Restaurants, Italian River North
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John Coletta of Quartino

The Gibsons folks go rustic Italian with this cavernous dining room decked out with reclaimed wood and subway tiles, vintage mirrors and mismatched chairs. To ensure authenticity on the plate, they’ve enlisted chef John Coletta, who doesn’t disappoint with housemade salumi like beef bresaola, spicy soppressata and duck prosciutto served with housemade giardiniera and mostarda. The pizza is among the better thin-crust versions in town. Living up to the name, the affordable, half-Italian, half-global wine list is offered in quarter, half and full liters.


Venue name: Quartino
Address: 626 N State St
Cross street: at Ontario St
Opening hours: Lunch, dinner
Transport: El stop: Red to Grand. Bus: 22, 36, 65, 156.
Price: Average small plate: $7
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Madeline N

I wouldn't say that Quaritino is my absolute favorite italian restaurant in Chicago, but its a good go to. I've never had to make a reservation which is nice and typically it is easy to find seating outside. The prices are pretty reasonable and the staff has always been friendly to me.

Dana B

I have been to Quartino's a couple of times and I am sad to say I am just not that impressed. I love the restaurant feel and the wait staff is pretty nice but the food is just nothing special to me. I think there are definitely better Italian spots for less money.