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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23 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 r…
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
23 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 locatio…
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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39 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 year…
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
39 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 gar…
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 outdoo…
3. Riccardo Trattoria
3. 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
3. Riccardo Trattoria
3. 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
4. University Village / Little Italy
4. 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.
4. University Village / Little Italy
4. 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 peopl…
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.
5. Club Lucky
5. Club Lucky
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39 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.
5. Club Lucky
5. Club Lucky
host-0host-1host-2
39 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 i…
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.
6. Piccolo Sogno
6. 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 unc…
Annie And Tommy
At the other end of the neighborhood - Really lovely upscale italian restaurant with outdoor garden. I recomm…
Mark
Awesome Italian restaurant right near the Blue Line stop. Great outdoor patio as well. Reservation is your be…
6. Piccolo Sogno
6. 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 thi…
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.
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 ac…
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. Angelina Ristorante
8. Angelina Ristorante
host-0host-1host-2
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 her…
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 seatin…
8. Angelina Ristorante
8. 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 r…
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 we…
Andrew
Andrew
An elegant Italian restaurant with exceptional food, perfect for dates, in the summer they have outdoor seating. Most of the waiters are exc…
9. Via Carducci La Sorella
9. Via Carducci La Sorella
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19 local reviews
1928 W Division St, Chicago
Closed · Opens 11:30 AM
+1 773-252-2244
Meal deliveryMeal takeawayRestaurant
Ariel
Classic Italian Restaurant in Chicago. Family and Kids Friendly. Friendly Staff and the Owner .... well as Ita…
Janet
Arguably the best Italian restaurant in Wicker Park. Delicious pasta. Run by real Italians.
Maira
Great Italian restaurant with great service, ambiance and budget friendly.
9. Via Carducci La Sorella
9. Via Carducci La Sorella
host-0host-1host-2
19 local reviews
1928 W Division St, Chicago
Closed · Opens 11:30 AM
+1 773-252-2244
Ariel
Ariel
Classic Italian Restaurant in Chicago. Family and Kids Friendly. Friendly Staff and the Owner .... well as Italian as you can get.
Janet
Janet
Arguably the best Italian restaurant in Wicker Park. Delicious pasta. Run by real Italians.
Maira
Maira
Great Italian restaurant with great service, ambiance and budget friendly.
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…
Greg
Great little bakery in the morning and a very cozy Italian restaurant at night.
Carolyn
Amazing Italian restaurant with the best back patio in the city.
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 street…
Greg
Greg
Great little bakery in the morning and a very cozy Italian restaurant at night.
Carolyn
Carolyn
Amazing Italian restaurant with the best back patio in the city.
11. Caro Mio Italian Restaurant
11. Caro Mio Italian Restaurant
host-0
10 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
10 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 we…
12. Calo Ristorante
12. Calo Ristorante
host-0host-1host-2
31 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.
Ana
Delicious Italian restaurant, great for families and groups
12. Calo Ristorante
12. Calo Ristorante
host-0host-1host-2
31 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.
Ana
Ana
Delicious Italian restaurant, great for families and groups