Il Culaccino is an Italian restaurant that’s right across the street from McCormick Place. The large, somewhat generic space feels a lot like a chain restaurant, but the huge portions of pasta and tasty appetizers are better than what you’d find at one of those places. Order the spicy shrimp arrabbiata or the gnocchi al forno - it’s cheesy, tasty, and exactly what you want from a red-sauce pasta.

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