Great food & the best atmosphere. A little on the noisy side, but you have to eat here at least once if you're visiting Chicago. It's located on Clark St. in Lakeview (north side of Chicago) near Wrigley Field (Go Cubs!).
The do take reservations and I highly recommend you make one. This is a very popular place, especially on weekends. If you happen to visit in the summertime check out the extremely nice outdoor courtyard seating.
Favorite Dish: Everything is great and very reasonably priced too!
An elegant Italian restaurant that serves perfect proportions and casual dining. Close to many other attractions on the North Side, this restaurant has been around for as long as I can remember and only seems to be getting better with age.
Favorite Dish: Anything on the menu is great!
This is by far my favorite Italian restuarant in Chicago. They've got great food that goes along with a great atmosphere. One note, they don't take reservations so put your name down and go wait upstairs and have a cocktail.
Favorite Dish: For starters try their calamari and for the main dish their gnocchi. They have a great wine list. So, drink up and be festive.
Wonderful Italian food at resonable prices. Their pasta and meat/seafood dishes are all flavorful and huge portions. I recommend doubling up with a dinner partner and ordering a pasta and meat dish. They will split it up for your on two plates. Then you get to taste a little of both!
A loud, boisterous atmosphere is a sure sign that people are enjoying a great Italian meal.
Favorite Dish: Gelati for dessert. mmmmm.
Everything is good.