Filippo's Ristorante

★★★★★
This small family-run storefront has a following for its well-prepared, simple Italian cuisine.
  • 2211 N Clybourn Ave

    Chicago, IL 60614

    Cross street: Webster Avenue

    Map & Directions
  • 773-528-2211

About Filippo's Ristorante

Hours
Mon-Thurs: 11:30am-11pm Fri: 11:30am-12am Sat: 5pm-12am Sun: 5pm-11pm

Food

Food
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reservations seem to be meaningless, were seated almost an hour after ours. Food is good, although pasta dishes were skimpy on sauce. Pork tenderloin special was rather bland. Did a good job with the grilled seafood appetizer (if you like octopus and calamari)
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1
★★☆☆☆

reservations seem to be meaningless, were seated almost an hour after ours. Food is good, although pasta dishes were skimpy on sauce. Pork tenderloin special was rather bland. Did a good job with the grilled seafood appetizer (if you like octopus and calamari)
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What an authentic Regional Italian experience. The chief is from Naples and his food is to die for. Their daily specials are always great and the everday menu is so good-I love their staff. They make dining fun

2
★★★★★

What an authentic Regional Italian experience. The chief is from Naples and his food is to die for. Their daily specials are always great and the everday menu is so good-I love their staff. They make dining fun

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Ambiance is extraordinary, great food, friendly staff. A wonderful experience every single time. Highly recommend this place.

2
★★★★★

Ambiance is extraordinary, great food, friendly staff. A wonderful experience every single time. Highly recommend this place.

Pros: Food is to die for.

Cons: None.

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Had I not gone to this business for work I probably would have never tried it and that my friends would have been a HUGE mistake. I have been here 3x times now and every time the food gets better and better. I usually have the raviolis and They have a fantastic dipping sauce that goes with the freshest bread ever. The service can be slow sometimes but its worth it. I highly recommend trying this place.

2
★★★★★

Had I not gone to this business for work I probably would have never tried it and that my friends would have been a HUGE mistake. I have been here 3x times now and every time the food gets better and better. I usually have the raviolis and They have a fantastic dipping sauce that goes with the freshest bread ever. The service can be slow sometimes but its worth it. I highly recommend trying this place.

Pros: the dipping sauce for the bread

Cons: service can be slow

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Eaten here twice and impressed on both occasions. Entrees are traditional, but obviously prepared with care, and anything but ordinary. Place is warmly to provide a real "Italian" atmosphere. Upon arrival, you are immediately greeted by a complimentary 'appetizer' of marinated eggplant together with foccacio bread. On the menu, Muscles appetizer was fresh and tasty with white wine sauce. For main entrees, the LaSagna was one of the best I've had with flavorful filling including a very rich cheese and eggplant. The Spaghetti with cherry plum tomato sauce, topped with large shrimp, scallops and muscles is also recommended. Service is consistently attentive and friendly.

2
★★★★★

Eaten here twice and impressed on both occasions. Entrees are traditional, but obviously prepared with care, and anything but ordinary. Place is warmly to provide a real "Italian" atmosphere. Upon arrival, you are immediately greeted by a complimentary 'appetizer' of marinated eggplant together with foccacio bread. On the menu, Muscles appetizer was fresh and tasty with white wine sauce. For main entrees, the LaSagna was one of the best I've had with flavorful filling including a very rich cheese and eggplant. The Spaghetti with cherry plum tomato sauce, topped with large shrimp, scallops and muscles is also recommended. Service is consistently attentive and friendly.

Pros: Nicely Decorated and romantic; Rich and tasty traditional Italian Entrees;

Cons: Should ban childen under age 10 -- Some inconsiderate diners brought their screaming infants

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Filippo and his wife Annette have closed the Deerfield branch, making us more uniquely lucky--buona fortuna to them for providing authenticity with creativity--Filippo is a native Italian, and studied culinary arts in Paris, and London (as I recall)--thus a marriage of heritage and technique which makes a friendly restaurant exceptional without being artificial or pompous. The portions are ample (scotch that 2003 comment), the wines very good, the desserts fine as well. Simplicity can be mistaken for superficiality--this trattoria has depth and honesty. And it's fun!

2
★★★★★

Filippo and his wife Annette have closed the Deerfield branch, making us more uniquely lucky--buona fortuna to them for providing authenticity with creativity--Filippo is a native Italian, and studied culinary arts in Paris, and London (as I recall)--thus a marriage of heritage and technique which makes a friendly restaurant exceptional without being artificial or pompous. The portions are ample (scotch that 2003 comment), the wines very good, the desserts fine as well. Simplicity can be mistaken for superficiality--this trattoria has depth and honesty. And it's fun!

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Ate there for the first time, yesterday (7/21/2003). The manager/owner served us himself, and was wonderful. Staff were very polite and attentive. Food was great, and in reasonable portions. The decor was as described in other reviews - plain, but not spartan. We really enjoyed it and it's a quick walk to the movies. Family friendly.

2
★★★★★

Ate there for the first time, yesterday (7/21/2003). The manager/owner served us himself, and was wonderful. Staff were very polite and attentive. Food was great, and in reasonable portions. The decor was as described in other reviews - plain, but not spartan. We really enjoyed it and it's a quick walk to the movies. Family friendly.

Pros: Good price, Good food, Friendly service

Cons: Plain decor

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The ambiance is good, the service fine, the food fairly tasty. The only problem about the food is that the portions are rather small. The seafood risotto arrived with all different kinds of seafood as described inthe menu, but the shelled mussels made the portion look bigger than it was. Left still hungry. Had the nearby Thai been open at that time, it would have been our definite preference.

2
★★★★☆

The ambiance is good, the service fine, the food fairly tasty. The only problem about the food is that the portions are rather small. The seafood risotto arrived with all different kinds of seafood as described inthe menu, but the shelled mussels made the portion look bigger than it was. Left still hungry. Had the nearby Thai been open at that time, it would have been our definite preference.

Pros: pleasant service

Cons: small portions

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Been there 2 or 3 times ... very pleasant surprise because first time was unplanned ... great appetizer antipasto ... good wine and olive oil ... and pasta in edible portions (one of my constant gripes about US restaurants).
When we want authentic Italian, this is the one.

2
★★★★★

Been there 2 or 3 times ... very pleasant surprise because first time was unplanned ... great appetizer antipasto ... good wine and olive oil ... and pasta in edible portions (one of my constant gripes about US restaurants).
When we want authentic Italian, this is the one.

Pros: Great food, Nice Italian feel, Good value

Cons: I have to get a cab, That's it

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Mismatched plates and handmade flowered tablecloths are accented by faux finish walls, exposed ductwork and Euro-pop music. The menu choices begin with salata ignorante, brimming with dressed artichoke hearts, tomatoes,…

 

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