With all the new restaurants that open (and close) each year in Chicago, it’s so nice to see places that have longevity. From Gene & Georgetti to Miller’s Pub to Schaller’s Pump to the Cape Cod Room, classic restaurants reign in the city. But a restaurant doesn’t have to have remained in business for decades to be a classic. Case in point: Quartino Ristorante & Wine Bar.
The Italian restaurant at 626 N. State in River North celebrates its 10th anniversary on January 10th. To mark the occasion, chef/partner John Coletta and his team will take over the first floor for a party open to the public from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets cost just $10 and guests will enjoy a variety of Italian wines as well as artisanal salamis, pizzas, pastas, polenta, cheeses and more. And you’ll be well rested after partying during the holidays (what, you need more than 10 days to recover?!) to fully enjoy this bash.