The Little Italy's of America

Experience true Italian culture in these nine lively Little Italy neighborhoods and discover the tasty specialties for which each is famed.

By Besha Rodell

Chicago's iconic dish
Chicago's Iconic Dish

Chicago's Italian beef sandwich is a hot, drippy mess of beef and sautéed peppers served on a long Italian roll. Try a classic example at Al's Beef or Carm's Beef.

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