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“Tufano's” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Tufanos Vernon Park Tap

Tufanos Vernon Park Tap
Ranked #557 of 9,467 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$21 - US$30
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: University Village / Little Italy
Chicago, Illinois
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151 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Tufano's”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2013

It is cash only here, so forget the credit cards. It’s the real thing, no nonsense. Good old fashioned Italian red sauce. Fried Calamari, eggplant parmesan, iceberg lettuce salad, bread, olive oil, Chianti, and lots more. What else could you want? Oh, I know. Valet parking? No problem.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Joseph P
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Now this is Italian”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2013

stopped by for dinner tonight with some friends and this is definitely one of Chicagos finest Italian restuarants because when they say old fashion home style , they mean old fashion Italian.

had the Bruschetta appetizer and this is simply wonderful, fresh diced tomatoes with a hint of garlic on turano bread... mmmm ggoooood

ordered the Chicken with lemon and it was so juicy and moist ( half order good for 1 or 2 but you wont go wrong either way.

also ordered the shrimp alfredo and man o man were these shrimps large and plenty in this plate and the linguine was fabulous.

ordered sausage with green and red peppers and this was a great accompaniment to our meal. and of course you must try the cannoli with some good Italian coffee and wha laaa you have just had a sensational Italian meal .

great restaurant atmosphere, not grand just plain and home feel to it, cash only in this establishment and valet parking in this restaurant that's seated right smack in the middle of the block of this residential/ uic neighborhood.... the menu is written on the chalkboards up on the walls so bring your reading glasses if you can't see to well... buon apetit !!!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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294 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Great lunch venue!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2013

Went here on recommendations of locals. Was here on job assignment. Had the lunch special, Eggplant. Wonderful. Probably seven layers of eggplant block smothered with a delicious marinara sauce. Quick service at lunchtime. Just the right size portion. Would be a do over.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jim O
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Chicago, Illinois
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Always a Great Time!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2013

Tufano's is one of those truly great Chicago restaurants. Nothing fancy, but great food and drinks. Very relaxed atmosphere, although sometimes on a busy weekend night , you feel like you're elbow to elbow with the next table. But, that's part of the fun! Never had a bad meal or time there! Just remember to bring cash.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Toronto, Canada
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244 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“Just plain awesome!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2013

Had not been in a few years. The restaurant has changed a bit, but the food hasn't. Nice outdoor patio. Judy our server was so much fun and a great help with our choices.

The eggplant is the best I've ever had. The salad is amazing and so was the smell of the Lemon Chicken from the table next to us.

Thanks for a great evening...nice to go back and find the same great food.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank lazytraveller13
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