Top Italian Restaurants in Chicago

Oct. 19 2017, 02:48 pm

Italy conquers the Windy City. Chicago is home to some of the most talented Italian chefs, who pair their cuisine with grand wine lists. In the home of Chicago style Deep Pizza there’s a growth of first-rate Neapolitan pizzerias, with especially built ovens and ingredients imported from the Campania region.

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Pelago Ristorante

Average Price: $ 80
Chef Mauro Mafrici is simply one of the most talented chefs in the United States. His is one of the few restaurants that I feel are on par with the quality and fine-dining experiences found in Italy....
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Osteria Langhe

Average Price: $ 40
Within only three years, Osteria Langhe has found its way into the hearts of Chicago’s food and wine lovers. It has a precise identity and a focused, solid menu. It’s one of those restaurants...
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Spacca Napoli Pizzeria

Average Price: $ 30
Jonathan Goldsmith trained under Enzo Coccia and other great pizza masters. In this way he managed to raise the palate of the Windy City to a higher level. Art is part of Jonathan’s family; his...
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Forno Rosso Randolph

Average Price: $ 25
This place is the work of a well-oiled duo: Sicilian Salvatore Locascio from Trabia near Palermo – young pizzaioli trained under some of the best maestros – and Cefalù native owner Nicola...
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Coco Pazzo

Average Price: $ 80
Federico Comacchio brought a welcome breeze of innovation to Coco Pazzo. His origins in Lodi, in Lombardy, give him a special feeling for the foods of that region. His mother, he said, was a...
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Due Lire Vino & Cucina

Average Price: $ 30
A corner of Italian simplicity on Lincoln Square. Due Lire is an unfussy trattoria serving generous, hefty and affordable dishes. Start with fried calamari or cavatelli that reveal Massimo di...
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Riccardo Trattoria

Average Price: $ 35
Riccardo Michi’s reassuring mellow attitude is reflected in his solid Milan-inspired cuisine. In the US for the past 30 years, he has never forgotten about his roots and traditions. His cosy...
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Tocco

Average Price: $ 30
Bruno and Melissa Abate display a modern, elegant version of cucina italiana that, while reflecting tradition, could satisfy international palates. Tocco offers sleek contemporary decor and its wine...