When M went to this place a while ago with some friends, one of the guys proclaimed they had the best balsamic vinegar he'd ever tasted. Oooh, and it was! It was sweet and so flavourful, unlike any other balsamic vinegar I've ever tried. They import it straight from Italy.
For dinner I ordered the pappardelle with spicy meatballs. It was really yummy with these flat, wide noodles that were so fresh.
M had the gnocci, which tasted more like tortellini than a typical gnocci. Yummo!
Chicago is definitely not lacking in great food and restaurants!