The motto of Itasca, IL, is "Committed to Our Future, Inspired by Our Past," and it fits the city's restaurant scene equally well. This suburb of Chicago is tiny by the Windy City's standards, but it offers big variety when it comes to food. Steakhouses are an obvious Midwestern staple, but they appear here in traditional American, trendy tapas-style, and Brazilian form. If you're looking for vegetarian fare, a number of the local gastropubs and cozy bistros have embraced the farm-to-table movement. The town also offers exceptional Mediterranean food, including both contemporary and traditional Italian, with special emphasis on the famous Chicago-style pizza.