Riccardo Enoteca

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$30 and under
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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 a classic Italian wine bar, called Riccardo Enoteca, right across the street from Riccardo Trattoria on Clark.
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K
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely spot with so many great food choices it was hard to pick!

OT
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent everything! Would recommend for any event or just dinner. Value is excellent, great wine selection and the food was best I’ve had since leaving NJ. Will definitely be back.

KM
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always such a great meal and outstanding service.

t
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always love Riccardo's. Friendly staff and delicious food.

m
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this place. Classic italian, delicious food, low key setting.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am always amazed at the quality of the food and the excellence of the service.

PV
Chicago
55 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite restaurants of all time. We live a five minute walk away and always ask ourselves why we don't eat here more often. The service is helpful and friendly. The food is outstanding. Never had a bad time here.

C
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is wonderful and the service was exceptional. Made us feel special.

JT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent neighborhood restaurant. Exceptional food and super personable and professional staff.

4
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent. We came on a VERY cold night and were seated just in front of the door and asked if we'd be frozen out in that location. We were offered a 20-30 minute wait for another table but they said we'd be OK. The restaurant has a long entry between the outside door and the inside door. There is a sign asking people to make sure that the outside door is closed before opening the inside door. A member of the restaurant staff spent much of his time by the inside door to make sure that guests observed the request.

H
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pizza, good wine selection and friendly neighborhood spot.

M
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Lincoln Park. Cesar, JP, Juan and all of the chefs and staff are top notch — friendly, courteous and always provide great recommendations, superior service and delicious meals. I cannot say enough about how much we adore Cesar! Riccardo should be very proud of him and all who make this restaurant so great! And Riccardo himself is the best of the best of all chefs in Chicago and a lovely, kind, intelligent, amazing person too! I do not know many who have his passion, kind heart and amazing talent!!!

R
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food and ambiance was of the highest quality. Highly recommend this place.

a
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A neighborhood gem. We come often for the authentic food and excellent service. I’m from New York City; the size and vibe remind me of home.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful and quiet New Year’s Eve dinner. Simply delicious.

OT
London
208 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best small venue Italian in Chicago!!! The food is always great and the service is even better.

s
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration. Great place to enjoy w friends. Great food and service.

HM
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Riccardo Enoteca. Really really love it. Special occasion, every day. We always have a reason to go.

PB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of a few restaurants open on Christmas Eve, we had a great meal here. The Milanese style pizza was revelatory with its crisp, light crust. The lasagna and the lobster fettuccine were fantastic, as were the scallops. Excellent wine list, too.

OT
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always delicious and inventive. And the staff, charming. Our favorite neighborhood spot.

K
Charleston
20 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Great local italian with exceptional service. Staff are so welcoming and attentive. Nice wine list! A place you can return to again and again knowing you will have a wonderful evening.

SP
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The bolognese was out of this world! Can't wait to return

MS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was amazing, the atmosphere is Welcoming, but the food stole the show. DELICIOUS!!

ML
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent. We had the Napoletana and Vegetarians pizzas, bean soup, and gnocchi. Delicious! Spectacular wine list. And very nice ambience.

OT
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great wine list and service. Adorable little restaurant. Great evening out with the family!

d
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Riccardo Enoteca is always a delicious meal! It’s a wonderful restaurant in Linvoln Park!

MJ
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitstaff is excellent. Food was wonderful.

JS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Holiday Zoo Lights

JH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu

d
Chicago
70 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My new favorite Italian place. Great veal parmigiana.

FC
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and many menu choices with quite a variety of specials each night.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant every time I go!! Never had a bad meal here.

BE
Chicago
58 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat, consistent and delicious Italian! Some pastas are housemate, all the sauces are housemate, always delicious!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and experience. Food was outstanding

GA
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cesar is a tremendous host. Juan and his service colleagues work together like a fined tuned orchestra. Always top notch.

d
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Riccardo Enoteca is always wonderful - the food is delicious and everyone that works there is very nice!

C
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great dining experience

JB
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have eaten here twice and had a lovely experience both times. The second occasion was to spend time with friends who were visiting from out of town. They loved it as well. On both occasions, the salad was fresh, and the food was hot and consistent in terms of flavor and portions. They also provide great service. Very attentive.

MS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small cute little restaurant with amazing food and service:-)

OT
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience, great food and attentive service!