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Due Lire, Chicago, IL
Due Lire, Chicago, IL
Due Lire, Chicago, IL
Due Lire, Chicago, IL
Due Lire, Chicago, IL

Due Lire

4.8
4.8
1051 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Welcome to Due Lire Vino & Cucina, located in the vibrant Chicago neighborhood of Lincoln Square. Our dynamic menu highlights authentic Italian recipes made with seasonal and local ingredients with a contemporary twist. Indulge in a variety of dishes from antipasti, homemade pasta and hand crafted specials and desserts.
Bring your friends, meet new ones, celebrate life through great food, wine and entertaining conversation. We look forward to seeing you!
Please call or email us if you have any questions.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 13 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Contemporary European
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (773) 275-7878
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Massimo Di Vuolo
  • Private party facilities
    Make DueLire Your Own! Looking for a unique space for your next private party? Private luncheons or full restaurant buy-outs are available. Contact Massimo at info@due-lire.com or call us 773.278.7575 for more information.
  • Private party contact
    Massimo Di Voulo: (773) 275-7878
  • Area
    Lincoln Square
  • Cross Street
    Lincoln Ave Between Sunnyside and Wilson
  • Parking Details
    Ample street parking is available as well as a metered lot across the street.
  • Public Transit
    We are walking distance from the Brown Line 'Western' stop.
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,051 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Chicago / Illinois

    Italian

  • Chicago

    Italian

1,051 Reviews
  1. RobertS

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun, intimate, Italian local gem! Wonderful home made pasta dishes, and almost next door to the Old Town School of Folk Misic… great restaurant for dinner before a concert!

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  2. Mycroft

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First time diners to Due Lire and what a nice surprise. Service was really well done and the food was incredible! Thank you Due Lire for a great pre-show dinner. Highly recommend.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing time!! My friend and I went for my birthday and not only was the food some of the best I’ve eaten in the city but everyone that works there was so nice. I will definitely be coming back.

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  4. Claire

    Chicago

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience - we will be back. Only piece of feedback is the noise level - maybe something to absorb the sound of others talking.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The on table lamps were odd and mandate and I were seated right by the door and front desk. Lots of traffic. Not ideal.

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  6. LindaE

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are always happy leaving Due Lire. The food is great, the staff welcoming, and Massimo is such a lovely man!

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  7. SandraS

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Excellent pasta dishes and friendly and efficient service. 5 star if not for being very loud.

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  8. shawnp

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ate here for the second time in 3 weeks and found the food, waitress, hostess extremely awesome! Prices are great! Italian wine list extensive but not expensive-got a bottle on Gavi for $50 and it was delicious!

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  9. CushmanA

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Due Lire never disappoints. The recent expansion of a large daily specials menu was a pleasant surprise.

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  10. NickM

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always and will forever love this place. It does get really loud but that is it's only fault. Never a bad meal here, never. Owner is extremely polite as are his staff.

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  11. KenL

    Chicago

    59 reviews

    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The fried calamari appetizer came quickly, hot, and crisp accompanied by fried shrimp, fried lemon slices, and large fried capers. Aiolo dipping sauce could have been a bit more tangy. Pasta with lamb ragu was perfect! Sauce was light and well balanced and the meat was shredded and tender and plentiful but not so much as to overtake the pasta shells. Nice wine list, including quite a number by the glass. Very prompt, attentive, and friendly service. K

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect restaurant for a Valentine’s Day dinner date! Amazing food, great wine options and an amazing ambiance.

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  13. JohnA

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic experience. Food was delicious and service was exceptional.

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  14. Riverswater

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time dining at Due Lire, and I'm just as impressed the second time! Lovely staff and atmosphere, and not to mention prices that are an excellent value for the quantity and flavor you get. I recommend any time I know people are traveling to Chicago, and will be back the next time I'm in town.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    our favorite cozy dining experience delectable delicious exquisite ❤️❤️❤️

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  16. RichR

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great dinner stop before a show at the Old Town School. Calamari appetizer is a must to try...not your typical dish.

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  17. RobbieM

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Cozy restaurant except that we were seated by the front door, and filks coming and going made it cold for much of our dinner. Service person was sincere but we were rushed along. Food was very good.

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  18. Momofthree

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    the food is always good. the service is great. i love the braised beef ravioli, the burrata and the arrabiata meatballs. Back patio is a great summer spot too.

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  19. chgomomX2

    Chicago

    184 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    184 reviews

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    GNO and it did not disappoint. We have the fried calamari - it has fried shrimp, fried artichokes w a lemon aioli - so so tasty. The beet salad has a bacon vinaigrette on it - there were a couple vegetarians so our server recommended the champaign vinaigrette - perfect pairing!! gnocchi - so tasty. cannolis - also very tasty. I think they do cannolis the right way and they don't stuff them until they are served. over all it was a great night - great food, great wine and great service!! I can't wait to go back.

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  20. BeccaT

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food, just as good as how it looked on instagram

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  21. Jean

    Chicago

    156 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    156 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was very good and the service attentive. But ambiance is lacking and teh place extremely noisy due to very poor acoustics. Also too many screaming kids making it evey more noisy. Given that dinner for two was $180, I expect a better dining experience than I got.

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  22. Brad

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic restaurant in a fantastic neighborhood—definitely worth the trip for super food and warm, friendly service.

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  23. LaurenC

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious as always! We really enjoyed the restaurant week specials too!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Stumbled on this place a while back and thoroughly enjoyed the food. Recently tried it again and was happy that it was just as good as we remembered. The braised short ribs were so tender and flavorful. It’s a new favorite! Only flaw, my daughter has a tree nut allergy and we noticed a few dishes that contained nuts. She decided not to order the meatballs with her spaghetti because the menu said they were made with veal and she is not a fan. Thank goodness she didn’t because when we mentioned her allergy to the waitress, she assumed that was why my daughter didn’t get the meatballs because they have pine nuts in them. We had no idea there were nuts in the meatballs and my daughter said it didn’t mention it anywhere on the menu. If it wasn’t for the fact that she doesn’t like veal, she would have eaten the meatballs and had a reaction. My daughter did eat all of her spaghetti but unfortunately was afraid to eat anything else.

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  25. LauraF

    Chicago

    70 reviews

    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food & service at Due Lire is always great. It’s one of my favorites.

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  26. DouglasB

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service began the moment we arrived. Very attentive. Quality food options, well prepared

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  27. MartinaB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Italian food I have had in the US ... and better than some restaurants in Italy. This is the real deal.

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  28. Harpchic

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was fresh and delicious!!! Intimate, cozy and welcome experience!!

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  29. ShawnN

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food, great staff, and they were very patient with one of our party who was deaf and spoke loudly. Thank you, DueLire!

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  30. AxelA

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From appetizer to dessert, the food was delicious. The space is very intimate and nicely lit. Get the spinach ravioli; it’s divine! I will definitely come back and use their carry out!

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  31. JulieM

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was our second visit to Due Lire - about 5yrs apart. We dined there both times since we were attending an event at Old Towne School of Folk. We love the cozy atmosphere and friendly staff. This time we enjoyed the meatball appetizer and we shared a salad. Then we each had a dessert. We each also had a cocktail. Everything was very good. We are glad our memory of a great dining experience held true so many years later.

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  32. donnam

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a nice time. However for the cost and the amount out food although it was good, we received I thought it was too expensive. I have also had better Italian food at other restaurants. Service was very good and location very good

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  33. RickS

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best spaghetti and meatballs on the northside. Do not deny yourself the calamari app. Outstanding service

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was excellent, everyone was polite and welcoming. It was, however, rather loud, so that could be a concern for some. I had the beef ravioli with wild mushroom sauce. While I enjoyed the dish, especially the mushroom sauce, the beef filling was chewy. We tried two desserts and split them. They were both excellent. All in all a positive experience!

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  35. RogerS

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place never disappoints! A lovely place for a great meal, great service!

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  36. GeneD

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Due Lire is a great place. Excellent food in a small and informal spot, Nice staff.

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  37. Marissa

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 19 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place! Thanks for accommodating us, as an industry person I understand that’s it’s not fun when a reservation arrives early. Thank you!!

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  38. Jhayes

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 18 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent food and service, and it’s consistent every time we dine there.

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  39. EnricoZ

    Chicago

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on 10 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We are returning customers so we already love this place, and we brought some friends, who were very pleased with the food and the whole experience. Highlights of the dinner were the Orecchiette with lamb (from the daily specials) and the Pistachio cake. A neighborhood gem.

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  40. Roberta

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is always exceptional here. And they make a great negroni. Save room for the chocolate cake.

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FAQs

Due Lire offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (773) 275-7878.

Due Lire is rated 4.8 stars by 1051 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 13 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Due Lire

4520 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Lincoln Ave Between Sunnyside and Wilson
  • Area
    Lincoln Square
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Contemporary European
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Ample street parking is available as well as a metered lot across the street.
  • Public Transit
    We are walking distance from the Brown Line 'Western' stop.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Massimo Di Vuolo
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (773) 275-7878
  • Private party facilities
    Make DueLire Your Own! Looking for a unique space for your next private party? Private luncheons or full restaurant buy-outs are available. Contact Massimo at info@due-lire.com or call us 773.278.7575 for more information.
  • Private party contact
    Massimo Di Voulo: (773) 275-7878
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