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Posted by Anonymous on 06/19/2010
Inviting ambiance, welcoming staff, and great food! Fiancé and I had a wonderful dinner experience on a Friday evening. We started with the arancini which were amazing! You don't find too many restaurants who serve this dish on their menu. Definately suggest trying these if you have never tried them. For mains, I had the pappardelle bolognese which had really good flavor and my fiancé had the manicotti. Manicotti looked good but I didn't get to try it, however will be eating her leftovers for lunch. Overall, I would suggest Fiorentinos for those who enjoy simple Italian dishes prepared with great ingredients. Try to get a table outside on the patio as it makes you feel as if you are not sitting in Chicago but rather a trattoria in Umbria!
Posted by Satisfied customer on 06/06/2010
I am more than satisfied! I had a delicious meal, enjoyed the welcoming staff and felt right at home. This is real Italian. Consider me a regular.
Posted by Anonymous on 07/03/2008
My family were seated at the patio and did not enjoy the foliage and heat. There was a fan directed toward the table across from us which carried some breeze. The waitress was hardly ever around. My daughter finished her water and had to drink mine.The food is definitely not to-die-for and the prices positively high for the quantity given. I was totally not impressed considering this restaurant was featured on television. This was our first time and we were very disappointed, so would not go back. They lost good-tipping, repeat diners.
Posted by Lisa B on 09/26/2007
This place has the best atmosphere in the summer. You can sit on the patio, screened from the city street and enjoy the fountains and basil plants. If you want more basil, just pluck it from a nearby plant. The food is better than my Nona made and is always fresh and tasty. The prices are commensurate with the quality. There is a great little wine list - all are good. If they have mussels that night- get them.
Posted by George W. on 09/08/2006
The food is ok, the portions are not as big as you would expect for the prices we paid, the people and service were good though, but the place just blends into the area with all the other italian restaurants, nothing on there menu stood out, not a convenient place unless you cab it, absolutly no parking, wish we had know there is no alcohol allowed on the patio before we were seated, it was nice, but hard to enjoy our meal with soda and water, overall it was just "ok" for us it's not worth going back.
Posted by Marco Raimondi on 09/02/2006
Really nice, welcoming little restaurant with a lovely room & very nice outdoor seating. Excellent Mussels marinara. Cioppino and Chicken Vesuvio were great. Family run with owners on premises (very nice folks). Nice portions and good bang for the buck. Small but decent wine-list. And...real espresso coffee. This place is worth a visit; will return again! The Fiorentino family (Francesca at the helm) have a good thing going.
Posted by Kendra on 08/19/2006
Not only is the food fabulous, but I can not remember a time when I enjoyed a dining experience this much, Great atmospher great service and the food is absolutely delicious ! If you go, try the baked clams, the black mussels in the shell (the best I"ve ever had anywhere) and the fried calamari. Also go for the pasta puttanesca , so many great choices I cant wait to go back!