Oftentimes, the best places to eat are the hidden gems that might surprise some customers. The U.S. is packed with “hole in the wall” restaurants that offer delicious meals in simple settings. That’s why Love Food, the “tastiest guide on the web,” spotlighted the best hole-in-the-wall restaurant in each state:
“Sometimes the simplest of restaurants dish up the best food around. These are the hole-in-the-wall places that may not look like much from the outside or even on the inside, but are loved for the delicious dishes they serve. From historic spots that started out as literal holes in the wall to basic diners that always offer a warm welcome and wonderful plate of food, we’ve rounded up the best hole-in-the-wall restaurants across the US.”
So, which restaurant stands out in Illinois? Fontano’s, located in Chicago. Here’s why Love Food says it stands out:
“Born in Chicago’s Little Italy in 1960 and now with a second location on Michigan Avenue, Fontano’s has stayed true to its roots by specialising in Italian-style subs like the Blockbuster, which comes stuffed with ham, salami, capocollo (a traditional cold cut) and two types of cheese. The bread is especially good and they also serve a mean pizza, including Chicago’s iconic deep dish.”
See the rest of the best hole-in-the-wall restaurants here.