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Riccardo Trattoria, Chicago, IL

Riccardo Trattoria

4.7
4.7
2695 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Riccardo started his career at a very young age in Milan's prestigious "GIRARROSTO" family owned. Then, in 1982 he moved to the United States and he opened the famous Sonny Bono's in Los Angeles. In 1987 he started to work with his cousin Roberto Ruggeri, with him he opened Bice New York, Los Angeles and many others around the world.

Together with his wife (and sous chef), Veronica, and his cousin (and hostess), Barbara, he decided to continue his gastronomic artistry and creativity in his restaurant named after himself "Riccardo Trattoria."

Here through the craftsmanship of an Italian food connoisseur, dishes are prepared with an almost zen-like essentiality that has shaped Riccardo's professional and existential life course. Some highlights of the menu are Veal Chop Milanese, Veal Shank Osso Bucco, Pappardelle with Short Rib Ragu, various classic Rissotto preparations, and for dessert options like Panna Cotta, Homemade Tiramisu and Tuscan Ricotta Cheesecake round out the menu.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 40 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Seafood, Comfort Food
  • Hours of operation
    Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (773) 549-0038
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Riccardo Michi
  • Neighborhood
    Lincoln Park
  • Cross street
    Clark and Webster
  • Parking details
    Valet parking not available
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,695 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

2,696 Reviews
  1. Rarenfine17

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food! Perfect minestrone and pesto tofe my companions had bronzino and halibut and veal parmigiana all pleased and impressed. Raisin ricotta cheese cake subtle nice. All in all a great place lovely low key sharp and efficient service. I am a repeat customer

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  2. JH99

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Riccardo’s is simply the best restaurant to go to. Always amazing and one of our favorites!

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  3. oldtownfoodie

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and superb food as always!truly authentic Italian food.

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  4. Lorenzo

    Chicago

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    As usual they provide good service and delicious food.

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  5. TomB

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Riccardo's is our favorite Chicago restaurant. The staff is attentive and the food is wonderful. We visit every time we are in Chicago. Always a great experience.

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  6. LeonardR

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Authentic Italian bistro with a great variety of dishes and a good wine list. The wait staff was attentive and friendly. Ala carte pricing let us decide exactly what we wanted.

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  7. AndrewR

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always fantastic and never disappointed with the food and service here!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant , service was great, food was amazing!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely most incredible Italian i’ve had in a long time. Seafood Risotto was amazing, beef carpaccio and tuna tare tare was fantastic, lobster ravioli was stunning, everything was authentic, restaurant was very intimate great vibes. The bread before the meal was so good we ate 3 baskets. I truly cannot speak enough great words about this place. The tiramisu to finish it off… ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS!!

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  10. MOS2050

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere is simple and classy with white tablecloths, candles, flowers, and large classic prints of avian art. The staff is warm and polite from entry to table. Wait staff is cordial, knowledgeable, and efficient. Wines are excellent, food menu extensive but not overwhelming, with many unique offerings. While prices are not low, there were early evening specials that included choices for three courses at a very reasonable price. Three of the four of us chose from that menu and all were well pleased. All in all, we considered this restaurant a great find, and we’ll go back and recommend it to our discerning family and friends.

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  11. DanW

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super delicious and fresh food. Enjoyed the branzino, grilled calamari and mussels. Tiramisu was a treat. Great service as well and everyone very friendly. Great catch in Lincoln Park!

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  12. JasonD

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Legitimate Italian food, still as delicious as it was when it opened. Took our now 19 year old son for the first time and he said “this was one of the best meals of my life”. Glad to see that we brought him up with a great sense of food. Thanks Riccardo!

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  13. AnnS

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Big menu, great food and service and polished yet lively ambience.

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  14. NancyC

    Portland

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I had a French 77(no gin) to start. It was yummy. Next the 3 of us shared the truffle topped burrata which was to die for. My entree was the veal ravioli in a cream sauce—amazing. My so ordered the carbonara, which I sampled; quite good. His girlfriend had the bolognese, which she thoroughly enjoyed that night, and again the next day. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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  15. ChrisH

    Chicago

    138 reviews

    5.0

    138 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Cozy, sophisticated space, authentic, delicious food, helpful, professional service.... What's not to like? The tables are a little too close together, maybe. It's not cheap. And truth be told, we loved, loved, loved our appetizers (zucchini flowers, soup, and arancini) but thought one of our three entrees (the lobster pasta) and the arugula salad were a little bland. But we'd definitely return.

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  16. anonymous

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent, in good size portions. Our waiter made great suggestions. Now I know why its difficult to get a reservation! We will definitely be back.

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  17. RickW

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and wine were excellent. We had a couple of glasses of the Tuscan blend and it was great. We started the meal with the arancini Siciliani fritti. The rice balls are served with a bolognese sauce and stuffed with mozzarella. I had the grilled octopus. Now I am not a big fan of pesto sauce, but theirs was another level. My wife had Fettuccini Aragosta. The pasta is homemade and it came with a big lobster tail and diavolo sauce. We topped off the meal with probably the best tiramisu we have ever tasted and I am not kidding. Our waiter, Theo, was great...friendly and knowledgable.

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  18. Smitybug

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a favorite of our family. Service superb, atmosphere charming, menu amazing and my meal as well as apps and wine were delicious. A very classy welcoming place.

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  19. jnhphoto

    Chicago

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our favorite neighborhood gem. The food and service is always outstanding. Off the menu they do a veal chop Parmesan that is amazing.

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  20. diningdoc

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were looking for a new great, small Italian restaurant with a neighborhood feel. We found it all at Riccardo's. Prices modest (including the wine list which was not extensive, but adequate). Food very nicely done - for entrees we had beef short ribs and osso bucco. Tender and sauces very flavorful. The risotto was creamy, but the grains were perfectly al dente. The stuffed zucchini blossom appetizer and the pumpkin ravioli course were delicious - pasta very tender. We will be going back and taking "the family." It is worth a try if you are in the Lincoln Park area - or worth a drive.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of our favorites. Always delicious authentic italian fare in a small, elegant setting. The staff are extremely kind and take wonderful care of their guests. They all do a wonderful job and are very responsive.

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  22. MB13

    Chicago

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always Great food and service Highly recommend

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  23. AllyW

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was delicious. We did the valentine’s special of 3 courses. All were amazing. As usual, the service was friendly and attentive. Courses were paced perfectly, water and Prosecco always filled.

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  24. docVQ

    Chicago

    91 reviews

    2.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    My partner and I were a bit disappointed with our most recent experience. This is one of Chicago’s top Italian restaurants and most of our dishes were mediocre at best. In addition, a friend had earlier contacted the restaurant to surprise us with a bottle of wine, but we never received the bottle. To be fair, It was a full house and the day after Valentine’s, so perhaps it was just a bad day for the restaurant. Still, given we were celebrating a birthday, it was a disappointment for us.

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  25. JoeD

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Good overall, not the best. But would go back again for pastas.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely little Italian spot! Food was great and service was fast.

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  27. AngeloG

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Riccardo Trattoria! That place is a slice of Italian heaven in Chicago. Cozy atmosphere, authentic dishes that taste like they're straight from Italy, and the service is just top-notch. Whether it's pasta, bison, or their amazing wine you really can't go wrong. Definitely a must-visit for a taste of Italy without hopping on a plane!

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  28. howie

    Chicago

    37 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The squash blossoms, fava beans and pasta with truffles were all oily

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic homemade pastas and excellent service. Will be back for sure!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very enjoyable!!! Food was delicious and service was good!

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  31. KelseyS

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I really enjoyed the meal! The food is excellent and the staff members are efficient and personable. I’ll definitely have to come back! The noise level was a bit loud, but that’s to be expected in larger rooms. Overall, I really enjoyed it and will definitely be back!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Jackson Hole

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Extraordinary service quality convenience and value. Really loved everything.

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  33. JieC

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    They added extra dining tables for the restaurant week, and the entire restaurant was crowded. the value and service are great.

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  34. RobertW

    Chicago

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    My wife and I always enjoy our visits. The food is always excellent but last night due to a shortage of staff service was a little slow.

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  35. Lado

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated two birthdays. We all ordered from the restaurant week menu and were al very pleased with our choices. The food, wine and service were outstanding. We will definitely be back! Thank you for making the birthday celebrations special

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Had a reservation but still had to wait ~30 min. Food was super average for the price, will give benefit of the doubt bc it was restaurant week.

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  37. RosemarieG

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A most enjoyable dinner. Despite Restaurant Week crowds, the food and service were amazing. Thank you Brenda and the whole team

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  38. JackieV

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve eater here a number of times and it’s always good. Last night’s meal was great. Ordered from the Restaurant Week menu and we couldn’t believe the value for the number of choices and the quality of the food and service.

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  39. TimM

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Server got the order wrong. Food was average. I’d skip this one

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  40. tigerprince

    London

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service as always! Manager Christian is a wonderful person, and his wait staff is outstanding.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Riccardo Trattoria using the Order Online button. Riccardo Trattoria also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (773) 549-0038.

Riccardo Trattoria is rated 4.7 stars by 2695 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 40 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Riccardo Trattoria

2119 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60614

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Clark and Webster
  • Neighborhood
    Lincoln Park
  • Hours of operation
    Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Seafood, Comfort Food
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet parking not available
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Riccardo Michi
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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