Bruna’s Ristorante

Restaurants, Italian Lower West Side
5 out of 5 stars
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Bruna's Ristorante

This old-school favorite opened its doors in the Heart of Italy neighborhood in 1933, which almost explains the faded travel posters and weary saloon decor. But the kitchen is far from tired, going beyond typical pastas and parmigianas to specialize in rustic dishes from Siena. Listed between the chicken Vesuvio and the stuffed shells are a rich ravioli filled with porcini mushrooms and a spirited rendition of penne alla puttanesca. Stop at the bar for a digestif with the locals on your way out.


Venue name: Bruna’s Ristorante
Address: 2424 S Oakley Ave

Cross street: at 24th Pl
Opening hours: Lunch, dinner
Transport: El stop: Pink to Western. Bus: 21, 49, 60.
Price: Average main course: $18
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Bruna's is the best classic Italian restaurant in Chicago. Located in the heart of chicago neighborhood, this small intimate dining experience is everything you'd hope for. With a menu pulling from the owner's mother's recipe book, the cuisine is nothing short of perfection. There isn't a dish on the menu that isn't worth trying. I recommend the pasta puttanesca & the lasagna.