2. Tony Mantuano: Gnocchi at Spiaggia
Even though this 30-year-old restaurant (and favorite of the current POTUS) is currently undergoing a major facelift, there's no denying regulars their pasta fix. Join them with a plate of what should probably be called the Ferrari of carbs: airy pillows of ridiculous gnocchi served in a rich wild boar ragu with parmigiano reggiano. Pull up a seat next to the commander-in-chief.
980 N. Michigan Ave., Mag Mile (312-280-2750).