Hours: Lunch, dinner: Monday-Saturday
Open late: Friday & Saturday till 11
Long-standing Italian restaurant and lounge.
Part corner tavern, part classic Italian restaurant, this long-standing River North lair, started by grandpa Gus Lazzerini in 1952, was decimated by an explosion in the late aughts. Since restored and reopened by his grandsons Guido and GianCarlo Nardini, the place retains the feeling of the old space: all customers are greeted; in fact, everyone seems to know each other. The old-school menu is approachable and affordable, and the bartenders make a mean manhattan.
Payment Type: MasterCard, Visa