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Sister to the original Piccolo Sogno, chef Tony Priolo now pairs with chef Todd Stein (The Florentine) to bring some fine Italian seafood to River North. Branzino and tonno promise to exceed your a... read more
Set in a River North space that resembles an Umbrian estate, this restaurant and wine bar from the Rosebud Restaurants folks serves traditional Italian dishes, like goat-cheese gnocchi and cro... read more
Tony Mantuano made a name for himself with the high-end, highly acclaimed Spiaggia–not to mention his appearance on Top Chef Masters–but this late-night Italian pizza place is not secon... read more
The Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel’s restaurant is all about Italian classics for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Start with complimentary olives and cheese, then order your choice of fresh bread and o... read more
The simple truth is that there are few meals more satisfying than a warm plate of perfectly made hand-cut pasta, especially in a city where winter lasts for a solid seven months. That’s just ... read more
The premise might be simple--neighborhood sandwiches and pastries-- but with chefs from Trotter's and North Pond, you know you're in good hands. Stop in for lunch at one of the quaint marble cafe ... read more
Taking over an old antique shop, this neighborhood Italian joint serves as a European style coffeehouse in the morning and churns out Northern Italian fare at night. The rustic interior is ideal fo... read more
Thoughtful BYO Italian restaurant on the Lincoln Square stretch boasts housemade pasta and rotating specials. Chef Massimo di Vuolo is intent on bringing an authentic experience to his diners, an... read more
Designed like a cavernous, old library with bookshelves, leather banquettes and recessed lighting, this massive restaurant in the JW Marriot has former Cibo Matto chef Todd Stein behind the menu.... read more
The owners of Letizia's Natural Bakery and Enoteca Roma have combined the brilliance of both to create this Logan Square pizza cafe. The bright, pretty space is decked out in simple hardwood, acc... read more
The owners behind Chicago's Mia Francesca empire came up with this winning combination of wine shop and restaurant, and you'll be hard pressed to escape the shop with a bottle of Italian red and... read more
Even though this chic pizzeria sits next door to its owner's Urban Burger Bar, you'll be hard pressed to find much crossover. House-made pastas, Italian cheeses and a 70-bottle wine list are enti... read more
Designer and conceptualist Brendan Sodikoff (French Laundry, Ritz Paris) brings all sorts of cooking experience to River North, but it's the unique interior that'll catch your eye: vintage revolvi... read more
Known for his house-made pastas, customer greetings and BYOB policy, Chef-owner Cesar Pineda (Ravenswood's Caro Mio) has opened up Ciao Amore in the heart of Pilsen, dishing ricotta-stuffed gnocchi... read more
With AIC's new Modern Wing comes Chef Tony Mantuano's take on modern Italian cuisine. Inside, Terzo Piano is a work of art itself, awash with inspired white-on-white furnishing sitting behind a wal... read more
Pairing Italian and Bosnian cuisine isn't the only unique thing up the sleeves of owner Nino Divanovic; Fontana Grill will be offering - when the liquor license arrives - an Italian wine concept wh... read more
Built by the same guys who put together city-favorites Blackbird and SushiSamba Rio, Piccolo Sogno stands out in structure: Venetian plastered walls, terrazzo floors, Italian marble, backlit alabas... read more
Anteprima gets the Andersonville atmosphere dead-on: intimate table seating in muted light, the perfect date spot with a new European feel. With a limited Italian menu and seating that fills up by ... read more
Hip River North pizzeria spins out consistently fresh and tasty wood-fired pizzas. Classics abound, but more interesting options include housemade lamb sausage with mint salsa and cracked egg and p... read more
The words seasonal and local seem to be attached to every other res...
Bold experiment provides a bar with everything but the booze. Every...
Massive River North sports bar that becomes late night DJ club. Sup...
Tucked below the swanky River North dining hotspot (yes, Gilt Bar i...
EDM and global house live performances and DJs perform and spin at ...