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Serrelli's Finer Foods
97/100 (301 ratings)
"My friends send me beef from here all the time .I just Got a Five pound bucket of beef .2 Packages Of Italian sausage 24 buns Melrose Peppers .And a..."
Bill Stagner
"best beef ever. Been buying it for 45 years. Cant have a birthday party or Christmas and new years eve with out serving Serrelli's..."
Gail Huedepohl
"I drive with a friend to Serrelli's to get bulk bucket of Italian beef for large party event's and I have a few parties coming up soon. It's worth..."
Karen Dobrose
"Every party or holiday I'm here getting the beef or ribs... The ribs are the best..."
Kathy Love
"A Chicago Gem. The original supplier of Italian "peanut wedding" fare. They've supplied our beef and sausauge for our annual family picnic for 25..."
Joseph Catrambone
"Best Italian beef in town, Patti and crew top..."
Michael Harriss
"Best beef. We drive from Northbrook to get their beef! They take care of our beef catering..."
Nicole Hatfield
"Feeding the family for years from Serellis! Best Italian beef anywhere! Makes the trip from our Naperville home well worth..."
Mary Kay Wojciechowski
"Been eating their beef and bread for years.Best..."
Kenny Charles Schnidt
"If you want the BEST Italian beef and sausage in Chicago, this is THE place. Family owned and friendly, they'll take care of you. They're even better..."
Scott Halvorsen
"Not kidding when they say "the worlds best Italian..."
Wanda Lopez
"The ONLY place for beef! We always stop at Serrelli's when we're in..."
Kris Corser
"The best Italian beef in Chicago missing out if you dont try..."
Ron Eady
"This Is The Best Beef I Ever Had An Miss Having When I Want To We Don't Have Food Like This Were I Live Now I Wish We Did..."
Donna Kay
"Always A Staple at My Parties!! Worth the Ride!! Grew Up in a Family Catering business near by... I Know The BEST!! This BEEF..."
Maryann Zaucha Slavin
Nando Milano Trattoria
97/100 (958 ratings)
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"Recommended by our favourite italian chef in Poland- it was worth it! one of the best dinners we had in..."
Aleksandra Gajewska
"Small neighborhood trattoria with fresh pasta, excellent sauces. Pork shank special was outrageously wonderful. Always love the bolognese sauce. ..."
Kapra Fleming
"Food was authentic Italian and the service was outstanding! Great owner that is visible, and gets customer service. Sonja is a great..."
Marty Rynne
"Their food is absolutely delicious and authentic. You can tell that everything is freshly prepared. So many great choices. Everything we had was..."
Maria Concetta Saguto Matariyeh
"I had an amazing meal here yesterday. Best Italian meal I have had in a very long time. Fresh Truffle salad, Truffle Gnocchi with Gorgonzola. The..."
Emily Mariscal
"Great food & great customer service! Definitely recommend the..."
Kelvyn Perez
"Exceptional Italian food, people, pairings & patio! I wrote that 4 years ago and it still rings true. I appreciate that Chef Alessio, Dario, Luca..."
Linda Decker
"Authentic Italian food. Great quality and service. Difficult to find a better real Italian restaurant in..."
Marcus Menniti
"Great staff & food!! I highly recommend the Gorgonzola Stuffed Gnocchi. We will be dining there again on our next..."
Ashley Oates
"Great service! Authentic, well prepared food. Adorable intimate ambience. The stuffed rice ball was my favorite!..."
Jenella Bella
"Amazing food and the service was great. Highly..."
Rhiannon Michelle
"My wife picked this place for our 11th anniversary by the reviews. They didn't lie! The people, awesome. The atmosphere, awesome. The food,..."
Edward Kexel
"This place is Amazing!!!!!Came here to celebrate our anniversary and had such a great experience. Food was delicious and service was just..."
Tetyana Koval
"Love this place!! Authentic Italian food. The Staff is great. Manager, waiter, even the busser. Loved the charred calamari and octopus. Spinach salad..."
Antonia Asimis
"This is the best italian restaurant i’ve ever been to, I recommend it without a doubt. Absolutely all meals are delicious and appetizing. Also the..."
Veronika Stelmakh
"Our favorite Italian food in the city. A hidden gem and a must try! Never had a bad meal there, and the service is incredible. Great wine selection..."
Jake DiGregorio
"Back for more of this truly authentic Italian Restaurant! the wine paring made the meal really special and the home made pasta melts in your mouth...."
Ben Quattrone
"Exceptional traditional Italian food. We ordered different dishes and all of them were amazing. Can't wait to go there again. Staff is super friendly..."
Lucie Schulz
"Nando Milano is a great authentic northern Italian restaurant with a very friendly atmosphere. The owner/manager takes great pride in the restaurant..."
David Allen
Lago Wine Bar
96/100 (73 ratings)
"2nd right in a row of ordering to go food. The staff was friendly and helpful. The menu is great, I want to try it all. I got the carbonara 2 nights..."
Terry F. Kraus III
"Beautiful, cozy place with a friendly staff, delicious and reasonably priced food. Great atmosphere. Can not wait to go back ..."
Reda Montė
"Great staff, yummy food variety, legit, fab decor, excellent wine knowledge, so glad they’re in the..."
Michonne Proulx
"Amazing service! Jayson and Jalena are the best! Delicious Old Fashions--best in the..."
Lauri Dietz
"I love Lago. What a great addition to the neighborhood it is. Wonderful atmosphere (they’ve got the lighting just right), excellent food (great..."
Heather Barnfield
"We had an excellent brunch on Sunday! We will definitely be back! Great addition to the..."
Chad Hosier
"Quaint tapas place. The food was excellent! We ordered all of the hot tapas options, but didn't try out the pastas and wish we had. I will definitely..."
Bryan Nagy
"small place but very good dinner. we went on weekdays and we seated at the bar. good selection of italian wines and good food made with good..."
Mathieu Laspoussas
"Went for a glass of wine. The place was very cozy and it seems like they are taking Covid precautions more serious than other places which I..."
Eran Dromy
"What a great place. Doesn’t matter how busy it is, they will always squeeze us in. Once they even brought us complimentary champagne just to kill..."
Arina Blagar
"Figo Wine Bar is a gem. Beautiful, chill, classy and unpretentious. I visited with a group of friends last evening and Doug was the sweetest wine..."
Mark Morgan
"First time at Vigo Wine Bar, we were too late to order food but let me tell you I am so happy we decided to stay. The service we received from Marium..."
Jack Reed
"This is one of my favorite restaurants in Lakeview, a nice little hidden gem. Great place if you want to try some tapas, and wine or cocktails, and..."
Josh Banfield
Miko’s Italian Ice
96/100 (650 ratings)
"Awesome Italian ice and of course great friendly service. I don't care much for the strawberry flavor but the coconut is really good. My boyfriend..."
Marilyn Gonzalez
"It's not summer until you've been to Miko's! It's a tradition to walk through Palmer Square on a balmy night, stand out on Sacramento with our..."
Sabrina Craig
"My favorite place to go with my son never disappointed banana chocolate chip is the..."
CC Avendano
"The best Italian ice cream in Chicago, I highly recomen it. They have a good variety of flavors and one is better that the other..."
Karla Nunez
"The service here is so friendly and so quick. The Italian Ice was perfection! Loved the flavor of my mango & coconut combo. I savored every bite..."
Laura Rost Gallagher
"Great watermelon & coconut!! Wonderful location!! Great for kids, dog friendly & a gem in the..."
Amanda Cruz
"Hands down best Italian Ice in..."
Bryan MacBeth
"Yesterday 9/14/17 it was a beautiful day in the city! Perfect and it hit the spot. Coconut/strawberry...."
Annette Gonzalez
"the best Italian I've every had, it's sooo juicy. I can actually see pieces of fruit in it. I love it!!! See you guys next..."
Sofia Arredondo
"Coconut Italian Ice was yummy I will go there again when we come..."
Kim Collins
"Best Italian ice in America. Good prices and fast service. Love the banana chocolate chip and all the..."
Carla Beecher
"I love their italian ice, it`s yummy goodness !!!!!! Just writing this right now akes me want..."
LadyLaronda Maestro
"Best place ever!!!!!!! Watermelon and Lime is my favorite..."
Frankie Torres
"Perfect for a hot summer day! Be prepared to get in line, but don't be intimidated because the staff moves pretty fast. While you wait, take a look..."
Janice L
"Miko's is hands down the best Italian ice in Chicago. I have been a customer at both their Logan Square and Irving Park locations for years. In June..."
Carrie Pallardy
"Love the walk up window! They have great flavors (definitely must try Mango and Passion fruit) and are available in several cup sizes. Plus you can..."
Auxiliadora Rivera
"Delicious, freshly-made Italian ice. Never had a bad experience..."
James Land
"Miko's how I love you and look forward to your opening every year! Banana chip is my favorite, seconded by chocolate, so I get both! Thank you for..."
Erin RavenSkye
"Hands down the BEST Italian Ice I’ve ever had. MUST TRY. Both locations are..."
Mariana Fulgencio
"Horchata Italian Ice is a fave..."
Ashley Falcon
Ignotz Ristorante
95/100 (1384 ratings)
"Always a great place to go eat for any occasion. We went for my sons bday food was exceptional as always the server Karen is the best in the..."
Bonnie N Clyde Otf
"By far the best Italian food I’ve had in a long time. It’s a small place so you definitely need to make a reservation especially on the weekends...."
Nicole Duran
"Our absolute favorite spot in the neighborhood! So happy it's a quick walk away. Roger, the owner, is always very gracious and server Lisa is the..."
Leigh-Anne Riebold
"Fantastic Italian restaurant. Great food, great wait staff, great bartenders and the best part is that the owner will come to your table to ensure..."
Evelyn Lozano
"Seriously people it doesn't get any better than Ignotz !! Great food , great wine and Roger is one of the Best people you will ever meet..."
Michelle Gusich
"Get restaurant, staff were very attentive & professional. The food was amazing, authentic Italian cuisine. I would recommend to my family & friends...."
Arturo Delgado
"This place is a little slice of heaven! We have driven about 90 miles three times in the past year to eat here. Great ambiance, wonderful service,..."
Kelly Klobucher
"Definitely the BEST meal I've had in YEARS from start to finish!! Great food, service & atmosphere. Forget Taylor Street... this place is a hidden..."
Sherri Jones
"Great homemade Italian specialities!! The best food and service and atmosphere!! What more could you ask..."
Catherine Mintautas
"The entire staff was phenomenal and even initially when I booked the reservation over the phone. My family ran into traffic on our way there and they..."
Joanna Ellerbe
"We had a wonderful meal, and Lisa was the best! Roger made sure to welcome us. We had the shrimp/ scallops in a bourbon sauce over pasta- delicious!..."
Sheila Guinan Martinotti
"The food, the staff, the ambiance. I come all the way from..."
Jay Mustapich
"My husband & I were in Chicago this past weekend from central Indiana & our friends surprised us with a visit to Ignotz & the food was OUTSTANDING!..."
Tawni Timmons-Risse
"The eggplant parm was dynamite! Minestrone also very, very tasty! Can’t wait to go..."
Deanna Storino Fishel
"I think they had the best food I have EVER..."
Tammy Santangelo
"Amazing food!! Staff here is kind and very friendly. The food was clearly cooked fresh and paired well with a glass of wine. I highly recommend this..."
"We came shortly after they opened after the bears preseason game on a Saturday. My Dad is the only person who has been here before. Service was top..."
Vincent Klein
"I found this place online today and had to have a girls dinner here immediately. I felt like I was at somebody Italian grandma house. Every worker..."
Meena Beena
"DELIZIOSA””” A wonderful classic Italian restaurant with food to match. Calamari perfection. Whitefish Vesuvio,incredibly fresh. Italian beef..."
A HacK
"Great thin crust crispy tavern-style pizza with proportionate toppings.....Just too much sauce......Excellent chicken..."
Roy trumblay
"Ignortz's is the place that comes to mind when you think of a classic fine dining Italian restaurant. They greet everyone as if they were a regular..."
Marco Olvera
"Absolutely the most fantastic experience since COVID-19. Every part of the experience was unbelievable. The pasta specials were delicious and the..."
Dan Nihiser
"This is a truly old school Italian gem! They have the best gnocchi's I've ever tasted. The service is phenomenal, the ambiance has authentic..."
John Dwyer