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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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (36)
Neighborhood Gem (30)
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Good for Birthdays (12)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Fun (8)
Worth the Drive (7)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Business Meals (4)
People Watching (3)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

great Italian! Convenient to Steppenwolf. very attentive staff and nice wine selections . Heard the calamari is good, but was on low-fat restriction this visit!. looked good, though. specials were delish and would go again for sure!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Cozy, Authentic, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

I had the risotto and the wife had the duck, OMG!!! Absolutely fabulous. Fantastic food, fantastic service.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

Everything was delicious and the service was superb

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Outstanding service and delicious food .... will definitely be back again !

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Food is excellent! Rigatoni was delicious and short ribs tender and flavorful. Even Cesar salad was just right. Wait staff cheerful and attentive.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Everything was perfect! The service was wonderful and the food amazing! Will definitely go back!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We have been dining here for over 18 years and am always satisfied with the menu selections and the food quality . Gianni does a great job welcoming you to his restaurant , yet doesn’t infringe on your meal.....always a gentleman and runs a first class place. Small , quaint , and wonderful!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great food, very friendly staff. Very close to theaters and street parking avalible

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for a Date, Romantic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Trattoria Gianni is a local gem in Lincoln Park. The food is always good and the staff friendly.

Tags: Cozy, Quick Bite
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Lovely food and warm atmosphere. Our server, Matthew, was extremely knowledgeable about the wines and provided a humourous and efficient service. The food was fantastic; big recommendations include: calamari fritti, ricotta gnocchi and pork chop. The owner, Gianni, provides general, reassuring, oversight and a warm welcome and farewell.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Casual, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Pleasant evening. Excellent service

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Service and food was quite good, however the noise level was almost intolerable. You could not hear the person sitting next to you.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The service, good , & atmosphere was great. Felt rushed during our time there.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Everything was so-so, the tiramisu was bad, the soup bland and tasteless, don't think I will go back. Not worth the price.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great food. Our server Marco gave us the perfect amount of attention and we appreciated the information he provided about the restaurant, menu items, and drinks.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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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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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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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

All around amazing!!!!

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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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 (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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 (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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 3, 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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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 30, 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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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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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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 (San Francisco)·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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 (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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 23, 2017

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

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 23, 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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Everything was great, just be weary of splitting checks if you’re with a big group... the waitress’ energy will do a 180!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 20, 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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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 17, 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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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 16, 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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Gianni's is always perfect!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 12, 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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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great food Once again a wonderful evening at Gianni

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Comfort Food
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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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