Subway: Red to Grand(312) 832-7700 rosebudrestaurants.com41.890688 -87.629588 445 N Dearborn St (between Hubbard and Illinois Sts) River North, Chicago
Lunch (Mon–Fri), dinnerAverage main course: $18
This River North spot from the Rosebud empire looks at lot more like Jersey circa 1977 than Italy: A disco ball spins overhead and flat-screen televisions flicker with a repertoire of classic disco films and gangster pics. But it’s not all gimmicks. An extensive antipasto array of succulent meats and cheeses are on offer, and the excellent trio of “Mama’s Meatballs” are so addictive you’ll start looking for opportunities to marry into Joe’s family.