One restaurant. One family. Three generations.

Our names are really GianCarlo and Guido.

Are you looking for Real Chicago? This is it.

We’re close to the Loop, the El, and the Kennedy. If you ate here, you’d be home right now.

We’ll talk theater before a show, sports before a game, and politics before the revolution.

Tin ceiling, old back bars, terazzo floor. It doesn’t get any more real than the Lago.

Bring us your hungry, your thirsty, your suburbanites- we’ll take them all.

Our Vendors

we’ve been here since 1952; here are some of the great shops that supply us. If you’re headed that way, tell them the boys at the Lago say hi.

A piece of “Real Chicago” Since 1952


What They Are Saying