You could stand on a corner and look around until a restaurant sign draws you in. But we've got a better idea. Each week, Elmhurst Patch picks a great restaurant either in town or nearby that is worth checking out. Here's this week's choice:
Looking for great food and a romantic atmosphere? You'll find that—and a delicious, traditional Italian menu—at Roberto's Ristorante. The restaurant is practically an Elmhurst institution. It started out as a carryout pizza place several decades ago, and expanded to add a warm restaurant with a touch of elegance. Start off with a dozen clams, antipasto or brushetta, and follow that up with anything from seafood to veal to chicken, plus a wide selection of homemade pastas and sauces. Roberto's is a local favorite, and you'll often find businesspeople relaxing after a tough day at the friendly bar.
483 Spring Road, Elmhurst
Open Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m. to midnight; Saturday, 4 p.m. to midnight; and Sunday, 2 to 10 p.m. Dinner prices range from $13 for pasta to $33-$36 for veal chop or steak.