Vernon Park Tap
1073 W Vernon Park Pl Ste 1, Chicago, IL 60607
Fax: (312) 733-2951
Vernon Park Tap Restaurant
Tufano's Vernon Park Tap
Bike Parking: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Caterers, Italian, European, Continental, Bar & Grills
Alcohol: Yes, Full Bar
Takes Reservations: No
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Price Range : Average
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02/02/2009Provided by Citysearch -
We go back to the days when the whole dining room was that crammed space behind the bar that is now the kitchen. This place is like family. You're always welcome and you leave stuffed. The menu is written on a blackboard. They only accept cash. The food is basic Southern Italian. When I asked once, ""How is the eggplant prepared?"" the waitress answered, ""Wit' red gravy!"" (Tomato sauce) Order salad for half the number of people - don't miss the lemon chicken or the shells & broccoli. Look at the celebrity pictures and ask Tony how his daughters are doin'.
12/03/2007Provided by Citysearch -
The eggplant parmesan is to die for, along with the lemon chicken. They have the best fried calamari in town, tender perfection. Pork chops, mussels, suasage with peppers, all fantastic. The prices are reasonable, and the service is like family, you get everything you ask for, plus no charge for a bit of attitude. Inexpensive valet parking. Cash only, but its worth the trip to the atm.
02/21/2007Provided by Citysearch -
Tufanos is my favorite Italian Restaurant. My family has been going there since I was a kid. Hands down the best Lemon Chicken outside of my Nana's Kitchen. Comfortable/Casual atmosphere with great service. Inexpensive Valet parking. Great Food & Terrific wine at reasonable prices. Oh and don't forget to order the Calamari - it is super fresh. I believe the reason they have still been a huge success is because they do not elevate their prices or create a stuffy atmosphere. I can't get enough. Manja'
04/16/2006Provided by Citysearch -
The pastas all came overcooked with very bland marinara sauce. Stay away from the Chicken Parmesan it was tough and tasteless. The two bright spots were the calamari and antipasto salad, both were fresh. Cheap food and poor quality, in Chicago you can find a much better Italian restaurant.
04/07/2006Provided by Citysearch -
I was very dissapointed after reading the reviews of this place. The food was average but the service was poor. When we asked for seperate checks after we forgot to ask initially, the waitress rolled her eyes and flipped her hair. Then we were informed that thet only take cash. When we asked the manager named Joe why there is no sign stating this, his response was ""Well, we have been here for 67 years"". We told him we were from out of town and he followed that up with another snide remark. VERY UNPROFESSIONAL!!!!! I would not recommend this place to anyone if you want good service!
11/01/2005Provided by Citysearch -
Hearing so many raves about this traditional Italian eatery, we were'nt ready for watery salad, tasteless pasta dishes, thin wines, and stringy mussels that didn't seem fresh. Maybe it was an off night, but none of us will EVER go back. Lemon chicken and desserts were good, though. Although inexpensive, bad food is never a good value, and we were deprived of a satisfying meal on one of our few nights in the city.
01/29/2003Provided by Citysearch -
Tufano's is consistently one of the best restuarants you'll eat at. Things start out wonderfully as I believe they make the best salad in the city! My favorites are the Mussels in red sauce or the Chicken Vesuvio. Make sure you leave some room for a canoli. If the quality was enought to convince you, the prices are remarkably reasonable... I will say that the waitstaff uniforms (jeans & polos) need to get a little more upscale, also the plastic baskets with wax paper for the bread is tacky. Other than that the atmosphere is historic and very nice.
08/11/2002Provided by Citysearch -
We went on a Friday night, party of 5. We were seated right away, outside on the patio. Our waitress was very friendly and helpful. Everybody knows everybody here!
We enjoyed the Lemon Chicken and Veal Marsala. The antipasto salad for the group was garden fresh and wonderful!
The only problem is finding this place - it's on a short street that is near impossible to get to. Approach from the Racine & Vernon Park side only - most maps are incorrect on the through streets around there.
08/08/2002Provided by Citysearch -
Where else can you dine with the Mayor, the Mob, the Blackhawks, top visiting coaches,the beat cop, the college kids and the neighborhood regulars and be served by a waitress named Bubbles?
Great Lemon Chicken and ""Special Salad"" and Strawberry Pop for the kids.