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Best Italian Restaurants in Lincoln Park

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A photo of La Crosta Woodfire Pizzeria Italiana restaurant
4.9
Exceptional(299)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Lincoln Park
Booked 1 time today
La Crosta Woodfire Pizzeria Italiana has made its mark as one of the top authentic Italian pizzerias in Chicago. The brainchild of Dino, a talented pizza maker, it boasts delicious, high-quality ingredients and pizzas cooked to absolute perfection. Numerous reviews laud its fabulous selection of appetizers, wines, and desserts, with the Nero D'Avola red wine and tiramisù being highlighted. Consistent excellence marked by great food and service contribute to its popularity. The Margherita Pizza comes highly recommended by several patrons, who also praised the friendly and attentive staff. As one impressed customer remarked, it is "without a doubt the best pizza this side of the Atlantic".
A photo of Pizzeria Portofino restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(1120)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • River North (Chicago)
Booked 261 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 Tre Dita restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(414)
Price: Very Expensive
• Italian • River North (Chicago)
Booked 88 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 Riccardo Trattoria restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(2757)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Lincoln Park
Booked 32 times today
Riccardo Trattoria is highly commended for its authentic and delicious Italian cuisine. The reviews rave about the diversity of its wide-ranging menu that offers delicious dishes such as Tagliatelle Bolognese, Chicken Milanese, and their unforgettable Sicilian swordfish. The seafood and pasta dishes are particular fan favorites. Apart from the mouth-watering food, Riccardo Trattoria also boasts an impressive wine list that includes a variety of Italian wines. Their professional staff adds to the overall pleasant atmosphere of the restaurant, making it stand out as one of the best Italian spots in the area. Whether you're a local or visiting, Riccardo Trattoria is sure to provide a delightful dining experience.
A photo of Rose Mary restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(3012)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • West Loop
Booked 157 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 Riccardo Enoteca restaurant
4.9
Exceptional(1112)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Lincoln Park
Booked 14 times today
At Riccardo Enoteca, you can experience the best of authentic Italian cuisine right in the heart of Chicago. The restaurant's visitors consistently praise not just the exceptional food, but also the professional and friendly service alongside a cozy ambiance. One review mentions it as a perfect place for dinner with friends or lovers. A variety of dishes such as "Gnocchi Pomodoro e Formaggio", "Fettuccine alla Fiorentina", and "Veal Scaloppine Saltimbocca" are among the favorites. With versatile offerings like vegetarian fare and classic Italian pastas, the restaurant caters to a broad range of palates. Riccardo Enoteca's traditional Italian menu, excellent service, and lovely setting in Lincoln Park make it one of the most recommended Italian restaurants in Chicago.
A photo of Gibsons Italia restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(3495)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • River North (Chicago)
Booked 183 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 Alla Vita restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(2067)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • West Loop
Booked 216 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 Adalina restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(2156)
Price: Very Expensive
• Italian • Gold Coast / Streeterville
Booked 61 times today
Adalina, located in Chicago, has a reputation for serving the finest Italian cuisine. It stands out amongst numerous other Italian restaurants for its unique dishes like the widely praised duck bolognese. The restaurant's sophisticated ambience blends traditional Italian elegance with modern innovation, offering a dining experience that is both upscale and warm. Customers laud the impeccable service and the knowledgeable staff including chef-duo Soo and Nicole, who manage to put a modern twist to authentic Italian classics. The carefully curated wine list and food and wine pairings suggested by the restaurant's in-house sommelier have been appreciated by many. Whether it is for a special celebration or an everyday meal, Adalina remains a top recommendation.
A photo of Piccolo Sogno restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(6776)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • River West
Booked 158 times today
Located in the heart of Chicago, Piccolo Sogno has emerged as a connoisseur’s paradise for authentic Italian cuisine. The restaurant is exalted by reviewers as a must-visit, consistently recognized for its outstanding food and service, along with an inviting ambiance. Duplication of original Italian flavors is brought to life by dishes like the Branzino special, lauded as "out of this world." The exquisite dining experience is encapsulated in a stunning atmosphere, with the "best outdoor dining scene in the city" and a magical garden that makes diners feel they are in a "small Italian hideaway". Such high praise attests to Piccolo Sogno's exceptional impact on the culinary scene, making it a gem of Chicago.
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