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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%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (52 reviews)
“tiramisu” (15 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1516 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610-1308
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Reviewed yesterday

Good and attentive service, a generous pour of wine by the glass, nice atmosphere, but the food needs a little more attention. The fried calamari and the tiramisu began and ended the evening and were perfect, but wife and I had pasta dishes that were...More

Thank joszeph_pelikan
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The food was delicious, and the wait staff was very nice. The restaurant has a good vibe. Wide selection on the menu. Great place to eat before a show at Second City. Just a block or two away.

Thank bkmartin77
Reviewed 3 days ago

It was very busy for a Thursday night. Service was attentive and friendly Wine prices were reasonable. The food was very good, pasta, fish, and a veal chop and the portions were mighty. It was crowded, and the tables were tightly packed, so it was...More

Thank IndyRicardo70
Reviewed 5 days ago

Topo Gigio was recommended by the Hotel Lincoln staff. Since it is within walking distance we decided to give it a try and it was a great choice! The seasonal butternut squash ravioli was amazing and my my daughter's pasra was delicious as well. Recommend...More

Thank K9247LPjenniferf
Reviewed 1 week ago

The six people of our party had a great post marathon celebration dinner here. The restaurant was packed to capacity with an exuberant enthusiastic crowd appreciative of fine dining in a casual traditional atmosphere. Our waiter was prompt, attentive and had a phenomenal memory taking...More

Thank Carole O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here expecting good things; clams, chill on the patio and have some wine and Good Friday afternoon. Took our 10 pound pup because EVERY OTHER place around here allows dogs. Got there aaaaand No clams, no dogs allowed and hardly any service. Never again!...More

Thank buyjohn1
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were out for the recent Chicago 40th Marathon to watch our daughter run and they took us to Topo Gigio. We are so glad they did. The food and service was amazing as was the ambiance. We all had something different and had a...More

Thank Steve P
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was finishing my Italian beef sandwich after ordering takeout from the new Pop's Italian Beef & Sausage restaurant on West North Avenue when I received via IPhone a photograph of my wife and two friends sharing a delicious looking spumoni ice cream dessert at...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful outdoor seating area. Amazing starters as options. Salads were overdressed to the point they should be soups. Service staff is overwhelmed. Others in the restaurant were actually hollering for service.

Thank Anventure
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has a great atmosphere and service was spot on. Bus boys need to relax a little, always trying to grab your plate before finishing but I guess it’s better then them not clearing. We ordered the baked clams as appetizer, they were good...More

Thank Bren291357
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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
7 December 2015|
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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, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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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