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Best Italian Restaurants in Lakeview / East Lakeview

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A photo of Mia Francesca restaurant
4.5
Awesome(2444)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Lakeview / East Lakeview
Booked 20 times today
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.Waiting for a table at the beautiful antique bar is part of the charm of Mia Francesca. The plush upstairs dining room and lounge can be reserved for private events, as can the more intimate coach house tucked away behind the restaurant. In the summer, al fresco dining is also available on a charming cobblestone terrace.
A photo of Lost Never Found restaurant
4.5
Awesome(429)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Wrigleyville
Booked 42 times today
Lost Never Found is a quintessential American restaurant, praised for its vibrant atmosphere and remarkable food. Visitors recommend it for any meal, from an energizing breakfast shared among friends, to a delightful night out. The reviews highlight the varied and exceptionally prepared menu, with a special mention for the breakfast pizza, chicken and waffles, and Belgian waffles. It also gained fame for its drag show brunch, setting it apart as a distinct dining experience. The excellent customer service is another key feature, with servers described as attentive, patient, and fast. With its delicious food, stellar service, and exciting ambiance, Lost Never Found offers a genuine taste of American cuisine.
A photo of Pizzeria Portofino restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(878)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • River North (Chicago)
Booked 257 times today
Pizzeria Portofino has been revered as an Italian haven in Chicago, bringing a burst of Mediterranean flavor to the Windy City. Patrons have likened the experience to having a piece of Italy in the heart of Chicago, attesting to its authentic and delectable Italian cuisine. Celebrated for its ambient charm, Pizzeria Portofino offers an irresistible combination of mouthwatering food, excellent service, and stunning Riverwalk views. Words like "amazing", "fantastic" and "exquisite" frequently occur in praise of the food, service, and atmosphere. The restaurant particularly shines in the summer with its picturesque views, making it a must-visit spot for an Italian culinary experience.
A photo of Rose Mary restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(2817)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • West Loop
Booked 145 times today
Located in the historic Fulton Market district of Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood, Rose Mary is Chef/Owner Joe Flamm’s debut restaurant inspired by his Italian heritage and the bold, bright flavors of Croatian cuisine. The boisterous space—named for Flamm’s grandmothers, Mary and Mary Rose, and the herb rosemary, which grows natively along the Italian and Croatian coastlines—offers a seasonal menu of rustic yet refined dishes that encapsulate what Flamm has coined “Adriatic drinking food”.
A photo of Alla Vita restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(1917)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • West Loop
Booked 126 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.
A photo of Gibsons Italia restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(3198)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • River North (Chicago)
Booked 146 times today
Gibsons Italia, located a block away from the OTC Metra station, is a renowned restaurant offering exquisite Italian cuisine in Chicago. The restaurant is highly-rated for its excellent meals, attentive service, and splendid city views, highlighted by patrons' reviews. Diners offer rave reviews for the delicious Grilled Octopus, Italian Grain Bowl, Branzino, Caccio de Pepe, and the house Manhattan. Crowning their meals with the banana Gelato has proved to be a delightful experience for most guests. The restaurant has also garnered recognition for its Cacio e Pepe with black truffles and its prime steak cuts. Its location overlooking the Riverwalk also adds to the unique dining experience, making it worth every trip.
A photo of Tre Dita restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(133)
Price: Very Expensive
• Italian • River North (Chicago)
Booked 110 times today
Led by Chef Evan Funke, Tre Dita, Italian for "three fingers", pays homage to the precise measurement of bistecca Fiorentina. If booking in the dining room at Tre Dita, you will enjoy a menu of antipasti, handmade pastas, signature entrees and steaks. If booking in the Bar Tre Dita, you will enjoy a smaller menu of stuzzi, antipasti, handmade pastas and entrees. The full cocktail, wine list and dessert menu is available in both locations.
A photo of Siena Tavern restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(5749)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • River North (Chicago)
Booked 79 times today
Entirely Rooted In A "From Scratch" Approach, We Present Upscale, Classic Italian Fares, Straight From Top Chef Alum, Fabio Viviani. Siena Tavern'S Extensive Wine List And Our Highly Contemporary Design, Interspersed With Rustic Details, Elevates The Genuine Italian Dining Experience While Simultaneously Maintaining Authenticity. Farm To Fork, Refined And Redefined.
A photo of Fioretta restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(547)
Price: Very Expensive
• Italian • West Loop
Booked 66 times today
Located in the vibrant West Loop of Chicago, Fioretta is quickly becoming a hot spot renowned for its steak cuisine. Customers are raving about its exceptional service and variety of succulent steak options. The tomahawk steak and the 24 oz dry-aged bone-in Ribeye are among the favorites, both praised as delicious and cooked to perfection. The restaurant's atmosphere is described as vibey and hip, with an inviting decor and live music on Saturdays, crafting a perfect setting for indulging in Fioretta's delectable dishes. With numerous positive reviews highlighting the attentive staff and outstanding food, it's clear Fioretta is a must-visit for steak lovers.
A photo of RPM Italian - Chicago restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(11804)
Price: Very Expensive
• Italian • River North (Chicago)
Booked 103 times today
RPM Italian - Chicago is praised for its remarkable fusion of traditional and contemporary Italian dishes. Reviews effusively attest to the restaurant's remarkable offerings, with notable commendation given to their succulent house-made pasta dishes, exquisite Caesar salad, and tantalizing desserts like tiramisu and a diverse array of gelatos. The restaurant also stands out due to its expansive wine list and exceptional service, described as being attentive and knowledgeable, particularly in the realm of wine pairings. Patrons also share the memorable experiences they had while celebrating special occasions. However, a reservation is recommended due to its popularity. The proof of RPM Italian - Chicago’s dedication to elevating Italian cuisine is in its consistently excellent reviews.
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