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Topo Gigio Ristorante

#111 of 7,593 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
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 16:00 - 21:30
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Bartlett, Illinois
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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!

Thank 276elizabethl
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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314 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

Thank Bonnie T
Antioch, Illinois
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126 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice experience at dinner on a Saturday evening with friends before heading a couple of blocks north to Second City. The dining room is long and narrow- a little tight getting through the room when it's full, and it's full a lot because the place is so good. The vibe there is good. The staff was very nice and... More 

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Celebration, Florida
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54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great atmosphere, amazing fare, great staff - family owned. It was as if I left Chicago for a traditional meal in an Italian Ristorante. Delicious aromas filled the classically themed and lighted dining room. The hustle of service teams rushing by delivering to your every need certainly sets the level of service standards in practice here. There wasn't one missed... More 

Thank JereNelson
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Located in Old Town this venue is a classic!!! Incredible staff, awesome, authentic Italian food, right down to the cannoli's. Collectible Topo Gigio's and other historic items line the walls and shelves. Top shelf bar, outdoor seating and superb food make my new "must eat here" when visiting. Take in the Second City venue after dinner and laugh your dessert... More 

Thank Mark S
New Jersey
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346 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 629 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

This was my first visit here. It is located in my favorite Old Town area on North Wells Street. I ended up here for lunch on a Thursday around 1pm, because of the high Yelp rating. Thank you Yelp for guiding me here. I really love the Old Town area. My party of 6 arrived without a reservation, but, we... More 

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Gadsden, Alabama
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172 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

I consider myself somewhat of an Italian aficionado as I love to cook it, go to restaurants that serve it and I have even had several cooking classes in preparing Italian cuisine. It had been 10 years since my last visit and this third visit cemented my desire to go back...soon. Visiting in September, this was the first visit I... More 

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White Lake, Michigan
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

We ate here on two occasions during the week and would have probably gone back for a third if we had not run out of time. If you like your pasta cooked to perfection and a dozen choices of sauce combined with any type of seafood or vegetable combination then this is the place for you. The fried calamari appetizer... More 

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Franklin, Tennessee
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1,719 reviews
1,184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 619 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

This restaurant feels like a dinner at my house on Sundays. (Italian).. Being an Italian citizen and having family from Sicily a lot of the menu and more specifially the antipasti is very similiar to southern Italy. I had the pasta with peas and sausage and it was good not great. Italian American food has a tendency to 'oversauce" their... More 

Thank Anthony C
Vieques, Puerto Rico
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Had dinner here on my birthday...not impressed. If you are looking for a crowded, tightly-spaced dining experience with a noise level that makes conversing with your dining partner a little difficult this is your spot. I had never been to this restaurant and wasn't sure what to expect but I have no intention of returning. The meal was entirely average.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?