Since its doors opened in 1988, Gianni Delisi’s family-run Italian trattoria has flourished as a mainstay on the Chicago restaurant scene. Enhance your dining experience and opt to sit out under the stars in our NEW 96 SEAT AL FRESCO DINING AREA - NOW OPEN! Trattoria Gianni's menu features a diverse selection of regional Italian cuisine, augmented with superb daily specials and an array of delectable desserts to delight your palate. Gianni's boasts an extensive wine list, a full bar and a special selection of grappas. The restaurant has been awarded 3 stars from the Chicago Tribune, 3 1/2 stars from the Chicago Sun Times and has consistently received excellent ratings from Zagats.
Located in the heart of the Lincoln Park theatre district -- directly across the street from Steppenwolf theatre and a few doors north of The Royal George -- Trattoria Gianni's has long been a dining destination for theatergoers before and after the shows.
Tasty Italian restaurant. Everything was well prepared and flavorful . Waiter was attentive and ambiance was pleasant.
Desserts were delicious.
Food and service was outstanding. Enjoyed our dining experience before Miracle the play. Thank you
HOLY COW! Even with the classy atmosphere of this restaurant, they allowed theater goers to enter wearing Chicago Cubs clothes, knowing we’d just come from a musical about our baseball team. The service was fast, the food was hot and delicious and we felt very welcomed.
Best joint in town. Hands down
Great food. Timely service. We’ll be back.
Excellent hospitality and service. They honored and livened our special occasion and made it one to remember. Great food, drink and spirit.
One of our favorite restaurants. Been going there for years..
We enjoyed our dinner very much, and the service was excellent. The spinach ravioli with burned butter sage sauce was divine. Most restaurants include a small salad or soup with an entree and it would be nice if Trattoria Gianni either included this, or had a more reasonably-priced option.
Main courses were fine: branding, chicken breast, seafood soup, pasta, but the variopinto salad had some wilted lettuce in it. Service was slow to supply bread, coffee and the check.
The food, staff, setting and all else was very satisfying. I
My grandchildren only ordered pasta of some sorts but the adults each had an entree that was thoroughly enjoyed.
This place is such a wonderful hidden gem. Their food is hand-crafted and delicious. The prices are reasonable. Their veal tortellini baronessa may be the best pasta I have ever tasted.
First time here and it was very good, fresh ingredients. I was pleasantly surprised I will be back.
Everything tasted fresh and homemade. Quality dining experience.
I think this is a gem of a restaurant, and really enjoy the staff and ownership team..steady and friendly. Love the Tortellini Baronessa, and the fact that you can order half-orders of pasta dishes. Great for someone who doesn't care for pasta leftovers or wasting the huge portions many Italian restaurants offer. In summertime, the outdoor patio is a great place to sip wine and while away the evening.
Meeting good friends
It is always a pleasant experience to be at Trattoria Gianni. We enjoy a great deal and we love the ambience of the place. Looking forward to many happy returns.
Great as always!
Amazing food, it felt like I was back in Rome. Great service and delicious wine list.
We have been dining here for many years, pretty much since it opened. The quality of the food is great and always reliable. I was quite pleased to learn that whole wheat pasta is available with some of the dishes. This is important to me because I shouldn't eat regular pasta due to my diabetes. Due to this, I have put this restaurant at the top of my list when I am interested in pasta.
Service was excellent. Timing of food was great. Food was disappointing and expensive.
Don’t be in a rush, a bit slow between appetizer and the main meal even with the restaurant only 1/2 full. Food good, but now something I would rave about... I have had mush better.
Our service was impeccable. The wine choices were appropriate for the entrees and appetizers. We found unique and delicious Italian wines. We are so glad we found the restaurant and look forward to coming back many more times.
My second time here. Both good experiences. I recommend this place!
The pace of the meal is yours to choose. We enjoyed a paced 2.5 hour meal touring every corner of the menu. Our service person was very patient while we selected the wine that balanced flavor and price.
The shaved filet mignon melts in your mouth and has pronounced beef flavor, and savory bits of cheese made it pop.
The two salads were flavorful. Mozzarella was light and the basil was fresh. A hint of salt and pepper makes your mouth water. Gorganzola and balsamic balanced the pear and apple slices.
Ravioli was amazing. Try it.
The veal scallopine had tender veal, savory prosciutto, and married with mozzarella. All together those individual flavors became even better.
Yes, I like the food and service here.
Celebrated a friend’s birthday! It was perfect. Would definitely go back again!
Hopefully the night we went was a fluke. Have gone fir years and food delicious; service good. But not Saturday night. Will go back.
Always great! Our favorite Italian restaurant!
Had a great time! Food was fabulous
THE BEST Italian food/dining experience we have ever had. We were in town for 3 days to celebrate our anniversary and we ate dinner here TWICE.
Robert was an excellent server, the bruschetta, truffle risotto, and tiramisu were outstanding.
It will not disappoint, we will be back here on our next visit and every visit to Chicago after that!
Always really good food.
We had a great dinner and service ,the home made pasta was delicious,the grilled Branzino was very tasty,
Friendly waiter very knowledgeable about wines recommended wine from Catania Vulcan area Alta mora white very well balanced,we will recommend to our friends
They have a beautiful out door Patio ,I think one the best in Chicago,
We loved everything about it! Would definitely go back!
Quality of food was not worth the price. Seasoned to heavily.
After many years of visiting Tratoria Guani before Steppenwolf, I am sorry to enter this review. PORTION SIZE has changed so dramatically that all of us LEFT HUNGRY. This, after everyone in our party had a starter and full entree, as well as dessert.
After theater, we actually went out for a second dinner.
The service was great!
Nice place for after -theatre and great service is always pleasant.
As always, great service, great food, Maria is amazing as well as Gianni. Perfect for pre/post theater dining.
Very nice comfortable place. We had the specials and everything was surprisingly good. I had wild boar pasta. The pasta fresh and perfectly prepared and the sauce was a nice surprise. Very friendly wait staff and all recommendations were spot on. We'll definitely return.
My sister and I went there to celebrate a birthday and our waitress was wonderful, the food was wonderful, The ambience iwas wonderful… We will definitely be going back again.