What’s not to like about this Andersonville trattoria? It’s cute, it’s bustling, service is helpful, and the food borders between good and great. Year-round don’t-miss items include the tender, lemon-kissed grilled octopus; the salumi plate; and trumpet mushrooms with baby spinach and arugula pesto. Like any good trattoria, Anteprima rotates much of the menu according to season, but housemade pastas prove as perfect with pancetta ragù in cold weather as they do with bright fava beans and ricotta in spring. In warm weather, seek out the secluded back patio.
While Andersonville might be best known for its Swedish fare, the small neighborhood on Chicago’s far North Side boasts a huge variety of restaurant, serving everything from Southern dishes to Israeli cuisine. It’s also home to some of the best brunch in Chicago. Andersonville was recently named the second coolest neighborhood in the world, so if you’ve never been or just haven’t visited in a while, you should plan a visit and come hungry. Just make sure you arrive with an appetite if you're sitting down at the best restaurants in Andersonville, Chicago.
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