Fodor's Expert Review Gioco

$$ South Loop Italian

The name means "game" in Italian, and the restaurant fulfills the promise not with venison, but in the spirit of having fun. The decor is distressed-urban, with brick walls and well-worn hardwood floors—the space is said to have been used by the Chicago gangsters of early 1900s as a gambling house. But the menu is comfort-Italian, with dishes ranging from pizzas and homemade linguine with Manila clams to rustic fare like grilled Colorado lamb chops, and roasted branzino with puttanesca sauce. It's a cozy, neighborhoody spot that keeps the regulars coming back.

Italian Historical Quiet Lunch Dinner $$

Quick Facts

1312 S. Wabash Ave.
Chicago, Illinois  60605, USA


Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: No lunch weekends

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