MAKE IT BETTER: BEST OF 2018 DINING

In a city as vibrant as Chicago, making everyday decisions — where to order dinner, get a haircut, push your kids on the swings — can feel downright dizzying. Enter our (eighth annual!) Best Of awards: You shared your favorite spaces and places, we tallied the votes, and together we’ll celebrate all that makes our beloved communities shine.

Here are the Best of 2018: Dining winners:

Best Alfresco Dining (City)

Piccolo Sogno

464 N. Halsted St., Chicago, 312-421-0077

In the city, Piccolo Sogno’s magical back terrace, under a bower of trees and twinkling lights, won your vote.

Elizabeth Bowers