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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 (817 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
Miko’s Italian Ice
96/100 (256 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
"I go here about 2 times a week. Flavors never get old. Seasonal flavors are always the best. Guava Black..."
Stan Kim
"I've been here a couple of times now and I've enjoyed every flavor I've gotten. Completely changed my view of what Italian ice could be. Always fast,..."
Chris Trechter
"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
"This place is so good, and I'm not usually big on Italian ice. We've been there pretty much every week since we discovered it. Some of my favorites..."
Katey Smagur
"If it is summertime, then it is Mikotime! Cold shaved ice treats, stop in and say..."
Michael Knapp
"SO. Good. I love getting combo's with lime, just recently did peach/lime and it hit the spot. It's definitely worth the 2 mile walk on a Summer's day..."
Aurelia Whyte
"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
"The passion fruit was good but watermelon was better. This is just an opinion tho. Don't take me too..."
Luis Bautista
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
Coda Di Volpe
94/100 (759 ratings)
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"Finally my Southport 'hood gets an adult restaurant!! Billy, GM Francis and their great staff have launched a fantastic new spot in Chicago that..."
Scott Miner
"A gem. Great food. Wonderful wine selection and interesting cocktails. The bar is fantastic and airy. Just adds more class to Southport Corridor and..."
Susan Reilly
"I have been here twice since they opened. Both times were exceptional and i really can't wait to go back. The perfect date spot. The staff are so..."
Brandon Sullivan
"5 Star restaurant in our 'hood! Finally! I love the adult atmosphere......granted my husband and I love kids but sometimes we want to stay in the..."
Karen Hartmann
"The atmosphere was great the service was excellent and the corn ravioli was divine as well as the pizza..i will be recommending this..."
Alan Sikar
"Really enjoyed the restaurant. Spacious and clear that they spent some coin designing and furnishing the space. While there are indulgence dishes..."
Greg O'Neill
"Even an hour prior to a Cubs Playoff game, this restaurant provided excellent service. The staff was friendly, the food was fairly priced and..."
Reneé Mroz
"Cheers to your Staff for sharing their talents with us for lunch yesterday! The flatbread with pistachio pesto, mozzarella, and tomatoes was divine...."
Julie Montague
"This may be one of my favorite spots in the city. The service is always top notch and they make you feel like family when you are there. The food is..."
Gina Parentino
Stix 'n Brix Wood Fired Pizza
94/100 (155 ratings)
"April is the best. She makes you feel so welcome. She is so attentive to the customers. The pizza and desert is..."
Karen Baker
"My son took me here for my birthday tonight. Awesome food awesome staff everything was delicious I highly recommend this to anybody that wants to go..."
Anna Bowen
"Great restaurant! Yummy food and awesome service! Pizza is so good and the dessert is to die for..."
Cristina Scalise Falcone
"Friendly workers and owner that are striving to improve and do better. Great great spot for a bite of..."
Ayun Brown
"Wonderful, friendly service..outstanding pizza..cold crisp salad..great coffee..delicious tiramisu! Can’t wait to go..."
Kathleen Metke Hughes
"Fantastic appetizer and the pizza was absolutely delicious. Definitely recommend and will be back to try the rest of the pizzas...."
Rosa Musco
"The pizza was delicious! It reminds me of Italy 😍 I like the layout and the fact you can see into the kitchen. Coffee was good as well. This..."
Nico Fratto
"The food, service & environment were all wonderful! I can't wait to go back to try some of the other items on the..."
Samantha Radick
"Excellent pizza, especially the prosciutto and arugula, great service and the apple salad is fabulous. Definitely will be a regular spot for..."
Debbie Luce
"So we ordered our pizzas to go last night and OH MY GOODNESS THEY WERE Delicious. Super friendly staff.. I had the Arugula and was..."
Sarah Grana
"Beautiful restaurant with excellent service. The pizza is so delicious, you can tell the ingredients are fresh! Definitely will be..."
Jackie Rodriguez
"Everything from the service to the food to the cleanliness was perfect. Love that it’s byob. Keep doing what you’re doing, we will be..."
Matt O'Malley
Sal's Trattoria
94/100 (468 ratings)
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"Being a foodie (Italian) with discriminating taste, I will say this is an awesome neighborhood gem! Opened only 6 weeks ago, Sal's was a wonderful..."
Loren Mercola
"This place was amazing!!! Everything was so good!! I have never had grilled calamari but it was freaking amazing here!! Highly recommend!! Great..."
Brooke Selvaggio
"Awesome place with great food. The staff is great as well. I recommend it to anyone looking for great Italian..."
John Zick
"Loved everything about our experience! Service, speed, selections, taste, plus homemade gelato!! We will back!! The prices do add up if you get..."
Theresa Esterline
"good & the prices are quite reasonable. The wait staff, chef, & owner were all very attentive, welcoming, & friendly. We had the grilled calamari,..."
Luanne Victorious
"We were staying in the city for a wedding and spent Friday evening at Sal's. Everything from the wine, to the appetizers to the meals, to the..."
Maria Weisbruch
"Great atmosphere. It’s like a downtown restaurant with a neighborhood feel. Really nice bar. The bartender could do with learning how to smile,..."
Heather Barnfield
"Love, love, love it. Food is excellent. Pasta is properly cooked. Sauces are varied and delicious. Best grilled calamari and tiramisu I've had. ..."
Laura Parry
"Great food and service in a lovely setting. This is a great addition to the..."
Nora Fox Handler
"The food was great and decently priced. The hostess was very polite and the waitstaff was excellent. This place was a pleasant..."
Craig Sheehan
"Great Food. Great Service. Can't wait for you to serve brunch and so glad this is on our corner! Welcome to the..."
Trish Marie
"Im a lover of good old school Italian without the " twist"..when I want Italian, I need it to be the kind that my grandmas made, real , honest,..."
Anthony Michael
"Went with a group of friends, and we'll be back! Beautiful restaurant! Excellent food and excellent..."
Tracy Sagastume
S And T Provision
94/100 (169 ratings)
"I can't remember a holiday, a weekend getaway,or any day of the week without something from S&T. Great meatball mix and the setups are always great..."
Karey O'Neil Wysoczan
"S&T is amazing!! The set ups and meat ball mix are beyond the best!! The ladies are so helpful and kind. Highly recommend this..."
Julia Ann
"Not only is their pizza set ups amazing and fun and delicious but yesterday on my way home from the park with my 1 yr old English bulldog I stopped..."
Shan RyanSal
"This is our family’s favorite pizza!! My 6year old will eat a whole one, by himself! And the staff is always great. A true south side..."
Cristina Sanchez Holzman
"Everything is great - especially pizza set ups, and meat ball mix. One-stop-shopping for meal prep - sauce and fresh rolls..."
Sue Moriarty Kerwin
"I've been getting pizza set up's for over 40 years. They are the best! Never been disappointed, the meatball mix, sausage and everything they sell is..."
Diane Richmond Marks
"I have been coming to S & T for years. I always get the sausage pizza setups, meatball mix, ravioli, Italian seasoning and more. Everything is so..."
Ashley Errico
"I love the pizza set ups and the beef is the best around. Love it all will keep going back. Everyone was so friendly the first time I went and..."
Kathy Novak
"If you come here for pizza setup or meatball mix or their beef or their ground chuck their steaks you will not be disappointed the prices are very..."
Nancy Warren Drish Earnest
"Finally made the one hour drive yesterday and was not disappointed. The sausage was delicious! Anxious to try the other items I..."
Lois Nelson Alpers
"Our pizza kit just arrived from Amazon! So happy to have a little piece of the #SouthSide up in Elgin! It's going to be soooo..."
Tammie Watts MacMullen
"Ordered the beef for sandwiches for a party!!! Excellent!! Love the pizza set ups are..."
Pat Wheeler
"Love everything about this place.. I am born and raised in Mt. Greenwood and have been a life long customer of S&T and will continue till the end! ..."
Sissy Marie
"1st time there. Staff so friendly and helpful. So many wonderful items to choose from. Pizza Setups..."
Gale Kaz
"S&T is your neighborhood Italian almost deli (but much more) provider. It is of of my favorite shops to date. Entering its a deli with a isle of..."
Marc Desciscio
"Awesome! Local, family owned, and they truly care about the community and people in it!!! Amazing set-ups and meatball mix, I moved to AZ years ago..."
Lindsey Loughran
"They serve homemade food spaghetti and meat balls very large ones and they are delicious!! Cabbage rows and all other types of food great..."
Sharon Curran
"Simply the best. A Chicago staple, the workers are always nice, the pizza is just awesome. Very addicting! Everything is a reasonable price, I..."
"S&T Rocks! Best Pizza set ups ever, Meatball Mix to die for, And Fantastic Staff! Gove this place a try. You'll be a customer for..."
Timothy Powell
"Love love love the Irish garlic sausages, the German potato salad, and all the Italian food. This small family grocer and butcher is a..."
Shellie Lewis
"Awesome place , went there for pizza set ups a friend told me about. They had so much more. Very friendly staff and they also have gluten free Crust..."
Bob Gallagher