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Caffe Baci
Ranked #3,900 of 9,675 Restaurants in Chicago
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children
Neighborhood: Downtown / The Loop
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Reviewed January 11, 2008

This is one of the best places for lunch in Chicago. The soups and baked pastas are great, and everything comes with good bread -- including very tasty "pretzel rolls"

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English first
Chicago, IL
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50 reviews
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“Fast food Italian style”
Reviewed February 19, 2006

Caffe Baci is "fast food-Italian style" and caters primarily to nearby office workers during the lunch hour. For example, colleagues and I eat here about once a week (most recent lunch was Feb 17, 2006.)

Customers enter a cafeteria style line, find the station serving the type of food they want, take their tray (with food!) to a cashier to pay and then hope there is room somewhere to sit. Ambience is a little cold at the N. LaSalle location (S. LaSalle location has warmer, more inviting decor.) But don't let the "fast food" notion dissaude you from going. The food is actually very good and there's a wide selection of choices - from soup to salad to pastas to sandwiches to a full entree. My favorites are the lentil soup and the wide variety of salads. And the San Benedetto ice tea (peach) is fabulous. Only complaints: (a) lines can be very long and sort of disorganized at lunch and (b) it can be hard to find a place to sit when it is busy.

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