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Best Chicago Italian Restaurants

 

Looking for the best Italian food in Chicago? Below you'll find GAYOT's picks for some of the best Italian restaurants in the Windy City.



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A Tavola Italian
13/20
2148 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
Menu
Reasonably priced wines and standout gnocchi give this off-the-beaten-path spot longstanding charm. More...

Autre Monde Cafe & Spirits Mediterranean
14/20
6727 W. Roosevelt Rd.
Berwyn, IL 60402
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Modern Mediterranean in suburbia from Spiaggia vets. More...

Bar Toma Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Bar Toma, Chicago, IL 110 E. Pearson St.
Chicago, IL 60611
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Tony Mantuano's Italian wine and shareable plates bar offers pizzazz and pizzas off the Mag Mile. More...

Cafe Spiaggia Italian
12/20
Dining Room at Cafe Spiaggia, Chicago, IL One Magnificent Mile Building
980 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
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Try the antipasti, gnocchi and classy desserts at this slightly less spendy sib to Tony Mantuano’s Spiaggia. More...

Campagnola Italian
13/20
Dining Room at Campagnola, Evanston, IL 815 Chicago Ave.
Evanston, IL 60202
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Rustic Italian cooking goes upscale at this popular, date-friendly trattoria. More...

Carmine's Italian
13/20
Dining Room at Carmine 1043 N. Rush St.
Chicago, IL 60611
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Bustling restaurant --- part of the Rosebud family --- draws diners for pre-club and pre-theater pasta. More...

Fiorentino’s Cucina Italiana Italian
11/20
Dining Room at Fiorentino’s Cucina Italiana, Chicago, IL 2901 N. Ashland Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657
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Rustic neighborhood Italian joint with a great patio, serving ethereal gnocchi. More...

Francesca's on Taylor Italian
13/20
Dining Room at Francesca 1400 W. Taylor St.
Chicago, IL 60607
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Boisterous Northern Italian trattoria in Chicago's Little Italy neighborhood. More...

Frasca Pizzeria & Wine Bar Italian
13/20
3358 N. Paulina St.
Chicago, IL 60657
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Contemporary Italian neighborhood spot for those who like to share plates. More...

Gene & Georgetti Italian
12/20
Dining Room at Gene & Georgetti, Chicago, IL 500 N. Franklin St.
Chicago, IL 60654
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Legendary, circa 1941 steak joint that serves carnivores no-frills slabs of meat in a manly old-world setting. More...

Gioco Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Gioco, Chicago, IL 1312 S. Wabash St.
Chicago, IL 60605
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Solid, inventive Italian eatery in the South Loop that specializes in pasta and wood-grilled meat. More...

La Madia Pizza
14/20
Dining Room at La Madia, Chicago, IL 59 W. Grand Ave.
Chicago, IL 60654
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Innovative thin-crust pies and attractively priced wines marry at this stylish neighborhood haunt. More...

Mia Francesca Italian
12/20
Dining Room at Mia Francesca, Chicago, IL 3311 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60657

Super-busy Italian restaurant where the servings are generous and the volume deafening. More...

Ombra Italian
14/20
5310 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60640

Regional Italian sharable plates and craft wine and cocktails in Andersonville. More...

Rosebud on Rush Italian
13/20
Dining Room at Rosebud on Rush, Chicago, IL 720 N. Rush St.
Chicago, IL 60611
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It's hard not to like an Italian restaurant that lists meatballs and Italian sausage as a side dish. More...

RPM Italian Italian
12/20
Dining Room at RPM Italian, Chicago, IL 52 W. Illinois St.
Chicago, IL 60654
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Bill and Giuliana Rancic team up with the Melman kids at this ever-packed Italian haunt. More...

Siena Tavern Italian
13/20
Dining Room at Siena Tavern, Chicago, IL 51 W. Kinzie St.
Chicago, IL 60654
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Fabio Viviani (of Top Chef fame) is behind this rustic Italian in River North. More...

The Village Italian
11/20
Dining Room at The Village, Chicago, IL The Italian Village
71 W. Monroe St.
Chicago, IL 60603
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Intimate booths at this romantic Italian staple are tops among business-types and theatergoers. More...

Vivere Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Vivere, Chicago, IL The Italian Village, 1st Floor
71 W. Monroe St.
Chicago, IL 60603
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Complex Italian dishes shine at this fine dining establishment in the Italian Village restaurant threesome. More...

Volare Italian
11/20
Dining Room at Volare, Chicago, IL 201 E. Grand Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
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Posh touches and classic Italian make this eatery a must for locals and daters. More...


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