Readers' Choice: Best Italian Food

Choose between six choices for your favorite Italian eatery.

Who doesn't love a great Italian meal?

From hearty pastas to pizza and delicious salads and desserts, Deerfield and Highland Park's Italian eateries have something delicious for everyone.

Our fourth Best of Patch contest kicks off this week with a love for scrumptious Italian cuisine and we're asking you to share your favorite place.

Here are some of our favorite spots, but if we're leaving one off of the list, please let us know in the comments or on Facebook and we'll add it: 

Voting in the poll below is open until 9 a.m. Friday. Ties will be broken by whichever business has the most positive comments in the section below. We will announce the winner at noon Friday.

William d Brown March 19, 2012 at 02:19 PM
I don't suppose you ever heard of Highwood were real Italians live. Perhaps you out of towers might try the Del Rio. Glad you moved here. Sort of!
A concerned DHS Parent March 19, 2012 at 04:09 PM
Del Rio's is great. Love it have gone there since a kid. It's getting pricey though!!!!!
Lisa Marea March 19, 2012 at 05:05 PM
Seriously, I so agree will Bill Brown. How can you rate Italian eateries on the North Shore and not include Highwood's "fresh from Emilio Romano and Tuscany" eateries. Here are just a few of those amazing Italian eateries. Pastificio (celebrating 35 years in business this year), Del Rio (they have been open for business for nearly 80 years), Nite n Gale (open 70 years), Washington Gardens (introduced pizza to the north shore in the 1950's open about 75 years), Gabriels (open 20 years), Buffo's (open more than 35 years), Tratorioa Giaccomo's (open 20 years.) These are all family owned businesses that have been in the same family for as many years as they have been open, the recipes, handed down with loving care. All the restaurants you mention in HP and Deerfield are fine restaurants ( Italian Kitchen is wonderful) but to leave out Little Italy when discussing Italian Restaurants on the north shore is just a little silly!
stella March 20, 2012 at 03:05 AM
Such low standards. Del Rio is best. Biaggis rofl
Cassy Murphy March 21, 2012 at 04:14 PM
2nd Street Enoteca has amazingg food! Plus they use organic and sustainable ingredients...supporting local economy :)
David Greenberg March 21, 2012 at 09:26 PM
I can't vote for any of them. Bella Via - sometimes the food and service is good, sometimes not. Italian Kitchen - Service so slow you could go to another restaurant, eat there, come back, and your food still wouldn't be ready. Rosebud: Started out nice in HP, went downhill service and food-wise over the years, I'm not sure I'm willing to risk my time and money on their new location at the remodeled Baker's Hair location in Deerfield.
Bryce Robertson March 21, 2012 at 09:29 PM
Looking most forward to Moderno, which is moving into the old Rosebud space. Also, I agree with those above - add Highwood's restaurants! I haven't eaten in HP for a good dinner in a long time - Highwood's always the choice.
Jeff Lyon March 22, 2012 at 11:39 AM
We live in Deerfield and for real Italian food, we go to Highwood.
AliceCameron March 22, 2012 at 01:51 PM
Live in deerfield but Bravo in the glen is amazzzzinnngg.


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