North Riverside Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in North Riverside

April 14, 2018 Viva Honore

North Riverside in United States, from Nouth America region, is best know for Delivery. Discover best restaurants in North Riverside with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
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1. Riverside Restaurant

3422 Harlem Ave, Riverside, IL 60546-2329 Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations European, Czech, Eastern European, Central European Lunch, Dinner +1 708-442-0434
Excellent
79%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 95 reviews

Riverside Restaurant

Reviewed By BigDMI - Algonac, Michigan

Went with friends for dinner at their suggestion for Bohemian foods. Food was hearty and tasty. They have a great selection of bohemian foods including goulash, dumplings, sausage, and pickled beef.
They offer daily specials.
There also are some seafood items on the menu.
You must same room for dessert including kolacky and cheesecake.
One point is that they don't take credit cards.

2. Emilio's Tapas Bar Restaurant

4100 Roosevelt Rd, Hillside, IL 60162-1824 Takeout, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Private Dining, Television, Accepts Credit Cards Spanish, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Lunch SGD 20 - SGD 39 +1 708-547-7177
Excellent
71%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 136 reviews

Emilio's Tapas Bar Restaurant

Thank you for your interest in Emilio’s Tapas. Emilio’s Tapas is an authentic Spanish Tapas Bar Restaurant conveniently located in West Suburban Hillside. Spanish cuisine can best be described as a mix of French and Italian influences; tapas are small dishes ideal for appetizers or when ordered in rounds build a complete meal. Our menu consists of regional Spanish specialties, original dishes created by Emilio offered in both the dining room and bar for dinner daily. The restaurant is casual with spacious dining rooms and an energetic atmosphere accentuated by colorful Spanish murals, music and tiles.

Reviewed By Geoff809 - Montclair, New Jersey

Fantastic tapas dishes. 4 of us had 8 tapas and not a bad one in the bunch. Nice wine, band and dancers gave a little slice of authentic Spain to the evening. Prices were very reasonable for this upscale restaurant in the heart of the...MoreGracias for your review and rating, we appreciate it. Please stop by soon, happy hour is M-F 4:30-6:30 and we have bar bites from $1.95 in our bar!

3. Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria

1038 Lake St, Oak Park, IL 60301-1102 Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 7 - SGD 33 +1 708-358-0800
Excellent
66%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 218 reviews

Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria

Reviewed By Kevin H

If you’re not from Chicago and want the “chicago style pizza” This is the place. The food is always great. Hot and fresh. This location has something that sets it aside form other locations. THE STAFF IS AWESOME.
Our waiter, Dong(?), was great. Took our order with our writing down, got it right and was polite, funny and respectful. He treated us like family and didn’t see my kids as a nuisance but interacted with them. Something I didn’t realize was missing from today’s service until he showed us.The meal was timed perfectly and was just another in what is becoming a long line of successes at this location.
This is the place that has it all. Good atmosphere, cold beer, great staff and awesome deep dish pizza. A can’t miss experience.

4. Freddy's Pizzeria

1600 S 61st Ave, Cicero, IL 60804-1641 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating Italian, Pizza, Delicatessen Lunch, Dinner SGD 26 +1 708-863-9289
Excellent
90%
Good
6%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 76 reviews

Freddy's Pizzeria

Reviewed By Leslie M - Fish Creek, Wisconsin

Freddy's is some of the best food I've ever eaten!!! My husband and I have enjoyed this place for over 15 years since we saw it on Check, Please. Now we live in South Carolina, but will always find a way to go when we're in the area. The lemon chicken is so good that I could drink the juice. They give you free bread to sop up all that deliciousness. The seafood salad is the freshest and has most tender calamari and octopus I've ever had. They weigh the seafood first and then add the olive oil and lemons. I also highly recommend the risotto, rapini, and Italian sausage which comes a jus with peppers and potatoes. All the salads are incredibly flavorful and fresh. There are also a variety of pasta dishes, meat entrees, sandwiches, and pizza. It doesn't matter how full you are, get the gelato! I've never found any better! My favorite is the Don Vito which has a cherry base with brandied whole bing cherries and chocolate. The Oreo, dulce de leche, and fruits of the forest are also delicious!! I'm sure they all are! Get a taste of any before you buy. So hard to decide. The place is very small and the food line is at the back of a tiny and charming Italian grocery store. They will heat the food up on paper plates and you can eat in an adjacent room (outside too when the weather is nice). Or you can get it all to go. This place never disappoints! Expect long lines that move rather quickly. Holiday times are especially crowded. They do not take credit or debit cards. It's not especially cheap, but such a great value for the quality and freshness of the food. The staff who waits on you is very pleasant, many speak Spanish, and have been there for many years. Enjoy!

5. Irish Times

8869 Burlington Ave, Brookfield, IL 60513-2156 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available American, Irish, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +1 708-485-8787
Excellent
51%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 108 reviews

Irish Times

Reviewed By Annette F - Brookfield, Illinois

As Brookfield residents, we visit Irish Times fairly regularly, and often bring friends. This is a real, independently-owned Irish pub, not a chain restaurant, and so has an authentic feel. While the burgers are always good, and a bargain on Mondays ($5), I recommend the more Irish fare. The corned beef and cabbage dinner and the Irish breakfast are my favorites. The shepherd's pie is also very good, although even the best versions of that tend to be a bit bland. Add a slice of Irish bacon to the tomato and grilled cheese! The fish and chips (AYCE on Fridays) are excellent, quality flaky cod in a light tempura-style batter. A reasonably wide selection of beers and ciders on tap for a relatively small place. They used to make wonderful bread pudding with whiskey sauce, but the last time we ordered it, it came with caramel/chocolate sauce, which was fine, but not as good as the traditional. It can get crowded on Friday and Saturday evenings (or during special events/music performances - even rather crazy around St. Pat's day!), and the kitchen sometimes gets busy, so the wait for your meal to arrive can increase, but the service is always friendly and attentive. Try going early Sunday afternoon, especially in winter, when it's less crowded and you might get a table near the fireplace. The outdoor patio in back is great in warmer weather, entirely fenced-in and private. Over the years they've given in and added some big-screen TVs, but the volume is usually kept down, so minimally distracting. We've been coming here since smoking was allowed and many of the servers still had the Irish brogue. The BN Metra train station is just outside their door, so come visit Brookfield!

6. Gaetano's & Ristorantino Mediterraneo

7636 Madison St, Forest Park, IL 60130-1403 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Mediterranean Dinner SGD 26 - SGD 33 +1 708-366-4010
Excellent
87%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 88 reviews

Gaetano's & Ristorantino Mediterraneo

Analyzing who Gaetano is, and where he comes from (Bagheria, Sicily), he decided to go back to his roots and the basic fundamentals of Mediterranean cuisine, honoring the chef’s who taught him, his parents, and his mentor, Francesco Paolo Sanmarco, the proprietor of A’Cuccagna in Palermo, Sicily. The Mediterranean diet is more about education and a cariety of simple, aromatic, healthy and organic ingredients. For centuries, Sicily (in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea) was invaded by Spain, Greece and the Normans, to name a few. Every invading country left their ‘mark’ on Sicily, by adding to and enhancing the cuisine. At Ristorantino Mediterraneo, you will find many flavors, more well known in other cultures, for instance, ‘sweet and sour’ flavor is more of an Arabic influence, however this is the flavor you will find in traditional Sicilian Caponata.

Reviewed By BK_overdrive - Chicago, Illinois

We have been to Gaetano's many times and always have a great meal and great service. This time was a little more special as the owner, who was doing a tasting menu for a table near us, was very willing to prepare a particularly interesting looking appetizer that went by on the way to 'the tasters'. It was wonderful (halibut and calamari) -- but more importantly what was wonderful was how happy Gaetano was to prepare it for us. Doesn't matter where you live in Chicagoland - you should make a trip to Gaetano's, at least once!

7. Vesecky's Bakery

6634 Cermak Rd, Ste A, Berwyn, IL 60402-2357 Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible +1 708-788-4144
Excellent
78%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 58 reviews

Vesecky's Bakery

Reviewed By Sinaida C

It looks like a store from my childhood in Eastern Europe. The stuff they sell looks authentic, but the rohliki are very different from what they should be. Kolachky with poppy seeds are nice, but the jam things are way too sweet for any non-American. I mean, I do like sweet things, just American things are way to sweet for me.
Overall, even if this place is not exactly the same as it would be in Prague, but it brings good memories of Eastern Europe:)

8. Tipsters Village Pub

8839 W Cermak Rd, North Riverside, IL 60546-1154 Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Bar, Pub, Italian Lunch, Dinner +1 708-447-4020
Excellent
51%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
7%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 28 reviews

Reviewed By Michelle R - Chicago

Occasion: Baptism Luncheon for large group (all age ranges).

Service: All servers were attentive and friendly. The owner was hands-on and very accommodating for the large party that lasted 4+ hours.

Food: Their Garbage Salad is a MUST. The meatballs and chicken cacciatore were scrumptious... and don't miss the Eggplant Parmesan.

Ambiance: It's a low-key casual pub/restaurant with fine dining quality food. The outdoor patio was a must with gorgeous weather for an October Sunday.

9. Blueberry Hill

49 S La Grange Rd, La Grange, IL 60525-2455 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 708-352-4900
Excellent
62%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 94 reviews

Blueberry Hill

Reviewed By Eileen B - Wheaton, Illinois

My girl friend and I wanted to try restaurants in LaGrange and saw this one on main street. Service is fast and friendly. My friend had the Baked Blueberry French Toast. The bread is dense and was not what she expected. She needed the compote addition because it was so dense and dry. Not a good choice. I had the Aussie Chicken sandwich. The chicken was not seasoned and I had to use the salt shaker which I never do. It was average sandwich. Portion size was good. We both decided we probably wont return.

10. Sawa's Old Warsaw Polish Style Smorgasbord

9200 W Cermak Rd, Broadview, IL 60155-4728 Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Buffet Polish, Eastern European Lunch, Dinner +1 708-343-9040
Excellent
46%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 55 reviews

Sawa's Old Warsaw Polish Style Smorgasbord

Reviewed By _bookworm2000 - Glen Ellyn, Illinois

I always have a great meal here. Although there is not a HUGE selection on the buffet table, every item is worth the trip. Especially noteworthy are the potato pancakes, the cabbage rolls, and the fried chicken. As it was Sunday, they had two special items; roast duck and pork cutlets. While the duck was quite good, the cutlets were outstanding. Even though I was starting to get filled up. I felt that I had to try the mushroom soup. I was surprised to see that it contained pasta shells, but the soup was delicious. The table had many vegetable and salad choices which my wife ate and enjoyed,but I could not spare the room in my belly.
The desserts are nothing spectacular, but I never have much room for them anyway.
When we went on Sunday morning the average age of the clientele was around 80. So you know you're getting good value for your money.
Nothing fancy. Just good food.

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