Gioco | South Loop | Italian | Restaurant
Rustic Italian restaurant that was a South Loop pioneer. The chef is now Gaetano Ascione.

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This rustic Italian restaurant from the owners of Marché and Red Light was a harbinger of South Loop gentrification to come. The room is chic in a weathered way, with exposed brick, high ceilings, velvet curtains, large flower arrangements, and an enormous open kitchen. There's a ravioli of the day, and the menu offers several vegetarian options, including beet carpaccio with frisee and truffle oil and fried eggplant with buffalo mozzarella and tomatoes. There's also plenty of meat (grilled pork chops, a 40-ounce porterhouse for two) and seafood (scallops with fava beans); side dishes like roasted brussels sprouts, sauteed rapini, and grilled asparagus can be ordered a la carte.

Laura Levy Shatkin

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Price: $$$$
Payment Type: American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

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