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Tufanos Vernon Park Tap

#459 of 7,934 Restaurants in Chicago}
££ - £££Italian
1073 W Vernon Park Pl, Ste 1, Chicago, IL 60607-3405
+1 312-733-3393
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“lemon chicken” (21 reviews)
“calamari” (18 reviews)
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1073 W Vernon Park Pl, Ste 1, Chicago, IL 60607-3405
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Reviewed 10 May 2017

My family and I were celebrating my daughter's college graduation and we wanted to somewhere really special that has great food that we'd all enjoy. I found about about Tufano's from great reviews on Yelp, so we took a chance. We were so glad! Joann,...More

Thank Susan B
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This no-frills place is a little off the beaten path, but the food is wonderful! The extensive menu is on a few large chalk boards and every dish we had was excellent. I'd start with a Tufanos special salad and go from there. I had...More

Thank Carol M
Reviewed 27 March 2017

We came here before a concert at the nearby United Center and had a great meal. The meat lasagna was the special and my son ordered that, it was great! I had the fettuccine Alfredo and it was good. I like a little more garlic...More

Thank Cindy M
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

For many years has been a great place to meet your friends and enjoy a good Italian food. The number one of course is there lemon chicken which cannot be beat anywhere. Tried their shells with oil and garlic you will flip and if you...More

Thank dicksayad
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Yep I grew up on this street and still visit Tuffanos. Don't expect anything fancy like a tablecloth! Try to Chicken Picante, Special Salad (with cheese and salami) and the Raviolis or the Lemon Chicken on the bone with sliced vesuvio potatoes. Small bar in...More

Thank Mike D
Reviewed 27 November 2016

My wife and I had dinner here last night after going to a show at the UIC Pavilion 2 blocks away. Tufano's has been a pillar of the neighborhood for so long, and we try to get here when we are in the area for...More

1  Thank Mark L
Reviewed 15 November 2016

We started with the Moscato which was very good, but served in beer glasses.. I am not sure why. We had the stuffed artichoke, which was OK. I had the eggplant parm, which was Ok- but the sauce was not very flavorful. Like it had...More

Thank 476susans
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Perhaps a marketing gimmick but 4th generation and still going is fantastic ! Is is rumored that the current owners grand father did cook for Al Capone which adds to the great ambiance ! Very friendly staff handing out great zucchini Parmesan , Lemmon chicken...More

Thank Fredrik A
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Just can't get enough of this neighborhood family run restaurant. Lits of items with different kinds of sauces to make everyone happy in your party. Good Italian beer. Outdoor patio is a wonderful spot by the fountain nearby for any beautiful Chicago evening. Reasonable priced...More

Thank joshua916
Reviewed 12 August 2016

The house salad and chicken is the call at this long time restaurant. Great food and friendly service makes me come back from a long way. Hard to find the first time but, after that, it's like next door. You must try this place.

Thank dicksayad
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
15:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1073 W Vernon Park Pl, Ste 1, Chicago, IL 60607-3405
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > University Village / Little Italy
  • Neighbourhood: University Village / Little Italy
  • Phone Number: +1 312-733-3393
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