If you're looking for authentic Northern Italian cooking, look no further than Pizza Rustica. Chef Stefano Roman and his wife Juliana Montebello-Roman opened the restaurant in 2005, and they bring their Venetian roots with them.
"The menu is on par with trattorias in Italy, featuring fresh ingredients in a warm, inviting atmosphere. In addition to the unique and daring pizza with a layered, crunchy crust, Stefano's seasonal nightly 'blackboard' specials include a variety of inspired, authentic dishes."
Our next Chef's Table event will focus on those inspired and authentic dishes. Just take a look at what guests will enjoy during this exclusive, intimate evening:
Venetian Spritz ~ Aperol, Nobili Del Borgo Prosecco, Splash of Club Soda. Orange Slice &
Green Olive Garnish. Refreshingly Bitter, the Perfect Aperitivo.
1st Course Insalata
Rustichella di Spinacini ~ Sweet & Savory Baby Spinach Salad with Crumbled Goat Cheese, Warm
Figs, Toasted Walnuts & Dried Fruit
2nd Course Antipasto
Pancetta Grassa ~ Crispy Pork Belly atop a Porcini & Portobello Mushroom Sauce topped with
3rd Course Due Primi
Risotto Zucco ~ Pumpkin Nutella Risotto &
Gnocchi Coniglio ~ Gnocchi in a Rich and Savory Rabbit Ragu topped with a dollop of Blueberry
4th Course Due Secondi
Braciola con Polenta ~ Braised Pork Shank atop a Grilled Polenta Square topped in Natural Au Jus &
Branzino al Verdure ~ Sea Bass with Pickled Onion, Fennel and Endive served over a bed of Sautéed Spinach
5th Course Dolci
Panna Cotta Drizzled with Caramel & Chocolate Sauce & Espresso Brownie Bites with Vanilla Ice Cream
TOMMASI RAFAEL VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO SUPERIORE DOC ~ VERONA, ITALY. Full bodied; Nose is dried spices, leather, ripe black fruits & cherry. Taste is red currant, sweet spices, dark cherry, French oak. Harmonious acidity, well balanced, full of flavor.
DAVID BRUCE CHARDONNAY ~ SANTA LUCIA HIGHLANDS, CALIFORNIA.
Full bodied, fully oaked; Nose is white peach, vanilla, pear, butter. Taste follows with the addition of oak. Smooth, creamy, delish.
Seats are extremely limited, so RSVP today!
Chef's Table Membership
Chef's Table events are an ideal way to explore Chicago's culinary scene without spending a fortune. Make it even more affordable with a Chef's Table Membership. This exclusive program gets you a seat at the table at ten events and you get two free! You'll have two years to use your membership and you're guaranteed a seat until a week before the event! Can't make one? Share it with a friend: Chef's Table Membership access is transferable. It's also perfect for couples. Use two of your seats at an event and you've got five built-in date nights!