Subway: Blue to Irving Park(773) 283-8331 sabatinoschicago.com41.953299 -87.739643 4441 W Irving Park Rd (between Kenneth and Kilbourn Aves) Old Irving Park, Chicago
Lunch (Sun–Fri), dinnerAverage main course: $15
A dark and cozy date-friendly ambiance, seasoned servers and old-school Italian dishes—what’s not to like about this place? Couples should snag a booth, the perfect spot for sipping a well-priced bottle of Chianti and kicking the night off with the signature cheesy garlic bread. Shrimp De Jonghe is fresh, ricotta-filled manicotti and gnocchi in meat sauce won’t disappoint, and the extra-thick New York strip is seasoned only with salt and pepper before hitting the grill for a spot-on medium-rare.