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Luce

The tiny Italian counterpart to Navarre, Luce is part mini-specialty foods shop, part café. Originally conceived as an addition to an event space, Luce has about a dozen tables that…

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Gino’s

This old-school Sellwood red sauce joint is worth the trek if you're looking for a bowl of penne with meat sauce (named for Grandma Jean in this case) and an…

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Barchetta

While the restaurant is barely over six months old, David Pasternack's (of Esca fame) new, more casual Chelsea seafood restaurant has already established it as one of the exciting newcomers on…

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Marta

Chef Nick Anderer's (of Maialino) new Flatiron pizza joint, Marta, immediately came out the gate with one of the best new Italian wine lists since All'Onda. Helmed by Jack Mason,…

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Spiaggia

Chicago's most well-known Italian restaurant, Spiaggia, recently had a make-over to spruce up its 30-year-old self; it has not skipped a beat. Not only is the food and service as…

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Burro e Salvia

Pound for pound, Shoreditch pastificio Burro e Salvia might just have the best wine list of any Italian restaurant in town. Each day, in plain view, the sfoglie roll out,…

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P. Franco

This tiny, blink-and-you’ll-miss-it wine bar and shop was started by the folks behind the Broadway Market wine store Noble Fine Liquor. Like at the mothership, there is a wonderful mix…

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Dolce Vita

This causal Italian spot is owned and operated by legendary restaurateur Marco Wiles. Each of Wiles's locations has a solid wine list, but Dolce Vita rises above the rest thanks…

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Franny’s

A longtime fixture on Flatbush Avenue in Prospect Heights since 2004 (they moved across the street and down the block in 2013), Franny's continues to pack in the neighborhood stroller…

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Beretta

There's nothing fancy about Beretta, which is the main draw. When it could have just been a restaurant with a few house drinks, Beretta ended up as a restaurant with…