Cucina Casale is a cozy Italian spot located in downtown Itasca. It's a bit of a smaller establishment, but what it lacks in square footage it more than makes up for in taste. This independently owned and operated eatery has all the Italian comfort food any hungry traveler will need. From the rich farfalle alla vodka with shrimp, to the rustic half-chicken and potatoes, you will definitely leave satisfied. Pair it all up with some bread, olive oil, a little fresh ground pepper, and a nice glass of wine, and you have the makings of a fine evening out. Call for reservations: 630-467-9700.