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Best Italian Restaurants in Riverside

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A photo of La Barra - Riverside restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(932)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Riverside
Booked 11 times today
La Barra - Riverside is highly praised for its excellent and authentic Italian cuisine. Patrons consistently rave about the quality of the food, from the cupping pepperoni pizza to the Leone's Lemon Chicken. The restaurant is also recognized for its outstanding service and comfortable ambiance. As formed from the reviews, the waitstaff is consistently attentive and friendly, making for a pleasant dining experience. Furthermore, the restaurant's variety of great Italian dishes like rope Italian sausage with peppers and thin-crust pizzas with sausage are hailed as favorites. The testament to its popularity is the constant desire of customers to return and try new dishes. La Barra - Riverside provides a true taste of Italy.
A photo of Gaia Italiano restaurant
4.9
Exceptional(314)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Berwyn
Booked 10 times today
Gaia Italiano is a restaurant that consistently receives high praise from customers for its quality. Visitors rave about the authentic Italian cuisine, with specialty dishes like lobster ravioli and vitello saltimbocca standing out in particular. Not only is the food impressive, but the service at Gaia Italiano also deserves recognition. The waitstaff is described as friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable, contributing to overall outstanding service. The ambiance is similar to what one might find in Italy, further enhancing the dining experience. Customers also compliment the extensive wine list, appreciating the diverse selection on offer. After just one year in business, Gaia Italiano is a restaurant that needs to be known for its delicious and authentic Italian cuisine. With such a great reputation, it is also a popular choice for special occasions in the local neighborhood. "Buon appetito" at Gaia Italiano!
A photo of Posto 31 restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(1531)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • La Grange
Booked 37 times today
Posto 31 has received outstanding reviews, cementing its position as a significant player in today's Italian culinary scene. The patrons universally praise the restaurant, with one customer stating that the meals they had were "the tastiest Italian food" they've ever had. Another customer fondly recollected how the pasta at Posto 31 rivals that of top Italian restaurants in Sardinia and Positano. The chef's creativity and execution are lauded, with offerings such as squid ink pasta and Boulevardier cocktail receiving special mentions. The restaurant also earns high marks for its excellent service, clean and modern ambiance, and high-quality drinks. Posto 31, a hidden gem just 10 minutes away for some, is a place highly recommended by self-proclaimed foodies who find the Italian cuisine served there to be nothing short of excellent.
A photo of Lucca's Pizzeria & Ristorante restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(654)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • La Grange
Booked 34 times today
Lucca's Pizzeria & Ristorante is lauded for its delicious, authentic Italian dishes. As this beloved neighborhood restaurant, customers rave about the food being "always fresh and cooked to perfection", while the "friendly, knowledgeable and super attentive" staff provides excellent service, creating a wonderful dining atmosphere. The homemade pasta is so delectable that patrons even "drive 40 miles each way just to dine there". The menu is eclectic, offering "much more than pizza" with plenty of appetizers, sandwiches, pasta dishes, and entrees. Reviewers always recommend Lucca's, highlighting it as a "staple for delicious Italian and ambiance anytime". Despite occasional mix-ups, customer satisfaction remains high due to the restaurant's excellent recovery strategy and customer service. The vivacious atmosphere is equally praised, making it more than just a place to eat but rather a joyous family dining experience.
A photo of Davanti Enoteca - Western Springs restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(1548)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Western Springs
Booked 34 times today
Davanti Enoteca is a lively wine bar and restaurant with shareable contemporary twists on rustic Italian cuisine
A photo of Rustico restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(920)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Oak Park
Booked 29 times today
Rustico is authentic Italian cuisine at its best, serving diverse dishes that transport patrons to Mediterranean shores. With an extensive selection of Italian and Spanish wines and cocktails, the restaurant offers variety in its menu, everything from pasta with shrimp and scallops to wood-burning oven pizzas. Reviewers laud the "delicious", "truly enjoyable" food, the "superb, a definite re-order" roasted Brussels sprouts and the "most delicious" combination of burata and Iberian jamon. Also praised is the restaurant's "great service" and the "nice, comfortable ambiance." Whether you're a local or a traveler, Rustico's unique flavors and engaging staff make for an experience worth repeating.
A photo of Piacere Mio restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(253)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Forest Park
Booked 13 times today
Piacere Mio, situated in the heart of the local neighborhood, is a beloved gem for Italian cuisine enthusiasts. Accolades in the reviews are abundant; it receives high praise for its fantastic food, outstanding service, and warm, family-like atmosphere. The cuisine is commendable as being the "best Italian food in the area," with dishes described as "fresh and flavorful" and "made in house," highlighting authentic, home-crafted Italian culinary traditions. Signature dishes like the "tagliatelle con aragosto" and the freshness of their cannolis have left an indelible impact on customers. The excellent service, coupled with the food, makes Piacere Mio an exemplary Italian dining experience.
A photo of Mattone restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(928)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • La Grange
Booked 5 times today
Mattone is a revered Italian restaurant praised for its outstanding and vibrant flavors. This much-loved neighborhood gem successfully merges old school family Italian tradition with contemporary culinary insights. The restaurant consistently delivers an array of classic Italian dishes such as Carbonara, Chicken Parm, and Linguini w/clams, all prepared to perfection. It is particularly lauded for its fantastic eggplant parm and delightful arancini. Eager reviewers commend Mattone for its great service and excellent food quality, and many can't wait to return. With its friendly, unassuming ambiance, generous portions, and reasonable prices, Mattone has truly captured the essence of a good Italian eatery.
A photo of La Notte Ristorante Italiano - Oak Park restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(708)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Oak Park
Booked 4 times today
La Notte Ristorante Italiano, nestled in Oak Park and previously in Berwyn, stands as a beacon of superb Italian cuisine in the Chicago area. The restaurant has garnered glowing reviews, with patrons praising its exceptional menu and dedicated service. Whether you're craving pork chops or seeking the comfort of a lasagna special, the quality of food at La Notte is endorsed by many as "outstanding in every way". A particular highlight, as testified by one diner, is the possibility to tailor your order to your liking. Further acclaim is given to Chef Giovanni for his notable hospitality and delicious creations, such as the Fettuccine Mama Mia and the signature 'Tulip' dessert. The warm and inviting atmosphere further enhances your dining experience. In the words of one diner, if you are seeking "authentic, delicious Italian food, exactly how you want it", look no further than La Notte Ristorante Italiano.
A photo of Paisans Pizza - Berwyn restaurant
4.4
Awesome(163)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Berwyn
Booked 4 times today
Paisans Pizza - Berwyn is a highly praised restaurant known for its superior Italian cuisine, with numerous reviews attesting to its authentic and delectable dishes. A frequent mention in the reviews is the "best pizza on the planet", a testament to their craftsmanship and devotion to the Italian culinary tradition. Patrons highlight the generous and tasty portions, from appetizers to the meals and desserts that "taste like Italy's". The review comments also mention high-quality service and a buzzing atmosphere, implying it's a popular spot. The restaurant is applauded for both its food and service, making it a beloved Italian restaurant in the area.

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Discover best Italian restaurants in Riverside

Discover the rich flavors of Italy right in the heart of Near West, Riverside, Chicago. Our curated selection of Italian restaurants offers a range of authentic dishes that cater to all palates, from classic pastas and pizzas to innovative Italian-inspired creations. Each restaurant in this area is notable for its commitment to quality, using fresh ingredients to craft meals that would make any Italian grandmother proud. Whether you're seeking a romantic dinner spot or a cozy family gathering place, the Italian dining scene in Riverside, Chicago provides a warm, welcoming atmosphere combined with exceptional culinary experiences. The dining scene in this locale is vibrant and diverse, often lauded for its focus on traditional cooking techniques and excellent customer service. Indulge in a true Italian dining experience where every meal is served with a touch of amore.

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