ditzydiner
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  • Review Count
    2
  • Helpfulness Votes
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  • First Review
    July 28, 2014
  • Last Review
    October 20, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
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  • Average Rating
    4
 
 
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Patterned after a wine cellar with tucked away booths, this unique restaurant places diners amongst saltwater fish tanks to dine on traditional Italian steak and seafood dishes with a Northern Italian flair. House favorites include pasta staples like the tortellini tre formaggi-a three cheese filled pasta with fresh cherry tomato garlic basil sauce-and the lasagna al forno which combines pasta layers with meat filling, cream sauce and parmesan cheese. House specialities include manicotti with fresh tomato sauce, flown in fresh Dover sole filleted tableside, shrimp casaligna and spaghetti mare Monti. Steaks and chops are hand cut to order and include our famous "Cantina" Rib eye, 16 0unce T-bone and pork chops vesuvio. La Cantina is perfect for power lunches, theatre dining and famous Chicago steaks. The wine bar is the perfect setting for a romantic date or private deal making. With nods from Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast La Cantina has the largest wine cellar in the Midwest.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/16/2014
 2010
Dined on 10/16/2014
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I had the lamb shank with risotto and it was truly one of the best dinners I've ever had. My partner had the salmon special and said it was very good. Service was friendly and helpful. The fish swimming in tanks add a unique touch to the ambiance."
Dined on 10/16/2014
 2010
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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Located in Chicago’s exciting theatre district, in the city’s “Loop” area, Petterino’s offers prime steaks, fresh seafood and classic specialties. Featuring a 1940’s style look, with original drawings of actors who have performed in Chicago, Petterino’s celebrates the Golden Age of Glamour and the Theatre while offering delicious cuisine with a full menu of favorites from tomato bisque soup to a shrimp de jonghe to fettuccine alberto.<br /><br />Pre-theatre and after work specials are available daily. Petterino's location is ideal for business lunches as well as a break from shopping or touring in the nearby State Street and Millennium Park venues. Pre-theatre diners have the option of leaving their car with Petterino's while they attend the show and can then pick it up after the performance is completed.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/22/2014
 2010
Dined on 7/22/2014
 2010
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Petterino's has a very comfortable, supper club ambiance. It's in the heart of the downtown theater district, so it has celebrity sketches on the walls. It's great for before the theater. They make good cocktails. On this particular occasion I was disappointed in the Steak Diane (I've enjoyed it in the past). The meat was dry and arrived medium, not medium rare as ordered. I still considerate it a loop gem."
Dined on 7/22/2014
 2010
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