This week, Zagat—arguably the ultimate restaurant guide for anyone, anywhere—named Gaetano's, 7636 Madison St., Forest Park, one of the best Italian restaurants in the Chicago area. There were only six restaurants on that list.
"Prepare for an experience," at the Forest Park eatery, where the chef delivers "'completely unexpected,' praiseworthy dishes à la carte or in 'unbelievable' tasting menus," the rating says.
So, we thought we'd see who in the area can serve some mean Italian cuisine with the best of them, according to Yelp! reviewers.
Here are the top 10 Italian restaurants in Oak Park and Forest Park, according to Yelp!:
- Gaetano's (Forest Park)
- Caffe De Luca (Forest Park)
- Cucina Paradiso (Oak Park)
- Il Vicolo Trattoria (Oak Park)
- Mancini's (Oak Park)
- La Bella Pasteria (Oak Park)
- Trattoria 225 (Oak Park)
- Salerno's Pizza and Pasta (Oak Park)
- Francesca's (Forest Park)
- Jimmy's Place (Forest Park)