Buon Appetito: Chicago's Mouth-Watering Italian Food

By , Local Expert, Chicago
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Spiaggia is a place to see and be seen at the northern end of the Magnificent Mile.  One of the city's top restaurants, it continues to inspire and delight with dishes like Bigoli spaghetti with basil-fed snails, artichokes and spring garlic.  If Spiaggia is the super-luxe of Italian in Chicago, then Andersonville's Anteprima is its heart and soul.  A cozy interior, delightful outdoor seating, and innovative seasonal menu combine to make this north-side eatery one of the city’s most-favored restaurants.  Coco Pazzo’s chefs cover everything from traditional, authentic Italian to regional cuisine to modern fine dining.  Even the...  Read more »

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    Local Expert Tip: "This is one of the city's finest restaurants, so be sure to call ahead for a reservation. It's a great place for a special occasion!"

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    Local Expert Tip: "If you need to wait for a table, order a cocktail from Anteprima's imaginative, Italian inspired drink menu."

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    Coco Pazzo

    Local Expert Tip: "Picturesque taste of Northern Italy."

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    Piccolo Sogno

    Local Expert Tip: "This is a great place to eat anytime of year, but definitely check out the patio if weather permits!"

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    Osteria Via Stato

    Local Expert Tip: "Spinach and artichoke!"

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    Francesca's on Taylor

    Local Expert Tip: "When you come to Francesca's, you're family. This is one of the most welcoming restaurants in Little Italy."

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    Local Expert Tip: "Call and make a reservation on the weekends, as this popular South Evanston restaurant fills quickly!"

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    Angelina Ristorante

    Local Expert Tip: "Angelina's Champagne Brunch is well-known as an incredibly delicious bargain--as long as you don't have anywhere to be right after!"

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    Taverna 750

    • Cuisine: European, Italian
    • Average Main Course Price: $9
    • Neighborhood: Lake View

    Local Expert Tip: "You'll want to share just about everything here, so order a few more plates than people to keep everyone happy."

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    Rose Angelis

    Local Expert Tip: "Save some room for dessert--every sweet item on the menu is made daily in house."



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