Rachael Ray's Favorite Italian Restaurants

I'm always on the hunt for great Italian food, so one of the first things I do when I'm traveling in a new place is ask a local where I should eat dinner that night -- and I'm never disappointed. To pass on the favor, I'm giving you my favorite Italian restaurant picks ever!

The Purple Pig

by Charles Masters

The Purple Pig

If you dig pig, you'll love this place. It's named after an Italian legend that says if a pig drinks wine, it will turn purple. (Don't try that at home, kids!) The chefs serve pork every which way: cured, roasted, braised and fried.

Visit The Purple Pig at 500 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, Illinois

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