Located in Oakbrook Center, Antico Posto offers handcrafted pasta dishes, homemade brick oven pizzas, house churned gelato and a delicious menu of other Italian classics. They provide a wonderful selection of wines. The service is knowledgeable and friendly. The atmosphere is bustling, yet comfortable and warm.
This family run Italian restaurant is serving up the classics in a homey, old school atmosphere. Bacchanalia has been open for almost 40 years, and its customers are considered family.
Mid-priced Italian food served in a casual atmosphere.
Check, Please! revisits segments over the course of the series reviewing Italian eateries around the Chicago area including: J.P. Graziano Grocery & Sub Shop, Terzo Piano, Forno Rosso, Piccolo Sogno, RoSal's, Nico Osteria, Vito & Nick's, and GT Fish & Oyster.
Enjoy a fine Italian menu in a cozy and relaxed atmosphere at Buona Terra Ristorante. Freshly selected ingredients are used to create a menu of both traditional and modern Italian dishes. This family run business offers an extensive wine list and an affordable prix fixe menu on Thursday nights.
Joe Farina, who spent a decade as the corporate chef of Rosebud Restaurants in addition to a brief stint at Ballo, is behind this South Loop Italian eatery. Farina ditched Palaggi's South Beach inspired decor; now look for two mahogany bars, warm earthy hues and an open kitchen with a tin ceiling.
Cafe Lucci is a fine dining restaurant known for innovative Italian cuisine, as well as prime beef, fresh fish and housemade desserts. Its award-winning wine list and regular Wine Maker Dinners have contributed to its distinction on the North Shore and as a destination restaurant. Above all, Cafe Lucci's warm, welcoming ambiance has its customers returning again and again.
Calo Ristorante offers a delicious menu of authentic Italian dishes. You will find steaks that rival the best steak houses in town and plentiful plates of seafood pastas. Handcrafted pan, stuffed, and thin crust pizzas are much loved by the regulars. The restaurant is comfortable and the service is great.
This cozy, intimate spot is great a place for dates or groups, with northern Italian-inspired fare and warm lighting.
A two-level hip and spirited restaurant experience. Conversation friendly dining upstairs and a bar and live entertainment on the lower level. Famous signature martinis and generous portions with the best people watching in the city in this large restaurant with seating for 600 people.
This old school lounge has been around for decades. The supper-club themed setting is serving up Italian-American classics and mixing dirty martinis to order.
Elegant yet rustic, Coco Pazzo presents authentic Tuscan Italian cuisine brought to life with the finest local and organic ingredients the season has to offer. Executive Chef Chris Macchia is a master of flavorful creations using the simple ingredients of the Tuscan tradition.
A family-run Italian spot with many gluten free options.
Real, healthy, homemade food at reasonable prices, for over 35 years. They even make their own bread.
A classic Italian restaurant, with bold rustic flavors. The ever changing menu includes a cuisine that is both seasonal and regional, providing a wide selection of wines.
A classic Chicago steakhouse with a club-like atmosphere that is perfect for casually elegant dining. Offers a banquet hall and seasonal outdoor seating along the Chicago River.
Fig & Olive offers a menu of Mediterranean dishes, also inspired by Italian and Spanish cuisines. Discover exquisitely presented dishes and a creative cocktail menu. Enjoy the seasonal menu in a light and airy space with an elegant bar area.
Forno Rosso offers a delicious wood burning oven Neopolitan-style pizza and other authentic Italian dishes. The food is fresh, delicious and fast. Incredible cocktails. The atmosphere is modern and welcoming. The service is excellent.
Francesca's Vicinato brings to Palos Park a restaurant with a contemporary, casually sophisticated trattoria ambiance, good, simple cooking, friendly service and fair prices. The menu features the zesty earthy cuisine of Rome and the surrounding areas of Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio.
Under new ownership.
A small (17 table), authentic Italian restaurant with classically good food and local renown.
An Italian restaurant and grocery store that serves over nine flavors of freshly made gelati per day.
A "casually elegant" atmosphere
Housemade pasta and steaks served elegantly in a posh 3-story space with unmatched views of the Chicago skyline and river.
Gio’s Café will surprise you. As you enter the deli, you’ll discover a cozy Italian kitchen with checked table cloths and a delicious menu of meat, chicken, seafood, and pasta dishes. Other offerings include freshly prepared Panini sandwiches, sausage and peppers, and arrancini. Portions are large and the price is right. A BYOB restaurant.
An old-world Italian cuisine in an old Chicago speakeasy-style establishment. Ignotz Ristorante offers a classic Italian menu and is known for its thin crust pizza and veal dishes. Family friendly.