Illinois, United States Food Guide: 10 Italian food Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Rolling Meadows

November 9, 2019 Tonie Szymanski

Discover Restaurants offering the best Italian food in Rolling Meadows, Illinois, United States. Rolling Meadows is a city in Cook County, Illinois, United States. The population was 24,099 at the 2010 census.
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10. Passero

5 W Campbell St, Arlington Heights, IL 60005-1407 Italian Lunch, Dinner Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service [email protected] +1 224-857-8900 https://www.facebook.com/Passero-846574288854668/
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4 based on 40 reviews

Passero

Reviewed By Dedgehog

I chose this place after the recent Check Please review. I had soup and the fresh catch sandwich. Both were OK but nothing really stood out for me. Service was good. Maybe my wife and I need to try it at dinner time.

9. Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

1 S Roselle Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60193-1638 Italian, Pizza Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service +1 847-985-1525 http://www.loumalnatis.com/schaumburg-roselle-rd
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4 based on 821 reviews

Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

Reviewed By Starria C

I have never had authentic Chicago deep dish pizza before so I asked around and several people told me this was the best place to go. The pizza was delicious! This restaurant was very loud so I wouldn’t recommend it for an intimate date night or business dinner. There is a carry out restaurant if you don’t have time to wait and there is also frozen pizza for sale. When you order just know that it takes at least 30 minutes for them to bake your pizza so order an appetizer and just be patient.

8. JJ Twigs Pizza & Pub

150 S Northwest Hwy, Palatine, IL 60074-6258 Pizza, Italian Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Television, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service +1 847-358-1400 http://www.jjtwigspalatine.com/
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4 based on 68 reviews

JJ Twigs Pizza & Pub

Reviewed By Jan S

I first discovered J. J. Twiggs pizza In 1988. Now my husband and I travel full-time in our RV volunteering for the national Park system, and J. J. Twiggs is still the best nationwide. Every time we get home, J. J. Twiggs pizza is the first place we go to. We will be back every chance we get! PS love the Christmas Decor!

7. Toscana

1859 W Central Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60005-2410 Italian Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Table Service [email protected] +1 847-222-1989 http://toscanaarlington.com
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4 based on 84 reviews

Toscana

Toscana is a family-owned Italian American restaurant. Toscana offers a little taste of Europe, brings the good, sentimental feels together with its cozy, inviting and yet sophisticated atmosphere. Our professional and caring staff is truly dedicated to s

Reviewed By cabanak

Living in the wine country North of San Francisco, my wife and I have access to some amazing dining experiences. Recently we were introduced to Toscana by family while we were visiting the Chicagoland area. What a memorable meal! The staff is friendly and attentive and the food is outstanding. The gnocchi was out of the world. They even agreed to prepare a special that was not currently on the menu that we just had to have. We recommend Toscana highly if you are looking for authentic Italian. We enjoyed every bite! Cheers!

6. Agio Italian Bistro

64 S Northwest Hwy, Palatine, IL 60074-6231 Italian Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service +1 847-991-2150 http://www.agiobistro.com/
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4 based on 130 reviews

Agio Italian Bistro

Reviewed By BWCampbell5

For a first date or anniversary, this restaurant will impress that significant other! The food and atmosphere is just right to show one is interested but not going over the top. A couple can have a very pleasant evening dining and getting to know each other or winding down from the busyness of life.

5. Carlos & Carlos

27 W Campbell St, Arlington Heights, IL 60005-1407 Italian Dinner, Late Night Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service +1 847-259-2600 http://carlosandcarloschicago.com/
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4 based on 112 reviews

Carlos & Carlos

Reviewed By travelb511

I had assumed this was more of a white tablecloth, refined place. It's pretty loud, including the waiters who walked right behind our table shouting to other servers. But let's start at the beginning. On a non-holiday Sunday night, my husband called for a last minute reservation a few hours away. They said nothing till 8:30. I said that seems ridiculous. So I called from my phone and got a reservation at 5:30. And we didn't need it anyway.We were celebrating so we looked at the wine menu. On one of the lists, it said just "Zinfandel" with no winery name attached to it. I asked server what winery is this and he said it is a red wine. I said I know that. Is it domestic, what winery is it from? He walks away and comes back with a bottle that I knew wasn't a Zin bottle and says this is the wine. I said no it's actually not. Then he got some more help and by then I picked out a bottle that was obvious what it was: B. R. Cohn Cabernet Sauvignon.People walked behind our table to get to another table even though there was an obvious aisle to traverse to other side.Our waiter asked if we were ready to order and we said not yet. Literally 10 seconds later a different waiter came over to ask for our order. I said 'are you our server now?'. He said no we all share the tables. But we never saw that guy again.The food was good. Seemed carnivore-scentric to us. We were also confused by the name, Carlos & Carlos which sounds like a Spanish or Mexican restaurant and, yet, it's Italian.We enjoyed our celebration, but likely not ever going back. Too loud and hectic. Felt no different inside than a chain restaurant such as a "Chili's" or the like.

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4. Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants

798 W Algonquin Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60005-4416 Italian, American Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +1 847-981-0900 https://chwinery.com/locations/illinois/arlington-heights
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4 based on 474 reviews

Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants

Reviewed By 795davec

We went during Happy Hour; got seated quickly - but when we left; the wine bar outside was packed and the line was nearly out the door to sit.People seem to go there for the wide selection of wine. With Happy Hour, we got the house wine - which was good, but not great - yet better than the house wine at most places. They have a good selection of appetizers; as a big party - we tried several - a nice bruschetta, hummus with carrots and cauliflower inside, carne asada flatbread. There were several other choices such as mexican egg rolls, crispy brussels sprouts, goat cheese flatbread - a decent variety beyond - maybe a dozen choices.The place is big; ceiling is easily 16' up - and can be noisy as it is a wide open atmosphere. For us, service was pleasant, fast, all questions answered - water refilled regularly, drink orders taken quickly - yet realize we "beat the crowd".Dinners ran a huge variety and were above average in size - can get meat, fish, vegetarian, chicken - all generally mixed with vegetables and some sort of sauce. Food was filling and tasty.

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3. Francesca's Tavola

208 S Arlington Heights Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60005-1929 Italian Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service +1 847-394-3950 http://www.miafrancesca.com/index.asp
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4 based on 149 reviews

Francesca's Tavola

Reviewed By Ginger0529

Easy parking for this great Italian restaurant near downtown Arlington Height. Wait staff was friendly and helpful. Food was amazing. We eat at many Italian restaurants but this one is among the best for having consistently having excellent food. Don’t miss this place!

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2. Moretti's Ristorante and Pizzeria

1893 Walden Office Sq, Schaumburg, IL 60173-4259 Italian, American, Pizza Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service +1 847-397-4200 http://www.morettischicago.com/schaumburg/index.php
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4 based on 161 reviews

Moretti's Ristorante and Pizzeria

Reviewed By 224gaby

This was my second time coming to Moretti’s and again they did not disappoint. Their food is phenomenal. From their Chicken Alfredo, to Pizza, to Parmesan Crusted Chicken. It is all amazing. Just rich flavors that melt in your mouth, and make you wana stuff your face until you can’t no more. Plus they had Corona on tap! I’m a huge fan of Corona, but never have I ever found it on tap before so I was super stoked about that. Love the staff, love the environment, LOVE the food! Great place and highly recommend!!

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1. Maggiano's Little Italy

1901 E Woodfield Rd The Streets of Woodfield, Schaumburg, IL 60173-5100 Italian Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service +1 847-240-5600 http://www.maggianos.com/
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4 based on 496 reviews

Maggiano's Little Italy

Reviewed By AnolaS

Love this place! The food is fabulous, the ambiance is pleasant and we’ve never had anything less than excellent service. The eggplant parmigiana, served on a bed of vermicelli, melts in your mouth. Momma's lasagna is much better than my momma's pasta. The Taylor Street Baked Ziti is true Chicago Italian. The portions are huge and the fresh bread is refilled if you want. If you order one of the classic or speciality pastas you get a free pasta to take home (they freeze well). Maggiano's prices are an exceptional value, especially for a white tablecloth, full service restaurant. Want to avoid the crowd and parking crunch, go for a late lunch or early dinner.

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