Anteprima

Restaurants , Italian Andersonville
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Anteprima

What’s not to like about this Andersonville trattoria? It’s cute, it’s bustling, service is helpful, and the food borders between good and great. Year-round don’t-miss items include the tender, lemon-kissed grilled octopus; the salumi plate; and the value-packed antipasti platter. Like any good trattoria, Anteprima rotates much of the menu according to season, but housemade pastas prove as perfect with rabbit ragù in cold weather as they do with bright fava beans and ricotta in spring. In warm weather, seek out the secluded back patio.

Venue name: Anteprima
Contact:
Address: 5316 N Clark St
Chicago
60640
Cross street: between Berwyn and Summerdale Aves
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs 5:30pm-10pm; Fri, Satu 5:30pm-11pm; Sun 5pm-9pm
Transport: El stop: Red to Berwyn. Bus: 22, 50, 92.
Price: Average main course: $22
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Kory D
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Anteprima is a charming little Italian restaurant in the heart of one of my favorite neighborhoods (that I also happen to call home!): Andersonville. The digs lean more towards the rustic side with tables pushed closely together, but the delicious menu options and wine list certainly make up for the close quarters. Hubby and I split a couple appetizers and shared the steak as an entree. The octopus is PERFECTLY cooked. I hesitate to order this item at restaurants because I HATE overcooked octopus, but this place gets it right, with a little bit of char and tenderness. Yum yum!