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875 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-1803 (Near North Side)
(312) 337-0691
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Ranked #368 of 8,411 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Hours:
Sun 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Italian
Neighborhood: Near North Side
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

As an Italophile, I was immediately smitten with this establishment because it reminded me of an authentic Italian bar. I had a wonderful panini with grilled eggplant, mozzarella, and pesto. I believe the price was around $6 which was reasonable. I also purchased several Italian food products that I haven't been able to find outside of Italy. I can't wait... More 

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Nashville, TN
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This place is quite small, BUT they have so much to offer, and the atmosphere and decor is really detailed and trendy, pretty, authentic. They have packaged Italian foods like a little grocery, they have a huge bakery, they have gelato, they have wine that you can get by the glass or bottle, they have a deli with meats and... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We stumbled upon this place and went in for some breakfast; their toasted ham & cheese croissants are delicious. The place was clean, the staff were pleasant (if a little curt, but i assumed that was just being a local; no conversation, just service). They had an excellent range of sandwiches, pastries, cakes etc to choose from and everything looked... More 

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I was staying round the corner so this was a quick and easy place to grab brunch before heading out for the day, I visited two or three times while staying in Chicago. Each time I got a freshly made Italian sandwich from the counter at the back of the store. The Italian guys serving may lack a certain amount... More 

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I was staying at the Drake and wanted to try something different (and more reasonable) for breakfast so we tried L’Appetito. I assumed it must be good because it was a bit crowded when we got there. We did have to double back twice because the place does not open until 7:30 which did not make sense to me. That... More 

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Luquillo, Puerto Rico
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We stopped here the first morning of our visit and kept coming back. A little something for everyone and fast. Pastries, muffins, sandwiches, gelato and more. We had two picky eaters with us and all found something of choice to eat.

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Norton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We were in Chicago for 4 days and went to L'Appetito 3 times. Authentic Italian deli with fabulous sandwiches, the Tony's Special and the Muffuletta were our favorites, fabulous sweet treats and Gelato. The cafe has a sweet atmosphere and is a great place to stop and rest after a long walk down the Magnificent Mile. The only reason I... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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608 reviews 608 reviews
342 restaurant reviews
400 helpful votes 400 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Located on the Magnificent Mile, L'Appetito is noted for breakfast, tiramisu gelato, Arancini (Italian fried rice ball stuffed with ricotta and spinach), grilled panini and its prosciutto di Parma sandwich. But many patrons stop in for a slice of sausage pizza and call it lunch. Me? I'm more of a traditionalist. Breakfast is two scrambled eggs, potatoes and sausage links.... More 

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Highland Park, Illinois
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268 reviews 268 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Came here a second time and this time had a Arancini, Italian fried rice ball stuffed with ricotta and spinach. If that was all that they served this place would be five stars easily! It was out of this world. Creamy and crispy all at the same time! Done to perfection! Also had a cappuccino. Not the best. Insert sad... More 

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Leavenworth, Kansas, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We stopped in here waiting on the 360 Chicago attraction to open. I ordered a bacon egg and cheese croissant and my boyfriend got a little treat from the bakery case. I couldn't pronounce the name of it. We got cold drinks from the case. It was good. The staff was really nice. It was a nice little place while... More 

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Additional Information about L'appetito

Address: 875 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-1803
Phone Number: (312) 337-0691
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
Monday 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: Delicatessen, Italian

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