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Chicago Italian

Forno Rosso Pizzeria Napoletana (Chicago)

on
November 19, 2018

I’ve only been to Forno Rosso once on a “business lunch,” but the dish I had was so good that I have to give them props. I had the, ahem, Avocado Toast. Basic, I know. But sometimes it pays off to be a little basic. The toast was so…

Chicago Italian

Daisies (Chicago)

on
March 22, 2018

Is there anything better than a bowl of fresh, hand-made pasta?

The birth of a child has to be up there, your dog, when you graduated from so and so school, your first kiss?

Nope! They all pale in comparison to pasta.

Now where to find such a uniquely delightful thing?

Well, it…

Chicago Italian Pizza

Coda Di Volpe (Chicago)

on
October 23, 2016

I’ll admit that I hold Italian food to a higher standard than other cuisine; I’ve eaten at some of the best restaurants in Italy and I grew up eating Italian food. Tomato sauce is in my blood. That being said, I was flabergasted by the Italian food at the just-opened Coda…

Bar Chicago Italian

Bar Siena (Chicago)

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February 1, 2016

Bar Siena feels like a bar, but the best kind of bar: one with delicious Italian food everywhere.

After trying Siena Tavern, the fantastic River North restaurant from Top Chef alum Fabio Viviani, I was very excited to try his slightly lower-brau offering in Fulton Market District, Bar Siena.

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Florence Italian

La Giostra

on
November 15, 2013

The mozzarella. At first glance it appears that you are being served a bowl of milk. You’re first reaction will be to to think “a cat I am not!” but one stab of the fork into the bowl and you’ll come to a stunning realization: the cheese, it’s so…

MATT CHIERA
CHICAGO, IL

I just don't want to look back and think "I could've eaten that."

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