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il Porcellino, Chicago, IL

il Porcellino

4.8
4.8
3927 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Il Porcellino, located in the heart of River North in downtown Chicago, is a neighborhood restaurant offering classic Italian-American comfort food in a casual setting. Our seasonal menu focuses on housemate pastas, vegetable antipasti and daily specials, all crafted with ingredients sourced from quality artisans, purveyors, and local farmers. The fun and approachable wine program encourages sharing with selections primarily from Italy.

As a way to offset rising costs associated with the restaurant (food, beverage, labor, benefits, supplies), we have added a 3% surcharge to all checks. We do this in lieu of increased menu prices. You may request to have this taken off your check, should you choose.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 74 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Wine Bar
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (312) 595-0800
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Jose Aguilar
  • Catering
    Contact ilporcellinoparties@lettuce.com or call 312.595.0800 for more details.
  • Private party facilities
    il Porcellino offers private dining for a range of group sizes and occasions — from small, intimate gatherings to large corporate events. Our private dining spaces are dynamic and customizable and can be tailored to suit your needs.
  • Private party contact
    Jeri & Katelyn: (312) 595-0800
  • Neighbourhood
    River North (Chicago)
  • Cross Street
    Clark St.
  • Parking Details
    Valet parking available Wednesday-Sunday. Metered street parking is also available.
  • Public Transit
    Merchandise Mart Brown Line Grand Red Line
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Offers

  • Negroni Hour at the il Porcellino Bar

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - Sat - 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Check out il Porcellino for Negroni Hour, featuring $8 House Negroni, rotating monthly Negroni special and select wines by the glass, as well as special bites for $6. Happy Hour specials are available at the bar and for dine-in only, Monday - Friday from 4pm to 6pm.

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What 3,927 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

3,927 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined today

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are from out of town and wanted to end our trip with a delicious Italian dinner. Il Porcellino checked all the boxes, and exceeded expectations. It was warm so the front of the restaurant was open to let the breeze flow. There are outdoor tables as well. The restaurant was packed, and so cozy. The interior had exposed brick and great lighting. The menu is amazing. We started with the artichokes piccata, and garlic bread. The bread was the best I’ve ever had. The bread comes out warm and sliced, then melted butter is poured over it. Main courses were Burrata Lasagna, Rigatoni alla Vodka, and spaghetti and meatballs. All highly recommended-especially the lasagna . Our waiter Axel was friendly, and attentive. I really can’t say enough good things about him. If you can, sit in his section. I’m not just saying that because of the gifted spumoni gelato.

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  2. SeanM

    West Virginia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This has become my go to Italian restaurant when I visit downtown Chicago. The atmosphere is nice. Staff is always friendly and welcoming. The food is great, from portion sizes and taste. I would recommend this restaurant for any occasion to anyone who like Italian food.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing intimate restaurant Great vibe and buzz Interesting menu with basic and unique Italian dishes Service is equally as good as the food I must try
    il PorcellinoResponded 2 days ago
    We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your time and look forward to seeing you again

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  4. SharonG

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I come here every year. Best old fashioned ever tasted. Food fantastic
    il PorcellinoResponded 2 days ago
    Thank you Sharon. We look forward to seeing you again

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  5. yibby

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was excellent, food was mediocre. I was very disappointed because I had been wanting to try for a while! Would not go back.
    il PorcellinoResponded 2 days ago
    Thank you for the kind words about the service Yibby. I will reach out to you privately about the food

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the absolute best time! Kennedy was such a joy - we can’t thank her enough. From the food to the service to the atmosphere! Just wow! They even surprised us with free donuts :) will be back soon!
    il PorcellinoResponded 6 days ago
    So happy to hear that you had such a wonderful time! We'll make sure to give Kennedy a shout out as well! We'll see you soon!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was our first time at the restaurant. We showed up 30 minutes early and they sat us down right away. Of course it was 4pm. Our server Beatrice asked if it was our first time. She took the time to explain the drinks options and the menu. She was very educated on the menu, ingredients and flavors. Also knew very well wine pairings with the food. She was very attentive, friendly and professional. Definitely a come back to this restaurant next time we are in town. The food was extremely good. Very tasty and great presentation.
    il PorcellinoResponded 6 days ago
    Thank you so much for sharing your kind words! We'll make sure to acknowledge Beatrice as well! So glad you had such a wonderful time, and we look forward to seeing you again on your next visit to Chicago!

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  8. BillH

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    An exceptional dining experience! Staff and food were outstanding.
    il PorcellinoResponded on April 5, 2024
    We are glad to hear the you enjoyed your time with us Bill. We look forward to seeing you again

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful place! Great atmosphere! Food was delicious. And just get the donuts for dessert!
    il PorcellinoResponded on April 5, 2024
    We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed yourself

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  10. IvonneB

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious, it was our anniversary and they gave us a dessert for free, it was very thoughtful of them. Wine was excellent; it was our first time there and didn’t have any expectations, it was a succulent surprise. I do recommend this place.
    il PorcellinoResponded on April 5, 2024
    Thank you for celebrating your special day with us Ivonne. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed yourself

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from il Porcellino using the Order Online button. il Porcellino also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 595-0800.

il Porcellino is rated 4.8 stars by 3927 OpenTable diners.

il Porcellino does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 74 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for il Porcellino

59 W. Hubbard St., Chicago, IL 60654

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Clark St.
  • Neighbourhood
    River North (Chicago)
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Wine Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Valet parking available Wednesday-Sunday. Metered street parking is also available.
  • Public Transit
    Merchandise Mart Brown Line Grand Red Line
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Jose Aguilar
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (312) 595-0800
  • Catering
    Contact ilporcellinoparties@lettuce.com or call 312.595.0800 for more details.
  • Private party facilities
    il Porcellino offers private dining for a range of group sizes and occasions — from small, intimate gatherings to large corporate events. Our private dining spaces are dynamic and customizable and can be tailored to suit your needs.
  • Private party contact
    Jeri & Katelyn: (312) 595-0800
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