Monteverde Restaurant Review: Best Italian in Chicago

Amazing stuffed cabbage at Monteverde Chicago

Our Rating

I had heard from several people how delicious Monteverde was and I decided to take my mom there on the night we had in Chicago alone – we were there for Thanksgiving with Stewart’s family and escaped for a girl’s night out.

My friend Javier, owner of the amazing Alter, helped us get a table as reservations are not easy to come by.

What we ate:

The table next to ours was having a massive plate of pasta with meat insanity so I took a picture of it and said: “check what we are having for dinner” wondering if he believed us….or knew better that we would rather share and try many things instead……he knew better!

Pasta and meats for two at Monteverde Chicago

Pasta and meats for two at Monteverde Chicago

Toast with sunchockes, artichokes, ricotta and truffles. Tasty but the truffle flavor was too subtle. Not a must order.

Toast with Sunchoakes at Monteverde Chicago

Toast with Sunchoakes at Monteverde Chicago

Stuffed cabbage with mushroom bolognese, crispy polenta and optional fried egg (we of course opted in): One of the best dishes I’ve tried in a while. Original and interesting, comforting and addictive.

Amazing stuffed cabbage at Monteverde Chicago

Amazing stuffed cabbage at Monteverde Chicago

Pasta of the day: Tagliatelle with chanterelle mushrooms, country ham, horseradish and piava cheeseYou could see and taste that the pasta was fresh and it was cooked to perfection. We could have used a lot more mushrooms though.

Fresh home-made pasta at Monteverde Chicago

Fresh home-made pasta at Monteverde Chicago

Brownie sundae affogato: tasty brownie nibbles served with chocolate and hazelnut ice cream with coffee poured on top. I think vanilla or caramel would have been better with the coffee instead of chocolate ice cream. It was absolutely delicious.

Brownie sundae affogato at Monteverde Chicago

Brownie sundae affogato at Monteverde Chicago

In sum: I almost brought Stewart back two days later as I felt like he missed out. Delicious Italian food in a casual fun environment. I would definitely go back.

Monteverde Restaurant Chicago

1020 W Madison St, Chicago, IL 60607

+1(312) 888-3041

Proof of fresh pasta at Monteverde Chicago

Proof of fresh pasta at Monteverde Chicago

Menu at Monteverde Chicago

Menu at Monteverde Chicago

 

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2 Comments

  • Reply January 23, 2017

    Thirsty Hubby

    Now I really do feel like I missed out…

  • Reply January 23, 2017

    Lesley Pittaway

    It all looks so comforting and delicious!!

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