Choose from Four Options
- $79 for a three-course dinner for two ($130 value)
- $155 for a three-course dinner for four ($260 value)
For the three-course dinner, choose one antipasti, one pasta or secundi, and one dolci or formaggi item from the dinner menu.
- $39 for $72 towards lunch for two
- $75 for $144 towards lunch for four
- Click here to view the lunch menu.
A recipient of multiple Michelin Guide recommendations, Chiaroscuro (pronounced kee-ahr-uh-skyoo-roh) has steadily served some of the city's best Italian food since opening in 2007, overlooking the Trans America Building. Its name references a term in art for contrasting elements; the technique is often associated with Renaissance painter Caravaggio, and it manifests inside the restaurant through high-backed banquettes and an open kitchen.
Executive chef and owner, Alessandro Campitelli, was born in Rome, where he began working as a waiter at the age of 14. He soon realized he'd found his passion, and eventually, he cut his teeth under some of the country's top chefs. At Chiaroscuro, Campitelli draws inspiration from various regions of Italy while creating a seasonal menu headlined by handmade pastas.
The easiest way to try several of Chef Alessandro's dishes is by ordering the trilogia. It's a tasting of three classic Roman pastas, and it might include everything from spaghetti carbonara to rigatoni amatriciana. In addition to handmade pastas, the chef spins together memorable entrees, such as oven-roasted squab served with red wine risotto and charred radicchio.