Nearly everyone has had an unforgettable experience with Italian food, from pepperoni slap fights to the first time you walked in on your parents having spaghetti. Add another notch to your noodle belt with today’s deal: for $15, you get $30 worth of Italian fare and drinks at Basilico Ristorante in Norridge.
Using time-honored family recipes culled from 80 years of cooking, Basilico Ristorante placates palates with homemade, hearty portions of pasta, steaks, seafood, and dreamy Italian delicacies. The lunch menu celebrates the ambrosial nature of noontime noshing with the pollo Genovese—succulent chicken in a sun-dried tomato, asparagus, artichoke and pesto sauce ($9.95)—alongside vegetarian options such as potato-infused gnocchi (8.95) and eggplant parmigiana ($8.95). The dinner menu tips Lady Justice’s blind taste test scales in favor of deliciousness with linguini con calamari sautéed in a white wine or marinara sauce ($15.95), or the veal vesuvio lovingly baked in olive oil and garlic and paired with thickly sliced vesuvio potatoes ($19.95). Put a bow on a romantic dinner with a selection of desserts such as cappuccino-hazelnut cheesecake ($5.95) or creamy canolli ($4.95), perfect for storing wedding rings when fingers expand due to unexpected changes in altitude.
The expansive dining hall at Basilico is big enough for family reunions and speed-dating conventions, with white linen-topped tables and a colorful ceiling adorned in canvas paintings for half-eaten dishes to stare at before becoming a part of you. The same chefs have worked the stovetops at Basilico Ristorante for decades, ensuring the dish you loved in 1985 will taste just as good today.
- The service was very attentive and friendly. We had the calamari appetizer, which was served with this light lemon/white wine/garlic concoction. Could not have been better. – pandamow, Urbanspoon
- The linguine with clam sauce is our favorite... all fresh fish dishes are done to perfection – nancyandjay, Citysearch
4701 N Cumberland Ave.
Norridge, Illinois 60706Get Directions