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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.
Chicago, IL 60614
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Valet and Street parking.
Halsted bus #8 at Willow. Red Line at Clybourn and North Avenue.
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
We had a delicious dinner, the waiter was helpful and professional great recommendations on the food , my wife had grilled Branzino with vegetables i had the special pasta tagliatelle Caprese oven roasted tomatoes walnuts pesto fresh mozzarella very tasty , the wine list as a lot of choice we order Sauvignon blanc from jerman very good , for desert Home made Ravioli stuffed with Nutella and scoop of pistachio ice cream delicious., over all we were very please will recommend to our friends .
The service was fantastic and the staff great. For the price we expected a lot more high end food. Calimari was luke warm and a bit chewy. My wifes salmon was "fine" not $28 dollars for salmon fine, but ok. Pasta was ok and the seafood in that was ok but also less than I'd expect for the price. This was less than chain restaurant quality with half the portion and twice the cost.
The host was accommodating to the beautiful outdoor weather and was able to seat us in the beautiful quaint garden area w lights and well spaced tables for privacy. The smells as you passed the kitchen we’re mouth watering. All of the staff was very friendly and helpful in choosing menu featured items to finding the bathrooms. For a busy Saturday holiday “sweetest day” showtime 7pm reservation we did not feel rushed or overlooked. Our waitress was great very friendly attentive and helpful and witty. Our food was delicious we started w arancini wait staff recommend and yelp and it was perfect portion for two people and filling w the side of endless fresh warm crusty bread served. We order the gnocchi w vodka sauce a yelp user recommendation and staff as well as the fresh pasta special w sausage n peas both of us finished our courses full but not stuffed. We decided on a cannoli and tiramisu. The cannoli was nothing special we would pass on next time. the tiramisu was creamy perfect amount of cocoa and more than enough to enjoy at restaurant and take a little home for later. We will definitely be coming back. 3 things we loved the friendliness, food and fancy enough for special occasion yet comfortable enough for causal date night.
I read great reviews on how wonderful this place was, so I clearly had to try it! My boyfriend and I made a reservation for 6:45pm but we weren't seated till 7pm. I don't know if they were understaffed or what! Wasn't a huge deal, I understand it gets busy. After we sat down we weren't greeted or brought water till 7:15pm. Once again, it might have been understaffed. That did bother me because we had been at the restaurant for a half an hour before any proper greeting. I ordered the arancini appetizer which was delicious!!! I also received the Caesar salad and we both got the gnocchi. He got the regular and I got mine in vodka sauce. The vodka sauce with the gnocchi was TO DIE FOR!! It was sooo delicious!! I'll definitely be back to try more of the menu :)
We walked in and they knew my name. Yes, I made a reservation, but we were treated like family. We were immediately seated to a great table. The server offered a fabulous bottle of red wine. Our meal was delicious. I treated myself to dessert, the tiramisu was so good! I would suggest anyone and everyone try Trattoria Gianni! We went before a show next door. Let me tell you, dinner was as entertaining and as wonderful as the show. The service was excellent! We were on a girls trip to Chicago and we truly enjoyed our dinner. We were all glad that we made the effort and spent the time with Trattoria Gianni.
GIANNI'S IS A NEIGHBORHOOD FAVORITE. FOOD IS ALWAYS FRESH AND CONSISTENTLY WELL-PREPARED. SERVICE IS FRIENDLY AND HELPFUL, AND THE AMBIENCE IS CHARMING AND WARM WITH A BEAUTIFUL OUTDOOR GARDEN FOR NICE WEATHER. WE ARE NEVER DISAPPOINTED IN A MEAL AT GIANNI'S AND WOULD RECOMMEND TO ANYONE INTERESTED IN A DELICIOUS DINING EXPERIENCE FOR A CASUAL EVENING OUT, A SPECIAL OCCASION OR PRE-THEATER.
We felt as if we were in Italy. Food was excellent. Host (owner?) seemed a little annoyed when I asked for patio seating which I put in Open Table request but then he was okay with it. The patio was just lovely and wait staff attentive and friendly. I would highly recommend.
This was our first time to visit as we just moved to the neighborhood. The outdoor patio is fantastic. This is a wonderful family owned restaurant in business for over 30 years- need I say more??? The service from Marco was fantastic. My salmon was perfect and my husband loved his steak medallions. We will be back- and often!
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