Celebrate local dining establishments during Chicago Restaurant Week, as you explore eats, treats and drinks in your neighborhood.
What better a time to support local restaurants? Choose Chicago announces the return of Chicago Restaurant Week (through April 4). The annual event provides foodies with the ideal occasion to sample specially curated, prix-fixe menus from restaurants that are part of Chicago’s nationally lauded culinary scene. Accounting for the effect of the pandemic on small businesses, the program has been adjusted to include dine-in menus for restaurants with limited indoor and alfresco service, as well as delivery options and carry-out menus.
BEST BETS FOR ITALIAN FARE
Italian restaurant and wine bar Testaccio is providing a three-course Restaurant Week menu created by executive chef Jacob Solomon with traditional Roman-style comfort food dishes. The selections showcase artichoke bisque with rosemary and Sicilian oil; bucatini carbonara pasta with pancetta, spinach and cured egg; porchetta with pistachio pesto and Moroccan whole roasted cauliflower. For dessert, indulge in the restaurant’s Roman chocolate bar or affogato with espresso and vanilla gelato. Dine-in, takeout and delivery, 2456 N. California Ave.