We’ve Got The Best Italian Restaurants In Chicago For You!

Looking for the best Italian restaurant in Chicago? We’re here to help!

Italian food began about 13,000 years ago and firmly established itself when the Greeks and Romans moved to Italy around 1,000 BCE.

Early Italian cuisine consisted of barley or wheat, cooked into a porridge. But nothing says Italian food like pasta! Growing up, many Italian kids were taught to make pasta noodles. By the 1300’s, dried pasta was very popular for its nutrition and long shelf life. It was ideal for those long voyage trips, too. Pasta made it around the world during the voyages of discovery.

Check out this old picture of Italians making pasta below:

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If you are a pasta lover and looking for some new Italian places, we’ve picked the best of the best for you! From spaghetti to ravioli, you’ll be sure to call one of these Italian restaurants a favorite.

Check out our video on the best Italian food in Chicago:

Buon Appetito!


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Are You Ready For These Outdoor Chicago Activities?

The weather is warming up and guess what? It’s time to enjoy the weather. Being stuck indoors is such a hassle. There’s so much more to do around this big city than sit in a bar and eat at the same restaurant.

Look at Chicago in the summertime, it’s beautiful:

Why would you wanna do this:

When you could enjoy this:

So, step outside and enjoy these outdoor Chicago activities below:

1. Bobby’s Bike Hike Chicago
Get on a bike and take a tour of the city. Bobby’s Bike Hike Chicago offers different biking tours around Chicago such as Lakefront Neighborhood Tours, Bikes Bites & Brews tour, City Lights at Night Tour and much more.

2. Seadog Cruises
Seadog Cruises is one of most popular attractions at Navy Pier, Seadog attracts history buffs, those who love architecture and even people just looking for a good time. While riding in a huge speedboat, you can enjoy views of Buckingham Fountain, Grant Park, the Chicago Harbor, Chicago’s Museum Campus and more!

3. Lincoln Park Zoo
Spend a day with the animals at Lincoln Park Zoo. The zoo offers outdoor activities and fun for everyone all ages. Who doesn’t love animals, anyways?

4. Chicago Line Cruises
Chicago Line Cruises offers Architectural Cruise, Cocktail Cocktail Cruises and Firework Cruise. All cruises are 90 minutes, and have complimentary Starbucks Coffee and soft drinks. Score!

5. Urban Kayaks
Have you ever been on a kayak? Luckily, Chicago is known for its kayak tours! You can even rentals kayaks and get lessons on the Chicago River all thanks for Urban Kayaks.

There is so much going on in Chicago! Gather up some friends and family and get out there!


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Which Chicago Food Are You?

Chicago is known for it’s awesome people, fun summer and most importantly, the amazing food! If you’ve ever visited Chicago, you know people from here always brag about the food. Take our exclusive quiz on which Chicago-style food you are.


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