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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (31)
Neighborhood Gem (28)
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Casual (21)
Good for a Date (19)
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Romantic (15)
Cozy (14)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Good for Groups (11)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Business Meals (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Fun (3)
Healthy (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Live Sports (1)
People Watching (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

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 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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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

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 .

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food5
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 25, 2017

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.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 24, 2017

We had a tasty and enjoyable meal prior to going to Steppenwolf, conveniently located cross the street. The service was the best we had had in years by a server named David--get his table if you can.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Dinner after Steppenwolf was delightful. Maria, server, helped us navigate the many regular and special menu options. We asked to split items and were completely accommodated. All our choices and the wine, a Nebbilio, were very good and went together well.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Years and years of going to Gianni's, who keeps a watchful eye at all times, it gets better and better. The food is a lot like what my family cooks. I've never had anything I didn't like. The linguine with shrimps and scallops is a must!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Always a pleasant experience and so comfy and relaxing, especially when entertaining friends and family.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Wonderful northern Italian cuisine - always enjoy visiting. Friendly staff, always make you feel at home.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

This was our first time to Trattoria Gianni. I found the food to be average, but good, and the service was good - our server hustled as it was very crowded due to the Chicago Marathon. She did keep up, though. We'll be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

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 :)

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Tapas, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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food5
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Delicious meal and very nice atmosphere. Perfect for dinner before the theater

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Best gnocchi I've ever had in my entire life. Get it with vodka sauce

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Cozy, Good for a Date
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food4
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Enjoyed the meal. Lovely patio. Overall, positive experience

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Love the outdoor patio..not fancy, but reliable neighborhood option with availability

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Maria was the most gracious and helpful server. She knows the food and wines exceedingly well.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Food was decent but nothing memorable. When comparing this place to other well rated Italian spots in Chicago, it comes up short.
Service was friendly. Nice wine list and a nice outdoor patio.

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food3
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Eating outdoors here is always pleasant. The food is authentic from southern Italy and always good. They are very accommodating with modifications to the traditional dishes.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 16, 2017

All is good with Gianni, will be back
The service was not a 10 like last time we were there

Tags: Special Occasion
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food5
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 16, 2017

The service, the delicious food, and the ambience were all very good. This was our first visit and we will return often!

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Very nice ambience and good food! We always enjoy Trattoria Gianni after theatre. It has great ambience, and weather permitting, a super patio.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Food was fine, service excellent, prices fair and reasonable...we eat there before a theatre performance and it is wonderful for that. Nice place and we look forward to returning.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Quick Bite, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 5, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Excellent food. Great taste. Not huge portions, just right. Very accommodating and good timing for food preparation.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 31, 2017

The service, food preparation, and attention was all you could ask for. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Guissepe and his staff have a GEM of a restaurant and for 20+ years I have been enjoying their Italian food and ambiance when I come into town. Excellent food and reasonably priced.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Cozy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 22, 2017

the food was wonderful - fresh, uniquely prepared and some of the best we've had since touring in Italy. Server was very helpful and warm.

Tags: Authentic, Late-night Find, Healthy, Casual, Special Occasion, Cozy, Comfort Food
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 (Austin)·Dined on August 20, 2017

We had a large group of 12 and everyone really enjoyed themselves. No complaints on any of the food we ordered. The server was knowledgeable and attentive.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Had a great time with Gianni as a wonderful and fun host. Our server was charming and very efficient. The food was amazing and just the right amount!!! Topped off our visit to Chicago!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 9, 2017

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!

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on August 7, 2017

I've been enjoying Trattoria Gianni's for fifteen years. It's never let me down.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Enjoyed our dinners. The service was excellent. It was lovely sitting outside on the patio. Would come back here.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 6, 2017

We went for an early dinner after the theater. We loved it. Great place to relax, visit, enjoy the food and a drink.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Patio was pleasant. Server was warm and capable. Food was delicious.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Service and food were way better than visit earlier in the year! Ownership the same, but very apparent improvements since last visit.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Went for just a weekday dinner and remain very happy. The outdoor dining is great. The food is traditional Italian and excellent. One of our go to places.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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