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Chef Luciano

South Loop
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49 E Cermak Rd, Chicago, IL 60616-2107
+1 312-326-0062
11:00 - 21:00
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Crawfordsville, Indiana
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117 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I tried this because it is within walking distance of MCormick Place convention center. It is a safe walk alongside a busy street. I had the jerk chicken dinner. Large portion. A bit spicy for my taste but probably fine for others. Chocolate cake was ok.

Thank MarkJaci
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We read a review in Trip Adviser, it was close to our hotel so we went. The place is basically a take out with a few tables to wait for your order or eat. You place an order at the counter and then pick it up. The selection was huge from Jerk Chicken to BBQ, to vegetarian. I had jerk... More 

Thank Saratori
Alsip, Illinois
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49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

There might not be a lot of seating, but the food is great a Chef Luciano's. There are many choices on the menu, and, believe me, you get a ton of tasty food. I ordered the quinoa plate with chicken, while my husband had balsamic chicken. Each entree came with stir fried vegetables and black beans. Mine also came with... More 

Thank leland9552
Atlanta, Georgia
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

This is a bit of an odd fusion place. It offered much better value than the food court at McCormack place but I probably wouldn't recommend it otherwise. Seating is limited and in retrospect we should have gotten our food to go and carried it back it the convention. Very few vegetarian options but worked in a pinch.

Thank 99mkw
Bartlett, Tennessee, United States
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3 reviews
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Love this place. my husband and I are in town for the weekend and came across this on Trip Advisor. couldn't believe my taste buds. One night I had fish curry and second night jerk Chicken. The tastes are amazing. Wish we had a place like this at home.

Thank Angie T
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110 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

It seems like mostly a take-out place but there are a few tables to eat in. The food ranges from Cajun to East Indian to Caribbean. The portions were more than generous. Try the ginger beer as a beverage.

Thank Silverchemist
Asheville, North Carolina
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433 reviews
394 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016

First, this is basically two restaurants, a sit down side and a take out side that has a few tables. We ate at the take out side. Second, by the name you would expect an Italian place, but it's a chicken shack with a few fish selections. Third, it's Indian influenced by virtue of the naan bread and seasonings in... More 

Thank R C
syracuse, ny
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2015 via mobile

I visited this small, mostly take out place based on reviews on TA. I had the chicken rosselini. It was pasta with chicken, vegetables, marinara and a generous dose of melted parmesan. It was absolutely fabulous!!!! Enough for 2 dinners, I finished it the next night. Service was quick too. Highly recommend!

Thank soxfans08
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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160 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2015 via mobile

The food was excellent and a great value for lunch. The ten dollar lunch special (with several choices) came with rice, beans and a drink. I had the jerk chicken which had an outstanding flavor. Why go to a fast food joint when you can have this quality of food.

Thank iliketoeateat
Baltimore, Maryland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 July 2015

The salmon dish was sooooo tasty. And the spinach was good as well....almost forgot about the delicious lemonade! They also provided ice cold water while you waited for your food to be freshly made. I would recommend travelers to stop in

Thank Robin H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
American, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
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Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 49 E Cermak Rd, Chicago, IL 60616-2107
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > South Loop
  • Neighbourhood: South Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-326-0062
Family owned and operated since 1982, Chef Luciano provides a wide assortment of food from which to choose. All of our items are made in house and made to order. Although we are a counter service restaurant, we are nothing like your typical fast food restaurant.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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