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Tufanos Vernon Park Tap

#490 of 7,664 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
University Village / Little Italy
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1073 W Vernon Park Pl, Ste 1, Chicago, IL 60607-3405
+1 312-733-3393
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 15:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Yep I grew up on this street and still visit Tuffanos. Don't expect anything fancy like a tablecloth! Try to Chicken Picante, Special Salad (with cheese and salami) and the Raviolis or the Lemon Chicken on the bone with sliced vesuvio potatoes. Small bar in the front and casual restaurant. There is no telling who you will see there as... More 

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Thank Mike D
Chicago, Illinois
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614 reviews
441 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

My wife and I had dinner here last night after going to a show at the UIC Pavilion 2 blocks away. Tufano's has been a pillar of the neighborhood for so long, and we try to get here when we are in the area for dinner. For a Saturday night at 9pm, the bar was packed and the dining room... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We started with the Moscato which was very good, but served in beer glasses.. I am not sure why. We had the stuffed artichoke, which was OK. I had the eggplant parm, which was Ok- but the sauce was not very flavorful. Like it had not spices in it. Kind of pricey for just Eggplant and no salad. The service... More 

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Thank susan s
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Perhaps a marketing gimmick but 4th generation and still going is fantastic ! Is is rumored that the current owners grand father did cook for Al Capone which adds to the great ambiance ! Very friendly staff handing out great zucchini Parmesan , Lemmon chicken that was awesome Affordable also on the wines proposed

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Thank Fredrik A
Chicago, Illinois
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149 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Just can't get enough of this neighborhood family run restaurant. Lits of items with different kinds of sauces to make everyone happy in your party. Good Italian beer. Outdoor patio is a wonderful spot by the fountain nearby for any beautiful Chicago evening. Reasonable priced and they only take cash.

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Thank joshua916
Des Plaines, Illinois
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79 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

The house salad and chicken is the call at this long time restaurant. Great food and friendly service makes me come back from a long way. Hard to find the first time but, after that, it's like next door. You must try this place.

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Thank dicksayad
Indianapolis, Indiana
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

We went here with friends. It's a family, neighborhood restaurant. I was really glad that they serve 1/2 portions because the servings were huge. The food was tasty and the service was great. I would go back there again.

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Thank Wordswoman
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

This is by far my favorite Italian eatery in Chicago. It has never been a disappointment. The wine is tasty, food is excellent and service is great!

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San Diego, California
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

Tufano's never disappoints. I've visited this family owned and run Italian restaurant many times, when I lived in Chicago, and now when I visit. Wine in water glasses...so old school. Parking in Little Italy is tough so the complimentary valet parking is wonderful. Be sure to tip the valet what he/she is really worth to avoid walking a few blocks.

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Thank smbiz
Chicago, Illinois
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139 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has been run by the same family for decades. The food and service are reliably good. This restaurant does not take credit cards, cash and personal checks work. There is an ATM at the entrance. Eat in or out in the garden.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Television
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
15:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1073 W Vernon Park Pl, Ste 1, Chicago, IL 60607-3405
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > University Village / Little Italy
  • Neighbourhood: University Village / Little Italy
  • Phone Number: +1 312-733-3393

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?