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Romantic Italian Place

I want to take the wife out for a good Italian mean at a romantic place for her birthday. A place in the Northside would be nice, but I am not afraid to drive a little for the right place.

What do you guys recommend.

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I like DiPiero's in Lake Zurich. It's romantic because it's very small and during the week it's quite quiet and you can linger there as long as you like. It's especially cozy on a snowy evening. (Oh yeah, and the good is fantastic).

But, it's definitely not textbook "romance" if that's what you're looking for. But it's not a chain, and it's not TOO far from you.
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(Oh yeah, and the good is fantastic).

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Italian Village is good, it's downtown.
Basta Pasta or Nono Pino's in Edison Park. I forget which one is still open. One is closed.
If your in Glenview, see if you can get a quiet table at Bucca Di Beppo in Glenview.

I do not like: Olive Garden or Magiano's.

There is another place off of 290 and York Rd. I forget the name. PM Red900. It's the bets Italian food ever.

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...then go home and let her sample the sausage.
My first thought is... who are you?

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Wow... I don't know, you just got schooled by Mr Hooked on Phonics himself... I think he just pwned you.

Your alternative sounds like a food one too.

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Italian Village is good, it's downtown.
Basta Pasta or Nono Pino's in Edison Park. I forget which one is still open. One is closed.
If your in Glenview, see if you can get a quiet table at Bucca Di Beppo in Glenview.

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There is another place off of 290 and York Rd. I forget the name. PM Red900. It's the bets Italian food ever.
Those are some good options, thank you... Bucca Di Beppo is a chain and I dislike it because they can have bad service, I went to the one in KC a couple of times with similar medial service.

I will check on the other ones.

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Basta Pasta is closed, but nonno pino's is good food, but for romance, hop across the street to Zia's Trattoria. (dig it: http://www.ziaschicago.com/ )
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Bucca Di Beppo in Glenview.
not very romantic

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Those are some good options, thank you... Bucca Di Beppo is a chain and I dislike it because they can have bad service, I went to the one in KC a couple of times with similar medial service.

I will check on the other ones.
Typos and misspellings are two different things. My error had to do with a fast response and friggin fat fingers (note the "g" and the "f" are adjacent to one another on the keyboard). His errors are because he's ... I dunno.... drunk???
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do you know why its called the viagra triangle?


seriously, you should check it out. prices are reasonable, easy valet parking, or a garage just around the corner, and you cant go wrong with anything on the menu.

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It gets busy in here, but good atmosphere and fabulous food:

http://lascarola.com/

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Rosebud in Highland Park great service, food is on the upper end of good
Via Vaneto on Lincoln and Devon
Club Lucky in Bucktown
Calos on Clark - live music and dancing
Lucia's on North Ave - most peolpe dont realize there is a restaurant here, a deli counter in front, but like 5-6 tables in the back. BYOB
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Just joked around b'cause I don't know anything up north. I'm a Sout' sider, ya know.

But, if you ever get down south try Bertucci's in Palos Hills on Roberts Road. Small place, good food, good atmosphere (log cabinny).

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I wouldn't necessarily call it romantic, but it's decent.

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It gets busy in here, but good atmosphere and fabulous food:

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+1 - AWESOME Food - Romantic, well, not IMHO

Romantic Italian - Rose Angelis in Lincoln Park - It's an Old House turned into a Cool Joint - GREAT Food and VERY reasonably priced

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Romantic would be a candle lit pasta dinner in bed or in the luxious hot tub suite.
Then it's settled. Olive Garden take-out to the Sybaris.
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Italian Village is good, it's downtown.
Basta Pasta or Nono Pino's in Edison Park. I forget which one is still open. One is closed.
If your in Glenview, see if you can get a quiet table at Bucca Di Beppo in Glenview.

I do not like: Olive Garden or Magiano's.

There is another place off of 290 and York Rd. I forget the name. PM Red900. It's the bets Italian food ever.

Basta Pasta has been closed for years.

Nono Pino's is only OK in and no way romantic IMO. I go there a decent amount or at least carry it out for the fam/kids.

Bucca Di Bep is OK too
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