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Topo Gigio Ristorante

1516 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610-1308
+1 312-266-9355
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (47 reviews)
“garganelli” (4 reviews)
“tiramisu” (13 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1516 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610-1308
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I learned about this wonderful restaurant several years ago. I make a point to eat there every time I'm in Chicago. The veal piccata was light and delicious. The chicken and spinach dish that my sister had was equally as good. The service was very...More

Thank Karenthered
Reviewed 3 days ago

Stopped by with my wife and son for an early Sunday evening meal, prior to seeing a show at The Second City. The staff were friendly and relaxed, greeting us with a warm welcome, exactly what I would expect from a neighborhood spot that has...More

Thank Keith T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Topo Gigio is a busy Italian restaurant in the heart of Chicago's Old Town. Well prepared food (in huge portions), and good service (with no pretension) gives the place a nice neighborhood-y feel. The menu is vast so there is something here for everyone's palate....More

Thank John K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sat outside on the patio, beautiful night. Inside seemed more quiet and intimate where outside was fun and lively. Excellent service and delicious food! I had a veal special with a flavorful lemon wine sauce. My husband had a stuffed chicken dish that was equally...More

Thank Anne S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a Topo Gigio figure (I'm not going to call it a doll) when I was a little kid, so this was an intriguing find. And what a find! Great Italian, fresh pasta, large wine list, superb service, outdoor seating. I had the Lake...More

Thank pooop
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Comfortable & charming decor. Waitstaff was abundant.This place was nearly full at 7:00 on a Wednesday evening. Good size portions & we couldn't finish. Do not miss going here.The appetizers were very good. We had Smoked salmon had rye toast & spice butter with a...More

Thank Bill T
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Felt like we were back in Italy. Real deal from staff, music, to food. Outstanding authentic Italian cuisine. Will be returning!!!!

Thank P G
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

This is a very charming place going back to traditional Italian restaurants before the chains. You will find here great service and pride with all the staff working here. The food is great Italian flavor and presentation for your enjoyment! Both indoor and outdoor seating...More

Thank Rex M
Reviewed 28 June 2017

We ate dinner here last night. It was my third time eating dinner here within this year!! I lived in Chgo my whole life!!!!! What rock was I living under when it came to choosing an excellent Italian restaurant????? Great selection of beers, wines and...More

Thank ChicagoDublin
Reviewed 27 June 2017

If I can convince you to go somewhere else, that means I will have a better chance of getting a seat for myself. Of course the really food is good, and the service is excellent but don't sit outside in the cute little "garden" area...More

Thank jfle1945
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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
6 December 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
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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