Riccardo Enoteca

4.8
473 reviews
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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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PW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always excellent. Generous portions but not overwhelming. Variety is exceptional considering the capacity of the restaurant.

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Y
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service was great. Loved the old nostalgic atmosphere. Would come back the next time in Chicago.

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BS
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pulpo over the crushed potatoes was sublime!
Great vibes, as always, including the service.
Ideal neighborhood spot for cocktails, good wine offerings, and authentic Italian preparations.
Can't wait to return!

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AY
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Riccardo Enoteca chef prepared a meal that was reminiscent of our last trip to Italy. Everything was delicious and cooked perfectly, and beautifully paired with Italian wine. We've already made a reservation to return again!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very pleased overall.

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JM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fabulous meal here!

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j
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is a great little neighborhood Italian restaurant and the carbonara was excellent!

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BL
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

great food; warm, friendly place; lovely jazz playing over the sound system. Will become our go-to restaurant!

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A
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gran restaurante. Muy buena comida. En mi mesa se pidió lasagna, bronzino y otras pastas. Excelente comida

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was really good. Great value for the money. Would definitely go back. Lovely experience

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, excellent staff.

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F
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

Ordered the Branzini, wasn’t Branzini. It was another flat white fish, but not what I ordered, It tasted fine. The service was slow and rude... off my dining out list

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HP
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cute little restaurant. Conveniently located near the show we saw at Park West. Attentive but not intrusive service. Amazing sea bass entree which I cannot wait to have again. And they were very accommodating with a specially prepared gluten free veal dish for my husband. Will be back!

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. Service is amazing. Always açcomidating.

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L
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect, every time - this is my go to spot when I need to relax and enjoy dinner....and where I take friends who have not yet experienced Riccardo! 10 Stars!

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C
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff is always amazing here....just like the food! I highly recommend.

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BL
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I am not a fan of Italian food and this was simply excellent. Everything prepared perfectly.

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MN
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite spots - has a neighborhood feeling, and reminds us of Italy. Always great food and an interesting, value-oriented wine list. Great for a couple or small group.

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A
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. I recommend specially the fish and desserts.

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EP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place had amazing food and service. I would recommend to anyone.

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J
Chicago
155 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Truly excellent Italian food in a very casual setting and fair prices. The menu has many options and it would be easy for anyone to find something regardless of what sort of diet he or she might be on.
Everything is well prepared and nicely presented.
Wine list is also reasonably priced and there are nice by the glass options.
My wife and I have been there 5+ times and have never been disappointed

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PV
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are lucky to have this place in our neighborhood. The food is consistently excellent and somehow keeps getting better.

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JK
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 3

Riccardo trattoria is one of my favorite restaurants, and I have always liked the Enoteca as well, but last Saturday I took someone for a celebration, and I ordered cacio e pepe, and it had no pepper, and was tasteless, I could hardly eat 3 bites. I have always loved the Trattoria, but the Enoteca needs to pay more attention to its menu.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 4

Went there for a birthday and the service was excellent. Unfortunately, my boyfriend and I both got sick from the dinner. I followed up with the restaurant to let them know our concern and I think we would’ve appreciated a bit more sympathy for the situation.

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K
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Wonderful local favorite. Does Riccardo restaurant proud.

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M
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious with nicely sized portions. The service was outstanding; our waiter was attentive but not intrusive. Both the dining room and the kitchen, though busy, appeared to be running with a sense of ease and friendly hospitality. And even though it was New Year's Eve, the kitchen accommodated a special menu request. We look forward to our return visit.

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OT
Las Vegas
173 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New favorite place in Chicago for great Italian! Wow. Awesome! Really really good. Great prices and great service.

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JU
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came here for a special birthday dinner and celebrated a beautiful evening! The staff could not have been more engaging and attentive. The atmosphere is warm, welcoming and cozy. Our dinner was spectacular - we enjoyed mussels, homemade pasta (which was superb) and tiramisu. It was a memorable experience for a memorable event!

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SN
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Enoteca is a great little place to go. Flexible enough to have quiet conversation or have a lively group activity.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding; my go to spot in a city sprawling with Italian restaurants. The staff is incredible; polite, friendly, and courteous. The food is delicious; a Tuscan/Roman cuisine that is moderately priced with perfect portion sizes. The ambiance is perfect; serviceable enough for a friend get-together but also quant enough for a Friday night date.

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SK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It has everything I like about a restaurant: a neighborhood feel; a menu full of old favorites and interesting daily specials (especially the fish and seafood choices); reasonable prices; and cordial, relaxing servers who make eye contact and seem interested in my enjoyment of the meal.

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RR
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just like Italy! Perfect veal. Such a great cozy place.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cesar and his team are consistently gracious. The food was great as always. Our go to neighborhood restaurant

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MJ
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional service. Very warm, friendly atmosphere. Reminds me of Italy.

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AL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service

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HM
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a go to neighborhood place that always has good food, good service and a warm vibe. Fava bean appetizer and homemade pasta always delicious.

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p
Columbus
12 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An excellent little place with knowledgeable, helpful and friendly servers and high quality food and wine. Highly recommended.

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a
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was fabulous and the food was even better. Perfect, cozy date night spot in Lincoln Park.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time I come here the food is amazing. I recommend it to all my friends. Everything is clean and the waiter knows everything about the menu. I love Riccardo Enoteca

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VV
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best customer service. I took my best friend that was visiting out of town to celebrate her 30th birthday!
Food was amazing and the service was 100% great.
I will defiantly visit again!

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