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Topo Gigio Ristorante

Italian Restaurant$$$$
Old Town, Chicago
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  • Brian S.
    "Conchiglie Alla Sarda was amazing"(4 Tips)
    @AngelaWoody
    "Great experience!b Tony at their outside bar is the perfect host!"(2 Tips)
    Nik D.
    "Nice simple Italian before heading for a show at The Second City."(2 Tips)
    Darina S.
    "Wine, Italian food, seafood - delicious!"(14 Tips)
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  • ISC C.
    ISC ChicagoSeptember 26, 2016
    Solid Italian fare
  • Darina S.
    Darina ShapkinaMay 25, 2016
    Wine, Italian food, seafood - delicious!
  • Nik D.
    Nik DawsonMay 7, 2016
    Nice simple Italian before heading for a show at The Second City.
  • Carolyn S.
    Carolyn SApril 12, 2016
    Great place. Cozy and extremely friendly staff. The food was phenomenal. We started with the panzanella salad, so good. I had the Pollo alla Valdostana it was UNREAL. Also the pistachio cheesecake YUM
  • Olga G.
    Olga GonzalezMarch 18, 2016
    Such good traditional food!
  • Louis K.
    Louis KliegerFebruary 19, 2016
    Solid Italian food. Great bread, don't fill up!
  • Angela
    AngelaNovember 20, 2014
    Everything here is very good, but I would stick with the pasta. Beware though, this place is not big and it gets very crowded, which makes it hard to get a table most times.
  • Shruti A.
    Shruti ASeptember 1, 2014
    The antipasto platter to share is very tasty. Actually think the Eggplant Parmesan was better than any pasta dish we ordered too
  • Giovanna M.
    Good pasta ;)
  • Chris K.
    Chris KonecnyJune 26, 2014
    Highly overrated
  • Jack V.
    Jack VelutJune 8, 2014
    Excellent food!!!'
  • David M.
    David MoraJune 5, 2014
    Leave for tiramisu
  • Catherine M.
    Catherine MallersMay 17, 2014
    Wonderful apps and risotto
  • Lucy A.
    Lucy AApril 10, 2014
    Authentic Italian cuisine. Excellent braised beef and superb service.
  • Carmen H.
    Carmen HolzmanFebruary 23, 2014
    Good food and service. Banquet room available for parties upstairs! Valet parking available.
  • Amber P.
    Amber ParkerFebruary 16, 2014
    Make a reservation. It gets really busy on the weekends! Food and service is outstanding!
  • Kristina S.
    Kristina ShahoianJanuary 18, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The luca special!
  • Kate S.
    Kate SummersJanuary 3, 2014
    Good spot if you're looking for a place to eat before a Second City show. You're in and out fairly quickly and the food is good. Make a reservation!
  • Will H.
    Will HarringtonAugust 11, 2013
    Absolutely fantastic good and a wonderful atmosphere!
  • Teddy C.
    Teddy C.July 17, 2013
    3 (italian) words you need to remember when ordering here. (Conchiglie Alla Sarda).
  • Jodi E.
    Jodi E.July 17, 2013
    The Insalata Ai Frutti Di Mare is AMAZING! Fresh steamed calamari and shrimp (I did not include the mussels or clams) over salad with citrus vinaigrette.
  • Suzie L.
    Suzie LyonsJuly 2, 2013
    Food was amazing! Risotto was to die for!
  • Renee D.
    Renee DreznesMay 16, 2013
    The grilled calamari is the best I've ever had. Highly recommended!
  • Joanna K.
    Joanna KalinowskaMarch 28, 2013
    Summer time in the garden is a must as well as trying the conchiglie alla sarda
  • Brian S.
    Brian SingletonJanuary 27, 2013
    Conchiglie Alla Sarda was amazing
  • Betsy R.
    Betsy RauDecember 19, 2012
    I had fruit de mere. Wowza! Great service. Great food. Great place.
  • Charlotte L.
    Charlotte LawDecember 9, 2012
    The tortellini is phenomenal!!!!!!!!
  • Courtney C.
    Courtney CohenNovember 12, 2012
    Great minestrone soup. Try the spaghetti and meatballs; great sauce!
  • Nikki K.
    Nikki KanterOctober 30, 2012
    Everything tastes like it was cooked by my 98 year old grandmother-- Not a good thing. Doused in red pepper. Watery sea bass. Awful service. This place is hands down the worst Italian place in Chicago
  • Richard M.
    Richard MartiAugust 11, 2012
    Stopped in for a long lunch. The service was excellent, the food prepared perfectly, and the kitchen was accommodating. We couldn't ask for more. No wonder they were busy after 1:00 on a Friday.
  • Amanda R.
    We have been coming here on and off for 10 years. The staff is always above par and the food outstanding!
  • Jack F.
    Jack FinksJune 3, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    In my tenure at Topopo's, I have garnished many a liking to the staff and officials. I suggest, for a starter, Greg Norman's western Australian wine. Great golfer, better wine maker? Yes...yes.
  • Raphael D.
    Raphael De MelloJune 2, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Fish, calamari are great options! The gnocchi is good, and you can also change it to bolognese sauce. Enjoy!
  • Ximena D.
    Ximena Diez De BonilaMarch 21, 2012
    Don't go here! They dont even respect the deals! They have no idea what foursquare is!!!!! And they have a special
  • Ola A.
    Ola AqelMarch 7, 2012
    The Eggplant Alla Parmigiana was amazing!!
  • Connie M.
    Connie MeehanNovember 3, 2011
    Great Italian in Old Town!
  • Crain's Chicago Business
    Old Town's Wells St. Corridor stations Topo Gigio, a comfortable setting for a quieter lunchbreak. A favorite: spaghetti loaded with mussels, scallops, clams in lively marinara sauce ($19). Read more
  • James M.
    James MacknykMay 17, 2011
    Rudy is the best bartender! See him outside When the weather gets nice!
  • ShopTRACY B.
    ShopTRACY BURTONFebruary 6, 2011
    amazing outdoor dining!
  • Paddy
    PaddyNovember 28, 2010
    Marinated grilled chicken was too salty. Pumpkin ravioli was good as was the seafood pasta special with lobster tail. Servers couldn't remember who ordered what dish when they served it.
  • Alison
    AlisonOctober 30, 2010
    Authentic, with a great atmosphere! A little pricey, but worth it for the best Italian food in Chicago!
  • ShopTRACY B.
    ShopTRACY BURTONAugust 23, 2010
    nothing better than dining outside! one of my faves!
  • Daisy M.
    Daisy MedinaAugust 18, 2010
    Everything we had was fantastic !!!
  • Lindsey W.
    Lindsey WoodyJuly 19, 2010
    Amazing food and attentive staff! Nice place to go in the summer with the outside bar and tables!
  • Fiona Q.
    Fiona QJuly 10, 2010
    Always a must stop when visiting Chicago. The sauces & hand-rolled pasta are spectacular, Italian servers happy to help & recommend, very good wine list where even the less expensive choices are delic
  • @AngelaWoody
    @AngelaWoodyJune 27, 2010
    Great experience!b Tony at their outside bar is the perfect host! Thanks Tony!
  • Jill O.
    Jill O'GJune 2, 2010
    I love Joe's Salad.
  • Brad F.
    Brad FilbeyApril 4, 2010
    Conchiglie alla Sarda is better than Nonna's Don't tell her I said this.
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