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Ciao! Cafe & Wine Lounge

  • $$
  • Alcohol, Italian, Sandwiches
  • 939 W Madison St, Chicago 60607 41.881778 -87.652698
  • (At N Sangamon St)
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  • (312) 850-2426
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Small Plates

Marinated Olives medley of marinated olives    5.00
Bruschetta fresh diced tomatoes, basil, & garlic on crostinis    6.00
Bacon Wrapped Dates a salty sweet marriage of dates wrapped in bacon    6.00
Meatballs italian meatballs covered with homemade marinara    6.00
Caprese fresh tomatoes, mozzarella, basil, olive oil & balsamic vinegar    7.00
Spicy Chevre goat cheese & spicy tomato jam, served with crostinis & mesculin    8.00
Mini Mac macaroni baked with vermont white cheddar, served with a small side of mixed greens    8.00
Mixed Greens Salad fresh spring mix, tomatoes, onions, olives, & balsamic vinegarette    6.00
Italian Sausage spicy sausage covered with homemade marinara    6.00


Add Chicken, Shrimp, Meatballs, Or Italian Sausage To Any Pasta For An Additional Charge

Baked Macaroni & Cheese macaroni baked with vermont white cheddar, served with a side of mixed greens    14.00
Rigatoni Alla Rigo (our house specialty!) rigatoni with spicy italian sausage in a tomato cream sauce    14.00
Tortellini Gorgonzola cheese tortellini in a gorgonzola cream sauce    14.00
Angel Hair Alla Fresco angel hair pasta tossed with fresh tomatoes, basil, garlic, & marinara    11.00

Flatbreads & Empanadas

Margherita fresh basil, tomatoes, mozzarella    9.00
Italian Sausage & Red Peppers spicy italian sausage, red peppers, & cheese    10.00
Prosciutto & Fig imported italian ham, gs, & goat cheese    10.00
Argentine Empanadas flakey empanadas lled with your choice of beef, chicken, or spinach    12.00


Midway Mule koval vodka, canton, ginger beer, lemon  
The Riviera disoronno, chivas, shaken with a squeeze of lemon  
Lord Grantham templeton rye, muddled orange & brandy soaked cherry, soda, & peychaud's bitters  
Atticus Finch sweet tea vodka, soda, lavendar bitters, squeeze of lemon  
Belle Epoque hendrick's gin, st. germain, fresh lime & grapefruit  
The "Gigi" the riviera st. germain, ginger beer squeeze of lemon  

Wine Cocktails

Tincho new age bianchi on the rocks, with a squeeze of lemon  
Sangria classic housemade sangria with wine, brandy, oranges & apples.  
The Argentini primo malbec vodka, housemade simple syrup, fresh squeezed lime with a float of elsa bianchi  

Sparkling & Rose

New Age NV Bianchi, Argentina this slightly sweet sauvignon blanc malvasia effervescent pairs well with spicy chevre (or even the rigo!). this refreshing blend is also a great cocktail over ice with a slice of lemon upon request - a buenos aires favorite!    8.00
Zonin NV Prosecco, Italy this fun little personal split is a refreshing alternative to that boring little bottle of san pellegrino.    15.00
Zonin NV Prosecco, Italy add yawn! perfect for those warm summer nights, by itself or jazz it up with a cranberry or orange juicc mixer!    3.00
Saracco 2011 Moscato D'asti, Italy delicately crisp, with nice acidity, a light fizziness & the sweetness of the natural residual sugar. the low alcohol content makes it a very easy, pleasant wine perfect to finish a meal with dessert, or alone as a nice mid-day break.    18.00


Gato Negro hand-selected grapes from the italian border in slovenia deliver a full-bodied, elegant wine. with aromas of delicious green apple, acacia flower, & almonds, its minerality is balanced with notes of fresh melon & pear.    9.00
La Playa 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, Chile crisp & easy, with notes of pineapple & mango. it finishes off clean, with hints of minerality & citrus.    8.00
Grayson Cellars 2011 Chardonnay, California brilliantly ripe, with bright, brisk acidity & good minerality and notes of pineapple & apricot. a crisp green apple finish shows gentle hints of buttery, baked apple pie & vanilla.    12.00
Elsa Bianchi 2011 Torrontes, Argentina argentina's signature white, the native torrontes grape is more floral than fruity, herbal & fresh! a fun break away from your usual pinot or sauv. blanc!    7.00
Clean Slate 2010 Riesling, Germany this sophisticated riesling presents a soft nose, juicy, round feel in the mouth, with a touch of sweetness & a lemony acidity. a great bottle to share!    10.00
Fire Road 2011 Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand aromas of gooseberry, passionfruit, kiwi & underlying herbal notes. a light-bodies, crisp wine with typical marlborough flavors of gooseberry & stone fruit, with a mouthwatering acidity, leading to a lingering finish.    10.00
Yalumba Y Series 2011 Viognier, South Australia pronounced quince, lychee, & white flower aromas, with dried apricots playing second fiddle. tastes honey softness mixed with ginger spice & trace nut-shell bitterness to balance it out. rich, dense, complex.    10.00
Coastal Vines 2011 Chardonnay, California an interesting nuttiness & roundness in the mouth makes this easy-drinking chardonnay welcoming to the palate    8.00


Elsa Bianchi 2010 Malbec, Argentina introduce yourself to malbec, argentina's signature red! aromas of ripe plum, violets, & hints of vanilla makes this a great everyday sipping wine. enjoy a bottle with any small plates you have set to graze on the table!    8.00
San Huberto 2010 Bonarda, Argentina aromas of boysenberry jam, fig paste, vanilla ice cream, & pencil shavings follow through a supple entry to a dry, medium body with currant & earth tones which fade with firm powdery tannins.    9.00
Tinto Negro 2011 Malbec, Argentina intense floral aromatics, dark fruit flavors, rich texture and a bright, fresh finish. a malbec for the sophisticated palate.    11.00
Terranoble Reserva 2008 Carmenere, Chile smooth & silky, this refined reserva boasts ripe fig, black & red berries & chocolate notes. intense fruity sensation is balanced with hints of herbs & peppery smooth tannins. chile's signature red could not be better represented!    9.00
Conos Sur 2010 Cabernet Camenere, Chile certified organic, this juicy blend is a delightful concentration of red & black fruits in complete harmony with soft tannins. it's integrated character culminates in a chocolate finish with underlying woody & toasty hints.    9.00
Goats Do Roam, 2011 Red Rhone Blend, South Africa fresh berry aromas layered with subtle spice & smoky notes. medium-bodied, with juicy berries, integrated oak & smooth tannins    9.00
Thelema 2010 Mountain Red, South Africa spicy aromas of black pepper & mulberry mingle with the funky plum flavours of this soft and approachable wine.    10.00
Dom Brunet 2008 Pinot Noir, France velvety smooth, with notes of blackberry & cherry vanilla. soft & subtle on the palate make it an easy-sipping wine, so don't be surprised when you reach the bottom of the glass and you need to pour another!    10.00
Aquinas 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Blend, California bold notes of black raspberry, ripe black cherry, tobacco & the smoky toast of new french oak. a rich array of flavor range from blackberries & mexican chocolate to cherry reduction sauce & even a hint of herbs de provence. moderate acidity & hearty tannins, beautifully balanced with a toasty wood finish.    10.00
Coastal Vines 2009 Merlot, California revisit merlot on this magical journey for your tastebuds! berry fruit with a hint of vanilla will hit your nose followed by soft & spicy notes of blackberries ending in a pleasant, pillow soft finish! a great way to end the day!    8.00
Palmadina 2010 Refosco, Italy your full-bodied winter wine is here! leather & cigars come to mind as the boldness envelops you in immediately on the nose and eases you into a stately drawing room of warm sophistication & elegance.    13.00
Monte Degli Angeli 2012 Pinot Noir, Italy this piemonte pinot shows a very impressive classic burgundian style. bright dark cherry & strawberry notes are perfectly balanced by a silky earthiness, making it a perfect winter pinot noir!    11.00
Aviary 2010 Red Blend, California this blend presents aromas of cherry, blackberry, tobacco, and black currant, reinforced by notes of truffe, nutmeg and subtle cinnamon.    13.00
Don Ramon Rioja 2008 (75% Garnacha, 25% Tempranillo), Spain easy & lush with the taste of sunny spain that only riojas can deliver!    8.00
Bastide De Beauvert Cotes Du Rhone 2009 (70% Grenache, 30% Syrah), France smooth, medium-bodied with loads of blackberry & black cherry, hints of spice & a round, luxurious finish.    8.00
Poggio Vignoso 2010 Chianti Classico, Italy firm & balanced, with intense dried cherries & floral notes makes this a wine that drinks well alone but even better with with any food pairing, especially our flatbread pizzas!    9.00


Ciao! Cafe & Wine Lounge
939 W Madison St
At N Sangamon St
(312) 850-2426
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