Tocco Pizza e Arte

4.6
571 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
The couple behind Follia built this chic, modern Italian spot in Wicker Park. Two wood-burning ovens churn out pizzas like the classic margherita plus there's a wine friendly menu of appetizers, homemade pasta and more. Expect selections such as tortelli in a truffle cream sauce, risotto of the day, fresh fish and steak.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday to Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Closed on Monday
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Phone number
(773) 687-8895
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Cross street
Paulina
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Parking details
Metered Parking
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Public transit
CTA bus: Milwaukee-56, Division-70; Blue Line "L" stop: Division
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 571 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.5
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We had not been there in a while. It still has great food and atmosphere! We will definitely come back soon!

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4.0Dined on July 8, 2018

A real winner! The pizza is wonderful, with high quality, fresh ingredients and a whole wheat crust with just the right amount of chew. We also enjoyed the pasta cacio e pepe. It was cooked al dente with a nice amount of kick. Our server was attentive and the patio is lovely. Would definitely recommend.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

real best italian , from an italian , where you can get high quility foods and high quality care of preparation and taste

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Service was attentive. We had pizza and pasta ( lasagna) both were delicious

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Always completely delightful, delicious, wonderful atmosphere, and charming service. My favorite place in the neighborhood. The pizzas are elegant, the homemade pasta is divine, the arugula salad is perfection... everything is wonderful. NOT to be missed. And it was a gorgeous night, with a lovely breeze on the patio.

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3.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Everything was great. My only problem was that they don't look at the Open table reservation. We went for our 22nd wedding anniversary. We put it in our reservation, but nobody said anything to us.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

This was my first visit to Tocco and we will definitely be back. The service is wonderful and everyone is so friendly and knowledgeable. The pastas are AMAZING. Honestly, they were divine. The pappardelle was the most delicate pasta I've ever tasted and the portions were filling, but not too heavy. I very much recommend this restaurant!

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Great food, good service. Excellent delicious pizza and pasta

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Amazing PIZZA!!!! Great Cappuccino !!! Great Service

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Without any doubts one of the best Italian restaurants in Chicago. Definitely one of the most authentic. Great food and atmosphere!!

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Great food, great friendly service ! One of our favorite places!!!

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Absolutely lovely

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4.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Pizza is authentically Italian and quite delicious. Anchovies were perfect on the Neapolitan. We also ordered the cacio and pepe pasta and the fennel salad - they were ok but too heavy handed with the cheese. Caprese salad was spot on. Love the ambiance of big, wide windows that open up so you can get the breezy benefits of being outside but with the comfort of being inside. Will definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

I went for the first time with a group of 10 for my 50th birthday. The table set-up was perfect for a large group. They took great care of us and the food was delicious. We needed to leave for a theater performance and they were great with timing and service.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

My all time favorite restaurant!! ❤️❤️❤️ The whole menu is delicious!!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great food, good service. Loved it! Was a bit busy but we enjoyed our food...the grilled veggies could have been cooked longer

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1.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Worst service I’ve ever had in the 13 years living in Chicago. I took my visiting parents and immediate family to Tocco for dinner on Mother’s Day. 30 minutes after arriving the waitress finally took our order. One appetizer arrived correct and timely. The second wasn’t what we ordered, so it was taken away and given to another table with the explanation “we made the wrong appetizer for another table so we’re giving it to you for free”. Why not leave it at our table for free, the table waiting for our food? Our main course arrived 65 minutes after we placed our order. The first dish brought out was cold. We let our waitress know, she took it away, being told another one would be made, but the same dish was brought back, only slightly warmer, with the original dish still on the plates, completely cold. The second dish arrived warm, the third was also cold, the fourth was warm. After complaining the first cold dish was removed from the bill, I shared my dish with my parents and we left still hungry 120 minutes later. Deplorable!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Tocco has been our favorite Italian place for last few years and I would highly recommend it to everyone who likes real Italian food that is prepared with passion for fine cooking.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Terrific spot.
The pizza is fabulous, the pastas are sublime, and the antipasto is awesome.
Friendly service always.
Nice Italian wine selections.
Love this place!

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4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Always outstanding food, fantastic ambiance and even more so when chicago weather collaborates. It was lovely to dine al fresco by the open window.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

We just returned from a trip to Italy and were in the mood for Italian food. This was our first time there and the owner (who is from Italy) greeted us so warmly. The food was just as authentic as in Italy. Even the simplest dishes had incredible flavor. There were five women and we shared everything from the Charcuterie platter, roasted vegetables, salad, pasta, pizza and chicken. The owner came over towards the end of our meal with limoncello and to talk with us. It was the perfect place for our night out and we will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great food and atmosphere. Have been there many times. Just had the lasagna ... best ever.

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Pasta dishes were quite good. Calamari appetizer was below average. Charged extra for using a credit card to pay the bill.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Quality is always top notch. Excellent service and quiet. Nice menu.
Kitchen is very good at changing up menu items.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Tocco is a real gem. Owner Bruno is terrific. He is always on hand and ready to recommend the daily specials. In his spare time he teaches culinary classes at County Jail. The food at Tocco is incredibly fresh and authentic. I recommend the Branzino and their homemade pastas. I go there whenever I can. Five Stars!!

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

I travel to eat. LOVE Italian food. I met a gentleman from Italy and asked which was his favorite Italian restaurant in Chicago and most like home. He said Tocco and that he eats there frequently. For me it really was like being in Naples again.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Wonderful time!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Excellent evening from food to service! All 6 guests had great food!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Fresh, consistent & delicious, the tradition continues!

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Occasion: Mirella Freni’s 83rd Birthday.

The food is still absolutely amazing! Can’t wait to return.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Love this place

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Such authentic Italian food, pizzas are truly exceptional.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

I dined at Tocco last night and was very impressed with much of their service and the food was not to be underestimated it is amazing with only the finest ingredients imported to the U.S.

However I can say our night was dampened by the hostess whom I believe is one of the owners.
I had put a special request to be seated by a window or a decent view, as it was Valentine's Day and I had just moved to Chicago with my fiancé, we are always looking for quality restaurants. Instead we were seated closest to the kitchen, even though about 75% of the tables were open, and I had requested a better table if possible (was definetly possible). I started to take notice she sat all of the younger couples in this area and the elder near the windows regardless of time of arrival/reservation.

I can say the male owner is everything you want in an Italian restaurant owner. I noticed him doing above and beyond for the customers in his restaurant, he is the show for sure. He even has a Faema E69! (for you esspresso lovers)

As far as the female counter part. I don't know if she had a terrible day or if that's her everyday mood, she was very unpleasant. Smiling, being respectful, and treating your customers like a guest will take you a long way in the food industry. I will not be returning to Tocco for that reason.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Great choice! Tocco is always the perfect place for dinner or special occasion! Real Italian Food in a classy and friendly space.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

We have been here several times and it is always great.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Some of the best Italian cooking in Chicago. Everything fresh and carefully prepared.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Terrific. Used for a client meeting of 5

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4.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Tasty menu and very authentic Italian. Enjoyed the curry risotto and veal scalloping.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

We have dined at Tocco several times over the past few years. The food and service are consistently top-shelf. Fresh ingredients, sophisticated spicing, and a varied menu make Tocco one of our favored destination restaurants. The calcio e pepe is the best I’ve had this side of Rome. Salads and the antipasti (especially the prosciutto San Daniele with aged Parmesan) are delish! You simply cannot go wrong with any pasta dish or the catch of the day. Also, the bartender makes a fine Aperol Spritz. Enjoy!

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

THE RESTAURANT IS VERY CLOSE TO THE THEATER SO WE DECIDED TO GIVE IT A TRY. THE PASTA IS OUT OF THIS WORLD. ESPECIALLY THE PAPPERDELLI WITH LEMON.

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