And the Chowdown Showdown Champion for Best Italian Food is....

Ristorante Battaio in Libertyville.

The results are in for this week’s Chowdown Showdown Champion for which restaurant has the best Italian food in northern Lake County, as voted on by Patch readers in GrayslakeLake Forest-Lake Bluff and Libertyville

And the winner is — drumroll please — .

Congratulations to Ristorante Bottaio!

The voting between the top contestants was very close, with the top two separated by only eight votes. Ristorante Bottaio had 30 votes, followed by Trattoria Pomigliano in Libertyville with 22 votes. Mambo Italiano Ristorante in Mundelein rounded out the top three with 12 votes.

So stop by tonight and enjoy some of the their Italian food!

Rich December 10, 2011 at 04:55 PM
Homer says, "congratulations to Ristorante Bottaio!" After about a hundred meals, Homer has never had a bad meal there and really enjoys the atmosphere!
WorriedParent December 12, 2011 at 03:35 AM
Love this place, but not for wings! Wasn't Ristorante Bottaio voted for best Italian Food and not Best Wings (see your first sentence Patch)!
Jim Powers December 12, 2011 at 04:19 AM
Thanks for that catch. We corrected it.
My Self December 12, 2011 at 04:53 AM
I have to disagree. The best Italian food in northern Lake County is Lauretta's Italian Bakery & Cafe In Mundelein. I walk in there and I am in little kid in my Italian Grandma's kitchen.
Marcia Watts Sagendorph December 13, 2011 at 04:52 AM
Thanks My Self. That's what this contest is all about - sharing those great area restaurants - or their specific dishes - that people might otherwise not have known about.


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