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$20 -- West Loop Gem: Italian Dinner for 2, Half Off

Sold out - This deal was published January 17, 2014 and sold out February 16, 2014.
By Travelzoo Staff
Time Out Chicago likes the "hearty Italian-American classics" at this West Loop cafe, praised as the "best-kept secret in Chicago" by a recent Travelzoo visitor.

Why we love it

  • "This small, bright...cafe has won the hearts of the neighborhood" (Time Out Chicago)
  • Earns 4 stars on Yelp and 4.5 stars from Urbanspoon users
  • Easy to get to for a quick post-work dinner
  • "A quaint little slice of Euro-cafe life" (Centerstage Chicago)


Jan. 17, 2014 - May 17, 2014; closed Sunday


Ciao! Cafe & Wine Lounge
939 W. Madison St.
Chicago, IL 60607
(See Map)
Tel: 312-850-2426

What's included

  • For $20 (reg. $40) sample anything on the menu
  • We recommend a starter, such as the "eclectic" small plates (Metromix), and two entrees, such as the house-specialty rigatoni alla rigo
  • Or pair two entrees with two glasses of wine from the cafe's "respectable" list (Time Out)
  • For $30 (reg. $60), dine with a party of four and save even more

The fine print

Valid Jan. 17, 2014 - April 17, 2014. Valid Monday-Saturday; closed Sunday. Valid during merchant's operating hours. Reservations required; subject to availability. Guests are responsible for payment of applicable tax, gratuity, & any additional purchases that exceed the voucher's value. Valid for minimum two or four diners only. Limit one voucher per table. Not valid on major holidays.

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Ciao! Cafe & Wine Lounge
84% Enjoyed Ciao! Cafe & Wine Lounge
84% (108 ratings)
Sold out at
11:59 p.m. CT on Feb. 16
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84% Enjoyed Ciao! Cafe & Wine Lounge
(108 ratings)
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Overall Enjoyed Most Other Comments

The food was great.

Mar 23, 2014 Aman Illinois, United States

The outdoor seating and great food

Oct 02, 2013 benjamin IL, United States

It did look like a small, romantic Italian cafe, which was cute.

The service... It was slow and when I called for reservations last night they told me that they only had 2 times available and when we arrived a bit later, they were actually empty. As well, our bill included gratuity of 20% when the service was not that good and we wouldn't have tipped that much. Even tax was added for the tip, ridiculous.

Oct 01, 2013 Silvia Illinois, United States

Service was horribly slow. He put a 30.00 gratuity on a check for 4 people. We will not be going back. Everyone in our party was very disgusted with the experience. We were discouraged from ordering what we wanted, angel hair, because it would take too long. An hour later we got our mac and cheese. Really disappointing

some of the food was ok, but the menu is very limited.

Oct 01, 2013 Elizabeth Illinois, United States

The food was good indeed. But they did not seem to enjoy people bringing their coupon.

I was there with my girlfriend. When the waiter brought the check, he had added 20% gratuity despite giving us a mediocre service (he forgot EVERYTHING we asked for, from salt to water, etc). Not only that, but he also added the gratuity BEFORE adding the tax.

Sep 30, 2013 Gerardo Illinois, United States

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939 W. Madison St.
Chicago, IL 60607
Tel: 312-850-2426

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