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880 Holcomb Bridge Rd., Ste. 100B (Warsaw Rd.) Send to Phone

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Cent' Anni Restaurant Review

: Gutting a former corporate pizza joint, this experienced team---chef Larry Esposito, Demetrious Brianas and Tony Lewis---have brought Italian fare served family-style to the northern ’burbs. Dotting the walls are fine drawings of Italian-American personalities, ranging from Robert DeNiro and Al Pacino to the notorious John Gotti. Resident northerners will find comfort in the generously portioned pasta dishes, as well as veal and chicken entrées, full orders of which will easily serve three to four. A nice touch here is the half orders, still plenty for two people. Pasta with escarole and cannellini beans, chicken roasted whole in the wood-burning oven that formerly only cooked pizzas, salmon with pesto sauce, and bracioli (braised stuffed beef rolls cooked in tomato sauce) are among the dishes to target. Desserts are made off-site, but the New York-style cheesecake, with its drizzle of raspberry sauce, is superior. Local kaffeemeister John Martínez has done an excellent custom blend for the restaurant. The adventurous wine list is best savored by pairing Italian wines with this food. The place bakes its own breads. Lunch is coming, and brunch is under consideration.


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