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Topo Gigio Ristorante

#124 of 7,630 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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Near North Side
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1516 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610-1308
+1 312-266-9355
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11:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 16:00 - 21:30
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Crown Point, Indiana, United States
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91 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stopped here for dinner after a show in Lincoln Park. The place was absolutely packed - the bar was packed and the restaurant was too. It was worth the wait. Everything was delicious from the lightly fried calamari appetizer to the tortellini soup to the pasta entrees. Fantastic service. Definitely worth a visit.

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Thank Barb F
Chicago, Illinois
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2,227 reviews
1,216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,444 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A longtime friend of my wife invited her out for a birthday lunch. "Where do you want to go?" she asked my wife. "It's your choice," my wife said. My wife's friend knows the city. She worked downtown for 20 years. But she has lived in the north suburbs for a long time. But one of her favorite spots is... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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159 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been told that this place was great. Having never experienced it before myself, I tried it. There were 5 adults in the party. Coincidently, all had pasta dishes. The dishes ranged from average to good, in flavor as did the four appetizers and deserts. I am being purposely vague about what was consumed because nothing stood out as extraordinary.... More 

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Thank Pietro S
Illinois
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136 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Brought my mom here before a show. The food was great! I had the tortellini and it was delicious. My mom had the eggplant and said it was the best she's ever had. My other half had the spaghetti and loved it. The bruschetta app was fresh and delicious. The service was slow, but friendly. Would definitely go back!

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Thank Itravelalot1981
Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been going for over 4 years and fall more and more in love with this place. Great for dates, friends and family. Get the Rosemary chicken and the Conchiglie Alla sarda!

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Irmo, SC
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Our party of 4 dined recently and 3/4 of us highly rated our meals, 1 indicated the spaghetti and meatballs was average. Reasonably priced, excellent service, very welcoming.

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Thank Debbie J
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Stylish, cozy restaurant. Authentic Italian with friendly staff. They were quick enough so we made our showtime but not rushed. Recommend!

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Chicago, Illinois
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2,227 reviews
1,216 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

The "Ladies That Lunch" have found a home, Topo Gigio Ristorante at 1516 North Wells Street in Chicago's historic Old Town neighborhood, and plan to have lunch at the iconic and popular Italian eatery once a month. The ladies, my wife Gail and her two friends, Judy and Harriett, have visited several restaurants in recent years. But they finally came... More 

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Bartlett, Illinois
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Every year my sisters and I go here for an amazing dinner followed by a show at zanie's with our adult sons. The food and atmosphere never disappoints! Wonderful old world Italian and the best Tiramisu on the planet!

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

This place gets very crowded and noisy. But if you go on off hours, it's not that bad. The food is consistently good and the service is consistently good as well, even when they're frazzled. I have to say the antipasto table freaks me out with all the food sitting out on a table that people constantly walk by with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 21:30
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1516 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610-1308
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
  • Neighbourhood: Near North Side
  • Phone Number: +1 312-266-9355

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?