Specializing in cuisine pulled from the recipe Rolodex of three generations of Italian tradition, Adesso offers Chicago diners an exceptional dining experience of boot-shaped banqueting. Starters include the bruschetta Adesso ($8), topped with arugula, fresh ricotta, and oven-roasted tomatoes and accompanied by honey, prosciutto, and red onion marmalade, while the tomato basil soup ($6) invites spoons to cross its roasted, crouton-filled Red Sea. Adesso's main courses cover Italian favorites of both pasta and meaty distinction—the tre colori fettucine alla carbonara ($16) hosts pancetta in its noodle nooks, and the fusilli del bosaiolo ($16) saddles its spirals of pasta with sausage, mushrooms, and peas in a light tomato cream. Other entrees include gnocchi with roasted butternut squash ($14) and the maritime medley of the farmer's stew ($19), containing sautéed calamari, shrimp, clams, mussels, and scallops. Adesso also offers weekend brunch for caring diners who split their love equally between breakfast and lunch. Dishes include caramel apple pancakes ($8) and an egg panini ($8).