Piccolo Sogno is one of The 15 Best Italian Restaurants in Chicago.

1. Piccolo Sogno

9.4
464 N Halsted St (at Grand Ave), Chicago, IL
Italian Restaurant · Fulton River District · 98 tips and reviews

Rami I.Rami Ismail: Great for dates, great food. Can recommend the buffalo mozzarella for a starter.

Brian H.Brian Hanscel: Second best Italian in the city. Amazing patio. See Davanti for the best, but don't skip this spot.

Dave C.Dave Clark: Eat outside on the patio.

Tuscany is one of The 15 Best Italian Restaurants in Chicago.

2. Tuscany

9.2
1014 W Taylor St (btwn Morgan & Miller), Chicago, IL
Italian Restaurant · University Village - Little Italy · 28 tips and reviews

Bridget S.Bridget Shao: I had the Linguine Con Scampi, it is not the best I've ever had but definitely great! Highlight the Chocolate Moose Cake!

@JoeTBA@JoeTBA: Don't be afraid to custom order!

Shivani P.Shivani Parikh: Grab the green hot sauce (roasted jalapeños) on the side, its amazing!

Balena is one of The 15 Best Italian Restaurants in Chicago.

3. Balena

9.2
1633 N Halsted St (btwn Willow St & North Ave), Chicago, IL
Italian Restaurant · Lincoln Park · 70 tips and reviews

Meg B.Meg Bowes: Bread is amazing. Blueberry pie dessert, polenta, and mushroom pizza are very good. Overall, pastas and desserts are the high points

Chicago magazineChicago magazine: We'd go back for the orecchiette alone. Breadcrumbs, kale, and lemon tuck. Yum.

Alex K.Alex Karas: Get. The. Tiramisu.

Siena Tavern is one of The 15 Best Italian Restaurants in Chicago.

4. Siena Tavern

9.1
51 W Kinzie St (at N Dearborn St), Chicago, IL
Italian Restaurant · Near North Side · 157 tips and reviews

Shari N.Shari Neal: The fogs was spectacular! You probably won't go wrong with anything you order. Also a great venue for a birthday party or small gathering, ask about the couch seating.

Sara S.Sara Swear: The squid ink pasta is to die for! Also the drink #4 was delicious. If you can't get a reservation they have a lot of tables by the bar that you can get into quickly.

Amanda G.Amanda Gilmore: Get the coccoli - a light doughy ball served with prosciutto wrapped around truffle cheese with honey! The flavors are amazingly delish!

Nico Osteria is one of The 15 Best Italian Restaurants in Chicago.

5. Nico Osteria

9.0
1015 N Rush St, Chicago, IL
Italian Restaurant · Gold Coast · 69 tips and reviews

Kirstjen L.Kirstjen Lorenz: I loved the crab legs with pesto from the antipasto menu. I also had the best old fashioned (with Old Forester bourbon) of my life. Branzino was good. Squid ink pasta was good.

Ruben K.Ruben Kim: Try kampachi in crudo section

EaterEater: Nico Osteria is drawing the bulk of the who's who of the dining scene back to the Gold Coast. Italian seafood dishes, sophisticated cocktails, and creative desserts make it more than just a big name.

Spiaggia is one of The 15 Best Italian Restaurants in Chicago.

6. Spiaggia

9.0
980 N Michigan Ave (at Oak St), Chicago, IL
Italian Restaurant · Streeterville · 63 tips and reviews

ToryBurchToryBurch: Food critics (and President Obama) will argue it's the best Italian restaurant in the country. Order any of the pasta dishes—they're all amazing.

Showtime NetworkShowtime Network: We wonder if a papal robe would suffice for this place’s jacket requirement.

Michelin Travel & LifestyleMichelin Travel & Lifestyle: For a romantic dinner, one of the very private booths is ideal. However, if you are a foodie, a table by the glass-enclosed exhibition kitchen is great too. - Inspector

Mia Francesca is one of The 15 Best Italian Restaurants in Chicago.

7. Mia Francesca

9.0
3311 N Clark St (at W Aldine Ave.), Chicago, IL
Italian Restaurant · Lakeview · 44 tips and reviews

TomTom: Start with the blue cheese & Asparagus salad, then try some of their unique seafood dishes. Get the skate wing if they have it.

John R.John R: The servings are huge. You'll have leftovers to take home.

Bobby M.Bobby Moss: Great Calamari!!!

Monteverde is one of The 15 Best Italian Restaurants in Chicago.

8. Monteverde

8.9
1020 West Madison Street (Carpenter Street), Chicago, IL
Italian Restaurant · Near West Side · 27 tips and reviews

Erika D.Erika Davis: The pasta are made in-house and absolutely delicious. I was here for restaurant week, and both pasta and antipasto dish were awesome. Excellent customer service ... And wine 🍷

Omead A.Omead Afshar: Any and all pasta dishes

Justin S.Justin Soffer: Seasonal pastas, small plates

La Scarola is one of The 15 Best Italian Restaurants in Chicago.

9. La Scarola

9.0
721 W Grand Ave (btwn Halsted & Union), Chicago, IL
Italian Restaurant · Fulton River District · 57 tips and reviews

Jordan S.Jordan Scott: Meat lasagna is delish. Shrimp Armani is the best appetizer anywhere. Good place.

Miro V.Miro Vejcgoda: Best Italian where tourist do not go. Read more.

ShopTRACY B.ShopTRACY BURTON: Be hungry & enjoy!

Bar Siena is one of The 15 Best Italian Restaurants in Chicago.

10. Bar Siena

8.9
832 W Randolph St (Green), Chicago, IL
Italian Restaurant · Fulton Market · 28 tips and reviews

Dane D.Dane Deasy: Get the mushroom pizza and the gnocchi, then pile the gnocchi on top of the pizza. Amazingly rich and flavorful.

PureWowPureWow: Bar Siena offers Nutella calzones. Stuffed with vanilla-bean gelato and hazelnuts, the flaky treats are slathered in the maddeningly addictive chocolate sauce.

ブルーノブルーノ: Lovely brunch at this crowded place with great food and cocktails.. the avo toast and the lobster Benedict were super good. Outside seating is perfect on a warm, sunny day.

RPM Italian is one of The 15 Best Italian Restaurants in Chicago.

11. RPM Italian

9.3
52 W Illinois St (at N Dearborn St), Chicago, IL
Italian Restaurant · Near North Side · 217 tips and reviews

Mark J.Mark Jeswald: Had the roasted beets, the small pepperoni pizzette, and the bucatini. All excellent, great ambiance and service. Can't go wrong here.

Lettuce Entertain YouLettuce Entertain You: Did someone say Tartufo? Hazelnut gelato with a chocolate shell.

Lettuce Entertain YouLettuce Entertain You: The Lobster Caprese is a must!

Riccardo Trattoria is one of The 15 Best Italian Restaurants in Chicago.

12. Riccardo Trattoria

8.9
2119 N Clark St, Chicago, IL
Italian Restaurant · Lincoln Park · 22 tips and reviews

Kevin D.Kevin Dulin: Very large specials menu highlighting the freshness of the food. All the pastas are delicious! Very lively and warm environment.

Michelin Travel & LifestyleMichelin Travel & Lifestyle: This neighborhood trattoria is known for its charming Italian staff and authentic Italian food. Be sure to try one of the nightly specials; they are always delicious. - Inspector

Meghan M.Meghan Murphy: Dario is the man.

Davanti Enoteca Chicago is one of The 15 Best Italian Restaurants in Chicago.

13. Davanti Enoteca Chicago

8.8
1359 W Taylor St, Chicago, IL
Italian Restaurant · University Village - Little Italy · 80 tips and reviews

Phil B.Phil Bernardi: the focaccia with honeycombs was simply amazing!! and to think, the focaccia is even stuffed with ricotta cheese!

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: Thought you’d want to know: Davanti Enoteca has been nominated for Best New Italian in Time Out Chicago’s 2011 Eat Out Awards. Vote now! Read more.

Alison G.Alison Gleisner: I want the rigatoni sauce all over my body.

PR Italian Bistro is one of The 15 Best Italian Restaurants in Chicago.

14. PR Italian Bistro

9.2
3908 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL
Italian Restaurant · Lakeview · 40 tips and reviews

Sam A.Sam Allen: The pizza is nearly perfect. Try the sausage. The drinks are generous, delicious, and well-priced. One of my favorite places in Lakeview/Wrigleyville.

EaterEater: Enjoy the Tropicale with ham & pineapple; Tutta with crumbled sausage, pepperoni, mushrooms, onions, black olives and bleu cheese; or Quattro Stagioni, made with artichoke hearts, mushrooms and ham. Read more.

Michael L.Michael Lorenzen: The new space (west side of Sheridan now) is awesome. Great food, and prices are very honest, especially on wine.

Nonnina is one of The 15 Best Italian Restaurants in Chicago.

15. Nonnina

8.8
340 N Clark St, Chicago, IL
Italian Restaurant · Near North Side · 9 tips and reviews

Nour H.Nour Haddad: AmaZing!! Our favorite dishes were the octopus , the halibut and the raviolis. Full of flavor and not expensive. Also try the sorbets for dessert!!

PhilipposPhilippos: The carbonara was excellent.

Fran A.Fran Allen: We had a group of about 25 people for a wedding party. Service was great, food not so much, A couple of people in our party were there before and was surprised at how the food was.