Best Italian restaurants in Chicago

Check out the top Italian restaurants in Chicago, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. The Rosebud
1. The Rosebud
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24 local reviews
1500 West Taylor Street, Chicago
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+1 312-942-1117
Meal deliveryBarRestaurant
Kristin
Opened in the 1970's, The Rosebud on Taylor street is an iconic Chicago Italian restaurant and this location…
Dave&Katie
My favorite Italian Restaurant. I think the food is the best representation of Chicago Italian
Kenneth
My favorite of the Italian restaurants on Taylor st. An Chicago institution
1. The Rosebud
1. The Rosebud
host-0host-1host-2
24 local reviews
1500 West Taylor Street, Chicago
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+1 312-942-1117
Kristin
Kristin
Opened in the 1970's, The Rosebud on Taylor street is an iconic Chicago Italian restaurant and this location represents the original…
Dave&Katie
Dave&Katie
My favorite Italian Restaurant. I think the food is the best representation of Chicago Italian
Kenneth
Kenneth
My favorite of the Italian restaurants on Taylor st. An Chicago institution
2. Topo Gigio Ristorante
2. Topo Gigio Ristorante
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40 local reviews
1516 N Wells St, Chicago
Closed · Opens 11:30 AM
+1 312-266-9355
RestaurantPoint of interestFood
Rob
Consistently voted as one of the best Italian restaurants in Chicago. They have an indoor dining room and bar…
LuzMa + Alex
Our favorite Italian restaurant in Chicago. Modern Tuscan-style approach. Nice outdoor garden and covered…
Shaine
Even though the name is kinda silly it's a wonderful Italian restaurant serving traditional Italian cuisine in…
2. Topo Gigio Ristorante
2. Topo Gigio Ristorante
host-0host-1host-2
40 local reviews
1516 N Wells St, Chicago
Closed · Opens 11:30 AM
+1 312-266-9355
Rob
Rob
Consistently voted as one of the best Italian restaurants in Chicago. They have an indoor dining room and bar & also a beautiful outdoor…
LuzMa + Alex
LuzMa + Alex
Our favorite Italian restaurant in Chicago. Modern Tuscan-style approach. Nice outdoor garden and covered year-around outdoor bar. Vibrant,…
Shaine
Shaine
Even though the name is kinda silly it's a wonderful Italian restaurant serving traditional Italian cuisine in a warm setting with an…
3. University Village / Little Italy
3. University Village / Little Italy
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21 local reviews
University Village / Little Italy, Chicago
NeighborhoodPolitical
Mary
Great variety of Italian restaurants up and down Taylor street. It's near the University and Medical Campuses…
Chris
Little Italy near UIC just 10 minute walk. Lots of Italian restaurants and student friendly!
Parijat
In walking distance to several Italian restaurants and Festa Italiana 13th-16th.
3. University Village / Little Italy
3. University Village / Little Italy
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21 local reviews
University Village / Little Italy, Chicago
Mary
Mary
Great variety of Italian restaurants up and down Taylor street. It's near the University and Medical Campuses so you get neighborhood…
Chris
Chris
Little Italy near UIC just 10 minute walk. Lots of Italian restaurants and student friendly!
Parijat
Parijat
In walking distance to several Italian restaurants and Festa Italiana 13th-16th.
4. Riccardo Trattoria
4. Riccardo Trattoria
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16 local reviews
2119 North Clark Street, Chicago
Closed · Opens 5:00 PM
+1 773-549-0038
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Liz
Cozy authentic Italian restaurant. Zagat rated best Italian restaurant and best restaurant in Chicago!
Brett
This is a classic Italian restaurant, outstanding food, and very intimate and cozy atmosphere...
Lori
What I regard as the best Italian restaurant in Chicago--amazing, small, and truly Italian
4. Riccardo Trattoria
4. Riccardo Trattoria
host-0host-1host-2
16 local reviews
2119 North Clark Street, Chicago
Closed · Opens 5:00 PM
+1 773-549-0038
Liz
Liz
Cozy authentic Italian restaurant. Zagat rated best Italian restaurant and best restaurant in Chicago!
Brett
Brett
This is a classic Italian restaurant, outstanding food, and very intimate and cozy atmosphere...
Lori
Lori
What I regard as the best Italian restaurant in Chicago--amazing, small, and truly Italian
5. Piccolo Sogno
5. Piccolo Sogno
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37 local reviews
464 N Halsted St, Chicago
Closed · Opens 11:30 AM
+1 312-421-0077
RestaurantPoint of interestFood
Beth
One of the most well-respected Italian restaurants in the city - and they serve handmade pastas. It's not…
Annie And Tommy
At the other end of the neighborhood - Really lovely upscale italian restaurant with outdoor garden. I…
Mark
Awesome Italian restaurant right near the Blue Line stop. Great outdoor patio as well. Reservation is your…
5. Piccolo Sogno
5. Piccolo Sogno
host-0host-1host-2
37 local reviews
464 N Halsted St, Chicago
Closed · Opens 11:30 AM
+1 312-421-0077
Beth
Beth
One of the most well-respected Italian restaurants in the city - and they serve handmade pastas. It's not uncommon to see limos outside…
Annie And Tommy
Annie And Tommy
At the other end of the neighborhood - Really lovely upscale italian restaurant with outdoor garden. I recommend making reservations.
Mark
Mark
Awesome Italian restaurant right near the Blue Line stop. Great outdoor patio as well. Reservation is your best bet.
6. Club Lucky
6. Club Lucky
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41 local reviews
1824 W Wabansia Ave, Chicago
Closed · Opens 11:30 AM
+1 773-227-2300
RestaurantPoint of interestFood
Paul
Italian restaurant loved for its location, its front bar, music, calamari, and meatball salad. Take bar booth…
Lyney
This Italian restaurant has amazing pastas, soups, appetizers, etc. Its deep history goes back to the '40s..…
Bianca
Neighborhood Italian restaurant that has been in the 'hood for decades. Great food and good martinis too.
6. Club Lucky
6. Club Lucky
host-0host-1host-2
41 local reviews
1824 W Wabansia Ave, Chicago
Closed · Opens 11:30 AM
+1 773-227-2300
Paul
Paul
Italian restaurant loved for its location, its front bar, music, calamari, and meatball salad. Take bar booth seating if available. Food…
Lyney
Lyney
This Italian restaurant has amazing pastas, soups, appetizers, etc. Its deep history goes back to the '40s... It has an urban 50s aesthetic,…
Bianca
Bianca
Neighborhood Italian restaurant that has been in the 'hood for decades. Great food and good martinis too.
7. Zia's Lago Vista
7. Zia's Lago Vista
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11 local reviews
3819 North Ashland Avenue, Chicago
Closed · Opens 11:30 AM
+1 773-883-0808
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Katie
Nice Italian restaurant. A little more expensive, but the food is good and they potion sizes are quite large…
Emily
Great Italian restaurant with reasonable prices and fantastic outdoor seating. My Best Friend's Wedding was…
Tim
Delicious Italian restaurant a short walk South on Ashland Avenue www.ziaslakeview.com
7. Zia's Lago Vista
7. Zia's Lago Vista
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11 local reviews
3819 North Ashland Avenue, Chicago
Closed · Opens 11:30 AM
+1 773-883-0808
Katie
Katie
Nice Italian restaurant. A little more expensive, but the food is good and they potion sizes are quite large. Beautiful atmosphere.
Emily
Emily
Great Italian restaurant with reasonable prices and fantastic outdoor seating. My Best Friend's Wedding was actually filmed here!
Tim
Tim
Delicious Italian restaurant a short walk South on Ashland Avenue www.ziaslakeview.com
8. Calo Ristorante
8. Calo Ristorante
host-0host-1host-2
34 local reviews
5343 N Clark St, Chicago
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+1 773-271-7782
Meal deliveryBarRestaurant
Michael
Classic Italian restaurant with amazing food that's been in the same location for like 50 years!
Lynsey
Superb, classic Italian restaurant! Sit in the casual bar or classic, upscale dining room.
Rachel
Long time Italian restaurant to A-ville. Good classic italian meal cant go wrong.
8. Calo Ristorante
8. Calo Ristorante
host-0host-1host-2
34 local reviews
5343 N Clark St, Chicago
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+1 773-271-7782
Michael
Michael
Classic Italian restaurant with amazing food that's been in the same location for like 50 years!
Lynsey
Lynsey
Superb, classic Italian restaurant! Sit in the casual bar or classic, upscale dining room.
Rachel
Rachel
Long time Italian restaurant to A-ville. Good classic italian meal cant go wrong.
9. Angelina Ristorante
9. Angelina Ristorante
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33 local reviews
3561 N Broadway, Chicago
Closed · Opens 5:00 PM
+1 773-935-5933
RestaurantPoint of interestFood
Volkan
One of the best italian restaurant in this neighborhood with very reasonable price!! Yes price is my point…
David
Don't even think about walking in on Sunday brunch without a reservation. Unlimited mimosas begin your Sunday…
Andrew
An elegant Italian restaurant with exceptional food, perfect for dates, in the summer they have outdoor…
9. Angelina Ristorante
9. Angelina Ristorante
host-0host-1host-2
33 local reviews
3561 N Broadway, Chicago
Closed · Opens 5:00 PM
+1 773-935-5933
Volkan
Volkan
One of the best italian restaurant in this neighborhood with very reasonable price!! Yes price is my point here because all decent Italian…
David
David
Don't even think about walking in on Sunday brunch without a reservation. Unlimited mimosas begin your Sunday Funday. Other nights of the…
Andrew
Andrew
An elegant Italian restaurant with exceptional food, perfect for dates, in the summer they have outdoor seating. Most of the waiters are…
10. Enoteca Roma
10. Enoteca Roma
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22 local reviews
2146 W Division St, Chicago
Closed · Opens 5:00 PM
+1 773-772-7700
Meal deliveryBarRestaurant
Michelle
We love this place. It's a mid-tier, casual Italian restaurant with a GREAT outside dining area in the summers…
Carolyn
Amazing Italian restaurant with the best back patio in the city.
Greg
Nice little neighborhood Italian restaurant.
10. Enoteca Roma
10. Enoteca Roma
host-0host-1host-2
22 local reviews
2146 W Division St, Chicago
Closed · Opens 5:00 PM
+1 773-772-7700
Michelle
Michelle
We love this place. It's a mid-tier, casual Italian restaurant with a GREAT outside dining area in the summers (in the back, off the…
Carolyn
Carolyn
Amazing Italian restaurant with the best back patio in the city.
Greg
Greg
Nice little neighborhood Italian restaurant.
11. Caro Mio Italian Restaurant
11. Caro Mio Italian Restaurant
host-0
11 local reviews
1833 W Wilson Ave, Chicago
Closed · Opens 4:00 PM
+1 773-275-5000
RestaurantPoint of interestFood
Michelle
I bit of a trek from the neighborhood, but we've been eating here for at least 10 years now...It is our go-to…
11. Caro Mio Italian Restaurant
11. Caro Mio Italian Restaurant
host-0
11 local reviews
1833 W Wilson Ave, Chicago
Closed · Opens 4:00 PM
+1 773-275-5000
Michelle
Michelle
I bit of a trek from the neighborhood, but we've been eating here for at least 10 years now...It is our go-to Italian restaurant for when…
12. Davanti Enoteca
12. Davanti Enoteca
host-0host-1host-2
30 local reviews
1359 West Taylor Street, Chicago
Closed · Opens 11:30 AM
+1 312-226-5550
BarRestaurantFood
John
THIS IS A MUST ! ! ! Small shared plates Contemporary Italian. Its hip its loud and young. My Family craves…
Bob
Famous Taylor Street. Italian restaurant row with the likes of Rosebud, and Davanti Enoteca.
Parijat
Great place to grab a bite to eat. Lots of Italian restaurants near by.
12. Davanti Enoteca
12. Davanti Enoteca
host-0host-1host-2
30 local reviews
1359 West Taylor Street, Chicago
Closed · Opens 11:30 AM
+1 312-226-5550
John
John
THIS IS A MUST ! ! ! Small shared plates Contemporary Italian. Its hip its loud and young. My Family craves the "Focaccia Di Recco" …
Bob
Bob
Famous Taylor Street. Italian restaurant row with the likes of Rosebud, and Davanti Enoteca.
Parijat
Parijat
Great place to grab a bite to eat. Lots of Italian restaurants near by.