5 top options for affordable Italian fare in Chicago

Craving Italian food?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable Italian restaurants around Chicago, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture next time you're on the hunt.

1. The Art Of Pizza

Photo: JAMES T./Yelp

Topping the list is The Art of Pizza. Located at 3033 N. Ashland Ave. (between Barry Avenue and Nelson Street.) in Lakeview, the Italian spot, which offers pizza and salads, is the most popular low-priced Italian restaurant in Chicago, boasting four stars out of 1,134 reviews on Yelp. 

2. Dimo's Pizza


Wrigleyville's Dimo's Pizza, located at 3463 N. Clark St. (between Sheffield and Newport avenues), is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the inexpensive Italian spot, which offers pizza and barbecue, four stars out of 906 reviews. 

3. Rex Italian Foods


Rex Italian Foods, an Italian spot, is another much-loved, cheap go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 247 Yelp reviews. Head over to 4431 N. Harlem Ave. to see for yourself. 

4. Ricobene's


Over in Bridgeport, check out Ricobene's, which has earned four stars out of 756 reviews on Yelp. Dig in at the Italian spot, which offers pizza and sandwiches, by heading over to 252 W. 26th St. (between Princeton Avenue and Wells Street).

5. Conte Di Savoia


Last but not least, there's Conte Di Savoia, a University Village - Little Italy favorite with 4.5 stars out of 224 reviews. Stop by 1438 W. Taylor St. (between Laflin and Bishop streets) to hit up the deli, grocery store and Italian spot next time you're looking to satisfy your cravings on a budget. 

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