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il Porcellino, Chicago, IL

il Porcellino

4.7
4.7
3142 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Il Porcellino, located in the heart of River North in downtown Chicago, is a neighborhood restaurant offering classic Italian-American comfort food in a casual setting. Our seasonal menu focuses on housemate pastas, vegetable antipasti and daily specials, all crafted with ingredients sourced from quality artisans, purveyors, and local farmers. The fun and approachable wine program encourages sharing with selections primarily from Italy. To help offset restrictions on our business resulting from the COVID-19 crisis, a 3% surcharge has been added to all guest checks. If you would like this removed, please let us know.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 87 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Wine Bar

  • Hours of operation

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

  • Phone number

    (312) 595-0800

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jose Aguilar

  • Catering

    Contact ilporcellinoparties@leye.com or call 312.595.0800 for more details.

  • Private party facilities

    il Porcellino offers private dining for a range of group sizes and occasions — from small, intimate gatherings to large corporate events. Our private dining spaces are dynamic and customizable and can be tailored to suit your needs.

  • Private party contact

    Jeri & Katelyn: (312) 595-0800

  • Neighborhood

    River North (Chicago)

  • Cross street

    Clark St.

  • Parking details

    Valet parking available Wednesday-Sunday. Metered street parking is also available.

  • Public transit

    Merchandise Mart Brown Line Grand Red Line

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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

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

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  1. MK

    MarkK

    Chicago

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant. I've ordered to go from here many times but this was my first dine in experience. Food and service were outstanding. Highly recommend.
  2. LS

    LindsayS

    Kansas City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Our waitress seemed a bit uninterested in us once she realized we weren't getting starters or salads. I did get a drink but my companion didn't. We both ordered entrees and they came out Luke warm. We could've complained if she ever came back to check on us, but she didn't. We were done with our meals for at least 20 minutes before she came back and offered our bill. I'm sure the food would've been superb if appropriate temperature, but disappointed.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a good time. The food, service and experience here has consistently been on point!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jessie our server and everyone who helped us tonight was amazing!! The food was incredible too! I cannot express how much we enjoyed our night and want to come back!
  5. TF

    TheFatVegan

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    E e lent food. Spicy shrimp pasta was amazing. Super service. Wine is a bit pricey for the quality of the mine list but will be back
  6. LM

    LisaM

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely incredible food. Maybe the best ever!!!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  8. AT

    AutumnT

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Business dinner, nice ambiance but extremely slow service
  9. W

    Woody

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great setting and delicious food, perfect for our last night in Chicago. Host Alan was a real slice of Chicago too! Caught a great jazz set at Andy’s just down the street after dinner. Will definitely repeat.
  10. AE

    AngieE

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    This was our second visit. We enjoyed everything about the place the first time so we were looking forward to dining here again. Food was great! The restaurant is very clean. Love the ambience and nice music playing in the background. Service this time was not like the last time. We had a fabulous server last time - but not this time. Not sure if our server was new, was having a bad day or just someone who isn’t quite cut out for that job- but he wasn’t very good. So… hopefully on our next visit we will get lucky and have better service.
  11. PM

    PaulM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    I have always like restaurants in the Lettuce group but will not return to this one. Food was marginally Italian and overpriced for quality. The venue seems more attuned to tourists who care less about food than venue.
  12. SM

    SusanM

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fabulous…food, service, ambiance, music…loved it!!!
  13. DN

    DaveN

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    One of the finest Italian meals we have ever had. Both the spaghetti and the rigatoni with shrimp was outstanding. Service impeccable. Highly recommended!
  14. CC

    ChrisC

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We just picked it out of the phone book, and we were very happy with our choice. The food was amazing and we may have to go back before we leave.
  15. LA

    LisaA

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and service!
  16. AD

    ArianaD

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved our waiter and his suggestions! I will be back!
  17. BD

    BarbaraD

    Cincinnati

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Lynn, made the evening for us. Professional, knowledgeable and friendly. Food was delicious and you must try the meatballs! We will be back!
  18. BD

    BirthdayDinner

    Richmond

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an outstanding experience here the other night. We came to celebrate my birthday and had some of the best Italian food we've ever eaten. My family said if we lived in Chicago, this establishment would be a staple in our restaurant rotation. We loved the dark cozy vibe, our server was fantastic and the manager even came over to correct a minor issue we had with our appetizer. So delicious! I wish we had time to eat there again before we left the city. Keep up the great work!
  19. LL

    LaurieL

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time dining at the restaurant and I was very pleased with the food and service level. It was very busy on a Thursday evening but our party was able to have a pleasant conversation. I particularly enjoyed the grilled Brussel sprouts. Was very delicious!! My chicken picata was excellent and my friends enjoyed the pasta dishes. Definitely will be heading back there
  20. LB

    LindseyB

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can’t say enough about this gem! The food was delicious, service was excellent!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience5
    We had one of the worst experiences ever at this restaurant. We were celebrating yesterday and the service was terrible. Did not get sat until 25 minutes after the reservation time. Then didn’t see our server for another 10 minutes. First drink didn’t come for 20 minutes. It was an absolute nightmare. We did not even get an apology or a visit from the manager. Looked as though other customers were in the boat. Used to come get all the time and recommend it to all of our friends. Extremely disappointed, ruined our night.
  22. M

    Missy

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was outstanding (Lucy was our server and she as one of the best servers I’ve ever had) and the food was exceptional. Definitely order the meatballs and garlic bread. And the martinis were delicious as well. This is a must try in Chicago!
  23. PG

    PatriciaG

    Tampa

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food in a fabulous setting. Loved the music soundtrack and service was excellent. Great restaurant.
  24. T

    Travis

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food with a very inviting atmosphere. Great for a date or dinner with friends.
  25. PA

    PATRICKM

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I highly recommend this place. Great food and service.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    We sat for 15 minutes with no greeting or even drink order. I clearly didn’t like my food as it wasn’t touched, yet the waiter didn’t even ask me about it - wry slow service for a Monday night- disappointing for sure
  27. RB

    RichardB

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, environment and service. Will definitely come again
  28. C

    Clara

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The wait was a bit long, despite reservation, but overall great ambience!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    5 star all around experience! I requested a large booth when I made the reservation and they delivered! The food was phenomenal, the service so attentive and friendly and the ambiance was exactly what we were looking for! Get the raspberry sorbet to round out your meal!
  30. LC

    LoriC

    Richmond

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    It was a bit louder than we expected. The lighting drew me in as I expected quite atmosphere but was totally the opposite. Food was good but a bit heavy handed on the rosemary on the Bolinas. Good for a close spot.
  31. C

    Chicagoan

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience5
    The service was so slow - without acknowledgement
  32. KS

    KimS

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Great food, service was average. Nice ambience and host was very friendly. Need a credit card to hold any reservation over 6 people.
  33. k

    klceats

    Baja California Sur

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We will be back! Vodka sauce was quite good. Cocktails were great too!
  34. c

    cree

    Cincinnati

    91 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Best lasagna ever! Garlic bread too! Spumoni topped off a wonderful meal.
  35. PB

    PatrickB

    Cleveland

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful dinner. Great people!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Flawless experience with food and drink
  37. JM

    JackieM

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my husband and my second time at il Porcellino. The first was on our honeymoon last year and we celebrated our 1 year anniversary there last night. It exceeded our expectations yet again. The staff was wonderful, helping us celebrate our anniversary. The food was absolutely delicious! We had the prime rib meatballs as an appetizer. Talk about melt in your mouth! I had the ravioli Al forno. Their marinara sauce is to die for! My husband had the spaghetti and meatballs... he couldn’t get enough after the appetizer! The vibe is just amazing and the drinks great as well. We will definitely be back, hopefully sooner than a year between visits!
  38. DM

    DominiqueM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    As amazing as I remember from when I went prior to the pandemic. Delicious food with a beautiful ambiance.
  39. R

    Rowe

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Our food was not brought out the same time.
  40. GA

    GeorgeA

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was VERY fresh, service was great, drinks were good. We told the hostess that we just got married, and they went out of their way to give us a great table. They also sent us a complimentary glass of Prosecco! Perfect evening....We'll be back

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from il Porcellino using the Order Online button. il Porcellino also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. il Porcellino also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 595-0800.

il Porcellino is rated 4.7 stars by 3142 OpenTable diners.

il Porcellino does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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 87 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for il Porcellino

59 W. Hubbard St., Chicago, IL 60654

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Clark St.

  • Neighborhood

    River North (Chicago)

  • Hours of operation

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

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Wine Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Valet parking available Wednesday-Sunday. Metered street parking is also available.

  • Public transit

    Merchandise Mart Brown Line Grand Red Line

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jose Aguilar

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (312) 595-0800

  • Catering

    Contact ilporcellinoparties@leye.com or call 312.595.0800 for more details.

  • Private party facilities

    il Porcellino offers private dining for a range of group sizes and occasions — from small, intimate gatherings to large corporate events. Our private dining spaces are dynamic and customizable and can be tailored to suit your needs.

  • Private party contact

    Jeri & Katelyn: (312) 595-0800

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