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  • Giacomo's Ristorante Italiano
    Giacomo's Ristorante Italiano has been a family affair ever since Sicilian-born Chef Giacomo Zito, his wife Anna Maria, and daughter Amanda originally opened the eatery in 1998. Above all else, the Zitos sought to create a casually elegant setting where locals could find the familiar tastes of authentically grounded southern Italian cuisine. As Chef Giacomo told Check, Please!, "I want [diners] to say, 'this is the way restaurants used to be.'" He embraces these time-honored roots by adhering closely to culinary tradition and making fresh pastas every day. This unwavering dedication to comforting flavors of Old World cuisine is readily apparent throughout the menu, which overflows with familiar classics, including braciole, eggplant parmigiana, and hearty lasagna with layer after layer of ground beef, ricotta and mozzarella, meat sauce, and polenta. Even the tiramisu goes one step beyond the traditional trattoria staple by using imported ladyfingers soaked in espresso and various Italian liqueurs. The timeless quality of the cuisine is echoed by the cozy, homespun ambiance in the restaurant's dining area. Exposed brickwork lends a rustic vibe to the space, although there's a fine attention to detail, such as tables draped with crisp white linens and the black napkins folded into perfect dodecahedrons. During the snow-free months, the restaurant also features an outdoor seating area.
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    740 N Wolf Rd.
    Des Plaines, IL US
  • Cibo Racconto
    When asked to name a favorite sandwich, Cibo Racconto's managing partner, Mike Sheahan, immediately thinks of the porchetta—a ciabatta roll containing thin slices of pork tenderloin slow roasted in a garlic-white-wine sauce. Perhaps it’s the oven-roasted tomatoes or the provolone cheese, which are both imported from Naples, Italy, like most of the ingredients that make up Cibo Racconto’s menu. Pasta dishes teem with fresh noodles and san marzano tomatoes, including the lumache arrosto, in which a tomato cream sauce douses sliced sausage and roasted peppers. Two of the restaurant’s partners crafted the panizza themselves while brainstorming new ways to use their existing ingredients. They hand-stretched pizza dough, lining it with imported ricotta before rolling the sides over and baking it to a crisp golden brown. Panizzas and pastas alike are served on granite-topped tables surrounded by sand-colored walls under a gilded tin ceiling, which often leans down to steal bites of unattended paninis.
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    10441 W Touhy Ave
    Rosemont, IL US
  • Tiki Terrace
    Hand-carved tikis and 12-foot-tall stone Easter Island moai preside over Tiki Terrace, which blends Pacific West influences with European flair. Seated under swaying palms at hard-carved booths and tables near a fireplace, dinner guests enjoy old-world roasted coffee and a regional menu that starts with traditional pupu appetizers, such as taro chips and housemade pineapple salsa, and proceeds to traditional seafood and pork specialties. In the party-friendly tiki tradition, groups of up to four can share the Hawaiian punch bowl, a powerful elixir that arrives in a volcano tiki bowl with a fiery surprise. On Friday and Saturday nights, the dining room's elevated center stage fills with the South Pacific?s dances, music, and ceremonial red-rover matches.
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    1591 Lee Street
    Des Plaines, IL US
  • Allegretti's Pizza and Pasta Ristorante
    For a quick slice of mouthwatering pizza, visit Allegretti's Pizza and Pasta Ristorante. Allegretti's Pizza and Pasta Ristorante will keep those with dietary needs happy with a menu filled with gluten-free and low-fat items. Let the kids come too! Little ones love the food and atmosphere at Allegretti's Pizza and Pasta Ristorante just as much as their parents do. Allegretti's Pizza and Pasta Ristorante is a suitable restaurant for both large and small groups. Surf the web from your tablet or laptop on Allegretti's Pizza and Pasta Ristorante's complimentary wifi. Reservations are offered, so call ahead to lock down your table. Allegretti's Pizza and Pasta Ristorante welcomes laid-back diners, so there's no pressure to throw on heels or a tie. It's been too long since you've had a great meal at home. Order takeout or delivery from Allegretti's Pizza and Pasta Ristorante and enjoy! Impress the visitors at your next gathering by calling in Allegretti's Pizza and Pasta Ristorante for catering. Drivers can park on the street or a nearby lot near Allegretti's Pizza and Pasta Ristorante. A typical meal at Allegretti's Pizza and Pasta Ristorante will set you back less than $30.
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    933 E Oakton St
    Des Plaines, IL US
  • Tiffany's Restaurant
    Relax and savor Tiffany's Restaurant's casual ambiance and classic American cuisine. Enjoy a low-fat or gluten-free meal at Tiffany's Restaurant, a local favorite. Tiffany's Restaurant also provides alcohol, so diners don't have to worry about bringing their own bottle. You won't need to get a sitter before heading to Tiffany's Restaurant — kids are more than welcome at this family-friendly establishment. Your group can sit comfortably at Tiffany's Restaurant, a local restaurant. Bring your laptop here and tap into the complimentary wifi. Folks tend to dress down at Tiffany's Restaurant, so keep comfort in mind when heading to the restaurant. For the tastes of Tiffany's Restaurant from the comfort of your next party, the restaurant also offers catering services. You can also grab your grub to go. Diners at Tiffany's Restaurant will be happy to know that free parking is always available. Treating yourself doesn't mean breaking the bank, come taste the great dishes Tiffany's Restaurant has to offer. At Tiffany's Restaurant, you can pay with any major credit card. Reviewers heap high praise on the restaurant's brunch menu, but lunch and dinner are also available.
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    2179 E Touhy Ave
    Rosemont, IL US
  • Choo Choo's Restaurant
    Choo Choo's Restaurant offers a laid-back atmosphere and tasty American classics. Cautious diners will appreciate the low-fat and gluten-free fare at Choo Choo's Restaurant. The whole family can enjoy a meal at Choo Choo's Restaurant with its kid-friendly fare. Choo Choo's Restaurant is a local restaurant that accommodates both large and small groups. Between the music and the crowds, be prepared for a lot of noise at this restaurant. Planning a special night? Call ahead to reserve a table. Choo Choo's Restaurant's dress code is casual — diners are welcome to dress up (or down) to their comfort level. If you need to get somewhere fast, the restaurant also serves up grub to go. Diners can opt to leave their vehicles in the nearby garage or an adjacent lot. Store your bike at one of the many racks outside of Choo Choo's Restaurant. Frugal foodies will especially love the prices at Choo Choo's Restaurant, with a meal typically hovering under the $15 mark. Don't forget to stop by the ATM on your way to Choo Choo's Restaurant, a local cash-only restaurant. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all available at Choo Choo's Restaurant — swing by for your favorite meal.
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    600 Lee St
    Des Plaines, IL US

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