Giuliana Rancic's Guide to Chicago: The Best Restaurants, Shops and More

Host of E! News dishes about the Windy City spots she, Bill and Duke love most

By Giuliana Rancic Oct 29, 2013 9:30 PMTags
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Chicago is one of those cities that has it all: amazing nightlife, beautiful architecture, sports and, of course, incredible food! If you've visited the Windy City before, you know what we're talking about. And if you have yet to hit up the Midwest metropolis, do we have a treat for you. We tapped E!'s own Giuliana Rancic to share her favorite things to do in Chicago. Giuliana and husband Bill Rancic own RPM Italian in Downtown's North Loop neighborhood—the couple and little Duke split their time between Los Angeles and Chicago. So of course G's got the inside scoop on the best places to try. Read on for all of her Chi-town picks!

Where can you get a great massage in the city?
The Spa at Four Seasons Chicago is the best. It is the perfect place to escape and feel rejuvenated. I also really like Exhale Spa.

Which Windy City salon offers the best blowout?
I love my girl Nicole Passolano at Studio 110 on Delaware Place.

What is your go-to breakfast restaurant?
Bill, Duke and I love The Original Pancake House. Pancakes are Duke's favorite food, so it is so much fun to take him there and watch his face light up when his big stack of pancakes arrives at the table!

Where are the best places to shop?
I love to shop on Michigan Avenue. It has everything from high-end "splurge" shops like Chanel and Neiman Marcus to more affordable stores like Zara and H&M. It has something for everyone!

Other than the stadium, what's the best place for sports fans to catch games?
Bub City always has great energy and fun crowds on game days, not to mention amazing food!

Courtesy of RPM Italian Restaurant

What are your go-to dishes at RPM Italian?
We love absolutely everything on the menu at RPM. If I had to pick a favorite, it would have to be Mama DePandi's Bucatini Pomodoro. It reminds me of my childhood. I also love the Grilled Octopus and Brussels Sprout Salad and Bill's Budino for dessert.

What's the best place to get a cup of coffee or tea in the city?
I love Argo Tea on Rush Street, as well as Starbucks on Rush and Oak Street. We know everyone who works there, so we always get the nicest reception when we arrive, and it's nice to go somewhere where you know the employees already know your drink order before you say it!

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What's the perfect Chicago date night for you and Bill?
Chicago is known for its amazing food, so of course our ideal night in Chicago revolves around eating! We love going to our restaurant RPM and then heading over to Three Dots and a Dash for a nightcap! They have some potent cocktails you can't get anywhere else! After that, we usually take a long walk around the city and just enjoy the gorgeous architecture and friendly people.

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