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Posted by Monique on 07/15/2012
I've been here visiting Chicago for the first time, and we just an left this restaurant... boy are we stuffed. The risotto was awesome. So was the everything else we ordered! They bake the bread fresh in the middle of the restaurant, and my server was the best.
Posted by Anonymous on 07/10/2011
Delicious! Make sure you end your meal with the Zeppole.
Posted by Shi on 07/17/2008
This was very disappointing. The only good thing I had there was the pizza.
Posted by Shooty on 08/19/2007
I've been to Quartinos at least 8 times in the past year while traveling in Chicago. The service has always been fast and friendly. The atmosphere is casual and fun, and sitting in the bar is a great place for a meal when traveling alone. I love their caprese salad, funghi pizza, cheeses and wines. I've tried a number of other items and they are all good, many excellent. I've recommended this spot to others and they have come away impressed as well. Casual, loud, fun, and tasty at a great price!
Posted by brooklynite on 05/09/2007
we went late for wine and dessert - we had a profiterole, fondue and some sangiovese. our server was excellent, friendly and attentive, but not overly so. the sangiovese was excellent and the profiterole was delicious. the fondue was good but perhaps a little overpriced, and a fair number of the strawberries were overripe. the atmosphere was casual but fun--a good place for a casual date (please note--this refers to the wine bar section of the restaurant--we were not seated in the dining room).
Posted by Anonymous on 04/18/2007
Though we noticed the table of businessmen next to us - two young, casually dressed girls - got special treatment and service by the entire staff, our waiter was great, friendly, and very knowledgeable about the menu. We ordered the sampler of bruschette, the caprese salad, and the gnocchi. Would have like maybe a little more balsamic on the caprese, but the mozzarella (melt-in-your-mouth soft) and tomatoes were very fresh and delicious. The gnocchi was kind of soft (almost the texture of the mozzarella), which I'm not used to, but I liked it. We soaked up the extra pesto sauce with bread so we could savor every last drop. Wish I could have ordered wine, but as it was my lunch break I figured I probably shouldn't. :) But I'll definitely go back to try some of the other delicious looking items on the menu and I'll bring lots of friends so I can have a taste of everything they order! Fast service for the lunch crowd, but I also feel like you could sit and eat as long as you'd like and they wouldn't mind. Not quite cheap enough to eat at every day (unless you just order the sandwiches), but I thought the food was definitely on par with some of the much more expensive Italian places in town.
Posted by me on 03/26/2007
The food was fine (nothing to write home about...particularly the margherita pizza which was essentially just a cheese pizza - no fresh tomatoes or basil in sight). The wine isn't really that great of a bargain. It was loud and extremely crowded, and overall just a "so-so" experience. I might go back, but only if someone else suggested it...it won't be MY pick next time! Bottom line: The concept is great -- the execution isn't.