Seeing someone smell a glass of wine and remark on its "lemony overtones" or its "essence of goat" is usually a sign they're pulling words from the 2010 Unabridged Wine Libs Dictionary. Celebrate properly worded pairings with today’s deal: for $20, you get $40 worth of Italian fare and drink at Fontana Grill & Wine Bar, located in Uptown.
Fontana's mouth-watering menu offers a myriad of Italian favorites along with a wide variety of worldly wines. Start your journey with roasted butternut squash ravioli, topped with a roasted red pepper sauce ($7), or select the squid-eats of calamari, available fried or grilled ($8). Fontana's slate of stone-fired pizzas boasts dough and sauce made fresh daily, with the margherita al tartufo roping together a rodeo of fresh mozzarella, fresh basil, tomatoes, and white truffle oil ($10). Entree-wise, Little Bo Peeps can partake in the organic rack of baby lamb ($22), while pastaholics can fall further into appetizing addiction with the grilled chicken fettucine dish ($12). Treat your stamp-licker to specialty cocktails, bottled beers, or one of more than 24 wines, including a 2005 Malma pinot noir from Argentina ($10 per glass, $32 per bottle) and a 2004 Casa Silva syrah from Chile ($10 per glass, $40 per bottle). For multiple personalities that can’t make up their minds, wine flights are also available.
Fontana features a cozy, laid-back interior, as well as a charming outdoor patio for rubbing elbows with breezes. Gather fellow gastronomists and dissect the deliciousness of a meal at Fontana Grill & Wine Bar.
The Fontana Grill & Wine Bar has earned a strong four-star rating on Yelp and a loyal patronage from those in the neighborhood. This is what the devoted have to say:
- "The food is hands down delicious and oh so tasty. The prix-fixe menu served to us satisfied with wonderful Italian Bistro selections." – Carrie S.
- "Fontana Grill and Wine Bar is that great little place that you love in the neighborhood to sit and enjoy a glass of wine or a meal with friends." – Carol K.
Fontana Grill & Wine Bar
Fontana Grill & Wine Bar's modern dining room reverberates with the clink of glasses of fragrant wines and pleasant chatter as diners dig into a menu of all-natural pastas and Italian fare. As chef Nino transmutes premium meats and organic ingredients into solid fare, the skilled bartender chooses the finest whites and reds, much like an artist painting a sunburned snowman. The shimmering black surfaces of the bar and tables reflect stone-fired pizzas laden with gourmet morsels, such as truffle oil and prosciutto di Parma. Guests lounge upon wrought-iron furniture on the spacious brick patio surrounded by neatly trimmed shrubs and low-hanging trees.
1329 W Wilson Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60640Get Directions