For every Italian dish, there is a pasta shape to go with it: sheets for lasagna, strands for spaghetti, leaves for pasta salad, cogs for grandfather clock parmesan. Find your favorite form with this Groupon.
$10 for $20 Worth of Italian Cuisine
The menu includes housemade ricotta gnocchi with mozzarella and marinara sauce ($13.99), Bianco pizza with mozzarella and lemon-infused arugula ($13.99), and veal marsala ($21.99).
Mattone Restaurant and Bar
Head chef and Chicagoland native Jason Korinek dedicates his kitchen to crafting contemporary versions of familiar Italian dishes with seasonal ingredients. A wood-fired oven bakes sandwiches and Neapolitan pizzas to a golden crisp, and the chefs add homestyle flavors to the menu by making italian sausage, pesto, and ricotta gnocchi in-house. Aside from these traditional approaches to Italian cuisine, the chefs also adopt a more modern stance by grilling salmon on cedar planks and creating fiber-optic strands of linguini.
The rustic and contemporary influences extend to the bold decor, which echoes the ambience of a faux cottage. A wrought-iron chandelier dangles from the vaulted ceiling and eclectic patches of exposed brickwork poke through the walls.