Subway: Blue to Chicago; Green, Pink to Ashland(312) 733-5136 bellanottechicago.com41.891143 -87.661858 1374 W Grand Ave (between Ada and Noble Sts) West Town, Chicago
Lunch (Mon–Fri), dinnerAverage main course: $20
People generally seem to love gargantuan portions (for the value), but when the heaps actually taste good, it’s a win-win. Couples here linger over decent bottles of wine and specialties like garlicky housemade sausage links with blistered bell peppers, fresh cavatelli and rapini swimming in white-wine garlic-butter sauce, roasted chicken oreganato and a juicy, seared New York strip with sweet and vinegary peppers. The bar and handful of café tables up front are perfect for a stop-in drink or dessert.