Top 15: Italian Restaurants in Near North Side

by Carrie Bradon | Sep. 29, 2017, 2:47pm |

Chicago is world-famous for their pizza, making the Near North Side a goldmine for Italian foodies and pie lovers. Quartino Ristorante is located at 626 N. State St, Chicago IL 60654. This restaurant features tapas-style dishes that are sure to please all guests. 

RPM Italian

52 W Illinois St, Chicago, IL 60654

Offering pricier, specialty Italian dishes, RPM is a locally loved restaurant. Some of their dishes include wood-roast octopus, a home-style Bucatini Pomodoro and wood-oven pizzettes.

Volare Ristorante Italiano

201 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611 

The impressive presentation is just a taste of what is to come at this favorite Italian restaurant. A great spot for a date night, birthday party or anniversary celebration, this restaurant is classy and authentic.

Topo Gigio Ristorante

1516 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610

Yummy Italian dishes served in well-sized portions are just part of the charm at this local restaurant. Entrees are pricey, but worth the cost.

Osteria Via Stato

620 N State St, Chicago, IL 60654

Osteria offers guests a cozy and intimate venue for a delicious meal. Customers rave about the fresh bread and garlic dip included with every meal.

Siena Tavern 

51 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60654

Definitely a fine dining experience, Siena delivers delicious Italian and American cuisine in a wonderful environment. 

Sapori Trattoria

2701 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614  

Sapori is a highly rated restaurant, pairing expertly crafted recipes with delightful presentation. Guests also comment on the friendly staff who help make the dining experience as pleasant as possible. 


710 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60654

Named after the popular Italian sparkling wine, Prosecco boasts great service and even better food. A pricey restaurant, this establishment will not disappoint. 

il Porcellino

59 W Hubbard, Chicago, IL 60654

Offering delicious and authentic dishes is was il Porcellino does best. Customers love the ambience of this charming restaurant.

DiSotto Enoteca 

200 E Chestnut St, Chicago, IL 60611

Customers appreciate this DiSotto's for what it is: a local Italian restaurant with a great setting and tasty dishes. This restaurant is set in a lower level, making it seem even cozier. 


980 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

Spiaggia's menu is filled with specialty dishes made with the best ingredients in expert hands. The restaurant features a great view of Lake Michigan and beautiful decor, all which come together to create a perfect dining experience.

Coco Pazzo Cafe

212 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60611

This Italian pizza restaurant and wine bar is everything you would hope for. The staff is known for their kindness and the food is renowned for being some of the best around. 

Davanti Enoteca

30 E Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60611

Serving up breakfast and brunch, in addition to lunch and dinner, Davanti is open from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. and never fails to delight. 

Rosebud on Rush

720 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611

A classic restaurant, nestled in Chicago, Rosebud on Rush serves traditional Italian fare, including steaks, veal, seafood and antipasti, as well as well-loved pasta dishes and more.

Francesca's On Chestnut 

200 E Chestnut St, Chicago, IL 60611

Francesca's is where you can find memorable Italian food in a lovely setting. Presentation and taste are always on point, making this a popular restaurant.

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