BettyD
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  • First Review
    January 2, 2014
  • Last Review
    January 2, 2014
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Gioco pioneered the retail development of the South Loop when it opened in September of 1999. The restaurant has been a mainstay in the neighborhood as other restaurants and stores have opened up over the years. Gioco is located in an historic building built in 1890 and is one of the few remaining buildings in Chicago from that era. The Gioco space features the original old brick and plaster walls, an old wooden walk-in cooler and a walk-in safe built into the wall, used by the Chicago gangsters (Al Capone, Frank Nitti, George "Bugs" Moran and Earl "Hymie" Weiss ) for one of the gambling and/or brothel houses that dominated the area in the early 1900s. Designer Jerry Kleiner designed Gioco restaurant to retain these old world elements and to feature them in his modernization of the space. Cuisine: Gioco's menu offers rustic Italian dishes prepared with the finest available seasonal products. The menu features homemade pastas and wood-fired thin crust pizzas.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
favorite neighborhood restaurant
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/31/2013
 2006
Dined on 12/31/2013
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"we have a condo in the south loop and we love going to Gioco. i have noticed over the last year that the prices have gone up but the portions are getting smaller!! They have great food - just order some courses."
Dined on 12/31/2013
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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