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Pizzeria Da Nella Cucina Nepolatana
88/100 (520 ratings)
"Food is excellent, service is great. We had our daughters baptism reception at Da Nella and everything was superb. We moved to the suburbs now, but..."
Katie Young DeGrazia
"So much more than pizza. The food is excellent. The pizza is like what you have in Italy. Highly..."
Maria Insalaco Metzler
"This is the place made me fall in love with Italian food! Their food ingredients are super fresh and food are all well prepared...."
Hanghang Li
"Food was amazing and so was the service. Great atmosphere even though it was the middle of the afternoon and I'm sure getting ready for the dinner..."
Claudio Stornelli
"Fantastic place to meet, greet and dine. Outstanding good with great..."
Robert Tito
"Nella's food nourishes the soul! She is an absolute diamond in a city where there is no lack of good restaurants. Stepping into the warm, welcoming..."
Ria Rörich
"Came from NYC for my Bday, on invite from my son, who lives & practices medicine in Chicago. After seeing Da Nella on RAI, I suggested to try it. So..."
Marie Di Maggio
"Fantastic pizza! Like a dream... I suggest the " bianca and..."
Andrezza Haddad
"Master Pizzaiolo Gino is hands down the best pizza maker..."
Lorna Arocena
"Amazing real (but for real)italian pizza and delicious italian pasta! Everything there is great! Good job Franco and..."
Elisabetta Sirtori
"The best Italian style pizza period. I've tried them..."
Ivan Tufek
"Best authentic pizza I have ever had. Definitely a visit on any trip we make to Chicago (5 visits in 5 trips so..."
Adam Bernhardt
"The best pizza of..."
Esposito Ivan
"Great staff great..."
Jenna Marie Montelaro
"Great place for original..."
Jose Vizcaino
Picollo Sogno
87/100 (5562 ratings)
Vegetarian Friendly
Vegan Options
Gluten Free Options
Gluten Free Options
Vegetarian Friendly
Vegan Options
Late Night
Ice Cream
Osso Buco
Fava Beans
"A friend and I came here last night for dinner, and absolutely loved it!! Highly recommend dining outside in the most gorgeous patio I have been to..."
Kristen Marie
"My family and I went to Piccolo Sogno to celebrate my dad’s birthday. Everything was beyond amazing! From the service, to the food, to the..."
Michelle Arellano
"Anyone who would give this establishment less than 5 stars is someone looking for fault. Starting with the host at the door through the wait staff,..."
Todd Shewchuk
"Went there because the restaurant we went before was over crowded with 2 hours waiting. It was meant to be! Friendly, amazing staff and service. The..."
Maribel Aguilar
"I love this place. Our server was very attentive to my lady & I. The food was amazing. We ate outside & the decor was very well thought out. Can't..."
Kyle David Herring
"Amazing food and exceptional wine list as well! Maribel was wonderful! Great midweek break week during a conference in the City. Had not been in a..."
Laura Naughton
"It was a wonderful experience when I went for my birthday dinner. The staff was wonderful and super friendly. The food was amazing and the dessert..."
Jennifer Miranda
"We've dined here many times and each time it's consistently good. Great food, great service, great atmosphere. We also lucked out with great weather..."
Iolanda Ingrassia Goodfellow
"Have been here multiple times and the food, wine selection and service never cease to amaze me. From the specials to the menu main stays, Picolo..."
Pete Miserendino
"The restaurant is just beautiful. The food is amazing and the staff is just wonderful. I had a party of 12 and everything was perfect. This is the..."
Diana Petersen
"The mushroom and truffle risotto was the best I've ever had! Excellent attention to detail and fabulous service. I can't recommend it..."
Catherine Crews
"Fantastic! Four people each ordered a different meal and we shared with each other. The sea bass, and the Wild bore papardelli were so..."
Tom Popper
"Excellent service and food! Loved how attentive the staff was to our every needs. Recommend sharing dishes, so much delicious..."
Shannon Trimarco Ford
"Food was outstanding and great service! The patio seating is lovely , very romantic with all the little..."
Claire Patrick
Bar Lupo
82/100 (237 ratings)
Vegetarian Friendly
Vegetarian Friendly
"Food, drinks and music were awesome! We even brought our kids and the chef was nice enough to change some of the orders for them. I would def...."
Gina Whittle
"I've been to Bar Lupo 3 times now. And each experience has been fabulous. The food is delicious and interesting. They put flavors and tastes..."
Gary Vacha
"First time coming into the city, it was such a great dinner. The food was amazing, we had fettuccine and ravioli and it was so delicous. The staff..."
Ana Martinez
"At last a restaurant we don't have to make excuses for! The food is delicious with superb house made ingredients assembled with care and skill. The..."
Stefan Hersh
"BRAVO BAR LUPO Dear neighbors, friends and family, I’m writing to share a great experience. We have a new restaurant in the hood. I love it! I..."
Vikki Valentine
"Bar Lupo was super yummy. I enjoyed the mozzarella sticks (like cheese curds and fried pickles), and crispy stuffed meatballs the best. The garlic..."
Shelly Lynn
"Fantastic neighborhood addition! Crave-able food from lemony-herb Lupo potatoes and pastas to the garlic knots are perfect for sharing in the cool..."
Mason Marks
"You have to go! I have been to Bar Lupo and I love it! The staff is extremely friendly and attentive. The décor and vibe of the restaurant is chic..."
Gerry Canavan
"Had a great dinner last night with 3 friends from out of town. All enjoyed our meals. Ricotta Toast is a must have. Everything was fantastic! I..."
Donald Vacha
"Delicious food and a very relaxed environment. I recommend the chicken parm,..."
Anjel Ortega
"Could not be more thrilled about the latest restaurant addition to the neighborhood! Atmosphere is elegant yet casual, and not at all stuffy. Every..."
Nicole Kaufmann
"Just a great place all around! Great, friendly staff. Excellent food & drinks. I also love djing..."
Matteo Baltazar
"I'm here for a special brunch event and I must say from the drinks to the food everything is great! Can't wait to come..."
Brandy Middleton
Tony's Italian Beef
91/100 (1430 ratings)
Fast Food
Italian Beef
"Thee best breaded steak sandwiches around!!!This is an absolute treat!The sandwich is a pretty big portion but there’s no wasting in our family.The..."
Darcy E Vondrasek-Ellis
"The best Italian beef, the best gyros, the best Italian ice, the best..."
Tony Calderone
"The very best Italian beef there is. Second to none, this place will knock your socks..."
Troy Tufano
"Best beef in the world great Quality beef great service great price....."
Rubin Limas
"I've always had exceptional service, the order is correct, and the food is fantastic. Prices are a little higher than some other comparable..."
Rodney Kanous
"Great Italian beef, better than Portillo. There's daily special $8.75 beef, fries and medium soda. You can't get that at Portillo. There's other..."
Manny Chin
"Always great and never get any fat or grissle! Lean soft meat! Love..."
Sara Solis
"Food is amazing hands down the best beef in Chicago been a staple in Chicago for many years and I know I tell all my friends and family that they..."
Gino Gallela
"Best place in chicago land for a good..."
Ed Peevler III
"Have been eating at Tony's since 1981. Food is great, and the people are..."
Ken Epich
"I loved this place before Chicago's Best! Amazing food, great service, great milkshakes too! I wish they sold T-shirts so i can represent my favorite..."
Rudy Nava
"You can't beat this beef sandwich, and the pepper&egg sandwich are the best you'll ever taste. Very friendly staff. Food is always hot and tasty...."
anthony kessel
"EXCELLENT! Ordered take-out and the breakfast is amazing! It is not too greasy and is cooked well. The pancakes are great and very fluffy! The staff..."
"Wow! I was flying out of midway and was looking for a nearby place to grab a good Chicago sandwich and this was the highest rated. The reviews don't..."
James Lunn
"Very satisfied with the food here. I appreciate the little extras like grilling my gyro meat! Good service and good..."
Kristi Lynne
"Quick lunch spot with bigger portions and better quality than Portillos. There is a reason all the city workers eat..."
eric puszkiewicz
"Tonys has been a go-to for me since high school! Im now 38 & still getting my yellow tickets punched! Excellent food & Great..."
b jay ross
James Michael Young
"The Best food ever! Love eating..."
Angel Alcantar
Tedino's Pizzeria And Restaurant
81/100 (1183 ratings)
"Best pizza ANYWHERE! I used to live just a few blocks from this restaurant. I loved the superthin-crust cheese pizza. I ordered it several times a..."
Cheryl Ross
"The best pizza in the city!!! I really recommend this..."
Dana Vs
"Can u guys move or have another restaurant open here in far suburbs lol , every time I go Chicago I have to have ur pizza I miss it ,nothin compares..."
Zina Pirillis
"The best stuffed pizza. diffidently worth sinking your teeth..."
Mel Masquat
"The pizza never disappoints, great service either dining in or getting..."
Keith Weissbrodt
"I get takeout from here due to COVID, but the stuffed pizza is..."
Jacob G.
"My mom needed a bite to eat, and I was able to call and get a deluxe italian beef meal with everything she liked on her italian beef! This place has..."
Tyheisha Singleton
"Came here twice and honestly the second time was better. They definitely amped up the service! They gave us bigger portions in the fries and the..."
Jennifer Rodriguez
"Tonight 11-2019 Stange!!!!!!!! Half price pizza night was good however ran into a strange pizza. Half the pizza looked diff. Still good however..."
Frank Arev
"Place is amazing!! Huge portions and great food! My favorite..."
Brandon Janes
"two days ago was our first time we went to this place. But It is absolutely not the last time. We passed a splendid evening with the generous..."
Marcelo Moody
"I ordered a veggie sandwich w/fries (excellent!) and a large extra thin pizza with mushrooms. This is the best pizza I've had since moving to Chicago..."