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Jul 19, 2012 05:56 AM

Casual Restaurant near Navy Pier (not those tourist traps)

Casual afternoon....Seadog Architectural tour...parking at Navy Pier. Looking for casual restaurant (Italian or American) that is near Navy Pier. Two Moms in our 40s to give you an age range. Looking for a more lively atmosphere as opposed to fine dining. If there is an Italian Place where I should be driving to (away from Navy Pier) I would be willing to do so. Or if there's a restaurant that's not Italian that I should drive to, let me know. We aren't foodies looking for the "best" but we want something will please our palates and have some atmosphere. Someone told me about Quartino??

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  1. Coco Pazzo Cafe is walking distance from Navy Pier. it's charming. The food is good and it's a great place to enjoy a friend's company.