Sergio's Cucina Italiana
Sergio Abate journeyed to Illinois from Naples with an arsenal of homemade recipes for creamy pasta dishes and Italian favorites in tow. Eager to share his culinary heritage with his new community, Sergio enlisted the aid of four fellow chefs and spearheaded Sergio’s Cucina Italiana. Here, they fold tender meats and fresh seafood into a variety of authentic pasta dishes and traditional Italian specialties, infusing meals with fresh herbs, extra-virgin oils, and generous amounts of garlic. For dessert, they whip up chocolaty cannoli dotted with dried fruit and decadent crème brûlée sprinkled in real Italian lira.
Customers await their meals at white-clothed tables in the elegant dining room, where they clink glasses of red and white international wines. They bask beneath the soft glow of chandeliers, which cast a twinkle on the colorful paintings speckling the warm yellow walls.