Chicago Italian BYOBs
Bring a bottle to our favorite Italian BYOBs.
If we tell you how much we love this Andersonville pizzeria, do you promise you’ll vacate one of its scant 14 seats in a timely fashion so we can still eat there? Okay, we’re trusting you, so here goes: We eat its puffy, chewy crust, graced with the highest-quality toppings—earthy mushrooms, fresh herbs, housemade mozzarella—in our dreams. 1477 W Balmoral Ave, 773-334-9270; temporarily closed—reopens March 25.
Corkage fee None
Best nearby liquor store In Fine Spirits (5418 N Clark St, 773-506-9463)
Terragusto on Addison
With the recent addition of Terragusto on Armitage, getting a table at chef-owner Theo Gilbert’s Roscoe Village homage to rustic Italian cooking just got easier. Choose from the housemade pastas—whole-grain tagliatelle ribbons, “pope’s hats” stuffed with squash—or simple preparations of roast chicken and pork loin, both organic and locally sourced. 1851 W Addison St, 773-248-2777.
Corkage fee $1 per person
Best nearby beer store West Lakeview Liquors (2156 W Addison St, 773-525-1916)
Best nearby wine store Trader Joe’s (3745 N Lincoln Ave, 773-248-4920)—Julia Kramer