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Topo Gigio Ristorante

1516 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610-1308
+1 312-266-9355
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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1516 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610-1308
Neighbourhood: Near North Side
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Reviews (326)
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I took my daughter here for her birthday. This is an authentic Italian restaurant right down to the waiters with thick accents. The calamari fritti was the most I have ever had for an order. I highly recommend the veal piccatta (piccatina di vitella). The...More

Thank Ronald V
Reviewed 2 days ago

I have been to this restaurant several times over many years. It never disappoints, and is always fun, with good but unobtrusive service, a lively but comfortable ambiance, and lots of "comfort food" options. Recently I went with a 16 year old and had a...More

Thank kminder
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Chicago is known for extraordinary crusine! Italian for sure! Topo Gigio's is one of the best! Service and food is off the hook! If you can, dine with Tony in the patio bar. Perhaps the best waiter/bar tender anywhere, ever! Bravo! Perfecto! GO!

Thank George B
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a miserably cold and wet day in May and my wife made a wonderful suggestion: Let's go to Topo Gigio for lunch. What a great way to change the atmosphere and add some cheer to a dreary day. If you haven't been to...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here before second city comedy--my husband and I ordered specials--short rib ravioli & barumundee--amazing! Authentic & goodfood!

Thank Jane79MN
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were here with another couple and we had a fantastic evening. We started with some appetizers - pan-seared scallops with pesto cream, smoked salmon with capers and prosciutto, which were all incredible. For main courses, we had a daily special seafood linguine, saltimbocca alla...More

Thank MartyVV
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here last week and had excellent service and above average food for the price. The osso bucco was excellent and the spaghetti and meatballs were very good. There is nothing fancy about this place and the menu is pretty standard, but they do a...More

Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

I'm Italian and had the best Italian food outside Italy. Truly fresh and tasty food. Definitely recommend to everyone coming back next time in Chicago!

Thank Stfntd
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

We went there around 8pm with our two kids. No kids menu but we were able to do a split plate. Seafood special pasta and tortellini with mushrooms in cream sauce. Both delicious. Not ideal for kids but it worked. Reasonable prices for really good...More

Thank twincitiesmom2010
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Had a wonderfully authentic Italian dinner here. Service was exceptional and accommodating. Would highly recommend this restaurant for quality, service and proximity to Second City's MainStage.

Thank Michele C
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How do most people dress for dinner here?
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
Is this a Lettuce Entertain You restaurant
7 December 2015|
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Response from thefriedlands | Reviewed this property |
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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
Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, 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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