Il Milanese Ristorante

2201 West Montrose Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60618
Price: $$$$$
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Il Milanese Ristorante

Il Milanese Ristorante - Chicago

Chicagoans know the pizza from Naples and the Bolognese sauce from Bologna, but the food of Milan is much less recognized; Il Milanese is going to change all that. Though the restaurant promises to offer some inventive culinary creations, the focus will be on the traditional foods of Milan.

“All these celebrity chefs,” co-owner and chef Carlo Maggi told Block Club Chicago “they try to do fusion tasting here and there and combining things, which is good. Don’t get me wrong, I like experimenting, but I want to give new life [to classic] dishes.”

Some of those classic Milanese dishes include Milanese & Luganega, which is Caranoli saffron rice and a ragu of Luganega sausage; Tortelloni filled with roasted pumpkin, amaretto cookies, fruit mustard, brown butter, Parmigiano, and a sage sauce; and Chicche Pavesi, a spinach gnocchi in Gorgonzola cheese sauce.