Hours: Lunch: Monday-Saturday; Dinner: seven days
Wine-friendly traditional Italian restaurant in Oakbrook Center.
I've been to this somewhat hard-to-find Lettuce Entertain You Italian restaurant in the Oak Brook Center mall several times and have never been disappointed. Unlike Maggiano's, with its outsize portions, the focus here is on quality, not quantity. The menu contains many of the usual suspects, but done very well and at reasonable prices. A real treat is the ravioli sampler: a "flight" of three kinds of ravioli (veal, smoked chicken, and ricotta cheese), each in its own delicious sauce. There is a gnocchi sampler as well. The halibut and salmon were very both fresh and flavorful. The wine list is fairly extensive, with over 25 by the glass and many half bottles. Even better, bottles of wine are half-price on Tuesday, and on Thursdays you can bring your own with no corkage fee. My last visit was with my dad on Father's Day. Our server was very friendly, wishing him "Happy Father's Day" and including a $10 gift certificate towards a future visit--nice touches which made for a great evening.
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