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Italian

Located on Pilsen's Oakland Ave, aka the most authentic Italian hood in Chicago, Bruna's is an old-school red sauce joint whose menu items have been around longer than most restaurants in the city. Open since 1933, Bruna's doles out regional classics and Italian-American staples (meatball sandwich, anyone?) in a casual and dimly-lit dining room. House specialities, like ultra-tender veal scaloppine, fusilli with tomato cream sauce and mushrooms, and tiramisu, are MUST orders.

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Bruna's Ristorante

Bruna's Ristorante

Located on Pilsen's Oakland Ave, aka the most authentic Italian hood in Chicago, Bruna's is an old-school red sauce joint whose menu items have been around longer than most restaurants in the city. Open since 1933, Bruna's doles out regional classics and Italian-American staples (meatball sandwich, anyone?) in a casual and dimly-lit dining room. House specialities, like ultra-tender veal scaloppine, fusilli with tomato cream sauce and mushrooms, and tiramisu, are MUST orders.