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About Tocco Pizza e Arte

The couple behind Follia built this chic, modern Italian spot in Wicker Park. Two wood-burning ovens churn out pizzas like the classic margherita plus there's a wine friendly menu of appetizers, homemade pasta and more. Expect selections such as tortelli in a truffle cream sauce, risotto of the day, fresh fish and steak.

1266 N. Milwaukee
Chicago, IL 60622
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday to Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Closed on Monday

Cross Street:
Paulina

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(773) 687-8895

Parking Details:
Metered Parking

Public Transit:
CTA bus: Milwaukee-56, Division-70; Blue Line "L" stop: Division

Executive Chef:
Bruno Abate

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Tocco Pizza e Arte Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.6

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

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Bar Seating (7)
Special Occasion (6)
Fun (5)
Good for a Date (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Cozy (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Business Meals (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Local Ingredients (2)
Romantic (2)
Seasonal (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
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·Dined 5 days ago

Food was excellent wine was a little pricey for house Chianti

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Delightful. The proprietor, from Ravello on the Amalfi, was warm, welcoming, and keenly aware of what tastes delicious. Fennel salad with almonds and lemon, margherita pizza, parpadelle to die for. Service was exactly what you wanted on this upscale, yet still casual place with a social mission to do the right thing. Highly recommended.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great real Italian food. Great service as well

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

This is a neighborhood gem of the highest quality. It is a fun, vibrant, affordable restaurant with great food, wine and service. The owner/chef Bruno Abate is most impressive not only in the restaurant world but in the social welfare and humanitarian realm. The work he is doing in the Cook Countyjail with the young inmates is both inspirational and transformative. Both his work in the jail and his restaurant reflect his humility and generosity. Eating at his restaurant fills your stomach and your soul. I wholeheartedly recommend this restaurant to everyone who likes great food and fun.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

This is the second time for my family at this place. The first time, maybe six months ago was excellent, which is why we went back. This time though, the pizza crust was not very crispy. It was instead, rather saggy and soggy. Even the first bite left cheese and toppings sliding off the top. Not at all like the first time, when the pizza was outstanding, thin and crispy and delicious.

It is still delicious. Just not crispy, which is one main reason for wanting thin pizza.

The service was fair. We had to stop our waitress for salt and pepper, ice for the water and red pepper flakes. We stopped her again for another entre and for a desert menu.

They were not that crowded.

Finally, the owner (I guess that was his position) while walking around greeting everyone; was wearing an awfully lot of cologne. It preceded him when he walked by and lingered in the air after he left the area. Not at all what you want to smell with pizza. Garlic cologne would have been better.

All in all, a disappointing dining experience. It’s not inexpensive. We won’t be back, which is too bad as the first time there was so great.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

always amazing, authentic THINNNNN pizza and great pasta's. I love the Cacio y Pepe pasta, the Carbonara is super light. The prosciutto is cut to order. It has a more sophisticated atmosphere than an Americanized place.Loads of Italians who eat there.
And frankly, the reclaimed wood and hipster vibe/super casual service in other places is getting a little tiresome( my opinion only)
Bruno , the owner is always on the floor checking quality,etc. and is an organizer for recipe for change, helping cook county prisoners learn life and job skills.

Tags: Fun, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

The food was delicious and clean. I ordered the fish and it was great- in other restaurants it's always coated in butter or oil. We sat next to the opened windows and it was perfect. Not noisy, great for having a date or catching up with friends.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

The service and food were outstanding. Plenty of choices with great additional specials that made it hard to choose. Everything was great.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Our waitress was wonderful. Joanna was attentive, knowledgeable and personable too. Our food was so delicious! We cannot wait to go again.

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vip
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on October 6, 2017

We LOVE this place and try to go at every opportunity. My favorite is the thin crispy crust vegetarian pizza, filled with artichoke, mushrooms, olives...but everything is good. Cool, Italian modern design. Go!

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Disabled Access, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Tocco is magnificent! The food is authentic, the service is excellent, the ambiance is charming and conducive to conversation, and the owner - Bruno Abate - is charming and makes a point of talking to the customers.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Third visit. First two were great. The service was very inferior to first two visits. Very SLOW and unresponsive. Food was good but pizza not as good as earlier visit.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Was in the area shopping for jeans for my son and needed a place for dinner and decided on Tocco, mainly due to the OT rating. Overall we were very happy with our experience. The food was very good with the only complaint being the lasagna noodles were overcooked making the whole dish too soft. Service was also very good and will be coming back.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Excellent as always

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 2, 2017

One of my Chicago favorites. The best ingredients, often from Italy, prepared with care. I'm a repeat eater here.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Bruno Abate never disappoints...my wife and I brought friends from Milan and they loved it. Very authentic cuisine and atmosphere

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 26, 2017

The staff was super accommodating, my cousin arrive over an hour late and they brought me bread and kept me company. Once we were seated, we were greeted immediately. Never felt rushed, or ignored. The food was absolutely delish!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 26, 2017

This is one of our favorite restaurants. Wonderful menu, friendly waitstaff, and extremely quiet . great for meeting friend and having good conversation. Highly recommended!

Tags: Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Tocco was wonderful. The staff was helpful and pleasant. We enjoyed high quality pasta and pizza. We were offered a complementary glass of wine with our meals.

Tags: Casual, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Tocco is our favorite Italian restaurant. The pizza's are perfectly made, think crust, just the right amount of sauce and cheese. Magnifico! Bruno, the proprietor, is warm and friendly, especially if you have been to the restaurant on more than one occasion. The pasta is freshly made and it too is well prepared. The servers are friendly and attentive.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 18, 2017

My only complaint is that service was quite slow as there was only one other table filled at that time. Another server was being trained which shouldn't have impacted our service. Also, when we arrived , there was no hostess as she was putting money in the meter. No one at the bar acknowledged us.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Always great food and friendly service.
Amazing pasta, veal, desserts.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Superb, as ever. Tocco has become our go-to Italian in Chicago: superior cooking, entirely reasonable prices relative to quality, and a pleasing, casual ambience.

Not to be missed: tortelli al tartufo.

[I add, as an aside, that Bruno Abate, the owner and head chef, is a force for the good in our community and deserves our admiration and support—but I stress that my favourable review speaks to the food and not to the man. It is just that the case for a visit to his restaurant is overdetermined.]

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Grilled veggies and salad appetizers were delicious. Pasta with sausage( they let us substitute with chicken) and steak outstanding. Lovely atmosphere. Trying to get to the outdoor patio but last two times weather didn't permit. Owner in Italy, otherwise a really nice charm to the restaurant.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Food was excellent. Real deal thin crust Napolitano pizza. Delicious!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 24, 2017

The best Italian in Chicago. He owner loves to make sure you're having a great experience. The food is delicious, can't wait to go back.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 23, 2017

One of favorite restaurants. Bruno is a great host.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Tocco is one of the best Italian restaurants in the city. The pastas and salads are superb and the pizzas make a wonderful appetizer addition to a larger meal. The room is spare but comfortable and the service is very attentive and willing if not totally experienced.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 17, 2017

The perfect place for homemade pasta and excellent service. We feel at home with Bruno's hospitality and charm. We love that there is so much support from the regular customers. I always witness a family dinner at Tocco.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 13, 2017

have eaten here a half dozen times and have never been disappointed, food is inventive and delicious, a fine negroni, tables are spaced well, bruno abate the owner is always there, charming and has great stories, a terrific neighborhood restaurant

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Always the most pleasant, comforting experience here. Bruno greets you and even asked for my drink order.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, People Watching, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Love that Tocco is in my neighborhood, but worth the trip wherever you live. Don't miss the pizzas - great to share. And the pastas are, in a word, perfect. They're creative, fresh, and delicious. Save room and share a dessert or 2. Tocco is also popular with young families - come before 6pm and you'll find most of the high chairs occupied, but it's pretty kind-free by 7:30.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Chef Bruno Abate creates delicious food from his native Italy in a Milan-inspired crisp Italian design location near the hot spots of Wicker Park and Ukrainian Village. He is a welcoming host, often coming out to greet guests. In addition, he runs a non-profit to teach culinary skills to inmates so they have the ability to be employed and give back to society after release. Learn more at Recipe for Change.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 30, 2017

Great food all around, salads and appetizers, pizzas, handmade pastas, entrees, desserts. And the owner and staff are so welcoming!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Consistently great Italian food. One of my favorites!

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Just a terrific neighborhood restaurant with an A plus pizza menu and onwvof the best Ciacio e pepe I have had outside of Rome. Wine list was limited but excellent Italian selections with great prices.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Good for a Date, Fun, Local Ingredients, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Birthday celebration.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 20, 2017

The food was phenomenal. The service while attentive was slow, and seemed rushed. But in their defense there was a hue party that ran the span of the restaurant. I would
Come back, perhaps on a less busy night. Their spinach truffle pasta is 😍😍

Tags: Bar Seating, Authentic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Great ambient very relaxing real Italian food.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Love this place! The owner is so nice and greets everyone, checking in throughout the meal. The food is fantastic, as is the ambiance.

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