Ignotz is a very good Italian restaurant in a pocket neighborhood inside Pilsen called the Heart Of Chicago. The chicken parmigiana is worth traveling for, and the lasagna is really good, too. Not to mention that they win the award for best table bread setup, since it comes with a roasted bulb of garlic for spreading, plus some breadsticks you’ll only wish were unlimited. The whole restaurant is in a refurbished house, and you’ll be eating in a living room complete with a fireplace, and family photos on the mantel.
Where we've featured it
More spots in PilsenSee more
Don Churro in Pilsen makes arguably the best churros in Chicago, including a few great vegan varieties.
More Italian spotsSee more
Ciccio Mio is a great Italian restaurant in River North from the team behind Gilt Bar and Bavette’s.
Suggested by our writers
Tufano’s Vernon Park Tap
An old school, family-run Italian joint that’s ideal for a casual dinner in Little Italy.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more