Phil Vettel has listed his his top 10 Italian restaurants in Chicago. They are:
Spiaggia 980 N. Michigan Ave., 312-280-2750
Vivere 71 W. Monroe St., 312-332-7005
Coco Pazzo 300 W. Hubbard St., 312-836-0900
Va Pensiero 1566 Oak Ave., Evanston, 847-475-7779.
Campagnola 815 Chicago Ave., Evanston, 847-475-6100.
Vinci 1732 N. Halsted St., 312-266-1199
Gabriel's 310 Green Bay Rd., Highwood, 847-433-0031
Bice 158 E. Ontario St., 312-644-1474 or Northbrook Court, Northbrook.
A Tavola 2152 W. Chicago Ave., 773-276-7567
Mia Francesca 773-281-3310
Phil Vettel is Restaurant Critic of the Chicago Tribune. He is rumoured to dine out around 200 nights a year, there's dedication for you!
He authors a weekly restaurant review, a "Table Hopping" column of restaurant news and events and oversees the production of reviews in four suburban zones.
He also produces the "Dining Guide" this is a bi annual review of dining trends, news and reviews.