The Florentine

4.5
764 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Great for Lunch
  • Business Meals
  • Happy Hour
La Cucina Locale Italia (Local Italian Kitchen)
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Breakfast (Daily): 6:30am - 10:45am

Lunch (Monday-Friday) and Brunch (Saturday & Sunday):
11:00am - 2:00pm

Dinner (Monday-Saturday): 5:00pm - 10:00pm; (Sunday): 9:00pm

Lounge Menu (Monday-Thursday): Open until 11:00pm



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Phone number
(312) 660-8866
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Zachery Walrath
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between Wells and LaSalle
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Parking details
Valet is on Adams St., available by the JW Marriott. Valet desk is located on the first floor of the JW Marriott, on the East side of the building.
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Public transit
Metra Quincy/Wells Blue, Brown, Purple, Orange
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

The Florentine offers private and semi private dining space, available for reservation from 6:30am-10:00pm Mon-Sun. Our versatile spaces are perfect for business dinners, meetings, cocktail receptions, and other social gatherings. Both of our private rooms are equipped with AV for your convenience!

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What 764 People Are Saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JB
5.0Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was very good. Excelent service. A little bit pricey but it worth it for the occasion.

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Chicago
4.0Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had our usual spectacular service and the food is very good. However, the exception was the Italian Cobb Salad. This may have been the most boring Cobb Salad I have ever had. The chef needs to rethink this dish!!

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RH
3.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

No vegan options- didn’t seem to know what vegan was and wasn’t accommodating. Tried to charge us twice for bottomless drinks- switched servers halfway through and what the original server said didn’t get carried over. Had to get the manager- eventually got it sorted out. After a couple of drinks serviced exceptionally (by wonderful red haired woman), she left and we would wait 20-30 minutes for a drink even though the restaurant was empty. Definitely worth it for bottomless price as long as they don’t charge double.

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t
5.0Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The restaurant was flexible on seating and the customer service was tremendous. The food was fresh, well prepared and flavorful. I completely enjoyed the experience.

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Chicago
4.0Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

I was very disappointed in my salad. It was labeled "Baby Artichoke." I assumed it was artichokes with the other items mixed in. In fact it was a lettuce salad with baby artichokes cut into very small (less than an inch) pieces and sprinkled through like the currants and almonds. It tasted good, but I never would have ordered it if I had thought it was just a lettuce salad garnished with artichokes.

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Las Vegas
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent the filet was our favorite. For dessert the doughnuts were the best. Service was top notch. We even had breakfast here the next morning and everything was perfect. Will definitely eat here again.

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s
5.0Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Florentine. An amazing favorite Yiu never tire of. Menu changes slightly and it’s like a first visit every time. The service also just gets better and better. Loyal for ever

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Chicago
5.0Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Florentine has definitely stepped up its game the last year. Incredibly attentive staff, food that is well prepared and displayed, and great location for business lunches. Kudos!

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New York Area
3.0Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Pizza excellent and good to share for appetizer. Pasta (bucatini carbonara and gnocchi) both slightly over cooked and a bit gummy. Carbonara sauce unremarkable. Good place to talk as not noisy. Would do drinks and apps next time.

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New York Area
4.0Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good food and service

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Baltimore
3.0Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Too expensive for what it was. This was a $111 meal that should have been around $60-70. That's a significant overprice.

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Chicago
5.0Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic lunch and the trout was amazing -- a nice size portion and so lemony and delicious. I ate every bite! My two companions also loved their food and the service here is impeccable. A wonderful added touch was when they brought us three glasses of Prosecco right after we sat down, after the staff heard us talking at the hostess stand about how we were there to celebrate my friend's new job. Fantastic experience, as always!

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Chicago
4.0Dined on May 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Music is loud and hard to have business lunches there

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NV
Chicago
3.0Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

The only reason I would not recommend this restaurant is because of the noise level! Impossible to discuss business--it was so loud you had to shout at one another. Need some sound absorbing ceiling panels or something. Food was delicious and service excellent. Very disappointed that we would not consider going back.

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JM
Chicago
5.0Dined on May 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best lunch spots in the Loop

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B
1.0Dined on May 1, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

Don't waste your time with this place.

1. Lobby and restaurant had a chemical smell - perhaps cleaning from the banquet areas? All in our party noticed this.

2. We all multiple steaks that were all over done, and came out in 5 minutes.

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Miami
3.0Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The menu just changed. I preferred the old menu although my food was very good. The service was extremely slow.

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Toronto
5.0Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great setting for a business meeting. A few vegetarian options. Good service

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K
Seattle
5.0Dined on April 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Restaurant was good about confirming my reservation with two phone calls. Our party of five ordered 2 pizzas, 2 salads and a pork belly sandwich. We were all happy with our selections. Fresh ingredients and a generous bread “basket” to start us out. Service was friendly and efficient. They were also very effective with several different dietary restrictions related to specific cheeses, gluten and nuts.

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j
Chicago
5.0Dined on April 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and delicious entrees! The wood fire pizza was creative and the crust was tender and fresh.

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m
Chicago
5.0Dined on April 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints. Brought a client there for lunch and had another fantastic meal.

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Tampa
4.0Dined on April 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Very nice however or server was a little overwhelmed with her tables and so the service was slow. No one jumped in to help her

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BW
1.0Dined on April 5, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 2

Disappointing breakfast meeting at the Florentine. Although it wasn't exceptionally busy, the service was extremely poor and seemed very disorganized.

Additionally, for both my guest and me, our silverware was dirty.

The food was good, but it put me (as the host) in a bad spot when I had to apologize multiple times to my guest for the poor service and generally negative experience.

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T
Chicago
5.0Dined on March 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great experience! This is a great place for either a business lunch or an extended afternoon dining experience with drinks.

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Chicago
5.0Dined on March 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a work lunch - can accommodate a quick turnaround

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K
Chicago
4.0Dined on March 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good breakfast

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Milwaukee
2.0Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

The food was bad. They clearly used wilted iceberg lettuce from a bag for the salad. At this price point it should be better.

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KC
Milwaukee
5.0Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We stayed at the JW this past weekend for our anniversary and had a beautiful dinner at The Florentine to start our stay. Jamie was our server and she was absolutely fantastic! She started off our evening with complimentary champagne, which was such a nice surprise. Jamie then helped us pick out a wonderful bottle of wine and was so friendly and warm to us during our entire meal. She really made us feel special on our anniversary. The Chef came out to bring us our entrees, which was also an impressive touch.We really enjoyed the veal meatball appetizer, the steaks we had for our entrees, and the twice baked potatoes side. To finish, we had the pumpkin cheesecake which was absolutely phenomenal and a great way to end our meal. Thank you to the staff at The Florentine for a memorable anniversary meal and to Jamie for the exceptional service!

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L
5.0Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's such a pleasure to have an evening in a restaurant where the noise level is quiet. I'm so tired of restaurants where everyone is screaming at each other and tables are on top of each other. The Florentine provided delicious food and a relaxing atmosphere. Super attentive staff, elegant surroundings and excellent service. We thoroughly enjoyed the entire dining experience.

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Chicago
3.0Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Good spot for a business breakfast.

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PP
Washington DC
4.0Dined on March 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food. Nice atmosphere.

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BL
Chicago
5.0Dined on March 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

A bit noisy for lunch during peak times but great value and service.

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HW
5.0Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are from out-of-town, and will make it a point to dine here when we come to Chicago.

- Dr & Mrs Henry Warnock

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San Francisco
3.0Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Way overpriced for the value. Way way too expensive!
Way overpriced for the value. Way way too expensive!
Way overpriced for the value. Way way too expensive!
Way overpriced for the value. Way way too expensive!
Way overpriced for the value. Way way too expensive!b

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k
Chicago
3.0Dined on February 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The pasta was really tasty but the risotto was very bland. We had to ask for parmesan and salt and pepper just to make it edible.

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BF
Houston
5.0Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We spent six months in Florence recently and were skeptical about the food, but it was very bit as good and creative as the very best cuisine we had in Florence. The rosemary bread was a very good starter. The gnocchi were especially outstanding and the branzino was excellent. The ambience was very pleasantly subdued and the service impeccable. If it had not been our last night in Chicago, we would have been back the next night to sample more of the menu. We will certainly be back whenever we visit Chicago.

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R
Chicago
4.0Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great service. Wonderful food. Not so crowded as it’s tucked on 2nd floor of JW Marriott Hotel, so good for quiet conversation.

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KB
Des Moines
5.0Dined on February 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love coming to The Florentine!!

Great waiters and always very solid food!

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TL
Chicago
5.0Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Return once again for the great food offered by The Florentine. The service this time around was outstanding - attentive, prompt and incredibly pleasant. The noise level was louder than previous visits, making it somewhat difficult to hear my guest during our lunch. But the food is incredible!

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p
Chicago
5.0Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been here annually, and the food has been consistently delicious. The environment is perfect for dating/friends gathering, and the service has always been very friendly and accommodating.

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