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), providing a charming dining experience for both the surrounding neighborhood and all those who appreciate a finely prepared Italian meal.

Antipasti

  • MEATBALLS 8

    Marinara

  • SHRIMP PARMESAN 14

    Garlic, Butter

  • *GRILLED CALAMARI 15

    Capers, Tomatoes, Lemon, Olive Oil

  • Jumbo Lump CRABCAKE 15

    Spicy Chive Aioli

  • *MUSSELS 14

    Italian Sausage, Tomato, Garlic, Chili Flake, White Wine, Cream

  • *BEEF CARPACCIO 15

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

  • *FARMER'S PLATE 17

    Assorted Italian Salumi + Cheeses

  • *BURRATA 14

    Sweet Tomato Jam, Arugula, Pesto

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

Zuppe + Insalate

  • *CAESAR SALAD 10

    Anchovy, Croutons

  • *SPINACH + ARUGULA SALAD 11

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

  • *BEET SALAD 12

    Goat Cheese, Arugula, Apricots, Dates, Pecans, Beet Syrup

Pasta

  • SPAGHETTI + MEATBALLS 21

  • *RIGATONI BOLOGNESE 21

  • *ORECCHIETTE 20

    Peas, Mushrooms, White Wine, Garlic- Parmesan

  • *FETTUCCINE CARBONARA 20

    Pancetta, Egg Yolk

  • *BUCATINI FRA DIAVOLO 25

    Shrimp, Calabrian Peppers, Cherry Tomatoes, Lemon Cream

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

Piatti Principali

  • CHICKEN PARMESAN 21

    Spaghetti Marinara

  • *Rainbow TROUT PICCATA 23

    Artichokes, Sundried Tomato

  • *Roasted SALMON 27

    Brussels Sprouts, Balsamic Glaze

  • *14oz PORK CHOP 29

    Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Spinach

  • GNOCCHI 21

    Sausage, Brussels Sprouts, Arugula, Calabrian Peppers, Lemon-Butter

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

Dolici

  • GELATO 7

    Housemade, Daily Selection

  • ORANGE_SPICED PANNA COTTA 8

    Blueberry, Amaretto Sauce

  • TIRAMISU 10

    Saffron- Vanilla Sauce

  • CHOCOLATE TERRINE 10

    Raspberry Sauce

  • OLIVE OIL CAKE 9

    Sweet Ricotta

  • CHEESECAKE 9

    Strawberry Sauce, Whipped Cream

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 2018 10/ 38

    Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy

  • Bortoluzzi Sauvignon Blanc 2018 13 / 49

    Friuli-Venezia Giulia IGT, Italy

  • La Scolca ``White Label`` Gavi 2018 13 / 49

    Gavi DOCG, Italy

  • Antinori Bramito Della Sala Chardonnay 2018 14 / 52

    Umbria IGT, Italy

  • J. HOFSTATTER PINOT GRIGIO 2018 45

    Trentino Alto Adige DOC, Italy

  • Cherrier La Croix Poignant Sancerre 2018 57

    Loire Valley, France

  • CAKEBREAD Sauvignon Blanc 2018 66

    Napa Valley, California

  • William Fevre Champs Royaux Chablis 2017 57

    Burgundy, France

  • FROG'S LEAP CHARDONNAY 2017 59

    Napa Valley, California

  • SUAVIA ``Monte Carbonare`` Garganega 2017 62

    Veneto DOC, Italy

Vino Rosato

  • BERTANI BERTAROSA 2018 12 / 46

    Veneto IGT, Italy

  • DOMAINES OTT ``BY.OTT`` 2017 56

    Provence, France

Vino Bolle

  • Lamberti Prosecco DOC NV 12 / 46

    Veneto VSQA, Italy

  • Cesarini Sforsa Brut Rose NV 15 / 55

    Trentino DOC, Italy

  • POL ROGER BRUT RESERVE NV 100

    Champagne, France

Vino Rossi

  • Gala Montepulciano 2017 11/ 42

    Abruzzo DOC, Italy

  • Badia al Coltibuono Chianti Classico 2017 12 / 46

    Tuscany DOCG, Italy

  • VIETTI Barbera d'Asti 2017 13 / 49

    Piedmont DOCG, Italy

  • AIA VECCHIA LAGONE ``Super Tuscan`` 2017 14 / 52

    Tuscany IGT, Italy

  • KEN WRIGHT PINOT NOIR 2016 15 / 55

    Willamette Valley, Washington

  • REQUIEM Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 15 / 55

    Columbia Valley, Washington

Vino RISERVA

  • LA BRACCESCA Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2015 56

    Tuscany DOC, Italy

  • ALTA MORA ``Etna Rosso`` Nerello Mascalese 2016 57

    Sicily DOC, Italy

  • MASERIA LI VELI Susumaniello 2017 58

    Puglia IGT, Italy

  • PELISSERO PIANI Barbera d'Alba 2015 63

    Piedmont DOC, Italy

  • Travaglini Gattinara 2015 65

    Piedmont DOCG, Italy

  • Casaloste Chianti Classico Reserva 2016 69

    Tuscany DOCG, Italy

  • GRATTAMACCO Bolgheri ``Super Tuscan`` 2018 68

    Tuscany DOC, Italy

  • PASSI DI ORMA ``Super Tuscan`` 2017 88

    Tuscany DOC, Italy

  • FontanaFreddo ``Silver Label`` Barolo 2014 78

    Piedmont DOCG, Italy

  • Pecchenino Barolo 2013 96

    Piedmont DOCG, Italy

  • CASTIGLION DEL BOSCO Brunello di Montalcino 2013 90

    Tuscany DOCG, Italy

  • SILVIO GIAMELLO ``Vicenziano`` Barbaresco 2015 92

    Piedmont DOCG, Italy

  • AU BON CLIMAT Pinot Noir 2017 63

    Santa Barbara County, California

  • SHEA WINE CELLARS Pinot Noir 2015 90

    Willamette Valley, Washington

  • ROBERT BIALE ``Black Chicken`` Zinfandel 2017 74

    Napa Valley, California

  • SILVER GHOST CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2016 66

    Napa Valley, California

  • DOMAINE EDEN Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 98

    Santa Clara Valley, California

Reservations

Beginning June 3rd we will be taking reservations for the patio only.

Seating will be very limited due to Social Distancing regulations with a maximum of 6 people per table.

Reservations are highly recommended and in the interest of fairness we ask that all guests limit their dining to 90 minutes until we are back to 100% capacity.

Reservations will be taken via phone with no online reservations at this time. To make a reservation please call us at 773-857-1401

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