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Diners' Choice: Neighborhood gem restaurants in Northwest Suburbs

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are the best neighborhood gems in Northwest Suburbs? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Mockingbird Bar + Garden restaurant
4.8
4.8 (129)
$30 and under
Farm-to-table
East Dundee
About the restaurant
Healthy Food with a Stylish Flair

Mockingbird Bar + Garden is a food and drink focused gathering place in a lively, convivial setting, stylishly designed to create memorable experiences. Inspired by our desire to serve and create a sense of community we offer the perfect mix of locally sourced healthy food all cooked from our wood-fired oven. Our incredible cocktails, local beer and coffee bar combined with our events will certainly make you a regular. Al fresco dining available either in our garden, patio, or around the firepit.

Top review
Patti
Dined 3 days ago
The staff was VERY attentive tonight and the bar was pretty prompt with our drinks too! The gnocchi was top notch and one of our guests liked the very fresh oysters. Wonderful place to meet friends, enjoy the outdoors and relax over a meal 👍
A photo of Casa Di Luigi restaurant
4.8
4.8 (120)
$30 and under
Italian
Rolling Meadows
About the restaurant
We aim at infusing authentic with innovativeness in our menu and drinks. At Casa Di Luigi we offer a full-service experience to our customers with a focus on providing the utmost service and offering high quality food and drinks. With a big selection of of pastas and smaller appetizers. Drinks with a moderate selection of wines and limited selection of cocktails, beers and liquor.
Top review
davidb
Dined 2 days ago
Amazing smaller place. Wonderful food and service. We will be back soon.
A photo of Pasta D'Arte Trattoria Italiana restaurant
4.7
4.7 (396)
$30 and under
Italian
Norwood Park
About the restaurant
Pasta D'Arte Trattoria Italiana is a bistro that serves Italian cuisine in the Norwood Park area. Guests can watch their food being prepared in the open kitchen or grab some wine and cocktails while enjoying the sites and sounds of the outdoor seating area. Stop in and grab a quick lunch of cozze marinara with a nice insalata D'Arte, or bring the entire family in for an authentic Italian dinner.Start your visit at Pasta D'Arte Trattoria Italiana with an appetizer of bruschetta con mozzarella, then decide between a ciociara pizza or a risotto dish. The fresh tastes continue with sacchettini Bolognese or a selection from the ever-changing specials. Those craving a dish with more bite can try the tilapia al limone or the braciole di carne. Guests will also appreciate Pasta D'Arte Trattoria Italiana's dessert menu, which includes treats like the Chocolate Lava Cake and Apple Crostata.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Overall AMAZING experience! Food was phenomenal! Our waiter Jose was amazing and attentive! Definitely would recommend to friends and family! 
A photo of Lou Malnati's - Buffalo Grove restaurant
4.7
4.7 (36)
$30 and under
Pizzeria
Buffalo Grove
About the restaurant
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.
Top review
Leep
Dined on Jul 12, 2024
Our favorite pizza. House salad tasty too with choice of dressing(s).
A photo of Zia's Social restaurant
4.7
4.7 (484)
$30 and under
Italian
Norwood Park
About the restaurant
Coming Soon!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Been to the Original Zia’s before they had moved fist time at the location and I’ll go back
A photo of Vine and Plate restaurant
4.7
4.7 (49)
$30 and under
American
Crystal Lake
About the restaurant
At Vine & Plate, we serve globally inspired plates and wine from around the world. We believe that good wine and good food bring people together, creating the moments that life is all about.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 12, 2024
Food was delicious and so many options to choose from! Will definitely go back!
A photo of Rosario's Pizzeria and Ristorante restaurant
4.6
4.6 (133)
$30 and under
Italian
Roselle
About the restaurant
The Bucaro family has been proudly serving the Roselle, Schaumburg, Elk Grove, Medinah, Hoffman Estates, Itasca and Bloomingdale communities since 1976. Rosarios offers a variety of authentic Italian cuisine including pizza, pasta specialties, chicken entrees, veal, steaks and chops, seafood dishes, weekly chef specials and much more. Happy hour is available at the bar for select hours of the week, live entertainment two nights out of the month, and A&E Gaming slot machines are available for individuals 21 and up.
Top review
PhillipSvip
Dined on Jul 6, 2024
Great tasting food and friendly service. Highly recommend trying it you won’t be disappointed.
A photo of Chandler's Chophouse restaurant
4.5
4.5 (631)
$30 and under
Steak
Schaumburg
About the restaurant
Located on the Schaumburg Golf Club, Chandler’s Chophouse & Grille Features an Elegantly Appointed Frank Lloyd Wright, Prairie Style Decor with Fireplaces and Beautiful Stonework. Surrounded by Stunning Landscaped Golf Course Views and Free Parking, Chandler’s is the Stylish and Sophisticated Place in Schaumburg to go Whether you are Grabbing Lunch After 18 Holes, an Intimate Dinner for Two or Where Family and Friends Gather for Good Times and Exceptional Food. Chandler’s Weddings & Special Events Offers a Unique Mix of Amazing Food, Excellent Service & First-Class Private Event Facility, Simply Perfect for Weddings, Social Events or your Business Needs. Chandler’s has the Style and Warmth that Brings Something Special to your Experience.
Top review
Wayneo515vip
Dined 6 days ago
The broasted chicken was wonderful, served hot and juicy. I highly recommend this dish.
A photo of North Point Kitchen + Bar restaurant
4.5
4.5 (24)
$30 and under
American
Lake Zurich
About the restaurant
North Point Kitchen + Bar opened in 2023 by the Gilbert family, lifelong residents to the Chicago Northwest Suburbs. Chef and owner Joel Gilbert decided after years of searching for the perfect location that he was going to begin his journey with his first brick and mortar restaurant on the most Northern Point of Forest Lake, in Lake Zurich Illinois. After years of working and running restaurant establishments and working with his company Butter & biscuit Co. at local farmers markets, Joel has established great friendships and partnerships with some of the best local farmers. Joel took this opportunity to use the best seasonal products for his Italian inspired cuisine. Come enjoy the beautiful sunsets on our outdoor patio overlooking Forest Lake, or enjoy a table in our panoramic indoor patio, year round.


Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
First time and very much enjoyed! A little warm while we were sitting inside so some ceiling fans would be good.
A photo of ZAZA restaurant
4.1
4.1 (461)
$30 and under
Italian
Park Ridge
About the restaurant


Starting May 1st we will be opening for Lunch and Dinner Tuesday thru Sunday!!

Top review
DebbieG
Dined 7 days ago
We sat outside and knew in advance the traffic and train were a bit loud but being with friends it made no difference. Good, plenty of food!
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