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At the intersection of Texas, Italy and Top Chef, you'll find Monteverde, Chef Sarah Grueneberg's ode to her birthplace, wanderlust and the inventiveness that tv viewers witnessed on season 9 of the... Read More
At the intersection of Texas, Italy and Top Chef, you'll find Monteverde, Chef Sarah Grueneberg's ode to her birthplace, wanderlust and the inventiveness that tv viewers witnessed on season 9 of the Bravo show. Traditional dishes, yes, but there are also adventurous new flavors not seen in an Italian kitchen. Try handcrafted pasta made fresh daily - either classic Italian pasta or Grueneberg's innovative riffs like wok-fried arrabbiata - a tempting toss of black and white tagliolini, ground Texas Gulf shrimp, garlic and hot pepper oil. Nibble Stuzzichini (snacks), primi piati (before pasta), sizable entrees and dessert. Oma's Green Mountain Salad is full of seasonal crunchy vegetables served with a family dressing recipe with house-made lemon pepper and garlic salt. Try an updated version of Chef's grandmother's dish, Lillian's Stuffed cabbage redolent of mushroom bolognese, a vegetarian choice that is as hearty as any meat dish.
- Recommended as Best Restaurants Because: Sarah Grueneberg is the only Chicago semifinalist for Outstanding Chef in the 2019 James Beard Awards.
- Best for Italian Because: Near the United Center, choose Monteverde before a game or concert for exceptional snacks or a big bowl of Ragu Alla Napoletana feeding 2-4 people.
- Best for Restaurants near United Center Because: Choose Monteverde before a game for exceptional snacks or a big bowl of cheer in form of the Ragu alla Napoleatana feeding 2-4 people.