Italian Village celebrates 85 years

October 1, 2012 9:50:24 AM PDT
The Italian Village is celebrating 85 years in business as one of Chicago's oldest Italian restaurants.

A Chicago Landmark, the Village is a traditional Italian restaurant located on the second floor. Designed like a small Italian town, customers dine in cozy booths. The Vilalge also includes La Cantina and Vivere. A third generation of Capitaninis operate the restaurant to this day.

Chef/Owner Frank Capitanini is preparing one of the restaurant's signature dishes, Pollo Alla Salsa Picante. Get the recipe, Pollo Alla Salsa Picante.

To celebrate its 85th Anniversary, Italian Village is offering a different one of its original menu items of "Alfredo's Favorites" each day of the week for lunch for $8.50.

  • Monday-Alfredo's Special: ? spaghetti and ? meat ravioli with meat or mushroom sauce
  • Tuesday- Alfredo's Salad: Mixed greens, tomato, artichokes, fresh mozzarella, diced chicken tossed in Italian dressing
  • Wednesday- Chicken Breast Pizzaiola: Grilled chicken breast in tomato sauce of olive oil, garlic, oregano and parsley served with mostaccioli
  • Thursday- Sausage Parmigiana: Italian sausage, baked mozzarella cheese, served with mostaccioli
  • Friday-Spaghetti Marinara: in a sauce of plum tomatoes, olive oil, parsley and garlic

The Italian Village
71 West Monroe Street
italianvillage-chicago.com

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