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

  • SHRIMP PARMESAN 13

    Garlic, Lemon

  • *GRILLED CALAMARI 13

    Capers, Tomatoes, Lemon, Olive Oil

  • Jumbo Lump CRABCAKE 15

    Spicy Aioli

  • *MUSSELS 13

    Italian Sausage, Tomato, White Wine, Chili Flakes

  • *BEEF CARPACCIO 14

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

  • *Mascarpone POLENTA 13

    Wild Mushroom Ragu

  • *BURRATA 13

    Charred Pear, Pesto, Pine Nuts

  • *SAL'S ITALIAN WHITE BEANS 10

    Smoked Ham Ragu

  • *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

Pasta

  • SPAGHETTI + MEATBALLS 18

  • *RIGATONI BOLOGNESE 18

  • *FETTUCCINI CARBONARA 18

    Pancetta, Egg Yolk

  • RAVIOLI 29

    Oxtail, Mushrooms, Goat Cheese, Black Truffle

  • *SPAGHETTI CACIO E PEPE 16

    Lemon Zest

  • *LINGUINI FRA DIAVOLO 24

    Shrimp, Calabrian Peppers, Cherry Tomatoes, Lemon Cream

  • *SPAGHETTI AMATRICIANA 21

    Pork Shoulder, Marinara, Chili Flakes

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

Piatti Principali

  • GNOCCHI 19

    Crispy Prosciutto, Mushrooms, Marinara

  • CHICKEN PARMESAN 19

    Spaghetti Marinara

  • *Rainbow TROUT PICATTA 21

    Artichokes, Sundried Tomato

  • *Roasted SALMON 26

    Green Beans, Shallots, Pancetta, Lemon, Capers

  • CHICKEN CACCIATORE 23

    Mascarpone Polenta

  • Braised LAMB SHANK 37

    Gnocchi, Artichokes

  • *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 2017 8 / 30

    Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy

  • PIEROPAN Soave Classico Garganega 2017 11 / 42

    Veneto DOC, Italy

  • Bortoluzzi Sauvignon Blanc 2016 12 / 46

    Friuli-Venezia Giulia IGT, Italy

  • La Scolca ``White Label`` Gavi 2017 12 / 46

    Gavi DOCG, Italy

  • Antinori Bramito Della Sala Chardonnay 2016 13 / 49

    Umbria IGT, Italy

  • J. HOFSTATTER PINOT GRIGIO 2017 40

    Trentino Alto Adige DOC, Italy

  • SUAVIA ``Monte Carbonare`` Garganega 2016 62

    Veneto DOC, Italy

  • ROGER & DIDIER RAIMBAULT Sancerre 2017 55

    Loire Valley, France

  • William Fevre Champs Royaux Chablis 2017 57

    Burgundy, France

  • FROG'S LEAP CHARDONNAY 2016 59

    Napa Valley, California

Vino Rosato

  • FRESCOBALDI ALIE 2017 11 / 42

    Toscano IGT, Italy

  • DOMAINES OTT ``BY.OTT`` 2017 48

    Provence, France

Vino Bolle

  • Lamberti Prosecco DOC NV 10 / 38

    Veneto VSQA, Italy

  • Cesarini Sforsa Brut Rose NV 58

    Trentino DOC, Italy

  • POL ROGER BRUT RESERVE NV 100

    Champagne, France

Vino Rossi

  • Gala Montepulciano 2016 9 / 34

    Abruzzo DOC, Italy

  • Badia al Coltibuono Chianti Classico 2016 11 / 42

    Tuscany DOCG, Italy

  • Marchesi di Gresy Barbera d'Asti 2016 12 / 46

    Piedmont DOCG, Italy

  • AIA VECCHIA LAGONE ``Super Tuscan`` 2015 13 / 49

    Tuscany IGT, Italy

  • LANDMARK OVERLOOK PINOT NOIR 2015 13 / 49

    Sonoma, Monterey, San Benito, California

  • Buena Vista Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 12 / 46

    North Coast, California

Vino RISERVA

  • MASERIA LI VELI Susumaniello 2016 56

    Puglia IGT, Italy

  • PELISSERO PIANI Barbera d'Alba 2014 58

    Piedmont DOC, Italy

  • Travaglini Gattinara 2013 60

    Piedmont DOCG, Italy

  • Casaloste Chianti Classico Reserva 2013 68

    Tuscany DOCG, Italy

  • LE MACCHIOLE Bolgheri Rosso ``Super Tuscan`` 2016 64

    Tuscany IGT, Italy

  • Gaja Ca' Marcanda ``Magari`` ``Super Tuscan`` 2016 138

    Tuscany IGT, Italy

  • FontanaFreddo ``Silver Label`` Barolo 2013 76

    Piedmont DOCG, Italy

  • CASTIGLION DEL BOSCO Brunello di Montalcino 2015 90

    Tuscany DOCG, Italy

  • Prunotto Barbaresco 2013 96

    Barbaresco DOCG, Italy

  • TOMMASI AMARONE Della VALPOLICELLA Classico 2013 132

    Veneto DOCG, Italy

  • Terlan Monticol Pinot Noir Reserva 2014 92

    Alto Adige DOC, Italy

  • FREEMAN ``AKIKO'S CUVEE`` Pinot Noir 2015 130

    Sonoma Coast, California

  • Long Shadows ``Saggi`` Red Blend 2015 112

    Columbia Valley, Washington

  • DUCKHORN MERLOT 2015 78

    Napa Valley, California

  • AMAVI CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2015 64

    Walla Walla, Washington

  • Faust Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 95

    Napa Valley, California

Reservations

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