Sometimes I find it is starting to get hard to find a place that has style, good food and that is not too noisy. I was looking for such a place on my last trip to Chicago and found it at Acanto.
Located on Michigan Avenue close to Madisson this place has both the style and ambiance you are looking for to have a pleasant evening.
The menu is Italian cuisine and has a variety of dishes to choose from. From Bruschetta to Cheese, mussels and carpaccio they have a good selection to choose from just for appetizers. The main menu offers pasta, pizza, fish or meat.
I personally chose the Sicilian arancini for starters and then moved on to the ”Chef`s Favorite” the farmers cut pork chop. Served with a squash purée and apple agrodolce it was tender and juicy and tasteful.
They also have a nice wine selection that also includes some private imports. I didn’t know most of the wines and not that I’m such “The Connaisseur“ but that rarely happens to me in an Italian restaurant. Our waiter was very helpful in finding something we would like based on my tastes and I have to say that he nailed it as the wine was excellent.
For dessert we took a plate of cannoli, biscotti and confections that was also very good.
If you are looking for a stylish place without the noisy nightlife environment this is a good place for you.
BY SEBASTIEN ROBILLARD