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5 New Wicker Park Restaurants On Our Radar

One of the best things about Wicker Park & Bucktown is all of the amazing eateries that continue to open over time...and they're all different. Here are 5 spots on our radar. Some could open as early as this month. Stay tuned for additional details and reviews.


1)Covo Gyro Market – 1482 N. Milwaukee Avenue.

From the team behind Wicker Park’s Prasino, COVO will be opening very soon and will be a fast casual spot focused on authentic Greek fare.  Organic, local, hormone-free ingredients will be used for its chicken, pork, or classic lamb-beef gyros . Look for Covo to open the week of August 26th. Hours will be 11am – 10pm Sunday – Saturday. 



2)MAK – 1924 W. Division Street.

A brand new Asian eatery will be opening in the space formerly the home of the Renegade Craft Store in Wicker Park within the next couple of weeks. We have limited information about the new spot and only know that it’s going to be a Modern Asian Kitchen.  Stay tuned and as soon as we had additional information about MAK, we will share it.



3)Oiistar  – 1385 N. Milwaukee Avenue.

Ramen anyone? Milwaukee Avenue  has seen quite the influx of new businesses in the past 6 month and Oiistar is looking to open in September. What can you expect? Appetizers and a limited menu including approximately 5 ramen dishes. Put Oiistar on your radar for September.



4)Pizano’s- 2056 W. Division Street

Back in the day, Pizzeria Uno & Due were the places to go in Chicago if you wanted to-die-for deep dish pizza. Rudy Malnati Sr. opened his first restaurant, Pizzeria Uno, in 1943 and has since been credited for developing the first deep dish pizza.

Since that time son Rudy Malnati Jr. has developed his own chain of pizza and pasta restaurants called Pizano's and the 5th location is looking to open in the space formerly the home of Crust at 2056 W. Division. Look for Pizano’s to open as early as this month.



5)The  Carriage House- 1700 W. Division Street.

From the development team behind The Bedford, please welcome Wicker Park’s newest Southern restaurant. With Mark Steuer behind this project as well, the 105-seat restaurant & bar will pay homage to Steuer’s roots with cuisine inspired by his experiences in South Carolina. It will be a mix of traditional Southern, old Southern techniques applied to new ingredients, and Southern foods cooked in less traditional ways. Look for The Carriage House to also open in September.


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