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Topo Gigio Ristorante

1516 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610-1308
+1 312-266-9355
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (52 reviews)
“garganelli” (4 reviews)
“tiramisu” (17 reviews)
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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 3 days ago via mobile

We had a group of seven before going to Second City on a Saturday night. The restaurant was packed with an energetic and friendly atmosphere. All of the pasta dishes were delicious, fresh and huge portions. Very old style homemade Italian food. The fusilli alla...More

Thank Denise T
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner here on a Friday night based on the 20 year old raving recommendation of my parents and it did not disappoint! Wonderful service, delicious wine, and food that we talked about the next day. We had made a reservation inside but the...More

Thank Sara D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate at this restaurant last evening. It’s an old favorite of ours. The service was excellent, with each phase of the meal being well timed (no long gaps). The mozzarella and tomato appetizer was great. We had a vareiety of pasta dishes that were...More

Thank johnsjam
Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious classic Italian food. My friend who used to live in Chicago took us here because she used to love the place so much and I can see why. The vibe is fun (albeit very crowded) and lively and you get the sense that the...More

Thank AandCNatoli
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family has been coming to Topo since before I was born. It is a great family spot - amazing atmosphere and great food. You honestly can't go wrong with anything on the menu and the service is always top notch. If you are in...More

Thank Margaret M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very charming little Italian hotspot in Old Town. The location is great. It's perfectly located on Wells Street next to a number of attractions such as Second City, Up Comedy Club, Zanies Comedy Club, as well as a ton of bars. The...More

Thank Finn H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good and attentive service, a generous pour of wine by the glass, nice atmosphere, but the food needs a little more attention. The fried calamari and the tiramisu began and ended the evening and were perfect, but wife and I had pasta dishes that were...More

Thank joszeph_pelikan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was delicious, and the wait staff was very nice. The restaurant has a good vibe. Wide selection on the menu. Great place to eat before a show at Second City. Just a block or two away.

Thank bkmartin77
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was very busy for a Thursday night. Service was attentive and friendly Wine prices were reasonable. The food was very good, pasta, fish, and a veal chop and the portions were mighty. It was crowded, and the tables were tightly packed, so it was...More

Thank IndyRicardo70
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Topo Gigio was recommended by the Hotel Lincoln staff. Since it is within walking distance we decided to give it a try and it was a great choice! The seasonal butternut squash ravioli was amazing and my my daughter's pasra was delicious as well. Recommend...More

Thank K9247LPjenniferf
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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, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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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