Trattoria Caterina

★★★★☆
  • 616 S Dearborn St

    Chicago, IL 60605

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  • 312-939-7606

About Trattoria Caterina

Hours
Monday 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Tuesday 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Wednesday 11:00 AM - 8:30 PM Thursday 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Friday 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Saturday 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Sunday Closed

Food

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New to Chicago and was looking for good Italian (which I hear isnt hard to find here) and a friend told me to check out this place. The service was quick and friendly and it wasnt too crowded or noisy. The vibe of the place was a little

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★★★★★

New to Chicago and was looking for good Italian (which I hear isnt hard to find here) and a friend told me to check out this place. The service was quick and friendly and it wasnt too crowded or noisy. The vibe of the place was a little

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We've been visiting Trattoria for several years now when we attend the Printers Row Lit Fest and it is by far my favorite Italian eatery. The food is always wonderful and the staff is delightful. In the last four or five years, I've never had a bad experience.

We show up with anywhere from 15-20 people on a Saturday and they are always glad to see us and make us feel right at home.

And Penny is one of the best food service providers I know.

Wonderful!

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★★★★★

We've been visiting Trattoria for several years now when we attend the Printers Row Lit Fest and it is by far my favorite Italian eatery. The food is always wonderful and the staff is delightful. In the last four or five years, I've never had a bad experience.

We show up with anywhere from 15-20 people on a Saturday and they are always glad to see us and make us feel right at home.

And Penny is one of the best food service providers I know.

Wonderful!

Pros: The service is as great as the food.

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They had a rather cheap atmosphere, but good bread. I didn't really care for any of their soups. There chicken tasted dry and cheap and kinda stringy. There alfredo sauce was unique, but I think Olive Garden's is way better. Their's was very thin. They did have excellent shrimp though and I really enjoyed my shrimp fettucine with mushrooms in garlic wine sauce (custom order). For dessert I had Tiramisu. It was ok. The cheese part was excellent, but it lacked coffee flavor and needed more gooey chocolate and less powder cocoa.

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★★★☆☆

They had a rather cheap atmosphere, but good bread. I didn't really care for any of their soups. There chicken tasted dry and cheap and kinda stringy. There alfredo sauce was unique, but I think Olive Garden's is way better. Their's was very thin. They did have excellent shrimp though and I really enjoyed my shrimp fettucine with mushrooms in garlic wine sauce (custom order). For dessert I had Tiramisu. It was ok. The cheese part was excellent, but it lacked coffee flavor and needed more gooey chocolate and less powder cocoa.

Pros: Bread, Shrimp, Mushrooms, and Garlic Wine sauce were good

Cons: Ambience was terrible. Prices were high. 2 small meals for $50 with no drinks, just water. Food wasn't that impressive.

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maybe my expectations were too high, but it was just ok. Not great. First for romance, not your place. Too bright, no ambiance, should put candles on the table and dim the overhead lights. As for dinner, I got a shrimp dish, pasta, a "cream sauce'. It lacked flavor and was more like someone put cornstarch in broth. Then, it's great that it's BYOB but they charge you a fee for bringing wine and for having bread. Weird. I wouldn't go again or recommend.

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★★☆☆☆

maybe my expectations were too high, but it was just ok. Not great. First for romance, not your place. Too bright, no ambiance, should put candles on the table and dim the overhead lights. As for dinner, I got a shrimp dish, pasta, a "cream sauce'. It lacked flavor and was more like someone put cornstarch in broth. Then, it's great that it's BYOB but they charge you a fee for bringing wine and for having bread. Weird. I wouldn't go again or recommend.

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The first time we went there we were charmed by the atmosphere and the service was family-friendly. The food was great and we looked forward to going back. Every other time that we went there, the service was poor and the food was lacking in quality.

I would not recommend this restaurant.

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★★☆☆☆

The first time we went there we were charmed by the atmosphere and the service was family-friendly. The food was great and we looked forward to going back. Every other time that we went there, the service was poor and the food was lacking in quality.

I would not recommend this restaurant.

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This restaurant is truly italian. They allow you time to truly enjoy their extraordinary food. I eat fetticini alfredo at every italian restaurant I try, and I can say with out a doubt this was the best I've ever had. This coupled with the conveniance of a BYOB policy, makes this one of the best Italian spots in Chicago.

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★★★★★

This restaurant is truly italian. They allow you time to truly enjoy their extraordinary food. I eat fetticini alfredo at every italian restaurant I try, and I can say with out a doubt this was the best I've ever had. This coupled with the conveniance of a BYOB policy, makes this one of the best Italian spots in Chicago.

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A low key comfortable setting does not require you to dress up very much. We had the grilled calamari, chicken, and seafood pastas. All excellent. The entrees come with either a soup or salad. Overall, a very nice and relaxing dinner at a reasonable price for the downtown area. We will definitely be revisiting. And we found out you can bring your own bottle of wine.

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★★★★☆

A low key comfortable setting does not require you to dress up very much. We had the grilled calamari, chicken, and seafood pastas. All excellent. The entrees come with either a soup or salad. Overall, a very nice and relaxing dinner at a reasonable price for the downtown area. We will definitely be revisiting. And we found out you can bring your own bottle of wine.

Pros: variety of choices, good value

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While its name hints at a romantic dining spot, this trattoria is more of a place to catch up with old friends. The lighting is just a tad too bright to play up romance, but that doesn't take away from the restaurant's…

 

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