I came here as a business trip form the India. the Whole menu was added a different Italian dishes. Actually i am a big fan of Italian food. we really enjoyed the food. the food was excellent and the service was fast and hot. the staff was friendly and cooperative. Lots of choice in the menu. Definitely worthy visit
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- DePaul, North Side
- Italian Restaurants, Night Clubs, Caterers, Mediterranean Restaurants, Family Style Restaurants, Restaurants
- Other Information:
Bike Parking: Yes
Good For Family: Yes
Good For Groups: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Family Style, Italian, European, Continental
Alcohol: Full Bar
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: No
Price Range : Average
reservations seem to be meaningless, were seated almost an hour after ours. Food is good, although pasta dishes were skimpy on sauce. Pork tenderloin special was rather bland. Did a good job with the grilled seafood appetizer (if you like octopus and calamari) \r
Had I not gone to this business for work I probably would have never tried it and that my friends would have been a HUGE mistake. I have been here 3x times now and every time the food gets better and better. I usually have the raviolis and They have a fantastic dipping sauce that goes with the freshest bread ever. The service can be slow sometimes but its worth it. I highly recommend trying this place.
Eaten here twice and impressed on both occasions. Entrees are traditional, but obviously prepared with care, and anything but ordinary. Place is warmly to provide a real ""Italian"" atmosphere. Upon arrival, you are immediately greeted by a complimentary 'appetizer' of marinated eggplant together with foccacio bread. On the menu, Muscles appetizer was fresh and tasty with white wine sauce. For main entrees, the LaSagna was one of the best I've had with flavorful filling including a...view more very rich cheese and eggplant. The Spaghetti with cherry plum tomato sauce, topped with large shrimp, scallops and muscles is also recommended. Service is consistently attentive and friendly.view less
Filippo and his wife Annette have closed the Deerfield branch, making us more uniquely lucky--buona fortuna to them for providing authenticity with creativity--Filippo is a native Italian, and studied culinary arts in Paris, and London (as I recall)--thus a marriage of heritage and technique which makes a friendly restaurant exceptional without being artificial or pompous. The portions are ample (scotch that 2003 comment), the wines very good, the desserts fine as well. Simplicity can ...view morebe mistaken for superficiality--this trattoria has depth and honesty. And it's fun!view less
Ate there for the first time, yesterday (7/21/2003). The manager/owner served us himself, and was wonderful. Staff were very polite and attentive. Food was great, and in reasonable portions. The decor was as described in other reviews - plain, but not spartan. We really enjoyed it and it's a quick walk to the movies. Family friendly.
The ambiance is good, the service fine, the food fairly tasty. The only problem about the food is that the portions are rather small. The seafood risotto arrived with all different kinds of seafood as described inthe menu, but the shelled mussels made the portion look bigger than it was. Left still hungry. Had the nearby Thai been open at that time, it would have been our definite preference.
Been there 2 or 3 times ... very pleasant surprise because first time was unplanned ... great appetizer antipasto ... good wine and olive oil ... and pasta in edible portions (one of my constant gripes about US restaurants).
When we want authentic Italian, this is the one.