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Riccardo Trattoria, Chicago, IL

Riccardo Trattoria

4.8
4.8
2311 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Riccardo started his career at a very young age in Milan's prestigious "GIRARROSTO" 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's Venture), with him he opened Bice New York, Los Angeles and many others around the world.

Now, after three years as Executive Chef of Bice in Chicago, and together with his wife (and sous chef), Veronica, and his cousin (and hostess), Barbara, he decided to continue his gastronomic artistry and creativity in his restaurant named after himself "Riccardo Trattoria."


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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 34 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (773) 549-0038

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Riccardo Michi

  • Neighborhood

    Lincoln Park

  • Cross street

    Clark and Webster

  • Parking details

    Valet parking not available

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,311 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. PM

    PaulM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    My favorite Italian restaurant in Chicago, however disappointed in special on most recent visit. I ordered the suckling pig and it was completely dried out. I ate it, but while tasty, it was quite crisp and very dry---not tender at all. The others in my party enjoyed their fish and chicken Milanese.
  2. ES

    EmersonS

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Iyana was very polite and personable. She made our experience incredible. She had fantastic recommendations. The zucchini and gnocchi were delicious.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very authentic Italian food. Superb actually. Service impeccable. A bit noisy but manageable
  4. MJ

    MercerJ

    Savannah

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We 4 are brand new grandparents!!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food with wonderful service!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great authentic Italian. Loved the atmosphere and the food can’t wait to go back.
  7. KZ

    KennethZ

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always fantastic. As close to a trattoria in Italy as you can get.
  8. A

    Anonymous

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Many thanks to our server Chris for making us feel like family & for treating us beyond expectations despite being very busy. The zucchini blossoms & Veal Milanese were almost identical to what we had in Milan, can’t wait to come back & try the patio next time
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s a nice little restaurant in Lincoln Park, even the restaurant size is small but they suited table pretty comfortable. The service is great and make you feel warmly welcomed. The appetizer special is very lovely combination of mozzarella cheese with Zucchini. Everything taste great. Will definitely come back again.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience3
    Food not that good and overpriced for the taste
  11. f

    foodie

    Chicago

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always can count on a wonderful meal at Riccardo's.
  12. s

    steve

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Tables need updating . Noise is still high. Valet parking unacceptable
  13. BG

    BobG

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Riccardo’s is one of my favorites but my wife doesn’t like the wooden chairs. So this time she brought her own cushion and only complained about the noise😎 The gazpacho was delicious as was the lamb shank. Wife loved the branzino . Service as always was excellent. Hope to return soon with spouse and her cushion.
  14. H

    Harriet

    Chicago

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had roast suckling pig. It was perfectly done and delicious. I love this place.
  15. LR

    LoryR

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Many great choices on the menu it was difficult to select one dish; everyone in our party thoroughly enjoyed their dinner. Room reminds me of Italy.
  16. L

    Lorianza

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    We were visiting Chicago to do a few college tours. Looked up this place reviews and menu seems good to try with a bunch of picky high schoolers. It was cozy, busy and a nice ambiance of an old school Italian place. There could have been more flavorful to the food was a little bland.
  17. AF

    AlessandroF

    Raleigh

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place. I have not been there in almost a decade and it has gotten better
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was delicious. Waiters a bit hassled so service was irregular. But I would come back for the food
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    The service wasn’t great and the food didn’t have much flavor. The piccata sea bass didn’t have any garlic on it. The garlic spinach with red pepper flakes was flavorless. Overall disappointing not rushing to go back.
  20. j

    jrrwcb

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    Quality has fallen off with the disapperance of he Chef; he was on vacation, but we understood that regularly he is only there in the afternoon. The new chef is not up to his tasks. Nothing was well cooked, not the deep fried crab (and the salad was not as good as it should have been,) and the scallopine was actually close to terrible: overcooked, crust fallen or falling off, too much melted mozzarella and the tomato sauce was not good. THe cheesecake might have been the traditional recipe but not a good preparation of the dish. Too bad. Once Riccardo's was a great favorite of mine. No longer.
  21. MS

    MattS

    Chicago

    75 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    This place is solid and consistently amazing! Leave the streets of Chicago and enter Italy! Amazing selections of food and wine and service is impeccable. I had half order of Fettuccine Bolognese, and the Milanese Chicken. My son enjoyed the village salad and the Short rib Ragu. Amazing food!!!
  22. JR

    JohnR

    Charlotte

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brenda was a fantastic server!! Food was fantastic!!!
  23. RR

    RafaelR

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was fantastic and the Menu had all the special Italian dishes like Vitello Tonnato, Linguine Vongole and the Octopus Carpaccio. The service was also great, very helpful explaining the manu and flexibility to accommodate changes to the preferences of the customer.
  24. MC

    MarciaC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience2
    We went to dinner early and for the first hour they were pounding veal in the kitchen. The noise was disrupting . The staff and food are superb. They need to give the kitchen staff an hour before opening so the kitchen can prep for the dinner crowd
  25. CJ

    ChitownJof

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Wonderful neighborhood restaurant, with good food, friendly staff, and cozy ambience.
  26. DB

    DavidB

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    We were looking forward to dining here based on some of the reviews we read. However, the Ossobucco was below average and the risotto that came with it was inedible and tasted like it had cleaning fluid in it. The trout was good and the bread was very good. Overall, not a wonderful experience and with so many other restaurant choices, would probably not return.
  27. RM

    RamonM

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This and it’s sister restaurant Riccardo Enoteca has become our favorite spot Gazpacho w crab- excellent Branzino Picadda - very good Wine frig not big enough for chilly wine but waiter put bottle on ice
  28. P

    Peggy

    Chicago

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was so wonderful enjoying an exquisite meal at Riccardo Trattoria!
  29. AM

    AM1124

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best authentic Italian food. Homemade pasta dishes are amazing
  30. A

    Anotherfoodie

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We love Riccardo Trattoria and are always pleased to get a reservation. On this night, there was a problem with the oven - it wasn't dropping temperature as it should, and lovely lambchops went back twice. The owner? chef? came out not only to apologize, but also to explain. We know the range will be fixed or replaced next time and all will be well and up to the usual 5 stars. Our waiter was great. We were comped for dessert and relaxed at the table for a long time. It was a delightful evening.
  31. L

    Laurel

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect! Service and food excellent.
  32. RP

    RasP

    Chicago

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ricardo is always great. The food is delicious. The wait staff helpful. The wine they picked for us was amazing and we ended up drinking two bottles. I could go on and on, this place is a gem. I am reluctant to write too much because I don't want it to become too difficult to get a reservation. I can't wait until I go back.
  33. A

    Anthony

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing from our appetizers to our main course are Waiter was the best made the evening so beautiful. Thank you Riccardo's
  34. g

    goodfood

    Chicago

    96 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    96 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    As always, food at Ricarrdo's was very good. Soft shell crab app was excellent, as was the bruschetta. The swordfish was good, and the paparadelle with duck ragu was excellent. The profiteroles to finish were tasty and a touch different (more chocolate). Service is always attentive. The room is noisy, especially when it is filled. But everyone always seems to have a good time. Riccardo's is on our regular rota of Chicago restaurants.
  35. JS

    JamesS

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great find for us in the neighborhood in which we were working! We’re from KY and WI—we definitely will make this a destination next time we are in Chicago.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Italian in Chicago!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    BEST FOOD EVER THEY NEVER FAIL AT ANYTHING. Cheers to Christian and thanks for the food
  38. FD

    FaridehD

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Graduation
  39. j

    jackd

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Riccardos is a wonderful neighborhood family owned Italian restaurant. It’s always friendly with delicious food. It is very noisy t
  40. AS

    AmyS

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow! What a great find! From the food to the service to the wine list, everything was phenomenal!

FAQs

Riccardo Trattoria offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (773) 549-0038.

Riccardo Trattoria is rated 4.8 stars by 2311 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 34 times today
Google Map for Riccardo Trattoria

2119 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60614

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Clark and Webster

  • Neighborhood

    Lincoln Park

  • Hours of operation

    Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet parking not available

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Riccardo Michi

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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