Chicago’s Italian Food

Pizza, pasta and pepperoni, oh, my! If you’re like me and you love Italian food, but want more of a down-to-earth place with very reasonable prices, then have I got some secret spots to share with you.

Dino’s Pizzeria
7004 W Higgins Ave
Chicago, IL 60656
773-763-4077

Dino’s has to be one of the best treasures on the Northwest side. Excellent food, friendly staff and a large dining area complete with a killer jukebox and an adjoining bar and beer garden. I highly recommend their Wednesday special which includes a large order of pasta with meatballs or sausage, soup and salad , all for the super low price of $6.99. You can also get a ‘buy one/get one’ deal on pizza. Mmmmmm, PIZZA!! You may also enjoy their football sized beef sandwiches hearty enough for the biggest jocks.

Amici Ristorante
7620 N Milwaukee Ave
Niles, IL 60714
847-967-0606

Many locals enjoy visiting this authentic and charming restaurant. The food is prepared fresh, with quality olive oil, real tomatoes, and a lot of homemade touches. The menu is extensive and includes everything from pasta, chicken, steak, seafood and great appetizers. They do catering and serve lunch and dinner. On a recent visit, my family and I (about 7 of us) all had a great meal. Everything we tried was excellent. We had the lasagne, angel hair, meatballs, stuffed eggplant parm and we were all very happy. The cream of tomato rice soup and the turtle dessert were also winners with this happy clan!

Joe’s Pizza
5747 W Higgins Ave
Chicago, IL 60630
773-685-2301

A very special place to me. Great food, warm and welcoming staff and always-reliable delivery service. The pizza and pasta are excellent and one of my fave foods around. They also have a great chicken parmesan dinner that comes with salad and side of pasta for under $10. The dining area is really cute and comfy with pix on the walls of everyone from old-time movie stars and the 3 Stooges (nyuk nyuk) to classic films and legendary icons

Mama Luna’s Pizza and Pasta
5109 W Fullerton Ave
Chicago, IL 60639
773-637-6553

After years of ordering in, I decided to check out the restaurant live and in person. Wow , was I in for a treat. We were greeted by a sweet lady (possibly Mama herself?) who knew we hadn’t been there before so she went out of her way to make us feel like we were either famous or family! The dining room was lovely, and the food was wonderful. We tried the pizza and pasta and both kept us happy and talking for days. Go and visit Mama and you will not be disappointed.

Father & Son Pizza
2475 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
773-252-2620

This place is such a sentimental favorite of mine. My family used to take me here when I was just a baby, and I still love it to this day. I went here a couple weeks ago and had a great time. They have a five cheese and tomato gourmet pizza that was excellent. I also had the Italian salad which was big enough for two. The broasted chicken with potatoes is also very good.

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