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DINNER

ANTIPASTI

Salumi

26

Salumi, charcuterie, chicken liver crostini, olives, fried coccoli

Gamberi

21

Herb-breaded baked shrimp, garlic parsley butter, grape tomato brodetto

Calamari

19

Grilled calamari, braised spiced lentils, chard, toasted guanciale

Crudo*

21

Branzino crudo, tomatoes, escarole, anchovies, oregano lemon dressing

Arancine

18

N'duja rice arancine, spicy tomato sauce, Pecorino

Burrata

23

Apulian burrata, tomato confit, rapini frittelle, oregano pesto

Pizzetta

19

Mozzarella, Taleggio, mushrooms, speck

ZUPPA

Farro e Fagioli

18

Tuscan organic spelt soup, beans, black kale, rosemary oil

INSALATE

Cavoli

19

Tuscan kale, roasted lambrusco grapes, pumpkin, ricotta salata, toasted pumpkin seed vinaigrette

Barbe

18

Baby greens, Stracciatella, pickled baby beets, spicy almonds, Pecorino, celery apple dressing

Carciofi

18

Crispy artichokes, arugula, 24-month aged Parmigiano, creamy lemon dressing

CONTORNI

Caponata

10

Mixed vegetable Sicilian caponata

Chips

10

Thinly sliced fried new potatoes, black summer truffle butter, 24-month aged Parmigiano

Funghi

14

Roasted mushrooms, aromatic herbs

Broccolini

12

Roasted broccolini, black olives, Pecorino, lemon & mint oil

PASTIFICIO

Gioia nei Paccheri

26*

Tableside paccheri Mancini, fresh tomato sauce, 22-month aged Parmigiano

*price per guest, tableside preparation available for a minimum of 2 guests

Orecchiette

32

Orecchiette, octopus ragù, rapini, Calabrian pepper, burrata

Tortelli

28

Beef oxtail vaccinara filled tortelli, light amatriciana sauce, crispy guanciale

Gnocchi

25

Organic potato dumplings, fresh tomato sauce, bufala, basil

Bucatini Cacio e Pepe

22

Bucatini mancini, cacio romano, tellicherry black pepper

Pici Toscani

24

Tuscan pici, meat ragù

Risotto

MP

Acquarello 1-year-aged Carnaroli rice with chef Federico’s inspiration of seasonal ingredients

GRIGLIA E SECONDI

La Parmigiana

28

Baked organic eggplant, tomato, mozzarella, basil, 24-month aged Parmigiano

Branzino alla Griglia

41

Grilled butterflied mediterranean sea bass, oregano lemon oil, sicilian caponata

Polletto

35

Roasted free-range half chicken breast, speck, Fontina, radicchio, new potatoes

Maialetto

37

Kilgus Farm berkshire pork belly, baby ribs, sausage, spring onion

La Tagliata

68

Roasted 14 oz Black Angus NY Strip Tagliata, fried artichokes with pecorino & mint, bone marrow & sangiovese reduction

Orecchia di Elefante | serves two

120

Grissini-breaded double veal chop milanese, chips, arugula

SPECIALI DEL GIORNO

Rotating selection of seasonal specials available nightly

*Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness. Please alert our team if you have any allergies or dietary restrictions

VALENTINE'S DAY

Tuesday February 14 2023

Join us for our special Valentine’s Day Dinner with a set menu for $110 per person featuring a selection of our regular menu with decadent specials for each course 

ANTIPASTI

choice of one

Holiday Special: Aragosta

Lobster Terrine, smoked cauliflower, Oscetra caviar, watercress, cured organic egg

Salumi

Salumi, charcuterie, chicken liver crostini, olives, fried coccoli

Gamberi

Herb-breaded baked shrimp, garlic parsley butter, grape tomato brodetto

Arancine

N'duja rice arancine, spicy tomato sauce, Pecorino

Burrata

Apulian burrata, tomato confit, rapini frittelle, oregano pesto

Pasta or Secondo

choice of one

Holiday Special: Tagliolini

Squid ink tagliolini, crustacean and seafood medley, tomato Datterini sauce, artichokes

Pici Toscani

Tuscan Pici, meat ragu

Bucatini Cacio e Pepe

Bucatini Mancini, cacio romano, tellicherry black pepper

Tortelli Ossobuco

Tortelli, saffron butter sauce, bone marrow, gremolata

Holiday Special: Tonno Tonnato

Seared ahi tuna, creamy tonnato sauce, roasted baby winter vegetables

La Parmigiana

Baked organic eggplant, tomato, mozzarella, basil, 24-month aged Parmigiano

Branzino alla Griglia

Grilled butterflied Mediterranean sea bass, oregano lemon oil, Sicilian caponata

La Tagliata

Roasted 14 Oz Black Angus NY Strip tagliata, fried pecorino & mint artichokes, bone marrow & Sangiovese reduction

Dolce

choice of one

Holiday Special: Tonito al Cioccolato

Chocolate soufflé, pink grapefruit & Campari granita, Moscato mousse

Millefoglie

Napoleon puff pastry, vanilla cream mousse, strawberry tartar, pistachio gelato

Gelati o Sorbetti

Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free options are available

Restaurant Week

Chicago Restaurant Week

Join us from January 20 – February 5, 2023, for Chicago Restaurant Week with our $59* per person menu (*excluding beverage, tax & gratuity)

ANTIPASTI

choose one

Arancine

N’duja rice arancine, spicy tomato sauce, Pecorino

Porchetta

Berkshire Cold Porchetta, Stracciatella, Arugula, Capers, black garlic dressing

Carciofi

Crispy artichokes, arugula, 24-month parmigiano, creamy lemon dressing

Crudo

Branzino crudo, tomatoes, escarole, anchovies, oregano lemon dressing

Pietanze

choose one

Pici Toscani

Tuscan Pici, meat ragu

Bucatini Cacio e Pepe

Bucatini Mancini, cacio romano, tellicherry black pepper

Polletto

Roasted Free range chicken breast, speck, fontina, radicchio, new potatoes

Merluzzo

Roasted Icelandic Cod, Sardinian fregola, winter vegetables, Saffron broth and frutti di mare

Dolci

choose one

Millefoglie

Puff pastry Napoleon, Vanilla cream mousse, strawberry tartar, Sicilian Pistachio Gelato

Tiramisù Ghiacciato

Frozen Tiramisù souffle, barbajada sauce

Gelati o Sorbetti

Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free options are available

DOLCI

DOLCI

Tiramisù Ghiacciato

12

Frozen tiramisù soufflé, barbajada sauce

Millefoglie

12

Puff pastry napoleon, vanilla cream mousse, strawberry tartar, pistachio gelato

Meringata

14

Italian meringue and fior di latte ice cream cake, huckleberry, cocoa nibs croquant

Torta al Cioccolato

14

Gioia 70% chocolate cake, moscato sauce, passion fruit gelato, bergamot

VINI DA DOLCE

Moscato

12

Michele Chiarlo "Nivole" ('18 Piemonte, IT)

Muffato

22

Antinori "Della Sala" ('09 Toscana, IT)

Recioto di Soave Classico

14

Tessari "Tre Colli" ('17 Veneto, IT)

Vin Santo

14

Castello di Meleto ('09 Toscana, IT)

Passito di Pantelleria

25

Michele Chiarlo "Nivole" ('18 Sicilia, IT)

COCKTAILS

Signature Cocktails

Black Magic

16

Don Julio Blanco, Pamplemousse, jalapeno, lime

Snow Ball

16

Diplomatico rum, coconut rum, pumpkin spice, lemon, coconut shaving rim

Scottish Pear

16

Scotch, pear nectar, amaro Lucano, lemon, angostura bitters

Monte-Negroni

16

Hendrick's gin, Amaro Montenegro, Carpano sweet vermouth

Bandito

16

Union mezcal, Lilet Blanc, Italicus, rosemary infused simple syrup

“Calabrian” Old Fashion

16

Bullit Rye, Amaro Del Capo, angostura bitters, orange bitters, orange twist, rosemary

Noir Fizz

16

New Amsterdam vodka, cassis noir, lemon, egg white, cherry-lemon garnish

Espresso Martini

16

Dutch chocolate vodka, coffee liqueur, espresso

Classic Cocktails

Paper Plane

15

Bourbon, Aperol, amaro, lemon

Mai Tai

15

Light rum, dark rum, orange curacao, orgeat syrup, lime

Moscow Mule

15

Vodka, lime, ginger beer

Boulevardier

15

Rye, Campari, Carpano sweet vermouth

Sidecar

15

Cognac, triple sec, lemon

APERITIVO

SPECIAL: $25 PER PERSON
CHOOSE 1 DRINK & 1 CICCHETTI FROM 4:30 TO 6:30 NIGHTLY

CICCHETTI

Calamari Fritti

17

Fried calamari, arrabbiata sauce, lemon

Olives

11

Fried stuffed Castelvetrano olives, tomato, rosemary pistachio sauce

Chips

10

Fried new potatoes, black truffle butter, 24-month-aged Parmigiano

Crostino

15

Stracciatella cheese, Calabrian peperoncini and arugula

DRINKS

Gioia Classic

16

New Amsterdam Vodka or Gin, dry vermout, blue cheese olives

Paper Plane

16

Bourbon, Select bitter, amaro, lemon

SnowBall

16

Diplomatico rum, coconut rum, pumpkin spice, lemon coconut shaving rim

Espresso Martini

16

Dutch chocolate vodka, Mr. Black coffee liquor, espresso

Our Signature Dishes

CACIO E PEPE
ORECCHIA DI ELEFANTE
PICI
PIZZETTA
CAVATELLI
LA FRITTURA

Our Seasonal Dishes