This is northern Italian cooking. Some dishes were very good, and others were not so good.
To be fair, SOFI would have scored between a 3 and a 4 except that the Critic didn’t like his Cavatelli cacio e pepe. The search continues. And, we found the service to be not pitched right. We think our server was new in the profession, not particularly familiar with Italian cooking in general, and was, consequently, a little stiff and awkward. This should improve.
We ordered: Cozze Livornese (mussels), Ruchetta baby Arugola, Cavatelli cacio e pepe, Coste brasate (braised short ribs), and grilled scallops on special.
Cuisine and style of dining: Northern Italian with a cozy/rustic ambiance. The chairs are a little uncomfortable, though.
616 S. Dearborn, Chicago, IL
Visited on August 17, 2013.