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Monteverde

1020 W. Madison St.
Chicago, IL 60607
312-888-3041
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Critic’s Notes

In her dream-come-true pasta-centric kitchen, Sarah Grueneberg and her team roll, stretch, and shape much of the pasta by hand and cook it with both bold and subtle flourishes: wok- frying strangozze with shrimp and hot pepper oil for a memorable arrabbiata, stuffing pasta purses with spring greens and ricotta for tender tortelli verdi, and, in a climb-every-mountain showstopper, packing her ragu alla napoletana with enough pork shank, meatballs, and sausages to incite a table-for-four face-off. The wine list has many well-priced options. Butterscotch budino is an appropriately indulgent finish.

Dishes We Liked

Mozzarella and ham ($14), egg yolk raviolo ($17), wok-fried chicken livers ($15), ragu alla napoletana ($41), budino ($8)

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Additional Information:

Rating:
Price: $20-$39
Cuisine: Italian
Neighborhood: West Loop/West Town
Noteworthy: Child friendly
High noise level
Wheelchair accessible
Hours: D Tue-Sun.
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