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Good Italian Restaurants In Chicago

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Does anyone have any suggestions for good Italian restaurants in Chicago (north side, if possible)? Thanks so much!

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  1. My fave is Volare, just off Mich. Ave at, I think, Illinois. You have to walk downstairs to the east. It's oldstyle, but very, very good. Shrimp and veal, in particular.

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    Volare
    201 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

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    1. re: Pete Oldtown

      I agree on Volare.

      I also had a great meal recently at Rosebud Trattoria (used to be Ballo) kitty-corner from Ben Pao on Illinois.

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      Ben Pao
      52 W. Illinois St., Chicago, IL 60610

      Volare
      201 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

      Ballo Restaurant
      449 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60654

    2. If you want a local trattoria, try the Bocca della Verita in Lincoln Square. The ossobuco is absolutely real. Nice staff and service, too. (laboccachicago.com).

      1. I like Buena Terra on California Ave in Logan Square and Terragusto (two locations: one on Addison; one on Armitage).

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        Terragusto
        1851 W Addison St, Chicago, IL 60613