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Modern Authentic Italian


Chicago's best wood fired pizza

(773) 687-8895 / Reservations

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Modern Authentic Italian


Chicago's best wood fired pizza

(773) 687-8895 / Reservations

A Destination

Tocco, the newest inception from stylish, Italian restaurateurs Chef Bruno Abate and his partner, Melissa, provides authentic Italian cuisine within a contemporary atmosphere. Ideal for a variety of occasions, the casual chic dining environment includes cozy tables for intimate dinners, a community table for large groups, and a lavish bar and lounge area ideal for an aperitif or hosting cocktail parties. 

Fresh Italian ingredients

Regularly imported from various regions of Italy, along with our fresh porchetta made in-house.

Fine italian wines

Our Italian wine list is carefully selected, including reds, whites, and prosecco offered by the bottle or glass, the bar also offers an inventive cocktail menu.

Wood burning oven

Fresh bread and pizza dough made daily, and cooked in our stone oven with a mix of hardwoods.

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Buon Appetito


"Good food, good wine and good shoes makes life better"  Bruno Abate

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Buon Appetito


"Good food, good wine and good shoes makes life better"  Bruno Abate

Tocco, which is Italian for touch, emphasizes the importance of that ‘special touch’. In Italy, we use our hands to express ourselves when we talk, to prepare a delicious meal or to create a beautiful work of art. At Tocco, that special touch translates to the way we create every dish to bring our customers the true flavors of Italy. Tocco is the perfect place for socializing, enjoying a glass wine with friends and indulging in authentic Italian cuisine.

Tocco offers a range of classics, from something as simple as wood fired pizza, to decadent tortelli with truffles, along with contemporary interpretations that are updated with new ingredients and techniques. The bread, pasta and desserts are made in house and every dish is made to order. We strive to use local, organic products whenever possible alongside the finest imported ingredients from Italy. 

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The Kitchen


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The Kitchen


Bruno Abate

EXECUTIVE CHEF

Born in Naples and raised in Milan, Executive chef Bruno Abate is the personality behind Tocco. His passion for food started at a young age while watching his mother and continued to grow as he pursued a career in the food business becoming a supplier of fish and caviar to the best restaurants in Milan. He brought his passion to Chicago in 2002, when he opened his first restaurant, Follia, in the West Loop. The concept was simple, make authentic Italian cuisine with the finest ingredients and give diners an experience like they were in Italy and Tocco continues that philosophy today. Another way Bruno is sharing his passion for food is by teaching inmates at the Cook County Jail. He has implemented a culinary training program called Recipe for Change that is the first of its kind in America. Recipe for Change provides culinary education, job skills training and mentoring to instill the value of work and personal responsibility to inmates so they can become productive members of society after their release. To find out more or make a donation, please visit the website at RecipeForChangeProject.com