chicago italian near downtown
recommendation for Italian. staying downtown chicago
We have a lot of good to great ones in the neighborhoods comprising downtown Chicago: Piccolo Sogno (River West), Piccolo Sogno Due (River North), Vivere (Loop), Café Spiaggia (Mag Mile), Tesori (Loop), Terzo Piano (Loop - dinner only on Thursdays), Coco Pazzo (River North), Gioco (South Loop), Coco Pazzo Café (Mag Mile), Trattoria No. 10 (Loop), Nico Osteria (Gold Coast). That's the order in which I would rank them, starting with the very best... but all of these are at least pretty good, and I wouldn't split hairs arguing over these rankings. In fact, I would probably consider going to one that's closer over one that's further away and ranks higher. (You don't mention where in downtown Chicago you are staying; it covers quite a wide area, three miles north to south.) All of these are open for lunch too.