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Restaurants, Italian Logan Square
4 out of 5 stars
(3user reviews)
Photograph: Courtesy of Animale
Photograph: Courtesy of Animale


Address: 1904 N Western Ave

Cross street: W Cortland St
Transport: El: Blue line to California Bus: 49, 73
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 4:30-10:30, Sat noon-10:30pm, Sun noon-9pm
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4 out of 5 stars

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4.3 / 5

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Pretty decent place to grab a carb loaded bite. The menu is simple. I had the gnocchi with the truffle. SOOOO good. It's an interesting place because it's kind of chill & fast casual...but then they are shaving the truffles at the table. We ordered a beer special...however they forgot the beets! Ha! It's smaller portions, which is a good thing when I really Gould by be gorging on pasta.


I finally had a chance to eat lunch here this week. The butternut squash soup topped with a lamb-and-beef meat mixture was excellent and largely portioned for only $5. I did the pappardelle pasta with the beef-and-sausage ragu sauce. It was very hearty and flavorful, though the tomato seemed slightly metallic. One of the highlights of this place was the service. I came here with a five-year-old, and they provided her with coloring sheets and crayons--and they even had a kids menu and spill-proof kids cups. Sort of unexpected for this location, a nice touch. I would definitely come back here to try more menu items. 


HELLO NEW FAVORITE NEIGHBORHOOD SPOT! OMG! I came here on Halloween to be a freak and eat all the organ meats I could consume! Animale is an italian-style restaurant that serves several traditional pasta dishes that you can build yourself, including portion size of pasta. The real gem of this place is the "untraditional pieces" section where there are less common cuts we eat here in America that are very traditional in Italy. Example: Cuore e Cuore: beef heart pastrami and artichoke hearts served over creamy polenta. If you didn't know it was heart you would never think twice about eating the whole plate if the idea of organ meat makes you queazy. We also had the trippa, a super spicy dish using tripe, pancetta, farinata and a sunny-side egg. The sweet breads were super tasty as well. I can't wait to go back and try the pastas! I also saw on their social media that they do wine tastings every so often for $15, fee waived if you have dinner afterwards!