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Best Italian Restaurants in Near North

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A photo of La Pizza & La Pasta - Eataly Chicago restaurant
4.2
Awesome(2013)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • River North (Chicago)
Booked 40 times today
Located in the vibrant city of Chicago, La Pizza & La Pasta - Eataly Chicago is applauded for its delectable Italian cuisine. Numerous reviews acclaim its authentic Italian food experience, with dishes such as the Pappardelle Al Funghi and Margherita Pizza gaining special recognition. Reviews describe the mushroom Ragu, wide pasta, and Margherita Pizza's sauce as 'amazing' and 'excellent in every way'. Observations of the exceptional service, environment, and authenticity have repeatedly been highlighted, with one reviewer appreciating the 'attention to detail' put into crafting the Eataly's Italian cuisine and atmosphere. The customers, from casual diners to self-proclaimed 'Italian foodies', are always eager to return, demonstrating the consistent quality of this restaurant's culinary offerings.
A photo of Siena Tavern restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(5803)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • River North (Chicago)
Booked 136 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 Quartino - Chicago restaurant
4.5
Awesome(10565)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • River North (Chicago)
Booked 137 times today
Quartino, located in downtown Chicago, has built a reputation as a top spot for delectable Italian cuisine. Reviewers consistently praise the restaurant's delicious food, fast and friendly service, and reasonable pricing — a rare find in the downtown area. Visitors love the variety of easily shareable dishes, making Quartino a favorite for family-style dining. Patrons laud the freshness and high quality of the food, with some even calling it the best Italian they've ever had. The tapas are also a popular choice, and the pizza and pasta dishes have been highly recommended. Despite occasional hiccups with table reservations, Quartino remains a beloved choice for many due to its consistent culinary excellence.
A photo of RPM Italian - Chicago restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(11907)
Price: Very Expensive
• Italian • River North (Chicago)
Booked 125 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.
A photo of Ummo restaurant
4.5
Awesome(387)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • River North (Chicago)
Booked 42 times today
Ummo is hailed as the "best new restaurant in Chicago," renowned for its excellent Italian cuisine. Diners rave about the unique and sublime flavor combinations, attesting to the creativity and authenticity of the dishes. The arancini, branzino, and pesto tortellini, are just a few examples of the delicious meals that stand out on the menu. Numerous reviews highlight the outstanding service, led by the exceptional staff who are always eager to help. Despite being a new comer, Ummo has successfully established itself as a top culinary destination in the city, with many guests already promising a return visit.
A photo of il Porcellino restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(4005)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • River North (Chicago)
Booked 97 times today
Il Porcellino is unequivocally celebrated for its authentic Italian cuisine. The reviewers commend the attentive service, the fresh quality ingredients, and the meticulously prepared dishes. The restaurant shines through its signature dishes like the prime rib meatball appetizer, ciabatta garlic bread, Caprese Salad, and a knockout burrata lasagna. The flavors are described as simple yet delectable, indicative of fine Italian cooking. The reviewers also lauded the ambiance and the friendly hostess and servers, especially Sammy, who greets guests with warmth and genuine appreciation. Despite not mentioning its location, it is highly recommended in Chicago for those seeking exquisite Italian food.
A photo of Olio e Più - Chicago restaurant
4.1
Excellent(551)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • River North (Chicago)
Booked 81 times today
OLIO E PIÙ brings Italian tradition and true sense of Mediterranean liveliness to the vibrant neighborhood in Chicago.As an authentic trattoria, its cuisine is based on classic Italian dishes. As you dine at OLIO E PIÙ, you’ll be transported not just by the flavors of Italy but also by the authentic atmosphere that surrounds you. It’s a place where time slows down, and conversations flow freely, just as they do in a true Italian household. Here, the spirit of 1970s Italian elegance lives on, and every meal is a celebration of life, love, and the joy of shared moments, especially with the open kitchen concept.OLIO E PIÙ is more than just a restaurant; it’s a portal to a different time and place, where the essence of Italy’s rich culinary and cultural heritage is captured in every detail.
A photo of Labriola Chicago restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(2298)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Gold Coast / Streeterville
Booked 59 times today
Renowned for its authentic Italian cuisine, Labriola Chicago offers an incredible dining experience. Reviewers consistently praise the restaurant’s outstanding service and delectable menu offerings, which include Chicago deep-dish pizza, pasta dishes, and uniquely enjoyable “skinny deep dish.” The gnocchi, made in-house and described as “a hug in a bowl,” along with the thin-crust pizzas and four cheese pasta, have received particularly high acclaim. Its accommodating staff ensures a welcoming atmosphere for all guests, even those with food allergies. Labriola Chicago’s convenient location, next to a prominent hotel, adds to its appeal. Whether looking for a casual lunch or a hearty Italian dinner, Labriola Chicago is a favorite among locals and visitors alike.
A photo of Rosebud on Rush restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(5561)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Gold Coast / Streeterville
Booked 62 times today
Rosebud on Rush is a must-visit for Italian food lovers located in the heart of Downtown Chicago. The restaurant has garnered rave reviews for its authentic Italian cuisine, with customers praising options like Scampi ala Rosebud, veal and chicken parm, and the sought-after eggplant stack. Regulars describe the food as "fantastic" and "the best Italian food in Chicago," highlighting the excellent service, perfect atmosphere, and not least, the generous portions. The wine selection is also applauded, and the delightful outdoor setting adds an extra touch of charm. From linguini with clams to their exceptional tiramisu, the dishes are claimed to be "perfectly prepared," ensuring a memorable dining experience.
A photo of Vino & - Eataly Chicago restaurant
4.2
Awesome(292)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • River North (Chicago)
Booked 29 times today
Vino & - Eataly Chicago has managed to carve a name for itself among food lovers, Italian cuisine enthusiasts, and locals alike. The restaurant has received high praise from customers who have compared the quality of the food to that found in Italy itself. The intimate setting, coupled with a knowledgeable staff, creates an immersive dining experience that caters not only to the palate but also to one's overall dining experience. Reviews such as "Still the best Italian in Chicago" and "Great food! As good as any food I’ve eaten in Italy! Thank you for the great experience!" reflect the authenticity and excellence of their dishes. Despite the occasionally loud atmosphere and long wait times, Vino & - Eataly Chicago draws visitors back with its exceptional service, variety of menu choices, and wine selection.
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