JULIE CHERNOFF November 6, 2018
The only thing better than a special meal shared with family and friends is one that you don’t have to cook yourself — or clean up after. These clever city and suburban restaurants serve up that most elusive of all combinations: a killer private room or space for personal dining, plus swoon-worthy food.
The best thing to hit Lincolnwood in forever, the newest offering from the Stefani Restaurant Group is a winner. The interior is a mix of urban chic and neighborhood comfort, with colorful and contemporary artwork scattered about. The private dining space seats up to 40, but can still have a cozy feel, especially when you’re digging into Italian family favorites like antipasto platters (the prosciutto slicer is something to see), chicken Vesuvio, and fettucine with mushrooms and fondue cream mixed in a giant wheel of cheese. The prime steaks are a meat lover’s dream, so if you are a family of carnivores, prepare yourself appropriately.