Bella Notte is a family-owned restaurant and has served fine Italian cuisine since August 1995. Head Chef Ramon Aguirre, rated Best Chef by Chicago Magazine in 1995, oversees the preparation of every dish. Located just west of downtown Chicago, Bella Notte specializes in fine Italian Cuisine, Home-Made Pastas and our award winning Veal chops. Whatever…

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Chef Mauro Mafrici explains how Pelago represents the story of his life in his downtown restaurant. “Pelago is a puzzzle to my life. Thre are few dishes that I experimented with a long time ago, I brought them back and it works. My menu is about different restaurants and different times in my life. New…

Chef & Partner David DiGregorio captures the best of Italy and brings it to State Street. “Executive Chef David DiGregorio delivers an authentic Italian dining experience inspired by his travels throughout the Italian countryside. Conveniently located in the heart of River North, Osteria Via Stato offers a selection of seasonal specialties including antipasti, salads, pastas…

It’s a casual restaurant where people can let their hair down. there’s tv’s for sports and such, but we have an extensive wine list that we have from the restaurant that you can get with the pizzas if you’d like. It’s very seasonal and we really take advantage of what is in season through the…

Omabra is a unique Italian restaurant, more on the casual side. We pride ourselves on being regionally Italian, also very strong ties to the neighborhood and being a neighborhood spot. I think it’s a great atmosphere, I think the food is very simple. It’s something that everybody understands, you don’t have to think about a…

Chef Bolla talks passionately about the menu at this Phil Stefani Signature restaurant. “Tuscany Wheeling truly captures the warmth and coziness of North Shore dining. The beauty of the restaurant is the perfect compliment to the delicious cuisine. The freshest of ingredients are used, while maintaining fantastic prices. The quality of the food and the…

Chef & Owner Larry Rosenblum, talks to devHour.tv about the flares on traditional dishes served at RoseAngelis in Lincoln Park. “It’s an Italian Restaurant, but we do some interesting flares. We do some traditional things, we make everything here  ourselves, except for the bread. And if I had the space we’d do that, as well.…

Executive Chef Andrew Deuel talks to devHour.tv about the Italian-inspired cuisine and global wines, at Tesori in Chicago. The ambiance I feel is approachable. You’re not going to feel uncomfortable coming in here wearing a polo shirt and jeans. You’re not going to feel uncomfortable if you’re wearing a suit and you’re here for a…

Tocco, the newest inception from stylish, Italian restaurateurs Chef Bruno Abate and his partner, Melissa, provides authentic Italian cuisine within a contemporary atmosphere.   Ideal for a variety of occasions, the casual chic dining environment includes cozy tables for intimate dinners, a community table for large groups, and a lavish bar and lounge area ideal…

Balena in Lincoln Park is the first collaboration between the Boka Restaurant Group and The Bristol Group. Led by Executive Chef/Partner Chris Pandel, the restaurant serves what he calls “Honest, Italian cooking.” Balena’s many accolades include Best New Restaurants in America by Gayot and Bon Appetit, 3 stars by the Chicago Tribune, and a James…

Manager Eric talks to devHour.tv about “The Art of Pasta” at Pasta D’Arte in Norwood Park. Once inside one can not help to feel transported due to the charming interior and decorative, art colored walls. The recently remodeled trattoria combines old world Italy with modern times to form an eclectic New York style Italian bistro…

Labriola Ristorante and Cafe offers a full-service contemporary Italian restaurant and bar, a quick service casual café and bakery. Chef John Caputo has created an approachable, yet modern Italian menu complete with handmade pastas, Neapolitan pizzas, seafood and prime steaks.

Chef’s Corner | Joseph Rosetti Joseph Rosetti grew up in Chicago helping his Italian grandmother create the fresh pasta and sauces of his grandfather’s homeland in Marche, Italy. His creative nature led him to study art and design in college, but he relied on cooking skills to support himself. The more time he spent in…

Authentic, exciting and innovative, Filini is a contemporary Italian restaurant and bar that focuses on the finest fresh ingredients and flavors. The cuisine is uncomplicated but exquisitely prepared and presented to enhance the excellence of the produce. Unpretentious and stylish, the mood of the restaurant is friendly and subtle with memorable Mediterranean overtones. An upscale,…

We are mixing drinks, pouring wine, and preparing the best Stone Baked Pizzas, Pastas and creative Entrees to keep you well fed and feeling fine! Take a peek at the menu for tempting specials… join us for fabulous promotions, like 1/2 Better Mondays, where bottles of wine are 1/2 price, 1/2 off Little Plates Tuesdays…

Named “Best Steakhouse in Chicago” by the Chicago Tribune Dining Poll, Best of Citysearch Poll and Metromix on CLTV, Harry Caray’s serves the finest prime, aged steaks, chops and Italian favorites. The sophisticated, high energy restaurant pays tribute to the beloved Chicago Cubs sportscaster for whom the restaurant is named. Our flagship location in Chicago’s…

Chef’s Corner | Cameron Grant “I fell in love with food when I was a little boy. I grew up in Perth, Scotland…we had a huge vegetable garden…and I never cooked until I moved to college when I had to prepare meals. I hope that people come to Osteria Lange to experience what it would…

Managing Partner, Aldo Zaninotto explains what makes this Italian restaurant unique. Osteria Langhe is the fast fusion of slow food and fine wine, the result of a partnership dedicated to the serious appreciation of locally-sourced fresh meats and produce steeped in the age-old traditions of Italy’s Piemonte region, paired with the incomparable heritage of Northern…

Chef and Co-Owner Joe Calabrese sits down with devHour.tv at Zia’s newest location in Lakeview. “Zia’s Lago VIsta is a Chicago Italian Restaurant that features regional Italian cuisine in a warm, relaxed setting and is modeled off our Edison Park location. It’s always been a neighborhood restaurant. When designed this restaurant we toured a lot…

  Chef’s Corner | Miguel Solorio “I always like to work hard. That’s why he [Executive Chef Tony Priolo] asked me if I wanted to be Sous Chef, he promoted me and then after that he made me Chef de Cuisine. Tony has shown me a lot of basic things, so we’re planning on going…

General Manager Mark Bruscianelli chats with devHour.tv about this family run, Italian restaurant in Lakeview. “We serve good, wholesome, home-cooked meals. Old World Italian recipes are the secret of our success. We prepare all our meals with top grade ingredients: lean meat, fresh poultry, real 100% cheese, unbleached flour, absolutely nothing but the freshest tomatoes,…

Bacino’s founder, Dan Bacin opened the first Bacino’s 30 years ago on Lincoln Avenue in Chicago, Illinois. Dan had been running a popular art-and-culture radio station and publishing a companion magazine when he decided to sell that business and open his own restaurant. After a great deal of research and advice from leading restaurateurs, he…

Piccolo Sogno features a menu of fresh, seasonal rustic Italian cuisine with an impressive all-Italian wine list. “The restaurant fits our personal goal to get to the heart of Italian wine and food. You go to Italy for simple food, prepared by hand with local ingredients and served with local wines. That’s why people love…

Chef & Owner Chef Stefano Roman tells devHour.tv why Pizza Rustica is so much more than the name suggests. “People always ask why our name includes ‘pizza’, when we offer so much more.  The answer is, because that’s how it all began back in 2005: pizza, plus a few blackboard specials, in a tiny storefront…

Chef & Owner Vittorio Iasalvatore takes us to the south of Italy in this Lincoln Square restaurant. “More than just pizza, I MONELLI has a menu on par with trattorias in Italy, all with a rustic twist that features authentic ingredients in a warm, inviting atmosphere. In addition to the unique and daring pizza with…