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Best Italian Restaurants in Clarendon Hills


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A photo of Antico Posto restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Oak Brook
Booked 131 times today
Antico Posto is a critically acclaimed Italian restaurant known for its delicious dishes and exceptional service. Customers frequently praise the Italian pot roast on creamy polenta and the fish and brussel sprouts, describing them as "always great" and "a highlight." The Chicken Limone is also a hit with diners, who appreciate the healthy portions and "tasty buttery sauce." The restaurant's pasta dishes and entrees have a reputation for excellent quality, though some customers note smaller portions than typical Italian eateries. The olive oil cake and lattes also receive high marks. Repeat customers consider Antico Posto as one of their favorite Italian restaurants, highly recommending it for its reasonable prices, exceptional service, and allergy-friendly options.
A photo of Piccolo Buco restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Oakbrook Terrace
Booked 126 times today
Piccolo Buco has proven to be an exceptional Pizzeria delighting customers with its fabulous pizzas, amazing carbonara, and delightful desserts, including tiramisu and chocolate hazelnut cake. Apart from Pizzas, patrons highly recommend the eggplant parmesan and the spaghetti carbonara. The restaurant offers gluten-free options, making it an inclusive dining experience for all. Customers love the ambiance and the service, despite some mentioning an average layout. The wine selection may be average, but what truly stands out is the incredible Pizzeria cuisine. With consistent praises for their food, service, and value, it's no wonder Piccolo Buco is becoming a favorite for many.
A photo of Lucca Osteria & Bar restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Oakbrook Terrace
Booked 42 times today
Lucca Osteria & Bar is celebrated for its exceptional and authentic Italian cuisine. Emerging from the famed Tuscany restaurant, a former chef of which is now owner of Lucca, it has continued to impress with its innovative cocktails and exquisite wine list, as well as in-house crafted limoncello and orangecello. The delectable appetizers, entrees, and specials set it apart from numerous other Italian restaurants. The staff is commended for being knowledgeable, helpful, and professional, greatly contributing to the overall dining experience. The atmosphere is described as lively, comfortable, and welcoming, with both indoor and outdoor seating available. Exemplifying its authenticity, the chef is really Italian, ensuring a genuine Italian experience. The dining experience at Lucca Osteria & Bar is highly spoken of, with customers eagerly anticipating their next visit.
A photo of Capri by Gigi/Capri Ristorante Burr Ridge restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Burr Ridge
Booked 40 times today
Capri Ristorante in Burr Ridge is an authentic Italian gem with a stellar reputation for its exquisite cuisine. Patrons hail it as the "best Italian food" they've ever had, with special mentions for dishes like Lobster Ravioli, Lasagna, and homemade Rigatoni. The restaurant's ambiance and service receive equal praise, with customers lauding the welcoming environment and attentive staff who make every dining experience feel like a special occasion. Guests emphasize the generous portions and the consistency of the food's quality. One review notes that this is "Not a place to be zita zita about"- a definite must-try for Italian food lovers.
A photo of Za Za's Clarendon Hills restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Clarendon Hills
Booked 26 times today
Za Za's Clarendon Hills, often hailed as a gem in the neighborhood, is loved for its authentic Italian cuisine and commendable service. Reviewers consistently mention the exceptional food quality and the outstanding service provided by their staff. Many have called it the best Italian restaurant in the suburbs, thanks to its authentic flavors and ample options on the menu. Several diners noted the team's impressive cooperation, citing instances of staff members covering for each other during busy periods. The ambiance, described as reminiscent of Old School Italian, was also highly appreciated. Notable menu favorites included the Dover sole, oysters, and crab cakes. The restaurant's clientele has proven its loyalty, returning almost every weekend, eagerly trying out different pasta dishes. Whether you're a local looking for a great meal, or visiting the Chicago area and craving Italian culinary delights, Za Za's Clarendon Hills offers a top-notch dining experience that will have you coming back for more.
A photo of Taurasi restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Westmont
Booked 17 times today
Taurasi is highly regarded as a top Italian dining destination in its neighborhood. Customers repeatedly commend the warm, welcoming ambiance along with the superb food and service. Many reviews highlight the homemade pasta and extensive Italian wine list, reflecting Taurasi's dedication to authentic Italian cuisine. Raffaele, one of the owners, is frequently mentioned for his exceptional wine knowledge and recommendations. Patrons often declare that Taurasi is the best Italian restaurant in Chicago and the finest Italian dining experience they've had outside Italy. Whether as a neighborhood favorite or a destination for first-time diners, Taurasi consistently exceeds expectations.
A photo of LaBarra Oak Brook restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Oak Brook
Booked 68 times today
La Barra - Oak Brook is a renowned restaurant noted for its exceptional Italian cuisine. Based on customer reviews, it's heralded for an impressive variety of delicious pizzas, from deep dish to artisanal and thin-crust styles, that are often described as the best in the area. Patrons also rave about La Barra's pasta selection and other traditional and innovative Italian dishes, all served hot and in good-sized portions. Highlights include the baked goat cheese and grilled calamari appetizers, salmon entrees, and unique desserts like the Italian almond cake. The service at La Barra is frequently commended for being personable, efficient, and accommodating, contributing to an excellent overall dining experience. Whether you're having dinner with family, drinks with friends, or hosting a special event, La Barra offers outstanding food and a pleasant atmosphere that never disappoints.
A photo of Dolce Restaurant & Wine Bar restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Westmont
Booked 13 times today
Dolce Restaurant & Wine Bar, situated in Westmont, showcases a masterful execution of Contemporary American cuisine. According to many patrons, Dolce excels at providing an immersive dining experience with its marvelous dishes, creative drinks, and exceptional service. The restaurant has been commended for its capacity to deliver delightful meals, from shareable plates to complex entrees, with many raving about the flavorful and fresh ingredients used. The warm and inviting ambience, coupled with live entertainment from a piano player, enhances the overall dining experience. Moreover, the relocated, upgraded facility, complete with a private outdoor area, separate bar space, and a heated patio, garners much praise. Dolce Restaurant & Wine Bar leaves a lasting impression, prompting many customers to highly recommend it and express eagerness to return.
A photo of Davanti Enoteca - Western Springs restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Western Springs
Booked 39 times today
Davanti Enoteca is a lively wine bar and restaurant with shareable contemporary twists on rustic Italian cuisine
A photo of Positano Ristorante restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Oakbrook Terrace
Booked 36 times today
With an ambiance that feels like dining with family and an exceptional Italian menu, Positano Ristorante has garnered immense praise. Diners often emphasize the authentic Italian dishes, congenial service, and the thoughtful atmosphere. Notably, the restaurant is repeatedly complimented for its excellent menu - with the meatballs, various pasta dishes, and Chicken Marsala singled out for particular praise. While the restaurant may be located in a strip mall, many reviews affirm its worth as a hidden gem. As one diner puts it, it's the "Best Italian in the burbs. Try it. You’ll be back for more!" Such glowing reviews affirm Positano Ristorante's place as a beloved destination for quality Italian cuisine.
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