Munno Pizzeria & Bistro - Chicago
As pizza joints go in Chicago, Munno Pizzeria & Bistro is among the best offerings. Located in Uptown (directly across the street from country-western bar Carol's Pub), the restaurant is popular for occasional live cabaret and date night.
Owner/chef Bob Monti, and business partner Nick Russo, has created a menu that's simply Italian, yet most items are made from scratch.
Heartier appetizers require indulging in one of the house-made pastas as well as a thin-crust Neapolitan-style pizzas. Highlights range from ravioli Emiliani (prosciutto, mortadella, pork, ricotta and parmesan filling in saffron sage butter sauce) to classic Margherita.
For imbibing, there's red, white and sparkling wines; beers and seasonal and classic cocktails.