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Best Italian Restaurants in Evanston

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A photo of Trattoria Demi restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(355)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Evanston
Booked 11 times today
Trattoria Demi, a family-run eatery located in Evanston, is hailed for serving a wide variety of delectable Italian dishes, from classic favorites to innovative creations. Their food, consistently and excellently prepared, includes standout dishes like veal with mushrooms, asiago stuffed gnocchi with chicken parmesan, and the highly-recommended lamb shank. Visitors often commend its good value and friendly service. Many reviews liken the experience to dining in Italy, noting the restaurant's charming and cozy atmosphere. Furthermore, its homemade Italian food is considered by some as the best in the Chicago area, cementing Trattoria Demi as a top choice for authentic and fresh Italian cuisine.
A photo of Bar Siena - North Shore restaurant
4.2
Awesome(906)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Skokie
Booked 60 times today
Bar Siena North Shore is renowned for offering an authentic Italian cuisine unlike any other. Its extensive menu spotlights every corner of Italy, featuring an exquisite selection of drinks and a range of pastas that have been highly acclaimed in reviews. One reviewer even compared the Cacio e Pepe to the ones they'd had in Italy, attesting to Bar Siena's authenticity. The variety extends to their dessert list with offerings like 'Torta de Chocolate,' 'Tiramisu,' and 'Mini Bomboloni.' From the rave reviews, it's clear that the dining experience at Bar Siena isn't just about great food; the ambiance and meticulous service play an integral role too. Guests describe the service as "outstanding" and the atmosphere as "lovely." One guest stated that they chose Bar Siena for a special event and the restaurant ensured it was a memorable occasion.
A photo of Lou Malnati's - Evanston restaurant
4.5
Awesome(7)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Evanston
Booked 8 times today
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A photo of EJ's Place restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(1653)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Skokie
Booked 35 times today
EJ's Place in Skokie is a shining beacon of superb American cuisine, as evidenced by the array of rave reviews it consistently attracts. Patrons describe the restaurant's stellar service and the exceptional dining experience it delivers, outclassing even other 'high-end' establishments. The food is consistently described as "phenomenal," "delicious," and "tender," with many praising the "amazing" flavors and portions. The restaurant's ambience is also a crowd-pleaser, featuring beautiful hardwood floors and a breathtaking fireplace. In summary, EJ's Place's commitment to creating a fantastic dining experience – from the complimentary valet parking to the outstanding service - truly sets it apart as an American cuisine gem.
A photo of Davanti Enoteca- Lincolnwood restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(221)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Lincolnwood
Booked 35 times today
SHARE A PLATE, SHARE A MEMORYThis rustic Italian wine bar abounds with delectable imports and delicious small plates that beg the question: is a plate truly shareable if it’s too good to share?
A photo of Stefani Prime restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(2157)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Lincolnwood
Booked 47 times today
Stefani Prime is a highly recommended Steak cuisine restaurant, praised by guests for its excellent service, top-notch food, and wonderful ambiance. The restaurant provides a superb dining experience, offering outstanding steak and seafood. Their specialty, steak, is particularly admired by customers. One diner highlighted a perfectly cooked center-cut filet steak, while another shared that the quality of the meat was outstanding and even referred to the prime tomahawk ribeye as a melt-in-your-mouth delight. The restaurant's modern, crisp interior sets an appealing ambiance and the friendly, efficient service makes for an unforgettable experience. Other highlighted dishes include the short rib pasta and the best Caesar salad in town. Stefani Prime doesn't just serve incredible food, it also offers an exceptional dining experience where every detail is meticulously seen to. Another satisfied guest shares, "food outstanding, service the same, lovely ambiance". Clearly, Stefani Prime is more than just a steak restaurant; it's a destination for a fine dining experience.
A photo of Anteprima restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(3473)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Andersonville
Booked 32 times today
Anteprima offers an extraordinary Italian dining experience that has captured the hearts of many, who consider it one of the best Italian restaurants in the city. Reviewers hail its authentic Italian fare as "excellent", praising particularly the inventive and fresh dishes inspired by the farm-to-table concept. Praises go beyond the food, extending to the warm and friendly service, described as the best some patrons have experienced in a while. With a lovely outdoor section and a neighborhood vibe, Anteprima is touted as a reliable go-to spot for refined yet comforting Italian cuisine. Its balanced and unique menu, combined with a large wine selection and great atmosphere, encapsulate the charm of Italian dining that keeps customers coming back for more.
A photo of Maggiano's - Old Orchard restaurant
4.2
Awesome(4186)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Skokie
Booked 7 times today
Join us for lunch or dinner at Maggiano's Old Orchard and savor the rich flavors of Italian-American dishes inspired by Nonna’s traditional recipes. The Old Orchard Mall has beautiful outdoor garden settings, benches, and waterfalls. During your next shopping spree, stop by our location for an authentic Italian cuisine and a memorable dining experience. Visit us at 4999 Old Orchard Shopping Ctr. or book your reservation today!
A photo of Nuovo Chicago restaurant
4.5
Awesome(460)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Lincolnwood
Booked 4 times today
Located in prestigious Lincolnwood, IL minutes outside of Chicago, Nuovo showcases an Italian Kosher Dairy menu highlighting seasonal ingredients with artisanal-handmade pasta, wood-fired pizzas, specialty fish courses, and an impressive Kosher wine and cocktail list in a modern and upscale setting. Lincolnwood and neighboring Rogers Park, Peterson Park, and Skokie communities have lauded Chef Juan Ramirez's incredible culinary execution and talent into the Kosher Dairy dining experience at Nuovo.
A photo of Lou Malnati's - Lincolnwood restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(14)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Lincolnwood
Booked 19 times today
The best pizza in Lincolnwood is being dished out at the very first Lou Malnati’s location. Established in 1971 at 6649 N Lincoln Ave, Lou Malnati’s Lincolnwood opened with customers lining the streets for a taste of Lou’s deep dish creations. This original location has become a landmark, serving the best Chicago deep dish there is, with a full-service bar, dine-in, carryout, delivery, catering and a private event space. Experience Legendary Chicago Deep Dish and thin crust at the place that’s been perfecting it for 50+ years, with family recipes and high-quality ingredients you just don’t find everywhere.

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Discover best Italian restaurants in Evanston

Discover the allure of Italian cuisine in the North Suburbs of Chicago with our guide to the best Italian dining experiences in Evanston, Illinois. Known for its vibrant and diverse dining scene, Evanston offers a variety of Italian restaurants that cater to every palate, from traditional dishes that transport diners straight to Sicily to modern interpretations that blend classic flavors with contemporary cooking techniques. Each restaurant prides itself on using fresh, high-quality ingredients to craft dishes that are both authentic and innovative. Patrons can expect a warm, inviting atmosphere that complements the rich, flavorful Italian fare served. Whether you are looking for a cozy trattoria setting or a more upscale dining experience, Evanston's Italian restaurants promise an enjoyable and satisfying meal. This culinary journey not only highlights the expertise and authenticity of the local Italian dining but also enhances the gastronomic reputation of the Chicago area. Perfect for both family dinners and romantic evenings, these establishments ensure a memorable dining experience that keeps guests coming back for more.

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