Choose from Three Options
- $35 for one ticket for Christmas Eve dinner ($90 value)
- $68 for two tickets for Christmas Eve dinner ($180 value)
- $129 for four tickets for Christmas Eve dinner ($360 value)
The merry event begins at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, December 24. Diners enjoy a buffet featuring a carving station; classic Italian entrees such as eggplant parmesan and lasagna; American sides; and dessert. Performers Mike Valentine and Miss Kelly will serenade guests with oldies but goodies from Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bobby Darin, and Patsy Cline, among others.
When Mario Aliano set out to start his own restaurant, he kept three simple principles in mind: pizza, pasta, and friends. Today, that triumvirate remains on the crest of Aliano’s Ristorante, emblazoned across an Italian flag that symbolizes their dedication to old-country recipes and hospitality.
Though the piles of pasta, piping-hot pies, and pressed sandwiches evoke the flavors of the distant Italian countryside, all of the dishes are homemade with fresh ingredients. They also look closer to home for inspiration, drawing on Italian-American inspirations to concoct Chicago-style pizzas famous for thick crusts that stay anchored to the ground on windy days. Occasionally, guests can enjoy occasional live entertainment from musicians and comedians—if they can pry their attention away from the veal cutlets or pastas piled on their plates.