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Italian Late Lunch

vitaman | | Nov 3, 2011 05:40 AM

Will be landing at Midway at 1:15 PM tomorrow (Friday) , renting a car and heading to Burr Ridge for a 5:30 Meeting. This is my 1st time in Chicago. I have scoured the board and what I've gleaned so far is that the really good Restaurants are in Chicago proper. From Mapquest it looks like a trip to Coco Pazzo, Piccolo Sogno, or Spiaggia would have me driving 50 minutes to the restaurant and then another 50 or more to my hotel. Add to that the "never driven here before" factor and it makes for this question: Is there really good Italian SouthWest of Chicago? Seems from what everyone says the Midway Airport area is not a Mecca for food. Looking at Urbanspoon I found a Rosebud restaurant in Naperville that had decent reviews. The map says I would be overshooting my destination a bit. Like in most metro areas, traffic patterns can make more of a difference than distance in drive times. Any ideas on a way to find great food without too stressful or long a drive?

Coco Pazzo Cafe
636 N St Clair, Chicago, IL 60611

Piccolo Sogno
464 N Halsted, Chicago, IL 60622

980 North Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

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