Chicago / Illinois Italian Restaurants

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RPM Italian
Italian | River North Chicago
1138 reviews

RPM Italian presents cuisine that is modern in approach and Italian in spirit, with dishes intended to be shared. Chef partner Doug Psaltis has created a menu which features a variety of cold and hot antipasti, more than a dozen freshly prepared in-house pastas, and a selection of salads, prime steaks, chops and slow-roasted meats. The restaurant also has an open bar area where guests can order a signature cocktail created by acclaimed bartender Paul McGee, or enjoy a glass of wine from their extensive list. Sophisticated and chic, RPM Italian is perfect for a great meal or late night out.

Siena Tavern
Italian | River North Chicago
366 reviews

Siena Tavern will bring the sophistication and charisma of Viviani’s cuisine as well as the energy of a bustling bar, to the epicenter of Chicago’s dining scene in River North. Combining Fabio’s crowd-pleasing made-from-scratch menu with DineAmic’s success in the hospitality sphere, Siena Tavern offers diners an experience that is simultaneously comfortable, vibrant and social as well as polished. Located at 51 W. Kinzie Street, (intersection of Kinzie & Dearborn) in the heart of Chicago’s River North neighborhood, SienaTavern becomes the fourth hospitality concept from DineAmic Group, which currently owns and operates the highly successful Public House and Bull & Bear properties.

Fig and Olive - Chicago
Mediterranean | Gold Coast Chicago
310 reviews

FIG & OLIVE extends an olive branch to Chicago with its flagship city location, situated on Oak Street in the premier Gold Coast luxury retail shopping district. Laurent Halasz, the founder of FIG & OLIVE, envisioned an urban space embodying his origins from the South of France, and the 10,000 square foot dining destination features a variety of unique spaces that capture this essence of the French Riviera. With natural limestone and white stucco walls surrounding an open-exhibition kitchen, an expansive lounge and bar, a crostini station, and an open-air garden terrace, this location is perfect for an informal or elegant gathering.

Piccolo Sogno
Italian | River West
283 reviews

Regional Italian cuisine featuring a combination of local and Italian ingredients.

Nico Osteria
Italian | Gold Coast Chicago
418 reviews

From the team behind One Off Hospitality Group, Executive Chef Paul Kahan and restaurateurs Donnie Madia, Terry Alexander and Kimberly Galban present Nico Osteria. An authentically Italian seafood restaurant, Nico Osteria at Thompson Chicago hotel brings rustic simplicity to the heart of Chicago's Gold Coast.

Chef Erling Wu-Bower’s house-made pastas and fresh seafood, alongside Pastry Chef Amanda Rockman's unconventionally creative and approachable style are perfectly suited for the setting’s rustic elegance.

Salone Nico is a welcoming gathering space, celebrating the European tradition of afternoon apertifis and low-proof cocktails. The approachable wine list features wines from Italy and Greece, as well as grower champagne, with an emphasis on small producers and older vintages. Grab a cocktail, sneak in a light bite or settle in for a night cap at Salone Nico.

Quartino
Italian | River North Chicago
607 reviews

Quartino, an urban Italian restaurant and wine bar, is the creation of Hugo Ralli, Steve Lombardo (owners of Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse, Hugo’s Frog Bar & Fish House, LUXBAR) and Exec Chef / Partner John Coletta. Quartino combines the best of Italy’s osteria and enoteca to offer an authentic everyday Italian food and wine experience. “Where wine is cheaper than water” Throughout Europe, in bistro after osteria after enoteca, fresh local wines of high quality and unique characteristics are priced as a less expensive alternative to bottled water. Reservation requests for patio seating are not accepted. Patio seating is first come, first serve.

Stella Barra Pizzeria - Chicago
Pizzeria | Lincoln Park
205 reviews

WE SEAT THE DINING ROOM ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS, HOWEVER WE DO RESERVE FEW TABLES IN THE MAIN DINING ROOM FOR PARTIES OF 6 OR MORE.

Stella Barra, an artisanal pizzeria highlighting Chef Jeff Mahin's knack for baking and utilizing fresh farmers market ingredients, located on Halsted and Armitage in the heart of Lincoln Park. In addition to Mahin’s signature pizzas, the menu boasts a selection of small plates and fresh salads as well as house made pastas and seasonal roasted vegetables. Hand-crafted cookies, pastries and a selection of breads to go are also available from a market counter located in the front of the restaurant.

Spiaggia
Italian | Gold Coast Chicago
122 reviews

As Chicago’s only four-star Italian restaurant as rated by the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Magazine, the critically-acclaimed Spiaggia continues to evolve and modernize while remaining a leader for creative Italian cuisine. A complete redesign of the Dining Room and addition of the Spiaggia Lounge, paired with it's iconic views of Lake Michigan and Michigan Avenue, provide a setting unlike any other. Guests may explore a tasting menu, choose an a la carte experience and enjoy dramatically presented dishes and cocktails aperitivo-style in the Lounge.

Balena
Italian | Lincoln Park
379 reviews

Balena is first collobaration between Boka Restaurant Group and The Bristol Group. Led by Execeutive Chef/Partner Chris Pandel, the restaurant serves what he calls "Honest, Italian cooking." Balena's many accolades include Best New Restaurants in America by Gayot and Bon Appetit, 3 stars by the Chicago Tribune, and a James Beard semi-fnailist position for Best New Rstaurant at the James Beard Awards.

Coco Pazzo
Italian | River North Chicago
182 reviews

With wood beam ceilings, large bay windows, theatrical lighting & blue velvet drapes, Coco Pazzo is sophisticated dining in a modern, warm and inviting atmosphere. Located in the fashionable River North neighborhood, Coco Pazzo offers a Tuscan inspired seasonal menu and a Wine Spectator award-winning, all Italian wine list. A fifty-foot antique bar is available for dining and perfect for viewing the open kitchen & wood-burning oven.

Di Pescara
Seafood | Northbrook
355 reviews

Di Pescara is named for an Italian fishing village on the Adriatic coast known for its fresh fish and seafood. Our signature dishes include our Chopped Salad, Almond Crusted Whitefish and Hand Rolled Sushi. Open for lunch and dinner daily, we offer convenient curb-side carryout and boast 3 private dining rooms seating 14 to 140 people.

Cafe Spiaggia
Italian | Gold Coast Chicago
214 reviews

As the more casual sibling of renowned Spiaggia, Cafe Spiaggia has come into its own as a favorite dining destination for locals and visitors alike. In an artful, warm setting featuring reproductions of 15th century Italian murals, the contemporary Cafe serves dishes reminiscent of authentic Italian sidewalk eateries and trattorias. Chicago Magazine said, “This stylish Cafe sends out lively versions of regional classics…topnotch handmade pastas, fine main courses, and the best tiramisu and ice creams in town."

Saranello's
Italian | Wheeling
324 reviews

Inspired by his travels and passion for Italy's culture, Executive Chef Mychael Bonner has created a broad menu of Italian-fare utilizing the freshest ingredients to create the fullest flavors to bring homemade, hand-crafted pizzas and pastas, as well as prime steaks and fresh fish dishes to the table.



Feel the energy while dining in a casual and rustic 6700-square-foot setting. Dine at natural reclaimed wood tables with seating for 175, surrounded by inviting darker woods, exposed brick and beams, subtle filament lighting, and accented with muted chocolate and caramel tones throughout.

Cicchetti Restaurant
Italian | Gold Coast Chicago
274 reviews

Cicchetti. Italian for "small plates" popular in Bacari Bars or Osterie in Venice, Italy. Usually accompanied by an "Ombra" or "Shadow" which can be a glass of wine, aperitivo or a signature or classical cocktail. Italian and Venetian inspired dining brought to you from the people behind Trattoria No. 10, Sopraffina Marketcaffes and Poag Mahone's. Welcome, we can't wait to see you!

Piccolo Sogno Due
Italian | River North Chicago
272 reviews

Italian with Coastal Regional Focus

Trattoria No. 10
Italian | Downtown Chicago
418 reviews

Classic Italian dishes with a contemporary flair have made Trattoria No.10 a Chicago favorite since 1989. Specialties on the daily menu include unique, homemade ravioli, rustic pastas, freshly prepared risotto, fresh fish selections and grilled filet of beef. The subdued elegance of the interior, with arched walkways, murals and original art provides an intimate atmosphere that is perfect for business lunches, pre-theater dining, romantic dinners or private parties.

MK The Restaurant
American | River North Chicago
250 reviews

**Due to internet connectivity issues, please contact the restaurant directly for reservation availability. ** mk The Restaurant celebrated 15 years of casual fine dining with unrivaled hospitality this past November. We have renovated our bar, lounge, and dining room and Chef Erick and his team have a beautiful new spring menu along with a small bite menu available only in the bar and lounge. Our new bar features window seating and more than 60 new craft spirits to choose from. Our private dining room with its skyline views is suitable for all of your catering and special event needs.

Come in and experience for yourself why Food & Wine magazine said,“Windy City diners are blown away by mk."

The Florentine
Italian | Downtown Chicago
81 reviews

La Cucina Locale Italia

Davanti Enoteca - River North
Italian | River North Chicago
128 reviews

Chicago restaurateur Scott Harris’ and Chicago's very own Edwin Arreola's rustic Italian wine bar, Davanti Enoteca, is now open in River North! Located on the ground floor of the Courtyard Marriott at 30 E. Hubbard, the restaurants fare is inspired by the small farms and fisheries that dot the Italian countryside. While salumi hang from the ceilings, chefs craft fresh handmade pastas for diners viewing pleasure in the open kitchen. Visit us for breakfast, lunch & dinner 7 days a week & brunch on Saturday and Sunday.

Osteria Via Stato
Italian | River North Chicago
152 reviews

(OH-STEH-REE-YAH) A casual Italian tavern where people gather to enjoy antipasti with wine, a plate of pasta or an Italian feast, all served with the warmth and hospitality of family. Osteria Via Stato, a Lettuce Entertain You restaurant follows this definition and the Italian tradition of seasonally prepared dishes featuring local ingredients and artisanal producers paired with an all Italian wine list. Osteria Via Stato opens daily at five.
Pizzeria Via Stato located adjacent to Osteria Via Stato is a cozy, Roman-style pizzeria that continues to highlight Executive Chef Digregorio’s passion for market-fresh ingredients. The tavern pizzas have crispy, thin crust with both artisanal and classic toppings. The tavern also features 300 Italian wines, local bottles and draft beers as well as an extensive selection of small plates. Pizzeria Via Stato offers both lunch and dinner

tesori
Italian | Downtown Chicago
166 reviews

Chef Andrew Deuel is at the helm bringing Italian-inspired cuisine and global wines to this new neighborhood spot in the loop.

312 Chicago
Italian | Downtown Chicago
301 reviews

312 Chicago proudly supports the Green City Market and local farms dedicated to community-based sustainable agriculture, organic farming and naturally raised livestock. Our chefs serve contemporary and traditional Italian dishes using seasonal, locally grown ingredients. Our extensive wine collection, featuring more than 200 American and Italian wines, is displayed throughout the restaurant and in our private dining rooms. At the bar, enjoy superb spirits and wines by the glass representing a duality of American and Italian varietals.

312 Chicago is centrally located the Loop Theater and Financial District. Every room offers iconic city views including City Hall, the Thompson Center, the Board of Trade and the Cadillac Palace Theater. The ambiance evokes the comfort and sophistication of a 1930’s supper club, but the style is pure, modern elegance with rich walnut wood and dramatic chandeliers.

Terzo Piano
Italian | Downtown Chicago
255 reviews

Terzo Piano, located on the 3rd floor of the Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago, is a must stop for lunch daily and Thursday dinner. It features the signature cuisine of Chef Tony Mantuano, who has been delighting Chicagoans for years at the four-star Italian restaurant, Spiaggia. The food is all fresh, local, organic and sustainably produced. In season, you may also dine al fresco on the covered piazza, while enjoying spectacular views of Millennium Park and the Chicago skyline.



Terzo Piano is open to the public without requiring admission to the Art Institute.



Guests may access the restaurant either via the Nichols Bridge which extends from Millennium Park and places you right at the restaurants entrance or off of the Monroe Drive entrance of Art Institute and take the elevator to the third floor

Pelago
Italian | Gold Coast Chicago
120 reviews

Fine dining Italian in the Gold Coast. Located one block east of Michigan Avenue at the Hotel Raffaello.



Please note:

Our restaurant is appropriate for well-behaved children over the age of 12.

So to not disturb other guests there are no laptops/iPads allowed in the dining room.

Personal wine bottles are not permitted.

Maggiano's - Vernon Hills
Italian | Vernon Hills
89 reviews

Maggiano's specializes in Italian-American cuisine served in a warm & friendly atmosphere. We are open daily for lunch & dinner and offer a convenient carryout service as well as delivery. Maggiano’s menu features both classic & contemporary Italian-American recipes including homemade pastas, signature salads, prime steaks, fresh fish, regular chef specials & specialty desserts, accompanied by a large selection of wines & specialty drinks. The food is made from scratch daily & served in a welcoming environment. Family style service or individual entrees are available.

Enolo Wine Bar
Italian | River North Chicago
35 reviews

Enolo’s progressive 25 bottle wine list offers an approachable introduction to wine, featuring unique bottles exclusive to them from small vineyards worldwide. The simple, easy-to-understand menu represents a mixture of classic and varietal styles that will keep guests intrigued as they navigate the menu of diverse food pairing options. Wine can be purchased by the glass, bottle, or flight featuring three wines from the preferred genre. Customers can also purchase bottles to-go.
In addition to wine, the 64-seat space will offer 17 local and international craft beers, cocktails and simple, delicious food prepared with fresh, local ingredients. The affordable lunch and dinner menus will feature bruschetta, paninis, charcuterie, cheese boards, salads and pasta.

Nando Milano Trattoria
Italian | Wicker Park
78 reviews

With decades in the family restaurant business, Dario Vullo has brought his family's legacy to the United States to share the great traditions of food in Italy to Chicago with the help of his fiancé and co-owner, Amy Yetasook. Amy is a newly proclaimed Chicagoan and med student studying to become a surgeon.

Executive Chef/brother Alessio Vullo and restaurant namesake Nando (a dignified Italian dachshund) complete the restaurant family. Chef Alessio holds the Vullo family secrets, instructing the team every morning in making fresh pasta, breads, and desserts to the highest Italian standards.

We hope you will stop in and experience our cozy Italian world.

Love, Dario and Amy (owners)

Maggiano's - Old Orchard
Italian | Skokie
350 reviews

Welcome to Maggiano's Old Orchard, located in the Old Orchard Shopping Center off Edens Expressway & Golf Road. Our restaurant is a quick trip from the Double Tree Hotel & the Edens Plaza Shopping Center. Maggiano's 350-seat dining room is an ideal location for your next lunch, dinner, baby shower, or important client meeting.
So join us soon! We look forward to hosting your next business or family gathering.

Prosecco
Italian | River North Chicago
111 reviews

Prosecco, in the heart of the River North Gallery District, is a chic, yet welcoming restaurant serving comfort foods from all 20 regions of Italy and Chicago's largest selection of sparkling wine. The decor, inspired by the faded, gilded beauty of Venice, is filled with silk damask drapes, carved wood chandeliers and gold-framed artwork. The coup de grace is the 35' long bar, hand burnished to resemble a piece of antique Venetian furniture. The bar serves Italian finger food and offers a wide selection of European spirits. Enjoy classic comfort foods -- from house-made pasta to nightly beef, fish and game menu additions. Dine with the Chef at the Carpaccio bar, where a selection of fresh cured and smoked meats and the freshest fish, are sliced nightly. Prices are moderate, but those wishing to indulge in an evening of culinary mischief will not be disappointed!

Maggiano's - Naperville
Italian | Naperville
514 reviews

Welcome to Maggiano's Naperville. Our restaurant is an ideal location for your lunch, dinner, baby shower, or important client meeting. The outdoor seasonal patio has an old-world feel of dining on the bustling streets of Florence. Maggiano's hosts a variety of special events. Look for exciting future events on our website, www.maggianos.com. So join us soon! We look forward to hosting your next business or family gathering.

Filini Restaurant and Bar-Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel
Italian | Downtown Chicago
57 reviews

Authentic, exciting and innovative, Filini is a contemporary Italian restaurant and bar that focuses on the finest fresh ingredients and flavors. The cuisine is uncomplicated but exquisitely prepared and presented to enhance the excellence of the produce. Unpretentious and stylish, the mood of the restaurant is friendly and subtle with memorable Mediterranean overtones. An upscale, contemporary and culinary experience, Filini aims to be one of the hottest spots in Chicago.

Sapori Trattoria
Italian | Lincoln Park
271 reviews

Sapori is a popular neighborhood restaurant featuring an innovative presentation of Italian cuisine at a reasonable price. The restaurant has an intimate warm feel & a friendly helpful staff. The highly visible owner & Italian chef runs Sapori & focus on bringing customers uniquely satisfying dining experiences. Sapori offers an extensive, affordable wine list & a full selection of spirits. ***Reserve your birthday dinner with us & we will send you out a premium dessert for free - it's your birthday!***

Osteria Langhe
Italian | Logan Square
27 reviews

A warm, inviting neighborhood spot that celebrates the traditions of Italy’s Piemonte region. Chef Cameron Grant"s menu offers locally-sourced, seasonal and sustainable dishes that reflect his Italian training. The moderately priced wine list offers an array of the best offerings of the regions and features 70 wines priced between $32 and $90 a bottle. A few select wines, including French Champagne, rise to $135 a bottle. A great craft cocktail list featuring locally made as well as Italian spirits and a few Italian beers round out the offerings.

Monday's are reserved for special events, such as all you can eat tajarin with meat ragú, grigliata (platters of grilled meats), and winemaker dinners. The simple, comfortable, rustic room features a mural of the Italian countryside transporting diners to the hilly, vineyards of Piemonte. Al fresco dining at the sidewalk patio is a charming option.

Maggiano's - Chicago
Italian | River North Chicago
328 reviews

Welcome to Maggiano's Chicago, located in downtown Chicago on the corner of Clark & Grand. Maggiano's 260 seat dining room is a quick trip from the Water Tower Mall, Navy Pier & the Art Museum. Our restaurant is an ideal location for your lunch, dinner, baby shower, or important client meeting. The outdoor seasonal patio has an old-world feel of dining on the bustling streets of Florence. Maggiano's hosts a variety of special events including the SBC Ameritech Merger conference & the Maggiano's "Linebacker Luncheon," an event open to the public that featured the first ever meeting of gridiron greats Dick Butkus & Brian Urlacher. Look for exciting future events including the Chicago Sports Celebrity Dinner. Recent celebrity visitors include John Lithgow & Magic Johnson. So join us soon! We look forward to hosting your next business or family gathering.

Joe Fish
Seafood | River North Chicago
188 reviews

Veteran Chef, Joe Farina and his talented team have designed a menu focused on fresh seafood flown in daily and prepared simply and tastefully, in the spirit of Italian and Mediterranean cooking. The menu showcases Farina's long-held seafood partners from coast to coast, all under one roof.

Volare West
Italian | Oak Brook
85 reviews

Upscale Italian dining.

Gene and Georgetti
Steakhouse | River North Chicago
271 reviews

Gene & Georgetti, the oldest Italian steakhouse in the city, opened its doors in 1941. This family owned establishment serves the finest prime aged steaks and chops all butchered on site. Whether it's chicken, seafood, salad or pasta, the knowledgeable staff will walk you through the extensive menu. Known for its top quality and large portions, this Chicago institution has stood the test of time thanks to dedicated employees, some of which have been there more than 40 years. It's warm atmosphere, consistent quality, and great service makes Gene & Georgetti one of Chicago's finest steakhouses. See and be seen in this Chicago icon.

Davanti Enoteca- Taylor Street
Italian | Little Italy Chicago
117 reviews

With rustic exposed brick walls, re-purposed farm wood and communal tables, Davanti Enoteca takes its cues from the small villages of Italy. Diners enjoy authentic Italian dishes they would find in the Italian countryside, but with a contemporary, creative twist.The start diners may choose from the selection of formaggi and salumi which is designed for guests to create their own boards by choosing from unique options. Instant classics include the boards that are presented to the table. The Foccacia de Recco is a flaky Ligurian style foccacia, baked and stuffed with creamy melted crescenza cheese and served with honeycomb to spread on the warm pastry. Buttery marscapone polenta is ladled on a wooden board and served with ragu of the day.

Harry Caray's Tavern - Navy Pier
American | Gold Coast Chicago
22 reviews

Located near the main entrance to Navy Pier, Harry Caray’s Tavern’s waterfront location, family friendly menu and the Chicago Sports Museum combine to create a one-of-a-kind dining experience for guests of all ages. The extensive menu includes flavorful sandwiches and wraps, pastas, fresh salads and homemade pizzas. The mahogany paneled walls and beautifully crafted display cabinets feature a rotating collection of museum-quality sports memorabilia, including an extensive collection of artifacts, photographs and vintage newspapers celebrating Chicago sports legends, past and present. Harry’s extensive patio and offers the perfect place to enjoy the beauty of Lake Michigan and the excitement of Navy Pier. HDTVs mounted around the bar provide great outdoor viewing of all major sporting events. Additionally, passersby can walk up to the outdoor island bar, order a drink, and take it with them as they continue their stroll down the Pier.

La Madia - A Contemporary Pizzeria
Italian | River North Chicago
114 reviews

At La Madia, two pleasures - great food and distinctive, delicious wines - come together. La Madia is an urban restaurant that upholds Italian tradition. Every day, our chefs make our pizza dough and fresh pasta from scratch from little more than flour, water, and salt.
The menu is designed for sharing, with flavor-packed, wood-fired pizzas that change seasonally, inventive salads, and savory pasta dishes. Desserts are all made on the premises, in keeping with what's available in the market.The wine list is a wine lover's dream, with more than 75 wines by the glass and hundreds of bottles. And every week, we feature two of our favorite wines for just $6 per glass. In addition to wine and more than 25 beers, La Madia offers innovative cocktails, many of which are made from spirits infused in-house.

Carmine's
Italian | Gold Coast Chicago
289 reviews

Carmine’s invites you to experience an unforgettable meal with authentic Italian recipes passed down from generation to generation. A true cosmopolitan hangout located in Chicago's Gold Coast neighborhood, Carmine’s offers live entertainment, an extensive bar, and an outdoor café* that is the place to see and be seen from sun up to sun down.

Whether dining al fresco* or inside the elegant two level dining room, even the most demanding taste buds will be overjoyed by Carmine’s impressive menu selections. Signature dishes include clams and oysters on the half shell, steaks and chops grilled to perfection, melt-in-your-mouth veal and chicken dishes, and of course generous portions of award-winning pastas. From the moment you are seated and served, you’ll understand why Carmine’s is packed with food aficionados every night of the week. We're now open for Saturday & Sunday brunch!

*Unfortunately, we DO NOT accept reservations for the outdoor patio garden.

Rosebud on Rush
Italian | Gold Coast Chicago
231 reviews

If it’s the pure joy of that first delicious bite, elegant atmosphere, and a sprinkling of laughter you’re looking for, then join us at Rosebud on Rush. Housed in a charming renovated brownstone and conveniently located off Chicago’s bustling Magnificent Mile, experience an extraordinary meal made with authentic Italian recipes passed down from generation to generation. With a reputation for being one of America’s top ten restaurants, you can’t go wrong with succulent, juicy steaks, classic pork and lamb chops, and longtime pasta favorites like our homemade rigatoni in flavorful, tomato vodka sauce. Catering to locals, tourists and movie stars alike, you can't get much closer to the action than Rosebud on Rush. Enjoy two levels of spacious, yet intimate fine dining, the best people watching in the city and the convenience of valet parking.

Unfortunately, reservation requests for the outdoor patio cannot be taken online.

Rosebud Italian Specialties & Pizzeria
Italian | Naperville
138 reviews

Rosebud Italian Specialties & Pizzeria provides an innovative perspective on traditional Italian cuisine with a chef driven, weekly changing menu, focusing on regional dishes and fresh ingredients. In addition to Rosebud classics including Chicken Vesuvio and Square Noodles which are staples on the menu, thin crust, Chicago-style pizzas smothered in an assortment of toppings are a fresh addition. Pies are large enough for a table to share as an appetizer, encouraging guests to savor the flavors and one another’s company before indulging in a second course. The goal is to present two distinct dining options, a more casual, family friendly pizzeria offering carry-out as well as a white tablecloth dining room where pizzas are served in addition to the weekly menu. The energetic atmosphere throughout both spaces is casual rustic Italian with striking hardwood floors, a Stone Pizza Oven, and an Antipasto Bar, providing an ideal atmosphere to enjoy a relaxing meal.

Enoteca Roma
Italian | Wicker Park
42 reviews

Welcome to our Ristorante!

Our menu is based on classic dishes that we experienced in people"s homes in Italy.
Some are family recipes and others we learned by cooking with friends back home in Roma.

This menu is structured for either a classic or family style "tasting" dining experience, depending on what mood you're in! No matter which way you dine we do encourage you to share and to try each other's dishes.

I hope you enjoy the simple ingredient combinations and taste the spirit of Rome in Chicago. Always remember that if you've had something here before and you don't see it on the menu, just ask. If we can make it for you we will.

Buon Appetito!

~Fabio & Letizia Sorano

Francesca's North
Italian | Northbrook
119 reviews

"Francesca's North opened in May (1995) and instantly became the hottest spot on the North Shore - for good reason. Scott Harris has mastered the art of serving generous portions of good food at low prices in stylishly simple surroundings with friendly service - a winning formula that eludes so many." (Chicago Magazine Great Dining '95)

Francesca's North features the zesty, earthy cuisine of Rome and the surrounding areas of Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio. Located in Northbrook, it encourages the lively art of dining with a contemporary, casually sophisticated trattoria ambiance, good, simple cooking, friendly service and fair prices. Now accepting reservations, Francesca's North put an end to the tradition of waiting for hours for a table at the bar. Large parties are encouraged to call and set up a family style tasting by the chef called Tavoli di Amici (Table of Friends).

Riccardo Trattoria
Italian | Lincoln Park
147 reviews

Riccardo started his career at a very young age in Milan's prestigious "GIRARROSTO" family owned. Then, in 1982 he moved to the United States and he opened the famous Sonny Bono's in Los Angeles. In 1987 he started to work with his cousin Roberto Ruggeri (owner of Bice's Venture), with him he opened Bice New York, Los Angeles and many others around the world.

Now, after three years as Executive Chef of Bice in Chicago, and together with his wife (and sous chef), Veronica, and his cousin (and hostess), Barbara, he decided to continue his gastronomic artistry and creativity in his restaurant named after himself "Riccardo Trattoria."


Here through the craftsmanship of an Italian food connoisseur, dishes are prepared with an almost zen-like essentiality that has shaped Riccardo's professional and existential life course.

Tuscany on Taylor
Italian | Little Italy Chicago
70 reviews

Tuscany on Taylor is the original Tuscany restaurant in the heart of Little Italy. A comfortable trattoria, Tuscany serves Northern Italian favorites including: homemade pastas, pizzas from our woodburning ovens, chicken Milanese, grilled veal and other authentic dishes. Private party space available.

Ceres' Table
Italian | Lakeview Chicago
189 reviews

Ceres' Table features regional, Italian-inspired seasonal plates that pay homage to Chef Scurato's Sicilian heritage with respect to the technique, process and history of his native cuisine. A reflection of the Italian lifestyle, Chef Scurato has forged meaningful connections with Midwestern farmers in the spirit of cooking with seasonal, local and sustainable ingredients. In the new space, Chef Scurato has expanded the menu to feature mostly new offerings, including homemade pizzas cooked to perfection in a newly-installed wood burning oven that sits in the heart of the restaurant. The Italian-focused wine list showcases a sophisticated yet approachable variety, with more than 90 selections available by the bottle and ten by the glass. Additionally, the craft cocktail program highlights classics and house specialty cocktails.

Capri Ristorante - Burr Ridge
Italian | Burr Ridge
112 reviews

Family owned, providing the best homemade Italian food with recipes by Mama Capri. The dining experience is warm and enhanced by the charming personality of Gigi Capri, son of Mama Capri, the owner. The restaurant caters and has private dining space for up to 100 guests. Our guests are family!

Davanti Enoteca - Western Springs
Italian | Western Springs
133 reviews

Davanti Enoteca is a rustic small plate Italian wine bar. It features a large lounge area, main dining room as well as a private party room which can accommodate up to 40 guests. The center of the main dining room features an authentic pizza oven where guests can observe hand made pizzas being prepared by our talented pizza makers. The comfortable rustic setting features lots of wood, brick, and classic lighting with an incredible sound system for our guests to enjoy.

Frankie's Pizzeria & Scaloppine
Italian | Gold Coast Chicago
169 reviews

Lettuce Entertain You's neighborhood Italian restaurant atop Michigan Avenue is located on the 5th floor of the 900 shops. Frankie's is open every Saturday and Sunday morning at 8:30am for Breakfast. Enjoy your eggs your way, Sicilian omelettes, rosemary potatoes and of course- breakfast pizza, complete with bloody marys and fresh coffee. For Lunch and Dinner, Frankie's specializes in salads, pastas and of course Scaloppine. Get to meet Big Frankie as he talks with you about the “Famous Chopped Salad,” a mag mile favorite of 20 years, or the Smothered Brick Chicken, organic chicken topped with sweet and hot peppers. Following your meal, servers wheel Juddino’s Cookie Cart tableside with a daily selection of homemade cookies. Frankie’s 5th Floor Pizzeria serves the best pizza in Chicago (CS Magazine, March 2008),offering traditional red sauce pizzas and signature Sardinian style pies. The full menu is available in either seating area.

The Rosebud
Italian | Little Italy Chicago
150 reviews

Renowned for generous portions of hospitality and authentic Italian cuisine, Rosebud sets the standard for fine Italian dining throughout the Chicago-land area. A long standing favorite among Chicagoans, tourists and celebrities alike, The Rosebud first opened its doors on Taylor Street in the heart of Little Italy in 1977. The restaurant continues to thrive, conquering appetites of countless hungry diners with generous portions of unforgettable Italian fare. Join us to see why Rosebud is one of Chicago’s most exciting dining destinations and enjoy a bountiful array of our signature dishes including chicken Vesuvio, sausage and peppers, and of course the best plate of spaghetti and meatballs in town.

Pazzo's Cucina Italiana - 23 E Jackson Blvd
Italian | Downtown Chicago
65 reviews

Our family of Italian restaurants has been located in the LOOP since 1994. Catering to theatre patrons, out of town guests and our neighbors is something that gives us great pride. We offer private event space, catering and customized menus. There is no event too big or too small for the Pazzo’s family to orchestrate. Call us today!!!

Erie Cafe
Steak | River North Chicago
99 reviews

The Erie Café's classic club-like atmosphere blends a cedar ceiling and exposed brick walls with new wood paneling, which is accented by original impressionist oil paintings. Featuring large picture windows simply draped in floral chintz, The Erie Café is the perfect setting for casually elegant dining, and seats 380 guests.

Entertain family, friends or business associates in our private banquet room, which can accommodate groups of 20, up to 200 people. Custom menu selections can be created to suit any occasion. The banquet room features a fully complimented bar, wood dance floor, and wood-burning fireplace.

Located along the North Branch of the Chicago River on Erie Street, The Erie Café serves prime aged steaks, chops and house specialties in a classic club-like environment.

Rosebud - Deerfield
Italian | Deerfield
80 reviews

The newest addition to the Rosebud Restaurant family provides the innovative perspective on traditional Italian cuisine that Rosebud is known for, in a rustic atmosphere that evokes the Old World Italian countryside. Offering lunch & dinner seven days a week with a menu focusing on regional dishes & fresh ingredients, you will be sure to find your next favorite dish at Rosebud - Deerfield. Take the family for a homestyle meal of specialties like our famous Fish Salad with fresh calamari, scungilli, octopus & shrimp tossed in olive oil with fresh lemon, garlic & parsley, or our handmade Square Noodles. For those with special dietary needs, low glycemic, gluten-free, & whole wheat pastas are available upon request. Finish your dining experience on a sweet note with one of our fresh, delectable desserts. Choose a seat at tables made with wood from 19th century barns, or dine al fresco on our outdoor patio. However, we DO NOT accept reservations for the patio.

Harry Caray's Italian Steakhouse - Chicago
Steak | River North Chicago
220 reviews

Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse, named “Best Steakhouse in Chicago” by the Chicago Tribune Dining Poll, Best of Citysearch Poll and Metromix on CLTV, serves the finest prime, aged steaks, chops and Italian favorites. The sophisticated, high energy restaurant is home to a museum-quality collection of sports memorabilia, original newspapers and photographs. Big-name athletes, celebrities and politicians are regularly spotted at this must-see Chicago institution. Guests seeking a welcoming spot to catch any major sporting event can hang out in Harry’s plasma-packed bar.

Gianni's Cafe - Palatine
Italian | Palatine
92 reviews

For the past 7 years we have been serving some of the freshest seafood, pasta and other Italian entrees in the Chicagoland area. Our mission is to present authentic Italian dishes from all parts of Italy. Our families origins span Italy from Bari in the south to Siena in the north. We bring our family recipes to your table for you to enjoy just as our families have enjoyed for generations.

Francesca's Bryn Mawr
Italian | Edgewater
85 reviews

Francesca’s Bryn Mawr is the 8th restaurant in "The Family of Francesca Restaurants". The original partners of Mia Francesca, Scott Harris, Michael Noone and Terry Alexander have reunited to bring the Edgewater neighborhood a restaurant with a contemporary, casually sophisticated trattoria ambiance, good, rustic cooking, friendly service and fair prices. The menu features the zesty earthy cuisine of Rome and the surrounding areas of Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio.

Located in the Historic District on Bryn Mawr, the building was built in 1927 as the Bryn Mawr Apartment Hotel. It contained 231 one, two and three room luxuriously furnished apartments. The building also included nine stores along the entire Bryn Mawr Avenue front. The building underwent a complete restoration in 1999.

It is the perfect place for groups to get together! You can order off the menu (for parties up to 16) or let our Party Planner help you with a special event.

Francesca's Intimo
Italian | Lake Forest
127 reviews

Francesca’s Intimo opened in early 2001 and is the 11th restaurant in "The Family of Francesca Restaurants", bringing downtown Lake Forest a restaurant with a contemporary, casually sophisticated trattoria ambiance, good, rustic cooking, friendly service and fair prices. The menu features the zesty earthy cuisine of Rome and the surrounding areas of Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio. The design features a rolled-mesh ceiling, warm woods, and colorful slate. Striking black and white photographs of rural Italian life by Paul Elledge line the walls to create a comfortable, decidedly urban setting. Reservations are accepted for lunch and dinner. Carry out and Catering are also available.

Gioco
Italian | South Loop
69 reviews

Gioco pioneered the retail development of the South Loop when it opened in September of 1999. The restaurant has been a mainstay in the neighborhood as other restaurants and stores have opened up over the years. Gioco is located in an historic building built in 1890 and is one of the few remaining buildings in Chicago from that era. The Gioco space features the original old brick and plaster walls, an old wooden walk-in cooler and a walk-in safe built into the wall, used by the Chicago gangsters (Al Capone, Frank Nitti, George "Bugs" Moran and Earl "Hymie" Weiss ) for one of the gambling and/or brothel houses that dominated the area in the early 1900s. Designer Jerry Kleiner designed Gioco restaurant to retain these old world elements and to feature them in his modernization of the space. Cuisine: Gioco's menu offers rustic Italian dishes prepared with the finest available seasonal products. The menu features homemade pastas and wood-fired thin crust pizzas.

Viaggio at the Park
Italian | Lincoln Park
76 reviews

Proprietors Dave and Larry have opened a second location in the heart of Lincoln Park. Residing on Fullerton Parkway just east of Clark Street, the new restaurant-space is undergoing a timely and unobtrusive renovation.



Viaggio at the Park serves the best Italian cuisine Chicago has to offer while delivering untouchable service with an ambiance unparalleled in Lincoln Park.

Mia Figlia
Italian | Edgebrook
78 reviews

Mia Figlia is committed to hospitality with our knowledgeable staff. We aim to create delicious Italian food to share with your family and friends, making diners feel right at home. We offer traditional and contemporary classic dishes such as Lasagna Bolognese, Veal Osso Bucco and fresh hand made whole wheat pasta. Our weekly specials are seasonally product driven based on the availability of the market. We look forward to serving you soon.

E & O Food and Drink
American | Mount Prospect
159 reviews

E+O Food and Drink. The name refers to a casual establishment, a place for everyday eating and drinking, “food and drink” is inviting and unpretentious and ambiguous.
New American cuisine refers to the melting pot our country has become today, sushi, pasta, Asian, Mediterranean and even Indian flavors are used in everyday cooking. The exposure to these cuisines is no longer limited to cosmopolitan cities. New American cuisine, still embraces comfort food, yet updated. We strive to source locally, and have natural and organic origins.

Riccardo Enoteca
Italian | Lincoln Park
50 reviews

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La Cantina Italian Chophouse
Italian | Downtown Chicago
58 reviews

Patterned after a wine cellar with tucked away booths, this unique restaurant places diners amongst saltwater fish tanks to dine on traditional Italian steak and seafood dishes with a Northern Italian flair. House favorites include pasta staples like the tortellini tre formaggi-a three cheese filled pasta with fresh cherry tomato garlic basil sauce-and the lasagna al forno which combines pasta layers with meat filling, cream sauce and parmesan cheese. House specialities include manicotti with fresh tomato sauce, flown in fresh Dover sole filleted tableside, shrimp casaligna and spaghetti mare Monti. Steaks and chops are hand cut to order and include our famous "Cantina" Rib eye, 16 0unce T-bone and pork chops vesuvio. La Cantina is perfect for power lunches, theatre dining and famous Chicago steaks. The wine bar is the perfect setting for a romantic date or private deal making. With nods from Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast La Cantina has the largest wine cellar in the Midwest.

Rosebud Theater District
Italian | Downtown Chicago
182 reviews

Situated in the heart of Chicago's downtown entertainment venues, businesses, and outdoor parks, customers have continuously selected Rosebud Theater District as the ultimate lunch spot and pre-theatre dining destination. Join Rosebud for lunch or dinner to enjoy a delicious piece of grilled tuna over crisp greens or a delightful chopped salad with chicken and shrimp. For the hungrier appetite, indulge in an award-winning homemade pasta like the famed pappardelle in a rich tomato basil sauce, sausage and peppers, tender veal entrees or Rosebud's renowned chicken vesuvio. Charming and fast paced by day, elegant and relaxing by night. Celebrate a special occasion or escape for a quick bite with colleagues at lunch time.

Taverna 750
Italian | Lakeview Chicago
129 reviews

Taverna 750 is the best of old school Italian with a contemporary flair. Paul D. Cannella's was inspired by Grandfather Paul J. Loverde's and Uncle Chuckie Abruzzini's classic Italian recipes from their restaurant on Grand Avenue from the 40's to the 60's. All of the entrees will be small plates, meant for sharing at the table. Most are less than $10 and the martinis include a sidecar. Bottom line is that Taverna is an extremely great value.

Tarantino's
Italian | Lincoln Park
34 reviews

In Lincoln Park, an elegant yet comfortable ambiance featuring seasonal arrangements of contemporary American and Italian inspired cuisine …and Summer has brought a delightful setting in our sidewalk garden.

RoSal's
Italian | Little Italy Chicago
108 reviews

RoSal's is about wonderful Sicilian food served in abundant portions. About remembering the sounds, aroma & flavors of the "old neighborhood". About a way of life for people who really appreciate their food & have come to expect great varieties of pasta, fish, cheese, meat and breads. The same variety and quality that make a journey through Italy & through RoSal's so rewarding. Please join our family for dinner or book a private party.

We are loving all the new guests that have been coming in for dinner based on our reviews from long time guests! Our guests, their dining experience, is most important to us! We look forward to meeting you or seeing you again!

Joe, Cyndi & RoSal's Family

Phil Stefani's 437 Rush
Steakhouse | River North Chicago
68 reviews

Phil Stefani’s 437 Rush is the ultimate downtown contemporary Italian steakhouse. Located just steps off Michigan Avenue, at the corner of Rush and Hubbard, executive chef Christian Fantoni creates the most artistic and delicious dishes in the city; from mouth-watering seafood and steaks, to fabulous risottos and pastas. The lounge is the perfect place to unwind with a cool martini or one of the daily drink specials. Phil Stefani’s 437 Rush—where everyone feels like a regular!

Coco Pazzo Café
Italian | Gold Coast Chicago
163 reviews

Experience Tuscan cuisine at vibrant and lively Coco Pazzo Café, sister restaurant of the more formal Coco Pazzo. Just steps away from Magnificent Mile shopping, Northwestern Hospital, Prentice Hospital and the Rehabilitation Institute, the Café offers a casual atmosphere with a sophisticated menu and multiple wines by the glass. Enjoy the warmth of the Modigliani inspired murals, theatrical flower arrangements and the copper topped bar which is available for dining. And, when the weather allows, choose a seat on the comfortable patio. Coco Pazzo Café has been voted by Chicago Zagat readers as one of the finest alfresco restaurants in town

Club Lucky
Italian | Wicker Park
97 reviews

Club Lucky features the hearty pastas, fresh seafood and classic dishes of Southern Italy, and Sicily; not to mention Chicago classics such as Chicken Vesuvio. House specialties range from daily hand-made stuffed pastas to perfectly grilled steaks & chops. A mainstay in the Bucktown/Wicker Park area for over 23 years, upon entering you find brick walls, formica tables, and oversized Naugahyde booths that provide a genuine design element to complement “grandmother's recipes” on the Italian menu. All sauces & pastas are made on-site, and each recipe is made with what the Owners call “a little bit of love.” Some of the most sought-after dishes are the Lamb Chops, Antipasti Platters and Spinach Lasagna. Desserts are all housemade as well, with the profiteroles being the most popular. Minutes from downtown hotels, theaters, and the United Center. Hotel Concierge and/or their guests enjoy VIP reservations. Our atmosphere is casual, the portions are generous and the prices are reasonable.

Piazza Bella
Italian | Roscoe Village
20 reviews

Nestled in charming Roscoe Village, Piazza Bella has been a neighborhood favorite since 1999. The unforgettable food, friendly service, and inviting ambiance keep diners coming back. Our mouth-watering dishes from the heart of Italy are always prepared with the authenticity and freshest ingredients that you expect from Piazza Bella.

With two separate dining rooms, the elegant Osteria is the perfect setting for both romantic dinners and festive family nights out. Or select the newly remodeled Trattoria to catch the game or catch up with friends. Each side has unique offerings for hosting private parties up to 175 guests.



Customized catering is also available for your special events.

Your tastebuds will say "Grazie!"

Convito Cafe and Market
European | Wilmette
92 reviews

Convito Café features dishes from both Betise Bistro and Convito Italiano that best reflect the homey flavors of the French and Italian countryside. The menus include steak, chicken, veal, daily fish and meat specials, earthy pasta dishes and an array of delicious appetizers and salads. Lunch includes a variety of sandwiches, pizza, salads and more.

We have a beautiful outdoor cafe, however it is first come first serve. If you make a reservation, you will be guaranteed a table inside, and if there is a table available outside, we will accommodate you.

A full bar will serve mixed drinks as well as wines from Italy, France and beyond.

Mia Francesca
Italian | Lakeview Chicago
149 reviews

Mia Francesca features the zesty, earthy cuisine of Rome and the surrounding areas of Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio. It was one of the first restaurants in Chicago to encourage the lively art of dining with a contemporary, casually sophisticated trattoria ambiance, simple, rustic cooking, friendly service and fair prices. The space, originally a candy store, was renovated in 1992 with painstaking attention devoted to preserving as many of the original fixtures as possible. Sleek lines are softened by warm woods; the well-lit dining rooms reflect the animation of the diners; striking black and white photographs of rural Italian life by
Paul Elledge line the walls to create a comfortable, decidedly urban setting. Waiting for a table at the beautiful antique bar is part of the charm of Mia Francesca. The plush upstairs dining room can be reserved for private events, as can the more intimate coachhouse tucked away behind the restaurant.

Macello
Italian | West Loop
66 reviews

Italian cuisine from the Puglia region of Italy, Steaks & Chops. Macello, a rustic Italian restaurant and market/deli located in the Warehouse District (West Loop), offers an airy dining room with wood beams, exposed brick, and two wood-burning ovens. The menu features plenty of thin crust pizza; linguine with mixed seafood in a spicy cherry tomato sauce. The butcher shop inspired market located in the front of Macello stocks cured meats, cheese and food from the Puglia region- the "boot heel" of Italy. Macello appropriately translates to "slaughterhouse"-- the building housed a slaughterhouse in the 1920s.



Macello was recently rated as the "BEST PIZZA" in Chicago by Chicago Magazine (July 2010)



Will be open for lunch in September 2010!

Il Sogno Wheaton
Italian | Wheaton
31 reviews

Il Sogno Ristorante in Wheaton is known for our authentic Southern Italian cuisine along with fresh seafood and farm raised meats. Family owned for over 5 years with Mama Nancy as executive Chef bringing you homemade recipes with her special dishes from Naples. A true Italian restaurant with a true Italian chef. "ROOF TOP COMING SOON"

Vincitori Fine Italian Cuisine
Italian | Westmont
60 reviews

Vincitori, family owned since 1998, everything is made in-house from appetizers, pizza, entrees to desserts by chef / owner. Fresh Seafood, Homemade Pastas, Steaks, Chops and Veal. Gluten Free Entrees Available. Special Request Are Mostly Honored. If we have what you want we will make it. Live Entertainment every Friday/Saturday 7-10. Please, visit our website for more details/entertainment schedule. www.vincitori.com

A10 Hyde Park
Italian | Hyde Park
182 reviews

A region’s food tells a story of people and custom. Flavors reflect the rich layers of time and tradition, and remind us of the fundamental beauty in sharing much-loved, authentic food.

At A10, we bring you the cuisine and hospitality of the Cote d'Azur - bounded by abundant soil and water. Here, food and drink has been refined through generations to reveal a pure, delicious, and superbly crafted experience.

Our menu represents our own modern additions to this ancient story, as well as our respect for the centuries of families, friends, and loved ones who brought these dishes to life.

Filippo's Restaurant
Italian | Lincoln Park
31 reviews

Filippo's, located in Chicago's Lincoln Park / De Paul neighborhood, has been a favorite culinary destination since 1993, offering classic and nouvelle Italian cuisine. Filippo's has won many awards including Zagat's Best Neighborhood Restaurant Award and a four-star rating from Metromix diners.

Gianni's Cafe - Kildeer
Italian | Kildeer
68 reviews

For the past 10 years we have been serving some of the freshest seafood, pasta and other Italian entrees in the Chicagoland area. Our mission is to present authentic Italian dishes from all parts of Italy. Our families origins span Italy from Bari in the south to Siena in the north. We bring our family recipes to your table for you to enjoy just as our families have enjoyed for generations.

Bar Toma
Italian | Gold Coast Chicago
135 reviews

Bar Toma is a regional Italian restaurant from Chef Tony Mantuano. The warm, welcoming restaurant features housemade pastas, sharable antipasti, entrees and pizzas from an imported Italian wood-burning oven. Approachable and accessible, Bar Toma offers traditional Italian recipes created in a contemporary fashion by Executive Chef Erik Freeberg, paired with Italian wines, cocktails and beers.

Enzo and Lucia
Italian | Long Grove
51 reviews

Homemade pasta is the specialty at this Long Grove Italian restaurant housed in a former Victorian-style home on the border of Arlington Heights. Begin your delicious authtentic Italian meal with bruschetta, grilled calamari or prosciutto with melon. You will enjoy the best authentic Italian food in Chicago's Northwest Suburbs.

A daily risotto, fresh fish served whole and veal chops are among the hearty selections. Potato gnocchi is a popular dish. Homemade desserts include cannoli and tiramisu.

The candlelit main dining room in our Italian Restaurante, located upstairs, is painted green and burgundy. Wood paneling, a fireplace, French windows and well-spaced tables make for an intimate atmosphere. The view of a fountain and flower garden spells romance. A kitchen table provides a glimpse behind the scenes.

Limited outside summer seating is available.

Tre Soldi
Italian | Gold Coast Chicago
98 reviews

From the owners of Coco Pazzo and Coco Pazzo Cafe, Tre Soldi invites you to delight in the flavors of Rome. Tre Soldi is a Roman-style trattoria located on bustling Ohio Street, just off the Magnificent Mile and walking distance to Lurie Children's, Northwestern Hospital and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.

Tre Soldi (meaning three coins in Italian) garners inspiration from the Trevi Fountain in Rome, made famous in the 1954 movie Three Coins in the Fountain. Murals of the iconic fountain and the rooftops of Rome bring a warm ambiance to the casual, contemporary atmosphere. The menu features classic house-made pastas, pizza as well as daily fish and meat specials. An emphasis is given to local farmers' offerings. The full bar features several Italian craft beers, more that 20 wines by the glass or quartino, and a 100 bottle wine list. Outdoor seating opens in late July.

Pizzeria da Nella
Pizzeria | Lincoln Park
42 reviews

Deep dish is as authentically Chicago as Lake Shore Drive traffic, but in the past few years, Neapolitan-style pizza has given it a run for its money. A big reason for its popularity is the pies at Spacca Napoli, a Ravenswood restaurant that opened in 2006 with pies by Nella Grassano, a Naples native who started baking in her family's pizzeria when she was just 12 years old.
After leaving Spacca Napoli in 2007, Grassano reappeared briefly at Nella Pizzeria Napoletana before that restaurant closed. Now, Grassano is back (hopefully for good this time) at her own Lincoln Park restaurant, Pizzeria da Nella Cucina Napoletana.

Carlucci Restaurant Downers Grove
Italian | Downers Grove
118 reviews

• Carlucci Restaurant Downers Grove is a Regional Italian Restaurant with a contemporary décor featuring Tuscan inspired food from a rotisserie, wood -burning oven and grill. The wine list is dominated by Italian and California selections with most being Chiantis, Cabernets, Merlots, and Pinot Noirs. The great bar promotions include $3 and $5 appetizers Monday through Friday from 4-7pm, and $5 Martinis on Wednesdays. Some of their Dinning Room promotions include “Penny Wine” on Fridays, and BYOV (no corkage fee) on Thursdays. Their beautiful private dining rooms can accommodate anywhere from 15 to 120 people. The outdoor patio is definitely the place to be seen in the summer.

Cafe Lucci
Italian | Glenview
111 reviews

Cafe Lucci’s motto, “Good Food, Good Wine, Good People,” is the distinguishing hallmark of this North Shore family-owned and operated restaurant, which is a favorite for neighborhood regulars, including many executives and professionals who hail from nearby corporations and businesses. Cafe Lucci also is a weekend and special-occasion destination for many folks who live in Chicago and have discovered an exceptional dining experience in Glenview.

Chicago Prime Italian
Italian | Schaumburg
109 reviews

Chicago Prime Italian brings a taste of Little Italy to the heart of the Northwest suburbs. The restaurant’s elegant décor captures Chicago Prime's rich history and presents the perfect backdrop for its celebrated Italian cuisine. Multiple dining rooms provide a warm and inviting atmosphere from oversized windows framed by lush curtains, hard word floors, a cozy fireplace in one of two private dining rooms and a magnificent chandelier in the main dining room, each space has its own unique character. The extensive lunch and dinner menus feature the most beloved, best selling dishes including fresh salads, thin crust pizzas, seafood, chops, and of course generous portions of renowned house made pastas. Charming and fast paced by day, elegant and relaxing by night. Join Chicago Prime Italian to celebrate a special occasion or escape for a quick bite with colleagues at lunch time.

Merlo on Maple
Italian | Gold Coast Chicago
80 reviews

Merlo features authentic Bolognese Italian and serves the freshest ingredients possible, many imported directly from Italy. Executive Chef, Luisa Silvia Marani, takes great pride in her handmade pastas, homemade sauces and her ability to acquire the freshest ingrediants available. Each course is made to order and requires accurate preparation time. Merlo is a slow-dining establishment; so come for romance, or for an important business dinner. Merlo will accommodate private dining with prix-fixe menus for any special occasion. Italy is known for more than just the cuisine, which is why Merlo also offers the finest Italian wines to compliment the food. Along with regular wine selections, a Reserve List is available for those wine enthusiasts with a taste for something special. Along with the cuisine, comes the heart and soul of generations before this chef and her husband, Proprietor, Giampaolo Sassi. Bon Appetito!!

Waterleaf Restaurant - Glen Ellyn
French | Glen Ellyn
179 reviews

Offering locally grown, seasonal ingredients & precise service, the Waterleaf restaurant offers a contemporary approach to fine dining.

On Select Mondays(International Cuisine) and Tuesdays (Classical French Cuisine)evenings, The Students in the Culinary program at The College of DuPage host their Student Dinners at The Waterleaf Restaurant.

Mario's
Italian | Gold Coast Chicago
72 reviews

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COZY ITALIAN RESTAURANT...
YOU FOUND IT!

"Even though it is nestled in a gold coast highrise and sounds high style, Mario's Ristorante exudes more warmth than a convention of Italian grandmas. The friendly staff aims to please, and so do the pastas, salads, and boneless chicken vesuvio…"
-Chicago Magazine

Trattoria Isabella
Italian | West Loop
66 reviews

From the moment you step through the door of Trattoria Isabella, you take in the best of Italian dining within a warm ,romantic, contemporary setting. The airy restaurant features floor to ceiling windows that allow natural light to flood the space. And when the weather is nice we have a palatial patio with it’s own bar , flat screen TV’s, and quaint sidewalk café. Trattoria Isabella’s extensive menu caters to many tastes, featuring appetizers, filet mignon, chicken, veal chop, seafood entrees, and homemade pasta dishes, as well as a variety of tempting desserts. We now have our very own brick oven imported directly from Italy up and running. Executive chef, Michael Serratore, returning to his roots, has created a menu that incorporated family recipes handed down through generations, to bring the taste of traditional Italian cooking to Chicago’s Fulton river district.

**This restaurant requires a corkage fee of 15$ for any outside liquor.

Philly G's
Italian | Vernon Hills
114 reviews

The menu offers a wide selection of pastas, carne, pollo vitello and pesce. Notable dishes include Eight Finger Cavetelli, Prime Steak Sciliano, Chicken alla Gilardi, Parmigiana Crusted Salmon and Marinated Skirt Steak with Crispy Vidalia Onions. Phil Gilardi, Jr. along with his uncle, Dan Sullivan, is proud to be carrying on the Gilardi tradition with Philly G's. The restaurant will be celebrating its 5 Year anniversary come this August. Philly is the fourth generation of Gilardi's to continue the family recipes of his great-grandmother, Sophie and grandmother, Angie Gilardi along with regional favorites of his own.

Sabatino's Restaurant
Italian | Old Irving Park
27 reviews

Welcome to Sabatinos a beautiful old school Italian restaurant with delcious food and great ambieance. You get bread including focaccia - a kind of pizza bread, then a salad and soup, then an entree - try the veal Parmesan, and a side of pasta. Many recommend the baked Alaska dessert. Sabatino"s is dimly lit with flowers on every table, this Italian-American restaurant has been the perfect date restaurant for about 25 years. Diners might have their steak or seafood entrees complemented by the serenade of strolling musicians in the main room or piano music in the bar area. Angelo Pagni, who owns the restaurant with his brother, Enzo, said Sabatino's is popular in the neighborhood for a lot of reasons, food and atmosphere and chief among them. Stop in today!

Vinci
Italian | Lincoln Park
111 reviews

Vinci serves up hearty Italian food to comfort and satisfy. Beautiful Da Vinci style murals, floor to ceiling wine racks, and soft lighting create a warm and comfortable spot in the heart of Lincoln Parks theater district. Vinci also offers wine dinners on the second Wednesday of each month.

Vivo
Italian | West Loop
95 reviews

For more than two decades, Vivo has been serving traditional Italian dishes in an upscale yet casual atmosphere. Requested weeks in advance, Vivo boasts the most sought after romantic table in Chicago - Table 70.

Palermo's 95th Fine Italian Cuisine
Italian | Oak Lawn
46 reviews

For outstanding Italian cuisine, look no further than Palermo's 95th. This family run, award winning restaurant specializes in authentic veal, steak, pasta, and fresh seafood creations for lunch and dinner. Established in 1961 by Ben and Nina Calderone, the family tradition still continues thru their sons, Anthony and William. Sherman Kaplen of WBBM radio says, "Palermo's 95th is a true diamond among the southwest side Italian restaurants!" The grilled shrimp and calamari and the 8-finger cavetelli are outstanding. Plus check out their extensive wine and martini list. Featured on WTTW Check Please!

Harry Caray's Italian Steakhouse - Rosemont
Steak | Rosemont
112 reviews

Harry Caray's Italian Steakhouse, opened to the public on August 10, 1999. Located just minutes from the O'Hare International Airport inside the Holiday Inn and Suites, this location brings the same friendly confines and award-winning Italian Steakhouse cuisine from the legendary downtown location to Chicago's northwest suburbs. The casual to fine dining restaurant specializes in the finest prime, aged steaks, chops and classic Italian cuisine. The friendly, energetic atmosphere embodies the amiable personality of the restaurant's namesake. The dark mahogany, mosaic floor, white-jacketed servers, white tablecloths and a veritable museum of baseball history combine to create a warm and casual elegance.

Tuscany - Oakbrook
Italian | Oak Brook
89 reviews

The tradition of Tuscany lives on with the comfortable trattoria featuring mouth-watering Northern Italian specialties. Homemade pastas, gourmet pizzas baked in a wood-burning oven & tender veal grilled to perfection are just a few of the Tuscan favorites awaiting you. An incredible wine selection complimented by exceptional service creates the ultimate dining experience. Across from Oakbrook Shopping Center, Tuscany is the perfect break in your shopping or a wonderful meal after work.

Tuscany - Wheeling
Italian | Wheeling
99 reviews

The tradition of Tuscany lives on with the comfortable trattoria featuring mouth-watering Northern Italian specialties. The beauty of the restaurant is the perfect compliment to the enticing cuisine. Homemade pastas, gourmet pizzas baked in a wood-burning oven & tender veal grilled to perfection are just a few of the Tuscan favorites awaiting you. An incredible wine selection complimented by exceptional service creates the ultimate dining experience. Tuscany truly captures the warmth of North Shore dining.

Alex's Washington Gardens
Italian | Highwood
78 reviews

Made from scratch, family recipe Italian cuisine in Highwood since 1932, and at it's current location since 1982. Serving a selection of Fresh Seafood delivered daily including our very popular Prince Edward Island Steamed Mussels. Also, we offer some of the best thin crisp crust pizza, which was the first pizza served on the North Shore at Scornavacco's since 1944. All the classics are here, homemade pastas, hand carved and pounded out chicken and veal parmigiana, limone, piccata, and of course lasagnas, meatballs, and of course homemade desserts.

Buca di Beppo - Lombard
Italian | Lombard
101 reviews

Buca di Beppo serves authentic Italian cuisine in an eclectic, vintage setting. Our dishes are served family-style, meant to be shared by everyone at the table. Two sizes are available: BUCA SMALL feeds two or more and BUCA LARGE feeds four or more. At Buca, guests delight in our lively atmosphere, enjoy the classic tunes of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin and admire our decor, including family photos and candid shots of Italian-American icons, such as Sophia Loren and Joe DiMaggio. Our energetic atmosphere, delicious food and friendly staff make Buca di Beppo the perfect place for great Italian food and fun.

Francesca's Fortunato
Italian | Frankfort
82 reviews

Francesca’s Fortunato is the 13th restaurant in "The Family of Francesca's Restaurants." Francesca's Fortunato brings to Frankfort and the surrounding area a restaurant with a contemporary, casually sophisticated trattoria ambiance, good, simple cooking, friendly service and fair prices. The menu features the zesty earthy cuisine of Rome and the surrounding areas of Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio.

The menu changes almost daily, but always offers a tempting selection of appetizers, salads, pasta dishes, fresh fish, veal and chicken preparations. Our extensive wine list includes carefully selected Italian and Californian wines that will complement your meal perfectly.

Fiorentino's
Italian | Lakeview Chicago
86 reviews

At Fiorentino’s, we pride ourselves on the authenticity of our dishes. Come and experience the true flavors of Italy. Rustic soups, house made pastas, flavorful sauces and seasonal recipes. Enjoy our selection of Italian wines from small but distinguished wineries. We look forward to serving you, and offering you a unique and memorable dining experience.

Ci Vediamo!

See you soon!

Francesca's at the Promenade
Italian | Bolingbrook
84 reviews

Francesca’s at The Promenade proudly offers customer-focused special events in the “Mayor’s Room”, our private dining room. Our philosophy of simple, rustic cooking served in a casual sophisticated trattoria setting translates flawlessly to group dining. Our private room can offer both an intimate yet lively atmosphere with the ability to accommodate groups as small as 10 and as large as 30. Perfect for social events, company outings and family get-togethers, consider hosting your next event at Francesca’s!

Our traditional family-style dining called “Tavoli di Amici” (or “Table of Friends”) creates a lively and interactive meal. Group parties have the ability to choose from a wide selection of menu items to be shared for a full taste of Francesca’s cuisine. From signature salads to pasta specials, guests are able to enjoy the tastes of Italy spanning four or five courses. An extensive selection of wines and hourly beverage packages are also available if you choose.

Fred's at Barneys New York
Italian | Gold Coast Chicago
75 reviews

Fred's at Barney's New York is a modern day bistro. The brainchild of Fred Pressman, son of Barneys New York founder Barney Pressman, Fred's has something on the menu for everyone. We offer only the best ingredients and use local farm healthy foods. Whether it's our daily vegan soup, fresh pastas, Baltimore crab cakes or the nationally famous Mark's Madison Avenue salad, our guest’s appetite for taste and luxury are always satisfied. Located on the top floor of our Oak Street store boasting amazing views of Lake Michigan, Fred’s is open for lunch and dinner, and brunch on weekends.

Francesca's on Chestnut
Italian | Gold Coast Chicago
128 reviews

Francesca’s on Chestnut located on Chestnut Street in Chicago’s famous Gold Coast neighborhood. Located in the Seneca Boutique Apartments, the restaurant will bring its famous rustic, Italian cuisine to the 180-seat space.

“We’re so excited to return to our roots and open another Chicago neighborhood spot,” says Francesca’s Restaurants owner Scott Harris. “We opened our first location on Clark Street in Lakeview over 15 years ago, and it’s very fitting that our 20th location should be in the Gold Coast.”
Francesca’s on Chestnut features an intimate trattoria setting with an antique Brunswick bar and a 40-person private dining room, complete with a private fireplace. Chef Martin Ontiveros will lead the kitchen, providing Francesca’s classic fare of zesty, earthy cuisine of Rome and the surrounding areas of Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio. The wine list and specialty drinks are equally impressive in this one-of-a-kind location.

Carlucci - Rosemont
Italian | Rosemont
139 reviews

Consistently among Chicago’s top Italian dining destinations, Carlucci awards include OpenTable 2014 Diner's Choice, The American Culinary Federation Achievement of Excellence, DiRona & Silver Plate Winner & Perennial Critics Choice Award by Chicago Magazine. Experience dining rooms with gracious ambiance featuring white linen tablecloths, painted murals & rich wood trim. Served with utmost precision by seasoned wait staff, the menu is equally indulgent whether business lunch or social dinner. Fresh greens, simmered sauces, pasta al denté & masterful main courses celebrate flavors that embody Italian tradition. Complement the meal with a celebration of wine from Carlucci's award-winning wine list by Wine Spectator featuring labels from both Italy’s & California’s finest vineyards. With proximity to Rosemont’s thriving theater & convention district & a Chicagoland area hot spot, Carlucci has mastered this experience, enabling you to dine deliciously within your schedule.

Café Bionda
Italian | South Loop
57 reviews

Step into the old country of Italy through Café Bionda (“blonde woman” in Italian). Café Bionda offers authentic old world Italian recipes. Every dish is cooked and seasoned to perfection. Bionda features a large selection of liquor, including a signature martini list, and a vast array of both red and white wines. Come in and enjoy amazing food and a fun atmosphere.

Scapa Italian Kitchen
Italian | Clarendon Hills
78 reviews

The ambiance and aroma of delicious Italian cuisine make Scapa Italian Kitchen an obvious favorite among Chicago area residents. Located in the heart of downtown Clarendon Hills, Scapa is a flurry of hospitality. Between the remarkable food, chic and elegant dining room, lively bar and exceptional service, Scapa is the perfect choice for a simple night out or for a special occasion. Just step through the door and you will become mesmerized by the world of Scapa. Refined dishes exhibit an extraordinary blend of bold flavors and fresh ingredients. Soft lighting enhances the exquisite decor and contributes to a timeless quality. Scapa is an impeccable combination of old-world sensibilities and a contemporary fashion in both the cuisine and the interior design. We warmly welcome you to our downtown Clarendon Hills restaurant. Come in and see why Scapa is considered a gem in the Western suburbs.

Maggiano's - Oak Brook
Italian | Oak Brook
584 reviews

Welcome to Maggiano's Oak Brook, located at 240 Oakbrook Center. Our restaurant is a quick trip from Morton Arboretum & McDonald's Hamburger University. Maggiano's 350 seat dining room is an ideal location for your lunch, dinner, baby shower, or important client meeting. The seasonal outdoor patio seating has an old-world feel of dining on the bustling streets of Florence. Maggiano's specializes in serving lavish portions of authentic Italian-American cuisine served family-style. Our menu is large and varied, offering a great selection of homemade pastas, signature salads, prime steaks, fresh fish and memorable desserts.

Three Aces
Italian | Little Italy Chicago
48 reviews

The Italian countryside meets the American farmhouse...in Keith Richard's basement bar.

Fornello Trattoria
Italian | Lakeview Chicago
17 reviews

Experience award-winning wine and old style, authentic Italian food made with only the freshest ingredients. Whether you are celebrating family, or enjoying a special night with a date, come in for an unforgettable experience.

Fornello will be the first thing on your mind the next morning.

Fried Green Tomatoes
American | Galena
149 reviews

Fried Green Tomatoes proudly serves Prime Steaks and boasts a Wine Spectator Award winning wine menu. Outstanding service and an inviting atmosphere make Fried Green a must stop while in downtown historic Galena, Illinois. Fried Green Tomatoes is the place for steak, fresh scallops, and homemade lasagna. Reservations accepted.

PLEASE NOTE: We DO NOT have booster seats or high chairs. Corkage fee $10.00 per bottle. We are a multi-level dining facility, please e-mail us at dinner@friedgreen.com to request first floor dining.

Maggiano's - Schaumburg
Italian | Schaumburg
467 reviews

Welcome to Maggiano's Schaumburg, located adjacent to the famous Woodfield Mall in the Streets of Woodfield. Our 375 seat dining room is convenient to the Rosemont Theater & Arlington racetrack. We are open seven days a week for both lunch & dinner. On Sundays & on most holidays, we serve the dinner menu all day. Carry out when you are on the go or planning lunch & dinner for the office or home. Pick up Maggiano's full menu to travel with you. Please note that carryout follows the dinner menu portions & pricing. The seasonal patio setting has an old-world feel of dining on the bustling streets of Florence. Easy access to the expressway & trolley line make Schaumburg accessible to the entire Chicagoland area. Maggiano's hosts a variety of special events including the Black Hawk players' dinner & the Chicago Bears pro speaker series. Recent celebrity visitors include Eric Grey, Paco Palenciya & Brian Urlacher.

Zeal
Italian | Schaumburg
129 reviews

Zeal is a new restaurant in the Woodfield-Schaumburg area that serves great mix of Italian, Steaks, Chops, Tapas, and Seafood. Everything is Homemade, all from the finest and freshest ingredients. Experience Chef Vince and his unique take on food. Chef Vince Pecora has been serving great food since 1990. Weddings, Private parties, Corporate events, and even the President of the United States and Air Force One. The bar/lounge area serves fantastic drinks including specialty martinis and hosts live entertainment several nights a week. There is also a cozy dance floor for those who want to dance the night away. The personal touch of a family-owned restaurant and over 50 years of experience in the restaurant business is what makes Zeal unique to the area.

Ciao Bella
Italian | Schererville
31 reviews

Ciao Bella (which translates to "hello, beautiful") is a reminder that Italian food can be much more than lasagna, ravioli and spaghetti. "The Mediterranean diet is one of the best in the world". "Just good, authentic food made with love and passion. Pair with a beautiful wine and it's wonderful".

Pazzo's Cucina Italiana - 101 N Wacker Dr
Italian | Downtown Chicago
73 reviews

Coming Soon!

Merlo's
Italian | Highland Park
124 reviews

Merlo's is a traditional Italian restaurant, located in the just blocks from Ravinia, in Highland Park.

Aliano's Ristorante
Italian | Batavia
43 reviews

Bringing classic dishes to Batavia showcasing their taste of Italian cuisine.



The “Best Small Town” in Illinois will experience exquisite “Old Country” recipes. Each dish is homemade and authentically prepared with fresh ingredients.



Come visit and experience the passion and warmth of Italian hospitality. Everyone feels like family at Aliano’s Ristorante.



Buon Appetito!

Autre Monde
Mediterranean | Berwyn
134 reviews

Award winning, warm neighborhood restaurant with a European wine bar feel, farm to table sourcing & representing the flavors of Italy, Spain, Portugal, France, Greece and Morocco. Bar features over 70 wines, 36 available by the glass, a great craft cocktail program and tasty brews. Now open for Brunch! Sunday 10-2 PM Late kitchen for Roosevelt Road music lovers on Fri & Sat. Decor is eclectic making use of re-purposed materials and green technology wherever possible.

Bella Mia
Italian | Midlothian
58 reviews

Coming Soon!

Brio Tuscan Grille - Lombard
Italian | Lombard
173 reviews

BRIO invites you to gather with friends, family and co-workers to experience the flavors of Tuscany without leaving the country. Bringing the pleasures of the Tuscan country villa to Lombard, our chef-inspired Tuscan recipes are sure to tempt your palate. At BRIO we believe that "to eat well is to live well." Buon Appetito!

Vivere
Italian | Downtown Chicago
75 reviews

Vivere continues to be a Chicago landmark of contemporary Italian cuisine. Operated by the Capitanini family , Vivere has won numerous awards ranging from "Best New Restaurant" Esquire Magazine, DiRona Award , Wine Spectator and Ultimate Distinction by Wine Enthusiast. The Chef incorporates innovative dishes from his yearly travels to the various regions of Italy. A unique tasting menu in addition to the seasonal menu displays the skill and progressive nature of the restaurant. Vivere's swank design, conceptualized by acclaimed designer Jordan Mozer, applies contemporary twists to Baroque designs that are draped in plush velvets and warmed by rich gold tones. Interior Design Magazine has given Vivere its highest honor for restaurant design. Vivere's immense cellar, complete with 45,000 bottles, affords the guest with endless options with the assistance of its Wine Director. The intimate bar makes a great place to enjoy a glass of champagne or a signature drink and antipasti.

Harry Caray's Italian Steakhouse - Lombard
Steak | Lombard
36 reviews

The third Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse outpost opened in Lombard located in the new Westin Lombard Yorktown Center. Harry Caray's Lombard brings the same friendly confines and award-winning Italian Steakhouse cuisine from the legendary downtown location to Chicago's Western Suburbs. Designated the Official Home Plate of the Chicago Cubs, Harry Caray's specializes in the finest prime, aged steaks and chops and classic Italian cuisine. The friendly, energetic atmosphere embodies the amiable personality of the restaurant's namesake. The dark mahogany, mosaic floor, white-jacketed servers, white tablecloths and a veritable museum of baseball history combine to create a warm and casual elegance.

Bella Via Ristorante and Banquets
Italian | Highland Park
63 reviews

Bella Via Ristorante & Banquets is an upscale casual authentic Italian Restaurant located in downtown Highland Park. We feature southern and northern Italian fare and an extensive wine list highlighted by an impressive selection of Italian wines. The menu consists of a variety of appetizers, homemade pastas, fresh fish, tender veal, chicken and many other Italian favorites.

Broadway Cellars
Contemporary American | Edgewater
71 reviews

Since 2006, Broadway Cellars has become the spot on Broadway where Edgewater residents find a second home. Warmth, hospitality and darn good food combine to make Broadway Cellars the Northside's favorite American Bistro.

Our philosophy is simple: find great products, offer them at fair prices and provide outstanding service. Whether you stop by for a casual dinner or special occasion, a glass of wine, a great burger with a cold craft beer or one of our fun-filled events, you will enter to our smiles and leave with one of your own. Welcome to Edgewater's place where "everybody knows your name."

Symphony's Cafe
American | Evanston
82 reviews

Symphony's Café is Evanston's finest tradition and a true neighborhood favorite. Utilizing only the freshest ingredients and sophisticated service, we make your breakfast, lunch, or dinner a special experience. The versatile Symphony's dining environment is perfect for family gatherings, work lunches, Sunday brunch, group parties, or a romantic dinner for two. We are proud to serve organic eggs, creative salads, the freshest seafood, free-range poultry, prime-aged steaks, and amazingly flavorful pasta dishes. Our extensive menus truly have something for everyone, with vegetarian offerings, gluten-free options, children's menus, and consideration for special diet requirements. We look forward to serving you soon!

Biaggi's - Champaign
Italian | Champaign
64 reviews

Biaggi’s is a casual, Italian restaurant offering large portions of affordably-priced pastas, soups & salads, pizza, seafood, steaks and desserts in a comfortable, relaxing environment.

Interested in placing an order for carry-out? Ask about our curbside service.

Buca di Beppo - Wheeling
Italian | Wheeling
86 reviews

Buca di Beppo serves authentic Italian cuisine in an eclectic, vintage setting. Our dishes are served family-style, meant to be shared by everyone at the table. Two sizes are available: BUCA SMALL feeds two or more and BUCA LARGE feeds four or more. At Buca, guests delight in our lively atmosphere, enjoy the classic tunes of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin and admire our decor, including family photos and candid shots of Italian-American icons, such as Sophia Loren and Joe DiMaggio. Our energetic atmosphere, delicious food and friendly staff make Buca di Beppo the perfect place for great Italian food and fun.

Tony Spavones
Italian | Bloomingdale
16 reviews

Where Tony Spavone travels, music cannot be too far behind. Tony Spavone's Ristorante is proof enough. Food is served - excellent food, infact-but music is also a star on the menu. Spavone's restaurant is one of the few in Chicagoland where the owner regularly serenades his guests with a song; where a restaurant full of people cheerfully sing along to whatever tune catches their fancy; where a roomful of diners routinely gets up to form a giant conga line.

Tocco Pizza e Arte
Italian | Wicker Park
28 reviews

The couple behind Follia built this chic, modern Italian spot in Wicker Park. Two wood-burning ovens churn out pizzas like the classic margherita plus there's a wine friendly menu of appetizers, homemade pasta and more. Expect selections such as tortelli in a truffle cream sauce, risotto of the day, fresh fish and steak.

Francesca's Amici
Italian | Elmhurst
47 reviews

Francesca’s Amici opened in July 1999 and is the 6th restaurant in "The Family of Francesca Restaurants", bringing downtown Elmhurst a restaurant with a contemporary, casually sophisticated trattoria ambiance, good, rustic cooking, friendly service and fair prices. The menu features the zesty earthy cuisine of Rome and the surrounding areas of Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio. Located in the heart of downtown Elmhurst, the restaurant is centrally located to Downtown Chicago and the Western Suburbs. The design features a rolled-mesh ceiling, warm woods, colorful slate and geometric light fixtures. Striking black and white photographs of rural Italian life by Paul Elledge line the walls to create a comfortable, decidedly urban setting.

Francesca's Fiore
Italian | Forest Park
41 reviews

Francesca’s Fiore is the 10th restaurant in "The Family of Francesca Restaurants", bringing the downtown Forest Park area a restaurant with a contemporary, casually sophisticated trattoria ambiance, good, simple cooking, friendly service and fair prices. The menu features the zesty earthy cuisine of Rome and the surrounding areas of Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio.

The restaurant is located in the heart of the revitalized Madison Street area, just four blocks West of Harlem Avenue.

Francesca’s Fiore has four dining rooms and a spacious antique bar. The front dining room has floor to ceiling windows that can be opened during warmer weather. The two back dining rooms have beautiful stone fireplaces. All of these dining rooms are available for private events and can be combined for larger groups.

Francesca's on Taylor
Italian | Little Italy Chicago
104 reviews

Francesca's on Taylor features the zesty, earthy cuisine of Rome and the surrounding areas of Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio. Chicago Magazine notes, "It brings a new kind of abbondanza to an old Italian neighborhood." It is the fourth restaurant opened by Chef Scott Harris, whose philosophy is to encourage the lively art of dining with a contemporary, casually sophisticated trattoria ambiance, good, rustic cooking, friendly service and fair prices. Anne Spiselman of Crain's Chicago Business observes: "A rolled-mesh ceiling, warm woods and geometric light fixtures give the room a rather clubby look, brightened during the day by light coming through the windows facing the street. And, Francesca's on Taylor takes reservations. "No, it does more; it honors reservations. Twice I made reservations, twice I walked into a packed dining room, and twice I was seated within 10 minutes," notes respected Chicago Tribune food critic Phil Vettel who claims this to be his favorite Francesca restaurant.

Francesca's Tavola
Italian | Arlington Heights
96 reviews

Francesca's Tavola is the 9th restaurant in "The Family of Francesca Restaurants," bringing the downtown Arlington Heights area a restaurant with a contemporary, casually sophisticated trattoria ambiance, good, rustic cooking, friendly service and fair prices. The menu features the zesty earthy cuisine of Rome and the surrounding areas of Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio.
The restaurant is located within walking distance of the Central Business District in downtown Arlington Heights. It is conveniently located near the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, which hosts live theater; including Second City, and the new downtown shopping area and movie theaters. Arlington Race Track is only a short drive away.

La Sorella di Francesca
Italian | Naperville
120 reviews

La Sorella di Francesca features the zesty, earthy cuisine of Rome and the surrounding areas of Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio. The Sun proclaims, "La Sorella has, without question, The Best Italian Food in the Western Suburbs."

Located in Naperville, the restaurant encourages the lively art of dining with a contemporary, casually sophisticated trattoria ambiance, good, rustic cooking, friendly service and fair prices.

La Sorella is located in the old city hall at 18 West Jefferson Avenue in a beautiful greystone building featuring two enormous arched windows. The restaurant has dining rooms on two floors, each with gorgeous, intricately crafted, antique bars providing the focal point of a lively, inviting atmosphere.

Trattoria Gianni
Italian | Lincoln Park
96 reviews

Since its doors opened in 1988, Gianni Delisi’s family-run Italian trattoria has flourished as a mainstay on the Chicago restaurant scene. Enhance your dining experience and opt to sit out under the stars in our NEW 96 SEAT AL FRESCO DINING AREA - NOW OPEN! Trattoria Gianni's menu features a diverse selection of regional Italian cuisine, augmented with superb daily specials and an array of delectable desserts to delight your palate. Gianni's boasts an extensive wine list, a full bar and a special selection of grappas. The restaurant has been awarded 3 stars from the Chicago Tribune, 3 1/2 stars from the Chicago Sun Times and has consistently received excellent ratings from Zagats.
Located in the heart of the Lincoln Park theatre district -- directly across the street from Steppenwolf theatre and a few doors north of The Royal George -- Trattoria Gianni's has long been a dining destination for theatergoers before and after the shows.

Centro
Italian | River North Chicago
95 reviews

The Rosebud group is proud to announce the return of Centro Ristorante, the legendary 1990's hotspot. Centro will redefine the social dining experience by blending the traditional charm Rosebud is famous for with neoclassic Italian cuisine and a vibrant atmosphere.

bacaro
Contemporary American | Champaign
77 reviews

Opened in 2001, bacaro sets the standard for fine dining in the Champaign-Urbana area. The contemporary and minimal interior features a sleek full service wine bar and lounge. In addition, a semi-private back room can accommodate larger parties. Chefs Thad Morrow and Drew Starkey work with over 12 local and sustainably driven farms, and the eclectic menu reflects the cultivation of these partnerships. Bacaro's "Market Monday", a weekly prix fixe dinner menu inspired by the local Farmer's Market, invites guests to enjoy the tastes and flavors of the season. The knowledgeable and polite staff can guide any guest through the menu and the extensive wine list.

Current
Italian | Gold Coast Chicago
8 reviews

Simple, ingredient driven, Italian inspired: true to its name, the menus at Current will feature a seasonal undertone, executed with a Midwestern sensibility while paying respect and honoring the tradition and simplicity of Italian food. Chef Gregory Elliott creates inspired dishes that are hand crafted, soulful, and rustic-from house made salami, pastas, pizzas, breads, and pastries to sourcing the best local produce, fish, meat and dairy, Current has a little something for everyone.

Gaetano's - Batavia
Italian | Batavia
Reviews coming soon

We specialize in the "Fusion of Regional Italian Cuisine, with Respect to Tradition". Our seafood and fish is fresh everyday, our pasta and bread is house made, and all of our dishes are created with the freshest seasonal ingredients available. We also offer tasting menu's with wine pairings, and daily specials.

Acanto
Italian | Downtown Chicago
Reviews coming soon

Billy Lawless is excited to announce a new chapter in the life of the historic Gage building – the opening of Acanto. The word Acanto is the Italian translation of Acanthus – the flowery leaf used extensively in Roman architecture and by famed architect Louis Sullivan in his distinctive terracotta ornamentation found on the facade of the historically landmarked building at 18 South Michigan Avenue. Acanto highlights rustic Italian cuisine in a casual, inviting setting. At the kitchen’s helm, will be Executive Chef Chris Gawronski executing handcrafted pastas, coastal seaside plates, stone oven pizzas, and an in-house charcuterie program.
No Italian meal is complete without a perfectly paired beverage, which will be the task of Beverage Director Jon McDaniel. Relying on his time spent living in Trento and Piemonte, Jon will feature hand-selected wines from all of Italy’s 20 wine regions, craft Italian birra and Italian-inspired cocktails by Spirits Director Michael Page.

Due Lire
Italian | Lincoln Square
77 reviews

Welcome to Due Lire Vino & Cucina, located in the vibrant Chicago neighborhood of Lincoln Square. Our dynamic menu highlights authentic Italian recipes made with seasonal and local ingredients with a contemporary twist. Indulge in a variety of dishes from antipastas and crostoni to homemade pasta and desserts.

Bring your friends, meet new ones, celebrate life through great food, wine and entertaining conversation. We look forward to seeing you!

Pizza House 1647
Pizzeria | Wicker Park
6 reviews

Here at Pizza House No. 1647 we have a variety of meals to choose from including delicious soups, salads, burgers, and sides. What we are most famous for is our freshly baked pizza! All the ingredients are made in-house, freshly prepared every day!! Check out our new menu:
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Order online: pizzahousechicago.hungerrush.com/

Anteprima
Italian | Andersonville
126 reviews

Anteprima's regionally inspired, rustic cooking comes from recipes we've learned in homes throughout Italy. We search the finest ingredients obtainable, buying from local and organic producers whenever possible. Buon appetito! Anteprima is now offering a three course fixed price menu of your choosing, available Sunday through Thursday. Choose any combination of starter, entree and dessert off our regular menu or specials, or, starter, half pasta and entree, with no dessert, all for $29.00. There is a 5.00 up charge on certain items. Visit our new restaurant, Azzurra!

Buca di Beppo - Champaign
Italian | Champaign
28 reviews

Buca di Beppo serves authentic Italian cuisine in an eclectic, vintage setting. Our dishes are served family-style, meant to be shared by everyone at the table. Two sizes are available: BUCA SMALL feeds two or more and BUCA LARGE feeds four or more. At Buca, guests delight in our lively atmosphere, enjoy the classic tunes of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin and admire our decor, including family photos and candid shots of Italian-American icons, such as Sophia Loren and Joe DiMaggio. Our energetic atmosphere, delicious food and friendly staff make Buca di Beppo the perfect place for great Italian food and fun.

Frankie's Ristorante
Italian | Tinley Park
65 reviews

The Santoro Family has been in the food service industry since 1988 through Frankie’s Beef & Pasta in Oak Lawn and Frankie’s Catering and are now excited to introduce Frankie’s Ristorante. From our robust Tuscan style Pork Chops to our homemade ricotta dumplings in a divine light tomato basil sauce to our decadent imported Italian desserts, we strive for perfection in our kitchen and have raised the bar high for our service standards. Our customers are guests in the Santoro Family’s home and our purpose is not only to make them feel wined and dined but also pampered. Our chef - born, raised and schooled in his homeland of Italy and with experience in some of the most renowned fine dining establishments in the US and Europe, has found his passion in life in cooking and has brought this passion to each one of his dishes. He maintains a consistent authenticity which has won us rave reviews in the local news media as well as a following among our guests.

Paisan's Pizza
Italian | Berwyn
4 reviews

Paisans is a modern Italian-Americano restaurant, offering home style entrees, burgers, sandwiches and desserts, weekly lunch and dinner specials in our 20,000 square foot industrial style building.

Panino's Pizzeria
Italian | Evanston
Reviews coming soon

Panino's has been an Evanston destination for 17 years, we provide fresh made Italian cuisine. From Homemade Gelato, Meatballs, Lasagna and award winning pizza's. Panino's as seen on the "Hungry Hound" ABC7. featuring Steve Doilnsky chose it to be in his top 3 favorites. Whether it's Rigatoni Bosciaola, our tender Italian Beef sandwiches, homemade meatballs or our thin crust , pan, deep dish or stuffed pizza, Panino's doesn't disappoint.

Parlor Pizza Bar
American | West Loop
Reviews coming soon

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John & Tony's
Italian | West Chicago
7 reviews

Enjoy a mouthwatering selection of steaks, chops and seafood, along with a variety of fresh salads, pastas and sandwiches. It is the perfect place for a romantic dinner, casual drinks with friends, or a family outing. Experience our award winning food, top notch service, and live entertainment every Friday and Saturday. Private banquet rooms are available for your family party occasion or business event. Ciao!

Pranzi
Italian | River North Chicago
25 reviews

Pranzi is the newest edition to the bustling River North area. Outfitted in handsome silvers and grays, custom chandeliers hanging in the ceiling and signature Rat Pack photography. You'll find the occasional Frank Sinatra playlist paired with their videos during dining hours. When night time hits Pranzi transforms into a unique abstract lounge with signature shots, drink specials, and an upscale soundtrack all night long.

Azzurra
Italian | Wicker Park
63 reviews

Azzurra is a rustic seasonal Italian restaurant located in the heart of Chicago’s exciting Wicker Park neighborhood. Upon entering the restaurant, you will immediately feel comfortable – as if you’ve been there before.

Our menu reflects traditional meals served in a home in Italy. As is customary with home cooking – many of our selections are “fatto en casa” or home made. The breads, pastas, sausages and desserts will all be made in house by our team of chefs.

Another pillar of our menu is freshness and authenticity. We purchase what is best, and at its peak, in the market daily – another similarity with the Italian lifestyle. This seasonal selection process ensures our guests receive the freshest ingredients available. Azzurra’s menu is based entirely on this concept and change regularly, including specials. We know when these ingredients are in season, and at their peak, they are also the most flavorful.

We look forward to serving you!

Barraco's Pizza - Crestwood
Pizzeria | Crestwood
2 reviews

The “Barraco Family” began making pizzas about 30 years ago. Our first location was opened in 1980 in Evergreen Park, IL. However thanks to the growing demand of our customers,we had to move to a larger location in Evergreen Park. We now have many locations where we serve our customers with the best quality and service.

Via Carducci - Wicker Park
Italian | Wicker Park
25 reviews

Rustic Southern Italian Cuisine features plenty of natural ingredients from the four basic food groups. Here at Via Carducci we use only fresh ingredients to insure the best possible quality. We feature regional Italian wines that best complement the cuisine of Southern Italy. Since we cannot take you back to Calabria, we have brought a little of Calabria to you.

Via Carducci - Lincoln Park
Italian | Lincoln Park
8 reviews

Rustic Southern Italian Cuisine features plenty of natural ingredients from the four basic food groups. Here at Via Carducci we use only fresh ingredients to insure the best possible quality. We feature regional Italian wines that best complement the cuisine of Southern Italy. Since we cannot take you back to Calabria, we have brought a little of Calabria to you.

Vito's Ristorante
Italian | Rockford
13 reviews

Vito’s Ristorante is here to serve you fine Italian cuisine! From life long family pasta recipes, to melt in your mouth steaks, and fresh daily seafood specials, we will be sure to fulfill your appetite! Vito's is located at 1620 N. Bell School Road. We are just over 1 mile north of the East State Street Hotel district and 2 miles south of Riverside Blvd Hotels. Come try us out for a classy lunch or elegant dinner! We look forward to serving you and make sure you tell Vito that OpenTable sent you!

Amore Mio
Italian | Hoffman Estates
19 reviews

At Amore Mio, our goal is to provide you with the freshest, most authentic meal possible. We pride ourselves on using fresh ingredients and organic vegetables from our very own garden when in season. What we provide for you, our customer, is produced at a high quality and never less than what we would expect for ourselves. Our greatest joy is providing our community with a comfortable atmosphere, friendly service, and of course, healthy excellent food. We hope you enjoy your meal as much as we do making it.

Connie's Pizza in Gold Coast
Italian | Gold Coast Chicago
29 reviews

Much has happened since our dad, Jim Stolfe, traded his prized 1962 Oldsmobile Starfire to open the first Connie’s in a small storefront on the south side of Chicago.


We no longer play records, we download tunes. We chat on-line, not over the neighbors fence.


The Connie’s family has undergone changes as well! We have opened new restaurants and expanded into frozen foods nationwide.


There are some things, however, that have not changed. We are still family-owned. We are still obsessed with quality and service. And Dad still has the final word! We hope you will all be customers for 50 more years!

Papa Saverio's Pizzeria
Pizzeria | Bartlett
Reviews coming soon

Papa Saverio's Pizzeria has the best pizza and italian cuisine for pickup, delivery & dine-in! All Seasons Catering bring the deliciousness for any event. Papa Saverio's Pizzeria's motto is to provide our customers with pizzas, pastas, sandwiches, salads, and an array of different appetizers and desserts. We specialize in catering events from children's birthday parties to large corporate events. Our staff has decades of cooking experience and are truly passionate about what they do.

Himmel's
European | Lincoln Square
15 reviews

From the owners of the original Pizza D.O.C., we welcome you to Himmel’s. In 2014, we have expanded our menu to include many more authentic German dishes that are receiving rave reviews from customers. When you walk into our restaurant, we want you to feel like you are at home. Our amazing wood-burning oven is the first of its kind in the city of Chicago. The oven is straight from Rome and has been making authentic pizzas and breads for more then 16 years. The flavor profile this culinary vessel brings to pizza is so spectacular; we just couldn’t let our other foods get jealous. So we started to experiment and found that our specials have been such a hit, we wanted to make them a more permanent fixture.Our wood-burning oven will still be churning out our famous Roman style pizzas made with the freshest ingredients, handcrafted and baked in a 700-degree oak burning brick oven. We pride ourselves on our outstanding food cuisine and service. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Gamba Ristorante
Italian | Merrillville (Indiana)
37 reviews

The former owners of the Venezia Bar & Grill and Café Venezia, Benito and Hilda Gamba, have combined their efforts into the Gamba Ristorante. Located in Merrillville, this restaurant is housed in an architectural masterpiece, which is hard to miss with its circular design and copper roof. Modeled after upscale restaurants in exotic European locations, the menu offers classic Italian cuisine. The wine room boasts storage space for 1,000 bottles. A banquet hall holds up to 175 people and looks out onto an open courtyard.

Barraco's Pizza - Evergreen Park
Italian | Evergreen Park
4 reviews

The Barraco Family began making pizzas about 30 years ago. Our first location was opened in 1980 in Evergreen Park. However thanks to the growing demand of our customers, we now have 5 locations where we serve our customers with the best quality and service. Barraco's Restaurant and Pizzeria offers it's customers a unique dining experience. We welcome all size groups and offer a wide variety of foods. From our famous Pizza to our Chicken, Seafood, Ribs Pasta and Steak... there is something for everyone. Barraco's also offers Gluten-Free items such as pizza and pasta. Barraco's has been a family tradition for over 30 years and we sincerely appreciate your patronage. We ask that any reservations larger than 8 call our Restaurant to book your reservation. Thank You and we look forward to seeing you!

Villa Verone
Italian | Geneva (Illinois)
104 reviews

For a taste of old Italy, head to Villa Verone Ristorante Italiano, housed in an 1849 historic stone home in downtown Geneva. For over 18 years, Villa Verone has embraced the values of authentic southern Italian cooking and an Italian family. Come and enjoy a delicious meal, great atmosphere and fabulous service. The Upper Club, located upstairs, is the perfect place to unwind and listen to live music Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Celebrate your next special event with us. Private rooms available.

Barraco's Pizzeria - Orland Park
Italian | Orland Park
7 reviews

The “Barraco Family” began making pizzas about 30 years ago. Our first location was opened in 1980 in Evergreen Park, IL. However thanks to the growing demand of our customers, we had to move to a larger location in Orland Park. We now have 7 locations where we serve our customers with the best quality and service.

We use the freshest ingredients possible, we do not use imitation ingredients or preservatives, we prepare everything daily.

If for any reason the customer is unhappy with the quality of our pizza or dinners Barraco’s will guarantee their satisfaction.

Thank you for your patronage

Pescatore Palace
Italian | Rosemont
6 reviews

Anyone who’s dined at Pescatore will agree it’s the perfect place to meet a friend, a business client or to celebrate a special occasion. It’s the ambiance: very relaxing, charming and very Italian. More importantly, no one ever walks away hungry. Serving truly authentic Italian cuisine, there’s something for everyone at Pescatore.



Chef/Owner Vito Barbanente award-winning culinary talents are diverse and creative. Everything is fresh and cooked to order. Pescatore means Italian Fisherman . You won’t be disappointed with their seafood selections. Items include fresh calamari, shrimp, oysters, mussels, clams and fresh fish flown in twice a week from Boston, New York, California and Chile .

Svagati Ristorante
Italian | Schererville
7 reviews

Svagati Ristorante is a 54 seat Italian restaurant that has a carefully crafted menu, extensive wine selection, impeccable service, and elegant, yet cozy, atmosphere. Ensuring your dining experience is a great one!
Buon Appetito!



Offering Authentic Recipes!
Over 59 years in the hospitality industry to guarantee your dining enjoyment!

Bella Notte
Italian | West Town Chicago
26 reviews

Welcome to Bella Notte, located just west of downtown Chicago, Bella Notte specializes in fine Italian Cuisine. Home-Made Pastas and our award winning Veal chops. Whatever your taste buds may crave.

J. Rocco Italian Table & Bar
Italian | River North Chicago
64 reviews

At J. Rocco Italian Table & Bar, we cherish the love shared and life lessons learned around the family table and we welcome you to gather with loved ones and celebrate. J. Rocco has brought the "mom and pop" spirit and Honest Italian to River North with a diverse menu of rustic Italian cuisine by Chef Steve Chiappetti.

Indulge in hearty fare inspired by our Calabrian heritage featuring house made pastas, pizzas, entrées, hearty soups, salads and the BEST meatballs in Chicago. Pair your selections with an Italian varietal from our wine list or one of our signature Grappas, fresh herb-infused cocktails and martinis and Italian microbrews.

Reservations are conveniently available on Open Table or by phone. Also, visit our website at www.jroccoitalian.com.

Welcome to our Italian Table!

Venice Italian Steakhouse
Italian | Dyer, IN
30 reviews

Venice Italian Steakhouse was once a hidden jewel of Northwest Indiana's thriving restaurant scene. Transporting their customers to Italy via their authentic Italian cuisine is a lineup of some of the most talented culinary staff assembled in the Midwest.
Venice Italian Steakhouse features a succulent menu of steaks, chops and fresh seafood along with a range of classic Northern Italian infused specialties. Served in an elegant yet comfortable surroundings, dinner can become a truly memorable experience by enjoying one of the steakhouse's specialties such as Prime Rib Eye or Seared Scallops with Buccatini Pasta.
No matter the meal make sure to try one of the steakhouse's selections of fine wines by the glass, with over 60 wines from all over the world available. Make the meal even more special by dining in the restaurants beautiful atrium,or on their outdoor patio, perfect for summertime dining.

Sofi Restaurant
Italian | South Loop
66 reviews

Born in Milan to culinary great Cesarina, a Cordon Bleu of Chaine des Rotisseurs in Paris, Maurizio inherited his passion for cooking and learned his skills under the watchful eye of his mother.

After years of being the front man in Milan and New York’s most prestigious restaurants, Maurizio realized that he wanted to pursue his passions as a chef and subsequently opened his own Maurizio Trattoria in NYC’s Greenwich Village to great critical acclaim and success.

Along with many prestigious articles and reviews, Maurizio Trattoria was also voted one of the best restaurants in New York by Forbes magazine from 2004 to 2007. Maurizio Trattoria’s regular clientele included famous A-list movie stars, fashion designers, Ceo’s, as well as neighborhood notables.

Sofi Restaurant is an upscale Milanese Trattoria simply decorated with lithographs from Carroll Tyson and table tops that are handmade from two hundred year old wood.

I Monelli Trattoria Pizzeria
Italian | Lincoln Square
10 reviews

When I first Opened I MONELLI my intention was to share the cooking style, flavors & recipes that originated from my hometown.

Our ingredients are always FRESH to achieve the best taste, just as my mother used to back home. By using SIMPLE & FRESH ingredients, I prepare various specials every week from salads to main entrees that are not found on the menu.

To me, it’s all about the TASTE & QUALITY! Since we can't take you back to Italy, I have brought these dishes here to share with you.

Pizzeria Ora
Pizzeria | River North Chicago
1 review

Pizzeria Ora Chicago is a family friendly restaurant located in the pizza mecca of downtown Chicago. Specializing in Chicago style deep dish pizza is only the beginning of what we have to offer. Thin crust pizza, homemade soups, salads, burgers, steaks and seafood are also popular favorites.

Ciao Amore Ristorante
Italian | Pilsen
1 review

Ciao Amore Ristorante opens its doors in Pilsen to offer a high-value, high-quality dining experience to its entire guest. The restaurant is BYO and has a extensive menu which centers its main dishes on house-made pastas. The interior design of dining room reflects a contemporary style where funky blue light fixtures, exposed brick and high ceilings, as well as a rotating display of art from Pilsen galleries reflects the taste of the owners. The restaurant invites you to enjoy great flavored fresh meals and have Chef Cesar Pineda prepare your food with that enthusiast that his is characterized for.

Roberto's Ristorante & Pizzeria
Italian | Elmhurst
59 reviews

Roberto's Ristorante and Pizzeria’s menu options include pastas, classic Italian preparations of veal, and chicken, fresh seafood, and more. Roberto’s offers live musical entertainment on weekends.

Cafe Zalute
Italian | Rosemont
22 reviews

Cafe Zalute offers Italian favorites with it's own signature creations, mouthwatering steaks, ribs, chops and fresh seafood. Great music, dancing and a style like no other are what makes Zalute unique . Daily lunch and dinner specials offered. Private parties and catering are available. This multi level facility is located at 9501 W. Devon Ave. 1/2 block west of River Road near the Rosemont Theatre, allstate Arena, Donald Steven Convention Center and O'Hare Airport with easy access to and from all major expressways. The restaurant was created as a dining, entertainment and dance experience all under one roof. The affordable pricing, generous portions and friendly atmosphere give Cafe Zalute a warm neighborhood feel with the ambiance of a hip cosmopolitan club.

Piazza - The Hyatt Lodge at McDonald's Campus
Italian | Oak Brook
9 reviews

Overlooking a lake and beautifully manicured grounds on the McDonald's Campus in Oak Brook, Piazza is a true gem located inside the Hyatt Lodge. Highly regarded in the area as a social event venue, the Hyatt Lodge showcases their service and culinary skills in an intimate restaurant setting with Piazza. Rennovated in 2004, Piazza is surrounded by both artwork cases showcasing some of McDonald's corporate art collection, as well as a wine display featuring some of the bottles from the restaurant's Italian wine list.
Featuring Mediterranean ingredients, the menu features interesting twists on mainly Southern Italian standards. Locally grown products enhance the flavors of the menu that changes with the season.

Rosebud Steakhouse
Steak | Gold Coast Chicago
121 reviews

A rare steakhouse, well done. Rosebud Steakhouse knows a thing or two about the fine art of cooking. Located on a quiet stretch of Walton Street, this relaxing hideout is the perfect place to enjoy an unforgettable meal paired with a glass of wine from our impressive wine list. The extensive lunch and dinner menus offer mouthwatering steaks, classic dishes like prime New York Strip with herb butter, Chicago Cut Bone-in Ribeye, tender chicken entrees and seafood specialties which have been enhanced to euphoric perfection. The beloved hamburger, voted number one in the city of Chicago by the Chicago Tribune graces both lunch and dinner menus. Rosebud’s irresistible menu will tempt your stomach as much as the cool, hip atmosphere will tempt your eyes. Rosebud Steakhouse invites you to enjoy an unforgettable fine dining experience in a romantic setting.

Fox's Restaurant and Pub - Oak Lawn
American | Oak Lawn
6 reviews

Welcome to Fox's Restaurant & Pub. Impress your guests! Whether your entertaining clients or family, Fox's beautiful decor and menu selection will satisfy everyone. The menu includes everything from Fox's World Famous thin crust Pizza, Sensational Salads, Hearty Sandwiches, Burgers, Pasta, Top Quality Steaks & Seafood and Fabulous Desserts. Petite portions with smaller prices available on many selections. Always family-friendly, Fox's LOVES Kids so they have their own menu selection that includes a beverage and a scoop of ice cream for $6.99. Fox's bartenders specialize in array of Flavorful Martinis, Margaritas & Frozen favorites. Serving the best Irish coffee this side of the Emerald Coast. The staff at Fox's looks forward to your visit!

Vinny Vanucchi's 'Little Italy' - Galena
Italian | Galena
89 reviews

From the moment you enter Vinny Vanucchi’s ‘Little Italy’ in Galena, IL, we’ll welcome you with open arms and make you feel like part of the familia. Perched halfway up a cobblestone street, Vinny’s charming Galena location is complete with an Old World Deli and Import Store, artifacts, signs and vintage family portraits, and four distinctive dining areas. Each dining room has the feel of an authentic trattoria with native wood, Galena brick and checkered tablecloths.



You’ll find Vinny’s ambiance is, at once, both casual and elegant.



• Family Recipes Passed Down 5 Generations

• Extensive Wine List & Private Reserve

• Outdoor Cappuccino Garden

La Notte Cafe
Italian | Berwyn
22 reviews

La Notte Cafe, located in Berwyn, is a real treasure! This new bistro, open in May 2006, is the creation of Giovanni Matteo Mancini; it successfully combines outstanding cuisine in an elegant yet family friendly atmosphere. Giovanni is a restaurateur with experience that spans from his native city of Bari to Phoenix, and now in Berwyn. Delightfully decorated with pale coral walls and festive artwork, this corner cafe is large enough for a crowd, yet intimate enough for
festive celebrations. The staff is outstanding, friendly and unbelievably attentive. Most of their dishes are handmade ---their pastas and desserts are made by hand, and their entrees feature old family recipes. You won't be disappointed by the cuisine at La Notte.

Letizia's Fiore
Italian | Logan Square
32 reviews

Letizia's Fiore, a family owned Italian Vino Bar and Ristorante, in the Heart of Logan square. Specializing in handmade pastas as well as lamb, fish and entrees from our wood-burning oven.



Our Wine bar offer 30+ wines by the glass and a selection of 70 different bottles under $40!



We are also open during the day 6 am to 5 pm as an Italian bakery, and coffee shop. Our lunch of Arancini, pizza by the slice and Piadina sandwiches from our wood-burning oven is served 7 days a week.



Ciao e Grazie!



Letizia and Fabio Sorano

Club Lago Restaurant
Italian | River North Chicago
21 reviews

Opening its doors in 1952, Club Lago has anchored the corner of Superior and Orleans since before the neighborhood River North grew up around it. Serving classic Northern Italian specialties from the Garfagnana Valley in Tuscany to steaks, chops and signature sandwiches too, the Lago's staff will recommend the perfect entree for whatever mood you're in.

Third generation owners GianCarlo and Guido are pouring the wine or serving the veal--it's a family affair. Time warp back to the fifties with a glass of chianti in a plush booth in the bar or hold court at one of the tables in the back; Club Lago's ideal for the first date, a meal before the theater or a game, or whenever you're looking to relax to great food and be a regular in a family joint.

Some call it "retro," we call it home. Benvenuti, come on in!

Piccolo Mondo - Hyde Park
Italian | Hyde Park
27 reviews

Piccolo Mondo is an Italian restaurant located in Hyde Park's Historic Landmark Windermere House. Piccolo Mondo has been in the same location since 1985, located across from the Museum of Science and Industry and next to University of Chicago. Hyde Parkers and intellectuals of University of Chicago are long time patrons of the restaurant.

Il Vicinato Ristorante
Italian | Little Italy Chicago
20 reviews

IL Vicinato is immersed in the Heart of Chicago’s Little Italy Neighborhood. This authentic piece of Italy is a hidden gem that has passionately created dishes from old world recipes for 40 years. Appetizers are a great start with such favorites as twice Baked Clams, Red Roasted Peppers, and Grilled Octopus. Our signature dishes include Homemade Veal Ravioli’s, Chicken Vesuvio, and Steak Rinaldo that will make your dining experience an event to remember. If you save room, choose from one of our delectable desserts! We have daily specials; some created and named after customers. Our welcoming atmosphere and family orientated staff will make you a “regular.” Customers come from city and suburbs alike to dine with us. Corporate events welcomed. Dishes are plentiful and accompanied by an extensive wine list and full bar. Great stop before United Center, U.S. Cell and Soldier Field. See us at Check Please, and a recent review by CLTV Chicago's Best.

D'Agostino's - Wrigleyville
Pizzeria | Lakeview Chicago
11 reviews

D'Agostino's Pizzeria and Pub has been successfully serving and delivering pizzas, traditional Italian dishes and much more to residents of the north side of Chicago since Joe and Jan D'Agostino opened the doors in 1968. Within walking distance of Wrigley Field, the D'Agostino name is well-known to Chicagoans and patrons as "the best thin crust pizza in Wrigleyville". Because of its growing popularity, Joe and his two sons, decided to open additional restaurant locations to further serve the masses. The second location is in the River West neighborhood of Chicago, and is managed by Joe's youngest son, Scott. His eldest son, Jeff, manages the newest and first suburban location, D'Agostino's Pizzeria at The Glen. D'Agostino's is family-owned, family-operated, and family-friendly!

Capri-Downers Grove
Italian | Downers Grove
63 reviews

Capri of Downers Grove Is located in the heart of Downtown Downers grove.We offer authentic Italian Cuisine.Dishes like Brasciole, Osso Bucco, hand made pasta, fresh fish, Chilean Sea Bass, steaks,tender veal, and all sauces made to order. There Is a warm feel in the restaurant looking out large floor to ceiling windows of down town Downers Grove. Capri has catering,and carry out we do large parties or small intimate ones. Open 7 days a week. Visit our website to view our upcoming events and specials.

Mart Anthony's
Italian | West Loop
29 reviews

Mart Anthony’s is your home for authentic Italian cooking. We have been serving traditional Italian food to the Chicagoland community since 1981. Our recipes have been handed down through our family for three generations. Only the finest and freshest ingredients go into our menu and we are happy to share our love of food with you. Some of our favorite dishes are Grilled calamari, Tortellini romano, Chicken Saltimboca and of course, our signature dish, The Mart Anthony Filet encrusted in Pecorino Romano cheese in a Pomodoro sauce. Have lunch or dinner around a table with your family or co-workers, or a cozy dinner for two. Come sit elbow-to-elbow at the bar and enjoy the camaraderie that happens when our customers are well-fed and have their cocktail of choice at hand. The dining room at Mart Anthony’s can accommodate all of these different groups and then some. The atmosphere is warm and inviting and if you’re not careful, you may stay longer than you thought.

Trattoria 225
Italian | Oak Park
35 reviews

Trattoria 225 is a full service restaurant and bar featuring rustic Italian dining. We offer wood-fired pizza, fresh salads, house-made pastas and a variety of artisan gelato. We strongly believe in supporting local producers and using organic products whenever possible. Our entire menu is available Gluten Free including our signature pizzas.

Our mission is simple... to provide you, your family and friends with a fantastic, affordable meal that incorporates quality, organic, local and sustainable products in a space that is warm, inviting and fun.

We look forward to seeing you.

Tutto Fresco Trattoria
Italian | Lakeview Chicago
3 reviews

Welcome to Tutto Fresco! Tutto Fresco translates to Everything Fresh and they are all about using only the freshest ingredients in their dishes!

There food is very Authentic Italian and the service is very friendly. Tutto Fresco is truly Italian comfort food in a setting that is very comforting too! Tutto Fresco has a large dining area lit with candles and lanterns, perfect for a date or a family dinner. Tutto Fresco is Lakeview’s best casual trattoria! The main emphasis is on the food.
Tutto Fresco"s menu focuses on true Italian dishes like chicken marsala and gnocchi in pomodoro sauce. The Portobello polenta and baked clams (stuffed with pancetta, mushrooms and anchovies) is a great choice for an appetizer and their pasta entrée's offer the most satisfying experience.

They offer a solid wine list and friendly staff (complete with Italian accents) round out the offerings at this family-style restaurant.

Tutto Italiano Ristorante
Italian | South Loop
21 reviews

In business for 19 years, Tutto Italiano serves delicious Italian food in a casual setting. While the railroad car offers a unique dining experience the lounge area and the bar are also utilized for a more casual fare in a fun environment.

Anna Maria Pasteria
Italian | Lakeview Chicago
27 reviews

A mix of modern and traditional Italian cuisine, our cozy ristorante has long been a local favorite. Sisters Anna and Maria, originally from the Basilicata region of southern Italy, first opened the doors of Anna Maria Pasteria in 1989. Beginning at age seven, Anna fell in love with cooking, creating her first plate of Pasta e Fagioli, a simple peasant dish which is now an Italian specialty. Enamored with cuisine and hospitality, Maria followed the family tradition and put her heart into making the best and most heavenly Tiramisu. After nearly two decades, Anna and Maria continue to dedicate themselves to the finest home-made Italian cuisine and service. Each entree is prepared to order with only the finest and freshest ingredients.

Biaggi's - Bloomington
Italian | Bloomington (Illinois)
131 reviews

Biaggi's - Bloomington offers authentic Italian cuisine prepared fresh daily and affordably priced.

Via Veneto
Italian | Rogers Park
26 reviews

Via Veneto offers authentic Italian cuisine. Family owned with affordable prices. Voted one of the top 10 Restaurants in Chicago by the Sun Times and Tribune.

Fornetto Mei - a pan-italian restaurant
Italian | Gold Coast Chicago
2 reviews

Located between Michigan Ave & Rush St, Fornetto Mei is a hidden Gold Coast gem offering a cozy & intimate atmosphere with authentic Italian dishes in an elegant venue. The décor conveys the classic elegance & grace of European style, with all the warmth & hospitality of the Midwest. Fornetto Mei offers fine dining with consistently delectable food accompanied by personalized service. The name Fornetto Mei comes from the Italian word ‘il fornetto’ meaning little oven for our wood-burning ovens that produce delicious Milanese-style thin crust pizzas, combined with the renowned Berkshire pork potstickers created by owner Su-Mei Tung. Visit us after a busy day of shopping on the Magnificent Mile, after visiting the John Hancock Center for its city views or for a romantic night of fine dining in downtown Chicago. We look forward to serving you in the near future! NOTE: Visit our sister restaurant Mei's Corner serving Asian small plates located at 101 E. Delaware Place.

Gaetano's & Ristorantino Mediterraneo
Italian | Forest Park
91 reviews

Chef Gaetano Di Benedetto is a native of the lush coastal town of Bagheria, located near Palermo, Sicily. He began as a kitchen apprentice in Palermo in 1978 and is a graduate of the prominent IPAS professional culinary school in Italy. His cooking career spans three decades, maintaining the title of Executive Chef since 1989 at restaurants throughout Italy, as well as France, England and the US.

While still in Sicily, Gaetano served as Chef at the oppulent Villa Paino, where he was accorded the honor of preparing state dinners for the Presidents of Italy, Francesco Cossiga, and Oscar Luigi Scalfaro. After leaving Sicily, Gaetano worked in such culinary capitals as London, Paris and Milan.

Chef Gaetano is a recent recipient of "Ospitalita Italiana" from the Italian Gov. This award signifies Gaetano's as an authentic Italian restaurant, 1 of 600 in the entire world! You will only find fresh, natural and homemade dishes at Gae

O’Neil’s
Italian | Winnetka
70 reviews

O'Neils restaurant is a casual yet elegant neighborhood hot spot where you can always find reliable delicious food and familiar faces. We have a full bar, outdoor dining and wheel chair accessibility. Copious free parking available behind the restaurant. O'Neil's in Winnetka is the ideal place for your special occasions and your daily Lunch and dinner.

Bacchanalia - Chicago
Italian | Little Italy Chicago
23 reviews

Just minutes away from downtown Chicago, experience authentic Italian Cuisine. This family owned and operated restaurant has been in business for over 31 years;the Pieri Family from Pisa, Italy has brought all their delectable recipes here to Chicago from their hometown. This restaurant is well known for generous portions and great quality at reasonable prices. All entrees are prepared fresh to order, so a customization to your order is happily accommodated.

The restaurant is recognized by many Chicago food critics and it has also been chosen by Zagat's as being one of the 1000 Top Italian restaurants in our country. We are a small hidden gem in this great big city. The restaurant atmosphere is cozy and quaint and the service is friendly and accommodating. Come let us feed you.

**Please note that we only accept Cash or Personal Checks. In addition, we do have an ATM on premise for your use**

D'Agostino's - Park Ridge
Italian | Park Ridge
10 reviews

For Great Pizza, Great Food, and Great Fun-Visit D'Agostino's!

Il Poggiolo
Italian | Hinsdale
38 reviews

Il Poggiolo is located in Hinsdale and specializes in Italian cuisine.

Francesca's on 95th
Italian | Oak Lawn
56 reviews

Francesca’s on 95th opened its doors to guests in April of 2009 and joins the Francesca’s family of restaurants as the 18th addition to the family. This south-suburban Chicago outpost offers guests “simple rustic cooking, friendly service and fair prices”; a winning recipe for Francesca’s since 1992. Their menu features the zesty, earthy cuisine of Rome and the surrounding areas of Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio. An eclectic wine list and one-of-a-kind martini’s make the perfect accompaniment to an outstanding dining experience.

Drawing its name from the main thoroughfare of Village of Oak Lawn, Francesca’s on 95th features a classically designed bar, lofty ceilings and a bustling trattoria feel. Striking photographs of rural Italian life by Paul Elledge line the walls to create a comfortable, urban setting throughout.

Connie's Pizza in Bridgeport
Italian | South Loop
25 reviews

Connie's Pizza on Archer Avenue is Chicago's best kept secret for delicious Italian dishes and of course, pizza. Our flagship location is an icon in Chicago’s Bridgeport neighborhood. Just minutes from the Loop, its spacious dining room can accommodate up to 400 people and has enough parking for everyone, but that's not all... Our delicious food is also available for catering any size party. Our professional management team will assist you with all of your catering needs. We can create a menu or you can create your own, choosing from selections of fresh salads, pastas with homemade sauces, signature sandwiches, our famous pizza and our desserts even Grandma would be jealous of!

Franchesco's
Italian | Rockford
88 reviews

Beauty, Innovation, and culinary perfection, only begin to describe Franchesco’s Ristorante. A new generation of Salamone’s and a finely tuned management and wait-staff ensemble, promise to deliver on our customers’ demanding expectations. Our continued strive towards excellence, will only ensure our ability to grow our Franchesco’s Ristorante family.

Dinotto
Italian | Old Town Chicago
59 reviews

Family-owned, Award-Winning Dinotto Ristorante is a popular neighborhood Italian restaurant across the street from Second City and Piper"s Alley Entertainment Complex. We serve classically prepared cuisine in a simple setting that projects European warmth and intimacy. Pair a spectacular wine with your salad and cooked-to-order entrée. Our Chef features Gluten free, low-fat, and several customized dietary options. In addition to the acclaimed food, we are renowned for friendly, attentive service and our Award-winning outdoor dining "Piazza"

Buca di Beppo - Orland Park
Italian | Orland Park
86 reviews

Buca di Beppo serves authentic Italian cuisine in an eclectic, vintage setting. Our dishes are served family-style, meant to be shared by everyone at the table. Two sizes are available: BUCA SMALL feeds two or more and BUCA LARGE feeds four or more. At Buca, guests delight in our lively atmosphere, enjoy the classic tunes of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin and admire our decor, including family photos and candid shots of Italian-American icons, such as Sophia Loren and Joe DiMaggio. Our energetic atmosphere, delicious food and friendly staff make Buca di Beppo the perfect place for great Italian food and fun.

Mattone
Italian | La Grange
32 reviews

Mattone Restaurant and Bar will gain its popularity over the years as a place where patrons come to enjoy food and beverages of the finest quality, served with hospitality and good spirits. Come see what everyone is talking about!!!

Mandile's Italian Ristorante
Italian | Algonquin
47 reviews

Mandile's Italian Invites you to indulge yourself in a truly unique dining experience whether it is for two, a business or social event, or large celebration. Our menu captures the unique flavors of traditional Italian recipes that we bring back from the old country and blend with the new; a cuisine that is sure to leave you satisfied. Choose from our traditional menu selection including traditional entrees such as homemade gnocchi, lasagna, classic pasta dishes, fresh seafood & chicken entrees,& of course, homemade desserts.Mandile's Italian Ristorante Banquets & Catering also offers a menu for Family Style Dining, a perfect suggestion for large groups.Mandile's Italian features an extensive wine list but our welcoming bar atmosphere is where friends get together.Our experienced bartenders are always there to accommodate you and your guests. For a change of pace try our outdoor patio. Dine under the stars on our patio making for a romantic evening with that special someone.

Francesca's Forno
Italian | Wicker Park
39 reviews

Located in the Wicker Park neighborhood, home of Chicago’s edgy artistic community, Francesca’s Forno is surrounded by chic clothing boutiques, hip coffee houses and cafes, modish rock clubs and seedy taverns made infamous by local legend Nelson Algren’s novel, “Man with the Golden Arm”.
The dining room at Francesca’s Forno showcases a wood burning oven, glass encased antipasto bar, tin-paneled ceilings and intricate flooring. The uncluttered wooden table tops and mismatched chairs will seat 78 guests, with an additional 15 seats at the bar. Francesca’s Forno encourages the lively art of dining in an unpretentious atmosphere, with good, simple cooking, friendly service and fair prices.

Co-Owner, Terry Alexander, describes the new concept as “small plate dining, which encourages sampling and sharing of the zesty and earthy cuisine of Northern Italy”.

Francesca's By The River
Italian | St. Charles
106 reviews

Francesca's by the River features the zesty, earthy cuisine of Rome and the surrounding areas of Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio. The restaurant, located in beautiful downtown St. Charles, encourages the lively art of dining with a contemporary, casually sophisticated trattoria ambiance, good, simple cooking, friendly service and fair prices.

Francesca's Bellezza
Italian | La Grange
51 reviews

Nestled in the quaint downtown shopping district of the Village of La Grange, Francesca's Bellezza opened its doors to guests in March of 2009. As the 17th addition to the Chicago-based Francesca’s Restaurants group, Francesca’s Bellezza offers guests “simple rustic cooking, friendly service and fair prices”; a winning recipe for Francesca’s since 1992. Their menu features the zesty, earthy cuisine of Rome and the surrounding areas of Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio. A carefully chosen collective of wines and several signature martini’s make the perfect accompaniment to an outstanding dining experience.

Italian for beauty, Francesca's Bellezza lives up to its name featuring an intricately designed bar, lofty ceilings and a quaint trattoria feel. Striking photographs of rural Italian life by Paul Elledge line the walls to create a comfortable, urban setting throughout.

Francesca's Campagna
Italian | West Dundee
54 reviews

Francesca’s Campagna opened in February 2000 and is the 7th restaurant in "The Family of Francesca Restaurants," bringing downtown West Dundee a restaurant with a contemporary, casually sophisticated trattoria ambiance, good, rustic cooking, friendly service and fair prices. The menu features the zesty earthy cuisine of Rome and the surrounding areas of Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio.

Located in downtown West Dundee, the restaurant is poised to become "the restaurant" to dine at in the Western Suburbs. The design features a rolled-mesh ceiling, warm woods, colorful slate and geometric light fixtures. Striking black and white photographs of rural Italian life by Paul Elledge line the walls to create a comfortable, decidedly urban setting.

Francesca's Famiglia
Italian | Barrington
60 reviews

Francesca’s Restaurants is happy to announce the 16th addition to the Francesca’s family! Francesca’s Famiglia, nestled in downtown Barrington’s quaint shopping district, features the zesty, earthy cuisine of Rome and the surrounding areas of Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio. In his latest rendition, Chef Scott Harris joins forces with fellow restauranteur, Michael Noone, to bring you a restaurant that encourages the lively art of dining with a contemporary, casually sophisticated trattoria ambiance. Simple rustic cooking, friendly service and fair prices make Francesca’s an experience to remember!

This non-smoking establishment features three intricately designed dining rooms, an impressive oak bar and personal wine cabinets for its guests. Striking photographs of rural Italian life by Paul Elledge line the walls to create a comfortable, urban setting throughout.

Francesca's Passaggio
Italian | Naperville
78 reviews

Francesca’s Passaggio is the 14th addition to the “Francesca’s Restaurants” family. This location is the second Francesca’s Restaurant to enter the Naperville community, joining its sister store, La Sorella di Francesca, which resides in downtown Naperville. Francesca’s Passaggio features the traditional Francesca’s concept of zesty, earthy cuisine from Rome and the surrounding areas of Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio. Francesca’s Passaggio encourages the lively art of dining with a contemporary, casually sophisticated trattoria ambiance, simple rustic cooking, friendly service and fair prices. Francesca's Passaggio features an outside patio, based upon availability, with a Firepit Table and Bar. Live music on the weekends outside during the summer months.

Francesca's Vicinato
Italian | Palos Park
62 reviews

Francesca’s Vicinato is the 12th restaurant in "The Family of Francesca Restaurants." Open since July 2003, Francesca's Vicinato brings to Palos Park and the surrounding area a restaurant with a contemporary, casually sophisticated trattoria ambiance, good, simple cooking, friendly service and fair prices. The menu features the zesty earthy cuisine of Rome and the surrounding areas of Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio.

The menu changes almost daily, but always offers a tempting selection of appetizers, salads, pasta dishes, fresh fish, veal and chicken preparations. Their extensive wine list includes carefully selected Italian and Californian wines that will complement your meal perfectly.

La Tosca Restaurante and Pizzeria
Italian | Villa Park
22 reviews

La Tosca features classic Italian dining including homemade pastas, seafood, veal, Steak and Chicken. As well as our award winning pizzas. Chef Enrico Abbruscato’s strives on using the freshest ingredients and specialties include Chilean sea bass, seafood risotto and braciole in homemade neck bone sauce. La Tosca also will accommodate any special request you may have.

La Tosca is not now open for Lunch and Sunday Brunch!

Nonna Silvias Trattoria and Pizzeria
Italian | Park Ridge
40 reviews

Nonna Silvia"s is a very popular neighborhood place nestled between park ridge and Edison park on the north west side. Family owned for nearly ten years, the chef/owners Steve & John have been cooking regional rustic Italian cuisine from central Italy and its surrounding areas since they opened. Inspired by there grand mother Silvia Giannini, Nonna's offers homemade pastas, fresh fish, specialty pizzas, and a nice selection of meats to choose from. We also have over 60 wines from all over the world and a full selection of spirits. The ambiance has a warm intimate Tuscan trattoria feel with a brick paver outdoor cafe to compliment the inside. Come visit us for great rustic Italian food and friendly helpful service!

Graziano's - Chicago
Italian | Niles
69 reviews

Graziano's is a family style Italian restaurant serving handcrafted foods made from fresh natural ingredients.
We bake our pizzas in an authentic wood-fired brick oven. The combination of apple, cherry and oak hardwoods at temperatures of 700 to 900 degrees make for a distinctive flavor and crisp crust.

Monastero's
Italian | Sauganash
32 reviews

Homemade Pappardelle, Ravioli, Lasagna, Sauces, Desserts, and more await you at Monasteros. Monastero's offers a culinary tour of northern and southern Italian tradition within its menu. Maria Giorgia Monastero and brother, Joseph Monastero Jr. continuously work on new specials while maintaining the quality of their father and grandparents past recipes and cuisine. Few leave without a taste of Mezzi Rigatoni Mamma Maria and Arancine, Nonna Maria's favorite dishes.
Originating as a Pizzeria, Monastero's culinary masterpiece is its Pizza. Made with a medium thick crust, the Monastero's Special is a top seller. Sausage, Peppers & Onions, a cold beer, and a sports game makes for the perfect night.
Come discover the Garden Room and dine in Monastero's enclosed atrium. Greenery surrounds you and skylights let in the beautiful Chicago day. Sandwiches, Salads, and other lunch specialties make Monastero's lunch menu friendly to your work day and time.


Viaggio Ristorante and Lounge
Italian | West Loop
62 reviews

Viaggio in Italian translates to "journey" and this ristorante intends to take their guests on a culinary journey of the regions of Italy, while incorporating the familiarity of American dining.

Executive Chef Jared Beach brings his passion for great ingredients and beautiful food onto an already stellar menu. Featuring the best 'Old World' Italian, Chicago has to offer, he brings to the table a creative and progressive side with our everchanging featurs of fresh fish, pork, lamb, steaks and pasta.