Petterino's

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9388 reviews
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$30 and under
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Located in Chicago’s exciting theatre district, in the city’s “Loop” area, Petterino’s offers prime steaks, fresh seafood and classic specialties. Featuring a 1940’s style look, with original drawings of actors who have performed in Chicago, Petterino’s celebrates the Golden Age of Glamour and the Theatre while offering delicious cuisine with a full menu of favorites from tomato bisque soup to a shrimp de jonghe to fettuccine alberto.

Pre-theatre and after work specials are available daily. Petterino's location is ideal for business lunches as well as a break from shopping or touring in the nearby State Street and Millennium Park venues. Pre-theatre diners have the option of leaving their car with Petterino's while they attend the show and can then pick it up after the performance is completed.
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CN
Naples
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was fabulous

a
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Came to Petterino’s in the middle of the theatre rush. Originally had a reservation @7, but moved it to 7:15. It was a good thing we pushed it back because we walked in and there were no tables available and it took almost 5 minutes for someone to come fill our waters or acknowledge we were at the table once we sat down.

The host was not too welcoming, but our server was so kind and sweet. I ordered the three course pre fixe, and it is a great deal.. Highly recommend ordering that to get “more bang for your buck”. The food was okay though, nothing special. The restaurant cleared out by 7:45, and we noticed no music was playing throughout the restaurant which we found slightly odd.

Probably will not be coming back, but it was nice to try a different LEYE restaurant.

m
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. Very cognitive of the dinner theater crowd and getting you taken care of without feeling rushed.

LW
New England
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful experience! Great food! Right next to the theater.

MC
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was outstanding ! Our waiter John did an incredible job. He was very attentive and offered suggestions as to wines and entrees.

f
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We were heading to the theater that evening with friends and enjoyed our dinner at Petterino’s, which was conveniently located. Our server was outstanding and the food was delicious!

GL
Chicago
79 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very good food and prompt service in an attractive downtown setting.

PM
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1Food1Service4Ambience3

2 of us ordered the “lasagna special”. Never had such dry lasagna - it was not good. Menu should have been more specific that there was little to no sauce between the “100 layers”. If you order the lasagna, ask for sauce on the side.

Ravioli appetizer was very good.

This was a birthday lunch for a friend from England on her actual birthday. Hostess acknowledged her birthday (it was in the reservation) but the server never did.

Recently went across the street to the Dearborn to celebrate my daughter achieving her Masters degree. They had a hand written note at the table that was very touching. It’s not always about a free dessert. The note was so touching, that my daughter wants to go the Dearborn to celebrate her boyfriend when he gets his MBA in the spring.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Anniversary

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Theater tickets ! Great waiter great service ! Delicious food ! Really paid attention to the fact we had tickets to the show ! Always a great experience !🥰👍

L
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Our server Ryan was wonderful, somewhere in the kitchen our order seemed to have gotten misplaced.
We had theater at 2 and fortunately we planned well, however shouldn’t have taken an hour for eggs.
Ryan comped our mimosas which was much appreciated.
Very smart on his part, he also apologized several times

K
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Our waiter was very good. He made our meal really enjoyable. We had theater tickets and made sure we had enough time to enjoy our meal. The meal was delicious and his recommendation for the peppermint ice cream and chocolate sauce for dessert was excellent.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience3

Very busy and everyone was complaining about the service around us. Tables are so close together that you hear everyone’s conversation and they were not happy so I couldn’t wait to eat and leave

P
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Petterino’s is consistently great!! Love the homemade fudge and love their whitefish!!

DF
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The price fix menu was great, it was a very good deal.

DB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service. Wonderful evening!

CH
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience3

I continue to come here because of location and usually consistently good food. However not this was a disappointing lunch. Lets start with the seating. Cramped seating especially since there were plenty of open areas. No reason to pack people in like sardines. Next the service and food. Our bread plates taken away and we were given some one else’s bagged leftovers before we even received our lunch. My salad had no dressing nor did our server come back for me to request it. My lunch companion asked for meatballs as a side with her salad and of course at additional cost, our server looked at her as if it was an outrageous request. I will think twice before I return.

a
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Service excellent

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L
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Theater they ran out of what I ordered

KH
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place for lunch before a theatre matinee! Food is always good and service is always great.

BM
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Salad was soggy and risotto was very peppery.

J
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

The mushroom risotto was horrible. It was watery and very little risotto. Seriously it was a plate of mushroom. Our waitress I don’t know her name now because she never introduce her self offered to replace it. I declined. We were going to a play and didn’t have that much time. Our waitress however was extremely nice very very sweet.

GK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great place to eat before or after the theater! Love their variety and classy atmosphere!

EM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this restaurant! My little girls were made to feel like princesses!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome dinner!

JW
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dinner and service was great! We will come back!

S
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brought some works friends before a show and they LOVED it!! My new favorite restaurant to recommend to people!

OT
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server Daniel S was fantastic. Great experience food was amazing. We had ravioli entree as an appetizer and chicken Parmesan as a meal it was very yummy.

S
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Pre theater dinner. Tomato Bisque soup and Chicken Piccata dinner was delicious. Excellent Tiramisu and key lime pie desserts. Thoroughly enjoyed the meal.

S
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place! Fun place to go. Love the fun pictures on the walls. Very festive place to go and enjoy lunch or dinner.

OT
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

Friends visiting from California. Enjoyed the experience

MC
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience3

Food was excellent and the overall experience was wonderful. Would highly recommended for fancy or special occasions.

OT
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So much fun! Food and wine was great, service was phenomenal. Definitely recommend for fancy date night event.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and service, but tables for two too close to each other

JB
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed our lunch , the food was delicious! Our server also made sure we had everything we needed and that we were happy with our food.

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

New Years Eve lunch before Phantom. Food was excellent and service was exceptional!

g
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Consistently good food and cheerful service. Pretty busy at 6ish, so if you don't have 7:30 curtain, select another time. Enjoyed scallops with risotto accompanied by several wine choices. My friend enjoyed ravioli. We both love the fresh bread. If you can squeeze it in, many tempting desserts. enjoy!

S
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

TLDR: Great Italian food, wonderful and patient service that will get you to your theater show on time. Highly recommend!

When we arrived to our 5:45 pm reservation at Petterinos it was packed to the brim. However, we were seated on time and greeted promptly by our waiter. They knew there was a birthday at the table from my open table reservation and the waiter wished me a happy birthday. He also checked whether we had a show that evening, which we did, and promised to have a wonderful time and get to the show on time, which he did. We never felt rushed and he was courteous and energetic. The food was also amazing, we had a good mix at our table of chicken, pasta, and a risotto, and they all were gobbled up.
The best part, however, was a surprise chocolate cake dessert with candles included for my birthday. While this may seem standard, what took it above and beyond was that there was enough for everyone in my party of 4. That was very much appreciated. It was a great experience, we will definitely be back!

OT
Chicago
93 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It’s always a tremendous visit when eating here . The combination of the staff and food makes for an enjoyable evening

TA
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was wonderful and our waiter was A+!
We will definitely return.

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