ItaliAsia (CLOSED)

Restaurants, Pan-Asian River North

East doesn’t so much meet West as sit quietly alongside it at this Italian-Asian fusion restaurant on the 15th floor of the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza. Unfortunately, this is the kind of food that gives “fusion” and “hotel restaurant” a bad rap: Rubbery chopped octopus joins fresh arugula in a fine salad, a trio of mini sliders are more like marinara-drenched sandwiches, and veal meatballs have an off-putting mouthfeel and are just as bland as the spaghetti noodles they’re perched atop. “Wonton cannoli” (exactly as it sounds) are actually more successful than a dry cake mysteriously labeled a “Milk Chocolate Cappuccino.” Still, this is a place best left to out-of-towners afraid to stray too far from their conference rooms.

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Venue name: ItaliAsia (CLOSED)
Contact:
Address: 350 West Mart Center Dr
Chicago

Cross street: Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza
Opening hours: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Transport: El stop: Brown, Purple (rush hrs) to Merchandise Mart. Bus: 11, 123, 125.
Price: Average main course: $18
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