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Help identifying an Italian restaurant?

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A few years ago I had my first trip to Chicago (just wonderful) and one of the places I dined was a terrific Italian place. I can’t remember the name. It had a ‘Godfather’ type feel, though it was upscale. It had black and white tile on the floor, the waiters were older and wore black and white, it had large windows that looked out over the street. Even though a little more upscale than the norm, it had a neighborhood feel. That is scant info, I know, but if anyone has any ideas, please throw out some names. Thanks so much.

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  1. Sounds a touch like Club Lucky in Wicker Park/Bucktown, but I'm not sure.

    1. Maybe Rosebud, Carmines, or La Scarola? Although I don't recall any blackand white tile floor off hand. Do you remember in what part of town it was?

      1. Yeah, 'godfather feel', reminds me of La Scarole at Halsted and Grand. You feel like you're dining with 'La Familia'. Rosebud and Club Lucky (on a residential non-commerical corner in Bucktown) have an old school feel as well.

        1. Tratorria Roma and Bice have windows overlooking the street.....

          1. I'd say La Scarola or Bella Notte, both on W. Grand Ave. Club Lucky doesn't have too many "older waitstaff in B&W". Maybe in all black, but...

            1. Thanks everyone. I am pretty sure it was La Scarola...I also think I romanticized it a bit in my mind! But the pics on the website are very familiar.

              Is the food as good as I remember or is that a romantic notion as well?

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              1. re: Tom P

                La Scarola serves very good Italian...maybe not the best, but it will surely satisfy most people.