The Italian Restaurant Roundup in Gold Coast, Chicago

March 11, 2021 | By Lindsay Smith
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When living in the Gold Coast, you get instant access to endless things to do and see, including some of the area’s top cocktail bars, trendy restaurants, and italian joints. 

If you’re on the hunt for a romantic, italian spot for date night, the Gold Coast is the place to be. Read on to discover some of the top italian restaurants in the area. 

Best Italian Restaurants in Gold Coast Chicago

Gold Coast is home to many of the top italian restaurants in Chicago that are perfect for date nights. 

For a vast selection of wine and cocktails, check out Nico Osteria. When dining at this swanky chic venue, make sure to start off with a cocktail, share a few small plates, order a delicious pasta dish, and be sure to save room for dessert.

Carmine’s is a lively supper club with plenty of different seating options, including bar, dining, courtyard, and outdoor patio seating. With their hearty portions of pasta, great atmosphere, and local crowd, Carmine’s is a must-try. If you’re torn between which dish to get, the rigatoni alla vodka won’t disappoint.

The ultimate wine cellar atmosphere can be experienced at Eduardo’s Enoteca. This warm and cozy spot gives the best exclusive wine bar experience, accompanied by fantastic deep dish pizza or great pastas with homemade sauce. Chill and chat with some friends here while enjoying one of their infamous wine flights.

Known for their to-die-for appetizers, Osteria del Pastaio is the definition of fine italian cuisine. This traditional italian restaurant boasts scrumptious homemade pastas in an intimate space. We suggest starting off with the calamari appetizer and then moving to the pesto gnocchi, both are fan-favorites! 

Mario’s Table is a longtime neighborhood favorite with homestyle italian dishes. This restaurant has a two for one wine deal on Tuesdays and an eggplant parmigiana out of this world, making this hidden gem a win-win.

Top Gold Coast Apartments Within Walking Distance

Gold Coast is the ultimate romantic enclave. When looking to be in the heart of all the wonderful italian spots, here are some apartments nearby.

The Ritz-Carlton Residences are located at 160 East Pearson Street offering luxurious two- to three-bedroom apartments. Just steps from the Magnificent Mile, lakefront, and plenty of transportation hubs, the location can’t be beat. Residents here can enjoy expansive floor-to-ceiling windows, wide plank flooring, private terraces and balconies, spacious walk-in closets, natural stone countertops, stainless steel appliances, complimentary laundry services, and daily housekeeping services. In-demand amenities include a butler, vacant home care, shoe shining, in-home keeping, air and hotel reservations, spa services, dog walking, personal training, and more.

The Sinclair is located at 1201 N LaSalle and offers beautifully designed studios, one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments. From the proximity to top Chicago restaurants and walking distance to Old Town, River North, and Lincoln Park, living at The Sinclair means you get to be in the heart of it all. Upscale finishes at The Sinclair apartments include private balconies, large windows, high ceilings, marbled backsplash, glass shower doors, and plank flooring throughout. When not in your apartment or out exploring the neighborhood, you can enjoy the amenities including a sun terrace with cabanas, outdoor pool and spa, resident lounge and demonstration kitchen, state-of-the-art screening TV, coffee bar, and dog run for your furry friends. 

61 Banks Street is located at 61 East Banks Street in downtown Gold Coast and features luxury residences from two- to three-bedroom apartments. Residents at 61 Banks Street can enjoy all the fine dining, access to transportation, and proximity to Lake Shore Drive right at their fingertips. These boutique residences include soaring ceilings with floor-to-ceiling windows, built-in wine refrigerator, wet bar, gas fireplace, heated baster bathroom flooring, keyless entry system, and open floor plans. Amenities at 61 Banks Street include electric vehicle charging stations, an indoor parking garage, private rooftop club, park-like rooftop terrace, fitness center, library, and more.

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If you’re looking to expand your search to surrounding areas, check out our recent guide covering some of the best apartments in Chicago by neighborhood.

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