Chicago Restaurants

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  • 1. Spiaggia

    $$$$ | Near North | Italian

    Refined Italian cooking dished alongside three-story picture-window views of Lake Michigan make Spiaggia one of the city's top eateries. The...Read More

  • 2. 312 Chicago

    $$ | Loop | Italian

    Part handy hotel restaurant, part Loop power diner, and all Italian down to its first-generation chef, Luca Corazzina, 312 Chicago earns its...Read More

  • 3. Baffo

    $$$ | River North | Italian

    Chicagoans are typically wary of outside chefs, but it seems that celebrity chef Mario Batali has received the local stamp of approval judging...Read More

  • 4. Balena

    $$$ | Lincoln Park | Italian

    This place burst onto the scene with a prime location across from Steppenwolf Theatre and a sexy Italian-inspired design that draws a respectable...Read More

  • 5. Bar Toma

    $$ | Near North | Italian

    Italian culinary master Tony Mantuano (of Spiaggia and Terzo Piano) has reclaimed the Water Tower tourist trap area as Chicago's landmark piazza...Read More

  • 6. Coco Pazzo

    $$$ | River North | Italian

    The spread of antipasti that greets you upon entrance into this Tuscan-inspired restaurant is a sign of good things to come. Coco Pazzo serves...Read More

  • 7. 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...Read More

  • 8. Mia Francesca

    $ | Lakeview | Italian

    Moderate prices and a smart, urbane style drive ceaseless crowds to this Lakeview storefront. Enlightened Italian dishes like classic bruschetta...Read More

  • 9. Nico Osteria

    $$$ | Gold Coast | Italian

    The Thompson Hotel is one of Chicago’s hottest hotel destinations, so it seems fitting to tap one of the city’s finest chefs to make its restaurant...Read More

  • 10. Osteria via Stato

    $$ | River North | Italian

    It's no-brainer Italian here, where the shtick is to feed you without asking too many questions. If you opt for the $38.95 prix-fixe, you pick...Read More

  • 11. Petterino's

    $$ | Loop | Italian

    Theatergoers to the Goodman, the Palace, and the Oriental pack Petterino's (next door to the Goodman lobby) nightly. Not that the Italian supper...Read More

  • 12. Three Aces

    $ | Little Italy | Italian

    The rustic menu here, heavy on pasta and pizza, fits nicely among the Little Italy neighbors, but the grittier rock and roll vibe and free-flowing...Read More

  • 13. Trattoria No. 10

    $$$ | Loop | Italian

    It's hard to camouflage a basement location, but Trattoria No. 10 gives it a good go with terra-cotta colors, arched entryways, and quarry-tile...Read More

  • 14. Vivo

    $$ | West Loop | Italian

    Vivo was trendy on this west-of-the-Loop stretch long before Randolph Street's restaurant row got hot, and it still draws a crowd. It may be...Read More

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