Best eggplant parmisan in Chicago
- Smilodon Feb 10, 2004 10:09 AM
Where to get the best eggplant parmisan? To-date, my favorite is Tufano's. Any other offerings?
It may not be the best in Chicago- my eggplant parm experiences are limited- but Papa Milano's on Oak and State does a very nice job. Very generous serving, doesn't have that "funky fried" flavor that I associate with the use of old (or reused?) oil, and I love their somewhat sweetish, simple red sauce. Some may find it a touch heavy on the breading, but the ample amounts of cheese/eggplant/sauce make for a pretty balanced bite.
Old-school type of joint for that neigborhood. They still have the paper placemats with the map of Italy- which probably says it all.
Dave's Italian Kitchen on Chicago Ave. in Evanston. Tangy sauce, good crunch to the fried eggplant slices. Still there after all these years, and still cheap for Evanston. Don't miss the creamy garlic salad dressing.
There was actually a better one at La Pasta Ria in Des Plaines, but they closed. They used many very thin fried slices. Mmmmmm.
Bombacigno's J&C rest. at 557? w van buren
claudette soaks the eggplant overnight italian style!
yum, almost carmelizes, drool.
i'm goin thurs if i can
also top beefs, fries, many things--wish they would open for dinner at least on friday nites!!!