Trattoria No. 10
10 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: (312) 984-1525
Fax Number: (312) 984-1525
Fax: (312) 984-1525
TollFree: (866) 424-3439
Bike Parking: No
Good For Groups: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Cuisines: Fine Dining, Caterers, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, Italian, European, Continental
Alcohol: Full Bar, Wine
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: No
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09/29/2010Provided by Citysearch -
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.
06/22/2008Provided by Citysearch -
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.
06/16/2008Provided by Citysearch -
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!
06/03/2008Provided by Citysearch -
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.
02/21/2007Provided by Citysearch -
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.
08/22/2006Provided by Citysearch -
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.
04/05/2006Provided by Citysearch -
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.
02/13/2006Provided by Citysearch -
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.
06/07/2005Provided by Citysearch -
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.
05/30/2005Provided by Citysearch -
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.
04/13/2005Provided by Citysearch -
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.
04/06/2005Provided by Citysearch -
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.
09/03/2003Provided by Citysearch -
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.
03/04/2003Provided by Citysearch -
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.
11/14/2002Provided by Citysearch -
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.
11/10/2002Provided by Citysearch -
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.
10/28/2002Provided by Citysearch -
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!