Subway: Blue to Austin(708) 358-8555 ww.trattoria225.com/41.872681 -87.780239 225 Harrison St Oak Park, West Suburbs
Brunch (Sun), dinnerAverage main course: $19
Diners in Oak Park are getting a dose of the thin-crust pizza craze at this open, airy spot. The crust is a bit greasy (and it’s the generous slather of oil that blackens the bottom), but the toppings are fresh, the dough is perfectly tasty and the combinations are tempting (especially the fennel sausage, goat cheese and roasted red pepper). Pizza aside, this spot is worth visiting even just for appetizers and affordable wine list. Try the perfectly grilled octopus and baked clams sprinkled with spicy cherry peppers, but for vino, just use your instincts and sample around the half-glass pours—the college kids waiting tables couldn’t guide you with a map.