The Inside Scoop
FROM THE KNOT EDITORS
The First Look
Il Porcellino, in Chicago, Illinois, is all about love. This neighborhood Italian restaurant is filled with romance and art. If a rustic, family-style celebration with music and dancing sounds like your perfect wedding night, this is a great spot to tie the knot.
Overhead, tons of string lights create an atmosphere that’s informal and so intimate at the same time. Golden lighting mixes with warm wood, classic brick and elegant chandeliers to set the mood for romance. Wedding photos highlight beautiful moments of laughter and shared looks of love. The Tuscan-inspired decor provides a lot of inspiration for memorable pictures.
And, of course, every party needs mouthwatering food and good wine. Il Porcellino’s delicious offerings make it a highlight for rehearsal dinners of any size. The restaurant itself has a capacity of up to 150 guests for a major "celebrazione."
What You Should Know
It goes without saying that the food is big part of what makes Il Porcellino such a memorable venue. If you prefer passed hors d’oeuvres, they’re priced by the dozen. Reviews definitely recommend trying the Tuscan cheese bread. Individual portions of pizza are a nice touch.
The restaurant’s seated menu options are priced per person. Many are served family-style. Feast your eyes on these possibilities:
- Brick chicken pepperonata
- Rigatoni alla vodka
- Chicken marsala
- Barolo braised short rib
Waiters are polite and attentive, and the chef is more than happy to accommodate any dietary restrictions. It is good to note that if you want exclusive access to the entire restaurant for your reception, you must reserve it in its entirety. There are smaller private sections to reserve if your guest list is more in the 50 to 75 range.
Your wedding package and total list of amenities depend on the size of your guest list and whether you're reserving the whole restaurant or a private dining room. Here are a few reasons why Il Porcellino is something special for a wedding.
- No additional decoration needed
- All seating and tables provided
- All china, flatware and glassware provided
- Service by award-winning mixologist
- Custom cocktails available
- Imported wines from southern and central Italy
From the Vendor
An Italian American Red Sauce Restaurant
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. il Porcellino offers private dining for a range of group sizes and occasions — from small, intimate gatherings to large corporate events. Our private dining spaces are dynamic and customizable and can be tailored to suit your needs.
Amenities + Details
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$ – Affordable
Bar + Drinks, Cakes + Desserts, Food + Catering, Service Staff
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Meet The Manager
Katherine Montgomery is currently living outside of Chicago and pursuing her most recent passion in the Restaurant Industry. After moving to Los Angeles, CA, she is returning home to the Midwest. Her background in LA for a year and eight months was working for Party Planners West, Inc. Now, she has taken a step in a different direction and is working for Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises as a catering manager.