Quartino, an urban Italian restaurant and wine bar, is the creation of Hugo Ralli, Steve Lombardo (owners of Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse, Hugo's Frog Bar ... More
Quartino, an urban Italian restaurant and wine bar, is the creation of Hugo Ralli, Steve Lombardo (owners of Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse, Hugo's Frog Bar & Fish House, LUXBAR) and Exec Chef / Partner John Coletta. Quartino combines the best of Italy's osteria and enoteca to offer an authentic everyday Italian food and wine experience. Where wine is cheaper than water Throughout Europe, in bistro after osteria after enoteca, fresh local wines of high quality and unique characteristics are priced as a less expensive alternative to bottled water. Reservation requests for patio seating are not accepted. Patio seating is first come, first serve.
Stopped by for a mid afternoon snack and drink and were glad we did. Tried some wine and the Salumeria sample taster...both were great! -and our server Meghan was very helpful. Looks like we found another great place to re-visit on future Chicago trips.
Highly recommend this restaurant. We showed up without a reservation on a Sunday about 6pm. The place was already packed. We were offered a table immediately but it was right next to the kitchen in the crowded downstairs dining area. We opted for the bar seating instead. We received excellent service and recommendations. Very reasonably priced. You have a choice of pizza, small plates, and/or full pasta meals. We chose the salumi tasting for $25 and a couple of small hot plates. There is a large selection of wines served by the bottle, 1/4 carafe, 1/2 carafe or full carafe. With all of the options in Chicago and a very short stay we may visit this place again before we leave!
place sucks...if u dont know your head from your ass go here.if your looking to eat a good dinner donot go here..id rather save$$ and eat mcdonalds...the only upside to this place is that its open late..food sucks...service sucks..mozzarella tastes like butter...ugh im sick
The food is good, but inconsistent, and not worth the hype. The staff, especially the hosts/hostesses, are indifferent and arrogant, as is, in my experience, most of the waitstaff. The last time I was there (and I stress that it was the LAST time), I was there for a party in the private room that had been booked months in advance, and, as we watched, they gave it away to a bunch of kids while we were made to wait for close to an hour for a crowded table near the kitchen. Absolutely inexcusable.
Also, I've noticed that the lion's share of these reviews were written by tourists. That figures. People who live here don't waste their time battling the crowds and the noise to be treated poorly and overpay for mediocre food.
saw this restaurant when walking back to my hotel and decided to go there for dinner. i arrived around 7 to find to place very busy, but i only had to wait 10 mins. menu had a pretty good selection and the food was great.
on a side note, there was two girls sitting next to us that couldnt have been older than 15, they still had braces on. they ordered wine and a beer and they werent even carded by the waiter.