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Osteria via Stato
Osteria via Stato Review
It's no-brainer Italian here, where the shtick is to feed you without asking too many questions. If you opt for the $38.95 prix-fixe, you pick an entrée and waiters do the rest, working the room with several rounds of communal platters of antipasti, then pasta, followed by your entrée, and dessert. There's even a "just bring me wine" program for $30 that delivers preselected Italian vino to your table throughout your meal. The results are savory enough, but Osteria shines brightest at making you feel comfortable. For a faster meal, dine in the pizza bar, which is also open for lunch.
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Where: Chicago with a friend and her pre-teen daughters
When: Two days in February 2014
Why: After being housebound by what seemed to be a never-ending winter (enough already!), it was time to bundle Read more
In December 2013/January 2014 my wife and I did a three week trip to the USA, with the aim of experiencing a proper North American winter. Read more
We've never been to Chicago other than changing planes.
We'd like to go for a few days but that's a lot of flying to spend 3-4 days in one place.
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