Dog Friendly Italian Restaurants in Chicago, IL

There are 34 pet friendly Italian restaurants in Chicago that welcome dogs at their outdoor tables. Need help deciding where to eat? Here's a detailed description of each restaurant, along with pictures and reviews from other dog owners. Coming from out of town? Get a discounted rate on pet friendly hotels in Chicago. Bone appetit!

Pet Friendly 312 Chicago
312 Chicago This Italian spot is a favorite for diners in the Chicago Loop. Leashed dogs are welcome on the outdoor patio during the summer months. 312 Chicago is open Monday from 7am to 9:30pm, Tuesday through Wednesday from 7am to 10pm, Thursday from 11am to 10pm, Friday from 7am to 10pm, Saturday from 8am to 2pm, then 5pm to 10pm, and Sunday from 8am to 2pm, then 5pm to 9:30pm. See Details
Pet Friendly Tarantino's
Tarantino's This charming spot is perfect for a lovely Italian meal. The bar also offers a selection of great martinis. Dine outside and Fido can join you. See Details
Basil Leaf Cafe Basil Leaf Cafe offers tasty Italian fare in a dog-friendly setting. Fido is welcome at outdoor tables during the summer months. See Details
Tufano's Vernon Park Tap If you want hearty portions of home style Italian cuisine, this is the place to go. Dine outside and Fido can keep you company. See Details
Via Veneto Ristorante Via Veneto Ristorante has great food, plus they're dog friendly. See Details
Rocky's Sports Restaurant This lively sports bar and grill is an ideal place to watch a game or gather with friends. The menu offers salads, sandwiches, burgers, and tasty entrees such as lobster ravioli, grilled white fish, and shells and cheese with bacon. Dogs are welcome at umbrella tables in the spacious beer garden. See Details
Nando Milano Trattoria Traditional Italian flavors and casual dining with a five-star feel. Outdoor patio tables are dog friendly. See Details
Vivo Restaurant Simple Italian cuisine executed to perfection is the motto at Vivo. Rigatoni, gnocchi, and wood-grilled pork chops are just a few of the options available. The pleasant outdoor patio is Fido friendly. See Details
Siena Tavern Siena Tavern, located in Chicago, IL, is a trendy Italian eatery that serves up a variety of delicious fare. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Start off with a glass of wine and an order of the Grilled Octopus with crispy fingerling potatoes, red chilies, celery, aged balsamic, and chives. Next, chow down on the Truffle Mushroom Pizza topped with white truffle oil, roasted wild mushrooms, garlic cream, and mozzarella. Or go for the Spinach Cavatelli Pasta with rock shrimp, fresno chili, braised leek, pistachio pesto, and mint. Siena Tavern is open Monday through Friday from 11:30am to 2am, Saturday from 10am to 3am, and Sunday from 10am to 2am. See Details
Pinstripes Pinstripes on E Illinois Street has two pet-friendly outdoor seating so you are welcome to bring your dog along. Pinstripes has bocce ball and bowling for diners, with a rotating list of craft beers from local breweries. The menu is American-Italian, with lunch and dinner dishes like Roasted Cauliflower Orecchiette Pasta, Yellowfin Tuna Flatbread, and Boneless Short Ribs. Stop in for lunch where they offer sandwiches, flatbreads, and combos like grinders and salads, or soups and salad. On Sundays, Pinstripes has a large brunch buffet with made to order omelets, a carving station, and much more. A complimentary mimosa is included. See Details
Forno Rosso Pizzeria Napoletana Forno Rosso Pizzeria Napoletana is a dog-friendly pizzeria serving a variety of Italian dishes to locals and tourists alike. Those wanting to chow down on a slice alongside their canine can sit at one of Forno Rosso's fifteen outdoor tables to enjoy their meal. Its menu includes salads, pizza, and panuozzi, an Italian street food. Frequent visitors to Forno Rosso call it the ""best Neopolitan pizza in Chicago,"" and recommend saving room for the Nutella Pizza for dessert. Gluten-free options are also available. This location of Forno Rosso is open Sunday through Thursday from 11am to 10pm and Friday and Saturday from 11am to 12am." See Details
Zia's Lago Vista Zia's Lago Vista is an Italian restaurant serving high-quality food in a rustic, pet-friendly environment. Visitors to Zia's can sit and enjoy a meal at one of its five outdoor tables with their pooch. Once serving Barack Obama, Vista offers gluten-free dishes as well as pasta, salad, veal, chicken, and seafood entrees, pizzas, sandwiches, desserts and more. Regulars to Zia's recommend ordering the chicken and waffles or the mussels, and proclaim that you should visit during brunch to drink the bottomless mimosas. Zia Lago Vista is open Monday from 4:30pm to 9:30pm, Tuesday through Thursday from 11:30am to 9:30pm, Friday from 11:30am to 11:00pm and Saturday and Sunday from 10:00am to 11:00pm. See Details
Mart Anthony's Italian Restaurant Home to authentic Italian cooking, Mart Anthony's Italian Restaurant is a pet-friendly place serving dishes created from recipes passed down through generations. Those wanting to enjoy a slice alongside their furry friend can sit at one of Mart Anthony's eight outdoor tables. The Restaurant's menu includes pizza, soup, pasta, sandwiches, chicken, seafood dishes, steaks, and veal. Frequent visitors recognize Mart Anthony's as a neighborhood restaurant and recommend the antipasto salad and the sausage and peppers. The Italian Restaurant is open Monday through Friday from 11am until 10pm and Saturday and Sunday from 4pm until 10pm. See Details
Filini Filini serves fresh authentic Italian cuisine in a modern, upscale atmosphere that offers dog-friendly outdoor seating. Patrons can choose from a menu of flavorful dishes that includes roasted butternut squash salad, cauliflower tempura, charred octopus, meatballs pomodoro, ravioli, bolognese, mushroom risotto, and prime ribeye. Complement the meal with a bottle of Italian wine. Dogs are welcome to join their owners at patio tables where they can order from the special doggie menu. Filini opens daily at 6:30am. Call ahead for dinner times. See Details
Formento's Formento's, located in Chicago, IL, is a sophisticated eatery that serves up a variety of delicious Italian fare. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Start off with a glass of wine and an order of the Grilled Artichoke with parmesan, garlic bread crumbs, and lemon-herb butter. Next, chow down on the Pasta Bucatini with carbonara, pancetta, egg yolk, and black pepper. Or go for the Butcher Steak grilled over maple, with roasted cipollini onion, smoky tomato, and porcini mustard. Formento's is open Monday through Thursday from 4:30pm to 10pm, Friday through Saturday from 4:30pm to 11pm, and Sunday from 4:30pm to 9pm. See Details
Eduardo's Enoteca Offering small production wines, craft spirits, and light authentic Italian fare, Eduardo's Enoteca is a pet-friendly spot for a romantic date or a glass of wine among the locals. Those wanting to sip alongside Fido can do so at one of Eduardo's ten outdoor tables. Its menu includes a vast wine selection and hand-crafted cocktails, made with freshly squeezed juices. It also offers rustic Italian pizzas and hand-made pasta. Eduardo's serves lunch and dinner daily, and brunch on the weekends. This hidden gem is open Sunday through Wednesday from 10am to 11pm, and Thursday through Saturday from 10am to 3am. See Details
Nico Osteria Nico Osteria, located in Chicago, IL, is an elegant eatery that serves up a variety of delicious Italian fare. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Start off with a glass of wine and an order of the Octopus Carpaccio with fennel savoro and preserved meyer lemon. Next, tuck into the Stuffed Pappardelle with milk-braised pork, carrot, and black truffle. Or go for the Crispy Pasture-Raised Chicken with cannellini beans, prosciutto jam, and charred escarole. Nico Osteria is open Monday through Thursday from 7:30am to 10:30pm, Friday from 7:30am to 11pm, Saturday from 9am to 11pm, and Sunday from 9am to 10:30pm. See Details
Monteverde Cooking with a self-proclaimed traditional heart and a modern hand, Monteverde is a pet-friendly restaurant serving dinner, drinks, and dessert. Monteverde has eight outdoor tables for guests wanting to dig into a plate of Mediterranean Lamb Ragu alongside their pooch. The restaurant is known for its pasta dishes and those who eat there say it lives up to its hype. Monteverde also offers gluten-free dishes. Top off your meal with a Warm Dark Chocolate Tart or a Vin Santo and Chocolate-Dipped Biscotti. Monteverde is open Tuesday through Saturday from 5pm to 11pm and Sunday from 4pm to 9pm. See Details
Legno Chicago Lengo Chicago is an Italian gastropub serving traditional Italian fare with a fresh, contemporary twist. Those wanting to dine alongside their dog can sit at one of Lengo Chicago's six outdoor tables to enjoy their meal. Lengo's menu includes dishes such as the Jacked Up Lengo Burger, wood-fired Neapolitan pizza, grilled calamari, salads, soups, seafood and more. Locals rave about the brunch options and recommend saving room for dessert. Lengo is open Monday for dinner from 2pm to 10pm; Tuesday through Thursday for lunch and dinner from 11am to 10pm; Friday for lunch and dinner from 11am to 11pm; Saturday and Sunday for brunch from 10am to 3pm and dinner from 3pm to 10pm. See Details
Macello Filled with lively chatter and the smell of pizza, Macello is a pet-friendly restaurant serving Southern Italian fare to locals and tourists alike. Those wanting to chow down on a slice alongside Fido can head to one of Macello's eight outdoor tables to enjoy their meal. Macello's menu includes seafood and pasta dishes as well as pizzas cooked in wood-burning ovens, and wines from the Puglia region of Italy. Regular visitors to Macello recommend ordering a bottle of wine with your meal and saving room for gelato. Macello is open Tuesday through Thursday from 11:30am until 10:00pm, Friday from 11:30am until 11:00pm, Saturday from 5:00pm until 11:00pm and Sunday from 3:00pm until 8:00pm. See Details
Enolo Wine Cafe Enolo Wine Cafe is a dog-friendly, wine-focused eatery, located in the heart of River North. Those wanting to swirl and sip alongside mans best friend can sit at one of Enolo's twelve outdoor tables to enjoy their meal. The Cafe's menu includes paninis, pizza, bruschettas, soups, salads, and desserts. Locals rave about the truffle fries and recommend asking about the dessert selection. Enolo Wine Cafe is open Monday through Wednesday from 11:30am to 11:00pm, Thursday and Friday from 11:30am to 12:00am, Saturday from 2:00pm until 12:00am and Sunday from 2:00pm to 11:00pm. See Details
Viaggio Viaggio is a dog-friendly restaurant serving traditional Italian cuisine. Visitors to Viaggio looking to dig into a plate of pasta while their pooch relaxes nearby can head to one of its five outdoor tables to enjoy their meal. Viaggio's menu includes dishes such as Meatball Salad, Fried Calamari, salads, a variety of pasta, chicken dishes, seafood, Risotto of the Day, steaks, and more. Viaggio regulars strongly recommend ordering the Brick Chicken and saving room for a cannoli for dessert. The restaurant is open Sunday from 4pm to 8pm, Monday through Thursday from 11am to 10pm, Friday from1 1am to 11pm and Saturday from 4pm to 11pm. See Details
Franco's Ristorante A self-proclaimed, little place with big taste, Franco's Ristorante is a pet-friendly restaurant serving Italian fare. Those wanting to devour a plate of grilled calamari can do so alongside their canine at one of Franco's five outdoor tables. Its menu includes Nonna's Meatball Salad, a variety of pasta dishes, veal, and chicken plates, and an array of salads. Franco's regulars rave over the bold flavors and recommend you ""stay"" for the tiramisu. Franco's is open Monday through Friday from 11am to 9pm, Saturday from 4pm to 10pm and Sunday from 3pm to 9pm." See Details
Nottoli Italian Foods Nottoli Italian Foods is a dog-friendly spot to get Italian fare from a family-owned eatery. Those looking to dig into a hot sandwich alongside their canine can sit at one of Nottoli's two outdoor tables to enjoy their meal. Its menu includes award-winning sausage and meatballs, specialty subs, salads, ravioli, lasagna, mostaccioli, and tiramisu. Frequent visitors rave over the Italian sausage. It is open Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 6:00pm, Saturday from 8:30am to 5:00pm and Sunday from 8:30am to 3:00pm. See Details