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Best Italian Restaurants in River North (Chicago)


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A photo of Pizzeria Portofino restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • River North (Chicago)
Booked 90 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 Siena Tavern restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • River North (Chicago)
Booked 47 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 Ummo restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • River North (Chicago)
Booked 12 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 RPM Italian - Chicago restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• Italian • River North (Chicago)
Booked 32 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 Quartino - Chicago restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • River North (Chicago)
Booked 46 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 Olio e Più - Chicago restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • River North (Chicago)
Booked 33 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 Chicago Cut Steakhouse restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• Italian • River North (Chicago)
Booked 22 times today
Chicago Cut Steakhouse is a renowned restaurant lauded for its impeccable Steakhouse cuisine. Located in the heart of the Windy City, the restaurant offers a unique dining experience with a tranquil view of the sparkling city by the water. Diners have declared it the best steakhouse in Chicago, with special praise for its ribeye steak. Their reviews underscore the quality of the food, lauding it as "top-notch" and "very consistent". The steakhouse has also earned commendations for its exceptional service, distinguished by attentiveness and a warm, welcoming atmosphere. Whether it's a power lunch or a celebratory dinner, Chicago Cut Steakhouse delivers a dining experience that is second to none.
A photo of il Porcellino restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • River North (Chicago)
Booked 28 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 Nonnina restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • River North (Chicago)
Booked 5 times today
Nonnina, a beloved fixture of Italian cuisine in Chicago, never fails to impress diners with its authentic, delectable menu and congenial service. A glance at the reviews reveals patrons lauding the consistency of the food, notably the Carbonara, and repeatedly expressing their affection for this Italian gem. A particularly delightful rendition of crab and shrimp risotto earns high praise, as does the smoked gnocchi with wild boar ragu. Besides its comprehensive menu and flavorful dishes, the inviting ambiance at Nonnina ensures regulars and newcomers feel equally at home, making the restaurant an ideal venue for any occasion.
A photo of La Pizza & La Pasta - Eataly Chicago restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • River North (Chicago)
Booked 27 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.
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