Subway: Brown, Purple (rush hrs) to Armitage(773) 549-0038 riccardotrattoria.com41.920689 -87.637375 2119 N Clark St (between Dickens and Webster Aves) Lincoln Park, Chicago
DinnerAverage main course: $23
One of the best Italian restaurants in town isn’t tucked away on some corner in Little Italy. Surprisingly, it’s smack-dab in vanilla Lincoln Park. Chef Riccardo Michi’s family founded the Bice restaurant empire in Milan, so he knows a thing or two about regional Italian food. Don’t miss the orecchiette with wild-boar sausage, garlicky rapini and pecorino cheese or the rack of lamb. Become a regular and the Italian waiters might cap off your meal with a slice of ricotta cheesecake.