If you thought Gene & Georgetti has been around awhile, the River North steakhouse has nothing on the Italian Village. Today, the City of Chicago is proclaiming it Italian Village Day, in honor of the legendary restaurant’s 85th anniversary. Alfredo Capitanini opened the restaurant in 1927, which has played host to politicians, celebrities and more than a few generations of pasta-lovers. They’ve made very changes over the years – the most notable being the addition of Vivere on the first floor – but the original spaces upstairs continue to attract theater patrons and Loop workers.
To celebrate the milestone, the restaurant will be offering a different three-course menu from “Alfredo’s Favorites” each day of the week for only $8.50. Served from 11 a.m. – 2p.m., they include items like chicken pizzaiola, sausage parmigiana and spaghetti marinara. The anniversary luncheon specials include a choice of soup or salad, plus a choice of spumoni or lemon ice. For additional details on the anniversary specials, call (312) 332-7005. Mangia!