Riccardo Enoteca

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$30 and under
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Italian
Riccardo Michi comes from a restaurant Family in Milan established since 1943 called Girarrosto, one of the first Tuscan restaurants in town and still operating.

After moving to the US, Riccardo opened Sonny Bono, IL Giardino Ristorante and Madeo Ristorante in Beverly Hills. In 1987 he helped his cousin Roberto Ruggeri open the first Bice restaurant in New York City. Since then, he has worked in the opening of many of the restaurants in the group. In 2002 Riccardo moved to Chicago with his wife Veronica to be the executive chef of Bice on Ontario.

Finally Riccardo and Veronica, also a chef, decided to open their own place and in 2006 called Riccardo Trattoria. Considered by many to be the top Italian restaurant in town, receiving the Bib Gourmand from Michelin in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Now, Riccardo and Veronica have opened a classic Italian wine bar, called Riccardo Enoteca, right across the street from Riccardo Trattoria on Clark.
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Old reliable. The most consistently good restaurant in Chicago.

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JFchicago
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

They have a decent wine collection. Good service too.

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vipKelli
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was amazing. The entire staff was extremely friendly and attentive. The food was delicious. Loved it and will definitely return.

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vipIreneviolin
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a very cozy neighborhood restaurant that has a terrific menu to please a variety of tastes. The help is exceptional--friendly, helpful and efficient. I have dined here many times and will continue to do so! It is a bit pricey but worth the $$ since the dishes are so delicious.

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vipMomchef4
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect neighborhood spot worth leaving your own neighborhood to visit! Delicious food, great ambience, professional and friendly service.

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GeneK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Very accommodating, will custom prepare a dish if necessary. Authentic cooking and great neighborhood atmosphere .

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best Italian restaurant in the city!

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ErinL
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was so good; the wine, the complementary bruschetta, arugula salad, prosciutto pizza, and surprise birthday tiramisu. Friend was late for our reservation, no problem. We shared a pizza, no judgement. Very friendly, genuine service - attentive and unobtrusive. Genuine Italian
fresh, quality food full of flavor- the cooks have the gift! Welcoming, soothing, and lively atmosphere. A real gem. Highly recommended.

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Katie
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely spot with so many great food choices it was hard to pick!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent everything! Would recommend for any event or just dinner. Value is excellent, great wine selection and the food was best I’ve had since leaving NJ. Will definitely be back.

KM
vipKML4
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always such a great meal and outstanding service.

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vipthomasf
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Always love Riccardo's. Friendly staff and delicious food.

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vipmhunter
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely love this place. Classic italian, delicious food, low key setting.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I am always amazed at the quality of the food and the excellence of the service.

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vipPeterV
Chicago
55 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is one of our favorite restaurants of all time. We live a five minute walk away and always ask ourselves why we don't eat here more often. The service is helpful and friendly. The food is outstanding. Never had a bad time here.

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Chicagokathy70
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is wonderful and the service was exceptional. Made us feel special.

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JimT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent neighborhood restaurant. Exceptional food and super personable and professional staff.

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4friendsdinner
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service were excellent. We came on a VERY cold night and were seated just in front of the door and asked if we'd be frozen out in that location. We were offered a 20-30 minute wait for another table but they said we'd be OK. The restaurant has a long entry between the outside door and the inside door. There is a sign asking people to make sure that the outside door is closed before opening the inside door. A member of the restaurant staff spent much of his time by the inside door to make sure that guests observed the request.

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vipHuehue
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great pizza, good wine selection and friendly neighborhood spot.

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vipMarmar
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Lincoln Park. Cesar, JP, Juan and all of the chefs and staff are top notch — friendly, courteous and always provide great recommendations, superior service and delicious meals. I cannot say enough about how much we adore Cesar! Riccardo should be very proud of him and all who make this restaurant so great! And Riccardo himself is the best of the best of all chefs in Chicago and a lovely, kind, intelligent, amazing person too! I do not know many who have his passion, kind heart and amazing talent!!!

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vipRushed
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Food and ambiance was of the highest quality. Highly recommend this place.

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vipannieurban
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A neighborhood gem. We come often for the authentic food and excellent service. I’m from New York City; the size and vibe remind me of home.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful and quiet New Year’s Eve dinner. Simply delicious.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
211 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best small venue Italian in Chicago!!! The food is always great and the service is even better.

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vipshar
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday celebration. Great place to enjoy w friends. Great food and service.

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vipHappyMom
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love Riccardo Enoteca. Really really love it. Special occasion, every day. We always have a reason to go.

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vipPaulB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of a few restaurants open on Christmas Eve, we had a great meal here. The Milanese style pizza was revelatory with its crisp, light crust. The lasagna and the lobster fettuccine were fantastic, as were the scallops. Excellent wine list, too.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is always delicious and inventive. And the staff, charming. Our favorite neighborhood spot.

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vipKelly
Charleston
20 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Great local italian with exceptional service. Staff are so welcoming and attentive. Nice wine list! A place you can return to again and again knowing you will have a wonderful evening.

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SaryP6
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The bolognese was out of this world! Can't wait to return

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MargieS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff was amazing, the atmosphere is Welcoming, but the food stole the show. DELICIOUS!!

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MaryL
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was excellent. We had the Napoletana and Vegetarians pizzas, bean soup, and gnocchi. Delicious! Spectacular wine list. And very nice ambience.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great wine list and service. Adorable little restaurant. Great evening out with the family!

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vipdineout
Chicago
49 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Riccardo Enoteca is always a delicious meal! It’s a wonderful restaurant in Linvoln Park!

MJ
vipMarJo
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Waitstaff is excellent. Food was wonderful.

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JenniferS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Holiday Zoo Lights

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vipJohnH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great menu

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vipdanoldtown
Chicago
70 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My new favorite Italian place. Great veal parmigiana.

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vipFoodCritic
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great service and many menu choices with quite a variety of specials each night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this restaurant every time I go!! Never had a bad meal here.