The best way to capture a wild, rampaging meal is to hook it with a gigantic pasta lasso. Test your throwin' arm with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $25 worth of Italian fare and drinks at Cafe Zalute & Retro Bar. A spacious eatery located in the heart of Rosemont, Cafe Zalute offers a diverse menu of fresh fare as well as entertainment on the weekends. Grab a seat inside or on the garden patio with a friend, and take turns drooling over the lunch and dinner menus, mixes of hearty Italian dishes as well as fresh seafood, prime steaks, and pizza. Those committed to live-blogging their dinner can take advantage of the free WiFi, while diners who stop by on a Friday or Saturday evening can head downstairs to the Retro Bar, where there is either live entertainment or a DJ spinning the fancy beats of Motown, classic R & B, and disco music.
OpenTable reviewers give Cafe Zalute & Retro Bar an average of 3.9 stars:
- Once again, Cafe Zalute did not disappoint us. They continue to serve excellent food with great customer service. This restaurant is a Rosemont gem! – OpenTable.com reviewer who dined on 08/21/10
- Great service. Food was prompt. I ordered the Filet minon as well and [sic] as another one of our guests, highly recommended. Very well prepared!!! Great portions and well priced. – OpenTable.com reviewer who dined on 10/23/10
The dual-level Cafe Zalute marries classic Italian fare and juicy steaks with an extensive wine and martini list. The upstairs’ neutral-hued wall showcases ornately framed paintings, while the lower level pumps out motown, classic R & B, and disco tunes. Diners munch on asiago-infused gnocchi, linguine with clams, filet mignon, and house-made desserts. Free wireless Internet facilitates multitasking without having to juggle buttered rolls during dinner. The outdoor patio proffers views of incoming planes at nearby O’Hare International Airport, and Cafe Zalute's location across the street from Rivers Casino offers the opportunity for postmeal profit.