Such authentic Italian food, pizzas are truly exceptional.
I dined at Tocco last night and was very impressed with much of their service and the food was not to be underestimated it is amazing with only the finest ingredients imported to the U.S.
However I can say our night was dampened by the hostess whom I believe is one of the owners.
I had put a special request to be seated by a window or a decent view, as it was Valentine's Day and I had just moved to Chicago with my fiancé, we are always looking for quality restaurants. Instead we were seated closest to the kitchen, even though about 75% of the tables were open, and I had requested a better table if possible (was definetly possible). I started to take notice she sat all of the younger couples in this area and the elder near the windows regardless of time of arrival/reservation.
I can say the male owner is everything you want in an Italian restaurant owner. I noticed him doing above and beyond for the customers in his restaurant, he is the show for sure. He even has a Faema E69! (for you esspresso lovers)
As far as the female counter part. I don't know if she had a terrible day or if that's her everyday mood, she was very unpleasant. Smiling, being respectful, and treating your customers like a guest will take you a long way in the food industry. I will not be returning to Tocco for that reason.
Great choice! Tocco is always the perfect place for dinner or special occasion! Real Italian Food in a classy and friendly space.
We have been here several times and it is always great.
Some of the best Italian cooking in Chicago. Everything fresh and carefully prepared.
Terrific. Used for a client meeting of 5
Tasty menu and very authentic Italian. Enjoyed the curry risotto and veal scalloping.
We have dined at Tocco several times over the past few years. The food and service are consistently top-shelf. Fresh ingredients, sophisticated spicing, and a varied menu make Tocco one of our favored destination restaurants. The calcio e pepe is the best I’ve had this side of Rome. Salads and the antipasti (especially the prosciutto San Daniele with aged Parmesan) are delish! You simply cannot go wrong with any pasta dish or the catch of the day. Also, the bartender makes a fine Aperol Spritz. Enjoy!
THE RESTAURANT IS VERY CLOSE TO THE THEATER SO WE DECIDED TO GIVE IT A TRY. THE PASTA IS OUT OF THIS WORLD. ESPECIALLY THE PAPPERDELLI WITH LEMON.
We waited more than an hour to be seated, even though we had made reservations. There was no hostess at the door, we were ignored for the longest time. We sat at the bar waiting for our table, and even ordering drinks seemed challenging.