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Topo Gigio Ristorante

1516 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610-1308
+1 312-266-9355
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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1516 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610-1308
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was told about Topo Gigio by the woman I was renting from, while on my trip to Chicago. The primary purpose of my visit was to check off yet another item on my Bucket List: Wrigley Field. And yet I had to see my...More

Thank Beaglehead
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My sister's daughter and son-in-law were flying in from Dallas to spend a week in Chicago and celebrate my mother's 99th birthday. So where to we have lunch on Saturday? Easy choice. Topo Gigio at 1516 North Wells Street, one of our favorites. Topo Gigio...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Seating outside at the little garden was nice and the server was funny; my pasta was good but nothing "out of this world". I could see the restaurant looked traditional so I had a big expectations when I ordered Bruschettas as a starter... It came...More

Thank AGF2013
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I learned about this wonderful restaurant several years ago. I make a point to eat there every time I'm in Chicago. The veal piccata was light and delicious. The chicken and spinach dish that my sister had was equally as good. The service was very...More

Thank Karenthered
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped by with my wife and son for an early Sunday evening meal, prior to seeing a show at The Second City. The staff were friendly and relaxed, greeting us with a warm welcome, exactly what I would expect from a neighborhood spot that has...More

Thank Keith T
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Topo Gigio is a busy Italian restaurant in the heart of Chicago's Old Town. Well prepared food (in huge portions), and good service (with no pretension) gives the place a nice neighborhood-y feel. The menu is vast so there is something here for everyone's palate....More

Thank John K
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Sat outside on the patio, beautiful night. Inside seemed more quiet and intimate where outside was fun and lively. Excellent service and delicious food! I had a veal special with a flavorful lemon wine sauce. My husband had a stuffed chicken dish that was equally...More

Thank Anne S
Reviewed 24 July 2017

I had a Topo Gigio figure (I'm not going to call it a doll) when I was a little kid, so this was an intriguing find. And what a find! Great Italian, fresh pasta, large wine list, superb service, outdoor seating. I had the Lake...More

Thank pooop
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Comfortable & charming decor. Waitstaff was abundant.This place was nearly full at 7:00 on a Wednesday evening. Good size portions & we couldn't finish. Do not miss going here.The appetizers were very good. We had Smoked salmon had rye toast & spice butter with a...More

Thank Bill T
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Felt like we were back in Italy. Real deal from staff, music, to food. Outstanding authentic Italian cuisine. Will be returning!!!!

Thank P G
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12 July 2016|
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Response from Jane T | Reviewed this property |
I'd say smart casual but, it's so friendly and relaxed, you could wear anything. Enjoy
7 December 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
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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