This restaurant is probably the most popular of all the places situated in the Heart of Chicago neighborhood's Heart of Italy area--'on famous Oakley Avenue,' as the proud Italian-American community that lives here likes to say. The Pieri family has been in charge of this place for years. The clientele is mostly made up of young professionals who come here all the way from the North Side. At lunch, businesspeople from downtown (about 15 minutes away) show visitors from other cities Chicago's true Taste of Italy. Bacchanalia offers daily specials. The Heart of Italy is not only famous for its restaurants but also for its bakeries. From one of those local bakeries comes the great fresh bread and the popular tiramisu dessert served at Bacchanalia.