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About Trattoria Gianni

Since its doors opened in 1988, Gianni Delisi’s family-run Italian trattoria has flourished as a mainstay on the Chicago restaurant scene. Enhance your dining experience and opt to sit out under the stars in our NEW 96 SEAT AL FRESCO DINING AREA - NOW OPEN! Trattoria Gianni's menu features a diverse selection of regional Italian cuisine, augmented with superb daily specials and an array of delectable desserts to delight your palate. Gianni's boasts an extensive wine list, a full bar and a special selection of grappas. The restaurant has been awarded 3 stars from the Chicago Tribune, 3 1/2 stars from the Chicago Sun Times and has consistently received excellent ratings from Zagats.
Located in the heart of the Lincoln Park theatre district -- directly across the street from Steppenwolf theatre and a few doors north of The Royal George -- Trattoria Gianni's has long been a dining destination for theatergoers before and after the shows.

1711 N. Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60614
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Sunday Brunch: 1:00pm - 5:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Willow

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 266-1976

Website:
http://www.trattoriagianni.com/

Parking Details:
Valet and Street parking.

Public Transit:
Halsted bus #8 at Willow. Red Line at Clybourn and North Avenue.

Executive Chef:
Gianni Delisi

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please call us to arrange any of your special needs. We plan events for parties up to 100 people. 312-266-1976

Trattoria Gianni Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (36)
Neighborhood Gem (30)
Good for a Date (28)
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Special Occasion (17)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Comfort Food (11)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Fun (9)
Notable Wine List (8)
Worth the Drive (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Business Meals (4)
Healthy (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
People Watching (3)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
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Sunday Lunch (2)
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Afternoon Tea (1)
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 (Detroit)·Dined 4 days ago

We had a group of 16 for a family trip. This was a wonderful place to gather for authentic Italian food.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Fun, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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food5
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Perfect dining spot before or after the theater. Great Italian food and excellent service. we will be back........

Tags: Authentic
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food5
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

The food and wine were nothing special but the prices are moderate and the service was fine.
$8.95 is very expensive for a mixed green salad with four very thin slices of apple/pear.
The carry out food was put in a very flimsy container and the sauce leaked out into the bag and it
was a mess. They need to upgrade the containers.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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food3
ambience3
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value3

 
·Dined on January 7, 2018

All around amazing!!!!

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food5
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

A great restaurant. In the summer the outside seating is amazing. It reminds me of the true Trattoria's in Southern Italy. Great food and service.

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Casual, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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food5
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Food was delicious! Pollo Marsala and Fettuchino with Shrimp & Scallops. And the spinach was outstanding! Don't hesitate to have dinner here!

Tags: Romantic, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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food5
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 5, 2018

We stopped here before theatre, because of location. The next time we eat here, it’ll be because it’s a great neighborhood find. Great food. Delicious deserts. Service was friendly and efficient

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Authentic, Cozy, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre
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food5
ambience4
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 4, 2018

We love this place! Wonderful selection of old world Italian favorites and always something new and yummy on the specials menu. Excellent selection of wine by the bottle or the glass. We are always greeted like old friends and treated like family being cooked for by nonna! I had the gnocchi della nonna to start followed by the deliciously tender saltimbocca and some nice barolo by the glass. My wife had the house special salad and a delicious zuppa di mare chock full of mussels, scallops and a big chunk of tender tilapia. Tasty panna cotta for dessert. Don't miss it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Cozy
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food5
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service5
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Excellent New Year's Eve experience. Good food, good crowd, fun atmosphere.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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food4
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We ate here after the theater. My wife had the Rigatoni Alla Nocerina and thinks it may have been the best pasta she has ever had. I had the Pollo Alla Diavolo. The chicken was juicy and roasted to perfection. The service was exceptional - attentive without being intrusive. I look forward to our next trip.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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food5
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Trattoria Gianni is always excellent, and convenient if you're going to Steppenwolf. The Branzino was excellent, as were the grilled vegetables. It gets dinged a bit this time because the minestrone soup was not remarkable, and because I was kicking myself for not getting the pasta appetizer that I would have preferred. Nonetheless, the meal was very, very good and it is always a pleasure to get back there.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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food4
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great for pre theater. Always fresh homemade food,

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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food5
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Delicious food at a reasonable price in an quiet romantic setting with excellent service.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, People Watching, Romantic, Authentic, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Food was great, service was very good, and it is right across the street from Steppenwolf Theatre. We went there as the recommendation of a friend and were very satisfied. Everything we ordered was delicious. We ordered some of the daily specials and they were great.

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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food5
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service4
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We’ve eaten at Gianni’s many times and it never disappoints - best Italian food in the neighborhood

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food5
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

They just nail it every time. Everything is fresh and delicious

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 23, 2017

my favorite restaurant on Halsted street. Never had a disappointing meal.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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food5
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 21, 2017

The food was delicious and the service was fun and attentive

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on December 18, 2017

One of my favorite places in the city. This Italian restaurant is a must! Great staff, great food, great atmosphere!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Fun
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food5
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We were in the neighborhood for the weekend. Looking a table for 8. Pleased they had space. Classic Italian. Crowd older than most places in Lincoln Park but that is because, I am sure, they have great return visits over a generation or two. Good service. Great food. Negroni was excellent.

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food5
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Gianni's is always perfect!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 13, 2017

The service was lacking...took 10 minutes to get cream for coffee. The pasta was over cooked and the sauce was luke warm.

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food1
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Great food Once again a wonderful evening at Gianni

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Comfort Food
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food5
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great food and wonderful ambiance. Our waiter was new, just needs more time to hone his skills. Very pleasant experience!

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food5
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

It is a wonderful restaurant that has a very intimate feel to it.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

I've eaten here once before and it was very positive. This time also was very good, although some of the details may have slipped just a half-notch. We needed a pre-theater meal. We were seated promptly at our reservation time, which was much appreciated. Our server seemed to be working hard to be attentive but he had a lot of tables to juggle. Even so, we got out in plenty of time. We would have appreciated an explanation of specials and help with the wines, but what we came up with on our own was pretty good. We both had salads, we split an order of risotto as a first plate, and then we each had a 2nd plate / entree. My salad, with goat cheese, apple and pear, was tasty but overdressed. The mushroom risotto was a little liquidy but had a wonderful flavor. The beef filets with potatoes and mushrooms were supposed to be medium-rare; two pieces were, one wasn't. Delicious, though. We decided we didn't have time or room for coffee and dessert. We'll definitely go back. But believe that with a little more attention they could up their game even higher.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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food4
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service4
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Table was too small. Waiter knocked over wine glass. Did not clean up adequately

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 6, 2017

My friends and family have been enjoying Gianni’s food and hospitality for 20 Years. Food is good quality, unpretentious and consistent. The best grilled calamari in Chicago. Outdoor garden is a “10”!

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We had a large group. Restaurant has a very good atmosphere for a gathering of friends. Food and service were great!

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food5
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Good time for dinner with friends. Quiets down after theatre crowd moves on!

Tags: Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Pre or post theater or anytime you want a great Italian dinner this is a perfect place. Friendly staff and good service make the evening even more enjoyable. I recommend this restaurant to many people and will continue to do so.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 30, 2017

The restaurant is located across the street from Steppenwolf so it's perfect for pre theatre dinner. We had a 2 hour window but waited lengthy times for service. Unfortunately they were understaffed. It was our first time there and the experience was stressful.

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·Dined on November 28, 2017

Girls night for theatre and dinner. Two of us were New and two had dined here many years ago. Wonderful service with great food. Menu should include a few more choices and the Sparkling menu could include a couple of additional choices for sure, maybe from Valdobbiadene region, if I were ordering . Our expectations were met and we all marveled how delicious our different choices were. Great salads and entrees, but needed the few additional choices in the Pasta arena. We are all planning to return soon.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Tapas, Afternoon Tea, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 27, 2017

As always, the food and service was very good. We dined after theater goers departed so service was very prompt. When the weather is warm we dine outdoors and believe the experience is more than very good.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

One of our favorite restaurants! Great authentic Italian cuisine with homemade pastas and fabulous meat & fish dishes. Gianni is a wonderful host and the entire staff is top notch.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, People Watching, Healthy, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

A great Italian restaurant across the street from Steppenwolf.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2017

An outstanding meal in a classic Italian restaurant. Service is respectful and incredibly attentive, food is delicious and portioned perfectly, wine list is extensive and price point is beyond reasonable for Lincoln park. A wonderful meal and evening.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2017

I honestly didn't make the dinner (originally for 3). Friends were in from out-of-town, and saw LATE NITE CATECHISM at the Royal George Theatre down the street from the restaurant. I was very sick, and unfortunately, couldn't make it that day. However, I did ask them how the restaurant was, and they thought it was very nice. They said the food was excellent!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Service and food was excellent! Our waiter (Dave ) was very helpful and friendly.
Would definitely return again to enjoy another fine meal.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Location great, especially for Steppenwolf Theater. Food was mixed, some dishes terrific, others just ok. Service was excellent.

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