Osteria Langhe | Logan Square | Italian | Restaurant
Osteria Langhe

Osteria Langhe

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Piemontese menu of simple, minimally seasoned dishes that rely heavily on the quality of their elemental ingredients.

Our Review

The top-to-bottom Piemontese menu features simple, minimally seasoned dishes that rely heavily on the quality of their elemental ingredients, particularly those hailing from the hilly subregion of northwestern Italy that gives the restaurant its name. Antipasti are headlined by the classic vitello tonnato, shaved slices of cold veal roast with a citrus-brightened tuna aioli pooled on top, garnished with half a soft-boiled egg. Superfresh raw beef appears as the most rustic of steak tartares, served with the malty-tasting bread sticks known as grissini. One of the more elegant presentations of a humble regional specialty is the buoyant and sumptuous fonduta, a rich puree of fontina cheese, cream, eggs, and butter that forms the base for a molded flan of emulsified artichokes and asparagus. For the primi course there are two pastas—both historically from the Langhe—and a changing risotto of the day. The secondi center on a piece of protein (a juicy rabbit loin, a perfectly crisped fillet of sea bass) with a vegetable and a simple but often rich sauce. Desserts aren't as expertly executed, but if you were in Piemonte, you'd probably just finish with a piece of fruit and a glass of amaro anyway. Read the full review >>

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