ricobene's
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Ricobene's

Chicago
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Mon9:00 AM - 12:30 AM
Tues9:00 AM - 12:30 AM
Wed9:00 AM - 12:30 AM
Thu9:00 AM - 12:30 AM
Fri9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Sat10:30 AM - 2:00 AM
Sun9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Ricobene's

252 W 26th St

Chicago, IL 60616

This family-owned Italian-American counter-serve is a South Side staple for its pizza, subs, wings, and, most famously, its breaded steak sandwich. Ricobene's occupies a large food-court like space with fluorescent lighting and minimal ambience, but you're not here for the decor, you're here for the fried skirt steak covered in mounds of warm mozzarella and soaked in red sauce on a French roll. Sit and stay or take your order to go, but whatever you do, be prepared for a messy meal.