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Dinotto Ristorante- MOVED

215 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60610-1224
+1 312-202-0302
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good19%
  • Average19%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
17 Nov 2016
“excellent food and service”
22 Aug 2016
“Dinottos ”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Italian, Mediterranean, American, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
215 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60610-1224
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Reviewed 17 November 2016

A real find after a walk in Lincoln Park. Dinotto has authentic Italian food and pizza with a sunny attractive ambience and good service. North Ave has a wide choice of good eating and shops with specialist shops like a chocolate confectionery outlet,

Thank Avelana
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

I reserved this in combination with our Second City purchase. I saw mixed reviews on TripAdvisor, but thought I'd take a chance since we wanted Italian food. Service was excellent! The calamari so so compared to other restaurants I've been to, but the bolognese was...More

Thank LindaHolody
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Travel party of six (two seniors, son & wife + two teen grandkids) can quickly get sidetracked, so we were grateful when Second City Theater offered to help with dinner reservations once we had our performance tix. Dinotto Ristorante was a great choice across the...More

Thank Marilynne M
Reviewed 15 April 2016

Dinotto Ristorante is a family run business full of wonderful energy and hard working staff. For either lunch or dinner, always always always start off with Grilled Calamari. You wont regret this decision. Give the daily specials a go;honestly they are quite delicious for any...More

1  Thank Kevin S
Reviewed 24 September 2015

I had a lovely dinner here! Salad of arugula, palm hearts and artichokes (not from a can) was beyond fresh. Simple linguini with pesto, and very good tiramisu (lots of coffee flavor). Servers were very attentive. Limited options for vegetarians unless you order pizza. Probably...More

Thank Nichole B
Reviewed 27 August 2015

We ate there before a show at Second City and had a special price dinner arrangement. They treated us like second class citizens and acted as if they were doing us a favor to serve us. The food was average at best but their attitude...More

1  Thank Cubsfan1945
Reviewed 30 March 2015

We enjoyed our dinner at Dinotto very much! We started with fried calamari - delicious - and our mains were pizza with Italian fennel sausage (fantastic!), and chicken in Marsala sauce (also very good). They have a red, shiny wood oven which not only makes...More

1  Thank Aga S
Reviewed 26 August 2014

By 10 pm on a Saturday night, after a great Second City revue across the street, our two couples were the only diners. Gazpacho was a special, so two of us ordered it. These folks have no idea how to make this "special," since they...More

Thank Andrew K
Reviewed 25 August 2014

We had tickets to Chicago Second City and this restaurant was recommended to us and excellent food and close to the theater. Well, it certainly did not disappoint. The place is not big, so make a reservation and let them know you have tickets to...More

Thank Renee S
Reviewed 12 August 2014

This place was awesome and we stumbled upon it an hour before we had to be at Second City for a show. We told our waitress about this and she was very accommodating. I'm sure this happens quite a bit due to their location. I...More

1  Thank mdavis210
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 215 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60610-1224
  • Public Transportation: CTA Brown Line Sedgwick stop is two blocks away.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
  • Neighbourhood: Near North Side
  • Phone Number: +1 312-202-0302
  • E-mail
Family-owned, Award-Winning Dinotto is a popular neighborhood Italian restaurant across the street from Second City and Piper"s Alley Entertainment Complex. Serving Pasta, Chicken, Seafood and now Award Winning Neapolitan Pizza too. Pair a spectacular wine with your cooked-to-order entree. Our Chef features Gluten free, low-fat, and several customized dietary options. In addition to the acclaimed food, we are renowned for friendly, attentive service. NOTE THAT Dinotto in in a new location at this address (1551 N Wells) in 2015
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