- Complimentary quartino of house red or white wine when you dine at the restaurant
Pisolino’s Executive Chef/Co-Owner James de Marte, a Chicago native, began his career in the best way possible: apprenticing in the kitchen of his Nonna, a celebrated home cook. From there, he went on to The Culinary School of Kendall College, then cut his teeth in San Francisco’s uncompromising AG Ferrari, and further honed his craft and broadened his horizons on a cook’s tour of Italy, which included a stint at the two Michelin-starred Ristorante La Peca in Lonigo. Pisolino (Italian for “nap”), which opened in October of 2016 in Avondale, is acclaimed for its rustic pastas, like orecchiette with spicy sausage and rigatoni with neckbone ragù, its fabulous pizza, and its classic antipasti. Eater has named Pisolino to its list of “The 20 Essential Italian Restaurants in Chicago,” and we will be taking over the premises for our event, hearing from Chef de Marte himself.