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Ricobene's

252 W. 26th St., Chicago, IL - (312) 225-5555
Posted By Burt Fleisher on 12/20/2007 4:15:00 PM
Riccobene's is known as the place for the "Breaded Steak Sandwich," a Southside original creation from the Bridgeport neighborhood. What's special about Bridgeport? It's the home of the White Sox and it's the place in Chicago where the (Mayor) Daley family has its roots.

The food is simply and satisfyingly good. The famous steak sandwich is a type of milanesa commonly found in Latin America, which is based on the breaded veal cutlet (cotoletta, from Milan, Italy; cotoletta alla milanese). But these are kicked up a notch, Chicago-style of course. They have a wonderful red sauce, mozzarella cheese, and are served on an Italian bread roll (either Turanno or Gonella, I think). They are served in two sizes: regular and king. Both are huge!

One thing I never seem to see when Ricobene's gets written up: they have one of the best Chicago-style deep-dish pizzas in the city. This is a pizza not to be missed.

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