Bus: 77, 90, 152(773) 804-9024 caponiespizza.com41.952538 -87.813098 7419 W Irving Park Rd Northwest Side, Chicago
Lunch (Tue–Sun), dinnerAverage main course: $12
Irony doesn’t exist at this red-sauce joint, so take a cue from the name and the Sopranos mobile dangling over the cash register and behave yourself. It’d be a crime to get yourself banned from this place because, while it might not be doing anything new, its brand of Italian classics is impeccably executed. Thin-crust Margherita pizzas shimmer with olive oil and explode with the flavors of basil, garlic and fresh mozzarella; enormous portions of chicken Parmesan are greaseless and immersed in a chunky, fresh tomato sauce; and the housemade tiramisu is so boozy you may forget you’re in the States.