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For 2
7:00 PM
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1594 reviews
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$30 and under
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tesori trattoria & bar is chicago loop’s premier italian-inspired restaurant and bar located off the chicago cultural mile, home to the art institute, chicago symphony orchestra and millennium park. its uniquely modern take on rustic, italian food borrows from italy's various regional influences and traditions to create an authentic experience. the lively bar features handcrafted cocktails, a curated menu of local craft beer and an extensive italian-driven wine list. enjoy weekend brunch italian-style with its unique brunch menu. tesori’s three open event spaces including an enclosed urban garden and private event space also provide the perfect background for your event or gathering.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Italian, Pizzeria, Wine Bar
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thurday 11:30am - 9:00pm
Friday - 11:30am - 10:00pm
Saturday - 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday - 11:30 - 8:00pm

Full menu available in bar and dining room.
Happy Hour Monday--Saturday
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Phone number
(312) 786-9911
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Cross street
Wabash Ave
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Parking details
Valet parking is available for lunch and dinner.
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Public transit
Located directly below the Adams and Wabash CTA stop.
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Hosting a party? Whether you're planning an intimate gathering or a festive reception, we have the ideal space to create a memorable experience for your occasion.

Our culinary team can craft menus in the style of your event, or you may select one of our pre-set options. Guests will enjoy sipping hand-crafted cocktails with the urban backdrop of tesori’s patio, while the restaurant, lounge and private dining room create a casual, yet vibrant atmosphere for any size party.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Accommodating 40 to 400 people, guests can enjoy an intimate affair in the glass-walled private dining room, a semi-private event in the lounge or the urban garden or host a larger party in the route 66 main dining room. Restaurant buy-outs also available.

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What 1594 People Are Saying
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4.2  based on recent ratings
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipKelseyinChicago (London)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

We live near Tesori. It is our go to restaurant for excellent food, good martinis and terrific service. Lots of food options, reasonable portions.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Food came to the table barley warm. Tht ruined to dinner for me...

EdwardM (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Tesori has excellent service and very good food. For a restaurant just off of Michigan Ave, the prices are not excessive. It is attractively decorated and romantically lit. The menu is not especially imaginative, but everything is well made. The appetizers and salads are especially good. It is a great place for a meal or cocktails before heading to adjacent Symphony Center.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

We enjoy Tesoro when we are going to the CSO The food is very flavorful and interesting with a nice variety And the location is perfect

vipDaytonGal (Cincinnati)
3.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Just average food but so convenient to the symphony

musiclover (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Great range of foods and prices. I enjoyed my gnocchi with lamb ragout. Reception is very friendly.

vipHostessMostess (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

The pre Symphony crowd always makes for a bustling festive environment. Food can vary from being quite good to mediocrely delivered. Our server was great but her kitchen wasn’t giving her the right support on this visit. Nice wines by the glass.

vipWineLover (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Food has improved, everything else is same. Convenient for Symphony or ballet, but otherwise will go elsewhere

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Everything was excellent until the server neglected to tell us that the dessert we ordered had a 20 minute lead time (after we had already told him we needed to leave the restaurant in 15 minutes to make the concert we were attending next). He called over the manager who did nothing except tell us that there was a 20 minute lead time on our dessert. The manager badi

Duffpack (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

We were going to see Beautiful after dinner as a birthday evening out. Dinner was an enjoyable time. We will go back.

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Had a short time before a concert. Friendly, fast service and delicious food! Thank you!

vipJackM (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

We frequently eat here before or after performances at Symphony Center. Great food, good ambience and friendly staff. You can get into Symphony Center without going outside which is a plus in the Winter or if it is raining.

vipBBG60606 (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Decent food and a very attentive manager who steps in to cover service gaps. One of my favorite business lunch locations. I like the open beautiful layout surrounded by windows making it breath of fresh air coming here for business lunches from typical corporate offices. However, breathing in that musky stale carpet upends the experience—time to replace it guys! I like how carpeting dampens noise and makes a place ideal for business lunches, but use cheap carpeting and replace it often :)

Scotti1998 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

tesori {'treasures' in Italian) was a great place to celebrate a birthday party just before attending Chicago's unique Civic Orchestra. All the staff on the front desk and at our table were excellent. The choices on the menu were creatively diverse and the light Italian beer went well with seafood. We were allowed to bring a red velvet birthday cake in with us and share around the table. The portions are exactly like what one experiences in the EU and UK: smaller than in the States but more carefully prepared, with better ingredients, a greater range of different tastes, and more aesthetically displayed (as the 'work of art' good food should be). We will be coming back to bring friends from different parts of the world to tesori. It is one of Chicago's 'treasures.'

Happy (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

The service was outstanding. Two entrees were prepared improperly, but the server offered to have them remade and both were taken off of the final bill. I would definitely give it another try.

RLEN (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

I've eaten at Tesori both in the dining room and in the bar many times and always enjoyed it. Last Saturday was a huge exception. First, my sister and I had the green salad. I ordered it without tomatoes and with dressing on the side. The dressing was on the salad, not on the side. My sister ordered it with dressing on the side. She had no dressing. Both of us also ordered the special squid and ink pasta with clams. My sister had a stone almost an inch in diameter in her pasta. Fortunately, she did not bite into it! We both thought that at the price ($28 I think) the clams were barely there. We were not charged for my sister's entree, so that was good. We ended with coffee and a lemon ricotta cheesecake--thought that should have been comped!! Will think twice about tesori in the future.

Diane (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

A great spot to dine before attending the Symphony!

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

Great service great food. Wait staff very knowledgeableedgeable friendly and not pushy. He did not say awesome

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

Tesori has been through a number of reinventions. This one is a winner. The menu, and food execution is fabulous. Used to be a go to convenient spot when going to the Chicago Symphony...the current Tesori is definitely a go to restaurant in the loop anytime. My wife and I were truly impressed.

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on January 17, 2018

We enjoyed our food at Tesori - the lamb chops and the grilled octopus were delicious, my daughter's salmon was good as well, but slightly undercooked in the middle.
The service however was terrible. I had to wait more than 10 minutes for the second glass of wine and remind the waiter I ordered it. My lamb shank was cold by the time the wine arrived and it delayed our dinner to make us rush in the end, unnecessarily, to make our show.