On the far southside of Chicago, Crete serves up a wide variety of dining options for those heading south out of the Windy City or those who are cruising the local scene for something new. Check out a specialty eatery that recaptures what dinner was like at grandma and grandpa's house way up north. Enjoy a variety of craft beers as well as comfort family foods served in a cozy setting. A family-run Italian restaurant that has been in the area for more than five decades invites you to enjoy homemade, freshly prepared authentic dishes including gnocchi, ravioli and la trippa. Wash it all down with specialty cocktails from the full bar. Although the Crete area offers a wide variety of taverns and diners, be sure to stop by a local scratch kitchen and ale house for unique appetizers like fried pickle chips and build-your-own nachos.