Eating Your Way Through Little Italys

Traveling to a city with a bustling Little Italy this summer? These restaurants have the best ratings!


Tony’s Pizza Napoletana
Coal-fired to Roman-styled pizza, this pizzeria has it all.

The Italian Homemade Company
An Italian deli and market stocking house-made pasta, imported cheese, charcuterie, and more.

Original Joe’s
Tuxedoed servers dish out Italian and American classics at this revamped, historical restaurant.

Sotto Mare
A lively neighborhood spot with nautical décor offering big portions of Italian-style seafood and pasta.


Davanti Enoteca
Rustic Italian small plates and an extensive wine selection in a laid-back space.

The Rosebud
A Chicago staple serving traditional Italian fare.

Francesca’s on Taylor
A neighborhood wine bar and restaurant with contemporary takes on rustic Italian cuisine.

Tuscany Taylor
A stylish trattoria serving Italian wines and Tuscan-inspired seafood, pastas and wood-fired pizzas.


A popular Northern Italian specialist in an upscale but unstuffy setting with late-night hours.

Al Forno Restaurant
This upscale ristorante adds local touches to grilled pizzas, pastas and wood-fired mains.

Caffe Dolce Vita
Mod Italian spot serving pasta, panini and other classics plus espresso drinks and wines by the glass.


Café Diplomatico Restaurant & Pizzeria
Family-run fixture with a bustling patio, serving breakfast, basic Italian fare and drinks until late.

Marinella Simply Italian
Pasta, pizza and steaks plus wine served in a relaxed venue with an exposed-brick dining room and patio.

A revolving menu of relaxed Italian fare offered in a shabby-chic setting with a cocktail bar.

Bright space for Italian dishes and traditional thin-crust pizzas plus ample patio seating.