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5316 N Clark
Chicago, IL


A big step up from most trattorias, this noisy neighborhood spot explores the rustic richness of regional Italian ingredients and styles. For maximum grazing fun, order the plate of three hearty salumi and the assortment of eight brightly flavored antipasti, including fregola and sorrel with Calabrian chilies and lemon vinaigrette. Bucatini with shaved bottarga (cured fish roe), pea tendrils, and ahi tuna crudo elevates pasta above the usual, while wood-grilled bison flank steak with salsa verde and wheat berries will gratify the most ardent carnivore. Silky lemon panna cotta and affordable Italian wines provide perfect foils to the the meal.

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Dishes We Liked

Wood-grilled shrimp ($10), pappardelle with Bolognese sauce ($17, $11/half order), Lake Superior whitefish and mussels acqua pazza ($22), chocolate hazelnut tart ($7)

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Additional Information:

Price: $30-$39
Cuisine: Italian
Neighborhood: Andersonville/Edgewater
Noteworthy: child friendly
high noise level
outdoor dining
wheelchair accessible
Hours: L Sun, D nightly.
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