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  • Italian, Pizza, Cocktails
  • 3908 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago IL60613 41.9530522 -87.6546435
  • (Btwn W Dakin & W Byron St)
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  • (773) 404-8955
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Blackboard Menu

Le Zuppe

Among Our Many Homemade Fall & Winter Soups We Offer:

Roasted Butternut Squash    
Pasta Fagioli    
Cream Of Wild Mushroom    
Cheddar Broccoli    
Italian Bean    
Lobster Bisque    
Cream Of Tomato    
French Onion    
Roasted Potato    
Black Bean    

Gli Antipasti

The Following Is A Non-Inclusive Sample List Of The Type Of Seasonal Blackboard Appetizers We Offer:

Animelle sauteed sweetbreads wrapped in bacon served with arrabbiata sauce   
Pancetta Grassa slow-cooked pork belly rolled & stuffed with rapini, chili pepper & garlic. served with crostini   
Burratta burrata mozzarella with proscuitto di parma drizzled with pesto   
Capesante bay scallops topped with crispy pork belly atop a pumpkin & red pistachio pesto.   
Coda Alla Vaccinara braised ox tail in a rich tomato sauce   
Calamari Fritte venetian-style fried calamari.   
Cozze steamed pei mussels with chorizo in a spicy tomato broth.   
Costicine braised short rib atop grilled polenta with au jus.   
Mozzarella Fritta off-the-brick fried mozzarella with a spicy tomato dipping sauce.   
Polpette Di Granchio homemade crab cakes with a honey mustard dipping sauce.   
Midollo baked bone marrow served with rock salt, lemon zest & olive oil.   
Ostriche Al Forno baked oysters with sautéed spinach, chipotle, fontina & rock salt.   
Arancini lightly fried risotto ball with a warm meat, pea & melted mozzarella center. served with spicy pomodoro sauce   
Polenta E Funghi grilled polenta topped with sautéed wild mushroom in a light mushroom cream sauce.   
Polipo grilled octopus & potato, chili, drizzled with aged balsamic.   

I Secondi

The Following Is A Non-Inclusive Sample List Of The Type Of Seasonal Blackboard Entrees We Offer:

Scottadito Con Pancetta grilled lamb chops wrapped in pancetta and pan seared in a garlic -infused olive oil. served with grilled asparagus or sautéed spinach   
Ravioli Di Zucca butternut squash ravioli in a brown-butter sage sauce with chunk lobster, topped with crispy fried sage.   
Tortellini Montovani giant porcini-stuffed tortellini with caramelized onion, speck & asparagus in a white truffle cream sauce.   
Gnocchi Coniglio homemade gnocchi in a rich & savory rabbit ragu.   
Pollo Arrostito roasted thyme-seasoned chicken over a bed of papardelle in a sweet & tangy orange infused, olive oil & garlic sauce.   
Bistecca Con L’osso rib-eye on the bone served with roasted rosemary potatoes.   
Filetto In Trifola filet mignon topped with porcini mushrooms & black truffle. served with seasonal vegetables or duck fat french fries.   
Cappellacci Anatra cappellacci pasta stuffed with roasted duck & cranberry served in a portobello mushroom sauce   
Caramelle homemade pasta stuffed with osso bucco served in a tomato sauce.   
Cavatelli Salsiccia cavetelli pasta with italian sausage, mushrooms & spinach in a tomato cream sauce.   
Vitello Milanese bone-in lightly breaded veal chop topped with arugula & cherry tomatoes.   
San Pietro Alla Griglia pan seared then grilled monk fish infused with parsley, lemon & olive oil served with roasted bell pepper   
Involtini Di Pollo thinly sliced breast of chicken rolled & stuffed with grilled asparagus & fontina cheese. served with roasted veggies.   
Parmigiana Di Melanzane venetian-style (creamy, not heavily breaded) grilled eggplant parmegiano in a savory pomodoro sauce   
Tagliolini D’anatra fresh tagliolini with crispy duck and sautéed shitake mushrooms.   
Filetto Grigliato our very own, pizza rustica signature-cut, bone-in rib-eye. served with your choice of seasonal veggies & truffle fries or pasta.   
Costexine dry-rubbed grilled back pork ribs drizzled with lemon. served with grilled zucchini & roasted rosemary potatoes.   
Braciola Al Vino roasted pork chop in a white wine cherry tomato sauce served with thyme mashed potatoes & seasonal grilled veggies.   
Le Pizze Della Casa new this year, we offer a variety of blackboard specialty pizzas including toppings of lobster, pesto shrimp, pancetta & fried eggs, caramelized onions, grilled asparagus, lardo, prosciutto, grilled calamari, crab, crispy duck, & so much more!   

Le Insalate & La Zuppa

Rustica baby spinach, artichoke hearts, crumbled goat cheese, & homemade croutons in our balsamic vinaigrette   8.00
Pezzetti 'spinach cobb' baby spinach, egg, bacon, tomato & bleu cheese tossed in our bacon vinaigrette   8.50
Caprese fresh mozzarella, tomato slices & basil drizzled with our basil-infused extra virgin olive oil   8.00
Noci E Frutta 'pecan cranberry' mixed greens, roasted pecans, dried cranberries, tomatoes, red onion, & carrots tossed in our sweet honey mustard dressing   8.50
Caesare crisp romaine, aged parmesan & homemade croutons in our caesar dressing   7.00
add grilled chicken   2.50
Pollo E Pesto 'pesto chicken' warm, wilted baby spinach, grilled pesto chicken, carrots, tomatoes, red onion, goat cheese   9.50
Mista mixed greens tossed in our aged balsamic vinaigrette   6.50
Zuppa Del Giorno homemade ‘soup of the day’   5.50

Le Paste

Choose A Blackboard Pasta Entrée Or Create Your Own. Choose Penne, Linguine Or Spaghetti, Then Add A Homemade Sauce. For Fresh Papardelle, Meat Tortellini, Artichoke Ravioli, Or Gnocchi Add $1; Grilled Chicken, Crumbled Sausage, Or Meatballs $2.50; Artichokes, Black Or Green Olives, Green Or Red Peppers, Jalepeños, Mushrooms, Spinach, Tomatoes, Or Zucchini $2.

Pomodoro fresh tomato sauce   9.00
Amatriciana fresh tomato sauce with sauteed onions, pancetta (italian bacon) & chili pepper   11.00
Salsa Rosa tomato cream sauce   10.50
Bolognese authentic northern italian meat sauce   12.00
Arrabbiata spicy red tomato sauce   9.50
Quattro Formaggi decadent four cheese sauce   12.00
Alfredo parmesan cream sauce   11.00
Lasagne homemade meat or vegetarian   12.50

Le Bevande

Soda coke, coke zero, diet coke, sprite, sprite zero, ginger ale   2.00
Sparkling aranciata (orange), limonata (lemon)   3.00
san pellegrino   5.00
Teas 100% natural iced or hot tea in assorted flavors   2.00
Caffe cappuccino   3.50
americano, espresso or macchiato   3.00
Every Dish Here, Pizza Included, Is Made-To-Order With Homemade, Fresh Ingredients. Your Patience Is Very Much Appreciated.

La Pizza Della Casa

Slice (Wknd Lunch) / Half / Whole. Oven Baked Rustic Pizza Cooked-To-Order On Homemade Crust. Artichoke, Basil, Black Or Green Olives, Bleu Cheese, Garlic, Green Pepper, Jalepeño, Ham, Mushroom, Onion, Pepperoni, Pineapple, Red Pepper, Sausage, Spinach, Tomato, Zucchini. Pizza Sizes. For A Handy Visual, Our ‘Whole’ Pizza Is About The Size Of A Large Cookie Sheet, A ‘Half’ About Half That. A ‘Slice’ Is Approx. 6" X 5", Cut Into Six Small Squares.

Formaggio cheese 2.95  9.25 19.50
Extra addt'l topping .25  1.95 2.45
Marinara no cheese; tomato sauce, diced tomato & roasted garlic 3.00  9.00 17.00
Margherita fresh tomato, mozzarella & basil (try it with crumbled sausage) 3.50  12.00 22.00
Pizza Bianca 'white pizza' mozzarella, ricotta, spinach, & lemon 4.25  14.50 25.95
Verdure Grigliate 'grilled vegetable' roasted red pepper, grilled zucchini & marinated mushrooms 4.00  13.00 25.00
Tropicale ham & pineapple (spice it up-try it with jalepeno) 3.75  12.75 24.75
Quattro Stagioni 'four seasons' fresh tomato, artichoke hearts, marinated mushrooms & ham 3.95  14.00 25.50
Patate Rosmarino 'rosemary potato' rosemary-seasoned roasted potato slices 3.55  12.25 23.00
Tutta 'everything' crumbled sausage, pepperoni, mushrooms, onions, black olives, & bleu cheese 4.50  15.00 26.95

I Panini

Served Weekend Lunch 12-5pm. Add Parmigiano, Rosemary Or Truffle Fries $4.

San Daniele prosciutto, fresh mozzarella, lettuce, tomato, mayo   8.50
Trezzo homemade meatballs topped with tomato sauce   8.00
add grilled peppers   .50
add mozzarella cheese   1.00
Vegetariano 'grilled vegetable' roasted red peppers, grilled zucchini, marinated mushrooms, & crumbled goat cheese   8.00
Rustica salami, provolone, marinated mushrooms, mayo   8.25
Pollo Grigliato 'grilled chicken' with melted provolone & tomatoes, drizzled with our homemade garlic pesto sauce   8.50
Pizza Rustica, So Much More Than Pizza! Neighborhood Rustic Northern Italian Eatery Blackboard Menus, Beer, Wine, Cocktail Bar, Cool Neighborhood Vibe.

Le Birre

Local, Domestic & Import Craft Beers

Apple Cider samuel smith’s organic cider. effervescent & light; semi-sweet, crisp apple flavor. samuel smith old brewery, north yorks, england  (12oz) 7.00
Ginger Beer crabbie’s. why drink soda when there’s beer? (great in cocktails too, see our cocktail page). john crabbie & co., edinburgh, scotland  (11.2oz) 6.50
German-Style Pilsener stiegl pils. light & clean with a decent bitter-hop kick on the finish. stiegl brewery, salzburg, austria  (16.9oz) 6.50
Traditional American Pale Lager anchor california lager. light, bready malt flavor; no bitterness or fruit; more depth of flavor, complexity & character than a modern apl. anchor brewing co., san francisco, california  (12oz) 6.00
Premium Lager / Munich Helles Lager spaten. the malt profile of a lager with the hop character of a pilsner (without the bitter kick on the finish). tasty. spaten-franziskaner bräu, bavaria  (12oz) 6.00
Doppelbock / Strong Dark Lager * moretti la rossa. dark, smooth & fairly rich; sweet toasty malts. very drinkable and, well, italian. birra moretti brewery, udine, italy.  (12oz) 6.00
Dunkel Weissbier / Hefeweizen / Wheat Beer stiegl weisse. slightly fruity (banana) flavor; nice breadiness throughout; satisfying & refreshing. stiegl brewery, salzburg, austria  (16.9oz) 7.00
Belgian-Style Witbier / White Ale * blanche de chambly champagne-like carbonation; brewed with coriander & orange zest for a complex, uniquely tangy flavor. unibroue brewery, chambly, canada  (12oz) 6.00
Saison / Farmhouse Ale hinterland saison. crisp lemon citrus flavors; spicy black pepper finish. classic. hinterland brewery, green bay, wisconsin  (16oz) 7.00
American Pale Ale sweetgrass. nice & hoppy with lots of pine & citrus; crisp, smooth finish. grand teton brewing co., victor, idaho  (12oz) 6.00
Oak-Aged Flanders Red Ale / Flemish Sour Ale * duchesse de bourgogne. tart fruit with a pleasant sour finish; matured in oak casks; long, dry, acidic finish. brouwerji verhaeghe, vichte, belgium  (12oz) 8.50
American Dry-Hopped IPA * centennial ipa. perfectly bitter, big hops; citrusy; clean & dry on the finish. founders brewing co., grand rapids, michigan  (12oz) 6.00
English-Style Double IPA * arcadia hopmouth. sweet malts & fruit upfront; hoppy, earthy finish. arcadia brewing co., michigan  (12oz) 6.00
Belgian-Style IPA * la fin du monde ‘the end of the world’. luscious & complex; succulent fruit sweetness & silky spiciness throughout; crisp, semi-dry finish. unibroue brewery, chambly, canada  (12oz) 7.00
Belgian Strong Pale Ale delirium tremens. bursting carbonation; silky smooth with a touch of spice; surprisingly light & crisp; perfectly balanced; slightly dry, lingering finish. brouwerji huyghe, melle, belgium  (11.2oz) 9.00
American Porter * founders porter. rich roasted malts; dark chocolate & roasted coffee flavors; lingering bitter espresso finish. founders brewing co., grand rapids, michigan  (12oz) 6.00
English Oatmeal Stout * samuel smith’s oatmeal stout. silky smooth, sweet roasted malts; complex medium-dry palate; bittersweet finish. samuel smith old brewery, north yorks, england  (12oz) 6.00
Le Birre Alla Spina beers on tap. a revolving selection of local, national & international craft brews on tap. ask your server for the deets. worldwide   
Rotante Selezione Di Birra rotating beer selection. a rotating selection of craft, limited edition & hard-to-find beers on our bar blackboard - take a look. worldwide   


Cocktails $8.50

Dancing Buffalo savory effervescence - prosecco, st. germaine, fresh lemon juice, buffalo trace bourbon, basil leaf. (think you don’t like bourbon? try this! it adds a rich, savory flavor to the prosecco - you’ll be amazed by it.)   
Twisted G & T an herbal twist on a classic - north shore distiller's no. 6 gin, st. germain, fresh lemon juice, tonic, lemon twist.   
Rum D’ Oro (golden rum punch) punch with a kick - flor de caña dark rum, triple sec, fresh lime juice, simple syrup, lime.   
Ginger Sour an elevated whiskey sour - jameson whiskey, fresh ginger, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup, maraschino cherry.   
Spicy Ginger Lime easy sipping exotic flavors - tito’s vodka, fresh ginger, jalapeño, fresh lime juice, simple syrup, lime.   
Rye 1100 sultry - bulleit rye, balsamic syrup, cloves, fresh rosemary, ginger beer.   

Martinis $8.50

Limone Erbe (lemon herb) citrus with hints of chamomile & spice - north shore sol vodka, triple sec, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup   
Basil Collins herbal, malty sweetness - ransom old tom gin, fresh basil, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup, orange bitters.   
Grapefruit Basil tart, sweet & refreshing - belvedere pink grapefruit vodka, basil, fresh lime juice, triple sec, black pepper.   
Campana Rossa herbal & zesty - north shore distiller’s no. 11 gin, muddled red bell pepper, basil, fresh lime juice, simple syrup.   
Margarita Italiana incredibly smooth & delicious - fortaleza añejo or patrón silver tequila; basil, fresh lime juice, simple syrup.   
Spiced Apple autumn in a glass - cap’t morgan spiced rum, apple liqueur, cranberry juice, angostura bitters, pumpkin spice.   
Hazelnut Espresso smooth & supple - frangelico, tito’s vodka, espresso, chocolate drizzled glass.   
The Classics made with premium house spirits - negroni, manhattans, old fashioned, vodka / gin martinis, & just ask.   

Crabbie’s Alcoholic Ginger Beer, Squeezed Limes &

Dark & Stormy: Flor De Caña Or Cap’t Morgan Spiced Rum Brown & Stormy: Maker’s Mark, Buffalo Trace Bourbon Or Bulleit Rye Foghorn: Hendricks, North Shore No. 6 Or 11, Ransom, Or Tanqueray Gin Moscow Mule: Tito’s, North Shore Sol, Belv. Citrus, Or Kettle One Vodka Mexican Mule: Fortaleza Añejo Or Patrón Silver Tequila Spiced Mule: Aquavit Private Reserve.

Rocks, Neat Or Shots choose any premium house spirit shots 5.00 7.00
Your Call Highball choose any premium house spirit, up to two non-alcoholic mixes & a garnish   7.50
After Dinner Sippers frangelico, amaretto, bailey’s, patrón xo café, st. germaine, limoncello, sambuca, amaro, regular or sage grappa   7.00
Spiked Coffees & Teas spike coffee, espresso, cappuccino, or hot tea with any after dinner sipper or premium spirit  7.00 8.50
Our Drinks Are Made To Order With Freshly Squeezed Juices, Freshly Muddled Fruits & Veg, & Hand-Picked Herbs. Your Patience Is Very Much Appreciated.

I Vini Bianchi

Wines By The Glass


Moscato D’Asti - ‘Frizzante’ bricco riella docg. sweet & slightly fizzy; delicate peachy flavors; soft, lingering finish. great dessert wine. piemonte, italy   7.50
Prosecco - ‘Italian Sparkling’ villa verga doc. sparkling; light & fresh; delicate acidity; hints of floral notes; tart lime-citrus finish. veneto, italy   8.00
Semi-Dry Riesling clean slate. ever-so-slightly sweet; notes of fresh peach & clean-slate (literally!); hints of spice; crisp acidity. cool & sophisticated. mosel river valley, germany   7.00
House White falesco est! est! est! a smooth, easy drinking, well balanced table-white blend. lazio, italy   7.00
Trebbiano (For Pinot Grigio Lovers!) zenato lugana di san benedetto doc. bright lemony citrus notes; well balanced with a touch of tangy acidity. soft, smooth finish. veneto, italy   8.50
Verdejo-Viura-Sauvignon Blanc telmo rodriguez basa. a beautiful blend; layers of stony mineral notes, tropical fruits, lemongrass, grapefruit. complex & delicious. rueda, spain   8.50
Chardonnay paraiso. full & round soft fruits; touch of acidity; fabulous toasty oak & smoky char flavors develop as it warms. downright luscious. santa lucia highlands, california   9.00


Chianti la ginestra docg. slight fruit & spice notes; mouth-drying finish. works better with food than as a stand-alone sipper. tuscany, italy   7.00
Pinot Noir deloach vineyards. fruit & spice upfront; smooth, clean finish. a fairly uncomplicated, easy drinking pinot noir. russian river valley, california   7.50
Valpolicella zenato classico superiore doc. less acidity than chianti with a bit more tangy red & black fruit; earthy undertones; nice grip & concentration. veneto, italy   8.50
Grenache-Syrah-Mourverdre hahn gsm. seriously, you’ll immediately want to stick a nipple on this one & suck the entire bottle down. central coast, california   8.00
Malbec bodegas nieto senetiner reserva. gorgeous, rich & smoky; dense, dark fruit notes. distinguished & sensual. mendoza, argentina   8.50
Merlot-Malbec-Petit Verdot-Syrah-Grenache milbrandt vineyards merlot. rich & round; dark red & black fruits with a hint of vanilla; lots of structure; beautifully clean finish. columbia valley, washington   8.50
Cabernet Sauvignon seven hills. full, bright red & black fruits; rich, spicy oak; polished, clean finish. a perfect cab. columbia valley, washington   9.00
Merlot-Cabernet maculan brentino igt. the luscious, velvety fruit from merlot is perfectly balanced with the firm, clean finish of cabernet. veneto, italy   9.00
Zinfandel old vine red lot 57. robust, perfectly balanced red fruit; sweet earth & spice add complexity & sophistication. sonoma, california   8.50
Shiraz ben glaetzer’s heartland. rich dark fruit flavors; vibrant, juicy acidity; black pepper spice on the lingering finish. intense, smooth, elegant. southern australia, australia   9.00


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Pizza Rustica
3908 N Sheridan Rd
Btwn W Dakin & W Byron St
(773) 404-8955
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