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1266 N Milwaukee
Chicago, IL


Straightforward, homey dishes, each executed with utmost attention to freshness and flavor, make this one of the most authentically Italian spots around. Decor is hard-edged and a bit cold, but a platter of antipasto rustico and a Negroni, or maybe a glass of Montepulciano, will warm you right up. Grilled radicchio with melty Taleggio cheese is simple but effective—wood-fired pizzas even more so: We loved our casareccia with fresh mozzarella, Gorgonzola, tomatoes, and mushrooms. Housemade pastas are another strength, judging from the lasagna alla Bolognese and ravioli alla zucca. Finish with gelato or tiramisù-like torta di mandorle and excellent coffee.

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Dishes We Liked

Zuppa di lenticchie ($6), antipasto rustico ($16), radicchio alla griglia ($10), ravioli alla zucca ($16), lasagna alla bolognese ($16), casereccia white pizza ($16), torta di mandorle ($8)

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Additional Information:

Price: $30-$39
Cuisine: Italian
Neighborhood: Bucktown/Wicker Park
Noteworthy: Child friendly
High noise level
Outdoor dining
Wheelchair accessible
Will seat past 10:30 p.m.
Hours: D Tue-Sun. Late seating Fri, Sat.
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