The West Loop isn’t known for having an abundance of quiet, old-school spots. In fact, nowadays most of Restaurant Row is full of trendy new places, fast-casual chain restaurants, and the McDonalds that takes up half a block. Head to Viaggio when you want to keep it simple with a neighborhood institution. It’s been around for more than 10 years (which is about 50 in West Loop years), and the food is exactly what you want it to be: tasty and comforting. Get the meatball salad. Yes, you read that correctly.
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Chicken & Farm Shop
Chicken & Farm Shop is one of the casual restaurants in Soho House. It shouldn't come as a surprise that chicken is the main attraction.
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The patio and BYOB policy alone are worth repeat trips, but the simple Italian food isn't a guarantee hit.
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Union Full Board is a restaurant in Wrigleyville with very good Detroit-style pizza.
Pasta Palazzo is a casual Italian restaurant in Lincoln Park good for an easy and cheap meal.
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Monteverde is an Italian restaurant in the West Loop. It sounds boring on paper, but there’s so much more to it than that. Excellent food all around.
Classy without being overly pretentious. Riccardo Trattoria is one of our favorite Italian restaurants around.
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