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Little Italy and University Village neighborhood guide

Stroll down Taylor Street and explore restaurants, bars, shops and attractions in Little Italy and University Village

Written by
Elizabeth Atkinson

Once the center of Chicago's Italian-American community, Little Italy is still home to some of the city's best Italian restaurants and bars, where you can stop by for a sandwich or a beer. Due to its proximity to the University of Illinois at Chicago, the area has also become know as University Village. Even if you're not a college student, the neighborhood is a great place to visit a park, go shopping or admire some historic church facades. 

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