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Authentic Italian in Chicago?

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Authentic Italian in Chicago?

zbilchik | Jul 12, 2006 08:43 PM

I'm looking for an authentic Italian place in the Chicago area...not one of those American-Italian rip offs that try to tell you that there food is straight off the boat.

I lived in Italy for 4 months and have to say that since I've been back I haven't found anything close. I know this is mostly a product of the fresh ingredients they use over there, but still, you'd think that places would atleast have authentic Italian dishes on their menu. Like Ribollita for example or maybe some good Gnocchi.

Please advise if you've been to or heard of any restaurants that serve REAL Italian.

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