Situated in the same building at California Avenue and Augusta Boulevard that once housed Café Marie-Jeanne, Segnatore gives the space a makeover, serving Italian dishes in a dining room festooned with dried flowers, vintage oil paintings and candelabras. Chef Matt Troost compiles a menu that’s reverent in its technique (particularly the handmade pasta) but decidedly playful in its presentation, including dishes like a freestyle “lasagna”—a heap of garlic mafaldine swimming in whipped ricotta and a mushroom bolognese. There's no shortage of new Italian restaurants in Chicago right now, but Segnatore offers something markedly different than the rest.
What are you craving right now? There's a decent chance that one of the best new restaurants in Chicago is serving it right now. The past few months have welcomed a new burger joint from Gordon Ramsay, a brewpub overseen by one of the best breweries in Chicago and a hot pot restaurant where bowls of broth are delivered by robots (when they're not on the fritz). As you begin planning your spring dining schedule, we want to help you track down some fresh new spots to sample. That's why we've put together a list of the best new restaurants in Chicago that have opened their doors in recent months. Best of luck as you try to snag a reservation!
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