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West Loop Restaurant Rundown: Barangaroos Aussie Pies Serves Up Savory Pies At Chicago French Market

Zeppola Italian Bakery and Gioia Ristorante + Pastificio are also coming to the bustling neighborhood.

Barangaroos Aussie Pies opens its second Chicago location at Chicago French Market.
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WEST LOOP — After a tumultuous year for the restaurant industry, a few eateries are opening in the West Loop.

Here’s a rundown:

Barangaroos Aussie Pies

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Barangaroos Aussie Pies opens its second Chicago location at Chicago French Market.

After opening an outpost in Lakeview two years ago, Barangaroos Aussie Pies has made its way to the West Loop. The restaurant specializes in savory, meat-filled pies. It opened Monday inside Chicago French Market, 131 N. Clinton St.

Barangaroos offers an assortment of pies, including shepherd’s pie ($8.95), steak, peppers and cheese ($7.95), and chicken tikka masala ($6.95). 

The shop also offers rolls, soups, desserts, family packs and frozen pies at various prices.

The Chicago French Market location is open 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Curbside pickup is also available. 

Zeppola Italian Bakery

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Zeppola Italian Bakery will set up shop at Fulton Market gateway.

Zeppola Italian Bakery is coming to the Fulton Market Gateway.

The New York-based bakery will set up shop in Thor Equities’ new 19-story building at 800 W. Fulton Market, the developer announced.

Zeppola Italian Bakery is leasing 1,270 square feet at the office building. The shop will serve sweet and savory Italian delicacies. An opening date has not been announced. A representative for the company could not be reached for comment.

Gioia Ristorante + Pastificio

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Gioia Ristorante + Pastificio is slated to open this summer in West Loop.

After delays, Italian restaurant Gioia Ristorante + Pastificio is coming this summer.

Federico Comacchio, the executive chef of Phil Stefani’s 437 and Coco Pazzo, is set to open a pasta-centric restaurant at 1133 W. Randolph St. 

A native of Lodi, Italy, Comacchio will showcase regional Italian cuisine. At the centerpiece, Gioia will have various pastas made in-house daily. 

More details will be coming soon, a representative said.

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