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

  • *GRILLED CALAMARI 15

    Capers, Tomatoes, Lemon, Olive Oil

  • Jumbo Lump CRABCAKE 15

    Lemon-Mustard-Dill Aioli

  • *MUSSELS 14

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

  • *BEEF CARPACCIO 15

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

  • *Sautéed SHRIMP + POLENTA 18

    Italian Sausage Ragu

  • *OCTOPUS 20

    Red Wine Braised, Basil-Mint Yogurt, Pickled Grapes, Crispy Quinoa

  • *GNOCCHI POUTINE 13

    Mushroom Ragu

  • *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 11

    Anchovy, Croutons

  • *SPINACH + ARUGULA SALAD 12

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

  • *MIXED GREEN SALAD 13

    Asparagus, Tomato, Cucumber, Goat Cheese, Radish & Balsamic Vinaigrette

Pasta

  • SPAGHETTI + MEATBALLS 21

  • *RIGATONI BOLOGNESE 21

  • *FETTUCCINE CARBONARA 22

    Pancetta, Egg Yolk

  • *BUCATINI FRA DIAVOLO 25

    Shrimp, Calabrian Peppers, Cherry Tomatoes, Lemon Cream

  • *CAPELLINI FRUTTI DI MARE 29

    Mussels, Clams, Shrimp, Calamari, Seafood Broth

  • *BUCATINI CACIO E PEPE 19

    Butter, Parmesan, Pecorino, Cracked Black Pepper, Lemon Zest

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

Piatti Principali

  • CHICKEN PARMESAN 23

    Spaghetti Marinara

  • *Rainbow TROUT PICCATA 24

    Artichokes, Sundried Tomato

  • *Roasted SALMON 28

    Braised Collard Greens, White Beans, Pancetta, Tomato

  • *14oz PORK CHOP 29

    Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Spinach

  • GNOCCHI ALLA GENOVESE 21

    Pesto & Sundried Tomato

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

Dolci

  • GELATO 7

    Housemade, Daily Selection

  • COFFEE PANNA COTTA 8

    Whipped Cream, Shaved Chocolate

  • TIRAMISU 10

    Saffron- Vanilla Sauce

  • CHOCOLATE TERRINE 10

    Raspberry Sauce

  • OLIVE OIL CAKE 9

    Sweet Mascarpone

  • CHEESECAKE 9

    Strawberry Sauce, Whipped Cream

Kids

  • SPAGHETTI MARINARA 7

  • SPAGHETTI & MEATBALL 8

  • FETTUCINI ALFREDO 7

  • RIGATONI BOLOGNESE 8

  • GNOCCHI 7

    Butter, Parmesan

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

Vino Bianchi

  • LA GIANA Pinot Grigio 2017 10/ 38

    Friuli-Venezia Giulia DOP, Italy

  • Bortoluzzi Sauvignon Blanc 2018 13 / 49

    Friuli-Venezia Giulia IGT, Italy

  • La Scolca ``White Label`` Gavi 2019 13 / 49

    Gavi DOCG, Italy

  • Antinori Bramito Della Sala Chardonnay 14 / 52

    2019 Umbria IGT, Italy

  • J. HOFSTATTER PINOT GRIGIO 2018 45

    Trentino Alto Adige DOC, Italy

  • FEUDI FALANGHINA DI SAN GREGORIO 2018 47

    CAMPANIA, iTALY

  • DOMAINE du PRÉ SEMELÉ SANCERRE 2018 61

    Loire Valley, France

  • SUAVIA ``Monte Carbonare`` Garganega 2017 62

    Veneto DOC, Italy

Vino Rosato

  • BERTANI BERTAROSA 2018 12 / 46

    Veneto IGT, Italy

  • DOMAINES OTT ``BY.OTT`` 2019 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 2018 11/ 42

    Abruzzo DOC, Italy

  • CASTELLO DI FARNETELLA Chianti 2018 12 / 46

    Tuscany DOCG, Italy

  • VIETTI Barbera d'Asti 2018 13 / 49

    Piedmont DOCG, Italy

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

    Tuscany IGT, Italy

  • KEN WRIGHT PINOT NOIR 2018 15 / 55

    Willamette Valley, Washington

  • REQUIEM Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 15 / 55

    Columbia Valley, Washington

Digestivo

  • Limoncello (Housemade) 9

  • Warre’s Otima 10yr Tawny Port 12

  • Warre’s Otima 20yr Tawny Port 16

  • Pierre Ferrand Ambré Cognac 15

  • il Merlot di Nonino Grappa 17

  • Antica Red Vermouth 12

  • Amaro Nonino 13

  • Bráulio Amaro Alpino 13

  • Zucca Rabarbaro Amaro 11

  • Meletti Amaro 10

  • Fernet Branca 11

  • Chartreuse (Green) 13

  • Sambuca 11

  • Amaretto 11

  • Frangelico 11

  • Kahlua 11

  • Bailey’s 11

  • Cointreau 12

  • Cordero di Montezemolo Barolo Chinato 14

Vino RISERVA

  • LA BRACCESCA Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2016 56

    Tuscany DOC, Italy

  • MASERIA LI VELI Susumaniello 2019 58

    Puglia IGT, Italy

  • PELISSERO PIANI Barbera d'Alba 2017 64

    Piedmont DOC, Italy

  • Travaglini Gattinara 2017 67

    Piedmont DOCG, Italy

  • Casaloste Chianti Classico Reserva 2016 69

    Tuscany DOCG, Italy

  • GRATTAMACCO Bolgheri ``Super Tuscan`` 2019 68

    Tuscany DOC, Italy

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

    Tuscany DOC, Italy

  • FontanaFreddo ``Silver Label`` Barolo 2015 78

    Piedmont DOCG, Italy

  • CASTIGLION DEL BOSCO Brunello di Montalcino 2014 90

    Tuscany DOCG, Italy

  • DE FORVILLE BARBARESCO 2017 79

    Piedmont DOCG, Italy

  • AU BON CLIMAT Pinot Noir 2018 63

    Santa Barbara County, California

  • SHEA WINE CELLARS Pinot Noir 2016 80

    Willamette Valley, Washington

  • SILVER GHOST CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2018 66

    Napa Valley, California

  • ADAPTATION Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 92

    Napa Valley, California

COCKTAILS

  • Sofia 13

    Boyd & Blair Vodka, Lime Juice, Simple Syrup, Cucumber, Basil

  • Negroni 14

    Stray Dog Wild Gin, Campari, Antica Red Vermouth

  • Old Fashioned 13

    Old Forester Rye, Demerara Syrup, Triple Bitters

  • Boulevardier 14

    Bulleit Bourbon, Campari, Antica Red Vermouth

  • Sal's Spritz 12

    Prosecco, Aperol, Soda, Orange

  • A ROOM WITH A VIEW 11

    Pimm's, Lemonade, Soda, Cucumber

  • BATTLE OF LISSA 11

    Mt. Gay Rum, Lemon Juice, Triple Sec, Ginger Ale

  • TUSCAN SUNRISE 14

    Gran Dovejo Blanca Tequila, St. Germain, Grapefruit Juice

  • TREVI FOUNTAIN 14

    Malfy Gin con Limon, Galliano, Chartreuse, Peychaud's, Lemon Juice

  • SOUTHPORT MULE 13

    Tito's Vodka, Ginger Beer, Lime

WHISKEYS

  • Bowman Bros. 14

  • Buffalo Trace 13

  • Woodford Reserve Bourbon 16

  • Bulleit Bourbon 13

  • Bulleit Rye 13


  • Michter’s Single Barrel Rye 13

  • Old Forester Rye 12

  • Sazerac Rye 13

  • Templeton Rye 4yr 14

  • Whistle Pig Rye 10yr 20

  • Balvenie Doublewood 12yr 18

  • Glenlivet 12yr 16

  • Laphroaig 10yr 14

  • Glunz “Macduff” 11yr 14

  • MacCallan 12yr 16

BEER

  • Miller Lite 5

  • Peroni 6

  • Allagash White 8

  • Lagunitas IPA 7

  • Menabrea Amber 8

Reservations

We are accepting reservations for the Dining Room and the Patio

Seating is very limited due to Social Distancing regulations with a maximum of 4 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.

To make a dinner reservation please call us at 773-857-1401.

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