2607 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-697-4234
Best date-night dinner: One of the wood-fired thin-crust pizzas at this spot, opened last November by the team behind Telegraph and Webster’s Wine Bar, is the perfect shareable meal.

Bang Bang Pie Shop

2051 N. California Ave., 773-276-8888
Best dessert destination: Indulge in a slice of one of the four freshly made pie varieties at this summery shop. You’ll also be happy with coffee and one of its famous delectable biscuits.

L’Patron Tacos

2815 W. Diversey Ave., 773-252-6335
Best late-night junk food: The taqueria stays open until 4 a.m. on the weekends, whipping up as many $2 tacos and $5.49 burritos as you can stuff in your face. Cash only.