You hear Topo Gigio and you think Italian food – and it’s arguably the best Italian joint on the near North Side. Every dish they serve is a sensation.
The bar scene is old school Old Town. It reminds me of the pre-Benchmark Old Town. Nothing against Benchmark, but it definitely signaled a neighborhood change to the new bar scene. The Pour Houses & Vigs of the world keep bringing in new clientele while the Corcoran’s, Orso’s & Topos keep the tradition of days past. Belly up at either the outside or inside bar, grab a beer or a cocktail and you’ll find a good crowd of old and young people to befriend. Try an ice cold Peroni.