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Topo Gigio Ristorante

1516 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610-1308
+1 312-266-9355
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1516 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610-1308
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant in Old Town was just excellent. We sat outside so we could people watch too! It was like being on a street in Florence with the savory spaghetti and veal picatta served with great bread.

Thank BobnSharon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great Italian restaurant in the heart of the old town in Chicago. We were staying nearby and visited twice in four nights of our holiday . The service was good and the vibe was excellent but best of all was the food ....More

Thank DerbyshireGazza
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love this place, the food is very good and reasonably priced by Chicago standards. We loved the host who seated us. He just made us feel so welcome and he fussed over my service dog...that's the quickest way to my heart. The restaurant was...More

Thank 3Cousins
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Too lazy to write a full review. I probably won't come back but my parents love this place. Waiter could have been a little more attentive.

Thank Mike K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went for dinner before a show at The Second City. The atmosphere was great and so was the food. The weather was so nice and we ate outside in the courtyard. The portions were large so my husband and I opted to split a...More

Thank Stephanie B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took my daughter here for her birthday. This is an authentic Italian restaurant right down to the waiters with thick accents. The calamari fritti was the most I have ever had for an order. I highly recommend the veal piccatta (piccatina di vitella). The...More

Thank Ronald V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to this restaurant several times over many years. It never disappoints, and is always fun, with good but unobtrusive service, a lively but comfortable ambiance, and lots of "comfort food" options. Recently I went with a 16 year old and had a...More

Thank kminder
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Chicago is known for extraordinary crusine! Italian for sure! Topo Gigio's is one of the best! Service and food is off the hook! If you can, dine with Tony in the patio bar. Perhaps the best waiter/bar tender anywhere, ever! Bravo! Perfecto! GO!

Thank George B
Reviewed 20 May 2017

It was a miserably cold and wet day in May and my wife made a wonderful suggestion: Let's go to Topo Gigio for lunch. What a great way to change the atmosphere and add some cheer to a dreary day. If you haven't been to...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Ate here before second city comedy--my husband and I ordered specials--short rib ravioli & barumundee--amazing! Authentic & goodfood!

Thank Jane79MN
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How do most people dress for dinner here?
12 July 2016|
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Response from Jane T | Reviewed this property |
I'd say smart casual but, it's so friendly and relaxed, you could wear anything. Enjoy
Is this a Lettuce Entertain You restaurant
7 December 2015|
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Response from thefriedlands | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1516 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610-1308
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
  • Neighbourhood: Near North Side
  • Phone Number: +1 312-266-9355
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