Subway: Brown, Purple (rush hrs) to Merchandise Mart(312) 836-0900 cocopazzochicago.com41.889875 -87.635450 300 W Hubbard St (at Franklin St) River North, Chicago
Lunch (Mon–Fri), dinnerAverage main course: $28
The soft focaccia and fruity olive oil delivered to your table at this popular River North mainstay are good indicators of what’s to come. Start with some antipasti—on your way in, you probably passed by a table stocked with the wonderful chunks of Parmesan, white beans slick with olive oil and herbs, and thin slices of tender prosciutto. Start there, move on to garganelli pasta doused in lamb ragù and be sure to end with impossibly creamy housemade gelati.