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Restaurants-Oak Park IL

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Restaurants-Oak Park IL

I am taking my twin sons out for a birthday dinner (24 yrs. old) Thurs. night in Oak Park IL since it is close to one of their jobs. Any recommendations for nice Italian or Mexican restaurants? If not, a rest. serving basic American, "comfort type" food would be great too. Thanks!

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1. Re: Restaurants-Oak Park IL

For Italian:

La Bella Restaurant - been there twice ears ago. I need to revisit. Great place. http://www.labellapasteria.com/

Leonas Restaurant - Can't go wrong here whether it's in Chicago or the suburbs. Famly (young kids) oriented. Also, has American comfort food - sandwiches, salads, and burgers. http://www.leonas.com/

For "traditional Italian" I would choose La Bella's. It's more upscale than Leonas.


The only place we've dined at was New Rebozo . yelp.com/biz/new-rebozo-mexican-restaurant-o… The food is Oh my god, oh my god, oh my god , good:)

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Here's a list of restaurants in the area:


I prefer: http://www.cucinaoakpark.com/

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I like the Pasta Shoppe on, I believe, Oak Park Ave near Lake Street - not open very late, however, I believe.

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When I lived closer, I used to frequent Gepetto's. They were simply AWESOME! Perhaps someone else can confirm if they are still open.

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5. Re: Restaurants-Oak Park IL

La Bella moved around the corner and is much more casual then it used to be. I don't reccomend it anymore, and it was one of my fav's. Not even near what it use to be.

A very good steak/seafood restaurant is next door to Oak Park, in Forest Park, called The Golden Steer. In twenty years I've never had a bad meal here, always excellent, with great service. I give this place 4 stars.

Another nice place is "Kevils". American food. It's also in Forest Park, a block away from the green line train at Harlem.

I lived in Oak Park and wasn't impressed with most of the restaurants there.

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