Quartino

4.6 based on 2177 reviews
Cuisine Type Cocktail Bar
Price Range $30 and under
Neighborhood Near North Side

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About Quartino

Quartino, an urban Italian restaurant and wine bar, is the creation of Hugo Ralli, Steve Lombardo (owners of Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse, Hugo’s Frog Bar & Fish House, LUXBAR) and Exec Chef / Partner John Coletta. Quartino combines the best of Italy’s osteria and enoteca to offer an authentic everyday Italian food and wine experience. “Where wine is cheaper than water” Throughout Europe, in bistro after osteria after enoteca, fresh local wines of high quality and unique characteristics are priced as a less expensive alternative to bottled water. Reservation requests for patio seating are not accepted. Patio seating is first come, first serve.
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Menus

  1. Lunch and Dinner Menu
  2. Weekend Brunch
  3. Wine List
  4. Dessert Cocktails
  5. Specialty Drinks
  6. Lunch Specials
  7. Gluten Free
  8. Private Dining Dinner
  9. Private Dining Lunch
  10. Private Dining Reception

Reviews and Ratings

4.6
Excellent
Based on 2,177 reviews
Noise Level
Moderate
4.6
Food
4.5
Service
4.3
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2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Quartino is a fun stop for anyone in Chicago for Italian tapas, but the service was a bit rushed to really sit and enjoy. Instead, it felt a bit rushed and hurried to leisurely enjoy a meal. The turnover seemed a bit forced, but overall pleasant. The outdoor seating is a lovely attraction in the summer.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our food, service and value were all outstanding - very child friendly and great for a larger group! The one place we come back every time we visit Chicago.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Went there two days before our daughter's birthday and had a good enough experience in the dinning room . The food was amazing. So we decided to make reservation for the 21st Birthday. Spoke to the restaurant staff and requested a table of the path for some privacy. \nLet them know a 21 st Birthday! \nParty was composed of four adults. \nThe table location was great. The waiter acknowledge it was our daughters birthday - looking at her, but not wishing her a happy birthday, but carded her. Poking fun at her Id, that was not changed and showed her at 16!\nNo, special Birthday accommodation- a little whip cream and candle as a token? Instead he tried to sell her another cocktail or a dessert. \nWe had cocktails, bottle of wine, appetizers and sides with entries and took a pizza to go - for four...! \nSo much for making a 21 st Birthday or a person celebrating their spechsl Moment feel important or appreciated! \nSome what disappointing

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Awesome!!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Good food great service and quite reasonable! I can not wait to return

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I travel to Chicago frequently staying in both the suburbs and downtown. While there are many nice restaurants, I have come to really adore Quartino. I have had several business meals here with both customers and co-workers. Quartino focuses on a small plate approach that is ideal for a fun and progressive approach to dinner as you share with one another. The calamari is outstanding. Pasta, meat and side dishes are all delish. Because of the small plate approach, you can try more than you might if you ordered your own meal at a traditional restaurant. Dinner for two guys, wine and beer was $92 and a $20 tip. Worth every bit.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Celebrated family anniversary! Was great time and delicious food!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Took a group of eight here recently. Lively atmosphere and sharing of small plates allowed business associates to become friends by end of dinner. (OK, the wine helped out, too!) Excellent service. We alternated ordering four small plates at a time between the eight of us and this kept everyone engaged. Definitely recommend for any occasion, but ideally suited for fun-loving group, whether or not you know them well!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I just loved this place! Very happy and happening restaurant, fantastic food and atmosphere, lovely menu and wine/cocktail list!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Thank you so much for making this special occasion EXCELLENT, as it was just beautiful and heart felt great dinner with great friends on this special occasion of my brother and his husbands 3rd year anniversary - the fact that ( I think was the manager) listened and paid attention to my notes when I booked the reservation on open table not only surprised the 2 guests of honor but me! thank you for Quartino for showing that every human counts and it doesn't matter what gender you are, what your beliefs are, the fact that you gave respect and acknowledged EQUAL RIGHTS! was truly the best anniversary gift. The food, the drinks and the staff was just great all around. We will definitely be back and once again, thank you for making the dinner EXTRA special after dinner by coming out with lighted candles and DESSERT FOR THE MARRIED COUPLE ANNIVERSARY! Quartino ROCKS!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was excellent, tables are a bit crammed in together, not much space to move around.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Nice people but the food took way toooooo long to come out and it came out in greatly over exaggerated timing.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was really good. The dessert we got was simple but absolutely excellent. Caramelized bananas with chocolate shavings and biscotti. Sounds basic but the flavors were exceptional. The negative here is that they squish people in like sardines. I had my chair bumped constantly the entire night. Servers could not properly move around because there was no aisle space at all.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was very good. Generous portion sizes and flavorful ! Fun place! Brought back memories of the neighborhood hometown places we visited in Italy! \nOn our favorite list !

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Really enjoyed Quartino's. Spent a couple hours there before hitting the theatre. Excellent choices for food, drinks and very reasonable prices for downtown joint. Device great as well look forward to a return visit

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Overall wonderful meal from appetizers, dinner thru deserts. Great having small portions to share. Liked the idea of food coming out at different times. Very reasonable prices but good quality food.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Celebrated our 14 year old granddaughter's birthday dinner with Granny and Grandpa; she has a sophisticated palate and throughly enjoyed the small plates. Service was excellent. Noisy, but fun. First time visitor and I would return. Waitress took note that it was my granddaughter's birthday, noted on the Open Table reservation form and nicely executed on a very busy Friday Night. Fun restaurant!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazing. Went out of their way to make our first time there great. Celebrated our 10th anniversary. It is very loud, but that doesnt have to be a negative thing. Husband had fettuccine alfredo and asked for shrimp in it. The shrimp eas so good, he thought it was lobster lol. I told him it might be of another country, he replied that it was from another planet it was so good. He also said the calamari was the best he ever had.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food here was fantastic. Best shared with a group. It was kind of loud for a business dinner. Our server was attentive but not smothering. I liked that when we finished they did not rush us out even though the place was packed with people. Make a reservation on the weekends or you will wait forever for a table.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always our go to food in the city!! Best service, food, portions, fresh everything! Thx!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was more to be shared, 'tapas' style...\n\nAnd with the waiting time to get plates, that is the best option, otherwise you will have half of the table done with their plate and other half still waiting \n\nExtremely loud

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Disappointing. I've had really much better experiences here. but this time: From the lackluster service and over salty food it wasn't a good dining experience. I had originally suggested this as a birthday event dinner. We were asked once by a bus boy 'who's birthday is it?' and after we told him he said, 'cool.' and left. waiter was barely present in the sense of knowing we were in front of him and speaking to us like he was knowledgeable about the food. His recommendation was an over salty rigatoni that i could barely eat. Maybe it was a combination of all of this that made the noise level really annoying.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food and drink. Great atmosphere.....but loud as all hell.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Had lunch with a friend and they have a 3 course shareable meal with great variety of choices.\nWe had brussel sprout salad, asparagus rissotto, and sauteed shrimp, all delicious.\nNice wine choices and lovely desserts (we shared a lemon specialty of the chef)\nAll wait staff very helpful and gracious.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had the risoto, meatballs, and ravioli. All delicious! Vino goes from table to high end, not bad.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fantastic little gem if you are looking for reasonable family style meal in a lively setting. Came here before a formal gala and we were a little on the fancy end for the crowd, but not totally out of place. Really awesome ambiance and cool architecture. Great alternative to a more generic/chain restaurant, but still in close proximity to the main restaurant area in this part of town. Easy access to other locations!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food and amazing service!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was authentic northern Italian so well prepared. Fun atmosphere great service. Wouldn't miss iron Chicago next time.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

I frankly was disappointed. The service was impeccable but I found the food, although served hot and timely, bland and flavorless. I won't be back.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Went here for a ladies night. We had a blast. The place is bustling and there is a lot of noise. So just be prepared to talk loudly. The food is excellent. We ordered some apps and drank and talked, and ordered more food and drank and talked and we did that well into the night. Great place for friends wanting to catch up. Although this restaurant has small plates, if you'll be ordering pasta dishes, they are very filling. Friends and I ordered quite a bit of food and we were stuffed and couldn't order dessert.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I never come to Chicago without having a meal at Quartino. This time, we had lunch on a gorgeous Saturday. The arugula salad, gnocchi, and tiramisu were all delicious. Can't wait for my next visit!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Noise level very high and very crowded, but was able to find a table which was nice. This is not a romantic place, but a great place to have a drink and great food. The gist is small plates so you can try many different flavors. Each dish is a bite or two for a group of four. Overall great place and fun and casual date night!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Nice alternative to deep dish pizza. Excellent service.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Too Crowded.\n\nA fun and vibrant restaurants, that can do with taking away a few tables to make it more comfortable for dining. Tables are small, space between tables tight and lots of people, makes for a loud dining experience. Overall, food is good and service was excellent.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Quartino is my favorite Italian restaurant that I've found in the city. They can split their pasta dishes to half sizes so you can try them all!! We've been here more times than I would like to admit and are always very satisfied.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Had a wonderful time at this authentic Italian restaurant. The staff were very friendly and during the busy hour, still attended to our needs. Only down side was it was a bit loud, and the seating was a bit cramped. But the food was delicious and came in shareable portions. I will be coming back soon!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Absolutely amazing food!!!

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

Pizza and salad both a bust. Food here was very bland. Just not much flavor.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I've always loved this place - great for booking groups as they have plenty of seating and bring dishes out that are meant to be shared. The house made Ricotta w honey and Short Ribs are a must. I've recently moved to a low carb diet and was pleased to find several options available even though this is an Italian place.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Overall, a very enjoyable evening. We ordered 4 plates to share between the two of us - the first two were just OK - the Brussel sprout salad was a little too raw/strong for our taste. The Polenta fries (as others have reported), were pretty bland, but a good carrier for the pepper sauce. However, the linguini with clams were outstanding - buttery clams - great pasta. The last dish was the porcini and truffle risotto - you need to like mushrooms if you get this dish-strong flavor-but it was outstanding. All of the above, paired with a half liter wine made for a very nice evening. The place is crowded-the waiter said they had 1,200 reservations that night. Its loud, its Italian....

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our hotel recommended this restaurant. It was well worth the money. They bring out your food when it's ready which is unusual, but nice because fresh is always better than heat lamp. It had a casual feel but also upscale.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The place was packed when we walked in and we had to wait about 10 minutes for our reservation to be called, but it was well worth the wait! The food was authentic and delicious. The service was wonderful...we could not have had a friendlier server and the management checked on us multiple times throughout the night. It was a bit noisy and quite cramped, but we got a decent table for the two of us. I would recommend removing those two tables by the door though...I felt terrible standing over them while we waited for our table.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great service and great food! I'll definitely be returning.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Best chicken soup ever. \nBest pizza with arugula. \nFantastic bolognese.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Love this place, been there several times.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Phenomenal service! We asked the manager about an item that used to be on their menu years ago. To my surprise the manager had the kitchen make us the dish because I said it was a favorite of mine years ago! We'll definitely be back!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazing food and service every time

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazing food accompanied by good service. The prices are of great value. No complaints.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fantastic food reasonably priced is a rare find in Chicago. My favorite is the tortellini. The service has always been first rate, too. I've been there for a late lunch alone a few times, and the staff always makes me feel totally comfortable. If you're going on a weekend, make your reservation early.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Service was spot on. Extreamly attentive waiters and busboy, but not hovering or taking your plate before your done searing. Food was excellent, prices reasonable. Over all great experience. Guys or gals if your wanting a quite place to dinner, to be able to converse with the person(s) sitting with you. Go somewhere else. I'll be back, again and again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

There were four of us on a business trip, I had been to Quartino one other time and enjoyed the food. It was fantastic for the four of us. We enjoyed the restaurant week special which allowed us to try quite a few items. Great meal and wine.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

0 complaints, treated like royalty, loved every bit of it. Definitely going back - plus great value!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Went here for restaurant week... after a very long day I was excited to have a nice meal with my boyfriend and talk about plans for the upcoming weekend. We were unable to hear each other due to how noisey the restaurant was. We were placed right by a door so we were crammed and there was barely enough room on the table for he entrees. By this door, people were going in and out and I constantly had someone's butt rubbing against my arm every 5 minutes. It was a very annoying experience. The manager (Alysha) was nice and offered to move us once we got our dessert... next time I will know to go to the bar area and not the dining room. Food was very good though!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

FOOD AMAZING!!!! Staff courteous and knowledgeable!!!!! You get a lot of food and you're not breaking the bank in the process. A single meal can feed two. I loved how they brought out the food as it got ready. I would go again and again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was excellent!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

food was very good, great portions and very attentive staff..

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Was just ok. Tried several plates and nothing blew me away. Not sure I'll be returning

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Michael was an amazing waiter!! He was knowledgeable, attentive and very friendly. His concern about my food allergies, and his patience in helping us pick a red wine, were both exceptional.\nWe had Caprese salads, spaghetti Pomodoro, the four cheese pizza, eggplant parmigiana and veal skirt steak. Everything was delicious! 'Can't wait to return!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food is always good. We like the choices & that you can get glasses and 1/4 carafts of wine so you can sample a couple of them. \nOur only complaint is that the tables for 2 are way too small, very cramped the whole time, will have to remember next time to ask for bigger table.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Can't say enough about this place. Went in during restaurant week to find out that I had accidentally booked the wrong night. Instead of shooing me away during what may possibly be one of their busiest nights of the year, one of the hostesses found a table for us and sat us right away. We have gone twice now and have not had a mediocre dish yet. Be it flank steak, seafood, or zeppole (hot Italian donuts with dark chocolate dip), every course has been mouth watering. Our 4-course meal left us with full stomachs at a great price. The place is very energetic so don't go in with expectations of quiet conversation.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Quartino - Their slogan should just say 'Never disappoints.' Amazing food, wine, service, and prices. It feels like you walked into Italy and it tastes like it too.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We always come to Quartino when we are downtown. The wine list is fantastic, and the family style Italian cuisine makes dinner a great event for families or couples. The Penne all Vodka and the Orecchiette are two of my personal faves, along with the charcuterie, fromage, and olive assortment.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was very good and our server was friendly. Three of us (celebrating a birthday) ordered a number of plates to share. One plate we ordered early on never arrived, we asked our server about it, he went to check. After a while he returned to say it had gone to another table but they were making us another. We also had second person come to our table a couple times, so they were trying to take care of us. Quite a while passed and we eventually decided we were full and got the check. Being a Saturday night it was packed and chaotic, so maybe orders were hard to manage. It was very loud too, not great place for conversation. I'd try it again but it was a little disappointing.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Perfect place for dinner!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a wonderful birthday dinner here with a reservation for a party of 7 on a Friday night. We LOVED that they gave us a round table so everyone could see & talk to each other. Food was great, the dishes were family-style for sharing (but also suitable as an entree for 1). Everything was very reasonably priced. The restaurant and food had a homey, rustic feel in the middle of bustling, downtown Chicago. I would love to return & would recommend it to others.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Had friends in from San Francisco and decided to take them here. Service, ambience, food, wine...everything, top notch. The small plates are fantastic to share, and just go well with good wine and conversation. The staff were informative, not pushy, friendly and experienced. We had a wonderful evening and look forward to returning.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Service was great. Food arrived on time and as we ordered. We just thought the food tasted average.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Good overall

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a wonderful dinner during restaurant week. The place was packed, but our waiter was fantastic and very attentive. The fondue and tortellini were exceptional. We were too full to eat dessert, but the ones we saw being served to other tables all looked delicious!

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

Extremely disappointed with this. Super excited to come due to all of the good reviews. We had a party of five on a Friday night and it was horrible. The only good plates were gluten free pasta and penne with vodka sauce. The spaghetti and meatballs were fine. Bland but what was expected. Truffle risotto was good but over cooked. The ravioli was horrible. Strong alcohol taste and weird texture. Plate did not look appetizing coming out to the table. Grilled octopus was super chewy. Very fishy. Ate one bite and sent it back. We walked out paying $90 for 5 people and had to go get another dinner afterwards. \n\nWaiter handled everything every well - just needed some better kitchen help

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Since a few years we were back in this restaurant. Even on this monday it is very busy. The staff was efficient and very friendly. The first drinks: a basil gimlet (very well prepared) and a simple gin&tonic good. The eggplant parmigiana and the burrata with red beets salad as starters also of good quality. The entrees: Osso Bucco and the beef short rib sufficient. Nothing special, but more then satisfying. The only complaint is the bread. Not very good. Here in Europe the Italian bread is better. Overall more then good for a nice evening. It remembered us at the last time when we at Quartino with a party of 12.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always a wonderful meal! Sangria was a little off this time. The mushroom and truffle risotto was really gritty and had a chemical taste. First time in the 12 years we've been going there that I haven't given them 5 stars. Hopefully it was just an isolated incident

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Aldo was amazing. His recommendations were spot on! We enjoyed every second and will be returning very soon!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always my go-to restaurant for birthday celebrations with large parties! 😊👍🏼

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a lovely experience and enjoyed the food

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great service ! Alicia was awesome the food was very tasty as usual !

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The quality and selection of different styles of contemporary Italian specialties made this a great experience.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Good food but very loud for dinner. I think this is where everyone goes before hitting the clubs. The table beside us had 15+ people at it and more people kept on joining them and encroaching on our table. Looking around, this seemed to be fairly normal. Food was good. Would not recommend for a date night or special occasion, but if you're looking for good food before you hit the town - this is your spot.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Went with family and friends and had a great time with great food. It was fun introducing my millennials to tapas style dining and they had a blast.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Quartino is a bustling Italian restaurant with lots of ambiance. The selections on the menu are meant for sharing and are reasonably priced. 👍

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Perfect restaurant for big groups. Food was on point and service excellent.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We sat down right away which was great and the food came out at a good pace. The seating is pretty close together but the staff works well. We didn't need the stack of plates and platter holder in the center of the table and it took up a lot of room on the small table. Manager asked about our experience and server was very knowledgeable! Would absolutely go back

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We were here for restaurant week - it's always a favorite when I visit Chicago. Great dishes to share and everything was delicious. Thanks!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great place for friends--service is quick and the food is awesome! It is loud though, so be ready for that.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great meal and value overall. Attentive staff. Good menu variety and moderate prices given its downtown location. We'll definitely return.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We enjoyed the food and atmosphere, sharing dishes was a big plus.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Everything was prepared to perfection from the appetizers salad and entree's we will definitely return when visiting Chicago. Both manager and Gen Manager stopped by asking how things were. had zero issues.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

An annual stop for us when visiting CHI for the weekend. Great every-day restaurant that's casual, laid back, family friendly but still upscale enough for date night or special occasion. Great food across the board. Usually packed every time we're there so make reservations

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The service was top notch. A great meal for the whole family.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We loved the pizza and we're pleased that it was obviously everything was homemade. We will be back!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Loved the ambiance but the way our orders arrived was awkward. Also, not a lot of food to utilize their 'sharing' style.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was good\nThe service was great\nThe table was wedged in a doorway. No room to move at all. \nThe table next to us had a group of people who were both entirely too loud and spewing profanity which was unchecked by the staff at any point. Very unfortunate.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food! Staff is amazing! Michael at the bar and the other bar tender had great energy!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Quartino tends to be a consistent place for most of my casual dinner arrangements from an awesome menu to good wine selections. Honestly wish the atmosphere was not as condensed but because of the service and quality things, that becomes second thought once you're seated! \nAlways a good choice

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

This is at least the 3rd time we have been here when the service was terrible. I don't fault the wait staff as it appears they leave too few staff early in the evening and they are running all over the restaurant to wait on tables. Our waitress had at least 6 tables I could see of various size parties. Takes a long time to get the drinks, food, check. Didn't bring out one of our dishes as ordered and then had to wait further to get it corrected. That being said, wine menu is excellent, menu is tasty and the Zeppole for dessert are the most amazing dessert ever. If you have a lot of time and can overlook the service issue the food is wonderful

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Have always heard good things about Quartino and was anxious to try it. When i finally made it I had mixed reviews. \nEnvironment-PACKED, bustling with diners. Loud & energetic environment.\nBeverage-Extremely generous wine pours. Such a plus! \nFood-Small, shareable plates. UNfortunaltey nothing blew us away. Everything was pretty mediocre.\nService-Awesome. Our server was informative, friendly, and fun. \n\nWould go back if a friend wanted to try or a something was already planned .

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Quartinos is always my go to restaurant when people are in town or just want a nice family dinner! Always delivers. Great food! Many choices for even the pickiest of eaters! Chicago must do!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Arrived for birthday, small plates, quick in and out. Service good, but wanted a longer dining experience, great place if in river north , want a bite to eat, not too much time.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Quartino has consistently provided outstanding service and amazing food. If you are looking for a restaurant that feels fancy but won't break the bank, this is the place for you. We were very casually dressed, yet felt perfectly welcome among the laid-back, yet respectful staff. The sharing platter is perfect for a first date - you are able to explore a diverse set of dishes and the nature by which the food is delivered smooths the way for conversation. Oh, and their wine selection ranges from a couple hundred bucks down to twenty bucks - there is a bottle on their for everyone.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Tremendous staff - great attitudes, attention to detail and willingness to do anything needed to enhance the dining experience. Food was outstanding!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great service and great food

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This was a return visit for me and it was just as fabulous as I expected. It was the first time to Quartino's for the friend I was with and she was blown away. That is pretty good from a woman who loves to cook and has traveled to Italy. She can not wait to bring her daughters when they visit Chicago in August.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent food. Freshly made pasta. Good wine. Make a reservation and you will not regret it.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always have fun at Quartino's. Good food, sharing menu, inexpensive wine and friendly service.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Busser spilled bottle of water on my friend, waitress was not very attentive and unnecessarily questioned my 24 year old friends ID.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This place is always bustling, always loud, but always OUTSTANDING. 2nd visit, table ready ahead of schedule. Nice, direct service. Absolute gem!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The head waiter interrupted us while we were talking a few times. Not a big deal, bit annoying

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great way to try lots of new foods with the tapas style

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had an enjoyable evening with family and friends. Excellent food and service.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Went for a friends birthday and had a reservation. We had to wait over 30 minutes past our reservation to get seated and the hostess' did not attempt to accommodate us whatsoever while we had to stand and wait

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This place is LOUD. That said, the food was off the hook. Some of the best Italian charcuterie I've ever had. The beet burrata salad was outstanding. The servers were extremely knowledgeable. The beef ragout is made with short-rib and it was the best I've ever had. I highly recommend this place.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Been there twice and had great meals both times. Great place to share good Italian dishes with friends. Fun atmosphere and great staff. My new go to spot when in Chicago.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food is decent, fun to share small plates and try a variety of menu options - you can order dishes periodically throughout your time there. The food is brought to your table incredibly fast which brings up the point that much of it is sitting in a warming pot/ dish ready to scoop. The house white wine is a great deal by the liter. My favorite is the atmosphere, lively yet calm, fun yet romantic. For the winter time, a great escape from the Chicago chills.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Really great food and the small plates allow you to share appetizers with friends

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Went with our family and two small children. It was a great experience

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great dinner with the family while visiting Chicago. Home made pasta was delicious. Perfect place to take kids and great value.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazing, as always!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Was a wonderful evening. We visited for a birthday celebration and the food was wonderful, as was the service. We loved that they encouraged sharing, so we were able to order multiple dishes and not feel uncomfortable passing them around for all to eat. \n\nThis was my second time there and I can't wait to go back. If you're looking for wonderful, affordable Italian, this is absolutely the place to go!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

First time I tried Quartino's was with work and I had no choice in menu. I did not like the choices that were picked for our group so I though I'd give another try and maybe if I got to choose I'd see why it gets good reviews. I still was not impressed with the food and will not go back. Service and ambiance were very good though

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Dining at Quartino's, is steadily beccoming one of my favorite things to do. There is such a fun, energetic vibe there. its infectious! I had dinner with my sister and best friend, and we had a ball. The food was amazing. The linguine with white clams sauce was the best ever, as were the polenta fries, and the chicken, and the pancetta wrapped dates were scrumptious. The dessrrts were excellent. The tiramisu was supernatual! Being a pastry chef myself, im usually picky about dessert, but the lady fingers were so tender, and moist, and the mascarpone smooth and creamy. \nThank you for giving us such a wonderful experience. Our waiter was very helpful, and attentive. \n\nRoberta Wilson

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food. Had the porcini risotto as well as pasta pasta with gluten free pasta. The arugula salad was great as was the ricotta goat cheese appetizer. The wait staff and management were friendly and responsive. All-in a great find.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent food and excellent value. Very reasonable pricing. Good service. Recommended for business groups as well as families. No one will go home hungry.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

One of the few places able taking reservations at normal dinner hours. Very convenient for taking limited mobility diners.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always a nice experience. The only drawback is it's super loud.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Too loud- need better noise control

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always a good meal and small plates allow for a variety of choices. The food comes out as ready and our selections were just the right portion size. We love brussel sprouts and the brussel sprout salad was a bit too 'raw.' Not what we expected. Bacon wrapped dates are the best.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Perfect for casual business. Get some drinks, share some food, talk some biz. Try the veal meatball sliders. Servers know the wine list very well.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great Experience. very special and the food was out of this world. My Girlfriend it's the pizza she's ever had.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great experience - the hostess very graciously accommodated a fluctuating number of diners. We felt embarrassed for causing so much inconvenience since we were a large group of (eventually) 12 but the servers rose up to the occasion magnificently.\n\nWe didn't want to make menu choices so asked our waitress to design a feast and she did! Plate after plate of gorgeous food came streaming to the table, all demolished. \n\nA perfect evening for what could easily have turned out to be a disaster. A big thank you to the Quartino staff!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We dined on a busy Saturday evening. We were seated on time per our reservation which we really appreciated as the place was packed! Great service, not rushed at all. Excellent menu, designed for sharing. Our table of six ordered soups/appetizers, then we ordered the Salumeria Tasting board and it was bountiful, easily enough nibbles of everything for the six of us. We also ordered three entree dishes that we shared family style. One dessert per couple and we were well satisfied. Try the Profiteroles! They are freshly prepared to order. Ask your server to serve with both chocolate and honey on the side for dipping - probably the best I've tried anywhere! \n\nNote: On a Saturday night the place is hopping; translation: loud! Would we come back? Absolutely, but on a future visit we may just want to saunter in late afternoon for some prosecco, cicchieti, and quiet conversation in the bar.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This was our first visit to Quartino! Great place for our family ~ we love good food, good wine and excellent service and we got it all here!!! We will definitely be back on our next trip to Chicago. FUN, FUN, FUN!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Eat here every time we are in Chicago. Love the Tasting plate, the tomato soup and the bacon wrapped dates.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I've been to Quartino's many times and always loved the food, atmosphere and service. Tonite however was a big miss. One of our parties food didn't come until well after the rest of us had finished our meals despite us waiting and inquiring several times. Also the food was not up to its usual standards. This won't entirely stop me from going again given my past experiences but it will give me pause as there are plenty of other excellent restaurants around in the same category.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Good food and service but seated way back in a corner upstairs which lacked ambiance and charm. Disappointing since we made reservations a month out

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

First time there. Walked by it several times on prior visits but didn't think of stopping in until we saw it reviewed on the Food Network. Very good. Great service. Very vibrant environment. Great value! And the food was outstanding! Love the family style because it allows you to try several menu items. Will definitely go back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Quartino is one of my favorite restaurants in Chicago. The food is delicious and very reasonably priced. Likewise, you can find great value on wine. I think people occasionally look passed Quartino because it is in a touristy area, but it would be a mistake to do so. I can't recommend Quartino enough. I have probably been here 20 times and could eat here every day.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always a great time when we eat at Quartino! The managers really know how to take care of their customers.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Awesome place, great atmosphere, and delicious food. Can't wait to go back!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wonderful as usual

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This place is always great!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always a pleasure being at Quartino. The food is impeccable and service is awesome. They are so accommodating to families with kids.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Consistently one of our favorite restaurants in Chicago. The food is always excellent and great for sharing, and the wine list is both extensive and accessible. Service is fast and friendly.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The small plates were perfect for our family. We loved the various soccer jerseys worn by the waitstaff.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

We ate here on New Year's Day in the evening. Restaurant was packed and loud. Took forever to get our food, seems like the kitchen can't handle the number of people they seat. Food was OK but not worth the wait and the noise. Also, they play random Italian movies on the TVs in the restaurant with no sound or subtitles. Weird.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

My boyfriend and I went to Quartino for New Years Eve dinner and I regret making this decision. I would not recommend it for a special occasion or a romantic evening. There were many children who's parents were poorly behaved and didnt care that there were adults trying to have a relaxed and romantic time. Our service was sub par, the food was also sub par and overall, I regretted the decision to go there for NYE the moment we sat down. I was very excited to take my boyfriend there as he had never been, but he does not plan on going back and did not enjoy his experience. I will say, on less busy nights, sitting at the bar for charcuterie and wine is pleasant, but that is where I would draw the line. Totally bummed about it.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent as always, do yourself a favor and order the Fondue

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

It's small plate tapas Italian. I'd say every dish is for two people to share. We were able to try so many different dishes between the two of us and with drinks it's was only about $75 a couple. So reasonable for the amount of food and drink. Everything was so good!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Delicious. Almost backed out and went to the chain in the parking lot. SO GLAD that we decided to stick with our reservation. The food was amazing. We recommend to everyone.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great place to take the family - excellent food and service. Very inviting and cozy atmosphere for such a large restaurant.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great start to a great night in the city with the family. Casual and loud, so, great for families with kids. Authentic Italian feel, vibrant/loud atmosphere is comfortable and friendly. Love the small plates, good for tasting and sharing - like Italian tapas. Excellent food. Will be back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Was very crowded New Year's Eve, but the waiter was attentive with very good suggestions. Every meal was outstanding and was a great place to go to overall!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Horrendous service. Mediocre food. Pasta noodles were cold but the sauce was hot. Good pizza but greasy.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The service and food were excellent.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great service, appreciated owners/managers dropping by table twice. Veal meat balls and Beef short ribs out of this world! Love the hub-bub and people-watching. Wine list wonderful. Will definitely return when back in town.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent service and the staff members are attentive to all customer requests

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

There were 15 of us for our family Christmas. The noise was unbelievable. They served us the most expensive wine as we didn't specify. They gave us dishes which we didn't even order. All the food was excellent but didn't appreciate the high price wine that was served or getting food we never ordered. It was much better the year before when we had our own room.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

crowded but good food Casual, service as expected, WIne list is acceptable

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Awesome experience!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

At first, was a little hesitant about the small plates, but that ended up not being an issue at all. Great service-- laid back and not bothersome. The donut dessert was heaven. Enjoyed my first experience and would return again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Weekend visit from Michigan

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The waiter was attractive his name was Paul and he was so nice

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Servings were smaller than expected. 'Family style' did not accurately represent what the servings would be.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This comfortable atmosphere always has a buzz. The food is delicious and there is something for everyone. The service is great and perfectly timed. By far, the best thing about Quartinos is that they perfectly accommodate loud, spirited groups as well as families with children.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wow! Wow! Wow! We went here the first night in Chicago and it was a 2 hour wait so we decided we needed to go here but a different night. Amazing and so glad we went. We will definitely be telling people about this place and we will be back. A fun family environment. We had the meat pasta, veal meatballs and fettuccine alfrado. Amazing noodles.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This is our favorite restaurant. The grilled baby octopus and rucolina pizza are the best outside of Italy! Service is outstanding too.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always a great time here, great food and drinks. I always recommend this place to everybody I know.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Second time here and this time with 3 kids and two grandparents. Reservation for 7 was ready and waiting for us when we arrived. Seated next to the bread slicer which was very loud and annoying. It's literally in the middle of the main floor. Food was good Vegetarian Pizza w arugula was awesome. Kids love eggplant parmigiana but didn't like the flavor and large amount of cheese. Overall decent experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wonderful for groups. Love the food and ambiance. Meatballs with raisins and the shirt ribs are to die for !

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My youngest son's Chicago favorite. Great food with the Old Chicago feel. Great experience!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always top notch. A great food experience

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Overall I really like Quartino. I was with a party of five. Our waiter was fantastic! Here is a breakdown of the food. Pork Shank and Potato Puree are fantastic. The Tortellini with Alfredo is excellent. The Calamari (Heavy breading) and Shrimp Risotto (not much flavor)are okay. The Ravioli is good and the Pizza with Prosciutto and Arugula is okay. It would be better without sauce and if the Arugula was not warm.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food is great and really reasonably priced!\nThe wait staff and manager Alicia were awesome, and stopped by our table to make sure our night out was perfect.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Love the small plates tapas style Italian food and our server, Brendan was excellent. We can see that everyone work so great together as the place is packed and noise level is highly energetic.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great atmosphere. Food was perfectly fine, not bad nothing over the top compared to many other Italian restaurants.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great location close to Magnificent mile. Great for sharing food and keeping things lively in groups. We had a group of 16 and spent around $40 a head of which $16 was in wine, so very reasonable especially if you are not drinking. Down side is the food was fairly bland and despite several good dishes, not enough to point out to recommend this place to a friend.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I love this place! The food is great, portions are sized to either share or keep to yourself. The way food is served allows you to order what you want when you want. Great for light lunch or a glutinous dinner! The prices are great too!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Keep coming back for our favourites, including the veal meatballs. Quite loud😩...

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Space is much bigger than you'd think and it is a welcoming venue. Many food options, including gluten free. There were 7 of us celebrating my youngest daughter's 21st birthday. We ordered a charcuterie & cheese sampler appetizer: everyone really loved it! The food is outstanding, especially but not limited to the pasta choices. But know that serving sizes are more on the 'sharing' side, so not especially big portions. My shrimp risotto was delicious, no question but I wish there was a little bit more of it and I'm not a big guy (160 lbs.) The salads were great and the chicken soup my other daughter thought a perfect serving size. Great desserts too. Good wine selection depending on what you're looking for and how much you want to spend. As others noted, it is more casual dress Italian as opposed to white table cloth but nevertheless you can still drop serious coin if desired. I would definitely go back BUT more for cocktails & hors d'oeuvres than dinner. The one thing I dislike about 'tapa' style or 'sharing' is the serving sizes are not that large. Hate to say it but I left feeling a little bit hungry

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Christmas dinner with the family. We've been several times and every time is enjoyable and delicious! Never a complaint...except I'm 9 months pregnant and would have looooved some wine! I guess I'll have to come back soon!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Quartino rarely disappoints and its lunch option is great - $25 for 2 for 3 dishes.. a steal! They are always busy so service is a little slow but everyone is cordial and appreciative.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent atmosphere. Nice wine selection at reasonable prices.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This restaurant is amazing! I went with my girlfriend for a regular dinner. We usually like to explore new things and since it's just the two of us every dinner night out is a date night. We loved the menu loved the ambiance and the service was amazing! Overall great experience, we will be back!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I would recommend perhaps having more space between the tables.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Festive and fun. Great place for the holidays.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We loved the ambiance, the servers (Hannah was amazing) and the authentic italian feel. The fondue was AMAZING. Reasonably priced for everything we ordered too. Great spot. Would recommend and will definitely return!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food is excellent, but the bartender was a jerk (while we waited for our table). When it's busy, you cannot hear the person in front of you speak. The waiters are excellent and your food comes timely.\n\nWhy would a bartender who depends on tips be a jerk?\n\nGreat atmosphere for 20-30 somethings, and even we 50 somethings. I don't recommend it at night for anything romantic. It's overcrowded, exceedingly loud and the music is loud. I've been there at lunch however, and then it can be romantic!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

While they say they are great for groups, we were told 'no' twice during our dinner. Once, when we asked to replace a dirty glass, and the second when we asked to do a couple of groups of checks. Made things kind of unpleasant.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We love Quartino's and have been back every year for our anniversary. The food is excellent and the atmosphere is wonderful. The only issue this year was our pork loin was undercooked and cold. The staff responded well and helped save the day.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wait staff was excellent, the food was very good, the seafood stew was a touch salty, tiramisu was wonderful, great wine selection.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

What a surprise. This place was hopping!! Seems everyone knows how great Quartino is but us!! Will definitely return. Veal meatballs w raisins were great and loved the Farmhouse chicken. Yum!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

This restaurant came highly recommended and was disappointing. The reservation was confirmed several times and we only had to wait 5 min for a table upon arrival. The tables were packed too closely together. The pasta was al dente and sauces were bland and lacked any zip. The meat ravioli was not good and we sent it back and exchanged it for a different dish which we appreciated. The food came quickly and was hot. It was way too noisy to talk. With so many Italian restaurants to choose from I will chooose differently next time.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Quartino is always a great go-to when we have a group of family in town - they are great at accommodating large parties, the family-style dining is fantastic for allowing everyone to find something they love - and the location is great for a stop off in the middle of a tourism-filled day. \nHowever, our most recent visit left me pretty annoyed. Our waiter gave us the run down of the menus in a way that made be feel like he was just reciting a script that he delivers 100 times a day - like the operator of a roller coaster at a theme park. He frequently forgot to bring things we asked for (drinks) and just wasn't personable. To make matters worse - the man who was in charge of clearing plates was completely disruptive - constantly coming up behind us and asking to take plates that still had food on them - forcing us to awkwardly divvy up the remaining portion of food b/c he was SO insistent on taking the plate. The clearing and restocking of plates became a constant distraction during dinner and had all of us shooting knowing looks at one another. Do these guys get paid per-plate that they clear? I bit too intense guys.\nThe food was good - the wine was good - but the service felt industrialized and didn't match the ambiance of the space at all.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Overall, enjoyed Quartni greatly. Portions were a little small for sharing with more than one or two other people. The only disappointment was the risotto which was lacking flavor. Manager called the nex day to follow up on comments regarding surly attitude of restroom attendant and promised to send me gift card via email to make up for her poor attitude and dissatisfaction with risotto. I thought that was ver professional but haven't received anything yet. Definitely a good time with a group. A little limited with menu options for gluten free but did bring gluten free crackers on request. Everyone else in the group love pad both the pizza and the house made pasta

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

-they still had a table for us even though we were 15 minutes late :)\n- i wish our table was not so separated and right on the top of the stairs

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our table was super small and the restaurant even more crowded full with people but the food and service so amazing it made the rest disappear. Reservations are a must!

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

It is always a treat to eat at Quartino! Everything is always superb from start to finish! Another great meal. Kudos - and thanks so much!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was great! We will be back!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My daughter's 22nd Birthday celebration

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great experience! Love the food and the manager came to our table several times going above and beyond

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We absolutely love Quartino! We come at least once every time we visit Chicago!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Quartino was amazing! Order the charcuterie sampler, you won't regret it. The tiramisu is to die for and their penne alla vodka was the best I've ever had!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Had a lot of excellent. We had 3 preople so we chose different things it was a great night.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Service was phenomenal. Food was good.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We took four teenagers with us to celebrate my daughter's birthday. Decided to come based on all the reviews. It was great. Fabulous service. Diverse menu, so everyone can find something they would like, and the 'small plates' concept was great—even with kids who like to just eat their own meal. Ambiance is bright, active and upbeat. And the Italian donuts and profiteroles were delicious!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I lovedddd Quartino's. Had the best service and best food! We will be back :)

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Been coming here for years. Great concept and vibrant atmosphere. Would recommend! Porcini risotto not as good as hoped, wet rather than creamy! First time tried it. Fennel short rib pizza amazing!! \nI think prices are creeping up a bit. Please don't lose your excellent value offering!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food is wonderful with lots of options. A lot of tables packed in the place so very tight but they seem to be able to maneuver and serve meals in a timely fashion. We had a table of 12, maybe too large of a party to be really comfortable but overall a good time.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our group of six was seated in a quieter corner of the restaurant which allowed us to hold a conversation. The food was excellent, as usual, but we had to wait for a second pizza to arrive as it either wasn't entered into the POS system or the kitchen missed it. The restaurant manager visited our table and personally apologized for the error as she knew we were trying to make a concert that evening. It didn't get us our pizza any sooner, but the gesture was appreciated.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

You certainly could better if what you're looking for is an elegant Italian dinner, but the price is reasonable, and they offer half portions of meals, so for a fun evening, I'd recommend quartino. Fair warning, if you have a table for two in a small room with long tables with large parties celebrating a fraternity reunion, ask to be moved before you get settled in.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always impeccable!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food and service was terrific. We really enjoyed it.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Best food and service!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was great and delicious! Pricing was unbelievable too. We definitely had a great time eating here and will come again. Tables were a bit too close to each other though and so it was quite loud

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Friendly people

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Service and food.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Every time family visits from out of state they love to eat at Quartino. My husband and I brought our families here and it was great. Our server was so kind and accommodating and the food was delicious. The only downfall is that it does get very loud (my dad is hard of hearing), but it does add to the fun of being there.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was just ok for the cost. They put our party in a private room which was really nice and quiet. Wait staff was friendly and attentive.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was just okay.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We went to Quartinos for my mother's 75th birthday! It was so much fun! The service was terrific and the food was great! I would recommend .

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

A bit loud and crowded for my taste but an enjoyable meal none the less.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great server and amazing food!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Took a while for food to come and for sure plates to be taken away

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

A fun thank-you lunch for my work team. Didn't realize that the menu is really family style. Fortunately my team is really close so it all worked out, even with one person who is gluten-free. Upbeat atmosphere. Food was tasty and served quickly.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Everything we ate was FANTASTIC, easy to try and share a lot of items. Thank you for accommodating my dietary restrictions!! (gluten free by medical necessity, not for fun, so you can imagine how Italian is usually out of the question for me).

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food! Don't get too filled up on the delicious bread before dinner.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Love this spot! You can spend hours here. Delicious food, excellent service, great wine.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was excellent and the restaurants old world charm kept us entertained all night. It was a little loud at times but a busy restaurant usually is energetic and spicy.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

We were seated at a table at the top of the stairs wedged between a group of 18 very loud business men and the aisle. In no world should there have been a table located at that spot, let alone anyone seated at it. I've been to Quartino well over 30 times since it opened, I will not be going back.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Overall great food and atmosphere. Staff was helpful and I had no complaints for the dinner.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great place for last minute Sunday dinner - 6pm reservation made only a few hours ahead. Mu husband and I shared 3 dishes - the Dates Wrapped in Pancetta, Baby Spinach salad w/ Pears, Walnuts, & Ricotta (too much for 2 people, probably better shared by 4); and Cavatelli pasta w/ Organic Tomato Sauce, Fresh Basil, & Fresh Ricotta. All were excellent. Dessert was melt in your mouth Zeppoles - hot Italian Doughnuts with Honey & Dark Chocolate - we chose both sauces. This dessert is definitely something to share among 2 or 3 people. They are delicious but too much for one person.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

the reviews sold me and when I got there it was busy so a good sign.. the food was average. it was comparable to a bucca di beppo orMaggianos. papperedelle was pretty good but the sausage and peppers was weak. We eat italian a lot and it was just meh..sorry. on a good note, dessert was great. I'd rather go, small restaurant, family owned, cozy, with more emphasis on quality and not mass production, loud , and crowded place.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This place is always great. The vibe is energetic, the food is amazing, the servers are always really friendly and accommodating. You can never go wrong with Quartino.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very authentic Italian!!! Best in Chicago and other areas

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great restaurant when you love the simple, authentic Italian dining with basic but very good food, accompanied with an impressive wine list. Wine is served in a carafe and you drink it like in Italy out of small (water) glass.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent food, great waiter

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wonderful atmosphere. Great service. Place was loud and packed, wouldn't expect anything different from an awesome Italian resturant. By the way, the good was fantastic.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Small plates tasty, though delivered randomly. For me too crowded and noisy. Got lousy table, and got bumped repeatedly by other patrons making their way to their tables or to the bar. Even with a better spot would be to loud, and tables are too small to hold all the little plates and accessories they deliver. \n\nThat said, yeah, I'll go back but not for a date night.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Hard to add anything - this place is awesome as just about everyone agrees

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a great time sampling many of the small plates available in this restaurant. Most items are small and shareable. The pizza and seafood was especially enjoyable. It's a busy restaurant with tables close together but that didn't bother us. We didn't notice excessive noise. It's a very energetic place for sure and a nice change from a typical Italian restaurant offering full entrees. We'll probably visit again.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was good despite not knowing they were 'shared' plates. Noise level was louder than I'd prefer.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Love it there - keep going back whenever in town. Can be noisy, go early.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The restaurant was hopping for an early Thursday night dinner.\nService was friendly, patient and very helpful. We all enjoyed our food despite our varied tastes, vegitarian,carnivore, chocolate hater/lover. Something for everyone

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Nice restaurant and vers good Italian food to share (better when you are many propre). But vers noisy !

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Service was great - made a reservation and we were seated right away. Waiter was at our table within seconds of us sitting down with bread and water. Food was served family style and came out relatively fast. We enjoyed everything we ordered!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

A Chicago staple! Low key, but always great!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We always choose to eat at Quartino when we are in Chicago for great Italian food.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent service and even better food

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

For having a party of 7, I would say everything went very well including our waitress who was able to handle all of our questions even though we were all talking at once or so it seemed. We had 2 pastas, 2 pizzas & calamari and it was plenty for us. Everything was very good. Have been there before but not with such a large group.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very friendly staff. Great food and coxktails. Eric and Rob were fabulous staff eating at the bar.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This is a great spot for casual dinning, for sharing food with excellent staff. Food is served hot, staff are helpful ordering and wine prices are reasonable. Just a nice friendly place !

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

The place is great and the prices seem fine...until you get your food and realize the portions are TINY. That was very disappointing.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great service - as always. We love this place! Great food at reasonable prices.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

While it doesn't make the top lists, this place is always packed when we visit. The menu is creative, the food prepared fresh , and we just had a fantastic time- as was true in our previous visits. Table location may be important, as it can feel cramped at times. Server attention flagged a few times, but when the food arrived All was forgotten. None of the dishes seem routine or pre-made. We could have spent 3-4 times more at high end Italian, but we'll come here.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We were celebrating my daughters birthday. We were given the small private room (which was not requested). It was amazing! The food was fantastic and our servers were so wonderful-- super patient with 9 teenage girls. Thank you for making it a super special evening.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food. Even with reservations we waited almost 15 minutes past our scheduled time. Hot spot and very popular but good

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I've been here before a few times but this was the first time I got the fondue and it is absolutely amazing. I will definitely have to get this any time I come back. The spinach salad we got was just okay, but the other dishes made up for it. I recommend the risotto as well.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Quartino is one of my favorite 'go to' restaurants when getting together with friends or treating guests from out of town. Love the small plate philosophy and never disappointed! Our server this time was particularly fun, helpful and patient .

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great place to try smaller portioned Italian dishes. The two of us ordered eggplant Parmesan and a pizza and we ended up having leftover pizza to take home. Would definitely like to try other dishes too!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Love! Love! Love! Great ambiance. I love to go around Christmas time. It is a very lively place and the food is excellent!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our server was great! The salmon was overcooked was my only complaint about the food. We ordered 3 salmons and all three were overcooked.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was not good but our server was nice. One thing after another went wrong.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

What a fun place! Super busy but we did not feel rushed at our table at all. The food was amazing! Highly recommend.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was an overall wonderful dining experience. Perfect portion sizes of a large variety of Italian dishes. I will definitely be coming back!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very tight and very crowded but this was off set by good service and food. If the restaurant was a little more cozy or quiet it would be perfect.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fun atmosphere, good food. Try the charcuterie! Perfect spot for a friends' get together. Close to the Red Line. Good for after-Michigan -Avenue shopping!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazing food and service!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Everytime I go to Chicago I go to Quartino. It's really a good place, with good food and an excellent value. The only problem is that it's very noisy.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

There is an extensive menu and the portions are generous. While good food there was nothing special about the quality. Good wine by the glass. Helpful and knowledgeable waitress. Environment upstairs leaves a lot to be desired. Very crowded table layout. Table for four was to small for four with all of the food and plates. Noisy, with table next to us with five kids. Not a very good experience all in all.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Quartinos never fails to impress. They have great Italian style tapas and you can never go wrong no matter what you get. The food always taste's fresh and homemade. The service is outstanding and everyone from the hostess to the server to the bus boys to the managers is extremely friendly and welcoming. Their wine in carafes is a great deal and their pizza is the perfect size for sharing [or eating all by yourself]. Would highly recommend this place for a good cozy italian dinner. Also the desserts are incredible make sure you save room for the chocolate cake and caramel banana sundae.

5.0
Excellent
Dined Apr 29 2018

Quartino's never fails to disappoint. Good fresh ingredients and friendly staff, as well as pepperoni pizzas that are to die for!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Love Quartino! Anytime friends visit from out of state, this is my go to place. Delicious food and a great experience!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

We found the service to be unorganized. Although we had the option of two servers they did not seem coordinated. Some items were forgotten or wrong. Had higher expectations.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Sangria was delicious! Food was ok, nothing amazing but not bad.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our group of 8 was very disappointed in the entire experience. We were there over the Thanksgiving weekend which made for a very busy restaurant. In spite of the that we were seated on time. From there on it was all down hill. The restaurant barely qualifies as fast food. It is most certainly not fine dining or anything resembling it. The 'attentive service' promise on the web site was non-existent. The server didn't even offer us drinks prior to our order. In addition there was an error on one our orders (partially our fault). We had two very experienced culinary employees at our table so they were sympathetic to the server and politely explained the error. From that point on our server was no longer interested in our table. He was surly for the rest of the meal. I wish I could say that the food saved the evening but unfortunately I can't even do that. I hope that our evening was atypical of the restaurant but I won't be back to find out.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

4 families, 10 kids , brilliant service

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Once again Quartino never disappoints. Amazing food. Just so clean and perfect. Love this place....over and over!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

My friend and ate here on a busy Chicago weekend. We arrived early for our reservation and were immediately seated. The place is extremely busy, yet efficient. I order the tomato soup- good/average. Could have had more flavor. My friend ordered the chicken soup and loved it. I ordered the gnocchi as an entree and was disappointed with the lack of flavor. My friend ordered the beef pasta and said it was delicious.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Quartino was all that we were hoping for and more. We had a large group of 20 including a toddler in a highchair. Loved that we could make a reservation for that large of a party with Open Table! I received a confirmation call a few days before, but it was that simple. The atmosphere is lively and inviting. There were a large number of people waiting when we arrived for our reservation and we were taken to our tables immediately. We had two very attentive waiters who gave us a lot of help in suggesting what and how much to order. The food was a mixture of inventive and traditional Italian made with very fresh ingredients. We chose to order a variety of dishes to share and several carafes of wine. A vegetarian in our party was able to find plenty of dishes to select from. Everyone in our group was extremely happy with the choice!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was my second visit and I will definitely return.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I have a gluten sensitivity so I try to avoid eating it, but often times it's hard to eat out. This place has a big menu for non-gluten items and they all taste good! Important note, this place is extremely loud. I think it must be the acoustics but you have to yell to be heard. Overall worth going to though.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Could only get a table by Opentable at nine on a Saturday.\n\nRestaurant was still full and overflowing with customers the atmosphere was great.\n\nNotwithstanding the crowds we were seating promptly and service was excellent.\n\nFood was spot on, perfectly sized servings, excellent flavors and well presented.\n\nI will always try and return whenever I am in Chicago.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great Food, great variety, not your typical Chicago Pizza place. Great for small groups or large parties. Menu had great choices, will go back next time I am in Chicago!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food and atmosphere. Location is very good as well.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Nick rocked our night. He was awesome from beginning to end, and paid enough attention to us without being overbearing. Love the meatballs napoli, tortellini and bacon wrapped dates, among the many dishes we ordered. Love coming here with groups since we can order a ton of dishes without overdoing it. We celebrated a special occasion, but we go for no reason at all, too! Love it here.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We were visiting Chicago and a friend recommended Quartino's as a gathering spot. There were 20 of us and they had our table ready when we got there. The food portions were a bit smaller than I would of thought on the pasta dishes. The pizza's were great and the service was terrific. The cost for pizza and pasta was a bit much, but we were downtown Chicago. Also, the server didn't include a tip on the bill, which I thought was strange, but we figured it out. All in all, it was a good spot.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food, great big city bustling atmosphere, great service, good value. We have been there many times and it has never disappointed. If you like authentic Italian food in a lively setting, then I would highly recommend Quartino. Definitely not the place for a quiet romantic meal, it's a place to enjoy great food in a unique atmosphere that cannot be duplicated in a suburban location. You need to go as you will love it!!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I've been here many times over the years and it's always been nothing shy of great food & service. This time, however, was not great. I believe it took 30 minutes for someone to come by and get us water and to ask us if we were ready to order. Throughout the evening, we had two separate servers keep coming over- that was very confusing. The food and drinks weren't even that great this time. Hopefully Quartino can redeem themselves the next time we try to come back because this was beyond disappointing. It seems that diners near us felt the same sentiments.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great pizza - sat at the bar on a busy black Friday night - great food and atmosphere

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Save room for dessert!\n\nI asked a couple of girlfriends to try this restaurant, we all were stuffed by the time we left. They serve plates to share, so each person should choose one or two. You can order in waves to see how full you're getting.\nMiguel, our server was awesome and got us all our chocolate martinis, YUM. The pasta's were great! Our meal started with the Caprese salad (could have used a few more pieces of mozzarella, please), but delicious! We had the tortellini with alfredo (totally scrumptious) and prosciutto , lamb meatballs, shrimp rissotto and the gnocchi (probably our least fav).\nWe then shared the hot chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream and the donuts for dessert.\nIt's loud here and very crowded, but we got seated quickly (we reserved on OpenTable).

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This was our third visit to Quartino's. The menu has several options for any palate. The service is exceptional and the food is great. The only drawback is the crowded seating and overall noise level, but that is part of the experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent food and service. For those who like cocktails the Sepersamic is wonderful, fruity but light with a touch of pepper😬. Pizza crust is thin and crusty, perfect.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This restaurant never disappoints. The food is wonderful. Seating is a little tight, but still very enjoyable.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

tasty food served when available. Waitress was friendly and timely in greeting us. However, it was a constant struggle to get more water, dishes cleared, etc. The management needs to staff this differently and consider not stacking patrons on top of each other to dine -- we suffered thru the noise and distasteful behavior of our 'neighborhood' who would not stop shouting at his friends. Better atmosphere found elsewhere.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great for large groups. Good food, good service and good value

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

We were not seated until 20 minutes after reservations. It was crowded, chaotic, loud and very warm. The food was okay, waiter friendly. This is not a place we would ever go again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food and drinks at Quartino are consistently excellent. I had a 5:30 reservation for four on a Wednesday evening. The hostesses were the weak spot on the evening as far as being friendly and welcoming, but we were immediately seated and handed off to Sam, our stellar server. He offered wine and food recommendations and was very attentive even as the restaurant filled, which it did very quickly. We ordered a variety of plates with penne vodka and mushroom risotto being the standouts. That said, everything we ordered was delicious. The staff ensured that our glasses were never empty and that plates were cleared quickly.\n\nIf I was going to pick holes, it would only be with the noise level. Quartino is loud when it's crowded and there's no denying that. The bread slicer in the middle of the restaurant only makes it worse...and I'm not sure why it's positioned where it can distract as many people as possible. Other than that, Quartino offers great food and service in an awesome location at entirely reasonable prices. Eat outside if the weather permits...it's great.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our server, Nick was really great!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We really enjoyed our time at Quartino. The food was superb. Even though the restaurant was extremely busy, the extremely friendly and professional staff did a great job keeping up with every table.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I couldn't have asked for a better experience here at Quartino. My husband and I came here for my pre- half marathon carb loading meal..AMAZING CHOICE!The restaurant was authentic and all of the food we ordered came out piping hot and absolutely fresh and delicious! I would HIGHLY recommend this place for all occasions!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We have been going to Quartino's for a few years and we still LOVE it. It was a beautiful summer's night and my wife and I were the just sitting along State street enjoying the world go by, with the great menu selection, great food and great service. Every time we go it is fantastic. Portions are just right for sharing. Prices are just right. Service is attentive but not intrusive. They do everything and have been doing it so since we have been living in River North. It is great to have them as a neighbor.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazing food, excellent service! All I can say is come hungry and try as much as you can. Enjoy the great food and lovely wine. Hands down one of the 'must go' restaurants' in the mag mile area.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

A problem with an order was quickly and professionally dealt with. Server Valerie did a great job with our large group!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Delicious! Great small plates to share around the table. Large selection of dishes and a very good wine list.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I mentioned it was my grandpas birthday and they remembered and brought q candle with the dessert. Very touching!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was delicious and a fun place to eat with friends on a visit to downtown Chicago. Our waiter was especially wonderful and very accommodating to our large group of ten!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Quartino is ALWAYS amazing. Our server, Lauren, brought me several wine options to try and kept bringing them until I found one I was happy with. She provided absolutely excellent service. Our food was delicious, as always. It's fun to order a dish to share with the other people at your table; it allows you to try everything without the commitment of a full meal. I love Quartino-- it is a 'must' when in Chicago.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was tasty and portion sizes were great for sharing. Only downfall about the experience was the table. For 6 people it was very cramped and it was located in a very small nook where half the table would have to get up if someone had to go to the restroom. Not an ideal spot for a large group.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

This was my second time at Quartino and I think because of that I enjoyed it more. I think the concept of ordering food and it arriving at different times is a little unusual but on the second visit I expected it so we ordered accordingly. I visited with 2 friends, we shared one of the pizzas (mushroom & tomato) which was great, the veal napoli meatballs (excellent) and the shrimp risotto (just ok). That was enough food for three women. We also shared a bottle of good Montepulciano wine. Our total bill before tip was $77.00 which is very reasonable for three people. It is a very energetic environment with lots of people coming and going and lots of chatter. We were seated by a column so I think that reduced the noise a bit. Still, on the night that the Cubs secured a place in the World Series, it was a fun place to be. After dinner, we went over to the bar to watch the rest of the game, this was a very nice space and less crazy than the dining room. I think I would try to sit here next time.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This place is awesome. It's not quiet but the food is great.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food is always amazing and the wine is insanely cheap. It really doesn't get better than that. I went with two friends. We shared two pastas and a pizza, got dessert and a liter of the house red wine. Our bill with tip was $26. Can't beat that price anywhere in Chicago!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Everything overall was very mediocre. I was quite disappointed.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Perfect

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Everything was spectacular and very satisfying. Cannot wait to go back.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Way Too Crowded to be fun - back of chairs getting slammed every 2 minutes by staff and guests - not civilized dining on a Saturday night - hellish really - management packing in too many people to remain enjoyable - not a fine dining experience - which is a shame as the food and decor are nice - staff cant keep up - literally asked for olive oil when seated for bread and it came AFTER THE BILL - people packed like cattle / sardines - not relaxed / not proper - totally hectic.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was outstanding! Service was great! Must try veal meatballs! If your looking for a quiet romantic place for dinner this is NOT the spot! This place is real loud and full of hustle and bustle, small plates give you an opportunity to try various selections from the menu!! Ask for 1/2 orders so you don't fill up so fast. One selection better than the next.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Making this a must stop location now for any trip to Chicago.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We frequent Quartino and highly regard it as a Best Value in the city.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The restaurant was very good, we sampled several different items. Donuts were fabulous. Some in our party didn't like that we couldn't do separate checks if we wanted to use credit card.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent service - great food - love the wine options - so many to choose from by the carafe or 1/2 carafe. The Campania pizza and the Tortellini were favorites of the table. The tapas style eating and the sharing of the plates made the experience very intimate. Loved it and will definitely will come back!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our food was delicious and our server, Scott, was awesome. Great Italian restaurant if you're looking to share plates and try multiple dishes. Try the meatballs!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Quartino's is a great place to sample different courses - appetizer, meat, pasta, desserts were all wonderful. The service was excellent and the delivery of the dishes was flawless. A large and reasonably priced wine list capped off a nice evening.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent atmosphere and great service. We were a large work group of 26 and they were able to accommodate last minute changes. Tasty food at reasonable prices. Highly recommended!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Service was great and they were able to accommodate our large party. They pitch this place like an Italian style family dining experience with shareable plates/tapas but they portions could be a bit larger. You are in the middle of downtown, in case location matters.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The portions are small so grab several! The pizza is also great!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fun, vibrant, (a little loud), restaurant with great food! Love the 'small plates' concept so tables can taste lots of options without getting over-full.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great restaurant with awesome food. Hopping atmosphere.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We love Quartino's and have been multiple times. There is so much food to choose from but you must save room for the Zeppole dessert! Can't wait to go back!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Beet salad terrific. Pasta and pizza excellent. Dessert options all good. Nice authentic atmosphere, though gets loud and congested.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

the food is wonderful and the menu has plenty to select from....you will not leave hungry! they have never let us down!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Totally enjoyed everything about our dinner. The service was outstanding and the food amazing. \nThe small plate concept allows us to try new items and share. Every dish was delicious. \nWill definitely be back

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My friend and I had such an amazing time! The food was great and we were thrilled with the service!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The dining experience as always is amazing. They bring the food to you as soon as it is made so you never have to worry about your food getting cold. The food is served family style and they are all small plates designed for sharing. However, they aren't that small! Plenty of food. The quality is impressive and will not disappoint. Easily one of our favorites in Chicago!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Pros:\nit's very busy - energetic, lively and obviously a place that people like. It was PACKED the night we were there. I enjoyed the bustle and the space is inviting.\n\nCons:\nI didn't enjoy the meal as much as I'd hoped. Pizza crust didn't taste authentic - more Digorno than Naples. Our experience felt rushed and haphazard - the tables are too small to accommodate the style of tapas Italian they're after - nothing fit! I don't really get why this place is so popular. I prefer somewhere less American Italian and more authentic Italian.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

we have about 12-13 people for a 'welcome back' dinner for a friend and I always love going to Quartino's for huge group dinners! It's like they specialize is handling large groups! Everything was fun and perfect and so inexpensive, which everyone loved!!! We always go here for big dinners and are never let down!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We wanted to have our rehearsal dinner at Quartino's last year but it was booked. Got our first chance to visit and it was worth the wait. Staff --- our server especially --- was friendly, professional and in constant contact and service with out table. She offered recommendations that exceeded expectations. Watching the army servers and kitchen work together was amazing. Among the excellent dishes: Brodetto Ai Frutti Do Mare, Penne all Vodka, Tagliatelle Bolognese, Pappardelle. We also sampled pizzas --- they were great as well.\n\nQuartino's exceeded expectations and gave us an tremendous dining experience. Perfect.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Unfortunately each time I come here I am more and more disappointed in the food... the wine is good always (how hard can it be) but I really hate their wine 'cups' and think they need to rethink this 'concept' and the patio is great and so is the staff! BUT the food keeping getting less appealing... not sure what's going on.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We went with a group of 7 for a family outing/watching the Blackhawks and the staff were so accommodating to getting a table together and at the perfect angle for tv watching. The white bean garlic spread with bread was awesome, per usual and the LAMB RIGATONI is my new favorite pasta dish in the city!! Quartino's never disappoints.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We have been coming here for a few years now when we stay downtown. This year was a disappointment. The food was bland and overall just so-so. The service however, is always good. Not sure we are going to be back anytime soon.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Outstanding , fun experience. A very engaging meal. Great food with great variety. Love the desserts. Service was outstanding.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I took my parents here for dinner before seeing a show. They were a little unsure of the shared plates style, but my husband and I were able to command the table and make everyone comfortable. There were a few star items - short rib, shrimp risotto, cannoli, nutella dessert - and the other dishes we had were good as well.\n\nA safe, comfortable, affordable place to take out of town guests.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

One of my all time favorite restaurants in Chicago. I usually sit in the bar but made a reservation in the dining room this time. Food and cocktails were outstanding as usual. Extra shout out to the staff for going above and beyond on resolving a late table greet snafu.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I have been to Quartino probably more than any other restaurant in the entire city. Despite the crowding and noise, I always think of it as the perfect place to take visitors to the city or for a special occasion. I appreciate how knowledgeable every server is regarding the wine list, and that they are always willing to find the perfect pairing for a shared-plates meal. I love coming here again and again, especially for the above-average cheese and charcuterie plate.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food here is excellent and the small plate portions sizable. Though the place is noisy it adds to the conviviality. Exactly the right place to spend time with people you enjoy while not compromising on taste. Make surer to order the calamari!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a group of 25 people and they accommodated us perfectly. They expertly brought out many dished in a timely manner. We enjoyed so many different foods all outstanding quality, flavor and presentation. So much fun. a very Lively place. I would absolutely return

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great ambiance, location, food, and service. The old style wine glasses that are stemless took away from the experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Salumeria tasting was great. Waitress was excellent, did nice job of paring wine with meat tray. Also had shrimp risotto - pretty good.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

A great venue before or after a show. Service is always stellar and the food is fresh. Choices for everyone.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I finally found my two FAVORITE dishes at Quartino's... the lamb rigatoni is so good I wok up today at 7am craving more!! :) And the beet salad is also awesome. I will be back for these two dishes. And the Bartender William (Willy) is SO FUN and nice. My friend and I came here last night to celebrate our birthdays and he was so accommodating at the bar and even gave us a complimentary glass of bubbles! SO MUCH FUN!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was so good we ate there 3 times in 24 hours. Very nice atmosphere, noise level was nice. Had wonderful servers and staff. Highly recommend!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

One of our very favorites in Chicago! Worth a visit every time we're in town! we always get the huge sampler. The new brussel sprout salad is delicious!

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

Welcome to Chicago! Clout heavy, loud, indifferent service. Can't think of any reason to return, though I doubt the management cares at all.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The restaurant made quick accommodations for extra guests even though it was my mistake in counting the number of people attending. Everyone was incredibly helpful and the food and wine were excellent as always. One of my all time favorite places!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Delicious Italian small plates. You are able to try a little of everything. Would recommend for groups. Would go again.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We were visiting the Driehaus Museum, and this one was one of the better eateries in the area; it had no ratings on Google, but good nunbers on OpenTable. It worked out very nicely for us, and likely better than the other casual dining spots in the area. The menu is tapas-like, and I opted for the tomato soup and then spuntino, one of peppers and the other an eggplant mix. My spouse had the shaved vegetable salad and the cavatelli. I enjoyed mine very much, although the peppers were heavily oiled. My partner enjoyed hers as well, and raved about the salad.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

I've always liked this place, but last time it didn't seem so good. The salumi and cheeses were good, but nothing special. The pastas were mediocre. The pizza was completely burnt underneath. Not a good value for the quality of the food. Service was good. I hope it was just a bad day.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great meeting spot! We sat outside on a lovely summer evening. Food was great-shared a salumeria platter and each item on it was a generous, delicious portion, perfect for group sharing. Service was excellent. The waiter was attentive and helpful with quantities to order, wine selection. Lovely meal, fun place.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Incredible authentic rustic Italian. Cannot recommend high enough. Very lively crowd so don't go for a romantic dinner. Ideal for a group. Food is outstanding!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

.... YUMMMM.... That is all. \n\nps- sitting at the bar is easy and nice. Quick service!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Love the miniature fondue and the wine shot glasses. Feels like Italy.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

The staff was great, food arrived quickly, but was completely forgettable. Super loud and noisy.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Quite noisy but the food is good, service is good. Felt a bit cramped in the seating also. Not your intimate date night environment.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was great and we loved the concept of small to medium sized plates. Dining room on a Saturday night is loud and very crowded. Tables are packed in and the tables themselves are fairly small given you are supposed to share small plates. We were a group of five and they initially sat us at a table that was essentially in a doorway. Every time anyone needed to go through the door we had to move our chair. When we mentioned it to our waiter he basically said this is the way it is and didn't seem to care. We went down to the hostess stand and one of the women there was great and helped us find something more suitable. I would not go again on a weekend night but maybe for an early dinner before it gets crazy.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great fresh pastas and sauces but unfortunately the ambiance was way too loud and the tables were way too close!\nService was perfect...I believe our servers name was Fernando :)

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We were very happy with our selection of Quartino to celebrate my niece's 30th birthday! The servers were very fun and attentive. We had a semi-large group (9) and all of our meals arrived at the same time. They also allowed us to bring in our own birthday cake and were eager to help us celebrate in song. This is not my first time at Quartino and it will certainly NOT be my last time. They have proven that great quality and great service are a consistent thing at Quartino's!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

It is very loud! It is very busy! Hard to have a conversation. Hostess looked like she didn't care if you were there or not and simply dropped the menus on the table and left. Didn't give a good feeling of being welcomed.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

All dishes are delicious. We had pork shank and was very delicious and the portion is huge. Very good wine and very reasonably priced.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great restaurant but not best environment for business dinner.... Very loud.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Had another good esperience - food was excellent as always. White wine was a bit warm for my taste.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

I've been coming here about once a year over the last few years on visits to Chicago. The food continues to be very good, but it feels more and more like a 'factory'. It seems like they just want to get you in and out as fast as possible. They also seem to easily lose track of what is coming out of the kitchen for which table. It feels like what made it special is gone.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We have dined at Quartino several times and have always had a great experience. This place has a great urban vibe that would be hard to duplicate in most other cities. It is packed and noisy and yet everyone is having a good time and the service is excellent. The pizza is fantastic as well as anything else we've tried. Highly recommended!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

This restaurant is always packed. Quite noisy but fun. The tapas menus makes it a great place for sharing tastes, as all the plates get passed. For people who like 'crowded scene' meals - this is the place for you.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Chef Carlos Gaytan has become one of the best known celebrities in Chicago and going to his restaurant makes me understand why. one of the best expiriences you can have.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had lunch on the street level patio and it was great. The food was good, the environment was very relaxed and pleasant, and the service was nice and easy, neither too present nor sparse.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We went to this restaurant based upon its proximity to our hotel. We were catching dinner before heading to the Billy Joel concert at Wrigley. Congested traffic elongated our travel and we were rushed for time. The waitress and restaurant were terrific! Depite being late for our reservation by nearly a half hour they promptly seated us. My wife shared with the waitress that we were trying to get to the concert and were in a hurry. She took care of us, ensured our drinks and food were promptly prepared and delivered. The food was excellent, served hot, and the portions just right. The entire experience was outstanding! We would go back in a heartbeat.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I'm a vegetarian and my spouse loves meat, and we both always leave Quartino happy. In the summer, the outdoor dining options are great. This visit, we got the restaurant week special, and it was my favorite of the restaurant week options I've tried this year. Quartino offered four small courses for $33 for two (not per person, unlike most restaurant week specials) and offered a great amount of variety (again, unlike many restaurant week specials). The great base price point and the small plates concept made it easy to get the special and add on anything else that caught our eyes, making for a great variety in the meal. \n\nSince it's such a large space, it's never hard to get a table, and I love that they're open late. It's worth noting that Friday and Saturday nights can get very busy, and as such, very loud.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great waitress- Chelsea! Food was delicious and came out pretty fast. Reservation was on time.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great ambiance, wonderful food - the prosciutto wrapped dates were amazing, delicious wine suggested by our server. An absolute wonderful experience. Will definitely return.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food, fabulous wait staff, however the room we sat in this time was WAY overcrowded and horrendously loud. My chair and the chair at the table behind me were mashed together, we couldn’t move without pushing each other. Waiters had to squeeze by. The room we were in, top level, next to the kitchen door, was so loud we couldn't talk. We would have had dessert, but we decided we needed to go somewhere more quiet . I would go again, but would suggest another room to eat in.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Different items. All good. Small portions to share and nosh your way through the menu with a nice Chianti.\n\nGood stuff.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food, friendly staff, good suggestions, lots of energy for a mid week, great for a group

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food and service were okay, nothing worth talking about. I ordered the margherita pizza and polenta fries. The pizza was ok. I hated the polenta fries. The water was also not to my liking. The restaurant was very loud and I was by a table of loud drunk people for a significant portion of my time at Quartino, so I didn't care for the ambiance of the place. Overall, I wasn't impressed and I won't be back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I took my mother her for her birthday and it was perfect! We have been here a couple of times before, but this visit was 10X better than the others. The dining experience, food, wine, and service was perfect for this special occasion. \n\nThough they do not have anything special for birthdays, they do have a great selection of desserts for you to choose from. Also, they are more than happy to put a candle in it for you to sing Happy Birthday. My mother is a fan of carrot cake, and unfortunately they did not have any. As I was looking over the other items, the host said, 'You want carrot cake, I will get you carrot cake.' I was shocked! The customer service they displayed was excellent. She did not have to go above and beyond, but she did and made my incredibly happy.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great local place with true Italian cuisine. Great experience!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

A really fun place with character and excellent, family style dining. The food itself was quite good, as was the service. My only comment (not really a complaint or issue) is that with all of the hard surfaces and close-together tables, it's a truly loud restaurant. I had a hard time hearing the person next to me though, admittedly, my hearing isn't what it was a while back. If you have a large party you'll be conversing with those next to you more than anyone across the table, so choose your neighbors wisely. Don't get me wrong, I'll be back as the food was terrific, as was the service.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

This is a fun place for a group of friends who love to share....lots of small plates to choose from.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I've eaten here several times everything is delicious we love the pizzas the cheese, risotto and especially the gnocchi we will definitely be returning everything was delicious as always !

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great place for a smaller group. Three of us ate there on Saturday night and had a fun time. Noise level is high - so not for a business meal or romantic interlude. Pork shank was fantastic!!! Shared each dish and ordered one at a time. Highly recommend.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This is our favorite Chicago restaurant! Food, drinks, service are outstanding!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Sat down with friends whom we hadn't seen in years, anxious to catch up, our waiter interrupts. We ask him to please give us five minutes, he refused and babbles out his spiel about specials and menu. Very bad start.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent food as always. Brought two friends who had never been and they loved the fonduta, fettuccine Alfredo and zepolli. I especially enjoyed the arugula salad (venturing away from my usual Tuscan kale selection).

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

This restaurant was unbelievably loud, and it seemed like the Disneyland version of an Italian restaurant. It was trying desperately to be 'fun' but forgot to consider the food and the diners ahead of the junk on the walls and the soccer jerseys on the waitstaff. \n\nThe in-house pasta was bland and served luke warm. Wine was served in juice glasses in another pointless attempt to be 'fun'.\n\nThe best part of the meal was a cheese and olive plate that was quite tasty and well presented. Unfortunately for them, this was also the only thing that required essentially no skill or effort from their cooking staff. (So I suppose their buyers score a few points.)\n\nThe next best part was leaving and noticing how a busy Chicago street on a Friday night can actually seem quiet and peaceful compared to a noisy mediocre restaurant.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

One of my favorite restaurants in Chicago

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I went there with my boyfriend who is from out of state and he loved it!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great place to eat!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Go for the fresh pasta, delicious seafood, pizza and wine carafes! It was my first time there, went with a friend the night before the Cubs rally in grant park. Seated on time, friendly server who made great suggestions. Ample sized portions for sharing with one other person. We had the kale salad which was just ok, simple salad with a vinegar dressing, a little too tart, nothing special. We tried the brussel sprout salad which was basically sliced raw brussel sprouts with 3 thinly sliced dried apples with a timy bit of vinegarette. The fresh gnocchi pesto was to die for and the grilled shrimp scampi was perfection! The wine selections were terrific and you may order ¼ carafe or ½ carafe which was a nice touch. Loved the vibe and ambience and will go back soon!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Question is a casual environment with high quality food. Great to watch a game or go on a date.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great service, very accommodating in bringing out our dishes as we requested. Waiter was very busy but took good care of us. Food was excellent. Brussel sprouts spot on nicely seasoned and crisp, polenta fries unusual, but tasty, shrimp is out of this world, I am trying to replicate it! \nTop it off with a grapefruit limoncello. Great food, great service, great waiters, great ambiance!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The staff and the food is the jewel of this place. Would recommend it to my friends and will go back again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Yum. Yum. Yum. We really enjoyed Quartino. The service was great and the food was phenomenal. The tables are all really close together and it was loud in the restaurant, but we loved it anyway!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Best reasonably priced restaurant in Chicago. We come in each time we're in town and the atmosphere is fantastic!! A MUST!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Just a great place to eat and absorb a unique atmosphere - always excellent, always feel good after a visit

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great old-school Italian, perfect for a Chicago meal. The service was great. The 1/2 liter of wine, generous no the Calamari, crispy and delicious. We always try to get reservations when visiting the city.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

Lousy food. You get what you pay for. The home made buratta was like chewing gum. The shrimp was rotten. Wouldn't go back if you paid me

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great, Had great time but very nosy but other than that the food was good service was good

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Good food at reasonable price but the quality seems to have deteriorated over the years. Still a fun place to eat with a group of friends. Dishes came out seemingly all at once rather than as they were ready. Being a small-plates place, they need to improve on this as there is little room on the table for multiple dishes.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent Meal, loud but great atmosphere, service was very good

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Unexpectedly the best pizza we had in Chicago. Anywhere. Rich and complex. It's a tight fit, very busy, but just delicious. Salad was wonderful.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This restaurant is VERY busy, you will definitely want to make a reservation! However it's busy for a reason. The food is delicious, great wine, delicious fresh bread, and a menu built around shared plates.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We were a group of 14 including 3 young children. We made a reservation in advance and were glad we did as the place was jammed when we arrived at 6 pm. We were seated right away on st. Patricks Day weekend! The food comes out when each item is ready which was fine as it is meant to be shared family style. Everything we ordered was absolutely fantastic, especially the pasta and risotto dishes. Pizza was also wonderful and full of flavor. A couple in our party actually got engaged at Quartino's and received a round of applause and cheers from all. The staff were very attentive and the manager provided our table with complimentary champagne to toast the newly engaged couple. Couldn't have asked for a better experience! Thanks Quartino!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fantastic place. A bit noisy but definitely part of the overall ambiance of the restaurant (e.g., family style dining). Also, we were there during game 4 of the World Series and on a Saturday night, so noisy was completely expected and understood. Beverages at our table were a blood orange gin martini, which was balanced, not too dry or sweet. Also had a Stella Cidre, which is served in a bottle but with a chilled glass. Definitely a perfect cider if you're looking for something not too sweet or dry.\n\nPlates are shareable, including desserts (which happen to be two servings, if not more!). We had the salumi platter, which allows you to choose two salumi, two cheeses, and three accompaniments (gardeniera, artichokes, beet salad, etc). Also comes with three kinds of olives. We tried some sopressata, prosciutto san Daniele (must try it!!), Gorgonzola, and parmigiano reggiano. Beet salad and artichokes were wonderful, gardeniera could be skipped, should've gone with the roasted sweet peppers instead. Bread and olive oil are on the table at all times. My mother had the clams; I had the porcini and white truffle risotto. Both were excellent and highly recommended. Others near our table had pizza and pasta which looked tempting, but we remain gluten-free for the most part (dessert excluded 😉) due to autoimmune issues. They stated both the pizza and pasta were wonderful and highly recommended them both as well. We had the lemon spongecake with lemon curd, lemon gelato, and lemon chips for dessert. Not too sweet, it was light, airy, and a perfect balance of citrus and sweet. \n\nService was fantastic, our server was very good. Not overly attentive where you are bothered every 5 minutes, but attentive enough to see how everything was and checking to see if we wanted to order anything else. Nice guy, love to give a shout-out but can't remember his name because I'm in a bit of a food coma! Manager came around to see how our meal was, and to thank us for coming in. Wonderful!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Yummy. Short rib pizza was delish. Make a reservation.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great place with lots if energy great food and service

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Every dish was better than the last. Your staff is fantastic. We never felt rushed. Your desert was a sin.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Easy location to find. Wait staff was very nice. It was our first time there and we came during a shift change so we were a bit confused about who our waiter was. They gave my Mom a free tiramisu for her birthday which was nice. I feel like the hosts could've been a little bit more engaging. It was our first time and we were treated as if we had been there before. I wasn't sure what they were planning to do for my Mom's birthday and it would've been nice if they had communicated that to me via email (when I made the reservation online) or in person. It was a bit strange but we still had a nice time.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great selection and food is very good. Linguini with clams in white wine sauce was outstanding!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Restaurant is fun and the appetizers were great for a group of five people. However, the pasta dishes didn't have much taste. The veal skirt steak was interesting, but it was a tiny portion served with dry arugula. I wouldn't go back - it was just adequate.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This restaurant was a great recommendation from one of the locals while my wife and I where visiting Chicago! The ambience was of old Chicago and place was filled with customers. We tried three dishes on the menu the House made Goats milk Ricotta that came with bread and honey , Broetto Ai Frutti di Mare (shrimps,clams,calamarii, Octopus, & Whitefish Simmered in Aqua Pazza with San Marzano Tomatoes)on pasta, and Beef Short rib in salsa verde. I have to say everything we ordered was amazing and Quartino is now one of our must stop restaurants anytime we are visiting Chicago. By the way let me tell you the service was excellent they had up to three host walking the floor atttending to all the customers. One last thing I do recommend a reservation.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I love to see a restaurant with so many great options perfect portions I would go back again\nit was nice get together and we tried many different food all was very good ... I mostly enjoyed having a table outdoor... The indoor is very big and somewhat noisy.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Good food and interesting menu. A great value for Italian food in Chicago. Go there with friends and enjoy sharing plates.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Still my favorite restaurant in the city!! ❤️

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Quartino is one of my favorite places to visit in Chicago. Great food, reasonable prices, and nice atmosphere.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

very noisy but friendly place, tables were very close together. food was excellent. small portions so it is designed to share but each plate will feed two. great bar.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 30 2018

Beyond terrible service

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Love the small plate format; with so many choices you get to try everything! Lots of wine choices too! Fun and reasonable, the night we went upstairs bar was not open, service was slower.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

My wife was almost done with her entry before I even got mine. Secondly, TV was playing a Cary Grant movie on a Sunday night in the midst of NFL season - small detail to which somebody was not paying attention, but definitely couldn't recommend as a sports venue. Noise level made it difficult to talk.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I thought it was more elegant but it is a typical Italian diner style. Which was fine, but not what I had wanted.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Had dinner at Quartino's on Saturday night. They have a fabulous menu and an extensive wine list. The food was excellent and we enjoyed the fact that it was served as each individual dish was ready. It fostered sharing the various dishes. The service was great and the wait staff was very attentive. The prices were reasonable and the atmosphere was comfortable and relaxed. I'd definitely recommend it to friends.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Service from hostess to table service was attentive and nice. Had to wait a very long time for one of our dishes to come out. Serving portions were too small for the value. Flavors were ok. We ordered six different dishes. None of them were 'wow, I would get this again.' We needed to order more bread just to curb our appetites while we waited. It was nice, but no need to go back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great experience! Everyone was tentative to the table while being able to give us our space and privacy. Great place to share food and taste a little bit of everything. Enjoyed the experience, was not my first time and will not be my last.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Never been disappointed, come to Quartino every time we are in Chicago. Fun, vibrant place with good Italian food. We had appetizer platter, pizza, Tiramisu and red house wine, were very happy with our selection. \nDon't be in a rush, not for small children. Make reservation!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

If you don't mind not being able to speak to the person you're sitting with without yelling, it's wonderful. I don't think I'd recommend the sampler unless you are a bit adventurous with you taste buds. Pastas and beef dishes were good.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Amazing food, staff, and ambiance! Unrivaled selection for vegetarians - and each dish was tastier than the next! Don't skip the Vegetarina pizza!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

While the food was good the way the restaurant seating was created was horrible. I must have had a server step or trip over my feet at least every few minutes. The back of the chairs were no more than 4-6' from the next table and this was throughout Ethe restaurant! The dishes are meant to be shared somewhat like a tapas but the tables could hardly hold 4 1/2 servings.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Way too loud. You have to scream at each other, which is not conducive to a lovely conversation. Why don't you start by putting fabric on the ceiling---maybe invite fiber arts to cover the place.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Five of us went for dinner. This is a great restaurant for a group of people as the dishes are meant for sharing. The service was great. It is a little loud where we were seated and somewhat difficult to hear each other, but we had fun anyway.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The night started off with a girl in my group saying 'I don't want to jinx it, but everytime I come here with a group, it seems that no matter how much food we order the bill per person is always $15-20'\n\nWell, she didn't jinx it. Our group of 6 paid ~$16 /person pre-tip, and we were STUFFED. We also all drank. I love this place- it's perfect for large groups because all their small plates are meant for sharing so you can try a lot. Also, any place that will take reservations for large groups is a win in my book. We went on a Wednesday evening and it was PACKED! It also has a great bar you can grab a drink at while waiting for a table.\n\nRucolina Pizza- SO GOOD. I`m not even necessarily the biggest pizza or arugula fan, but this pizza was amazing. \n\nPepperoni Pizza- I didn't eat any, but it was gone very quickly and even our pickiest Pizza Connoiseur was happy\n\nEggplant Parmesan- Delicious, but not exactly the 'vegetable' we were going after. Layers on layers of cheese.\n\nTagliatelle w/ Bolognese- Delicious. Handmade pasta with a sauce that wasn't too heavy-- I highly recommend.\n\nGnocchi- Good (and was devoured in about a minute) but couldn't compare to the gnocchi from Vivo in West Loop. That's now my gold standard in Chicago. \n\nThe white Sangria was also fantastic, and our service was great. The parmesan cheese graters they have which grate the fresh cheese is a nice addition, and I`ll definitely be back again.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Large outdoor sidewalk space. However VERY loud traffic noise. Plus many tables had no shade so during high noon it was very hot.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Loved the romantic patio! Fantastic Italian tapas.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

My favorite place in the world. Ask for Aldo.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food quality subpar in every regard but the young crowd and local business types seemed to love the energy of this place. Dry meatballs, bland bolognese, etc didn't seem to bother the youngsters who populate this place but a more discerning diner will pass it up.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellent food and service! Great place for a group, especially with so many menu choices. Small plates meant to share!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Restaurant week menu was make your own 4-course meal. Each dish was very tasty, well plated, and the service was on point. The amount of food was too filling, and partway through course 3 I was full. (well I made room for desert and took course 3 home). Do yourself a favor and eat here. Also, the 'outside' dining is very warm, you don't even get the feeling that there's cold air but a foot away.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We sat in the front adjacent to the outdoor seating. We ordered the fondue to start. It's hard to hear up there which may not be true in the main area. We loved everything about it otherwise!! The food is delicious and also a nice variety to choose from.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We were visiting Chicago and had the best experience at Quartino. The food was delicious -- the staff were amazing and so attentive. If we ever come back to Chicago we will definitely go back to Quartino.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great value and good for groups

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

My experience would have been great if the waiter didn't insist the porcini risotto was actually the sausage risotto. I ordered the porcini risotto. The people to my immediate left and right ordered the sausage risotto. Mine came first. The person to my left dish came second which looked exactly like mine. We asked the waiter if this was the sausage risotto because it looks just like mine. He said yes. This is the sausage, it looks just like the porcini but has small pieces of meat rather than mushroom. Shortly after the person to my right got their sausage risotto which looked totally different from mine and the person to my left. It was insulting and unacceptable to be told a mushroom dish is actually a sausage dish.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food is delicious, pasta pizza & zeppole, incredible! When we are in Chicago, is our place for dinner.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Had a fantastic dinner once again at Quartino. From the staff, to the food to the atmosphere in the place, it always is a wonderful time. One of the best parts about Quartino is how fast the food comes to your table. A great place to get the night started with some friends or family!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food was not good. Food was not served at the appropriate time. Waiter was nice.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

A local rec. this restaurant. They couldn't be more correct!!!!! This was amazing restaurant. It meet all three legs of dining. The food was outstanding, the waite staff was knowledgable, and the atmosphere was lively and nicely decorated. It was a little noisy but the amazing food drowns out the sound. This is a must. Carol R.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I LOVE QUARTINOS! I go every week or so. The ambiance is so fun, cozy, and authentic. But also feels classy with the old movies. The service is genuine and the food is phenomenal. So fresh and homemade! I love that every time I go a manager stops by to greet us. Thank you for the special experiences!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Took my daughter and son in law for dinner and had a great evening. Food was excellent with the Squid dish and the tagliatelle bolongnese being highlights. Wine list was great and bargain priced. Service excellent

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food was excellent as was the service. We were on the second level, which was very loud. We had two bachelorette parties and another large group in one room making it difficult to carry on conversation with the parties at our table. However, this would not stop me from coming back.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Went for my favorite dessert' Profiteroles. Pleasantly surprised by the salmon; never received the eggplant. Husband was somewhat disappointed with the veal slider. He usually orders the veal meatballs. His pasta was huge. Plenty for leftovers.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We went to Quartino before a Hawks game on a Saturday night. Traffic was horrid and we were almost thirty minutes late for our reservation. The host was very understanding and sat us quickly, we waited maybe 3 minutes. \n\nThe server was outstanding, her knowledge of the menu was very helpful and all of her recommendations were spot on. The food came out hot and not too fast, allowing us to finish one dish before moving on to the next. The tables that seat two are tiny but the servers make sure that they are always clearing dishes as they are walking even if it's not their table. So we never ran out of room. I highly recommend Quartino!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I am from another state, Colorado, wanted to experience authentic Italian cooking.\nA very fun place full of activity, loud yet fun and not out of control. Even though it was crowded and people were waiting, the wait staff and servers were polite and attentive.\nI had the Tagliatelle alla Bolognese. It was excellent, from my first bite I could taste that the ingredients were very fresh. The texture of the handmade pasta along with the pure taste of the tomato and meat sauce was to die for! It reminded me of home cooking and the sauce my grandma used to make. There was a lot of flavor in each bite. The chicken soup was good too! For desert we had the tiramisu, so delicious, a big portion, not too sweet. \nThey had the original movie, The Italian Job, playing in the background on TV's, Nice touch!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This place was GREAT! Wee would recommend this place to anyone. Loved the tappas style. Service was fast and entire staff was very well trained and a fine tuned machine.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We tried Quartino over the summer when we passed by while walking around, and now it's one of our favorites! Great service, wonderful food, lively and energetic atmosphere- we will be back soon!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We loved the restaurant. The server Nick was great and not only had great tableside manner but knew the menu from every angle. The recommendations he made were spot on and delicious. His tableside manner with our 7 year old son was great too.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 30 2018

Worst service ever. We came to carbo load before the marathon with a party of 5 people. Upon being seated, we were told by our server that because they were so busy, items would be taking 30-plus minutes to come out. So we ordered cocktails, and while we waited for them to be delivered gave our waiter our initial order anticipating a long wait. We received our drinks and not one minute later, half of our order was delivered-no time to enjoy our cocktails. A few minutes after that, the rest of our food arrived...all within minutes of being seated. Our server never came back to check on us. We had to flag him down for wine and then he hovered over us after we had finished eating (which was not even 30 minutes later) we were discussing dessert and he was in the distance listening and asked if we wanted anything else for dessert? We hadn't even finished our wine which we could not enjoy with our meal. My husband turned around and said no. He returned within two minutes with the dessert we had been discussing and the check. So we sat there and talked and talked and talked and occupied the table because we were so angry. We will NEVER visit Quartino again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food here is always delicious! We had the caprese salad, salumi salad, dates, and penne pasta in vodka sauce. It was all very good!! Great wine selection too. They have a lot of seating and its a great spot for large groups.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

After the reviews I read I really was expecting the food quality to be much better. Aside from the Octopus and Pizza being very good - the Gnocchi and other r pasta dishes were disappointing.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I've been here a few times and have loved it, but this last time it became apparent that the VALUE just isn't there. I ordered the delicious sun dried tomato soup and that actually was a good-sized portion.\n\nThe asparagus risotto, however, was laughable. I'd say there was approximately 1 cup of food spread very thin over a large plate. For $12.75, I need something that's going to fill me up! It was very tasty, but not satisfying.\n\nThe atmosphere is incredible, but either the portions need to be larger or the prices need to be smaller.\n\nNot sure if I'll return, and this makes me sad as it's a great place to take out-of-towners.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Birthday dinner. Had reservation for 8 but had to change to 9 when we got to the restaurant. Staff was very accommodating. Food was great as always. Reasonably priced. Great place for everyday dining, too.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

My wife traveled to Chicago with girl friends for a get away trip and chose Quartino's for a dinner. They all had a very pleasant experience and absolutely Loved the food. It was a first time visit and they will all return on the next trip to Chicago.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

This is a very lively restaurant with quick service, good food, and responsive staff.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I love Quartino! It was my second time there last week! It's a go to even if I don't always book through Open Table! We even had the same waitress! Wonderful. Sometimes the noise level can be a slight turn off. Only complaint! \n\nI wish Gibsons Group would take over the former Japonais space....a second Quartino???

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The Dates wrapped in Pancetta were the best thing we have ever eaten. The gorgonzola was wonderful and the honey drizzle complemented the saltiness of the pancetta. We had a couple of small pasta dishes that were fantastic also. Never been to an Italian style 'tapas' restaurant, there need to be more! We almost went back & broke my golden rule of not going back to the same restaurant twice while we are in Chicago, just for the dates. I will therefore stretch the rule and go back on a different visit later this summer :) Another positive about this restaurant was the wine prices. We had a really good red that was extremely reasonable. Definitely try this place out, but get reservations because I happened to check back on OpenTable around 4 in the morning and a table opened up.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our second visit was as good, or better then our first! Once again, we had the dates and they were as just we remembered...Spectacular. The service was friendly and warm. And, the small toppings allowed us to try a few dishes. The wine is reasonable, especially for the area. This is a definite must when going out for Italian in Chicago.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our hotel concierge recommended Quartino, and he wasn't wrong! The bacon-wrapped dates, beef short rib and the oh-so-decadent chocolate fondue were absolutely delicious!! The shrimp and spaghetti were not far behind. Only dish we thought was not tremendous was the potato gnocchi. We will most definitely return on our next Chicago trip!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Quartino has become one of my go-to spots when I need to have a good meal with an important business contact. The food is amazing. I enjoy the flexibility of being able to order an assortment of small plates, yet they also offer substantive main dishes. The service from start to finish is consistently excellent. I especially enjoy eating lunch in the bar. Quartino is truly a River North treasure.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Quartino is great for groups, small and large. The staff are energetic and friendly and quick to recommend dishes for those who can't decide. The food, small plates of deliciousness, like the veal meatballs with house made ricotta, wild arugula salad with orange slices and faro, tagliatelle alla bolognese, and braised lamb shank, are perfect for sharing. The noise level is a bit loud, but I guess it's to be expected when the restaurant is extremely popular and cavernous in size.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Interesting concept to italian food, tapas! Affordable wines and great food. Place is super busy and loud so not great for a quiet date night. Perfect for friendly gatherings

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great for New Years- just don't bring kids. Really Loud!!! Food was tasty , pleantiful, very well priced. Servrr was just ok. Fun scene.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

I enjoy the small portions approach as one can easily share dishes. By ordering a number of dishes, one can rule out the experience of having bad meals, as there will likely always be something amongst the dishes that you enjoy! Overall, the food was good and I would certainly return.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

The restaurant is so noisy you can't even hear yourself talk

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Always great never disappoints! Whenever I have friends visit from out of state I bring them to Quartino.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

I was quite disappointed with Quartino. The service was great, but the food not so much. The gnocchi was chewy and definitely not made in house. The sgropino dessert drink was not authentic and had entirely too much gelato. We had several other family style meals and weren't impressed with any of them. The only thing I'd recommend would be there pizza. Tables are small and packed in the restaurant and the noise level on both floors is super loud and makes it hard to have a conversation.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Even though we live in Alaska, Quartino's is our 'go-to' spot in Chicago. Love the wine and food. The duck prosciutto is incredibly good. The host a large number of people and the noise level can be tough, making it hard to converse.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I visited Quartino on a recommendation this past weekend with a group of friends, the night before the Chicago Marathon. Part of the appeal was that it could handle a crowd (and seated 600) so I thought it would be a good fit on a busy weekend. It was fine. Good. The food was good, but not great, though it could have been on a quieter night. One of my friends didn't receive his dinner until more than a half hour after the rest of the group. We were warned it would come out as it became ready, but it was cavatelli and shouldn't have taken SO much longer. We also never received an appetizer we ordered, which was fine -- we didn't miss it -- but was an oversight. The server was nice enough to send us a free dessert. Again, it was fine. Next time I would look for a smaller restaurant, as the staff simply seemed overwhelmed.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food and the service was good. The portions were quite small, however.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

A terrific experience all around. Our Server, Chelsey is a delight and we also enjoyed the courtesy visit by Manager Michael Friedman at our table. We will be back!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

It was not our first time here but was surprised at really crowded it was for a week night. The food was extremely delicious and our server, excellent!\n\nAllow extra time, even with reservations.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had a great dinner at Quartino. The food was great and the staff terrific - friendly, helpful, engaged -- all around awesome.\n\nThe food was excellent - we loved the meatballs, the ravioli, the minestrone soup. And the desserts were unbelievable.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

My wife and I would drive 5 hours just to eat their again. The most wonderful Italian food we have ever had!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Love the food. Service is always great. Anytime we come into the city it's the place we want to go to.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

My group and I really enjoyed our experience at Quartino. The prosciutto and pea tortellini was amazing as well as the Brussels sprouts and purred potatoes. The donut bites for dessert were delicious as well; make sure you dip the same bite in both the chocolate and honey! Totally recommend! Was very busy,\nSo make sure to book a reservation; we were seated on time!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great service and food is fantastic

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Went there for a girls night! Had so much fun sharing our plates. The staff were great, food was excellent and the wine was delicious. The noise level was a little high but it wasn't a big issue, being a Friday night people were ready to be out on the town.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This was a fantastic experience! First meal in Chicago after a plane ride, and everyone was exhausted an grumpy - until we got seated. Service was tremendous, and the Italian food was as good as any we've had anywhere (including Italy). Pomodoro sauce was nonpareil, as were meatballs and eggplant part. And the two desserts we chose - Italian doughnut with chocolate sauce and profiteroles in hot fudge with vanilla ice cream - were just spectacular.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Amazing food with a great staff to guide you through the many choices.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great place, great food, great service, just loud.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food and drink at Quartino is always very good. Moreover, the waiter was excellent. My companion found the dish he ordered was too spicy for his taste. When he told the waiter the dish was whisked away and replaced promptly at no charge.\n\nThe waiters wear Italian football (soccer) shirts. Not my taste but who cares when the food, wine (I recommend the Gavi di Gavi), and service are so good.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Had to try everything lol this place is great, the pizza was fresh and amazing!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

In town from New Orleans and stumbled across this restaurant on Yelp. Couldn't have asked for a more amazing meal! Service was on point and everything we ate was delicious. After I had recently been to Italy this restaurant was the closest thing I've had to REAL Italian food it if anywhere I've been! Can't wait to visit Chicago again to come back here!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We ate outside and our table was much to small for 4 people. Our server was great. The bussers needed to be clearing much more frequently because the table was sooo small\n\nI did not care for the small plastic wine glass, but we were outside.\n\nI'll come back and sit upstairs!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Quartino is my 'go to' restaurant when picking a place for out of town colleagues and/or friends - I have never been disappointed!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

A little loud, but easy to get a reservation for a good size group.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had impeccable service when we dined. The menu options were numerous and it was hard to choose. We had the black olives appetizer - very flavor-filled! Our two salads were delicious, especially the shaved salad. I loved the veal entrée. Those dining with me enjoyed the Bolognese sauce. The tiramisu was to die for! Our waiter was helpful and knowledgeable in selecting red wine. We will return!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Thursday evening was crowded and loud; difficult to converse with others at our table due to the background noise level. Food is overall delicious / well prepared, but very small portions. Bread was slices of a dried baguette ....would have appreciated more substantial / better bread to go with meal. Expectation is to drink wine or beer; do not offer liters of sparkling water.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had an incredible server, one of the best I've had in the city! Although it was a busy night he was attentive and truly cared about everything being perfect!

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 30 2018

We reserved a big party and I expected a table to seat about 20 people. I even spoke with the restaurant multiple times. \n\nWhen more than half my party arrived on time, the table wasn't ready. On top of that, they split up our tables so that we didn't even sit together. What's the point of a reservation? The servers were nice but rushed us completely. Our waiter rushed us but the waitress was nice and pleasant. She was the only highlight.\n\nOutside of ruining my wife's birthday, the food is mediocre. There are plenty of other good choices and we only came here because this was the first place we met. But if we were picking for any other reason such as food, service, and ambiance, we would've chosen any place else. This is the last time we are going here and will be sure to tell all of our friends to avoid it. Severely overrated.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I went to Quartino while visting Chicago with friends. My mom had been there the year before and was raving about this restaurant and how it was the best meal of their trip- she was right. I was with a friend who is dairy free and gluten free and she was thrilled with the amount of options and our server was incredibly helpful in leading her in the right direction for what she could have and what to avoid. Great place, great staff.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Each dish was tasty with a variety of choices. One dish was prepared with cheese when we requested the cheese be left off, so the dish was promptly replaced and we were not charged for it. That's good management.\n\nOur table was ready at the time of our reservation. Again, good management.\nThe noise level is high, so it's not a place for intimate chats, but rather for more celebratory occasions. \n\nOur server was personable and quite capable. \nNo one in our party of 6 had anything to complain about. We all left in an upbeat mood.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

So good! This was my second time at Quartino and it was just as good as the first time! We had a reservation for 7:30 and were seated almost immediately. The restaurant was packed and had a great energy level. Our server was prompt and efficient. For 4 people we shared a Salumeria Tasting which was awesome - nice portion size and great to share. We also had the dates wrapped in pancetta, polpette al sugo, burrata salad, pappardelle al sugo, brocolli rabe, roasted baby octopus, and calamari. I was quite full without being overstuffed but the males said they could have used 1 or 2 more dishes. The dates wrapped in pancetta were a must do!! I will definitely be returning to Quartino.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Quartino never disappoints! The food is great, service is pretty good and it is a lovely place for a girls night or date night. Restaurant is always packed and loud though ..

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This is my fourth time coming to quartino and I was not disappointed. At first, we got seated next to such a loud table and our server actually volunteered to move us which I was really surprised about. Food was really quick and excellent, love their penne alla vodka and the bruschetta is amazing. The wine list never disappoints either. I like that the manager comes to check on everyone.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I really enjoyed the food here and would come back for that. \n\nOverall, I enjoyed my experience here but there were a few things I didnt love. Because its small plates, they have a stash of plates at your table. If you are sat at a 2 person table, it takes up 1/3 of the table, leaving you very little room for drinks, things you are eating etc. \n\nI was unimpressed with the server's wine knowledge, I told him what I liked and then he asked me if I like full or medium body; he should have known that the wine I liked was a full body red. If this is an Italian place, I expect a decent amount of wine knowledge. When asked to split our bill between two cards, I found him to be unclear of our ask though I repeated it multiple times. \n\nAlso, you are crammed into this place like sardines - there's very little room between tables, so if you are sat in the table in the far corner like we were, its HARD to get out of the restaurant.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food is great!! My first time in Chicago and I would definitely return

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food was outstanding! My husband and I went there for lunch on a Saturday. He had chicken noodle soup to start and then the ravioli and I had the cavatelli. Both were brought out hot and the cavatelli actually reminded me of my dad's homemade cavatelli he made when I was a kid. Service was attentive but not overbearing. The manager came by a couple of times as well to make sure we had everything we needed. I would highly recommend Quartino if you're ever in the area.

5.0
Excellent
Dined Apr 30 2018

How busy the place was, it was buzzing and a great atmosphere

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We were celebrating a bachelorette party, waiter comped us on the brides drink as well as a dessert. Very friendly service

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Incredible! Ate here for a family dinner. Couldn't be happier with the food, service, and value.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The manager was great! \n\nHope to be back soon!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I make a point to get to Quartino whenever I'm in Chicago. The place was hopping on a Friday night at 6pm which was no surprise. We had reservations and were seated quickly. Our server was very helpful and all of the food was consistently good. I love the small plate concept and the energetic atmosphere. Will be back the next time I'm in Chicago!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Had dinner here the other night to celebrate my wife's birthday. Picked it based solely on Yelp reviews. Completely enjoyed the excellent food, the attentive service, and the ambiance.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Went with a few friends on an early Saturday evening. Place was packed but the staff did a real good job of serving everyone. They had so many servers running around it was very easy to hail someone if you needed anything. Food was very good I thought. I'm not exactly a foodie so I know I tend to grade higher - but my whole party of 4 left happy. Highly recommend the chocolate cake for desert. The ambiance doesn't lend itself to a romantic evening - the tables are kind of squeezed in there - noise level can be high, but I enjoyed myself.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We were a party of seven. Excellent service. Outstanding food. Simply lovely. Our second time there. It is definitely a new favorite!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I continue to go to Quartino, because it always delivers the very best. The food , wine, and staff are great, which is why I continue to visit and recommend Quartino.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Totally awesome, great food and atmosphere

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Love the shrimp risotto we ordered, linguine, beef and pizza. Will come back again.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 30 2018

The server was obnoxious, kept calling us 'girls'. Is that supposed to be cute? We're not 9 years old. The soup tasted like it came out of a can and the pasta was soggy and overcooked. I wouldn't go back there if you paid me.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food was just ok and some was less than just ok. Most of it tasted like frozen items. The servers appearance was less than upscale. The table was too small for tapas style food. Our wine was not poured for us. Overall I was disappointed with this place. The server did an adequate job but I sense that the service here is mediocre at best. I won't be back.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I really enjoyed dining at this restaurant, my first visit to Chicago and it was suggested as a good Italian restaurant and it truly was, the pomodora sauce was excellent, Andrew was a great server and very helpful explaining the menu

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

My husband and I were visiting Chicago (I for the first time) My sister,who lives in Wisconsin, recommended the restaurant. The menu was creative which made our selections difficult. Our server was ready to make suggestions and gave us the impression that he loved the food, the restaurant and genuinely wanted us to have the best overall experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Enjoyed our dinner at Quartino. Lots of interesting options and fun to try a variety of small plates. Good wine list and lively bar scene. Only drawback is the noise level. Upstairs might be quieter.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Loved it and the management knows what it is doing!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Crowded, lively place. Loved the atmosphere and food.\nService was friendly and \nManager made a visit to table to explain a cheese (and brought us some too!)\nwhich was very nice!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The pasta was disgusting. The house wine was great.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I frequently visit Quartino and never leave disappointed. Would highly recommend it for an Italian option in Chicago.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great food and service. Excellent location for a special occasion.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food was bad, not what expected.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food was not good. Service from the hostesses and in the bar was very good. Waitstaff in the dining room was completely underwhelming. Would not return.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I got a message from OpenTable saying I missed my reservation but I did not. They honored our table for 7 and sat us upstairs. Receipt and pictures to prove it. Food was amazing but upstairs was a bit loud due to the sound being amplified by the tiny space. We usually sit downstairs and never have a problem. But food made up for it all. Loved it

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Tables close together and pretty noisy, so not great for a romantic dinner out, but a lively, enjoyable dining experience both times we've visited. We like to come when we're visiting Chicago and stay close by. There's something for everyone, and they're fresh pastas are excellent.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

The appetizers was good but the main course food was clearly pre-prepared and not cooked to order. It tasted like microwave food and it was a huge mistake coming here

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great food, great service, the bartenders were friendly and helpful and fun! Matt Graham was super friendly, came to the table and made sure everything was going well and tasting wonderful! Waitress was awesome!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great food, fabulous service! If you have large party, suggest requesting a big room upstairs, as the noise level is high in main dining room.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We've been fans of Quartino for the last 4 years. The small plates/half portion/shared plates format is one main reason, but the extreme quality of the flavors and overall wonderful service seals the deal.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great food! Service was less on par. Noise level was LOUD. Hard to have conversations. Probably would ask to sit outside if we go again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Quartino's is one of our favorite restaurants. Definitely recommend reservations for the weekends since this place can get extremely packed! The food is definitely worth dealing with the weekend crowds or opt to go during the week for a more casual dining experience.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We went with a large group and ordered a number of appetizers and entrees. Everything we had was very good. The pork shank was so tender and tasty. Service was excellent.

3.0