Where to stuff your face with some seriously tasty Italian eats.
Old-school Italian meets vintage Chicago. Not worth traversing the city, but tasty. Opt for vodka sauce on your pasta & try the gnocchi.
So easy to pass over, but so rewarding if you don't. Cappuccinos perfectly frothed, sandwiches are solid (the meatier the better, so go for the Italian sub), but gelato nothing to write home about.
A small, hard-to-spot Italian gem with housemade pastas and lovely vinos. The joint just oozes romance.
Serious old-school charm gushes from this cramped yet cozy Italian gem. Plan to share and leave fat and happy.
There's so much to love here, from the meaty subs to the perfectly curated grocery selection (high-quality oils, pastas, cheese). Love the down-to-earth, old-school staff.
Although it feels chain-y, there's something for everyone to love. Staff is great. Ditto the thin crust 'za & salads. Stick w/ the basics.
Pack your patience and be ready to wait for a seat in this tiny shop. For your trouble, you'll be rewarded with the most delectable Neapolitan-style pizza in the city! Selection is small, but you can't go wrong. Don't forget to BYOB.
A fancy pants spot inside the Art Institute. Check out lunch for a more affordable meal, or go all out for date night. The orecchiette pasta is delish.
Hands down, the best spot to dine on Michigan Ave. Snag a spot outside, let the server guide your wine choice, and save room for soft serve
The dining room at this Italian/French/other Euro mashup drips with luxe touches, bit menu is affordable. Try the house-milled flour in pizzas & pastas. Huge Belgian beer selection.
Best no-nonsense jumbo slices in the 'hood. One piece'll do ya! Combo deal w/ a soda is a steal. Italian ice is grainy & disappointing.