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Best Italian Restaurants in Chicago

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The Top 15 Restaurants by Cuisine in Chicago

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Chicago's 10 Most Iconic Restaurants

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Geja's CaféGeja's Café
3971 reviews
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Fondue | Lincoln Park, Chicago

Great food, service, and ambiance. Very relaxed and nicely paced meal. Cheese fondue and chocalate fondue are a nice addition to the main course. More

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Bar Takito - West LoopBar Takito - West Loop
481 reviews
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Latin American | West Loop, Chicago

Nice ambiance and great food & drinks. I will be back! More

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CarnivaleCarnivale
6402 reviews
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Latin / Spanish | West Loop, Chicago

We came to Carnivale to celebrate my mother’s birthday and it was simply amazing! I hadn’t been to Carnivale in a while and I can’t remember why! The place is amazing, our server Rick was fantastic, the ambiance was lovely. Both my mother and my grandmother loved it and it really made my mom’s birthday and remission celebration extra wonderful. Thank you Carnivale, Rick, and Maxx! More

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Formento'sFormento's
1005 reviews
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Italian | West Loop, Chicago

Three of us went to for dinner. We had the whipped ricotta with bread, the grilled artichoke & the meatballs. For the entree we had the scallop risotto special, the brick chicken & the eggplant Parmesan. For dessert we had the apple pastry. Service was great & so was the food. More

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FIG & OLIVE ChicagoFIG & OLIVE Chicago
2906 reviews
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Mediterranean | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago

Fig & Olive is consistent in their food, service and ambiance. Always a pleasure to dine here More

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The Madison Bar & KitchenThe Madison Bar & Kitchen
463 reviews
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American | West Loop, Chicago

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Great place for before a Bulls game! Even though we were running late they saved our reservation and the shuttle made things so easy. Will definitely be back. More

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EdenEden
482 reviews
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American | West Loop, Chicago

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Amazing food (both brunch and dinner) and excellent service! More

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Osteria LangheOsteria Langhe
846 reviews
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Italian | Logan Square, Chicago

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A beautiful restaurant with warm hospitality and an exceptional food and wine program! Piedmont is THE premier wine and food region in Italy and they showcase it so well! More

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Union Sushi + Barbeque BarUnion Sushi + Barbeque Bar
1484 reviews
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Sushi | River North (Chicago), Chicago

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In short, skip the appetizers or maybe just get one of their soups. Do this because appetizers are not very good, tiny portions and costly. The sushi, however, is A+ and on par with what I've had on the west coast. Got the cauliflower dish; it was $5. For $5 you get three small heads of cauliflower that did tasted like they've been sitting out. Also got a lamb chop app, $8, small portions but certainly doable for two people to have a snack while they have drinks. Thing is, totally underwhelming. I would come here again, but would just order sushi/ramen. Excellent sushi. More

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The Franklin RoomThe Franklin Room
620 reviews
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American | River North (Chicago), Chicago

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Excellent experience at the Franklin Room on a Saturday evening. Amazing service and well-served food (lobster and prime steak). Noise level stayed moderate while the restaurant was full. I definitely recommend. More

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Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

Chicago's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
goosefoot1. goosefoot
688 reviews
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Contemporary American | Lincoln Square, Chicago

Superb food creative presentations, delightful staff. More

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Oriole2. Oriole
775 reviews
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Contemporary American | West Loop, Chicago

This was my 12th time here, and I simply don’t understand how Oriole keeps getting better. Just when you think the experience can’t be topped, they somehow do it yet again. Thank you again Noah, Cara, and the rest of your wonderful staff for a beautiful and delicious evening. More

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Kizuna Sushi Bistro3. Kizuna Sushi Bistro
23 reviews
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Japanese | Glen Ellyn, West Suburbs

Excellent sushi & fantastic service! Cool music & ambiance-totally recommend! More

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Chef Soon Contemporary Sushi and Bar4. Chef Soon Contemporary Sushi and Bar
570 reviews
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Sushi | Lisle, West Suburbs

Always amazing sushi. Simply the best sushi in Chicago More

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Omakase Yume5. Omakase Yume
40 reviews
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Japanese | West Loop, Chicago

An exceptional experience to be right up front watching the chef prepare each course. This is an intimate bar seating for 8 people and currently offer byob at no corkage fee, they are pursuing a liquor license. The only suggestion I would have is to have some background music. More

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New to OpenTable

Chicago restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
Al's Char-HouseAl's Char-House
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Contemporary American | La Grange, West Suburbs

Al’s Char-House in LaGrange is as close to a steakhouse saloon you can get east of the Mississippi. The cowboy atmosphere will take you back to the Wild West era. Appetizers include the ever popular onion blossom, potato skins, buffalo wings and a combo if you can’t make up your mind which to choose. To give the best experience from the ranch, steaks at Al’s Char-House are aged at least 21 days and hand-cut. Once perfectly seasoned and expertly grilled, the steaks are something not to be forgotten. A popular option is the Jack Daniel’s marinated steak.

Al’s Char-House can also help with events with party packages as well as cocktail and hors d’oeuvres parties. Whether you go for a sandwich or the whopper 56-ounce steak that few can finish in one sitting, this steakhouse and saloon is one not to miss.

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Mainland IndiaMainland India
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Indian | Niles, North Suburbs

Mainland India was established in 2017 to cater to the Indian palate in Chicago. Our carefully curated menu aims to please your taste buds with authentic Indian food. We offer excellent catering services for events ranging from small family events to large corporate meetings. Our exquisite party halls along with amazingly tasty food will make your event an enjoyable and memorable experience. Our a la carte options and everyday lunch buffet can take you on a culinary journey through India and make you fall in love with Indian cuisine. To enhance your dining experience, we bring you variety of drinks from our low – priced bar menu. We take pride in offering you the best and authentic Indian cuisine at affordable price as compared to other local Indian joints. So visit us to relish the charming ambiance, savor the tasty cuisine and create your wonderful memories!!More

Parlor Pizza Bar - River NorthParlor Pizza Bar - River North
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American | River North (Chicago), Chicago

We gladly accept online reservations for groups of 4 to 10. Entire party must be present to be seated. For larger groups or special occasions, please email Parlor info@parlorchicago.com. Walk-ins always welcome
We do NOT take reservations for outdoor seating. Seating is available for the patio on a first come, first serve basis.
We do not allow ANY outside food or drink in the restaurant.
Dress code enforced beginning at 5 PM, daily: NO over-sized clothing or workout attire.More

SemiramisSemiramis
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Contemporary American | Albany Park, Chicago

Semiramis serves Lebanese cuisine that is house made daily. Owner and chef Joseph Abraham creates authentic cuisine using lean meats and traditional spices. Guests can enjoy his falafels, which were voted best in the city in 2009 by Chicago Magazine, or start off the meal with pickled turnips and marinated olives. From traditional options like baba ghanoush, hummus and tabbouleh to lamb and beef shawarma, diners can enjoy Semiramis appetizers and sandwiches that are filled with flavorful combinations that transport them to Lebanon.

Guests looking for a more fulfilling option for lunch or dinner can opt for the lamb and beef kafta or a chicken kabob. Vegans in the group will also enjoy Semiramis' vegetarian plate and the lentils and rice, or wait until the chef offers his signature dish, Vegetarian ZouZou. Don't forget to add a baklava trio to finish off the meal.

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Shikara RestaurantShikara Restaurant
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Indian | Downers Grove, West Suburbs

Opened in 2004, Shikara Restaurant is owned and operated by a family with 45 years of restaurant and catering experience in Chicago land. Catering serviced by elite Ashyana Catering.More

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