Chicago is home to one of the largest populations of Italian-Americans in the country, which helps explain why we're spoiled rotten with amazing Italian restaurants in Chicago. Our top picks range from iconic old-school haunts to splashy new restaurants in Chicago, but they all have a few things in common: stellar wine lists, plenty of pasta and some of the friendliest servers in town. As an added bonus, these Italian eateries double as some of the most romantic restaurants in Chicago, thanks to shareable plates and candlelit tables. Order a glass of chianti, pick a pasta course and enjoy the best Italian restaurants in Chicago.
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