Tony Priolo


  • Diner's Choice
  • Chicago Concierge Favorites Award
    Concierge Preferred
  • Don't Miss Restaurants
    Chicago Tribune
  • Ospitalità Italiana Approved
    Italy’s Istituto Nazionale Ricerche Turistiche
  • ChefsFeed Winner
    One of the Best Things to Eat in Chicago

Where I Go Out

At My Venues

Whole roasted branzino
$$$, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Italian, Fulton River
"Every time we eat here, my friends and family enjoy hearing the waiter describe this fish of the day—even though I’ve been ordering it for the past two years. Picture it, in a thick Italian accent: ‘It’s a salt-crusted branzino cooked in a wood-fired oven and filleted tableside, served with a caper and citrus reduction and marinated shaved fennel.’ This restaurant and dish have become my Sunday staple."
White pizza w/ arugula
$$$, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Italian, Fulton River
"Tony Priolo has the most beautiful patio in the city. Sit here and order his bianca con rucula made with arugula, mozzarella, and olive oil with a glass of white wine from Friuli—it tastes like a vacation. The pizza is made in a wood-burning oven so it's crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside."
Razor clam pasta
$$$, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Italian, Fulton River
"Simple and great food is never easy, and this is a dish that captures both. Handmade linguine is served in a broth made up of razor clams, white wine, and butter. What makes this dish special to me is that there isn’t a plethora of ingredients. It’s a celebration of its few parts, and in its simplicity it is both elegant and delicious."