Riganato Old World Grille

4.7
164 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
A Mediterranean style restaurant focusing on Italian and Greek cuisine in a cozy, old world setting.
Our ingredients are all fresh, locally sourced, and organic when available. They are traditionally prepared, producing classic old world flavors. It's old country tradition with modern culinary twist!
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and great service

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DS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food in a warm, hospitable atmosphere. You are made to feel at home here.

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O
Chicago
305 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Sat 4/13 @6/30pm reservation. Family owned restaurant, extremely small dining room w/12 tables. Good service consisting of 1 waiter & 1 waitress. 2 runners bringing food and clearing. Food is reasonably priced, large portions. Little bit of everything from Soup, sandwiches and pasta. Parking is limited. We had to park across 38 street dodging traffic.

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DD
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Drinks, apps, and entrees we're all fresh and above expectations. We enjoyed grilled octopus salad and gnocci the most!

Service was okay, but dining room was rather cramped during our stay. This was somewhat distracting with movement and noise, but it might be hard to improve as the restaurant is located in a former residential home.......quaint, but needing some updating and expansion.

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ES
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good Italian based cooking. Wife especially enjoyed the Mussels which she said were perfectly prepared.

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MR
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible service and food!...need I say more? Lol!!

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A
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing everything was great

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Recommended by a friend. Exceeded expectations!

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TC
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great lamb chops. Five to an order. Great find. A bit noisy. Not on the romantic side. Will surly go back.

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N
Chicago
633 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Warm, cozy and inviting dining. The chicken and fresh fish are our favorites....the red beet salad is the best I have ever tasted.

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P
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Riganatos is my "go to" place because I know it will always be good. I like to go for lunch during the week because it is not crowded and the lunch specials are the high quality and one can visit with your friends without a lot of noise. I highly recommend giving it a try.......and you will also make it your "go to" place.

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PM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food and service. We both got specials, and they were fantastic. Can't wait to go back!

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N
Chicago
633 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We both dined on the Bronzino fish along with an appetizer of Red Peppers. Excellent the Bronzino was the best....perfectly seasoned.

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ME
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite “go to” places. Intimate ambiance, reasonable prices, yummy food...
and the staff is so friendly!

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D
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great local restaurant with something for everyone on the menu. Appetizers, sandwiches, burgers, pizza to full dinners specializing with an Italian flair. Whether it’s lunch or dinner you are sure to find a dish that appeals to you. Their Greek lemon orzo soup is a delicious staple and the Riganato chicken never gets old.
Small bordering on intimate; I suggest a reservation on weekends! And don’t forget carry out or catering options.

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JM
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My parents have been going to Riganato for years and have brought us several times now. The service and food have always been wonderful. My children can be picky, but they all have enjoyed their meals each time. I highly recommend this restaurant!

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r
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time, the food was excellent and the staff and owner were very attentive. Great place

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was delicious and the restaurant was nice and cozy.

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K
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We request table in back room because it remain much more quiet even when full.
Been going their for years and enjoy it every time!

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GS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Service was a little slow but it worked out well because we didn't want to be rushed and just sit and talk for a while.

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DP
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place never disappoints and is the best restaurant we've ever been to in the area. The food is always prepared perfectly and is very flavorful and the owners and staff care about their customers. If you want to try unique Mediterranean Cuisine with a unique flair, Riganato is a can't miss choice.

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M
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Good comfort food, well prepared, nicely presented, in a warm and friendly place. I will go back!

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F
Miami
101 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, not afraid to apply seasoning; stuffed roasted peppers are great but the sea bass and white fish were outstanding.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love all the servers! Jason was awesome! We have order the Meatballs because they are amazing! This time we ordered the pizza also! Very thin crispy crust! Delicious!

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j
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good food, Great service.

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CL
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

There was a party of at least ten women at a table next to us celebrating a birthday. That made the restaurant very noisy.

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LW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hidden Gem! We found them in the coupon mailer and wanted to try somewhere new. The coupon was not good for Friday night but we went anyway and we are super glad we did. It's a small, cozy cute dining room - feels very homey. I would make reservations since it is so small - we did. The prices were very reasonable - the portions were large. The bread was outstanding, lasagna was the best we have found anywhere near this area. Cesar salad was amazing and the pizza as well. We will be back soon to try other menu items. Oh , the meatball appetizer......definitely try that.

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K
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

had the spicy sausage and pasta. it was ok. not worth the price paid.

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KM
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely, cozy restaurant with friendly staff, artful environs and outstanding, fresh food. The only problem is the noise on a busy night.

Great service and time to enjoy our meal. Delicious birthday cake delivered in a sweet timely manner

Very special place!

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KR
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant offers delicious authentic Italian dishes.

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BS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Small, quaint, good service, solid food, excellent sangria. Doesn't have a bar to sit at to await reservation time. Glad it was a Sunday night and not too crowded - no waiting. I would gladly dine here again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been there several times everything is delicious. Very good service and staff is very friendly.
One of our favorites.

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D
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I absolutely Love This restaurant. It has to be the most friendliest place to dine at. Owners are such hard workers and personable. Fantastic HOME COOKED FOOD. :)

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OT
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A gem that’s not a secret anymore. This is one of our favorites. I have never been disappointed in the food, service, atmosphere. Thanks for joining open table!

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DP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent. The meatballs Riganato were amazing!

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L
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was good and so was the food. Food came out timely and was well prepared and very enjoyable. Tables are very close together, but that didn't bother me. Hostess was nice and got us drinks while we waited for our table.

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RV
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were here celebrating Valentines with friends that have been to this restaurant before. The staff is always very nice the food is out of this world and their homemade sangria‘s are delicious. I thought for sure being the weekend of Valentines it would be really busy but being able to make a reservation a week ahead of time really helped out

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L
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was outstanding! They had a big gluten free menu! Although we waited a very long time for our food but we were with friends so it gave us more time to visit. The manager(or owner?) kept apologizing and even bought a round of drinks. I totally will go back to try other foods.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and very accommodating!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quick same day reservation on "Open Table" - we're pretty booked but got in early! Small quaint dining room - fire place - felt like what I'd imagine a small eatery in Italy might feel. Quicker service- great bread and wine. Had the meatballs with rigatoni - very very good!! Extensive Gluten Free menu (essential for my wife). Off the 3rd street drag in Geneva but soooo worth it! Go you won't be disappointed.

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