Unfortunately the dinning too was chilly and ceiling fans where on, which made it very cold.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive staff and recommendations and specials were absolutely delicious!

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vipppcviews
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire experience at Riccardo Enoteca was outstanding from the minute we arrived to the time that we left. We were seated promptly and graciously. Our server was polite, knowledgeable, and very good at anticipating our preferences. The food was delicious and beautifully prepared/presented. I’m definitely going back and I highly recommend it! Thank you to the entire staff for making our evening special!

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DianeW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a cozy neighborhood place that my son and I love to go to when I visit him in Lincoln Park! The staff are always friendly and treat you like family. The food and wine selections are great! The atmosphere is conducive to conversation-often difficult to find in many restaurants.
We will be back!

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vipCorey
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific meal, even mid pandemic! Place is a shining star!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
53 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue. Friendly staff. Authentic menu. Solid value.

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RachelG
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceeded our expectations and if you like history, do a quick google search of this place.

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vipdesigngirl
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always outstanding and the service is impeccable!

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JimB
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the waiter, same guy both times we visited. We love everything about the place

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vipEliseG
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite old-school, classic Italian spot. The service is so personable, the menu items authentic and delicious every time. The Sinatra music was the cherry on top!

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ManuelS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A very pleasant restaurant with excellent service!

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vipArleneS
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Delicious martinis!!! Pasta delicious.

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vipJanS
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every way. I could go here everyday!!!

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vipMiaN
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite favorite restaurants!!! The people are lovely- the food is consistently fantastic!

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vipTiffanyN
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner at Ricardo Enoteca. They have three tables for outside dining. We were warm and comfortable. The food and service were excellent. We will be returning here in the future.

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Gcarter
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Riccardo Enoteca never fails to disappoint, even in a pandemic. The outdoor dining service was plenty toasty despite the January temps, the food was outstanding, and the staff even sent over a dessert after hearing it was my 30th birthday. Don't hesitate to make a reservation and support this local gem.

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ships
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our most favorite place. The host are excellent and food is never bad.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love JP and the team! Always happy and delicious food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great experience! They have three tables outside with a small structure and heaters. Food was delicious and service was a 10/10.

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vipACG1
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite dinners this year! You won’t be disappointed and very covid safe.

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vipSuzanneB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ENJOYABLE DINING EXPERIENCE, FOOD AND SERVICE WERE EXCELLENT.

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vipCBskier
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great neighborhood eatery. Savory meat and fish plates, pasta, pizza and desserts. Ample wine list. Friendly staff and good service.

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JackN
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is excellent. The service is exceptional. One of the best Italian restaurants in the city.

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vipMARTINW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Whether eat-in or take-out, sit inside or outside Riccardo Enoteca always deliver great food and service.

Thank you!

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vipEFred
Chicago
95 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
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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Riccardo Enoteca is rated 4.9 stars by 669 OpenTable diners.

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