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Tutto Italiano Ristorante

3.9
106 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic
  • Great for Lunch

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About

Tutto's in an Italian restaurant located in Chicago, Illinois that focuses on serving fast, casual, yet authentic Italian cuisine to its guests. Here, the bright flavors of Italy and the Mediterranean are on full display, with classic cuisine guests are sure to enjoy. Pasta, salads, pizza, sandwiches, and grilled platters, Tutto's has it all.

While there are several great choices on the Tutto's menu, few stand out like the Italian classic, the Veal Saltimbocca which is topped with prosciutto, fontina cheese and a sage wine sauce. Tutto's also offers carry out and delivery service, so if you are too busy to sit for a meal, or simply want authentic Italian cuisine brought to your door, then Tutto's has you covered. There is also a large catering menu.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation


Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm;
Dinner: Daily: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(312) 939-4824
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Sonny Dervishi
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Congress and Wells
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Parking details
Parking garage next door and a public parking lot across Congress
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
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3.9  based on all time ratings
3.9
food
3.9
service
3.7
ambience
4.4
value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Vixter (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on March 16, 2016

I just went with a friend to celebrate my birthday. I love the atmosphere of the train car. Service is always great and the food is as well. Get coupons by e-mail occasionally so I used my most recent coupon to get a free glass of wine. I often get coupons for 20% off lunch or dinner. No other restaurant I go to offers those kind of deals.

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vipblueskies (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 22, 2016

I can't believe I lived in Chicago for 30 years and this was my first visit to this charming spot. The dining car decor is fun and the food is excellent. Loved the special - crab risotto. Yum! Won't wait another 30 years to go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 6, 2016

Wonderful ambiance. Great food. Friendly service.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 5, 2016

I live in the Chicago area, and have always noticed a train car restaurant, but had never been there. It was fun to have a weekday lunch in the ambiance of a real train car. I loved the Chicken Marsalla. It was very delicious, and the serving was very large. It made for a great leftover.

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vipRogerS (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2016

My wife and I went with friends for a little get together and dinner. It was our first time here and would definitely go again.
Our service was spot on - attentive, polite, knowledgeable, and friendly.
We ordered 4 dishes to serve family style. Everyone agreed that three of the four were excellent. The steak risotto was good, but not excellent. We shared a Dessert which was also excellent.
This is a nice neighborhood Italian restaurant/ sports bar, which based on our experience, I'd give 4.5 stars when compared to similar establishments.

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Ally (New England)
4.0  Dined on October 10, 2015

The food was good for pre-marathon meal. The server was not friendly. I follow a specific food plan and eat a large amount of vegetables. I asked him for a double order of peppers and onions and he ignored me. I took vegetables from my husband's plate in order to have enough. When he came back he said, "See you don't need 2 orders, you have enough." In my opinion, bring the customer what they want and what they will pay for.

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vipApotheosis (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on September 14, 2015

I am not one to criticize, as I prefer to look for the best in any place I go, but this place was very disappointing, to the point where I did not choose to stay and eat there.

The entrance is into the bar area which comes across as more a sports bar than a restaurant, which is perfectly fine. If you're looking for a sports bar to watch games at, this place seems perfect.
The dining car is back around the corner, and it was empty except for one woman sitting alone.
This gave me pause as it was 7:15pm when one would think a good restaurant would have a few patrons in it.

All the activity was at the bar. The ladies serving were very nice and attractive. The problem for me was when they unabashedly told a couple guys at the bar that even though this was an Italian Restaurant, there was not ONE SINGLE Italian Person Working there!! They said this with some amount of pride , for some reason.
That was the kicker, and I decided right then to pay my for the drink I had waiting for my date, and walk out the door.
I did find a much better Italian restaurant not far away and had a very nice, quiet, delicious meal.

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Paw26 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on September 5, 2015

Great Italian food served in an old fashioned train car! Our dinner, the service and ambiance was first class! We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on August 13, 2015

I've been goin here for over 4 years, since I started working in the neighborhood - the restaurant is cozy, the people are friendly, and the food is really good. The added ambiance of dining in a trolley car is the icing on the cake.

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ML88 (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on June 23, 2015

Very good traditional Italian food!

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on June 16, 2015

Excellent food, courteous staff, and quiet enough to enjoy a relaxed conversation.

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Seung (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on June 8, 2015

The food was very good and was a quiet place to have a good conversation. I would recommend it for business meeting or an online dating meeting due to the quiet environment.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on May 14, 2015

Food was great! Location is great! Bar was loud, but didn't expect it to be quiet! great place

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on April 11, 2015

Service was pretty slow. Went at a moderately busy time but not on a weekend night..
Food was average. No extra touches. Won't return. Fairly priced.

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kiki (Minneapolis)
3.0  Dined on April 10, 2015

No surprises, this was a good old fashioned Italian meal. We enjoyed the bruschetta and had a choose your own pasta and sauce selection of rigatoni with pesto. The pesto could have used a little more zing but the dish was tasty with the addition of the grated parmesan (that was provided on the table).

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vipYumYum (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on April 3, 2015

Have now been here several times. The gnocchis are the best Ive had, soft pillowy and not overly filling.

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vipbob21 (Chicago)
1.0  Dined on March 28, 2015

The food was bland and tasteless. I expected the bread to be warm like other Italian restaurants, but the bread was stale and cold. My wife ordered pasta with shrimp and creamy pesto sauce, it was very bland, she had to order red pepper to give it some favor.

The Waiter was very inattentive, he never said what his name was. He took a long time to come by each time we needed something even though the dining room was less than 10% full.
The place was dead when we were there during dinner time, 7:30pm on a Saturday evening, prime time which was ominous sign.

The only reason we went was because I had purchased a restaurant.com coupon, the only rules on the coupon was the bill had to be over $50, with tax and tip not included in the $50 total. I satisfied the requirements, but the waiter came back and said my alcoholic drink (glass of wine) could not be included in the $50 total and I was $10 short. I told him there was no requirement stating alcoholic drinks could not be used. He still said I was $10 dollars short, I ask to speak to the owner, but I was told he was not available.

I felt they were trying to jack up my bill, I did not argue or complain but not happy with my experience here one bit. I did not order any more food, just paid my bill and left.

I tried calling the restaurant several times over the next few days, the owner I was told, was never available. I left message, no one called me back, so it seems they don’t care about the poor food and bad service. I will never eat there again.

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vipChowdown (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on March 25, 2015

Revisited a forgotten place. Good place for lunch!

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lovediningout (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on March 21, 2015

Pleasant staff was very accommodating. We enjoyed our meal and the food was delicious. It did feel like eating in a dining car. We would definitely return.

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blarmon (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on March 7, 2015

On a recent visit to Chicago we had the pleasure of dining here. About a 4 block walk from the W Hotel on West Adams. While the restaurant was not very busy, the service and food were exactly what a dining out experience should be. We enjoyed two great entrees and dessert for a very reasonable price considering the quality and quantity. Italian food lovers should definitely check this spot out.

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Olivia (Atlanta)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2015

Great experience. Overall service was great, just didn't like that they didn't honor the group on deal. I loved sitting on a train car and the food was great.

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vipStan (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on December 13, 2014

The service was excellent. They prepared my meal off the menu, Spaghetti Bolognese, and it was excellent. I especially enjoyed the Oysters!

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vipUpSnoFn (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on December 13, 2014

We celebrated two birthdays at Tutto this weekend and the experience for everyone, nine of us total, was great! I've been here but it's been a few years so wanted to go back. The service was very accommodating. Two people from our party had to leave early to catch trains and the server took care of them first. The rest of us placed our order after the two who were leaving early received their dinners, it was that fast and fresh. We enjoyed the bread and cheese offered in advance of the meals. Our meals for the rest of us came just as quickly and were prepared wonderfully. They then brought out complimentary cheesecake for the two birthday girls and everyone had a chance to sample this rich delight. We were all very satisfied and will return when we're in the city again. Great location, accommodating service, not overly priced and generous portions will keep us coming back!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 12, 2014

We had a team dinner of 20 people and food was great! Everyone shared and got to taste many dishes. Service was attentive, but not obtrusive. We were in a separate area, so it was nice for chatting. I only made the reservation a few hours before the dinner and all was well accommodated.

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vipYumYum (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on December 11, 2014

back there in a minute !!! It had great food, service was perfect and i loved the ambiance. the caboosse look and feel is excelleent

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vipSaturdaynight (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on December 6, 2014

We enjoyed our meal here, but the atmosphere was a bit too quiet for us. The train car is cute and it would probably be noisy if it was crowded. I realize the Loop isn't hopping on the weekend, but there were only a handful of other tables. The food was very good and the service was too, but we prefer a more lively atmosphere. We'll try it again as the food was good, it was a good value and we found street (metered) parking nearby.

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FromRaleigh (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on November 20, 2014

Difficult even for the cabbie to find, but so worth it. Best veal piccata I've ever had...not the typical that's widely served....a less Americanizedversion. Delicious! When you walk in it looks like a local neighborhood bar.....but the dining room is a train/trolley car.

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LoopFoodie (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on October 25, 2014

A neat little neighborhood gem with tasty food, good service and in a fun boxcar setting.

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Artlover48 (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on October 18, 2014

We were surprised when we discovered Tutta Italiano was an old train car set along busy Congress Ave. We went with three grand daughters who split spaghetti with Alfredo sauce between them. The portions were huge and the girls had a hard time finishing the pasta. I enjoyed veal limone. The veal was very tender, but I should have gotten veal picante which was on the menu. My limone sauce was not lemony enough. Others had pasta which was delicious. The price is good for the city, but the entry is dark and kind of scary according to my grand daughters!

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OpenTable Diner (Detroit)
5.0  Dined on October 11, 2014

Great choice to get filled up the night before the race. Priced very well for a great amount of food.

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