Riccardo Osteria

4.6
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171 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Riccardo started his career at a very young age in Milan's prestigious GIRARROSTO which was family owned. Then, in 1982 he moved to the United States and he opened the famous Sonny Bono's in Los Angeles. In 1987 he started to work with his cousin Roberto Ruggeri (owner of Bice Ventures), with him he opened Bice New York, Los Angeles and many others around the world.

Here through the craftsmanship of an Italian food connoisseur, dishes are prepared with an almost zen-like essentiality that has shaped Riccardo's professional and existential life course.
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.4
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vipJenniferM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still the best place in the west loop!!! Everyone should come here!!!!

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vipfamishedfoodie
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. It has the feel of a small neighborhood restaurant.

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Becks
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Riccardo Osteria was a generally pleasant experience. The staff is very friendly, the service was prompt and attentive. We ordered the gnocchi and the pappardelle which were both tasty, burrata e culatello which was delightful, and the chocolate cake for dessert. While we enjoyed our experience, I will say the ambience leaves a bit to be desired. The lighting is little off, so as not to be all that cozy or romantic which we craved on a cold winter night.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time! They were warm and welcoming and the food was delicious!

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vipRobbieL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s our favorite go to for some of the best Italian food in the city. The service is consistently great.

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vipKurtU
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The owner was outstanding, and personable and so was the staff! Great attention to detail. Food was exceptional. We will definitively be returning!!

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vipchicagonewbiesnomore
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food1service4ambience3

We were looking forward to the osso bucco and the lamb shank. The veal was so underwhelming it was actually a huge disapointment. No flavor and tough meat. The. Risotto did not live up to the first time we had risotto there. Such a shame.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great quality food, always so good

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ColleenH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and very accommodating on a busy night. Food was exceptional!

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vipJayH
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coming back with friends.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day dinner

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vipKellyS
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Maybe an off night, but food was so so and no stand out dishes. Good service and great atmosphere but food was definitely lacking.

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vipJenniferM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best spot in the west loop. Where all the other spots have become a 'scene', this restaurant offers delicious authentic Italian food, reasonably priced, with great service and a warm atmosphere. It's our go to spot and I hesitate posting this for fear it will be overrun if the word gets out!

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vipSteph
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really love the food here. I've been here 5 or 6 times at least. One small caveat - I have not enjoyed the few items that I ordered from the 'daily specials' menu, but everything else that I've ordered from their regular menu on any of my visits has been absolutely wonderful. The tomato focaccia bread is addictive. I wish I could buy a pan of it to take home. The veal piccata is really good... as well as the carbonara or the parmesan cream sauce pastas.

I'm a big fan of the their arancini appetizer, but I tried the elk carpaccio appetizer on my latest visit... I think I have a new favorite dish!

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102017
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Make sure to try the fava beans and truffled elk carpaccio.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The veal was delicious as always. Definitely found my new favorite spot in West Loop

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for restaurant week. They provided plenty of selections for a great deal. Food was very good!

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DavidN
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food matched by a hip but calm ambiance and outstanding service. Hope it remains a hidden gem but I doubt it will.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food during restaurant week. Worth revisiting.

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RachelO
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a packed house for a saturday night during restaurnat week and the service was still very timely. The food was absolutely declicious. My pasta was so fresh and the grilled calamari is a true standout!! I will definitely be back.

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MarianB
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good selection for all courses. Generous portions. Attentive service.
To cut down on the noise, the bus boys and kitchen should work together to stop slamming down dishes and creating unpleasant clatter.
I'll be back!

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vipfamishedfoodie
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

This was our second time here. It has the feel of a small neighborhood Italian restaurant. With the brick walls and the El tracks overhead it has a great urban feel. The food is just good basic Italian with excellent wine.

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vipEliiscalling
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great addition to the Fulton Market food scene! We've been to the Riccardo Osterias in Lincoln Park and hoped it was part of the same series. It is. Quality all the way through.
Thanks

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly staff, clean, fresh dining room. Excellent food preparation

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great, and the food was delicious. The veal Milanese was absolutely fantastic. My dad ate his mushroom risotto in about 5 minutes, so it must have been delicious as well!

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vipCoach
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good meal with excellent srvice

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BradyS
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food in a lovely setting. Everything was excellent including the bread, seafood, pasta, and service. Thanks!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service for a very relaxed and enjoyable evening. There was just enough space between each course where we could actually enjoy ourselves and our food, but not get too hungry or too stuffed in the process!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

💣.com. Based on character count requirement for this review, I'm adding .org, .net, .gov, and .us, but not .io. Any place that claimed to be the 💣.io would surely suck, and this place is amazing.

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vipchisecondhome
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We have been before and brought friends there . Sadly we were seated in the back next to a couple dining with a 2 & 4 year old who melted down . Also the kitchen / serving noise was unfortunate. Next time I will request a table up front ....

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RandyM
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good restaurant with fantastic food and service. Highly recommended.

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vipMaryC
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is a phenomenal place that provides a memorable dining experience. Their dishes are fresh and superb and the service is exemplary. Every time we dine here, the host stops by to check on the service, the waiter is always diligent, the busboys are quick and efficient, and the food is piping hot. The entire staff takes care of you from every angle and I always leave smiling.
Amazing experience. One of my most beloved Chicago restaurants.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The staff could not have been nicer, but ravioli was cold. And, I wasn’t aware that if we sat at the bar (since it was empty in the restaurant), it meant we didn’t get bread like the rest of the tables. Not the end of the world, but still a bummer since we made reservations.

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AdamK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great, our server friendly and attentive but since we were there on the New Years Eve it felt somehow uneasy/rushed. I would recommend this place and will visit again.

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carolm
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Food! Definitely going back. Great service

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience1

The food was awful. Either no taste, too fishy, too salty.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a birthday celebration and it was everyone's first time there. We had a great time, the food was good, and we all said we'd come back again.

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vipArlaL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were running late and they held our table for us, which was greatly appreciated. Also, the food was delicious and service was excellent. Would definitely go back.

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BimalP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything we had we excellent. The Risotto was delicious

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AliceH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Food was bland. Not much flavor in any of the appetizers or entrees. The wine was good though.

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Riccardo Osteria does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. Riccardo Osteria also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 291-8620.

Riccardo Osteria is rated 4.6 stars by 171 OpenTable diners.

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