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1966 N. Halsted
Chicago, IL 60614
773-248-1400
  • Sun-Th 12:00p-9:00p
  • Fri & Sa 12:00p-10:00p

Photos by Tom Maday
© 2019 Pasta Palazzo

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We will be closed July 3 & 4.

Open 7 days/week for dine-in, carryout and delivery!

Please use the "Pick-Up" and "Delivery" links to the right! We appreciate your business!

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Our entire menu available
for carry-out. Catering available

Today's Specials

  • Risotto Bolognese 15 risotto with mushrooms & broccoli in bolognese sauce
  • Chicken Ravioli Special 15 chicken, spinach & ricotta ravioli in tomato gorgonzola sauce
  • Soups: 6 tomato dill or french onion soup
  • Sweets: 6 tiramisu or banana layer cake

Appetizers

  • Bruschetta 4 tomatoes, red onions, balsamic and basil on grilled bread
  • Grilled Calamari 8 with lemon-herb vinaigrette
  • Grilled Portabella Mushroom 4.5 with garlic toast
    add gorgonzola(+1)
  • Grilled Asparagus 5 with lemon-herb vinaigrette
  • Baked Goat Cheese 10 with tomato-basil sauce and garlic toast
  • Polenta 10 with pomodoro sauce and melted fontinella cheese
  • Garlic Bread 3.5 add a bowl of marinara for dipping +2.5

Salads small/large

  • Vegetariano Salad 10 with mixed greens, grilled zucchini, eggplant, red and green peppers
  • Cucumber Salad 6 with tomatoes, onions, feta cheese and red wine vinaigrette
  • Caprese Salad 9 tomatoes with fresh mozzarella, basil and olive oil
  • Mixed Greens 5.5/7/5 with tomatoes and red onions (balsamic vinaigrette or creamy bleu cheese dressing)
    add gorgonzola (+1)
  • Caesar Salad 5.5/7.5 with parmesan and homemade croutons
    add grilled chicken (+2)
    add shrimp (+3)

Soup

  • Soup of the day 6 bowl of rotating selection of homemade soups
  • Tomato Dill Soup 6 bowl of chunky tomato soup with arborio rice and dill

Pasta

  • Spaghetti Marinara 9 spaghetti with homemade tomato sauce
  • Capellini Pomodoro 9 angel hair with fresh tomatoes, basil, garlic and olive oil
  • Farfalle Alfredo 10 bowties with alfredo sauce and black pepper
  • Linguine Pesto-Cream 10 long, flat strands with puree of basil, pine nuts, parmesan and olive oil with a splash of cream
  • Conchiglie Gorgonzola 12 shells with spinach, gorgonzola, cream and fresh tomatoes
  • Penne Alle Melanzane 11 penne with tomatoes, eggplant, fresh mozzarella and basil (lightly spicy)
  • Farfalle Pomodoro Formaggio 11 bowties with fresh tomatoes, basil, goat cheese and pine nuts
  • Penne Funghi 11 penne with porcini, portabella and white mushrooms in a light marsala sauce
  • Mac & Cheese 10 corkscrew noodles with a rich, creamy cheese sauce
  • Cavatappi Pollo 12 corkscrews with chicken, sundried tomatoes, mushrooms and cream
  • Penne Bolognese 12 penne with meat sauce, mushrooms, herbs and parmesan
  • Conchiglie Classico 12 shells with italian sausage, red bell peppers, marinara and ricotta
  • Penne Con Salsiccie 12 penne with italian sausage, portabella mushrooms, tomato sauce and fontinella cheese
  • Spaghetti Frutti Di Mare 14 spaghetti with calamari, scallops, shrimp and tomato white wine sauce

Handmade Pasta

  • Jalapeno Gnocchi 12.5 jalepeno stuffed dumplings with roasted red pepper puree
  • Gnocchi 12.5 ricotta filled dumplings with marinara, bolognese, gorgonzola or alfredo sauce
  • Tortellini 12.5 ricotta filled with marinara, bolognese, gorgonzola or alfredo sauce
  • Ravioli 12.5 ricotta and spinach filled with marinara, bolognese, gorgonzola or alfredo sauce

Healthy Pasta

  • Healthy Chicken 12 penne with chicken, zucchini, broccoli, and tomatoes in a tomato white wine sauce
  • Healthy Primavera 12 spaghetti with grilled eggplant, peppers, zucchini, spinach, broccoli,tomatoes and basil in a tomato white wine sauce
  • Healthy Scallops 12 linguine with bay scallops in a spicy tomato and basil white wine sauce

Sandwiches

served with a side salad of mixed green

  • Grilled Chicken 10 with pesto-mayo, grilled red bell peppers, and fontinella cheese
  • Meatball 10 with marinara sauce and melted fontinella cheese
  • Caprese 10 tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil and olive oil
  • Vegetariano 10 pesto-mayo, grilled peppers, zucchini, eggplant, and goat cheese
  • Grilled Portabella 10 with pesto-mayo, fresh tomato and fontinella cheese on tomato fococcia

Extras

  • ADD A VEGETABLE 1
  • ADD CHICKEN, SAUSAGE, BEEF OR MEATBALLS 2
  • ADD SHRIMP, SCALLOPS OR CALAMARI 3
  • ADD GOAT CHEESE, FONTINELLA, RICOTTA OR MOZZARELLA 1
  • ADD SUNDRIED TOMATO 2
  • ADD PINE NUTS 2
  • SIDE OF MARINARA 2.5
  • SIDE OF MEATBALLS WITH MARINARA 5
  • SIDE OF ANY OTHER SAUCE 5
  • SIDE OF BROCCOLI OR SPINACH 3
  • SUBSTITUTE WHOLE WHEAT PASTA IN ANY DISH 1
  • SUBSTITUTE GLUTEN FREE PASTA IN ANY DISH 2
  • PLAIN PASTA PREPARED WITH BUTTER OR OLIVE OIL 5
  • SIDE OF CHICKEN 3.5
  • SIDE OF SAUSAGE 3.5

Beverages

  • Wine, Beer, Sangria We offer a selection of wine, beer and sangria. Please ask to see our drink list.
  • Soft Drinks 3 Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Fanta Orange, Ginger Ale, Lemonade, Iced Tea. Free refills
  • San Pellegrino 3.5
  • Coffee 3 bottomless cup
  • Hot Tea 2.5
  • Milk 2.5

About

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  • Every Neighborhood has one:
    The Cool Neighbor

It’s the house with the funny mom who doesn’t take any crap from anyone and loves everyone like her own.

It’s the house that always has the crowd and that is full of laughter and the good-natured ribbing that only happens between people who really know each other.

It’s probably the house where you had your first beer, but you had it with jalepeño gnocchi that was deserving of your first beer.

It always smells amazing, and there is always something delicious coming off the stove. The kids love it because the food is good and the dessert is better. The adults love it because the food is good, the wine is good, and it feels like home.

For 25 years, we’ve been that cool neighbor on Halsted Street.

Two blocks from Steppenwolf Theatre and just steps from the Armitage Avenue shopping district, Pasta Palazzo serves authentic Italian cuisine that is both innovative and traditional.

The culinary focus is on the freshest ingredients with simple preparations. The real focus is you, the customer, feeling like you can kick back and relax into the food, wine, and warmth around you.

In the UK, they call it “ your local.” Here, we just call it Pasta Palazzo.

  • Reservations: No
  • Smoking: Don't Even Think About It
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  • Catering

Are you kidding? Can we cook for a crowd? It's what we do, people. Give us a call.

Reviews

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Lincoln Park locals “love” this “cozy” Italian with “attentive service” and “reasonable prices” for “pasta and more pasta” (try the jalapeño gnocchi), “great salads” and “excellent apps”; the “casual” spot can be “loud”, but most say it’s an “enjoyable stop for a neighborhood” meal; P.S. no reservations, but they now accept credit cards.

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  • Rachael Ray's Tasty Travels

Rachael takes us across the U.S. to her picks for the best Italian food at the best value. She’s out to prove that you don’t need to cross the Atlantic to sail into some fine eateries.

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Hmm. A narrow storefront with barstool-style chairs at high bare tables. Bar seating near an open kitchen. I thought I had walked into a pub until the small menu set me straight. It begins with smoky grilled calamari in a lemon herb vinaigrette and baked goat cheese with tomato-basil sauce and garlic toast. Conchiglie shells with Italian sausage and red bell peppers in marinara topped with melting ricotta ($9) are every bit as savory as the penne with porcini, portobello, and white mushrooms in Marsala sauce. Moist espresso cake is the perfect nightcap: coffee and cake rolled into one.

–Dennis Ray Wheaton

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Cheap Eats – 4 forks

Diner al’Italiana – Pasta Palazzo calls itself a “gourmet pasta diner,” three words rarely strung together on a menu. But it fits here.

The designer-diner approach can be found in the ambience too. The requisite open kitchen is set against a wall that’s ablaze with bright-colored tiles forming a jazzy mosaic. High-backed wooden barstools of various colors adorn tall tables. Pasta Palazzo stays loyal to the diner ethic by making soloists comfortable with ample seating along a counter that runs nearly the length of the room.

The food underscores the idea here with a menu that lists a page full of Italian fare, each followed by prices usually seen following “BLT Club” and “Diet Plate.”

Fresh crusty Italian bread arrived shortly after we sat down (and was efficiently replenished later in the meal). We chose Grilled Calamari for an appetizer, which was substantial enough to share. Generous pieces of tender fresh squid, grilled in lemon, garlic and herbs present a fresh take on the more familiar breaded and fried version.

The mixed green salad delivers an abundance of colorful lettuces – and we ordered the smaller version. The Italian dressing, easy on the salt and a perfect pairing of olive oil and balsamic vinegar renders a refreshing light accent.

Farfalle Pomodoro Formaggio starts with bow tie pasta cooked perfectly al dente. Among the flavors heaped onto this foundation: crunchy pine nuts, creamy and mellow goat cheese, plenty of basil and fresh tomatoes.

Will there be room for dessert? Yes, if you take half your entrée home. The flourless chocolate cake is worth the sacrifice. The rich, dense flavor of chocolate dusted by confectioners sugar can’t be beat. Tiramisu and cheesecake are also offered.

Wines by the glass and bottle are offered, as are several bottled beers and soft drinks.

The staff is friendly and efficient which adds to the comfort level. All of the items are available for take-out, which may be a wiser option when the spot gets crowded.

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