Riccardo Osteria

4.6
225 Reviews
$30 and under
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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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! Will definitely be back

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kellyD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

super cute spot with amazing service + great food!

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vipdeannak
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVE this local spot!! The staff is amazing and everything we have tried on the menu has been delicious!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best authentic Italian in town!

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vipKarenK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a great date night. The ambiance was really good, we felt comfortable. The service was great and the food was really good too.

JP
vipJP1001
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive and friendly service. But the best part is how good the food was, especially for the price. After living in the west loop for a year and half, we’ve been to all the trendy restaurants, often. But had overlooked Ricardo Osteria as old school and probably not good. Wow. Were we proven wrong. Clearly have a strong staying power and also going to be our new go-to in the neighborhood!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

David the waiter is the best. Makes the food taste better and the dining experience all that much happier.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated a birthday. The staff was attentive, food was all delish.

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vipGaryWG
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great find. The food was excellent and the service was very good. Wonderful restaurant.

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vipRach
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved our experience at Riccardo Osteria. We've been twice now and can't wait to go back!

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Roodles
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The food just wasn't great. I feel like Italian is not the most complicated food and the risotto was undercooked. Gordan Ramsey would be disappointed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

A little off today. Branzino lacked flavor and service was erratic at times. But we really enjoy the restaurant and will be back for more.

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vipTimothy
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went at 4:30pm on a Sunday to avoid a crowd which was perfect - we were seated inside next to the huge open window, and tables were spaced far apart.

The service was amazing! Our server was very attentive and gave great recommendations. We got the stuffed zucchini flowers, short rib pasta, pumpkin ravioli, and roasted Branzino. Everything was delicious and cooked to perfection. My wife and I are looking forward to going back!

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vipluisuise1
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service1ambience3

use sat for 20 minutes and no waiter. I had to go up to the bar together a bottle of wine brought over to our table. the bartender took our order never once did a waiter approach our table

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viprlern
Chicago
113 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

not that pleasant with the el going by and have never been to a restaurant that doesn't have oj to mix in a drink

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LaurenA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience4

Overall enjoyed my experience, but I ordered the short rib pasta and there was only 1 bite of short rib in the entire dish. Sauce and noodles were still tasty, but not what I ordered and definitely not worth the price.

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vipTimS
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Good service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Continues to be one of my absolute favorite Italian restaurants.

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

Love this restaurant. It is some of the most authentic Italian food in the city! Cozy room and fabulous service.

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JBScot
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing and the people who work there are so kind, they even turned the music down just a little because we asked to be seated away from the speaker. We ate all specials and can’t wait to try some more soon! Great experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The absolute best. I’m italian-American and have been to Italy numerous times. This restaurant mirrors and oftentimes exceeds the food experiences in Italy. Thank you and please don’t change. We always feel welcome at Riccardo’s. a presto...

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vipMarilynH
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We felt very comfortable dining outdoors. The tables are far apart. The food is delicious. The service impeccable. What more can I say?

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vipartsnminds
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed the 3 course meal, each selecting a different item. The burrito appetizer was delicious, as was the calamari. I enjoyed the branding, while my partner had a lovely lobster ravioli.

Only 3 desserts were included on prix fixe menu. It was disappointing to find, at the end of the meal, that the one we'd requested at the beginning was unavailable, something unknown to our waiter. Still, what we had was very nice.

Overall, it was a lovely meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Food was ok kind of bland

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vipEllieSuz
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just dined this evening on their patio. I was super excited about the menu and the food was wonderful. The portions are a great size, at our table we ordered the linguine with clams which had 2 dozen small clams, the lasagna special which could have fed two and the branzino. Service was great and as someone who has not been dining out during covid, I felt super comfortable with the table set up and distance between. I would go back but would definitely order to go in the future.

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MarkT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service is always outstanding at Riccardo Osteria. I highly recommend!

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vipchiattorney
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love all three of the Ricardo restaurants, but Osteria is a homey feeling gem in the West Loop. The food is consistently good, the service is always excellent, the drinks are always flowing.

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vipdeannak
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite neighborhood Italian place!

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vipMaitriS
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and even better food! Can’t wait to be back.

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andyp
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Daniel was our server and he was GREAT! The beef shortribs were very good as was the appetizer (both specials).
The only drag is the occasional L train passing by and the noise it creates but we were eating outside so what can you expect, right? VERY solid wine pours...VERY!

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vipEricaD
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Staff is great! It’s a wonderful neighborhood spot.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night of outdoor dining

KG
vipKaleighG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

So excited they now have pizza! It was perfectly done and the patio is so nice and intimate but still with good social distancing. Will definitely be back!

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GabrielleH
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service, sat outside which can be noisy from the train but overall great experience

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vipmochi
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent! Theo, the server was wonderful! He was very friendly!
Stay safe and healthy

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vipBrantD
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food as always. The zucchini blossoms were amazing.

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fab5
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

the food was superior. The sea food was fresh and plentiful. There was so many pasta dishes to choose from and the ones i tasted were mouthwatering.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such fresh and tasty pasta, soup & dessert. Host was a pleasure to talk to & server was awesome! Perfect seating by the window. Definitely will be back!

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SheilaC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Amazing staff and the food was so good.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The train was very loud but the food and place is very cute!

FAQs

Riccardo Osteria offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 291-8620.

Riccardo Osteria is rated 4.6 stars by 225 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.