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riccardo trattoria

#237 of 7,682 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
Closed now
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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't go for Tiramasu; go for the pastas! Insane quality. Gnocchis are unparalleled. Really good quality and excellent service. Cool little establishment.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Lincolnville, Maine
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44 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful meal, start to finish at Riccardo Trattoria tonight. Had 3 specials - squash blossoms, aranchini, Fettuccine Aragosta - and the Fettuccine Alla Bolognese. What an enjoyable night and place. The Grappa di Barolo was a great finish.

Thank LincolnvilleTom
Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hello Id love some under Cooked pasta with a half glass of wine!! This pretty much summed up my experience at Riccardo Trattoria. Zagat claimed “think-you’re-in-Italy”. Well not so much. I have been to Italia several times and the scam they have fooling people in Lincoln park seems to be working. Small portions with far from superior seafood seamed to... More 

Thank bloduca
pleasant ridge, mi
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148 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friends and I dined here on Saturday night. Small restaurant but was able to fit everyone comfortably. The service was excellent. The wine was very good and the food was outstanding!!! We ordered several appetizers and all were fantastic!! My veal chop was cooked to perfection. Will definitely come back when i return to Chicago!

Thank drdotbrown
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

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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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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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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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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

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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, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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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