Authentic Taste of Italy

Bringing authentic Italian cuisine to the heart of West Lakeview, Sal’s Trattoria is a family-friendly neighborhood restaurant. It is the combined vision of Partner Joseph Arnold, Manager/Partner Preston Owen and Chef/Partner Allen Sternweiler, who also own and operate the acclaimed Butcher & the Burger in Chicago’s Lincoln Park.

Chef Sternweiler, among the city’s most respected culinary leaders, pays homage to classic Italian fare on Sal’s well-rounded menu, serving house made antipasti, salads, pastas, entrees and more. The restaurant is open for dinner six days a week (closed Mondays) and brunch on Sundays, providing a charming dining experience for both the surrounding neighborhood and all those who appreciate a finely prepared Italian meal.

Antipasti

  • MEATBALLS 7

    Marinara

  • *EGGPLANT ROLLATINI 9

    Smoked Provolone, Ricotta

  • FRIED CALAMARI 13

    Marinara

  • *CRABCAKE 15

    Spicy Aioli

  • *GRILLED CALAMARI 13

    Capers, Tomatoes, Lemon, Olive Oil

  • *MUSSELS 13

    Pancetta, Tomato, White Wine, Chili Flakes

  • *BEEF CARPACCIO 14

    Arugula, Capers, Red Onion, Tomato, Pepper-Pecorino

  • *PROSCUITTO 12

    Seasonal Fruit, Parmesan

  • *BURRATA 13

    Tomato Pesto, Basil

  • *Denotes a gluten-free menu item, or an item that may be modified to be gluten-free.

Zuppe + Insalate

  • *SAL'S MINESTRONE 6

  • *CAESAR SALAD 8

    Anchovy, Croutons

  • *SPINACH + ARUGULA SALAD 9

    Pancetta, Apple, Gorgonzola, Fennel, Orange, Sherry Vinaigrette

  • *BEET SALAD 8

    Goat Cheese, Arugula, Red Onion, Beet Vinaigrette

  • *ASPARAGUS SALAD 9

    Tomatoes, Fresh Mozzarella, Basil Buttermilk Dressing

Pasta

  • SPAGHETTI + MEATBALLS 18

  • *RIGATONI BOLOGNESE 18

  • *LINGUINI 27

    Scallops, Asparagus, Tomatoes, Garlic, Olive Oil

  • TAGLIATELLE 19

    Mussels, Italian Sausage, Tomato Cream

  • *FETTUCCINI CARBONARA 18

    Pancetta, Egg Yolk

  • *LINGUINI FRA DIAVOLO 24

    Shrimp, Calabrian Peppers, Cherry Tomatoes, Lemon Cream

  • RAVIOLI 22

    Artichoke + Spinach Mousse, Sauteed Arugula, Garlic, Olive Oil

  • *Denotes a gluten-free menu item, or an item that may be modified to be gluten-free.

Piatti Principali

  • CHICKEN PARMESAN 19

    Spaghetti Marinara

  • *TROUT PICATTA 19

    Artichokes, Sundried Tomato

  • *CHICKEN SALTIMBOCCA 22

    Parmesan-Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Roasted Tomato

  • *WALLEYE 32

    Sauteed Kale, Leeks, Garlic, Capers, Marinara

  • *VEAL SCALLOPINI 28

    Mushroom Risotto, Madeira Jus

  • *GNOCCHI 17

    Crispy Prosciutto, Mushrooms, Marinara

  • *Denotes a gluten-free menu item, or an item that may be modified to be gluten-free.

Dolici

  • GELATO 6

    Housemade, Daily Selection

  • CAPPUCINO PANNA COTTA 6

  • TIRAMISU 9

    Saffron- Vanilla Sauce

  • OLIVE OIL CAKE 7

    Sweet Ricotta

  • FLOURLESS CHOCOLATE CAKE 8

    Sambuca-Vanilla Sauce, Whipped Cream

  • TORTA di LIMON 7

    Raspberry Sauce, Whipped Cream

  • DOLCE GORGONZOLA 12

    Seasonal Garnish

Kids

  • SPAGHETTI MARINARA 6

  • SPAGHETTI & MEATBALL 7

  • FETTUCINI ALFREDO 6

  • RIGATONI BOLOGNESE 7

  • GNOCCHI 6

    Butter, Parmesan

(All kid’s meals include a scoop of our housemade gelato for dessert!)

Vino Bianchi

  • Vigneti Pinot Grigio 2016 8 / 30

    Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy

  • Bortoluzzi Sauvignon Blanc 2016 11 / 42

    Friuli-Venezia Giulia IGT, Italy

  • La Scolca ``White Label`` Gavi 2016 12 / 46

    Gavi DOCG, Italy

  • AUGUST KESSELER ``R`` Riesling 2015 10 / 38

    Rheingau, Germany

  • Peirano Estate Chardonnay 2016 9 / 34

    Lodi, California

  • Antinori Bramito Della Sala Chardonnay 2016 13 / 49

    Umbria IGT, Italy

  • J. HOFSTATTER PINOT GRIGIO 2016 39

    Trentino Alto Adige DOC, Italy

  • ROGER & DIDIER RAIMBAULT Sancerre 2016 55

    Loire Valley, France

  • William Fevre Champs Royaux Chablis 2016 57

    Burgundy, France

  • ROCHIOLI CHARDONNAY 2014 59

    Russian River Valley, California

Vino Rosato

  • Bertani Bertarosa 2016 11 / 42

    Veneto IGT, Italy

Vino Bolle

  • Lamberti Prosecco DOC NV Veneto 10 / 38

    VSQA, Italy

  • Nicolas Feuillatte Brut Cuvee Gastronom RSV 68

    Champagne, France

  • POL ROGER BRUT RESERVE NV 100

    Champagne, France

Vino Rossi

  • Gala Montepulciano 2016 8 / 30

    Abruzzo, Italy

  • Badia al Colle Chianti 2016 9 / 34

    Tuscany, Italy

  • Marchesi di Barolo Maraia Barbera 2016 10 / 38

    Piedmont DOC, Italy

  • PRACTICAL MATTER Red Blend 2016 11 / 42

    Central Coast, California

  • LANDMARK OVERLOOK PINOT NOIR 2015 13 / 49

    Sonoma, Monterey, San Benito, California

  • Buena Vista Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 12 / 46

    North Coast, California

Vino RISERVA

  • Planeta 2015 54

    Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG, Sicily

  • Travaglini Gattinara 2012 58

    Piedmont DOCG, Italy

  • Villa Antinori Chianti Classico Reserva 2013 63

    Tuscany DOCG, Italy

  • FontanaFreddo Barolo 2013 78

    Piedmont DOCG, Italy

  • Gaja Ca' Marcanda ``Promis`` 2015 83

    Toscana DOC, Italy

  • Prunotto Barbaresco 2013 92

    Barbaresco DOCG, Italy

  • SPERI AMARONE Della VALPOLICELLA Classico 2012 115

    Veneto DOCG, Italy

  • Flowers Pinot Noir 2015 85

    Sonoma Coast, California

  • CHATEAU MONTELENA CALISTOGA ZINFANDEL 2014 74

    Napa Valley, California

  • SAGGI ``Long Shadows`` Red Blend 2014 108

    Columbia Valley, Washington

  • Faust Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 95

    Napa Valley, California

  • SPRING MOUNTAIN CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2012 125

    Napa Valley, California

Reservations

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