Tutto Fresco

4.3
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112 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Rustic Italian Restaurant with a combination of traditional classics and state-of-the-art fare. All of the dishes are prepared with an emphasis on using on the freshest, prime ingredients, keeping the integrity of traditional dishes while incorporating a new style, with the focus on taste.
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4.4
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4.3
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4.2
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4.3
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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place for authentic good Italian food.

PH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience3

I do understand busy restaurants, but to stand at the hostess desk for 15 minutes before anyone talks to you seems rude. Had to ask our server for everything including water fill-ups

F
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience3

Food was fine but it took forever to get served and for the meal to arrive. Not the place to go unless you have several hours to wait for your bowl of pasta

JS
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was the first restaurant we tried when we moved here 9 months ago and it never disappoints us. The food is great, wait staff attentive, personable and responsive. We go on a regular basis.

c
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Love Efrain and staff! Great foods
I was a little chilly in the enclosed patio. Good date night place or small family gatherings

T
Chicago
72 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is one if our favorite restaurants. Amazon food and service.

S
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Eaten here three times now. Friendly service and delicious food! Will be back!

B
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

A great addition to the neighborhood. Nice menu, very good food in a nice atmosphere. Pasta was cooked perfectly and the sauces were tasty without being overbearing. The portion size ample, not too large and certainly not skimpy. Prices were reasonable. A good choice

JL
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Why didn't we come here sooner?! This is a great find. The menu is great with quite a few dishes that include seafood. Many Italian restaurants only have one or two so this was refreshing but made it hard to choose. Everything that our party had was terrific. We had heard that the chef had worked at Topo Gigio for many years and we recognized the tomato cream sauce from many visits to that restaurant. Our server Marianela could not have been better. This will be a new go-to place for us.

OT
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It is a wonderful place to have a meal. The staff is kind, efficient and friendly! It is our go to restaurant.

JK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was outstanding. The food was delicious. This is a great little find. I would definitely recommend to other and go again myself.

KV
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I made a reservation through Open Table and received confirmation but when our party arrived the restaurant had no record of the reservation. This oversight was quickly corrected by staff who found a fantastic table for us. Food and service were great, atmosphere was very pleasant. Will definitely return and highly recommend.

OT
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The service was a little slow, but they were slammed, and they made a great effort. The food was delicious. They were great.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience2

I was disappointed.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great neighborhood establishment! Friendly and prompt service, delicious food. Also, when we ordered a wine they’d run out of, they had the integrity to give us a simile bottle at the same price as one we’d ordered. Thank you!! :)

F
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

This is a wonderful restaurant. The food is great and the service goes way beyond good table service. The cooking staff will customize to your needs.

c
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Defintely will be back. Every dish was like homemade. We were early diners and pretty much had the place to ourselves. Service was very attentive. :)

MP
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great service. Super friendly staff

r
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant is a gem! The food was delicious, the wine had a lot of variety. We had 4 different dishes. The portions were huge, and we happily boxed up our left overs.

Our server was the son of the chef, and he was wonderful to interact with. Even the bus boy sat and talked with us a bit. They wanted to get to know us, gave us parking tips. It was a wonderful evening at a wonderful place. I highly recommend!

B
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The food is outstanding and our server was most attentive. Would recommend to anyone for any event.

DL
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

EXTREMELY attentive service! They got my order wrong but fixed it quickly. My friend accidentally dropped her water glass and they were there in a jiffy to clean it right up, and even brought her some extra Pellegrino to make up for the glass she dropped! Covered porch is lovely, too.

I'll be back to this charming neighborhood place!

ET
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I feel like I’ve discovered a new restaurant and I’m so excited this is my second time there this week. Squid ink pasta extremely fresh seafood and unbelievable tomato cream sauce not too heavy on the tomato and light enough on the cream that I could get to the car without moaning. My husband had an enormous piece of short rib on fantastic Parmesan risotto and about three baskets of bread -his meal cost 20 bucks! Y’all should be flocking to this restaurant, family owned and operated I love that!

ET
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very unassuming restaurant with excellent service and surprisingly good fresh food, diverse menu with very reasonable prices. I don’t understand why it’s not packed. They do seem to do a very big delivery/carryout business. My friend and I could not decide between sauces so they brought us a small complimentary ramekin of the home made tomato cream pasta sauce. We devoured it all with the warm crusty bread! If that tomato cream sauce is on the menu, order a double! Our awesome waitress Mari was great in helping us make choices and surprised us with the tomato cream sauce! We will return!!

JW
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love Tutto Fresco, food is excellent and staff is always welcoming, love the covered patio area!

FB
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2016
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This is a lovely neighborhood restaurant with delicious Italian food. Everything is delicious - you can't go wrong!

D
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2016
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

This place is great-we have been there many times over the past few years. Un fortunately their last day in business is this Sunday 06/26/16. The majority of the block is being torn down and replace with an apartment complex. Tutto does not have any plans to reopen anywhere soon.

m
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2016
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Service was really slow and the food wasn't anything special.

OT
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2016
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Nice place food was very good.

BC
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2016
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

The food was very average; nothing special. Veal Parm was bland and flavorless. And the service was truly terrible, given the fact that there were only 3 tables seated in the whole restaurant.

K
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2016
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

We really enjoyed our experience at Tutto for Mother's Day. The food was great and the staff was very attentive. My husband particularly liked the sizable portions. It was good value for the money. I would recommend this place.

OT
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2016
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious meals, outstanding service, warm and welcoming atmosphere.

C
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2016
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Was okay but my entree was very salty. Need to go less with the salt

GD
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2016
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great service. Asked for a couple entrees to be made w less cream in sauce and they turned out delicious. Kept craving them for weeks.

WM
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2016
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was excellent from the drinks to the pastas and meat entrees. My caesar salad was incredibly fresh with a handmade dressing. The service was excellent, also. An easy ride on the Red Line to Sheridan or even bus 151. Quick cab ride from the downtown hotels. Give them a visit.

WC
Chicago
178 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2016
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

We have enjoyed Tutto Fresco for years - GREAT food, very efficient & friendly staff, good prices ... BUT, they're leaving this location at the end of June - along with so many other businesses & theatres on the street while "development" happens. Keep your fingers crossed - or HELP with info you may have - for ANOTHER area location for them ... WE NEED TUTTO FRESCO! anyway - go check them out - we especially enjoyed the grilled calamari (sauce would be put on cardboard and your eyes would roll!) and their eggplant parm ... personally love the mussels and, well, nary a bad meal ... i don't eat wheat or dairy so i cannot speak to the pasta offerings but folks surely do seem to enjoy. support this great little find - and then hope they re-emerge nearby!

T
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2016
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We have been looking for an affordable dining location near our home since our favorite restaurant closed. Tutto Fresco is a very "nice" option, I will say that the prices are a little higher than what a Trattoria should be in my opinion, but the portions are large enough to either share or have something to take home. It was a very solid meal. The pasta was well prepared and the sauces were fine. But it wasn't anything that I would say was completely amazing. The ambiance was very nice and the service was very attentive friendly

I will say that I am always a little skeptical of restaurants which allow you to choose your pasta and your sauce rather than having the chef provide the options for you. But this was a very nice meal and a good choice for dinner with my wife and daughter. I would not hesitate to go back, but we will keep looking for a perfect option, especially at the prices ($14/plate)

CM
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2016
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

We always enjoy Tutto Fresco, especially, when they accommodate us after the symphony. We arrived at about 10:30 and they had no problem providing us with a complete dinner. We were never rushed. The food is really good and the wine is a very good value. Our server (we've had him several times before) is very professional and knowledgeable. He makes excellent recommendations and doesn't "hover." The only thing about the restaurant is that it needs some serious renovation - or at least have the floors replaced and the walls painted.

Y
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2015
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect place for romantic dates. Not stutible for large groups. Went as a larger group had an amazing experience, but I think it is meant more for smaller parties or couples.

W
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2015
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We really live this restaurant - great food and delightful service.

MM
Chicago
71 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2015
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great little neighborhood Italian restaurant with amazing food in a quaint, warm atmosphere. Don't pass this one up.