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980 N Michigan
Chicago, IL


No wonder this exquisite soaring room is a destination for visiting foodies and the Obamas: Tony Mantuano takes the finest delicacies, from Savini black truffles to Venetian clams, and fashions some of the best Italian food this side of the Atlantic. Crescenza-filled ravioletto with porcini mushrooms, nepitella (herb), and Tuscan pine nuts, finished with crumbled barilotto di bufala cheese, is stunning, as is wood-roasted black cod with abalone mushrooms, bottarga, and basil-fed snails. There’s a great cheese program, but it’s hard to ignore the huckleberry brioche with passion fruit sorbetto.

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Dishes We Liked

Carne cruda d’agnello con carciofi e mela—finely diced raw lamb loin with white truffle essence, apples, and artichokes ($27); risotto ai cavolini di bruxelles e testa—risotto with Brussels sprouts, pork terrine, and grilled Meyer lemon ($26); misto mare con pomodori e limone–seafood with cured cherry tomatoes and grilled Meyer lemon ($52); torta al mascarpone e caffe—Illy espresso and mascarpone cheese torte 
with caramel and Valrhona chocolate ($27); huckleberry brioche with passion fruit sorbetto ($17)

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Additional Information:

Price: $50-plus
Cuisine: Italian
Neighborhood: Gold Coast
Noteworthy: Child friendly
Telephone reservations
Wheelchair accessible
Hours: D nightly.
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