1 / 10 EATALY Don’t feel bad if you can’t get near any of its 23 eateries; neither can most of the other 10,000 people roaming around the place every day. 43 E. Ohio St., 312-521-8700 Related: Find out how to eat your way across the Italian food emporium with our guide.Photo: Ratko Radojcic 2 / 10 BAFFO If a manic food court doesn’t appeal to you, choose Eataly’s reservations-recommended sit-down expense-account breaker. 44 E. Grand Ave., 312-521-8701Photo: Courtesy of Baffo 3 / 10 NICO OSTERIA HQ for a stylish crowd taking back Rush Street from the tanned phonies who have claimed it for years. Thompson Hotel, 1015 N. Rush St., 312-994-7100 Related: Read more about one of Chicago’s best new bars.Photo: John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune 4 / 10 PEARL TAVERN Don’t tell the tourists: This place is spacious, sexy, and beautiful, and it’s way into the trendiest food in town: oysters. 180 N. Wacker Dr., 312-629-1030Photo: Courtesy of Pearl Tavern 5 / 10 CICCHETTI Venetian food invades Streeterville. Can vaporetti on the Chicago River be far behind? 671 N. St. Clair St., 312-642-1800 Related: Read more about what Cicchetti has to offer.Photo: Derek Richmond 6 / 10 DUSEK’S On the menu: Moroccan-spiced vegetable tagine, General Tso’s sweetbreads, country ham sampler. Hey, Geneva, hold the peace talks here! 1227 W. 18th St., 312-526-3851 Related: Read about Dusek’s here.Photo: Clayton Hauck 7 / 10 AZZURRA If Chicago is the quintessential steak-and-potatoes town, why are there six jam-packed Italian joints on this list? 1467 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-278-5959 Related: Read our dining critic’s first impressions of Azzurra on our photo blog, What Penny Eats.Photo: Kaitlyn McQuaid 8 / 10 LA CRÊPERIE To the delight of all Lake View, 75-year-young Germain Roignant reopened his beloved crêpe café. 2845 N. Clark St., 773-528-9050Photo: Courtesy of La Crêperie 9 / 10 PIZZERIA DA NELLA CUCINA NAPOLETANA West burbanites have only one complaint about Pizzeria da Nella Cucina Napoletana: The name is too long. 598 E. North Ave., Carol Stream, 630-580-9143 Related: View pics of Pizzeria da Nella Cucina Napoletana’s Allessia pizza, sauteed eggplant, and more on our photoblog, What Penny Eats.Photo: Courtesy of Pizzeria da Nella Cucina Napoletana 10 / 10 COPPERVINE Lincoln Parkers now know what wine, beer, or cocktail pairs best with everything from Marcona almonds to pear crostata. 1962 N. Halsted St., 773-935-1000 Related: Read more about this wine and food restaurant here.Photo: Barry Brecheisen The 10 Hottest Restaurants in Chicago Right Now Dusek’s, Azzurra, the second coming of La Crêperie, and more places to visit soon. By Penny Pollack March 11, 2014, 11:40 am Related Content The Liquid Hot List February 2014 Hot List Best New Restaurants 2013 Click the thumbnails below to launch the gallery.