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DineAmic Group and Fabio Viviani have done it again with Bar Siena, the casual sister restaurant to Siena Tavern. This rustic, come-as-you-are, high-energy Italian eatery in the West Loop is best known for their shared-plate format including pizza, pasta, and BomboBar desserts. Tucked into Bar Siena, this sweet side-concept and walk-up window on Green Street serves bomboloni, coffee, breakfast sandwiches, gelato, hot chocolate, and more. Stop by on your walk to work or cater to your late-night sweet cravings; open daily from 8am – 11pm.

Nestled on The Magnificent Mile, Café Spiaggia is a local gathering spot offering casual Italian fare by Executive Chef Eric Lees. Guests can expect shared plates, handmade pastas, a selection of bottled cocktails and a global wine list hand selected by Sommelier Rachael Lowe, James Beard Award Nominee for “Outstanding Wine Program” 2019.

Anchored in the Arrive Lex Apartment Tower, 2134 South Indiana, Il Culaccino is just steps away from Wintrust Arena and a short walk from McCormick Place.

Be prepared to have your senses thrilled, before or after exploring McCormick Square, Chicago’s most exciting and vibrant new entertainment district.

We look forward to enhancing your visit to the neighborhood, whether you’re here for a convention, concert, or a casual stroll through the South Loop. Il Culaccino will provide you with a warm and comfortable gathering place to enjoy intimate dinners, family celebrations, business meetings, pre- and post-game retreats and private events.

A rustic everyday trattoria, il Porcellino delivers authentic Italian fare with a focus on local ingredients and artisans and features a large selection of antipasti, Sicilian focaccia pizzas and housemade pasta offerings. It boasts an Italian-driven wine program that encourages sharing as well as a bespoke cocktail program from award-winning mixologist, Julian Cox.

Maggiano’s has one main goal—to make people feel special.
Whether celebrating a special occasion or gathering the family for an informal dinner, Maggiano’s strives to make every guest feel comfortable enough to laugh out loud, reminisce, and be indulged.

Marchesa, located in the heart of the River North neighborhood, offers Continental cuisine — from France, Italy and Spain — and the still & sparkling wines that pair perfectly. Think Coquilles St. Jacques, Paella Valencia and Bistecca Fiorentina and your favorite Champagne, Tempranillo or Chianti Classico. Chic, yet welcoming, art-filled dining room, full bar and polished staff. Reservations welcomed or simply walk in! Look forward to the pleasure of your company!

Fine Italian dining in the River North area of downtown Chicago. Try our to-go menu for lunch Monday through Friday.

Fine Italian dining in the West Loop area of Chicago.

Pinstripes was built out of a passion to gather, to celebrate, and to experience sophisticated fun. The atmosphere is infused with an energizing quality: from our friendly staff to the warm and inviting design. We offer a fresh perspective on Italian American cuisine and dynamic opportunities to actively relax. Gather around our outdoor fireplace, rival friends in a game of bocce, or lace up the bowling shoes in our grand rendition of the classic american pastime. Our venue accommodates groups up to 1,200 with private and versatile spaces to suit an expanse of interests.

Located in Chicago’s River North neighborhood, RPM Italian is modern in approach and Italian in spirit, featuring a contemporary chef-driven menu with more than a dozen fresh pastas made in house daily, celebrated Italian classics, signature RPM cocktails and an award-winning wine list. The sister restaurant to RPM Steak, RPM Italian marks the first collaboration between partners RJ, Jerrod and Molly Melman, acclaimed chef Doug Psaltis and celebrity couple Bill & Giuliana Rancic.

DineAmic Group along with Partner & “Top Chef” Fan Favorite Fabio Viviani have focused their efforts on building an authentic Italian restaurant in the heart of River North. Complete with a lively bar scene and from-scratch fare, this is the perfect spot for any occasion.

Born in Milan to a renowned restaurant family, Chef/Owner Maurizio Michi has always had a passion for cooking. His Sofi Restaurant is located on Printer’s Row in the beautiful city of Chicago. This Northern Italian Restaurant features classics that include, Ossobuco alla Milanese, Braised Short Ribs of Beef, Veal Chop “Emiliana”, Fish Stew Viareggina, along with Steaks, Lamb Chops and grilled Sea Bass Branzino, all of which are executed to perfection under his watchful eye. Sofi also offers authentic Italian pastas that are prepared in house daily with the freshest ingredients in the market. Bread, Focaccia and all of desserts are also prepared daily. Some examples of the desserts include Panna Cotta, Chocolate Souffle’, Tirami Su’ and Ricotta Cheese cake. The wine list is comprised mainly of wine from Italian vineyards with some California exceptions. Hospitable and welcoming, Sofi creates the perfect Italian Restaurant Experience.

Spiaggia sets the standard for creative Italian cuisine, earning four-star reviews, international praise and numerous awards. A favorite among critics and patrons alike, the timeless Michelin-star Spiaggia features panoramic views of Lake Michigan and Chicago’s iconic Michigan Avenue. Helmed by and Executive Chef Eric Lees and by Sommelier Rachael Lowe, Spiaggia offers guests an unrivaled experience.

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