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Photo: Grace WileyOrso's

Time Out says

Chandeliers hang from the ceiling of this plush restaurant, which has been holding court on this corner of Old Town since before Old Town was, um, old. A few scenesters sit on the sidewalk patio to people-watch before heading out to the bars, but for the most part this is a family place, where big tables holding intergenerational groups are not the exception but the rule. Makes sense: It takes a lot of people to scarf down the big portions of chicken parmigiana, lemony grilled calamari and the capellini “Melissa” with plump shrimp and sweet sun-dried tomatoes. (On the other hand, the hazelnut-studded tartufo only requires the appetite of one.)


1401 N Wells St
Cross street:
at Schiller St
El stop: Red to Clark/Division. Bus: 11, 36, 70, 156.
Average main price: $15
Opening hours:
Brunch (Sun), lunch, dinner
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