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Villa Verone

416 Hamilton Street, Geneva
(630) 232-2201

  • The owner Pietro is often found in the restaurant on any given night because he values the authenticity of his place and the food that leaves the kitchen. Southern Italian food at it’s finest!


Livia Italian Eatery

207 S. Third Street, Geneva
(630) 402-6444

  • A modern twist on classic Italian, Livia’s has some flavorful flatbreads, delicious small plates, and savory pastas.


Riganato Old World

700 E. State Street, Geneva
(331) 248-0191

  • Fairly priced menu items that span past common Italian plates.



201 S. Third Street, Geneva
(630) 232-0212

  • Italian food nestled in the heart of downtown Third Street of Geneva, across from the Courthouse.


Osteria Bigolaro

317 W. State Street, Geneva
(630) 402-0597

  • Handmade pastas. Homemade breads. Trained chef who studied in Italy. Affordable prices. Check, check, check, and CHECK! One of my tai-city Italian faves!


Cotto a legna

500 S. Third Street Suite 147, Geneva
(331) 248-0263

  • A wood-fired pizza restaurant and wine bar, but other common dishes can be found here too. Great location on Third Street in downtown Geneva.


GIA MIA Pizza Bar

13 N. Third Street, Geneva
(630) 405-5544

  • Farm-to-fork food concepts such as Neapolitan style wood-fired pizzas, creative small plates, fresh homemade pasta, antipasto, and hand-made mozzarella.

  • Teachers ALWAYS get a 10% discount (must show ID)!


La Zaza Trattoria

5 S. First Street, St. Charles
(630) 443-9304

  • Known for excellent quality steaks, this Italian restaurant has a plate for every palette.

St. Charles

Nuova Italia

18 N. Fourth Street, St. Charles
(630) 584-4040

  • Seriously… owner Antonio is a professional chef who ran a 17-restaurant franchise in Germany, had a restaurant in Germany, and moved to the States in 2000 to continue his love of authentic Italian food. Oh, and he is a SOMMELIER! Food and wine pairings are his specialty!

St. Charles

Isacco Kitchen

131 S. First Street, St. Charles
(630) 444-0202

  • There are only 35 seats in the restaurant, but that’s because the owner/chef is showcasing the finest and freshest seasonal ingredients and homemade pastas.

St. Charles

Verita (formerly gaetano's)

15 E. Wilson Street, Batavia
(630) 406-3009

  • The wood-burning stove imported from Prato, Italy, gives the food and this restaurant a unique flair. Added bonus: on Monday nights, it's BYOW Night! That's right, you get to bring your own bottle of wine to enjoy with dinner. No corkage fees, but a two entree minimum is required.

  • Every third Monday of the month Gaetano's takes care of baby-sitting your kiddos between ages 2-12 while you enjoy a peaceful dinner.

    • $15 per child. This includes baby-sitting services for the duration of your meal, dinner for child, and a pre-planned activity to keep them busy.

    • Please try to reserve between 5:00pm - 6:30pm



1900 Mill Street, Batavia
(630) 406-9696

  • An Italian-American bistro with various Italian specialties, anti-pastas, and menu items from the grill


Acquaviva Ristorante Batavia

35 N Water Street, Batavia
(630) 761-1010

  • Acquaviva bring an upscale twist on traditional Italian comfort food with a focus on seafood.

  • Most wines come from Maple Park's Acquaviva Winery.


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