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We are looking for a good Italian meal in a casual easy-going restaurant (decor, buzz or service are not as relevant to us as long as they are decent)
I researched and Tufanos appeared to fit that bill, but it seems to have dissapear from chowheads' radars as the comments on Chow seem to stop completely about 4-5 years ago. Is it not that good anymore? (Zagat still lists it, even above some of the recent recommendations in the board)

Sep 17, 2014
CHenlinea in Chicago Area

chicago italian near downtown

I know you said you ranked them for quality, and that all are good. Would the rankings change if you consider price? Are there groupings among them (e.g., >$75 pp (incl wine), $75-$45 pp (incl wine) and less than $45 incl wine?

Sep 16, 2014
CHenlinea in Chicago Area

Milwaukee with 11 yr olds soccer team....casual dinner

Thank you for your recommendations. Will reach to both places and see who can sit 25 of us (Organ Piper recommends 2 weeks advance notice!)
Do you know which of the 3 Kopp's is bigger (or less busy)?

May 04, 2012
CHenlinea in Great Lakes

Milwauke area (downtown or south) Sunday brunch for soccer team

We are traveling with a bunch of 12 yr olds for a soccer tournament and staying by the MKE airport.

Any recommendation for a Sunday brunch? Wpould want the staples: pancakes, eggs,
waffles, shakes, etc.

We will have about 25-30 people. Can drive but would like something within 10 miles of the airport if possible.

Would like to sit to eat around 10:30-11:00

Thanks in advance for your help

May 04, 2012
CHenlinea in Great Lakes

Milwaukee with 11 yr olds soccer team....casual dinner

We are visiting Milwaukee this weekend (May 5th) for a soccer tournament in Franklin (staying by MKE). We want a casual restaurant that can sit about 11 or so 12 yr olds and about 15 adults on May 5th (Saturday night, which complicates things).
Normally that combination has forced us to go to chain places (I know, heresy right?) like lunch at Jimmy John's/Chipotle/Buffalo Wild Wings and usually dinner at places like Chilly's/Fridays/Olive Garden (gulp!)
We have not been to Milwaukee before and will not make it justice given our hectic game schedule, but maybe we can steal one slice of it and ideally eat at a place that has outdoor seating, by the lake, with a decent menu for adults/kids. We have transportation and want to travel no more than 10-15 miles (which probably means just north of downtown)

Alternatively, a good pizza, burger or italian is ok too

May 02, 2012
CHenlinea in Great Lakes