Arrivederci, Little Italy? Adio, Greektown? Two of Chicago's global dining destinations struggle to save their souls.
Arrivederci, Little Italy? Adio, Greektown? Two of Chicago's global dining destinations struggle to save their souls.

CHICAGO — Red sauce and wine still flow on Little Italy’s Taylor Street, and the saganaki still flames on Greektown’s strip of Halsted.But there is less Italian and Greek heritage on the menu these days on two of Chicago’s best-known dining corridors.“We have tourists come in and ask, ‘Where is Little Italy?’ ” said Ralph Davino, third-generation owner of Pompei, one of a handful of Italian restaurants that remain on Taylor Street. “I have to tell them it’s gone.”The Italian and Greek flair that distinguished those neighborhoods has been ebbing for years, a result of changes in demographics an…

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