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Best Contemporary Italian Restaurants in Chicago

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A photo of Alla Vita restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(2017)
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • West Loop
Booked 204 times today
Alla Vita is an acclaimed Italian restaurant recognized for its innovative blend of classic Italian and modern cuisine. The warm, welcoming ambiance adds to its appeal, a detail notably appreciated by reviewers. The restaurant is celebrated for its homemade pasta dishes like the Rigatoni and Ricotta Dumplings, as well as its expertly curated drink menu featuring an array of Italian and international wines. From the delectable lunch set menus to the house-made gelato, every dish is thoughtfully crafted. Customers highlight the attentive service, praising the staff for their hospitality. Reviewers also particularly recommend the Kale Caesar Salad, touting it as "the best Caesar ever." The top-notch food and service, combined with the unique and vibrant decor, have earned Alla Vita accolades on the Michelin guide, making it highly recommended for a memorable dining experience in the heart of Chicago.
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4.6
Exceptional(2712)
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • River North (Chicago)
Booked 15 times today
Prosecco is held in high regard for its authentic Contemporary Italian cuisine, perfectly resonating with the heart of Chicago. Reviewers are effusive with their praise, proclaiming it one of the city's finest dining experiences. The culinary highlights include Frutti Di Mare pasta, homemade pasta, and delicious seafood. The restaurant has received accolades for its excellent service, with many customers appreciating the knowledgeable and attentive staff. Prosecco's atmosphere is noted as cozy and intimate, bringing the essence of Italy right to your table. Exceptionally warm reviews also emphasize the restaurant's ability to create special and unforgettable dining experiences. From their exquisite menu to the detailed touches in service, Prosecco offers an outstanding Italian experience that exceeds expectations.
A photo of The Florentine restaurant
4.4
Awesome(1261)
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Downtown / Loop
Booked 26 times today
The Florentine has garnered rave reviews from patrons for its exceptional Italian cuisine, making it a beloved dining establishment in Chicago. With an array of delicious dishes, it has a reputation for bringing traditional Italian flavors to life in a refined and inventive manner. The restaurant's stellar customer service and welcoming ambiance further enhance the dining experience. As quoted from a diner, "The Florentine consistently delivers high-quality meals with outstanding service", while another patron claimed it to be "one of the best Italian meals ever." Many also highlight the restaurant's excellent wine selections and its accommodation to dietary restrictions. It's not only a great option for a hearty carb-load but an ideal destination for special occasions due to its slightly upscale pricing. Overall, The Florentine is an authentic Italian gem in the heart of Chicago.
A photo of Peanut Park Trattoria restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(201)
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Little Italy / University Village
Booked 9 times today
Peanut Park Trattoria has earned a glowing reputation for its exceptional Italian cuisine. Reviewers explicitly praise the meatballs and tiramisu, proclaiming them "the best" and "cannot be matched". The calamari is also a must-try according to multiple recommendations. The restaurant receives consistent applause for its high-quality, diverse Italian dishes ranging from delightful pasta to delicious main courses. Not only is its food commendable, but the reviewers are also delighted by Peanut Park Trattoria's exceptional service, referencing the staff's excellence. The mention of a surprise marriage proposal adds a charm, cementing the place's status as a beacon of authentic Italian cuisine and hospitality.
A photo of Mirabella Italian Cuisine restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(627)
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary italian • Avondale
Booked 6 times today
Mirabella Italian Cuisine is widely acclaimed as one of the best Italian restaurants in Chicago. Patrons acknowledge it for its friendly, attentive service and exceptional food. Customers frequently rave about the dishes, including the exquisite veal parm, divine broiled veal chop, glorious squid-ink seafood pasta, and the best spaghetti and meatballs they’ve ever tasted. Described as an authentic Italian steakhouse, Mirabella sets the benchmark for true Italian cuisine. What's more, the warm ambience adds even more charm to its identity. Many guests have made return reservations, making it clear that the food, service, and atmosphere leave a lasting impression.
A photo of Gaia Italiano restaurant
4.9
Exceptional(309)
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary italian • Berwyn
Booked 10 times today
Gaia Italiano is a restaurant that consistently receives high praise from customers for its quality. Visitors rave about the authentic Italian cuisine, with specialty dishes like lobster ravioli and vitello saltimbocca standing out in particular. Not only is the food impressive, but the service at Gaia Italiano also deserves recognition. The waitstaff is described as friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable, contributing to overall outstanding service. The ambiance is similar to what one might find in Italy, further enhancing the dining experience. Customers also compliment the extensive wine list, appreciating the diverse selection on offer. After just one year in business, Gaia Italiano is a restaurant that needs to be known for its delicious and authentic Italian cuisine. With such a great reputation, it is also a popular choice for special occasions in the local neighborhood. "Buon appetito" at Gaia Italiano!
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