Trattoria No. 10

★★★★☆
  • 10 N Dearborn St 1

    Chicago, IL 60602

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  • 312-984-1718

About Trattoria No. 10

Hours
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

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We went to Trattoria No. 10 because of the favorable reviews and close distance to our hotel.

The ambiance was nice except that it was very odd to enter the front door and not see the restaurant. It's down a flight of stairs.

Now for the food. First we ordered a Caesar salad. The lettuce was intentionally singed and burned in some places. That's really strange and did nothing to make it tastier. The dressing was not traditional and ok, but not exceptional. There was a small tomato (not usual to a Caesar salad) and some anchovy. Neither my wife nor myself cared for the salad.

Next came the ravioli with spicy sausage. The marinara sauce looked and tasted as if it came out of a bottle. The sausage was not particularly spicy nor tasty. My wife liked the dish better than I did, but I was very disappointed.

Last was the veal cutlet with pancetta. Three small pieces of veal in a creamy sauce with a taste of cinnamon. The sauce contained some capers and sliced nuts, possibly almonds. Again, very disappointing. It felt as if the chef had thrown together various ingredients as an experiment. And cinnamon in veal cutlet? What were they thinking?

Needless to say, we will not be returning. Too bad, because it's a nice place, with friendly and efficient service.

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★★☆☆☆

We went to Trattoria No. 10 because of the favorable reviews and close distance to our hotel.

The ambiance was nice except that it was very odd to enter the front door and not see the restaurant. It's down a flight of stairs.

Now for the food. First we ordered a Caesar salad. The lettuce was intentionally singed and burned in some places. That's really strange and did nothing to make it tastier. The dressing was not traditional and ok, but not exceptional. There was a small tomato (not usual to a Caesar salad) and some anchovy. Neither my wife nor myself cared for the salad.

Next came the ravioli with spicy sausage. The marinara sauce looked and tasted as if it came out of a bottle. The sausage was not particularly spicy nor tasty. My wife liked the dish better than I did, but I was very disappointed.

Last was the veal cutlet with pancetta. Three small pieces of veal in a creamy sauce with a taste of cinnamon. The sauce contained some capers and sliced nuts, possibly almonds. Again, very disappointing. It felt as if the chef had thrown together various ingredients as an experiment. And cinnamon in veal cutlet? What were they thinking?

Needless to say, we will not be returning. Too bad, because it's a nice place, with friendly and efficient service.

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My fave - the butternut squash Ravioli. DELISH. Portions are a little small - but the food is really good. Lovely looking restaurant with a QUIET atmosphere, which is hard to find downtown. Would definitely recommend.

2
★★★★☆

My fave - the butternut squash Ravioli. DELISH. Portions are a little small - but the food is really good. Lovely looking restaurant with a QUIET atmosphere, which is hard to find downtown. Would definitely recommend.

Pros: Excellent Food, Quiet atmosphere,

Cons: Small portion size

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The Tratroria Restaurant is popular, which makes it very crowded at times. I much prefer going in the off hours, when you can at least carry on a conversation with whomever you're with. Good food, just takes longer when it's crowded.

3
★★★☆☆

The Tratroria Restaurant is popular, which makes it very crowded at times. I much prefer going in the off hours, when you can at least carry on a conversation with whomever you're with. Good food, just takes longer when it's crowded.

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very dissipointed went with one other couple before a show and only one of us enjoyed there meal my steak was way overcooked i ordered med. rare my friends husband ordered a soft shell crab pasta that had a very strange taste i think it was a little burned we my friend wanted a gless of wine with dinner and never got the chance the server was no where to be found we were not offered coffee even though we ordered dessert that was ok but very overpriced ice cream sundae all in all not worth the money would not go back to many good restaurants in chicago.

1
★★☆☆☆

very dissipointed went with one other couple before a show and only one of us enjoyed there meal my steak was way overcooked i ordered med. rare my friends husband ordered a soft shell crab pasta that had a very strange taste i think it was a little burned we my friend wanted a gless of wine with dinner and never got the chance the server was no where to be found we were not offered coffee even though we ordered dessert that was ok but very overpriced ice cream sundae all in all not worth the money would not go back to many good restaurants in chicago.

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After the last 7 years of constantly battling the "noisiest" restaurants, at last we found a place to have an incredible meal but we could also hear each other speak! We have been to all of them, only to find ourselved screaming over each other. Not here! The environment is just decadent--quiet and beautifully decorated. The staff wasn't bothering us every 3 minutes. I would have given them 5 stars except that our waitress could have been a little nicer--introducing herself, explaining the specials etc. But if you've never visited Chicago and want a treat that won't cost you the 150 per plate fee--this is it!
Even the people we entertained said "that was the best evening ever and also wanted to go back!"
Oh--save room for dessert, the Profiteroles and the chocolate sampler was amazing!

2
★★★★☆

After the last 7 years of constantly battling the "noisiest" restaurants, at last we found a place to have an incredible meal but we could also hear each other speak! We have been to all of them, only to find ourselved screaming over each other. Not here! The environment is just decadent--quiet and beautifully decorated. The staff wasn't bothering us every 3 minutes. I would have given them 5 stars except that our waitress could have been a little nicer--introducing herself, explaining the specials etc. But if you've never visited Chicago and want a treat that won't cost you the 150 per plate fee--this is it!
Even the people we entertained said "that was the best evening ever and also wanted to go back!"
Oh--save room for dessert, the Profiteroles and the chocolate sampler was amazing!

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This restaurant was recommended to us by the awesome and friendly cab driver, Luis, who brought us in from the airport. He was right - the food was delicious, no question!! Really delectable combinations (goat cheese and candied walnuts complimenting several dishes) and pretty unique choices. The prices ($18-$35 for entrees) well reflected the quality of the meals. HOWEVER, our server seemed to pull a fast one. When we ordered our dinners, he asked if we'd like THE soup or salad with them... Considering that Italian restaurants typically provide bread and salad with your entree coupled with the voice inflection of the question, we both assumed soup or salad were included. Had we be given the information that the salads weren't included in the price of the meal, we would have still asked for them - but when the surprise extra $16 showed up on our bill we were really turned off by the seemingly shady move of our server.
EXCELLENT food, but beware if you like ethics.

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★★★☆☆

This restaurant was recommended to us by the awesome and friendly cab driver, Luis, who brought us in from the airport. He was right - the food was delicious, no question!! Really delectable combinations (goat cheese and candied walnuts complimenting several dishes) and pretty unique choices. The prices ($18-$35 for entrees) well reflected the quality of the meals. HOWEVER, our server seemed to pull a fast one. When we ordered our dinners, he asked if we'd like THE soup or salad with them... Considering that Italian restaurants typically provide bread and salad with your entree coupled with the voice inflection of the question, we both assumed soup or salad were included. Had we be given the information that the salads weren't included in the price of the meal, we would have still asked for them - but when the surprise extra $16 showed up on our bill we were really turned off by the seemingly shady move of our server.
EXCELLENT food, but beware if you like ethics.

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Great food and wonderful ambiance. Extensive wine list at a good price. Service was a bit too standoffish - but a wonderful meal made up for it. Definately recommend it!

2
★★★★☆

Great food and wonderful ambiance. Extensive wine list at a good price. Service was a bit too standoffish - but a wonderful meal made up for it. Definately recommend it!

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Even though my date and I were eating during the pre-show bustle, we were still seated right away and the service was great. Our waiter was on the ball and professional. Portions were small but the quality was high. The setting was romantic but our table was squished in between other tables which took away from some of the intimacy. I would definitely go here again, but I would request a more secluded table.

2
★★★★☆

Even though my date and I were eating during the pre-show bustle, we were still seated right away and the service was great. Our waiter was on the ball and professional. Portions were small but the quality was high. The setting was romantic but our table was squished in between other tables which took away from some of the intimacy. I would definitely go here again, but I would request a more secluded table.

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This resturant was fantastic. Great foodand drinks. Customer service wonderful our waitress was great my good friend got proposed to and the waitress put her twist on it by putting the ring in the middle of a plate of chocolate covered strawberries. it was the perfect day. the whole resturant was perfect I highly recommend it to everyone.

2
★★★★☆

This resturant was fantastic. Great foodand drinks. Customer service wonderful our waitress was great my good friend got proposed to and the waitress put her twist on it by putting the ring in the middle of a plate of chocolate covered strawberries. it was the perfect day. the whole resturant was perfect I highly recommend it to everyone.

Pros: Valet parking and it was reasonably only 10 bucks.

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I wouldn't rant and rave about the food because I thought it was average at best. I thought there was some sort of complimentary ravioli? If so I didn't get any. There was a complimentary roll that was hard as a brick, but add some soft butter and I guess you've got something. The chicken was good but the pasta was bland.

1
★★★☆☆

I wouldn't rant and rave about the food because I thought it was average at best. I thought there was some sort of complimentary ravioli? If so I didn't get any. There was a complimentary roll that was hard as a brick, but add some soft butter and I guess you've got something. The chicken was good but the pasta was bland.

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Went there Saturday night with my sweetie & two other couples. AWESOME and would HIGHLY RECOMMEND! The food was great with wonderful portions for the price. The ambiance was very romantic and the service was second to none! Our server was very knowledgeable about everything from the food to the wine to the dessert and was able to provide "snippets" about anything and everything we mentioned. I would absolutely recommend Trattoria 10 for a fine dining experience. We will definitely be going there the next time we are in Chicago.

2
★★★★★

Went there Saturday night with my sweetie & two other couples. AWESOME and would HIGHLY RECOMMEND! The food was great with wonderful portions for the price. The ambiance was very romantic and the service was second to none! Our server was very knowledgeable about everything from the food to the wine to the dessert and was able to provide "snippets" about anything and everything we mentioned. I would absolutely recommend Trattoria 10 for a fine dining experience. We will definitely be going there the next time we are in Chicago.

Pros: great food, ample portions

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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.

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★★★★★

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.

Pros: Food, Service, Local

Cons: In-Loop/get over it, Basement, No window Tables

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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.

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★★★★★

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.

Pros: Food, Service, Atmosphere

Cons: Close tables, Small portions

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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.

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★★★★★

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.

Pros: Good Deals, Valet Parking, Great Location

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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.

2
★★★★★

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.

Pros: Great Food, Comfortable, Great Service

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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.

2
★★★★☆

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.

Pros: , atmosphere, not crowded

Cons: loop parking, expensive

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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.

2
★★★★☆

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.

Pros: Delicious, wonderful salads, veal outstanding

Cons: wine list expensive

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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!

2
★★★★★

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!

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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.

2
★★★★★

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.

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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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★★★★★

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.

Pros: romantic

Cons: parking

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I was looking for a nice romantic place to take my wife for our anniversary. I stumbled upon an excellent rating, here on Citysearch, for Trattoria No. 10. Knowing that all ratings are somewhat relative, I went ahead and made reservations anyway. I was more than pleasantly surprised to find that the ratings were in fact, right on! The server was prompt, kind and knowledgable, the atmosphere was certainly romantic, and the food was "perfecto"! If you're looking for some great Italian food, a romantic setting, and good service, this is a great dining experience!

2
★★★★★

I was looking for a nice romantic place to take my wife for our anniversary. I stumbled upon an excellent rating, here on Citysearch, for Trattoria No. 10. Knowing that all ratings are somewhat relative, I went ahead and made reservations anyway. I was more than pleasantly surprised to find that the ratings were in fact, right on! The server was prompt, kind and knowledgable, the atmosphere was certainly romantic, and the food was "perfecto"! If you're looking for some great Italian food, a romantic setting, and good service, this is a great dining experience!

Pros: great food, romantic atmosphere, prompt service

Cons: no negatives!

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Our favorite place in the Loop, and where we go for ALL family and entertainment occasions. Beautiful dining room, quiet dark bar, and wonderful food and service !

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★★★★★

Our favorite place in the Loop, and where we go for ALL family and entertainment occasions. Beautiful dining room, quiet dark bar, and wonderful food and service !

Pros: Moderate Price, Great Desserts, People Watching

Cons: Parking, if no valet

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My personal favorite! Trattoria No. 10 has offered consistently excellent food and courteous, impeccable service for many years! Their menu selections are delectable and their wine list is sure to excite the most discriminating wine enthusiast. I can't say enough about the waiters... All are charming and they really know what they are doing! They even make sure you get out of there on time so you don't miss the show!

2
★★★★★

My personal favorite! Trattoria No. 10 has offered consistently excellent food and courteous, impeccable service for many years! Their menu selections are delectable and their wine list is sure to excite the most discriminating wine enthusiast. I can't say enough about the waiters... All are charming and they really know what they are doing! They even make sure you get out of there on time so you don't miss the show!

Pros: excellent food, impeccable service, close to theaters

Cons: have not found one

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Trattoria No. 10 has been around for years, and---in a reliable way---it's as good as it ever was. The contentment factor here is directly linked to consistency, quality and the understanding that Italian food does not have to be…

 

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