Orsos Restaurant

★★★★☆
  • 1401 N Wells St

    Chicago, IL 60610

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  • 312-787-6604

About Orsos Restaurant

Hours
Sat: 12pm-12am, Sun: 10am-10pm, Mon-Thu: 11am-10pm, Fri: 11am-10pm, 11am-12am

Food

Food
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We've snacked at Orso's back patio during festivals in the area, and thought we'd try the restaurant. Thanks to rude service and a miserable environment, we'll never set foot in their establishment again. If you're looking for a nice,

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★★★★★

We've snacked at Orso's back patio during festivals in the area, and thought we'd try the restaurant. Thanks to rude service and a miserable environment, we'll never set foot in their establishment again. If you're looking for a nice,

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The food was unique!!! The wine perfect !!! The service ''super fast'' !!! The best thing though was the atmosphere...

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★★★★★

The food was unique!!! The wine perfect !!! The service ''super fast'' !!! The best thing though was the atmosphere...

Pros: Best pizza in town by far

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I took my parents here when they were in town. It's great Italian food with a live piano playing and a cozy atmosphere. The price is reasonable, especially because the food is so wonderful. I'd recommend to anyone looking for a restaurant in Old Town

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★★★★☆

I took my parents here when they were in town. It's great Italian food with a live piano playing and a cozy atmosphere. The price is reasonable, especially because the food is so wonderful. I'd recommend to anyone looking for a restaurant in Old Town

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I always try and base my rating on food and Orso's is certainly is fitting for some of the best Italian in the city and the patio is a wonderful setting for summertime gatherings. Unfortunatley, I had tried numberous times to make a reservation for a Saturday and was point blank told they would not accept any more reservations because of larger parties that they were already booked. I can't believe everytime I have wanted to go there, and give them my money in a soft economy when other resturantes are closing left and right they turn away business. I live in the neighborhood and just because of this I will certainly not give them the first consideration during the winter, when they will be crying for customers, which seems the only time a local can get in.

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I always try and base my rating on food and Orso's is certainly is fitting for some of the best Italian in the city and the patio is a wonderful setting for summertime gatherings. Unfortunatley, I had tried numberous times to make a reservation for a Saturday and was point blank told they would not accept any more reservations because of larger parties that they were already booked. I can't believe everytime I have wanted to go there, and give them my money in a soft economy when other resturantes are closing left and right they turn away business. I live in the neighborhood and just because of this I will certainly not give them the first consideration during the winter, when they will be crying for customers, which seems the only time a local can get in.

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I walked by this place so many times and was looking forward to trying it. My mom was in from out of town so I thought, "prefect opportunity!" We were both disappointed is the service, food quality and the fact that there was only one other table seated on the entire place. I?d say it was quite a let down on the hopping wells street atmosphere. At least we had our pick for the window table so we could people watch.
My mom had the spaghetti. with Bolognese and meatballs. The sauce was so sweet (which some may like) but the meatballs were really dry. There was no fresh parmesan served on the pasta, or at least it was not offered. I had the the Scaloppini alla Orso. It was alright, but nothing I would go back for. The server never once came back to check on our meal. I'm not sure what she was doing since we were the only people there.
It was not a TERRIBLE experience, but considering the other great options for Italian on Wells, I think Orso's needs to kick it up a notch!

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★★☆☆☆

I walked by this place so many times and was looking forward to trying it. My mom was in from out of town so I thought, "prefect opportunity!" We were both disappointed is the service, food quality and the fact that there was only one other table seated on the entire place. I?d say it was quite a let down on the hopping wells street atmosphere. At least we had our pick for the window table so we could people watch.
My mom had the spaghetti. with Bolognese and meatballs. The sauce was so sweet (which some may like) but the meatballs were really dry. There was no fresh parmesan served on the pasta, or at least it was not offered. I had the the Scaloppini alla Orso. It was alright, but nothing I would go back for. The server never once came back to check on our meal. I'm not sure what she was doing since we were the only people there.
It was not a TERRIBLE experience, but considering the other great options for Italian on Wells, I think Orso's needs to kick it up a notch!

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While on a date, we decided to go to Orso?s for a glass of wine. Once seated in the corner of the outdoor garden, we ordered our wine. Approximately, 20 minutes of being seated a large rodent ran under our table. We immediately got up to notify the wait staff. After telling the waitress about the rodent, she said ?we?re outside, rodents happen?, she never offered to reseat us or make reasonable accommodations. My date and I reseated ourselves, finished our wine, and left without tipping. After my experience, I left the manager 2 messages for a call back, without a reply. The City of Chicago should be notified!!

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★★★☆☆

While on a date, we decided to go to Orso?s for a glass of wine. Once seated in the corner of the outdoor garden, we ordered our wine. Approximately, 20 minutes of being seated a large rodent ran under our table. We immediately got up to notify the wait staff. After telling the waitress about the rodent, she said ?we?re outside, rodents happen?, she never offered to reseat us or make reasonable accommodations. My date and I reseated ourselves, finished our wine, and left without tipping. After my experience, I left the manager 2 messages for a call back, without a reply. The City of Chicago should be notified!!

Pros: Food is good

Cons: Service

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The food was great and the patio was very cozy! The service was a bit slow but we didn't care! Overall we would definitely visit again and will take guests visiting from out of town!

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★★★★☆

The food was great and the patio was very cozy! The service was a bit slow but we didn't care! Overall we would definitely visit again and will take guests visiting from out of town!

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Orsos sells delicious Italian food. There are many vegetarian pizza and pasta dishes to choose from. In warm weather, the back patio is open and it's a treat to sit outside and eat their wonderful food.

PROS: An Italian treasure in Old Town
CONS:

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★★★★☆

Orsos sells delicious Italian food. There are many vegetarian pizza and pasta dishes to choose from. In warm weather, the back patio is open and it's a treat to sit outside and eat their wonderful food.

PROS: An Italian treasure in Old Town
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A piano playing softly. Wood panneling. Tin ceiling. Soft lights. Yes, and great Italian food. But outside in the little garden, order a shrimp and onion pizza and a glass of chianti. Watch the man feed the beautiful German shepherd some of his bread. A treat for the dog and diners.

PROS: Tortiloni in brodo.
CONS: No.

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★★★★★

A piano playing softly. Wood panneling. Tin ceiling. Soft lights. Yes, and great Italian food. But outside in the little garden, order a shrimp and onion pizza and a glass of chianti. Watch the man feed the beautiful German shepherd some of his bread. A treat for the dog and diners.

PROS: Tortiloni in brodo.
CONS: No.

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If you're looking for a romantic spot any night (or day) of the week for simply amazing italian cuisine and a delightful atmosphere, Orso's is the place to be! The interior is semi-formal complete with white linen tableclothes, chandeliers and a pianist. During the summer months, the outdoor dining area is simply amazing - covered in a canapy of grapevines. A true dining experience!! And the staff is warm and friendly and makes you feel right at home.

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If you're looking for a romantic spot any night (or day) of the week for simply amazing italian cuisine and a delightful atmosphere, Orso's is the place to be! The interior is semi-formal complete with white linen tableclothes, chandeliers and a pianist. During the summer months, the outdoor dining area is simply amazing - covered in a canapy of grapevines. A true dining experience!! And the staff is warm and friendly and makes you feel right at home.

Pros: Great Value, Great Atmosphere, Friendly Staff

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The two restaurant areas are nice but different. The entrance area is louder, while the smaller room with the piano can be very romantic. The tables are small with candles and the room is tight but the atmosphere is great. The dress is casual like most italian restaurants. The food was very good in my opinion. I've eaten the manicotti as well as the chicken vesuvio with potatoes on seperate occasions and enjoyed both. I don't remember the service being bad or slow as stated in another post.

If you're in the Old Town area and are looking for a good Italian restaurant at a reasonable price, I would reccomend you give Orso's a try. I believe the restaurant allows you to create the atmosphere you desire. Whether you're there to do a little partying or prefer something a little quieter and romantic I think you will enjoy Orso's.

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★★★★★

The two restaurant areas are nice but different. The entrance area is louder, while the smaller room with the piano can be very romantic. The tables are small with candles and the room is tight but the atmosphere is great. The dress is casual like most italian restaurants. The food was very good in my opinion. I've eaten the manicotti as well as the chicken vesuvio with potatoes on seperate occasions and enjoyed both. I don't remember the service being bad or slow as stated in another post.

If you're in the Old Town area and are looking for a good Italian restaurant at a reasonable price, I would reccomend you give Orso's a try. I believe the restaurant allows you to create the atmosphere you desire. Whether you're there to do a little partying or prefer something a little quieter and romantic I think you will enjoy Orso's.

Pros: Atmosphere, Food, Price

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I do not agree with the other reviews at all. I went on a Saturday evening and sat in the front garden area. After ordering an appetizer we waited for our server for more than 20 minutes to return to take our dinner order. My boyfriend had to go inside to ask the hostess for our waitress! Then finally when we got our food, lets just say they were mediocre at absolute best. My lasagna was bland and tasted like a microwave meal. Gross! I will not return to Orso's.

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★★☆☆☆

I do not agree with the other reviews at all. I went on a Saturday evening and sat in the front garden area. After ordering an appetizer we waited for our server for more than 20 minutes to return to take our dinner order. My boyfriend had to go inside to ask the hostess for our waitress! Then finally when we got our food, lets just say they were mediocre at absolute best. My lasagna was bland and tasted like a microwave meal. Gross! I will not return to Orso's.

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One of the best Italian restaurants I have ever frequented in my entire life. Equisite menu with great prices and portions. Fabulous service and ambiance. Very romantic place and just delicious.

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★★★★★

One of the best Italian restaurants I have ever frequented in my entire life. Equisite menu with great prices and portions. Fabulous service and ambiance. Very romantic place and just delicious.

Pros: Large Portions, Perfect Waitstaff

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It was a little cramped when we walked in, but the hostess and bartender were both very nice and welcoming. Once we sat down, the meal was very good. The atmosphere reminds me of a restaurant in "The Godfather" and overall, we walked away feeling good about our experience. The house Merlot was sufficient, but there is also a wine list. I would like to come back and dine outside when the weather is warm.

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★★★★★

It was a little cramped when we walked in, but the hostess and bartender were both very nice and welcoming. Once we sat down, the meal was very good. The atmosphere reminds me of a restaurant in "The Godfather" and overall, we walked away feeling good about our experience. The house Merlot was sufficient, but there is also a wine list. I would like to come back and dine outside when the weather is warm.

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This restaurant is split into two narrow, comfortable rooms, one is a bar with tables, booths and a piano squeezed in; the other a dining room that opens for dinner. In the summer, a bi-level outdoor space is available…

 

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