We had such a great experience ! We are from out of town in for the marathon and our server was patient, answered any questions we had, and was super attentive to our needs. We will absolutely be back when we visit Chicago again !
Amazing food and great service!!
Love it here always come for the pre dinner before Chicago Marathon. Only non good thing is my old fashioned wasn’t good. I’ve always had great ones here!
Our night was amazing
We has the Lasagna and the Casio pepe and the truffle garlic bread
It WAS THE BEST ITALIAN we had
Julio made our experience perfect. They started us out with some arincini and we also got apps, food was very timely and Julio, our server, made us feel at home. The food was unbelievable and the service was top notch. Most definitely would come back next time we’re back in the city
Absolutely loved the lighting and decor. The food was really delicious and the serving size was perfect. The service here is awesome. Food came out quickly. Highly recommend this restaurant!
If you like Italian food, you’ll love this restaurant! All the pasta dishes are amazing. Great bar. Fun place with great people watching.
Great ambiance with cozy lighting. Friendly service. Vegetarian-friendly. We’ll definitely return.
Excellent food. We loved the grilled calamari. The marinara sauce is their specialty and it shows.
From the moment we were seated all the way to the end, we were very well taken care of. The food was delicious and the presentation was lovely. We very much enjoyed our time there. On a busy Monday night we never felt rushed. Jacob, the gentleman assigned to our table, was very good: professional, attentive and friendly.
Food was great and service was wonderful. I would highly recommend visiting this restaurant
It was a good experience. Service was courteous and friendly. The food was exquisite and cooked to perfection. I ordered the Halibut with grilled broccoli rabe, it was really delicious. I recommend it.
My husband & I were in Chicago for the first time this past weekend. Il Porcellino was in walking distance from our hotel. I made a reservation on open table and arrived about 20 minutes early. We were sat before our reservation time. Our waitress offered suggestions for drinks for my husband. We ordered meatballs for an appetizers and pasta dishes for our entree. Our food was outstanding and was offered bread on the house to soak up our sauce afterwards. We decided on donuts for dessert and was also bought out lemon pepper cookies. We had a very pleasant experience.
Food was on point! Traditional and cooked perfectly.
Peter our waiter was superb. Nice experience overall.
This place was amazing, so worth the wait. We traveled from Bloomington, IL on the train and train was running late...the restaurant was so kind to keep our reservation changes. Also the were very busy, but still serves for fast and waiter was understanding that we want to be to our next destination on time. I will be back il Porcellino's.
Food was mediocre at best which was a letdown as we waited at least an hour to get it.
Great service. The waiter was always there at the right times, without being obtrusive. It was a very enjoyable dinner!
Had a lovely dinner.
The menu had some creative items I hadn't had before, and the food was very good. Service was attentive without being intrusive and very helpful. It was a good experience and we will go back.
Great atmosphere and bread ($7) to die for! Food was excellent. Cocktails served in French champaign glasses were a bit lame for $15.
I always make a point to visit il Porcellino at least once every time I come to Chicago. I found it initially due to the proximity to my hotel, but ever since that first visit I've eaten here every time I come to Chicago.
The service is outstanding. I've never had any food that wasn't outstanding, although once I tasted the Steak Grigliata, it was difficult to stray from that dish to anything else. The steak melts in your mouth and the garlic fries are absolutely scrumptious.
Start with the loaf of garlic bread. Any entree will be outstanding. I love the salted caramel semifreddo for dessert. Enjoy the experience.
Food was good but came out cold originally and had to send back.
Amazing!! Great food and ambiance. Everything we had was perfect.
Our server was fantastic very helpful and professional.
We would come again.
Love the lighting and music.....
The garlic bread was excellent. We really enjoyed the service as well. This is definitely above average experiencewith a good price and excellent service.
The lasagna was phenomenal!! Service was great as well!
Our 2nd time here and we love it. It is cozy, the food and service is outstanding. Will be back!
Attended with a group of friends. Arrived early for our reservation and were seated even though all of our party was there which not many restaurants will do. The food is very good. Nice sized portions and a few people took part of their entrees home.
Everything was perfection!
We loved everything about il Porcellino. We ordered the grilled calamari and it was cooked perfectly. Added a little Parmesan to it and it was fantastic. I ordered the spicy scampi spaghetti and my boyfriend ordered the salmon. The shrimp was cooked perfectly and the flavor of the dish was excellent. It was also nice and hot - literally like they ran the dish out right after it came off of the pan. My boyfriend’s salmon was cooked PERFECTLY! It was tender and flaky. It came with kale that had great flavor. We were so full by the end of the meal that we had no room for desert. Service was also friendly and quick for how busy they were. We will definitely be back with friends and family to try more soon!
Everything about Il Porcellino was memorable in a positive way, from the efficiency of the check-in, the bar staff, our wonderful server Elvira and the delicious meals my wife and I enjoyed very much. They even comped us with a dessert as we mentioned in our reservation that we were celebrating a wedding anniversary.
No future trip to Chicago will be complete without a meal at Il Porcellino.
This a a nice find. The food was outstanding and the service was superb. A short walk from the major hotels downtown. If you are looking for excellent Italian food at a reasonable price, il Porcellino is the place!
Beautiful ambiance. Great food. The perfect last meal on my trip to Chicago.
There were four of us. The service was mostly but not super friendly, not unfriendly...think more dry. We all liked our food but one, and the restaurant took that meal off the check. I had the tortellini with Asiago cream (on a bed of marina) with spinach and crunch prosciutto mixed in , which was good but not great. It could just be that it wasn’t my taste. I also think it would’ve been better with kale instead of spinach. The mini risotto balls, they gave us as a welcome in, were fantastic. The cheese and bread was great. The wine, super Tuscany #2, was good and the deserts were excellent. Recommend the Italian donuts. Loved the look and feel of the place.
This was our first time here and have now rated it one of the best Italian restaurants we've been to! Everything was amazing, we are still talking about the house made ciabatta and the Caramel dessert, and the lasagna, and pretty much everything about it! Excellent service and food we will definitely be back to try some other menu items.
Great atmosphere, great oldies music, the service was incredible despite how busy it was. Our server was wonderful. Would recommend and definitely go back