In addition to Italian food being delicious, Italian restaurants are usually romantic. When you picture sitting in a charming, cosy restaurant with a violin player serenading you, what do you think about? The best food in the world is what you think about! Italian food is romance food and most Italian restaurants play up on that romantic feel.
One such place in Chicago that is among the most romantic of Italian restaurants is called the Italian Village. This restaurant is a staple in the Windy City and is a must-visit if you are ever in the Midwest. It features three different restaurants. The upstairs is very romantic with private dining booths and a mural painted ceiling. You will feel as though you are dining under the stars in Venice. The upstairs restaurant is mostly Southern Italian cuisine.
The entry-level restaurant features more of modern cuisine and so is the decor. And the downstairs restaurant features more traditional Northern Italian food. No matter what type of food you like, you can find it at the Italian Village.
As for chain restaurants, Buca di Beppo is one of the most popular of all Italian restaurants in the United States. This large chain has the best Southern Italian cuisine around. Newcomers to Bucas, as it is known, are treated with a tour of the kitchen, where there is a special booth reserved for VIP guests. Anyone can reserve this booth and eat in the kitchen if you call ahead of time.
Each room has a theme and is decorated with the type of gaudy decor that used to adorn most of the houses of my relatives. However, in Bucas, it is charming and brings back memories for anyone who is of Italian descent. The atmosphere in Bucas is loud, lively and fun and the service is usually excellent.
You can get such dishes as fried Calamari, Bruschetta, Veal Parmesan, Ravioli, Spaghetti, Chicken Marsala and others. The list of entrees and appetizers is vast, but be sure to only order one or two as their portions are huge. You normally have plenty of Italian delights to take home.
Every town has their own Italian food restaurants that are popular. Some Italian establishments are owned by the family and some are chains. Check them out and try the different types of Italian cuisine and you will soon find your favourite.
Pizza is not considered to be Italian food. Pizza is an American invention. However, you can find food similar to pizza in many authentic Italian restaurants. The majority of Italian restaurants have their own way of making sauce and will feature either Northern or Southern cuisine. Some Italian food restaurants will feature a little bit of both to please all palates.
Italian food is a way of life so be sure to enjoy to the maximum. My wife is Italian and so we are spoilt with great Italian cuisine in our family!
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