Top Five Italian Restaurants

Top Five Italian Restaurants

When you step off a Shoreline Chicago tour, you might find yourself with an appetite for a taste of Chicago’s Italian heritage. Sate your hunger with deluxe dishes from some of the finest Italian restaurants in Chicago!


Spiaggia in Chicago

Spiaggia delights in the idea of “sprezzatura,” or casual elegance–quality without fussiness. Tony Mantuano’s classic Michelin-starred eatery features a relaxed atmosphere with food that’s as deluxe as it is unpretentious. You’ll get a gorgeous view of Lake Michigan from the dining room as you enjoy your modern Italian cuisine–and don’t forget the shaved white truffles on top.

Piccolo Sogno

Piccolo Sogno gets to the heart of Italian cuisine, with simple, fresh ingredients and a huge variety of Italian wines. Come here for a culinary tour of Itality, from Roman pork to Mediterranean Sea bass, and beyond. The inside gives the impression of a light and airy basilica or a quiet grotto undersea, while the outside dining area is delightfully romantic in the spring and summer.

Ceres’ Table

If you’re looking for a snack before dinner, Ceres’ Table is the place to be. While every dish is painstakingly prepared with fresh, local ingredients and authentic methods, this seasonally-inspired restaurant has an incredible array of bar snacks and appetizers that take munching to a whole new level. Try the chicken liver mousse, fire-blackened pizza, or even the crispy brussels sprouts for a new take on your old favorites.

Coco Pazzo

If you love your Tuscan-style kitchen, you’ll want to sample the Tuscan fare at Coco Pazzo. They’ve been serving up rustic flavor for twenty years. With house-made pasta, sauces, and more, it’s not hard to see why. Enjoy seasonal treats like wild ramps and boar and duck prosciutto, or simple treats like perfectly fresh bread and house-made gelato.

Davanti Enoteca

At Davanti Enoteca, you’ll enjoy simple and perfect food in a rustic, traditional atmosphere. Share the small plate starters with friends, including the famous “vasi” or jars of house-made spreads to go on crunchy Tuscan toast. You can even enjoy a hearty brunch, with a mixture of traditional Italian and American breakfast dishes elevated to a supreme experience.

Visit Shoreline Sightseeing For an After-Dinner Treat

If you’re planning a special dinner, Shoreline Sightseeing makes an impressive end to a delightful spread. Check out our schedule today to see which tour fits in with your dinner engagement, or call us at 312.222.9328 today for more information.