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252 W 26th St, Chicago, IL 60616-2204
+1 312-225-5555
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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“breaded steak” (21 reviews)
“sandwich” (41 reviews)
“fries” (22 reviews)
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Italian, American, Pizza
252 W 26th St, Chicago, IL 60616-2204
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having never been to Chicago, I was told this is a must eat! And boy was it! You have a thin sliced steak that has been battered and then deep-fried covered in marinara and cheese and it is amazing! Sadly, I was unable to finish...More

Thank Joseph M
Sam R, Owner at Ricobene's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hey there, Joseph! We're glad you thought of us when you came to Chicago for the first time. It sounds like you had quite the breaded steak experience. Thanks for taking the time to share. Best, Ricobene's

Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Saw this place on an older episode of Parts Unknown so I decided to check it out. The fried steak sandwich is great. I picked it up and it felt like a soft brick in the wrapper. Opened it up and it was a nice...More

Thank Derek T
Sam R, Owner at Ricobene's, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

Derek, we're so happy you came into check out the breaded steak sandwich! It looks like you had the experience that you were looking for and enjoyed everything from start to finish. We hope to see you again sometime soon. Best, Ricobene's

Reviewed 13 October 2017

The breaded sandwich is Huge, enough to share or take home for lunch the next day. It was a very good tasting sandwich as well as big. Pizza was also tried, it was very good as well. The restaurant has free parking across the street...More

Thank bellame
Sam R, Owner at Ricobene's, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Hey there! We're happy that you liked the breaded steak sandwich and were able to take some home for later. Thanks so much for sharing your experience and recommendation. See you next time, Ricobene's

Reviewed 11 October 2017

Walk into this place and ask what their specials are. I got a "steak" sandwich and fries. I hope you are hungry, because I got the small size and was full for 7 hours. Fun atmosphere, great food!

Thank Brian S
Sam R, Owner at Ricobene's, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2017

Brian, we're so glad you stopped in! It's great you left full and happy. We hope to see you again soon. Thanks so much, Ricobene's

Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Thin crust personal pizza was overcooked rendering it hard and crunchy. Garden salad was uninspiring (lettuce, tomato, onion, carrot shavings) but with a good dressing -herbs, oil and vinegar. Friendly staff. Charming decor.More

Thank Tiffany S
Sam R, Owner at Ricobene's, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2017

Tiffany, it's disappointing that your meal was not all it should've been. We'd encourage you to give us another try so you can really see what our food is all about, and if there is an issue please reach out to a manager. Thanks for...More

Reviewed 7 October 2017

I would probably never have come in here hadn't my Chicago friends taken me. It looks like a basic cheap Italian place on the inside and outside. However, the food was delicious. I don't think I've ever had a happier sandwich. It was so, so,...More

Thank Melinda M
Sam R, Owner at Ricobene's, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Melinda, we are so glad you had a happy sandwich with us! It's great that your friends bought you in and it was a sure success. We hope you'll come back to see us sometime. Best, Ricobene's

Reviewed 22 September 2017

Service was good as delivery was very fast for a burger and coke. The prices were good but they burned the burger. The do let you choose exactly what you on your burger. They have sandwiches and Italian style dishes leading me to believe anything...More

Thank Maurine D
Sam R, Owner at Ricobene's, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2017

Maurine, we appreciate you taking the time to share your experience and feedback. It sounds like this order was not all that it should've been. We hope you'll give us another chance to win you over a little more. Thanks for your consideration, Ricobene's

Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

My friend Milk, yes that's right his name is Milk, is originally from Southside Chicago and said this place was, is, and always will be the best beef sand. Well he was right!!!! Recommend the beef sand with a side of gravy. BadaBing!

Thank Brandt B
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Ricobene's never disappoints. Went there the first time for the steak sandwich but now my go-to is the chicken Vesuvio sandwich. Two Thin breaded chicken patties mayonnaise tomato lettuce onion on a garlic bun. Heaven

Thank werjammin1993
Sam R, Owner at Ricobene's, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2017

Hey there! We really appreciate your support and are glad you made it in for the breaded steak sandwich. However, it's great your favorite is the chicken Vesuvio. Thanks so much for taking a few moments to share. Best, Ricobene's

Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Our first meal in Chicago was enjoyed at Ricobene's. Simply delish! Huge portions, delicious flavour, variety and reasonably priced. Well worth the walk!

Thank Val M
Sam R, Owner at Ricobene's, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2017

Val, it's wonderful that you made us your first meal when you got to town! We're glad it was filled with lots of flavors and left you with a good impressed. Thanks for taking the time to share. Best, Ricobene's

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16 October 2017|
Response from sunhead | Reviewed this property |
You are going to have to contact them directly. I am sure pricing depends on day, time, food choices and what you want included. I did attend a baby shower here and it was very well run. 312-225-5555
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:30
09:00 - 00:30
09:00 - 00:30
09:00 - 00:30
09:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 252 W 26th St, Chicago, IL 60616-2204
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: +1 312-225-5555
For decades, Ricobene's has been feeding folks the kind of stick-to-the-ribs, succulent sustenance you can only find in Chicago. Enjoy!
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