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where wise guy eat in chicago?

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I try few place in N.Y mostly brooklyn and now i wish to try chicago style pop mom italian restaurant with some colorful charactere inside
thank you for your help.

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  1. La Scarola at Grand and Milwaukee. It was Joey "The Clown" Lombardo's favorite restaurant before he had to go on the lam. It also has very good old school Italian-American food.

    The bar next door--Richard's--is also full of "character." You'll see more of it during a weekday afternoon than you will at night when it turns into a dive bar for younger Gold Coast/Lincoln Park types. Richard's is reputedly where Tony "The Ant" Spilotro stabbed a guy in the throat with a pen, later immortalized by Joe Pesci's character in Casino.

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    1. re: Sam Harmon

      Thank you very much for your story love this . I will definetly go there try both and hope see this full of " Charatere "