Tocco Pizza e Arte

4.3
604 reviews
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$30 and under
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The couple behind Follia built this chic, modern Italian spot in Wicker Park. Two wood-burning ovens churn out pizzas like the classic margherita plus there's a wine friendly menu of appetizers, homemade pasta and more. Expect selections such as tortelli in a truffle cream sauce, risotto of the day, fresh fish and steak.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday to Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Closed on Monday
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Phone number
(773) 687-8895
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Cross street
Paulina
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Parking details
Metered Parking
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Public transit
CTA bus: Milwaukee-56, Division-70; Blue Line "L" stop: Division
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Too bad Tocco is closing tomorrow! Thanks Bruno for all the delicious meals. Good luck on your new adventure in Winetka!

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OT
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was great. Bruno is always a treat. It would have been nice if our server knew the what gluten free and vegan meant (and that they were different). Thankfully, the chef did!

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j
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

was some delay in checking in with host, despite restaurant being half full on a saturday night (admittedly snowy). was told that restaurant is closing in 2 weeks and eveyone is getting laid off. not sure if this is true? was told this by two different employees (one maybe was the owner?)

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J
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience— great food and great service.

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s
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great Italian classics with a modern twist.

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M
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great service!

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B
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best antipasto plate ever!!! Owner and chef was without all waitstaff. Bruno rolled up his sleeves and did it all!!!!
Loved it!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food on New Year’s Eve! We had the calamari and it was perfectly prepared. We also had the pappardeli with sausage (our long time favorite), lemon chicken and a steak. All very nice. Personally preferred the steak better over the chicken, but both were great. That said, the potato purée with spinach that accompanied the chicken was also very tasty. The thinly sliced steak was very light and fresh with arugula providing some refreshing contrast from the beef. We ordered the steak medium but ended up wishing we’d gone medium rare instead. Great dinner.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Need to go.

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K
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Tocoo with my friends on the recommendation of another friend. I thought the food was great, the service was excellent and the owner/employees were very friendly and helpful.

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N
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Tocco! The food is very authentic Italian, delicious, all fresh ingredients & staff is amazing. Plus, Chef Abate gets to know patrons personally & he runs “Recipe For Change”. What an Incredible person & place!!

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MC
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a wonderful experience with friends and family. We appreciate the service food was Delicious great environment. A beautiful Display. Will be back

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M
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been eating at Tocco for many years and love the food. It's better than any restaurant we ate at while in Italy. Every person we have taken to Tocco has raved about the food.

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HO
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific food, ambiance, service and value. What else does one need from a restaurant?

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E
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and good values on the wine list were overshadowed by soggy-crust pizza.

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MH
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Great service! Great choice of wines! Love this place.

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C
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tocco is a reliably delicious choice in Wicker Park. Amazing Italian pasta made from scratch, fresh and creative salads, and an affordable wine list. This place is phenomenal.

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AP
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was really good.
I am vegan and he asked the chef who also accomodated for us.
Thank you very much!

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MK
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited Tocco for the second time this year and had another great evening of dinner with friends. The decor in modern/chic and very comfortable. All four of us had one of their specialty cocktails and each one was colorful and great tasting. The salads were plentiful enough to be shared and the soup was delicious. The 3 pasta dishes we ordered came hot and portions were reasonable. They tasted great! One person ordered the pizza which had thin crust and plenty of topping to satisfy. The wait staff was friendly and knowledgeable, but not intrusive. I'm looking forward to returning and hope to make it on a warm day when they have the large wall of windows open. Highly recommended.

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MC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Disappointed with pizza, came to us lukewarm. Sent back but never really came back hot enough

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KH
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was exceptional. Service was great - loved that the owner was in the restaurant and talking to the customers. Will definitely be back!

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JV
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

When we arrived the owner commented negatively about the fact that we had increased the party size of our initial reservation and that he needed to turn the table over. The entrees did not arrive all together- there was a ten minute gap in between the food for 2 people and then the remaining six. Overall the food was excellent- pastas and pizza were among the entrees we had. We had to keep flagging them down for more water. When we ordered gelato for dessert it took 30 minutes to arrive. As much as the owner said he was going to rush us the service did not reflect that.

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CM
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Our group of 6 arrived for our reservation at 5:45pm and were seated immediately. Our server greeted us but did not explain the menu or drink selections despite us being one of the only groups in the restaurant. We informed our waitress that we had an event to make by 7:45pm and ordered our food by 6pm. We waited patiently for our food to arrive, but started wondering where it was after about 45 minutes had passed. We politely asked our waitress and she informed us that it took a while because one of us ordered the lasagna, but our food would be right out. It would have been nice to have been informed of this when ordering our food, that way we could have chosen a different item. Our food finally arrived at our table at 7pm, an hour after we ordered. Upon arrival, most of our food was luke-warm at best. Although it tasted good, it was very unfortunate that it was not hot.
Additionally, our waitress did not pay much attention to our table overall. Our water glasses sat empty throughout most of our meal and our waitress only checked on us once after our food came. We also had to hunt our waitress down in order to get the check for the table.
Although the overall ambiance of the restaurant is nice, the dinner experience was not very enjoyable. Unfortunately, at one point the restaurant got a little loud, as most places can, and the woman who sat us (seemed like she may have been an owner) actually shooshed all of the diners! It was an unbelievably uncomfortable and awkward experience.
Overall, our experience was not what I expected and do not think I will be visiting this establishment again.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

Food was delicious!
However: The smell of burning wood in the restaurant was so strong that we had to have a shower when we got home and put all our clothes in the wash. That sucked.

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OP
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 4

The appetizer special sounded great and it was tasty, but $28 for an appetizer is outrageous! Would not have ordered it if we knew the price, which was more than most of the entrees on the menu.

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PS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great Italian food at a fair price. Always ask for the specials!

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KH
New England
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service! What an exceptional evening!

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LC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 4

Food was awesome and loved sitting outdoors on a gorgeous evening. Our waitress was friendly but not attentive. We tried ordering more drinks and waiting quite some time trying to get her attention or seeing her outdoors. We would have loved another drink. The bus boy was attentive and water was always full and table was cleared. Again food was awesome and will come back but hopefully get another waitress.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Pizza and pasta were amazing, great service, and some live music!

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LL
Nashville
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another terrific meal at Tocco. This place is genuine and authentic top to bottom. Bruno is such a gracious host and we always feel so welcome. The pizza of course is outstanding and creative, but had the chicken piccata for the first time and it was just as delicious and flavorful. Can’t go wrong at this gem in Wicker Park.

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b
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

lemon parpadelle is so heavenly and so is the spinach/ricotta dumplings with black cream truffle
sauce...two favorites. salads were beautifully presented and delicious...especially the buratta.

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c
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

My wife wanted something different for her birthday dinner. Tocco is on the very short list of places where a local Italian celebrity I happen to work for eats frequently. It's a beautiful space with modern, clean lines and high ceilings. Although we were right on time for our reservation and it appeared quite empty, the maî·tre d' took several minutes to have a table prepped. We were a bit put-off by that. Once seated, however, everyone was friendly, helpful, and efficient.

We started with the Burrata which I highly recommend. She had the Pappardelle alla norcina and our server pointed me towards the Spaghetti allo scoglio. The food was outstanding, simple yet flavorful, authentic, and even refreshing. The quantities aren't huge, in contrast from the many Americanized Italian restaurants. This is more proof of Tocco's authenticity. The prices were about on-point given the quantity and quality.

Our server helped sneak in a birthday candle to the tiramisu we ordered for desert. This was also excellent -- layers of sweet and savory flavors yet not too heavy. We had an excellent experience overall and plan to return soon.

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KP
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great atmosphere and delicious food! Perfect spot for date night or any more intimate get-together.
We had the grilled veggies, gnocchi di sorrente (sp?) and the pomegranate martini. I highly recommend all three!

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j
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had not been there in a while. It still has great food and atmosphere! We will definitely come back soon!

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e
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A real winner! The pizza is wonderful, with high quality, fresh ingredients and a whole wheat crust with just the right amount of chew. We also enjoyed the pasta cacio e pepe. It was cooked al dente with a nice amount of kick. Our server was attentive and the patio is lovely. Would definitely recommend.

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c
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

real best italian , from an italian , where you can get high quility foods and high quality care of preparation and taste

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D
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was attentive. We had pizza and pasta ( lasagna) both were delicious

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OP
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always completely delightful, delicious, wonderful atmosphere, and charming service. My favorite place in the neighborhood. The pizzas are elegant, the homemade pasta is divine, the arugula salad is perfection... everything is wonderful. NOT to be missed. And it was a gorgeous night, with a lovely breeze on the patio.

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MD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Everything was great. My only problem was that they don't look at the Open table reservation. We went for our 22nd wedding anniversary. We put it in our reservation, but nobody said anything to us.

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c
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first visit to Tocco and we will definitely be back. The service is wonderful and everyone is so friendly and knowledgeable. The pastas are AMAZING. Honestly, they were divine. The pappardelle was the most delicate pasta I've ever tasted and the portions were filling, but not too heavy. I very much recommend this restaurant!

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