8 new Italian restaurants

Amoremia, Osteria di Pizza Metro, Bar Toma and more

  • Tony Mantuano's Bar Toma in the Gold Coast
Tony Mantuano's Bar Toma in the Gold Coast (Lenny Gilmore )
January 06, 2012

In the mood for a taste of Italy? If you're looking for a switch from old-school favorites such as La Scarola and Tufano's, consider these eight Italian restaurants, new to the dining scene this fall and winter.

Amoremia Cucina Italiana
3824 N. Kedzie Ave. 773-293-6628
Old Irving Park spot serving dishes from different regions in Italy

Osteria de Pizza Metro
2863 N. Clark St. 773-472-6411
Rustic Italian BYOB in Lincoln Park from the owners behind Pizza Metro

Bar Toma
110 E. Pearson St. 312-266-3110
Tony Mantuano's Italian bar and pizzeria in the Gold Coast

Matto Fornaio
613 W. Briar Pl. 773-883-4411
Italian-inspired baked goods and coffee in Lakeview

221 N. Columbus Dr. 312-477-0234
Contemporary Italian in the Radisson Blu Aqua

1619 N. Damen Ave. 773-342-8799
Italian and handcrafted cocktails in Bucktown

2577 N. Clark St. 773-904-7984
Freshly-prepared Mediterranean and Italian fare in Lincoln Park

Gemellato Ristorante
258 W. 26th St. 312-706-8081
Classic Italian dining from the Ricobene family in Bridgeport

Reporting by Lisa Arnett, Erin Brereton and Erin Sarris.

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