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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” (57 reviews)
“tiramisu” (18 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1516 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610-1308
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a large group come here for a fun dinner. The restaurant was crowded but it didn’t feel that way. The staff does a great job of taking care of everyone and making you feel like you’re the only people there. We ordered practically...More

Thank Matt C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Brought a cousin with a friend here for pre-Second City dinner. Greatly enjoyed the decor, music, our wait staff, and dinner. Burrata was wonderful and we enjoyed all the Conchiglie Alla Sarda and Spaghetti with Meatballs

Thank medmom2002
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family was in town and we wanted a place to go before the show at Second City. The food was delicious, the menu had plenty of variety and the service was great. Our one small complaint was the old fashion really wasn't an old...More

Thank Phillip S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter and son-in-law spoke highly of this Italian restaurant in Old Town near where they live. The atmosphere was very lively and the service was very good.There are many good choices and specials. There was 5 of us and a few of us got...More

Thank TripPhotographer52
Reviewed 18 March 2018

I used to live in Old Town and know how expensive it has become. It is St. Patrick's day and being named Patrick I figured that a spaghetti and meatballs meal would be ideal and not as crowded as an Irish place. I made the...More

Thank hippoguy
Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

Located in Old Town - easy train ride + short walk from downtown hotel-lots of neat shops and bars in the area. Check out the spice store next door for sure. Topo Gigio was cozy with great service and outstanding pasta dishes (we tried 3...More

Thank charcoll99
Reviewed 5 March 2018

I have had dinner and lunch at Topo Gigio on several occasions and I am in awe in the consistently excellent food. Last night had the sea food pasta special that included lobster, bay scallops and shrimp with a sauce that tasted like lobster bisque....More

Thank anthonyrosemaryv
Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

Let’s start with a huge thank you to Marco, our server for truly awesome service. He did an amazing job and he was so personable and fun which really added to our experience. Okay, next the food. If WOW doesn’t explain it let me spell...More

Thank bobpioneer
Reviewed 11 February 2018

A most satisfying experience. Delicious food, great atmosphere, good service... the total package. Started with grilled Calamari for an appetizer. This had a very nice sauce and you drizzle some Lemon on top and it was exquisite! The bread they brought out even before the...More

Thank kumarcheryl
Reviewed 17 January 2018

Our family went to see Second City's Holidazed and Confused Revue at the Up Comedy Club and we ate at this restaurant after the show. The food was good and everyone enjoyed their meal.

Thank cwillini
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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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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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