1312 S Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60605-2599


Neighborhoods: South Loop
Cuisine: Romantic, Brunch, Italian

Gioco is a Romantic, Brunch, and Italian restaurant where most Menuism users came for fun with friends, paid between $10 and $25, and tipped between 15% to 18%.

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 Los Angeles, CA


i had high hopes for gioco as it’s in the south loop not too far from where i live, but everything from the food to the service was just mediocre for dinner. i haven’t been back since for lunch/dinner, but i did give it another go around for brunch (after reading some good things), and it was actually quite tasty and decently priced.

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 Chicago, IL

One of my favs

I’ve been here many, many times. Just this past weekend, I went there for brunch for the first time…and still they have yet to disappoint. I’ve tried their appetizers, pastas, other entrees, desserts, cappuccinos, cocktails, french toast…everything is delicious. Plus, their wait staff is super friendly and wonderful.

Also interesting to note…the back of the space used to be an old speakeasy and the front of the restaurant was previously Al Capone’s florist.

Beet Carpaccio

My favorite…I get it every time. Thinly sliced beets, frisse salad, and truffle oil. Delicious!

Blood Orange Tart

This is a special, it’s not on their regular dessert menu, and I’ve only had it only once…but I still think about it.

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 Los Angeles, CA

Good brunch

I’ve been here before for dinner and wasn’t too satisfied by the value, but I wanted to give Sunday brunch a try since I’ve reviews saying that brunch was better than dinner. After finally getting a chance to try it, I’d have to agree – the brunch is better than the lunch/dinner. The prices are all pretty reasonable (around $8 a dish) and the food was good. The frittata’s, while relatively flat, had fluffy egg and the roasted potatoes were very tasty with lots of garlic flavoring. The best part is that there’s no line for brunch so if you’re tired of waiting in line at Bongo Room, Yolk, or Orange, then just head over to Gioco.

Today it was bacon and squash - Frittata Al Forno at Gioco

Frittata Al Forno

Today’s special was bacon and squash with fresh mozzarella which was a pretty nice combination – some meat and not too heavy.

Brioche Alla Francese at Gioco

Brioche Alla Francese

Large sized chunks of french toast stuffed with banana – good, but could have used more flavor in my opinion.

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 Washington, DC

The homemade pasta was great. The vibe felt trendy, but ...

The homemade pasta was great. The vibe felt trendy, but still comfortable as a ‘neighborhood’ kind of place.

October 14, 2008


I went here this past weekend and I was very impressed with the service. The food came extremely fast and the waiter was very friendly. The prices are a bit high but sometimes you have to pay that for a nice meal, I feel like I got my…
April 28, 2008

Nice Date Place

My husband and I went to Gioco over the weekend. I very much enjoyed my meatball appetizer. I had the beef filet and he had the scallops. The scallops were very good and he enjoyed his entree. I felt the beef fillet was far to smokey…

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Romantic Brunch Italian
  • Going to a play? Show the parking valet your ticket and get free parking, plus a free chef's choice appetizer. The offer is valid 5:30pm-7:30pm nightly; be sure to mention the offer when you make your reservation.
  • Parties of 20 to 40 can hang in the intimate "Speakeasy," which features high ceilings, mahogany-accented walls, and exposed brick.
Thu 11:30AM - 02:30PM
Thu 05:00PM - 11:00PM
Fri 11:30AM - 02:30PM
Fri 05:00PM - 12:00AM
Sat 05:00PM - 12:00AM
Mon-Wed 11:30AM - 02:30PM
Mon-Wed 05:00PM - 10:00PM
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Gioco is located near the cities of Pilsen, Armour Square, Near South Side, Mc Kinley Park, and Near West Side.
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