Riccardo Enoteca

4.9
735 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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vipMashaS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Ricardo Enoteca - the food is great quality and pretty authentic, the service is always attentive, the best Italian in the neighborhood.

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vipjackf
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Birthday!

Service was slightly pushy and not very friendly to me.

Food was good - but not great like I was hoping. My pasta was sitting in a puddle of oil. Not appetizing.
They were aware it was a birthday but did nothing special.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party expanded from 3 to 5. They accommodated with style and grace. The wines and cocktails were delicious as well as the food. The pinsa was on point with boar sausage.

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johnbham
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

food was average at best ... good service ... probably will not return

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NickW
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A rock solid neighborhood staple - I've never had a bad meal (or experience) there. Good food served by pleasant staff in a quieter wood panelled room. A few tables available outside weather permitting. Highly recommended

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vipMontana5
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Neighborhood gem. Fantastic menu and people. Great appreciation for their wait staff. Well done ans keep up the terrific efforts

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Stephen
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely neighborhood spot - great ambiance, service and food. Awesome for dates and nights out with friends or family.

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vipMarshman
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, friendly and helpful service. We sat outside, which was very pleasant. Just an enjoyable evening at an outstanding neighborhood restaurant.

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Kevin
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had an unbelievable meal. Juan our server was very informative and steered us to the daca bean appetizer which we would have never selected but was great. Gnocchi was out of this world. Small cozy Italian vibe. Will go back for sure !

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LaurenH
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and our service was outstanding!! Will definitely be back

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a must try Italian eats in Lincoln Park! We started with the caprese (freshest tomatoes) then were satisfied with all of our main entrees - Bolognese, rigatoni alla buttera, and 2 specials (1 with risotto and veal meatballs the other a truffle veg option). Also split the side asparagus and spinach among 4 adults - decent amount each. Finished with some gelato (strawberry was the best!) so delicious!

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Rose
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Forever and always our favorite restaurant! Sweet little terrace outside, warm and knowledgeable service, consistently delicious food.

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vipChivisit
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Inside dining. Great food. Loved the Burrata pizza.

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vipDebbieM
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience at Ricardo’s! The veal meatball appetizer and the branzino special particularly stood out. Excellent service and fun atmosphere, we will absolutely be going again and again! If you’re in Chicago looking for authentic Italian, check out Ricardo’s!

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vipGerryH
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

The food was slow coming from the kitchen. Quality of food 5 out of 10. Ambiance was superb but disappointing food.

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paulr
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, service was informative. Cozy interior, terrific place to eat.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and quality food! The server was knowledgeable and attentive. Can’t wait to go back.

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vipMartinQ
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always great food and service. A neighbourhood gem.

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EmmaL
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
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
4 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
16 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
3 reviews
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
3 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
45 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Vredun
Chicago
11 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
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect local restaurant. Love this place!

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KathyG
Chicago
3 reviews
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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Riccardo Enoteca is rated 4.9 stars by 735 OpenTable diners.

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