Italian Restaurants in Fulton River District

Wood-Fired Pizza and Italian Food at Pizzeria del Mercato (Up to 46% Off).

Pizzeria del Mercato

West Town

$27 $16

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Inside the wood-fired oven, made-to-order pizzas crisp at high heat while you enjoy antipasti and conversation in the airy dining room

Pizza and Beer for Two or Four at Pizzeria Ora (Half Off)

Pizzeria Ora

Near North Side

$20 $10

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Thin-crust and deep-dish pies, available with custom toppings or as specialty pizzas such as the El Blanco with pesto, feta, and garlic

Italian Cuisine for Lunch or Dinner at Tutto Italiano Ristorante (Half Off). Three Options Available.

Tutto Italiano Ristorante

The Loop

$20 $10

Chefs dish out Italian staples such as chicken marsala and three-cheese ravioli within wood-accented dining room made of converted train car

Deep-Dish Pizza Meal for Two or Four with Wine or Beer at Pizzeria Due

Pizzeria Due

Pizzeria Due

$28.35 $19

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A flaky crust and tons of molten cheese mark the deep-dish pizzas at this iconic Chicago eatery from the creators of Pizzeria Uno

18" Pizzas Meals at Big G's Pizza (Up to 50% Off). Four Options Available.

Big G's Pizza

University Village - Little Italy

$20 $10

Simple cheese or Specialty pizzas, with topping like steak and French fries, or simple cheese and pepperoni pies, come with garlic knots

One Ticket to "Chef for a Day" with Chef Gaetano at Gioco (Up to 67% Off)

Gioco

South Loop

$300 $99

Hands-on Italian cooking demo with Chef Gaetano, followed by lunch with wine

Italian Cuisine and Drinks at Via Carducci (50% Off)

Via Carducci and Via Carducci La Sorella

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

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Drawing inspiration from Southern Italy, chefs bake sauceless pizzas, pour vodka sauce over salmon pasta, and slice thin veal medallions

Italian Dinner for Two at Filippo’s (43% Off)

Filippo's

DePaul

$78.85 $45

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Authentic, Zagat-rated Italian trattoria with homemade ravioli, fettuccine bolognese, special fish of the day, and homemade desserts

Italian Dinner for Two or Four with Shared Appetizers, Entrees, and Drinks at Bar Forza (51% Off)

Bar Forza

DePaul

$61 $30

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Guests feast on authentic Italian cuisine crafted by Chef Mentesana, who draws on his time in Florence kitchens to craft pastas and pizzas

"Zagat"-Rated Italian Cuisine at Sapori Trattoria (Half Off). Four Options Available.

Sapori Trattoria

Lincoln Park

$80 $40

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Authentic Italian entrees such as handmade pasta stuffed with lobster meat and slow-cooked veal shank in rich red sauce

$16 for $30 Worth of Italian Cuisine at Gio's Cafe and Deli

Gio's Cafe and Deli

Bridgeport

$30 $16

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BYOB café & deli serves traditional Italian & Sicilian dishes, allowing diners to personalize their entrees by adding select ingredients

Italian Prix Fixe Dinner for Two or Four with Appetizers and Dessert at Fiorentino's Cucina Italiana

Fiorentino's Cucina Italiana

Lakeview

$0 $60

Rustic Italian eatery featured on Check, Please! serves seafood, pasta, and tiramisu in the cozy dining room or on the covered patio

Dinner for Two or Four at La Gondola Italian Restaurant (40% Off)

La Gondola Italian Restaurant

Lakeview

$91 $55

Hand-tossed dough yields deep-dish pizza, and a signature breading cloaks calamari in an awarded eatery rated by Zagat 20 years in row

$16 for $30 Worth of Italian Food at Franco's Ristorante

Franco's Ristorante

Armour Square

$30 $16

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In a dining room that resembles an Italian villa, guests feast on bruschetta, roasted pork chops, and Atlantic salmon with garlic polenta

$25 for $40 Worth of Seasonal Italian Dinner Cuisine at Angelina Ristorante

Angelina Ristorante

Lakeview

$40 $25

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Freshly harvested ingredients add seasonal flair to rustic Italian dishes such as ricotta gnocchi and penne with peas and pancetta

Italian Cuisine at Fornello Trattoria (Half Off). Four Options Available.

Fornello Trattoria

Lakeview

$40 $22

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Margherita pizza, eggplant parmigiana, homemade lasagna, and pumpkin ravioli

$15 for $30 Worth of Pizzeria Fare at Bojono's Pizzeria

Bojono's Pizzeria

Uptown

$30 $15

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Made-from-scratch dough and sauces collide for specialty pizzas, pastas, and other Italian fare

Pizza Party Package or $12 for $25 Worth of Pizzeria Food and Drinks at The Godfather's Famous Pizza

The Godfather's Famous Pizza

Uptown

$25 $12

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Throw a party with pizzas, sodas, and broasted chicken courtesy of a time-tested Chicago eatery

Three-Course Italian Meal with Wine for Two or Four on Sunday–Friday at Trattoria Trullo (Up to 54% Off)

Trattoria Trullo

Ravenswood

$81 $39

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Chefs specialize in authentic Puglia-region cuisine, including linguine with clams and orecchiette with broccoli raab and chili flakes

Italian Cuisine for Dinner or Lunch at Monastero's Ristorante & Banquets (50% Off)

Monastero's Ristorante & Banquets

North Park

$30 $15

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Executive chef Joe Monastero Jr. makes Italian and Sicilian dishes from scratch using family recipes

$17 for a Large Pizza with a Choice of Beer, Soda, or Salad at Gulliver's Pizza (Up to $31.45 Value)

Gulliver's Pizza

West Rogers Park

$31.45 $17

Top pan pizzas with a choice of topping, including eggplant, spicy sausage, or fresh broccoli, washed down with domestic beer or soda

$15 for $30 Worth of Chicago-Style Italian Food at Jimmy's Place

Jimmy's Place

Forest Park

$30 $15

Homemade pizza, pasta, and sandwiches made-to-order using recipes passed down through owner's family; featured on Food Network

Classic Italian Cuisine, Pizza, and Drinks at Jim & Pete's (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Jim & Pete's

Elmwood Park

$30 $15

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Updated classics and recipes fill eatery founded in 1941 with lobster ravioli, custom pizza, and pastas laden with choice of sauce

Pizza and Subs at Angry Slice and Sub Shop (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Angry Slice and Sub Shop

Summit

$20 $11

Pizzas topped with jerk chicken or italian beef and classic subs on D'Amato bread; all orders include complimentary ice cream

Italian Food at Nonno Pino's (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Nonno Pino

Edison Park

$30 $17

Pasta, Chicken Pistachio, and Pino Puffs make for a memorable night out in Edison Park

Italian Dinner for Two or Take-Out at Riggio's (Up to 46% Off)

Riggio's

Niles

$25 $13.50

Specialty sandwiches stuffed with meatballs or veal parmigiana; pasta entrees swimming in pesto or clam sauce; pizzas with 20+ ingredients

Two-Hour Cooking Class with Wine for One or Two at Affresco Pizzeria/Lounge (Up to 55% Off)

Affresco Pizzeria/Lounge

Park Ridge

$55 $27

Groups of up to 20 guests make, then eat, Sicilian entrees such as ravioli and marinara sauce, all while sipping included wine

Deep-Dish or Thin-Crust Pizza for Two or Four at Gino's East (Up to 48% Off). Three Options Available.

Gino's East

Chicago

$25 $13

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Meals for two or four with thin-crust pies or deep-dish pizzas baked in seasoned pans using decades-old recipes

Italian Dinner for Two or Four at Gianni's Ristorante & Pizzeria (Up to 54% Off). Groupon Reservation Required.

Gianni's Ristorante & Pizzeria

Franklin Park

$48.85 $23

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Chefs prepare pizza bread, bruschetta, and rustic Italian pastas such as stuffed shells, lasagna, and linguine with scallops in vodka sauce

Up to 50% Off Pizza — Fratello's Family Restaurant and Pizzeria; Valid Monday - Wednesday 11 AM - 9 PM

Fratello's Family Restaurant and Pizzeria

Elmhurst

$20 $10

Specialty pizzas such as buffalo chicken and hawaiian, make-your-own pies, and subs, pastas, and steaks

Italian Cuisine for Dine-In at Two Brothers from Italy Ristorante & Pizzeria (45% Off)

Two Brothers from Italy Ristorante & Pizzeria

Elmhurst

$20 $11

Made-from-scratch Italian fare, from homemade pizzas to create-your-own pastas

Pizza at Dream's Pizzeria Bar and Banquet (Up to 52% Off). Two Options Available.

Dream's Pizzeria Bar and Banquet

Oak Forest

$25 $12

Expansive menu goes beyond just pizza, with pastas such as spaghetti with meatballs and hot sandwiches such as the sausage and beef combo

Italian Cuisine for Dinner on Friday–Saturday or Sunday–Thursday at Zaza's (Up to 50% Off)

Zaza's

Clarendon Hills

$40 $25

Entrees of housemade gnocchi, thin-crust pizzas, seafood, and veal decorate tables between sun-colored walls

Italian Dinner at Giacomo's Ristorante Italiano (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Giacomo's Ristorante Italiano

Des Plaines

$40 $20

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Family-owned restaurant serving authentic Southern Italian cuisine in a casually elegant space; try the eggplant parmigiana and tiramisu

Dinner for Two or Four at Scapa Italian Kitchen (Up to 47% Off)

Scapa Italian Kitchen

Clarendon Hills

$109 $60

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Starters such as lobster mac and cheese or margherita pizzette; entrees ranging from butternut squash ravioli to scallops and risotto

Pizza Meal with Choice of 1 Salad or Pitcher of Domestic Beer or Soda at Gulliver's Pizza & Pub (Up to 52% Off)

Gulliver's Pizza & Pub

Oakbrook Terrace

$31.20 $15

Iconic pizza institution serves up classic Chicago-style pies with rich crusts wrapped around cheese, sauce, and fresh ingredients

Pizzeria Cuisine for Dine-In, Pickup, or Both at Mama & Me Pizzeria (Up to 50% Off)

Mama & Me Pizzeria

Homewood

$20 $11

Thin-crust, stuffed, or pan pizzas covered in customizable toppings alongside homemade pasta, baked sandwiches, and salads

$20 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $18 Worth of Italian Food for Carryout at Palermo's ($36 Total Value)

Palermo's

Multiple Locations

$18 $10

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Classic thin crust, deep dish or stuffed pizzas with signature sweet sauce; Italian sandwiches, pasta dishes, and entrées

$11 for $20 Worth of Pizza, Burgers, and Sandwiches at CravePizza

CravePizza

Mount Prospect

$20 $11

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Wings dressed in five types of sauce ready appetites for thin-, pan-, or stuffed-crust pizzas, chicken caesar salad & bacon-topped burgers

Italian Cuisine and Drinks at Vincitori (Up to 46% Off). Two Options Available.

Vincitori

Westmont

$80 $43

Former veteran Ritz-Carlton chef Bob Airdo crafts upscale northern- and southern-style Italian dishes

Pasta Bowls, Piadinas, or Salad Bowls and Drinks for 2 or Catering for Up to 18 at Italio (Up to 52% Off)

Italio

Orland Park

$21.86 $12

Build-your-own pasta bowls, salad bowls, and Italian wraps or choose three catering platters

$15 for $30 Worth of Italian Dinner Cuisine at La Notte Due in Darien

La Notte Due

Darien

$30 $15

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Gnocchi with spicy arrabbiata sauce, spaghetti Bolognese, and other Italian entrees paired with a selection of international wines

$16 for $25 Worth of Pizza, Homemade Lasagna, and Sides at Wayne's Pizza

Wayne's Pizza

Arlington Heights

$25 $16

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Since 1964, Wayne's has used secret family recipes and fresh ingredients to craft high-quality pizzas, pasta, and classic Italian dishes

$11 for $20 Worth of Italian Fare at Sir Nick's Pizza

Sir Nick's Pizza

Hoffman Estates

$20 $11

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Specialty pies such as Fantastic Four with sausage, mushroom, onion and green pepper, plus other Italian fare like sandwiches and grinders

$20 Off Your Bill or a Five-Visit Punch Card Good for $10 Off Your Bill on Each Visit at Sanfratello's

Sanfratello's

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

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Thin- and pan-crust pizzas, pasta, and paninis for dine-in, carry-out, or delivery; new Highland location boasts wall murals and booths

$17 for a 16" Pizza with an Appetizer and Two Beers or Sodas at Lou's Pizza Factory ($32.45 Value)

Lou's Pizza Factory

Arlington Heights

$32.45 $17

Pizza topped with the topping of your choice such as green pepper or sausage; mozzarella sticks, breaded eggplant, and onion ring appetizers

Pub Food at Stella's Pizza and Pub (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Stella's Pizza and Pub

Wheaton

$20 $10

Situated inside Fox Bowl, the restaurant serves thin-crust pizza, giardiniera-topped italian beef, and other pub-style eats

$12 for $20 Worth of Italian Food and Drinks at Rosati's Pizza

Rosati's Pizza

Schaumburg

$20 $12

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Thin crust, double dough, and Chicago-style pizza pies topped with pepperoni, peppers, mushrooms, grilled chicken, or Italian beef

Italian Dinner for Two or More at RoccoVino's Carol Stream (Up to 47% Off). Two Options Available.

RoccoVino's

Carol Stream

$30 $15

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Italian cuisine such as rigatoni vodka, stuffed eggplant, seafood risotto, and signature pizzas

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La Scarola: A User's Guide

Fresh, old-school Italian cuisine served in a bustling eatery that's a favorite among celebrities.

Sample Menu

  • Appetizer: escarole and beans sautéed in garlic and oil
  • Pasta: vegetarian-friendly pasta primavera
  • Entree: chicken vesuvio with potatoes, peas, and wine-garlic sauce
  • Dessert: pistachio gelato

    While You're Waiting

    • According to the Chicago Sun-Times, La Scarola has become a popular haunt for famous folks, ranging from Johnny Depp to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Scour the celebrity photos on the walls and try to guess the exact athlete, actor, or musician that warmed the seat before you sat in it.
    • Keep your eyes peeled for camera crews. TV shows such as The Mob Doctor have filmed here, and they would love to hear your plot ideas in detail.
    • Try identifying some of the nontraditional ingredients—such as chipotle or jalapeño—that Chef Armando Vasquez tosses into the dishes as an homage to his native Mexico.

      Inside Tips

      • Show up hungry. La Scarola is known for its huge portions.
      • Reservations are recommended.

        Vocab Lesson

        • Escarole: a type of endive with broad, pale leaves and a less-bitter taste. It's a good source of fiber and vitamins A and K.
        • Arrabbiata: an Italian red sauce with a spicy kick that typically comes from crushed red peppers.

721 W Grand Ave
Chicago,
IL
US

When native Italian Ciro Longobardo and renowned chef Tony Priolo teamed up to open Piccolo Sogno, they had modest aims. The restaurant's name translates to “little dream,” and theirs was to recreate the experience of Italian dining—a simple, neighborly affair—in Chicago. What began as a little dream has quickly turned into one of the most talked-about restaurants in the city, thanks to Priolo’s wide selection of regional Italian dishes and an open-air patio that earned the Chicago Reader's pick for Best Alfresco Dining in 2012. On warmer nights, a canopy of green and purple foliage traps the aromas of Priolo’s hand-tossed pizzas, Milanese pork loins, and Mediterranean sea bass. Though he spends much of his time on managerial duties, Longobardo’s contributions to the menu should not be overlooked. The vino specialist has curated a list of more than 400 Italian wines, each carefully chosen for its distinctive and complementary flavors. The knowledgeable staff can recommend one of these wines to pair with a homemade pasta dish or sip solo, either on the patio or amid the cerulean hues and sparkling chandeliers of the restaurant's luxurious dining room.

464 North Halsted Street
Chicago,
IL
US

For the night owls of Chicago, just because it?s after midnight doesn?t mean that no one?s hungry. The folks at Jefferson Tap & Grille understand that, supplementing their bevy of beverages with an extensive menu available until the wee hours. Open for lunch and until at least 2 a.m. every night of the week?and until 4 a.m. Thursday?Friday and 5 a.m. on Saturday? they fuel after-hours revelry with hearty sandwiches and burgers, thin-crust pizzas with homemade sauce, and a respectable selection of gourmet appetizers. Classic brews stand ready to wash down each bite, the taps flowing with an ever-growing craft beer selection.

325 N Jefferson St
Chicago,
IL
US

Vivo brings Randolph Street Market District diners Italian cuisine that's simple yet high quality, like the relativistic wave equations of Ettore Majorana. Begin your tour of Vivo's dinner menu with the wood-grilled asparagus and roasted peppers appetizer ($8) or the bruschetta starter ($8) before opting for a pasta entree, such as the rigatoni ($17) with Italian sausage and peas or the gnocchi ($17) with parmesan cream and black-truffle essence. Carnivores wishing to break in their new teeth will make molars merry with the grilled lamb chops ($35) with sautéed spinach and roasted potatoes, whereas old-timey deep-sea explorers can safely remove copper diving helmets for consumption of the wood-grilled Atlantic salmon ($28) with vegetables, or sautéed sea scallops ($30) with sautéed spinach and mashed potatoes. Vivo also offers ravioli, fish, and meat entrees that change daily. An extensive wine list includes both domestic and international labels.

840 W Randolph St
Chicago,
IL
US

A broad range of Italian and American classics fill out a Teena Mia's menu of breakfast, lunch, and dinner dishes. Rich cups of Lavazza coffee accompany breakfasts such as stacks of pancakes drizzled with maple syrup and fried-egg sandwiches stacked with bacon, ham, or sausage. Their pizzas carry legions of toppings such as sausage, pineapple, jalapeños, and zucchini on a bed of melted shredded cheese. Customers can build their own pasta dishes by pairing their choice of noodle with rich marinara, alfredo, or vodka sauces or by hiring an architect to draft some blueprints on phyllo dough.

651 W Washington Blvd
Chicago,
IL
US

Chef John des Rosiers wants visitors to his restaurant-shop Wisma—which means home in Indonesian—to enjoy eating meals in their own homes as much as they do in a restaurant. Using organic and sustainable ingredients, many sourced from local producers such as Q7 Ranch and Anson Mills, he and his staff assemble and cook each dish before sealing it in a recyclable container for customers. They draw inspiration from the culinary styles of Europe, Asia, and the Americas, and craft every dish from scratch. On a normal day in their kitchen, the chefs may top handmade pizzas with housemade sausage and pesto, cook vegetarian incan quinoa and madras curry, and sear beef barbacoa for fajitas.

Desserts at Wisma are also a focal point, not an afterthought. Tres leches and double-chocolate cakes cleanse the palate after main dishes, as do six sorbet and ice-cream flavors such as lemon-basil sorbet and mint-strawberry ice cream. The staff also stocks small-batch wines and seasonally changing craft beers by the bottle, which customers can taste before they take home to plant and grow more bottles of wine or beer. Though many see it only briefly, the shop is filled with eclectic decor such as exposed brick offset by a yellow bike hung on one wall, cow-print and plaid chairs, and floral lampshades.

131 N Clinton St
Chicago,
IL
US

Fulton River District Scene