Mon-Thur 5-10pm; Fri 5-11pm; Sat 12-11pm; Sun 12-10pm
Born and raised in Venice, Owner/Chef, Stefano Roman, arrived in Chicago in 1999 at 33. In '05, he opened what he thought would remain a tiny pizza storefront, naming it, Pizza Rustica. As word got out - particularly his off-menu "Blackboard" creations - so did his need for more space, bringing us where we are today. Upon being named one of "Chicago's Best Bistros" in 2015, he added the decidedly more apropos, "Italian Bistro & Bar" to the name.
Monday-Thursday 5pm-1am, Friday and Saturday 5pm-2am, Sunday 5pm-midnight
After over twenty years in business, we have grown from a modest list to a selection of 30 wines by the glass and over 500 labels in the cellar, as well as an incredible team in the kitchen! The global selections center on ethically-made wines and include numerous organic and biodynamic wines. We seek out thoughtfully crafted wines that truly speak about a particular place.
We were recently listed by The Wall Street Journal as one of the country’s top 5 wine bars.