Il Porcellino

Italian-American Comfort Food

Il Porcellino, located in the heart of River North in downtown Chicago, is a neighborhood restaurant offering classic Italian-American comfort food in a casual setting. Our seasonal menu focuses on housemade pastas, vegetable antipasti and daily specials, all crafted with ingredients sourced from quality artisans, purveyors and local farmers. Award-winning mixologist Julian Cox designed and leads the cocktail program, and the fun and approachable wine program encourages sharing with selections from southern and central Italy.


Events & Promotions

    Monday, June 5th to Sunday, June 11th

    Negroni Week at il Porcellino

    WHERE: Il Porcellino - Chicago, IL
    WHEN: Monday, June 5 - Sunday, June 11, 2017
    CONTACT: 312-595-0800

    Seven days, three types of spirits and one simple way to give back: That’s Negroni Week 2017. Presented by Campari and Imbibe magazine, il Porcellino joins several Chicago bars and restaurants to stir up classic Negronis and Negroni variations for a great cause. LEYE Beverage Director Julian Cox is offering up several spins on the drink, with $1 from every Negroni sold going to benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Try one or try them all:

    • Peanut Butter & Jelly Negroni: Peanut-Infused Sipsmith London Dry Gin, Red Berry Jam Campari, Cocchi Vermouth di Torino, Toasted Pecan Bitters
    • Jamaican Negroni: Appleton Estate 12-Year and Smith & Cross Rums, Campari, Cocchi Vermouth di Torino
    • Fernet Negroni: Ford's Gin, Campari, Fernet Branca, Vermouth de Chambery, Cynar
    • White Negroni: Ford's Gin, Suze, Tempus Fugit Kina L'Aero d'Or
    • Negroni Sbagliato: Aperol, Cocchi Vermouth, Prosecco

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    Wednesday, June 14th

    Winemaker Takeover at il Porcellino

    WHERE: Il Porcellino - Chicago, IL
    WHEN: Wednesday, June 14, 2017; 5:00PM - 7:00PM
    CONTACT: 312-595-0800

    Join Italian winemaker Cristiana Tiberio for a wine tasting event in il Porcellino’s bar area during Aperitivo Hour on June 14 as she pours and talks about her collection of wines from her family vineyard in Southern Italy. For just $20 per person, nibble on assorted antipasti and enjoy pours of the following four wines:

    • Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, 2014

    • Pecorino "Colline Pescaresi”, 2015

    • Trebbiano d’Abruzzo, 2015

    • Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo, 2016

    These wines will also be available all week long for just $10 per glass at il Porcellino. For more information on the winery, visit Reservations are recommended but not required and can be made by calling 312-595-0800 or by visiting

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    Sunday, June 18th

    Father's Day at il Porcellino

    WHERE: Il Porcellino - Chicago, IL
    WHEN: Sunday, June 18, 2017; 4:00PM - 10:00PM
    CONTACT: 312-595-0800

    Join River North’s favorite Italian-American comfort food spot, il Porcellino, this Father’s Day to celebrate that special father (or godfather!) in your life. Start with one of il Porcellino’s four famous Negronis before enjoying seasonal Italian specials alongside the regular dinner menu. Dive into classic dishes like Baked Burrata Lasagna and Veal Valdostana with prosciutto, fontina and roasted mushrooms or opt for the four-course Italian Family-Style Dinner, perfect for a table of four or more. Please call 312-595-0800 or visit to make your Father’s Day reservations.

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