Italian

Sarto's

New to the Jefferson Park neighborhood, this authentic Italian restaurant serves house-made pastas, soups, and more. Be sure to grab a seat at chef Brian Laird's cicchetti bar for small plates and snacks that changes on a daily basis. Stop into Sarto's Pantry—the adjacent market—for grab-and-go sandwiches, salads, and pizzas.

Café Mercato

The menu at this Lowry restaurant is based on southern Italian with house-made pastas and sausages. Enjoy wood-fired pizzas and family-style dinners along with a glass of wine from an extensive list. Drop in on Sunday for brunch. 

Sforno Trattoria Romana

Like its sisters Bacco Trattoria and Parma Trattoria, Sforno serves hearty, family-style Roman fare. Try the house-made paperdalle bolognese or the bison ossobuco alla Romana, served with house-made gnocchi.

Gozo

A rustic Mediterranean menu of wood-fired pizzas, house-made pastas, and Spanish-style tapas make up this wine-focused eatery. 

Angelo's Taverna

This neighborhood nook dishes up a selection of raw and fried oysters alongside elevated Italian cuisine. Try the lobster gnocchi served with leeks and a lobster-tomato sauce. 

Ristorante L

The menu boasts Italian classics like salsiccia pizza with house-made fennel sausage, sea scallop risotto, or veal parmigiana.

 

Barolo Grill

Italian cuisine with unparalleld service, Barolo Grill's waitstaff takes an annual trip to Italy to learn about the cuisine. That dedication translates to the food and wine menus, too. Don't miss the chef's tasting menu with optional wine pairings for the full experience. 

DiFranco's

This Italian eatery specializes in fresh, local ingredients and seasonal dishes. Try the meatball sub or the prosciutto vodka sauce.

Spuntino

Italian-inspired dining with a seasonal and locally sourced menu. Try the cavatelli pasta, made with ricotta cheese and served with spicy sausage. Don't miss the house-made gelato for dessert. 

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