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Tufanos Vernon Park Tap

#518 of 7,681 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
University Village / Little Italy
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1073 W Vernon Park Pl, Ste 1, Chicago, IL 60607-3405
+1 312-733-3393
16:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 15:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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Des Plaines, Illinois
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81 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

For many years has been a great place to meet your friends and enjoy a good Italian food. The number one of course is there lemon chicken which cannot be beat anywhere. Tried their shells with oil and garlic you will flip and if you do not like it I'll pay. Other choices on their menu you will be happy... More 

Thank dicksayad
Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Yep I grew up on this street and still visit Tuffanos. Don't expect anything fancy like a tablecloth! Try to Chicken Picante, Special Salad (with cheese and salami) and the Raviolis or the Lemon Chicken on the bone with sliced vesuvio potatoes. Small bar in the front and casual restaurant. There is no telling who you will see there as... More 

Thank Mike D
Chicago, Illinois
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614 reviews
441 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

My wife and I had dinner here last night after going to a show at the UIC Pavilion 2 blocks away. Tufano's has been a pillar of the neighborhood for so long, and we try to get here when we are in the area for dinner. For a Saturday night at 9pm, the bar was packed and the dining room... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

We started with the Moscato which was very good, but served in beer glasses.. I am not sure why. We had the stuffed artichoke, which was OK. I had the eggplant parm, which was Ok- but the sauce was not very flavorful. Like it had not spices in it. Kind of pricey for just Eggplant and no salad. The service... More 

Thank susan s
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Perhaps a marketing gimmick but 4th generation and still going is fantastic ! Is is rumored that the current owners grand father did cook for Al Capone which adds to the great ambiance ! Very friendly staff handing out great zucchini Parmesan , Lemmon chicken that was awesome Affordable also on the wines proposed

Thank Fredrik A
Chicago, Illinois
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154 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Just can't get enough of this neighborhood family run restaurant. Lits of items with different kinds of sauces to make everyone happy in your party. Good Italian beer. Outdoor patio is a wonderful spot by the fountain nearby for any beautiful Chicago evening. Reasonable priced and they only take cash.

Thank joshua916
Des Plaines, Illinois
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81 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

The house salad and chicken is the call at this long time restaurant. Great food and friendly service makes me come back from a long way. Hard to find the first time but, after that, it's like next door. You must try this place.

Thank dicksayad
Indianapolis, Indiana
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

We went here with friends. It's a family, neighborhood restaurant. I was really glad that they serve 1/2 portions because the servings were huge. The food was tasty and the service was great. I would go back there again.

Thank Wordswoman
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

This is by far my favorite Italian eatery in Chicago. It has never been a disappointment. The wine is tasty, food is excellent and service is great!

Thank Jessica H
San Diego, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

Tufano's never disappoints. I've visited this family owned and run Italian restaurant many times, when I lived in Chicago, and now when I visit. Wine in water glasses...so old school. Parking in Little Italy is tough so the complimentary valet parking is wonderful. Be sure to tip the valet what he/she is really worth to avoid walking a few blocks.

Thank smbiz

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Television
Good for
Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
15:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1073 W Vernon Park Pl, Ste 1, Chicago, IL 60607-3405
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > University Village / Little Italy
  • Neighbourhood: University Village / Little Italy
  • Phone Number: +1 312-733-3393

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?