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Topo Gigio Ristorante

#124 of 7,665 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Near North Side
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1516 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610-1308
+1 312-266-9355
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 16:00 - 21:30
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Boulder, Colo.
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92 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I moved away from Chicago 14 years ago. When I left, Topo was a favorite spot. Upon returning this past weekend with friends, it was just as delightful as it was when I was a Chicago resident. In a city that is constantly searching for "what's new," it is a nice change of pace to see this spot continue to... More 

Thank DD-Colorado
Crown Point, Indiana, United States
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91 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stopped here for dinner after a show in Lincoln Park. The place was absolutely packed - the bar was packed and the restaurant was too. It was worth the wait. Everything was delicious from the lightly fried calamari appetizer to the tortellini soup to the pasta entrees. Fantastic service. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Barb F
Chicago, Illinois
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2,449 reviews
1,353 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,549 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

A longtime friend of my wife invited her out for a birthday lunch. "Where do you want to go?" she asked my wife. "It's your choice," my wife said. My wife's friend knows the city. She worked downtown for 20 years. But she has lived in the north suburbs for a long time. But one of her favorite spots is... More 

Thank Taylor B
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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160 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

I've been told that this place was great. Having never experienced it before myself, I tried it. There were 5 adults in the party. Coincidently, all had pasta dishes. The dishes ranged from average to good, in flavor as did the four appetizers and deserts. I am being purposely vague about what was consumed because nothing stood out as extraordinary.... More 

Thank Pietro S
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137 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Brought my mom here before a show. The food was great! I had the tortellini and it was delicious. My mom had the eggplant and said it was the best she's ever had. My other half had the spaghetti and loved it. The bruschetta app was fresh and delicious. The service was slow, but friendly. Would definitely go back!

Thank Itravelalot1981
Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

I've been going for over 4 years and fall more and more in love with this place. Great for dates, friends and family. Get the Rosemary chicken and the Conchiglie Alla sarda!

Thank italianprincipessa
Irmo, SC
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Our party of 4 dined recently and 3/4 of us highly rated our meals, 1 indicated the spaghetti and meatballs was average. Reasonably priced, excellent service, very welcoming.

Thank Debbie J
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Stylish, cozy restaurant. Authentic Italian with friendly staff. They were quick enough so we made our showtime but not rushed. Recommend!

Thank Czilling
Chicago, Illinois
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2,449 reviews
1,353 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,549 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

The "Ladies That Lunch" have found a home, Topo Gigio Ristorante at 1516 North Wells Street in Chicago's historic Old Town neighborhood, and plan to have lunch at the iconic and popular Italian eatery once a month. The ladies, my wife Gail and her two friends, Judy and Harriett, have visited several restaurants in recent years. But they finally came... More 

Thank Taylor B
Bartlett, Illinois
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47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Every year my sisters and I go here for an amazing dinner followed by a show at zanie's with our adult sons. The food and atmosphere never disappoints! Wonderful old world Italian and the best Tiramisu on the planet!

Thank 276elizabethl

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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Deerfield, Illinois
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?