Chicago >Food & Dining > Trattoria # 10
10 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL | Directions 6060241.882425 -87.629715
Monday To Thursday From 11:30 AM To 02:00 PM Monday To Thursday From 05:30 PM To 09:00 PM Friday From 11:30 AM To 02:00 PM Friday From 05:30 PM To 10:00 PM Saturday From 05:30 PM To 10:00 PM
Neighborhoods: Central, Loop
What a great Restaurant – I have been coming to Trattoria No.10 for the last 8 years, and still find it one of the best restaurants in the windy city. I even by pass the near north side to go downtown, for an exceptional evening. From food to service, this is consistantly one terrific diningroom. Pre-theater dining is a given here, however, if you and yours want an evening out, go after 7:30pm and enjoy a relaxing night out. Valet is a confienient way to avoid parking problems.
Nearly a perfect. – The atmosphere was incredible. The lighting perfect. The food, to die for. Complementary butternut squash ravioli was something that I will talk about for a long time to come. What I was most impressed with however, was the service. Our waiter was extremly plesant. I am by no means a wine conisiour, but the waiter was more than happy to describe the many varieties of wines they had to offer. The one negative, the tables were quite close together.
The Only Restaurant in Chicago – I recently moved to Chicago & a friend recommended Trattoria No. 10 as the only restaurant in Chicago, so I went. The food: SPECTACULAR! It was beautiful & tasted even better. The atmosphere: WONDERFUL! It's the type of place that you can go with friends to chat, have a meeting, or have a romantic date. The lighting is low with a warm glow, but not dark, & the music is just barely there so that it's pleasant, not deafening. Overall what makes it not just good, but GREAT, are the people. When I arrived I was greeted with gracious sincerity, my server guided me through the menu & the extensive winelist, & everyone really wanted to make sure I was having a FANTASTIC time without being intrusive in the slightest bit. I have been back & will continue to return, because - it's the only restaurant in Chicago.
Underground Gem – Wonderful find in the theater district of the loop. Italian food at it's best. Squash Ravioli is the best and I'm told has been on the menu for 16 years. My partner ordered the fresh Barramundi, he said it was amazing, and the bottle of wine that Julie our waitress sugested matched perfectly. The wine list is all Italian and has won numerous awards.
Can't wait to go again when I go see Wicked this summer.
Contemporary Italian specialties in a rustic setting attract theatergoers and Loop workers. – The Scene
A cheerful trompe l'oeil mural fills the walls around an open stairway that leads down into the restaurant. Low ceilings, wood furnishings, textured cream walls and red-speckled tile floor create a warm, inviting atmosphere. Understated arches divide the large dining room into intimate spaces, and overall dim lighting is cleverly complemented by table spotlights.
The menu is divided the Italian way, with antipasti followed by pasta, then a course of meat and fish entrees. Start with tomato basil soup, tuna carpaccio, polenta or the simply delicious field greens sweetened with candied walnuts. Pasta dishes are filling on their own and include risotto with sauteed chicken, farfalle with duck confit, orrecchiette with homemade Italian sausage, and several ravioli dishes--try the butternut squash, farm-fresh and subtly sweet. Linguine is full of roasted eggplant and plum tomatoes, with a rich and flavorful finish of basil, capers and chunks of smoked mozzarella.
mostly marvelous – Trattoria 10's food was great - with the exception of the main(meat) course, which was bland and overcooked. The salad was lovely and the butternut squash ravioli was absolutely amazing. You can easily make a main course of pasta and skip the meat entrees... I'd recommend it. Dessert was good, and the wine list was very impressive. Average service.
Great Evening in Chicago! – Farfalle pasta with duck & veal saltimboca were incredible! Ambiance was very inviting. Our only disappointment, and to me a fairly large one, was the price of wine. I was looking for a full-bodied red & I was prepared to spend some $ to get a decent one. Waitress could only come up with a $50 one that left me a little disappointed. If you like full-bodied reds be prepared to spend $65 or higher. The waitress was a real pro who knew her stuff & let us take our time.
Ohhhhh my... – this place is SO wonderful. the decor is beautiful, the staff is respectful and very helpful, and the food... oh, marone. the food is simply amazing. if you go to one italian place in chicago, please please please go to Trattoria No. 10!
Excellent Service – I had dinner there this evening with a friend. The staff was friendly and attentive - allowing us to move the evening along at our own pace. The food was wonderful. I had the squash ravioli which was tender and flavorful. My friend had the sea bas which she said was excellent and perfectly cooked. I have eaten at many, many restaurants in the city, some good and some not. I will definitely add Trattoria No. 10 to my "keeper" list.
Worth the Trip – Not your average Italian spot- Trattoria specializes in Tuscan food. The staff has always been knowledgeable and friendly, the setting warm and intimate. The house wines are very good (and reasonable). You can actually have a conversation without yelling over the table. Theres enough bustle to make you feel like your in the right place. The food is a little pricier than your typical Italian fare- but then again, you aren't getting typical. The menu changes seasonally- which lends itself to some wonderful vegetable choices. I absolutely love the duck confit here. It's so buttery it melts on your tongue. It one of my favorite post theatre dining spots.
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