*Great Italian food. One of my favorite local places. Best tasting red sauce. The sausage and peppers with mushrooms and linguini is awesome. Good wine selection - reasonable prices. Service is adequate, but often not consistent or reliable.
*...did carry out here for dinner last night - best gnocchi I've ever eaten in my life!!!!!!! It was stuffed with CRAB and had an amazing cream sauce. The gnocchi was so light, like little pillows. They would have been superb by themselves, but the crab filling and sauce was just nuts. The stuffed artichoke was as good, if not better, than the first time I dined here...we also ordered an eggplant parm appetizer - delicious. The other entree was cheese ravioli with a creamy truffle sauce. Two apps and two entrees (+bread and soup) under $52. Love this place. Eat here!!
*I often forget about this restaurant! Excellent Italian food!! One of my favorites! The italian cuisine is authentic and always made fresh! My favorite is the Penne Abbruzzesse! The Pollo alla Sassie is a close second! Their salads are crisp and yummy! The restaurant is very small so your best bet is to come at a strange time 4:00?? They have a nice outdoor patio that is opened in season.
*Great decor, great food, and great service. Doesn't play Sinatra continuously, what more can you ask for from an Italian Restaurant? Your wife, your date, your business associates or your friends will be impressed by the dark wood decor and spiffy wait staff. More often than not, i get one of the fish dishes. Though in season, they have a great soft shell dish. Chicken and pasta dishes are quite good too. Never tried a steak here, so you're on your own there. This is Chicago though, it's going to be a good steak, right? Only thing to ding 'em for is the bread. Kind of minor, but my son in law bakes French Bread in Lincoln and Omaha, NB so now I am a bread snob. Still doesn't stop me from sopping up olive oil and Parmesan with their so so bread. :-) Give 'em five stars anyhow. If my son in law opens Chicago store, they will have to upgrade though.