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Dean Casagrande

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Creative director, Leo Burnett; principal owner, Mondo Meatball

Dean Casagrande

Lives in: Lincoln Park

Interested in: Women

An ad account executive by day and restaurateur by night, Casagrande opened Chicago’s first sit-down meatball spot in March. It’s a labor of love. “I’m Italian, and ground zero for the idea was my grandmother’s meatballs,” he says. In his downtime, you’ll find him on the golf course or in the gym. 

His type: Athletic women with positive energy and a great vocabulary. “I think that shows smarts and creativity.” 

Celebrity crush: Grace Kelly. “Do people even know who she is anymore?”

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