Scott Harris breaks the Taylor Street mold for Italian with an enjoyable array of tasting dishes to satisfy almost any craving, as well as chewy-crusted pizzas, such as a beaut with mushrooms, braised leeks, and Taleggio. Build your own platter from abundant options of meats from West Loop Salumi and Italian cheeses. When available, the cauliflower steak and chickpeas with Sicilian olive tapenade and lemon jam wins the vegan antipasto prize. Linguine with sea urchin and crab takes honors among pastas. Big main-course plates can veer off-track, but torta bacio—chocolate-hazelnut mousse with cocoa nibs—provides a solid, sweet landing. Bottles of wine for retail sale; Negroni on tap. Slightly different menu at the River North location (30 E. Hubbard, 312-605-5900).