Joined In Nov 2018
I recommend Italian Village because it's more upscale and central. They also have marathon specials. The restaurant has been serving up dished from northern Italy since 1927, making it the oldest Italian restaurant in Chicago. While you're there, take a look at the portraits of all the celebrities who have dined at the restaurant in the last 90+ years.
If you're looking to dine where deep dish all began, Pizzeria Uno and Due tops my list for "the full Chicago experience." Pizzeria Uno says founder Ike Sewell created the Deep Dish Pizza in 1943 and opened Pizzeria Uno. When that restaurant grew to capacity, it didn't have room to expand at its location. What did Ike do? Opened Pizzeria Due on the opposite street corner.
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