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Date Night Destinations: Glenview

Local dining spots to start the weekend right.

With two locations in town, this makes it easy to enjoy killer food and a casual night out. Even TV host Guy Fieri has taken notice. Hackney's got a taste of national exposure when the famed chef stopped by to nosh on some burgers and onion stacks for a segment on his cable television show, Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

If you’re looking for a and have a hankering for Italian, Café Lucci is calling. A romantic spot tucked at the corner of Milwaukee and Central, Lucci is a family-owned restaurant with authentic food and service that makes you feel right at home. Try their garlic tapenade and crusty bread while you’re browsing the menu!

Wanna grab a slice with that special someone? Michael Salerno’s pizza will more than hit the spot! The and the service is exceptional - you'll feel like you're being served by Mom herself when you sit down in this favorite at There are several southern Italian favorites on the menu, but a pizza and a bottle of wine from this family business will get your weekend started right.

Looking for some Asian inspiration? If you’re torn between fresh sushi and some spicy pad thai, don’t fret. Rama Thai Kitchen offers both Thai and Japanese specialties at its prime Waukegan Road location. Favorites include Rama Special Rolls, Pad Thai, Pad See Ewe and the Rama Thai dinner entree – chicken, shrimp, carrots and broccoli in a peanut sauce.

Don't forget dessert! This locally-owned gelato gem offers coffee creations and a bevy of frozen treats. located in the heart of The Glen, serves up a quaint and homey feel perfect to end any evening. Don't miss out on their traditional Italian cappuccino and 24 seasonal flavors of gelato.

Where are your favorite date night dinner spots around town? Tell us in the comments or share with us on Facebook!

Cheryl W. October 27, 2011 at 02:25 PM
Glad you suggested Cafe Lucci, it reminds me that we should give that a try. A friend has raved for years. Thanks!
Jennifer Fisher (Editor) October 27, 2011 at 03:41 PM
Thumbs up to all of these! I also like the Yardhouse in the Glen. Great place to eat before a movie.
Mark V. Matz October 27, 2011 at 04:02 PM
"TAVA - A Fresh Taste of India" at 7172 Dempster is another choice in Morton Grove. Great food, a nicely stocked bar and wine list, River North like interiors and a working fireplace combined with terrific food, served by a professional staff with high quality linens, china and flatware makes this an exotic local date night location.
Joanna Schneider October 27, 2011 at 06:21 PM
You'll love Lucci, Cheryl! Their pasta and fish dishes are delish.
Joanna Schneider October 27, 2011 at 06:22 PM
Have you tried their truffle fries? YUM!

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