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Topo Gigio Ristorante

#112 of 7,703 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Near North Side
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1516 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610-1308
+1 312-266-9355
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 16:00 - 21:30
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm Italian and had the best Italian food outside Italy. Truly fresh and tasty food. Definitely recommend to everyone coming back next time in Chicago!

Thank Stfntd
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went there around 8pm with our two kids. No kids menu but we were able to do a split plate. Seafood special pasta and tortellini with mushrooms in cream sauce. Both delicious. Not ideal for kids but it worked. Reasonable prices for really good pasta. House salad was only basic.

Thank twincitiesmom2010
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderfully authentic Italian dinner here. Service was exceptional and accommodating. Would highly recommend this restaurant for quality, service and proximity to Second City's MainStage.

Thank Michele C
Chicago, Illinois
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185 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went back to this local haunt and as usual had a very good meal. The fennel salad was delicious and really more than ample for two. The grilled calamari appetizer and grilled white fish with capers were both divine. If you are in the hood and cannot think where to go, drop in for a good meal. You are... More 

Thank Raphael L
Graz, Austria
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were lucky to get a table without prior making a call, and thank God we did, because the food was delicious! This place in Old Town serves the best pasta I had during my almost 3 month stay so far! The Service was amazing as well. Nothing bad to say at ALL!

Thank Stefanie N
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I loved the atmosphere! The Italian cooking is so much similar to how we actually cook home style food! Wonderful service and accessible prices for all. Definitely will be going back !

Thank Angela D
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I have dined here several times but it had been a few years since I had been back. I recently went there with another couple before we headed to Second City. I like that we an always find an area to have a drink at the inside or outside bar before sitting down. The staff is attentive and the food... More 

Thank matthewmV3026XW
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

For dinner or just appetizers and cocktails, great atmosphere. Old Town is such a charming area and this is one of the best. Enjoy!

Thank ourquighouse
Chicago, Illinois
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89 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

I was at Topo Gigio recently for the first time in a long while. Very happy to say it is still terrific. Nice atmosphere, great food. Highly recommend. ...but don't order the brushetta for an appetizer. Really weak

Thank sallytclair
Boulder, Colo.
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92 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

I moved away from Chicago 14 years ago. When I left, Topo was a favorite spot. Upon returning this past weekend with friends, it was just as delightful as it was when I was a Chicago resident. In a city that is constantly searching for "what's new," it is a nice change of pace to see this spot continue to... More 

Thank DD-Colorado

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1516 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610-1308
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
  • Neighbourhood: Near North Side
  • Phone Number: +1 312-266-9355

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