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Best Italian Restaurants in Bucktown / Wicker Park


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A photo of Elia restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Bucktown / Wicker Park
Booked 24 times today
Elia is widely lauded for its exemplary Mediterranean cuisine. The restaurant has recently transitioned from Mexican to Mediterranean fare and patrons express admiration for the new direction. The lamb shank, calamari, hummus, tzatziki, and grilled octopus are highly praised. Patrons also express particular satisfaction with the tapas, served in portions perfect for sharing. The restaurant also offers a variety of Greek and Turkish cuisine, with the quality and flavor delighting customers. A recurring feature in the reviews is the warm, welcoming atmosphere and the attentive service, with guests frequently mentioning their server, Ozlem, for her outstanding service. Despite being a relatively new establishment, Elia has received notable commendation for its cuisine, ambiance, and staff. It is a family-friendly venue featuring live music on Fridays, and is a great choice for special occasions and celebrations.
A photo of Via Carducci - Wicker Park restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Bucktown / Wicker Park
Booked 28 times today
Located in the vibrant Wicker Park neighborhood, Via Carducci has earned its reputation as an exceptional Italian restaurant, lauded by patrons for its authentic cuisine and welcoming atmosphere. Reviewers consistently praise the authenticity of its food, with dishes like pasta Genovese, rapini e fagiolini, and lobster ravioli being noted as particularly impressive. The inviting ambience of the restaurant is a major highlight, with customers appreciating the classic Italian neighborhood feel. Many have highly recommended it, calling it one of the best Italian spots in the city. The exceptional service, including attentive servers like Carlos and the owner Jovanni, also receives repeated commendation.
A photo of Chop Shop restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Bucktown / Wicker Park
Booked 9 times today
Chop Shop is renowned for its Contemporary American cuisine, standing out for its exceptional food and service. Reviewers consistently extol the quality of the restaurant's food, ranging from the exquisite bone-in rib eye steak to the phenomenal meatballs and famed butcher's burger. Patrons also boast about the well-seasoned, fresh meat that can be made keto-friendly with few substitutions. Notably, Chop Shop offers a great outdoor dining experience with a heated patio and stringent COVID-19 precautions. The patio is an inviting space for dining, sheltered from excessive wind. The restaurant even hosts live music for a lively ambiance. With its delicious, elevated American fare, Chop Shop has gained many loyal customers who are eager to return.
A photo of Trattoria RNB restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Bucktown / Wicker Park
Booked 5 times today
Welcome to Trattoria RnB, where Italian homemade classics are prepared with a unique flair! Dive into the vibrant flavors of Rome, Naples, and Bari with our sizzling wood-fired oven pizzas, meticulously handcrafted pasta delights, and one-of-a-kind regional specialties.Wash it all down with our extensive, authentic Italian wines and signature cocktails that'll have you singing "That's Amore" in no time! Located in the heart of Bucktown, our restaurant sets the stage for a playful dining experience, complete with contemporary Italian R&B beats. Join us for a soul-soothing Italian experience.
A photo of Rose Mary restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • West Loop
Booked 138 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 Alla Vita restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • West Loop
Booked 114 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 Pizzeria Portofino restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • River North (Chicago)
Booked 260 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
Price: Very Expensive
• Italian • River North (Chicago)
Booked 138 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 Gibsons Italia restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • River North (Chicago)
Booked 184 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 Fioretta restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• Italian • West Loop
Booked 70 times today
Located in the vibrant West Loop of Chicago, Fioretta is quickly becoming a hot spot renowned for its steak cuisine. Customers are raving about its exceptional service and variety of succulent steak options. The tomahawk steak and the 24 oz dry-aged bone-in Ribeye are among the favorites, both praised as delicious and cooked to perfection. The restaurant's atmosphere is described as vibey and hip, with an inviting decor and live music on Saturdays, crafting a perfect setting for indulging in Fioretta's delectable dishes. With numerous positive reviews highlighting the attentive staff and outstanding food, it's clear Fioretta is a must-visit for steak lovers.
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