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Best Italian Restaurants in Riverwoods

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A photo of Saranello's restaurant
4.4
Awesome(5347)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Wheeling
Booked 42 times today
Saranello's is a gem of Italian cuisine. Customers are raving about the delicious and authentic dishes, stating that the food is "freshly made" and "excellent." The variety of choices offered in the menu is highly praised, with specific dishes like pan-seared salmon, gnocchi in vodka sauce, and beef short rib ravioli gaining commendations. Customers also boast of the exceptional service, specifically acknowledging the warm and attentive servers, mentioning Damen, Kyle, and Mike. One customer was so impressed that she compared the experience to "eating at my mom's." Saranello's is not only hailed as the best Italian restaurant in the area, but it’s also recognized for its great value, ambiance, and an impressive wine collection.
A photo of Rosebud - Deerfield restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(1806)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Deerfield
Booked 31 times today
Rosebud - Deerfield is a highly praised Italian restaurant where guests are consistently delighted by their experience. The reviews are flooded with praises for the restaurant's fantastic Italian cuisine. Pasta meals such as ziti, rigatoni, spaghetti and Alfredo have all been commended for their quality. Enthusiasm is also high for their other dishes, with the Chicken Capri, penne bolognese, Skirt steak, and Eggplant and Chicken Parmesan being highly recommended by customers. Notably, the portions are described as "HUGE", "fresh", and "very authentic for Italian cuisine standards". The service is equally excellent with reviewers describing the staff as "very friendly," "attentive," and "knowledgeable." Clearly, Rosebud - Deerfield sets a high bar for Italian dining.
A photo of Enzo and Lucia restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(1313)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Long Grove
Booked 18 times today
Enzo and Lucia is highly lauded for its exceptional Italian cuisine. Numerous patrons commend the restaurant for its outstanding service and delicious food, with one saying it may be the "best Italian restaurant" in the area. The diverse menu, featuring traditional Italian dishes, is acclaimed for its variety and authentic flavor. The ambiance - complete with a beautiful patio for outdoor dining - also adds to the overall charm. The customer service is described as "impeccable," "excellent," and "outstanding," further enhancing the overall dining experience. As a testament to its quality, frequent diners highly recommending Enzo and Lucia for a truly authentic Italian dinner.
A photo of Lou Malnati's - Buffalo Grove restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(26)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Buffalo Grove
Booked 19 times today
For the best slice of pizza that Buffalo Grove has to offer, look no further than Lou Malnati’s deep dish pizza. Nestled in the friendly suburb of Buffalo Grove is the pizza restaurant that’s been serving families legendary Chicago pizza since 1989. Located in the second oldest building in Buffalo Grove at 85 S. Buffalo Road, at the intersection of Lake Cook Road and Buffalo Grove Road, enjoy full-service dining and bar, along with carryout and delivery service to Buffalo Grove and parts of Long Grove, Lincolnshire, Riverwoods and Wheeling. We also offer catering and have private event spaces available for up to 80 hungry people.
A photo of Joanie's Pizzeria of Long Grove restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(515)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Long Grove
Booked 2 times today
Joanie's Pizzeria of Long Grove is a beloved spot for local pizza lovers, offering a homey and friendly ambiance in downtown Long Grove. Reviews passionately commend the restaurant's outstanding quality and value, with specific highlights being their light, crispy, and flavorful pizzas, as well as their broasted chicken. Many mention that the Pizzeria provides an exceptional dining experience, with great service and reasonable prices. Notably, the owner, Joanie, is praised for treating customers like family and ensuring everything is correct. To indulge in Pizzeria cuisine at its finest, Joanie's Pizzeria of Long Grove is highly recommended.
A photo of La Zingara restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(280)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Arlington Heights
Booked 9 times today
Renowned for its authentic Italian cuisine, La Zingara is a remarkable restaurant that offers more than just a meal - it provides a genuine dining experience. The owner's personal touch and commitment to ensuring customer satisfaction are consistent themes across the abundant positive reviews. The food, described as "varied", "homemade", and "better than many well-known Italian restaurants", receives high acclaim from patrons. Many customers underline the deliciousness of the homemade pasta, while others commend the large portions and outstanding value. The wait staff is often praised as "extremely attentive" and "very friendly". Whether you're a local or a visitor, La Zingara is definitely a restaurant to add to your list.
A photo of Di Pescara restaurant
4.5
Awesome(5517)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Northbrook
Booked 63 times today
Di Pescara is a notable seafood restaurant in Northbrook, renowned for its consistently good food and outstanding service. Patrons rave about a variety of seafood offerings, including the flounder, wild salmon, lobster bisque, and grouper. Reviewers consistently praise the Chopped Seafood Salad, considering it among the best. The restaurant is also celebrated for its unique interpretations of seafood, like the shrimp tempura roll in an Italian seafood setting, indicating a fusion touch to its menu. Despite being located outside the city, visitors from farther away acknowledge that the drive is worth it for the delectable seafood dishes. The consistent quality of cooking and the professional staff further enhance the experience at Di Pescara.
A photo of Francesca's North restaurant
4.4
Awesome(1803)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Northbrook
Booked 44 times today
Francesca’s North opened it's doors in 1995 and instantly became the hottest spot on the North Shore. Francesca’s North features the zesty, earthy cuisine of Rome and the surrounding areas of Tuscany, Umbria, and Lazio.
A photo of Disotto restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(1200)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Highwood
Booked 40 times today
Let Disotto transport you to another place & time, like visiting your Nonna's wine cellar on the Italian countryside for a homemade meal.
A photo of Alex's Washington Gardens restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(1461)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Highwood
Booked 23 times today
Alex's Washington Gardens is a well-loved establishment, known for its outstanding Italian cuisine. The reviewers consistently praise it as a great spot for enjoying delicious food in a friendly atmosphere. They appreciate the top-notch service, with staff members always going above and beyond to accommodate their needs. Many customers have been frequenting this restaurant for years, affirming the consistent quality of dishes. Its popularity is further emphasized by one reviewer declaring it the best restaurant on the North Shore. Whether it's the pizza, the eggplant parmigiana, or the traditional Italian-American dishes, the food is always recommended. So, for a reliably excellent, "old-school" Italian meal, Alex's Washington Gardens is the place to go.
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