Address: 626 N State St, Chicago, IL 60654
One of the best restaurants I went to in Chicago was called Quartino Ristorante, and it was good for both value and quality.
Quartino is nothing out of the ordinary for an Italian restaurant, as it has all of the normal pizza and pasta dishes; however, where it stands out is the quality of food for the price. Most of the pizza and pasta dishes are between $12-15 for a decent sized meal, which is cheaper than most other restaurants in Chicago.
All of the dishes I tried at Quartino were good, but the standout dish was the eggplant parmesan. The eggplant tasted really fresh and the sauce was excellent, and it was one of the best eggplant parms I have had (although it is a bit on the smaller side, so you might need to order multiple). While I am not a huge bread guy, Quartino also has unlimited bread that is supposed to be quite good.
If you are in Chicago and looking for a reasonably priced restaurant, definitely check out Quartino (as the location is also very convenient).
Quartino Ristorante Recommendation Rating: 4
1: Something worth checking out if you have time
2: Something that is a hit for some people, but not a must for everyone
3: Something worth prioritizing if interested
4: Something worth making time to check out
5: An absolute home run, worth going out of your way for
This is a blog for myself (and hopefully others) to keep track of all of the places, restaurants, books, movies, etc. that I do not want to forget. I am a college student who has lived in the US, Asia, and Europe for extended periods of time; I am very lucky to have had these experiences, and I want to share my recommendations with people interested in any of these locations.
NONE of these posts are advertisements. I do not have any discount codes or promotions for anything I write about; however, this should be considered a positive because it means that everything I write about reflects my true feelings. In order to keep this blog positive, my posts will only be recommendations for the things I enjoy the most in life. The topics will vary between whatever subjects I am interested in at a certain time, and I will have 1-2 new posts per day.
I wish I could have started this project earlier while some of my memories were fresher in my mind, but it is better late than never. I hope that other people will have the chance to visit or experience things that I write about, and I hope that people will have a similar taste in life to myself!