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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Il Mulino

1150 N. Dearborn St. (Elm St.) Send to Phone
312-440-8888
Tucked into a stately mansion, this urbane Greenwich Village transplant brings the dishes of Abruzzo, Italy, to the Windy City.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Il Mulino, Chicago, IL

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Il Mulino Restaurant Review

: Full of flourish with a surprisingly unfussy feel, this elegant Italian spot in the historic Biggs mansion benefits from the glint of chandeliers and candlelight, starched tablecloths and marble fireplaces that cast an attractive glow. The crisply outfitted staff, while proper, is pleasant and attentive, delivering the regional specialties with style and grace. The quality of the ingredients turns seemingly simple preparations --- jumbo prawns with a breadcrumb crust sautéed in lemon, garlic and white wine sauce, for example --- into notable dishes. That's true from the complimentary fried zucchini and garlicky breadsticks to the light-as-air tiramisu topped with chocolate shavings. Veal saltimbocca, aromatic with sage and prosciutto, and the tableside-deboned bass in buttery herb-flecked sauce, are standouts. But the cappellini in a spicy marinara sauce with basil and garlic is quite good, too. Still, the deafening volume, frenetic activity and gouging check can dampen the experience for romantics. Check out the extensive list of Italian wines (if you have bank).
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