Best Italian Eats on Chicago’s Taylor Street

Taylor Street is colloquially known as Little Italy, and while the neighborhood itself is officially known as University Village, people know to come here when they want some authentic Italian eats in a traditional, lively environment. These are the best spots in this cultural hub to grab a bite.

Davanti Enoteca

via Flickr user yasmindarwish

via Flickr user yasmindarwish

The rustic, high-end setting of Davanti Enoteca is the perfect place for a business meeting or a date night. The extensive wine list and impressive cocktail menu is only furthered by the impressive beer selection of local and international craft brews. They have a wonderful menu of authentic Italian classics, all made with the expert craftsmanship of master chefs using traditional methods and incredible care.

We Recommend: Rigatoni con Salsiccia e Pomodori al Forno

1359 W Taylor St
(312) 226-5550

Mario’s Italian Lemonade

via Flickr user kevin.roberts

via Flickr user kevin.roberts

This place is a neighborhood staple, a hub for cooling down during a hot summer’s day and mingling with the super welcoming and friendly staff. It’s not open during the winter, but that just makes it that much better when the sun is finally shining. Grab some ice cold, addictively delicious Italian ice and get ready to fall in love with a Taylor Street staple.

We Recommend: The Classic Lemonade Italian Ice

1068 W Taylor St
No Phone Number

Three Aces

via Flickr user leyla.a

via Flickr user leyla.a

Three Aces is a casual, trendy Italian eatery that’s truly one of a kind. The seasonally rotating menu features impressive options that you’ll have a tough time deciding from, but this is the kind of selection you can close your eyes and point at. It has a massive bar selection, and it’s not solely about the authentic Italian cuisine, with options like the Ace Burger and a brunch menu of all your breakfast favorites.

We Recommend: The Famous Bolognese Fries

1321 W Taylor St
(312) 243-1577


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