little italy Neighborhood Overview

The Little Italy neighborhood is a living legacy of Chicago's immigrant past. Here food is culture and history remains engrained in stone — from the humble halls of the original settlement homes at Jane Addams Hull-House Museum to the vaulted ceilings of The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii.

Whats around

On Taylor Street, from Morgan Street west to Ashland Avenue, you'll find restaurants that span generations. Pizza and pasta reign supreme here, but other specialty spots have a calling of their own, including: Mario's Italian Ice (a curbside stand shelling out shaved ice since the ‘50s) and Al's Beef (a curbside stand turned popular chain) as well as nearby Maxwell Street Market (where discount shoppers can score tasty street food and the famed Polish sausage).

Public transit

You’ve got a couple Blue Line stops to grab on the north end of the neighborhood, and the Halsted and Ashland buses will serve you well.

Little Italy Properties

1039 S. Racine

residential 6 flat

1117 S. Racine

Residential 12 flat

1434 W. Racine / 928 S. Bishop

Commercial and residential

1420 W. Lexington

residential 6 flat

827 S. Miller


901-5 S. Laflin