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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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“pasta” (47 reviews)
“garganelli” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00All hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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1516 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610-1308
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Reviewed yesterday 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 yesterday

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 5 days ago

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 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very charming place going back to traditional Italian restaurants before the chains. You will find here great service and pride with all the staff working here. The food is great Italian flavor and presentation for your enjoyment! Both indoor and outdoor seating...More

Thank Rex M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate dinner here last night. It was my third time eating dinner here within this year!! I lived in Chgo my whole life!!!!! What rock was I living under when it came to choosing an excellent Italian restaurant????? Great selection of beers, wines and...More

Thank ChicagoDublin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If I can convince you to go somewhere else, that means I will have a better chance of getting a seat for myself. Of course the really food is good, and the service is excellent but don't sit outside in the cute little "garden" area...More

Thank jfle1945
Reviewed 12 June 2017

This restaurant in Old Town was just excellent. We sat outside so we could people watch too! It was like being on a street in Florence with the savory spaghetti and veal picatta served with great bread.

1  Thank BobnSharon
Reviewed 31 May 2017

What a great Italian restaurant in the heart of the old town in Chicago. We were staying nearby and visited twice in four nights of our holiday . The service was good and the vibe was excellent but best of all was the food ....More

Thank DerbyshireGazza
Reviewed 30 May 2017

We love this place, the food is very good and reasonably priced by Chicago standards. We loved the host who seated us. He just made us feel so welcome and he fussed over my service dog...that's the quickest way to my heart. The restaurant was...More

Thank 3Cousins
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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
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, 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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