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65 E Adams St, Chicago, IL 60603-6102 (Wabash Ave)
+1 312-786-9911
16:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 16:00 - 22:00
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Kansas City, MO
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645 reviews
510 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had eaten here for a full meal, but this was the first time I came in post-concert for drinks and snacks. They have a nice bar menu and the place was very busy following a CSO concert. They offer really addictive house-made potato chips that are dusted with an addictive spice seasoning. They are awesome. We had the roasted... More 

Thank KaneoheBoy
Chelsea, Michigan, United States
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tesori now offering brunch and the food was fantastic!! I had the leek risotto cake and I loved every bite. We almost passed on dessert but were suggested to get poached apples and we loved them. Highly recommend

1 Thank Campbellskid
Sanford, NC
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301 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here before a Chicago Symphony concert. The restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine and is off the Adams Street entrance to the Symphony's facility. While it is rather noisy...especially near the bar...we settled in for a nice meal with good service. The food was very good. The broiled calamari was good... We had white fish and duck entrees. They... More 

1 Thank NCPirate
Sainte Genevieve, Missouri
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My boyfriend read all the reviews and thought this would be the idea place to eat. I was not impressed at all. We had ordered a few of the appetizers and they were just satisfactory. This place is over priced for the service and quality of the food.

1 Thank Bree A
Wilmette, Illinois
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

We went for a family meal before the symphony. Our adolescent nephews a nut allergy and was reluctant to try some of the offerings, so he ordered a pizza which wasn't that good. The rest of us enjoyed the meal very much.

Thank sheilag1818
Chicago, Illinois
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65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Dinner & service where quite good at this Italian attached to Symphony Center. Both the Pappardelle and the salmon were excellent. The Romaine lettuce wasn't as good. And you can access the Symphony without braving the elements.

Thank RonBlumenthal
Manhattan, KS
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52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

We ate here before heading to the PrivateBank Theatre. The service was outstanding and there were many good choices on the menu. We had heirloom potatoes as an appetizer, and they were very tasty. My husband enjoyed the lasagna, while I had the tagliolini with salmon sausage, which was truly tasty. We will visit this restaurant again.

1 Thank blueribbon_98
Mexico City, Mexico
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Wow! What a nice surprise. This is a cool romantic restaurant to have a nice talk with your spouse. The food was amazing. We ordered mushroom pizza (a must), fries sprouts (yeah!) and a mixed greens salad (it will surprise you). Go for it! ¡Wow! ¡que gran sorpresa! Este es un romántico restaurante para traer a tu espos@. La comida... More 

1 Thank Fabian G
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

As others mentioned, the location is convenient for a place to eat after a Symphony, but that's about it. First off, the food was probably the worst Italian food I had. Their seasonal soup wasnt anything special. Their other dishes were subpar to awful. The calamari tasted burnt and small, the steak was a poor cut of beef, stringy, and... More 

1 Thank Jason8612
Chicago, Illinois
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107 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Located in the same building as the symphony center, the restaurant offered a convenient post show dinner. That can mean that the restaurant can get slammed however. That was our experience. The server's tried but dinner took almost three hours. Food was OK, decent specials, decent drink choices. Maybe it was an off nite, but last night was an average... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Valet Parking, Television, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65 E Adams St, Chicago, IL 60603-6102
    (Wabash Ave)
  • Public Transportation: Located directly below the Adams and Wabash el stop.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Downtown / The Loop
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / The Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-786-9911
rustic, Italian-inspired fare set in Chicago's Cultural Mile steps away from the Art Institute of Chicago in the Symphony Center.

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Downtown / The Loop
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