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riccardo trattoria

#225 of 7,664 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Lincoln Park
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2119 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614-4611
+1 773-549-0038
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our reservation was for 9:00pm and we arrived early. The hostess was very accosting and offered us beverages while we waited. The restaurant is well lite and appointed. For a small restaurant I was pleasantly surprised to find our table quite comfortable for four people The waitstaff was very helpful with dietary restrictions and offering advise. The tomato zuppa was... More 

Thank Nancy S
River Forest, Illoinois
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338 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Riccardo's Trattoria offers superb Italian cuisine, with very fresh ingredients, imaginative preparation, cooked perfectly. The quality of the veal is very high, the minestrone soup is one of the richest and most flavorful I have had; the service is excellent. I did find it a bit pricey. Four people had 3 appetizers, one main course each, 4 desserts, and only... More 

Thank Henry F
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71 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Traditional Tuscan and Milanese cuisine in this small and cozy family owned restaurant from a chef who started in Milan. You can hear the chef conversing in Italian by the kitchen. The braised short ribs melt in your mouth. The pastas are home made and my daughters gnocchi packs a lot of flavor Brings back the delicious flavors of our... More 

Thank Grace K
Olympia Fields, Illinois
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

How, after all these years, can a restaurant be so consistently awesome? The menu is extensive, everything is prepared in the finest manner and served piping hot. it never fails. I would go here every weekend if I could. Thank you for never disappointing.

Thank sneeze3
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240 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Like being in Italy! I wish I had made notes right after I ate here but alas I did not so I can't write about specific dishes. I would happily return here. Our party of two sampled several appetizers and pastas, everything was delicious, beautifully presented and served by a friendly waiter (with Italian accent). Highly recommended.

Thank CAGreens
Toronto, Ontario
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

A quaint little restaurant in a quiet neighborhood. The food was very good and the service was excellent.

Thank SusanRR9
Atlanta, Georgia
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68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

group of 12 - server handled us perfectly - good pacing, appetizers were very good, everyone enjoyed their meals - is a small, comfy place. Everyone loved it - would come back anytime in Chicago.

Thank mgrindell
Schaumburg, Illinois
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

This is my favorite small, quaint restaurant in Chicago. Authentic Italian Food! No fancy sauces just wonderfully fresh, food that are old family recipes. I also think it is the best wait service I have ever had. The waiters are professional and not intrusive. They don't make a big deal out of their wonderful menu. The arugula salad with shaved... More 

Thank Beowoulf1962
Chicago, Illinois
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157 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Bottom Line: Very good food at reasonable prices in a lively and fun environment. Perfect for a date nice or nice celebration. Food: Pretty large menu with most of your Italian favorites. Pastas were cooked to a perfect al dente. Sauces were also well done. The Rigatoni Buttera was excellent. Tuna Tartare was also good, but served a bit on... More 

Thank KrisK_8
Nashville, Tennessee
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

On a recent trip to Chicago, we dined at Riccardo Trattoria. It is a small, intimate restaurant in Lincoln Park. Most of the patrons were obviously regulars. In fact, Riccardo himself was dining with a group of family members and was very engaging when we spoke with him. The menu is extensive and excellent. The wine list, though small, has... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2119 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614-4611
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Lincoln Park
  • Neighbourhood: Lincoln Park
  • Phone Number: +1 773-549-0038

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Staying in Lincoln Park

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Lincoln Park
Head to the North Side of Chicago for a stroll through one of the city’s greenest neighborhoods. Lincoln Park boasts over 1200 acres of green space complete with a free zoo open to visitors year-round. This pedestrian-friendly neighborhood is lined with parks, row homes, boutiques, taverns, and nature. Lincoln Park itself borders the lakefront area offering peaceful views of the water and the Chicago skyline. The Lincoln Park Conservatory is one of the most popular attractions in the area, with the Chicago History Museum a close second. Armitage Avenue is where you’ll find great shopping from high-end retailers and small boutiques, whereas Clark Street houses cafes and restaurants. For more highbrow entertainment, walk along Lincoln Avenue to find some of Chicago’s finer museums and theaters.
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