Brando's combines all the sports-soaked trappings of a neighborhood pub or sports bar with a traditional pizzeria, serving piping-hot Chicago-style pizzas ($12/$15), stromboli ($9.50), and ricotta-rich calzones ($10.50). Build a mozzarella-stick log cabin for deep-fried settlers ($6.50), or complement the glow emitted from TVs during March Madness with a hearty handful of homemade potato chips ($5). A savory steak salad piles on blue cheese and thinly sliced flat-iron steak ($10), and the italian sausage ($8.50) or italian beef sandwich, with hot giardiniera pepper ($8), deliver Windy City standbys. Brando's also dishes out build-your-own burgers ($8, $0.50 per added topping), pastas ($9), and a full omelette ($6, $0.50 per added topping), and a breakfast menu for those who wake up early to watch soccer, cricket, and European baseball, which is also know as American tennis.
La Scala Ristorante, named after the famous Teatro alla Scala in Milan, dishes out fine foodstuffs in the Italian tradition and healthy variations in the diet tradition. Using ingredients freshly plucked from the boughs of pan-ingredient trees, La Scala's lunch and dinner menus brim with pasta, fish, and vegetarian delights. For lunch, try the gnocchi alla Genovese ($14), a tribe of exuberant potato dumplings tempered with pesto sauce and pelted with pine nuts. When the dinner buzzard crows, adjust your eggplant intake valve for melanzane alla parmigiana ($18), or ask the attentive wait staff about La Scala's popular fish specials. The restaurant's rich colors and elegant furniture create a romantic backdrop for singing traditional whaling songs with a Valentine.