Italian in Pilsen & Near South Side

Ricobene's has been around for four-plus decades catering to construction workers, young families and other neighborhood types. While pizza and pasta take up most of the menu, everyone's really here for the breaded steak sandwich. The 2lb behemoth takes thin slices of beef, breads and deep-fries them, dips them in marinara sauce and plonks them in a fluffy bread roll.

It's a gooey, indelicate, lip-smacking meal that has been dubbed by some national critics as the best sandwich in America.