Quartino

4.6
7807 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Group Bookings
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
Quartino, an urban Italian restaurant and wine bar, is the creation of Hugo Ralli, Steve Lombardo (owners of Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse, Hugo’s Frog Bar & Fish House, LUXBAR) and Exec Chef / Partner John Coletta. Quartino combines the best of Italy’s osteria and enoteca to offer an authentic everyday Italian food and wine experience. “Where wine is cheaper than water” Throughout Europe, in bistro after osteria after enoteca, fresh local wines of high quality and unique characteristics are priced as a less expensive alternative to bottled water. Reservation requests for patio seating are not accepted. Patio seating is first come, first serve.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Tapas / Small Plates, Cocktail Bar
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Hours of Operation
Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 1:00am, Sunday: 5:00pm - 12:00am; Bar Daily: 3:00pm - 2:00am
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Phone number
(312) 698-5000
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Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
John Coletta
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Private Party Facilities
Quartino embraces the true essence and environment of an authentic Italian urban ristorante, pizzeria and wine bar in quintessential Gibsons Restaurant Group style. Quartino can accommodate private parties of 10-100 guests for luncheons, cocktail & antipasti parties, and dinner.
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Private Party Contact
Valerie Prescott: (888) 641-3569
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Parking Details
Valet Parking is available $14.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
7.4

Cater to your basic needs with small plates Italian food in River North.

Ratings 7.0-7.5:These are your neighborhood standbys - the places that you’ll happily hit for some pasta or a quick salad, but not a restaurant you are bringing your parents or (god forbid) a date to. The true embodiment of good but not great.
What 7807 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.5
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this place

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Chicago
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always great food

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C
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The atmosphere was great and so was the food. Fun dinner and a great authentic Chicago feel.

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very good place. They serve food in small portions, but it’s less expensive then normal meal, so you can try different dishes. There were a bit noisy, but we seated near huge party. Overall very good.

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SB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Spencer was our server, and she was great. My husband and I had been before (for my 40th before Hamilton), and we knew we had to bring my in-laws and daughter over Fall Break. It lived up to our high expectations and exceeded them. My FIL loved his fettuccine al fredo, and my MIL loved her romaine heart salad. We also had other dishes and a carafe of wine. We shared everything, and it was all delicious. And the check was very reasonable (almost half was the cost of the liter of wine). Highly recommend.

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PP
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Never been disappointed. Food is delicious. Wait staff friendly and know the menu inside and out.

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PH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent menu with a great blend of traditional foods done in a unique and high (very) way. All dishes we tried, 7 in total, were excellent.

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D
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Good food and reasonably priced but very loud.

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M
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Have eaten here before so decided to take work group here. Menu offers something for every diner. Group enjoyed family style allowing all to share their picks

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CN
Milwaukee
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

So many restaurants (in Chicago), so little time. We have our favorites, but didn't want to go far from the hotel so we gave Quartino a chance. No regrets! Loved the portion sizes so we could try a variety of appetizers and entrees. Go! You won't regret it.

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WC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Too loud, had to shout across a small 2-top. But food and service were excellent, as always.

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W
Chicago
63 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Had a great evening. The food was very good, got to sample a variety of dishes. Service was amazing, helpful with allergies. Helped make the birthday celebration a success.

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RM
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We’ve had 4 or 5 meals here—all excellent meals and fun. The party of 12 for my daughter’s birthday went very smoothly and was great. Sharing plates promotes congeniality and conversation; it makes you feel part of the action. I would recommend Quartino for business meals and first-time meetings. A truly relaxed meal.

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KK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great night!! We ordered 8 different kinds of pasta- and truly enjoyed every single one!

Look forward to returning-

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C
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was AWESOME as well as our waiter. We went for a birthday and loved every second of it. We got a ton of food for a decent price. would 100% go back.

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L
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 1

Way too loud and food does not come out all at once - it is more tapas style wish should be explained on website. We could not share bc of various food restrictions.
Way too noisy and they put us at table literally at edge of stairs where everyone bumped in to us! Terrible

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O
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 1

Our food was delicious. The service was perfect. We were terribly uncomfortable due to the massive number of tables crowded into one room. The noise level was at a maximum.

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b
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, small plates constantly being dropped off as they were ready- served piping hot- So good for sharing. Great hectic eatery lots of energy!! Old world Italian dishes delish!

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DM
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Awesome food, love the large wine selection and that I can order by the ounce. The menu items are meant to be shared which worked out great because then we got to try more items and everyone was happy without being overstuffed. Service was slow though and we had to ask other wait staff for items becuase we could not find our waitress a few times.

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g
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

wonderful - place was recommended to us in our home town of el paso, tx. exceeded all expectations. we will come back.

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V
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Very convivial atmosphere

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JA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is the best Italian restaurant I’ve been to ever and I’m a New Yorker saying that-an Italian one- everything was perfect couldn’t ask for better. had the best time. The shrimp fra diavolo was amazing as was the homemade spaghetti-thank you so much for a great experience!!

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P
Jacksonville
33 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Second time we went and Quartino is still our favorite! Get food, great vibe, and a fun place to eat.

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G
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

6 friends in Chicago visiting from Kansas City. Highly recommend this restaurant. We had a great time, great food, and great service.

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BM
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Second trip to Quartino. Both experiences have been excellent. Fantastic value for excellent dining!

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LW
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 1

Sound level exceeds 80 dB. Very difficult to hear my friends. They have to shout.
Will not return even if the food and service was good

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AC
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My husband and I come to Chicago about once a year. A friend told us about Quartinos several years ago and we fell in love with the place. It is one of the restaurants we always visit when in ChicGo.

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AT
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great experience. Server was very kind. Food came out a little too fast for me to keep up but it was delicious!

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DM
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Nice for sharing and trying new things. Portion sizes vary but plenty for those not wanting to share. Good variety.

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G
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

So accommodating to our group waitress was amazing.

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NP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

We loved the food and the small plates menu. Lots of different things to taste and share. We all had pastas which were delicious. Only complaint is that is was super noisy!! Hard to talk to each other. Waitress was great-definitely fun place!!

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R
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

Our salads were fabulous, main courses mediocre, but the noise and crowded dining room made it difficult to enjoy the time with my husband.

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J
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Sausage and peppers, oh my goodness. Great tapas style Italian food.

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DA
New England
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Authentic Italian food and good wine list. Not fancy but welcoming.

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EC
Cincinnati
34 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is some of the best Italian anywhere. Love this place and will keep coming back. Very reasonably priced for Chicago

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TP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Overall fun restaurant, noisy and crowded but food, service and value are very good. Pasta with short ribs was excellent. Would definitely recommend and return next time I'm in Chicago.

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s
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great food and great atmosphere. We hit Quartino after running the Marathon and had an amazing time. The food was fantastic and everything I had hoped for after my race. I am glad we made early reservations though because the line was out the door when we were leaving. Definitely a good sign that this restaurant is not one to miss. I will go back for sure.

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m
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Fantastic food, service and experience! Next time I am in Chicago will be back!

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LH
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place for the night before the Chicago marathon.

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SS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 4

Waiter was very rude and unhelpful. Food was overpriced. Will not go back nor would I recommend.

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