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Il Culaccino, Chicago, IL
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Il Culaccino

4.5
4.5
799 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
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Il Culaccino, the new fine Italian dining restaurant presented by the Franco’s Restaurant Group, comes to McCormick Square in Spring 2019. Anchored in the Arrive Lex Apartment Tower, 2134 South Indiana, Il Culaccino is just steps away from Wintrust Arena and a short walk from McCormick Place. At Il Culaccino, you’ll enjoy unique wines and delicious plates accompanied by the friendly and superior service that has become the hallmark of Franco’s Restaurant Group, family-owned since 1989.

Be prepared to have your senses thrilled at Il Culaccino, before or after exploring McCormick Square, Chicago’s most exciting and vibrant new entertainment district.

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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 17 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 794-5300

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Neighborhood

    South Loop

  • Cross street

    Cermak And Indiana

  • Parking details

    Valet Friday-Sunday Evenings, Street Parking, Validated Parking in building garage

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 799 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. RR

    RogerR

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    A group of friends from California in Chicago for work.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Everything was great. Food was great. Service was great. It was a little loud, but manageable. Bear in mind the portion sizes are enormous. I got chicken gardinara and my girlfriend got salmon and there was enough for 2 people on both of our plates.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall2food1service4ambience2
    $58, 12oz filet cooked unevenly and raw in large portion of meat…also entire plate of food, potatoes, spinach and steak sitting in a puddle water/juice. I used bread to soak and separate water from my food. After sending back steak, it came back…now I have well done and medium parts of a high end steak. Perhaps my expectations, based on experiences at Gibsons and other high establishments skewed what I expected. They did take $12 off steak(should have been more). I didn’t eat soaked potatoes and only ate 1/3 of spinach. I don’t recommend and I will not be back.
  4. MC

    MichelleC

    Chicago

    34 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Music was a little too loud and we felt like our waiter was rushing us out at the end of the evening. Although we were the only ones in the atrium area it was only 8:30p.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Great location for dinner before going to Wintrust Arena event!
  6. JG

    JenG

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time celebrating our Little Christmas
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I thoroughly enjoyed my experience the service was excellent the food was good and the wine was very tasty. We went for New Years Eve it was a great way to kick off the year
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New Years Eve celebratory dinner. The hostesses were delightful and Bobby, our server, made it fun!
  9. DD

    DanielD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    We enjoyed our floor service manager , he was very attentive . Portions were just right, and our desert was excellent.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were in Chicago for New Years Eve and the experience we had at Il Culaccino was worthy of the occasion. The food and service were impeccable and the atmosphere was cozy but festive. We would definitely go back there!
  11. JZ

    JustcallmeZ

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    I’d try again. We didn’t chose the right entrees i do believe. However the drinks were good.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great place to eat! Nice decor, fun atmosphere! The bar area was amazing!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    With my sister for lunch. Excellent meal. Jamie and Marissa were excellent and attentive. This place never disappoints.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food and excellent staff. Our waitress was very well informed about which menu items could be prepared gluten free and she provided great menu recommendations. We live in the area and we will be coming again.
  15. EL

    EvanL

    Omaha

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food is amazing at this place. Service is a little slow but they are very busy. It’s well worth the wait.
  16. NT

    NoThanks

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Service was great. Hostess, server and bus service were all stellar. “Chipotle bbq rub” on the filet was like a grocery store bbq sauce - overwhelmed the filet, which came out very undercooked. Chicken saltimbocca was pretty flavorless other than salt.
  17. B

    Buttons820

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    It was a bit too crowded and given the surge in COVID cases recently, the tables were too close together (people bumping you as they walk by). Our entrees came out almost as fast as we ordered them...it seemed a bit too fast as we were dining. We waited a long time for our bill/check - and then even longer for it to be processed with one of us taking it up to the bar area to our server. Food was ok...no bread on the table as it was lunchtime; up charge for extra crunchy crostini bread. Most likely would not go back unless I wanted to eat quickly.
  18. j

    joyceb

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My new favorite!. Everything was delicious!!! From the dressing on the salad to the fresh bread.. Server,Jackie was wonderful! Will be returning soon!
  19. HM

    HannaM

    Chicago

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had a business lunch meeting at Il Culaccino Staff was very attentive and friendly Food was great, music was a bit loud but it was Christmas music !! Would highly recommend this restaurant for its food and service. Reasonably priced as well !!!
  21. l

    leighd

    Denver

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was great! Service was prompt and attentive and the food came out quickly.
  22. MK

    MichaelK

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. We loved the timing of the food. Not too fast, not too slow.
  23. T

    Tarki

    Miami

    77 reviews

    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very good Italian. Service was quite good. Outside seating is warm
  24. R

    Richard

    Cleveland

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Terrific service and very good food. Greenhouse room is meh.
  25. VG

    VikkiG

    Denver

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good gluten free options.
  26. KS

    KimS

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food is great and outdoor area is kept warm. Waiter helped identity menu options for vegetarian/gluten-free guest.
  27. JB

    JenniferB

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    We’re Italian and our standards may be a bit high. We ate here twice in the past week. The first time was much better, on the weekend. Last night, was not good. The risotto was undercooked and the flavor was not pleasant. The carrot cake had coconut and the frosting not enough cream cheese. The Limone sauce was not well balanced and the veal over done. The meatball salad was very good.
  28. LB

    LynneB

    Mobile

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great food and convenient location to the McCormick Place Convention center. Large outdoor covered patio for added seating.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Italian food is some of the best I have had including my trips to Italy. Moreover, the service is exceptional - particularly - the hostess Natalie - an amazing professional. I highly recommend this restaurant for personal or business dining.
  30. D

    Dionysus

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Visited for lunch with work colleagues. We had reservations and were seated immediately. Time from ordering to food service was fast. However, everyone at the table agreed the food was just ok. Chicken sandwiches were bland and dry. Pasta dishes were large portions, but not great flavor. French fries were awesome. Service was just ok, which I get because they were busy and it looked like our server had a lot of tables.
  31. SW

    SteveW

    New England

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic meal and service, so glad we discovered this place next to the McCormick convention center. This will be a go to place every time we are in Chicago.
  32. C

    Chris

    Tulsa

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Our server's section was much too large for her. As a result, we did not see much of her. The food was very good. Great calamari! Not a lot of ambiance, but maybe that's because we were on the patio, and it was entirely enclosed the night we went. (I think they open it up on warm nights, but I'm not sure.) Very noisy room. That doesn't bother me much, but it may bother others.
  33. MR

    MabeRuth

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Service was slow, and food was overcooked and came out boiling hot. Temp in the outdoor area was very hot until they opened a window or something and then it got nice and cool.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food!
  35. JS

    JesperS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    If you tried real italian food, than you will be dissapointed
  36. B

    Barbarat0209

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    great service food was great!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Celebrated our 35th Anniversary - amazing Italian food, lovely service.
  38. RW

    ReneeW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was really good. Service was very good too. Welcoming and warm on a really windy day. Our waitress got our food out quickly and the check quickly. We were short of time. We were in and out in 45 -50 minutes .
  39. WC

    WayneC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing - everything was absolutely delicious. Jacke, our server was friendly, attentive, knowledgable about the menu and very helpful. A great experience across the board and we can't wait to go back.
  40. k

    kathya

    Chicago

    275 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    275 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. A little disappointed there was no bread served at lunch. It is the best. Best eggplant parmigiana in town.....

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Il Culaccino using the Order Online button. Il Culaccino also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Il Culaccino also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 794-5300.

Il Culaccino is rated 4.5 stars by 799 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 17 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Il Culaccino

2134 S Indiana Ave, Chicago, IL 60616-4930

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Cermak And Indiana

  • Neighborhood

    South Loop

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet Friday-Sunday Evenings, Street Parking, Validated Parking in building garage

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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