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, Butter

  • *GRILLED CALAMARI 13

    Capers, Tomatoes, Lemon, Olive Oil

  • Jumbo Lump CRABCAKE 15

    Spicy Chive Aioli

  • *MUSSELS 13

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

  • *Baby OCTOPUS 18

    Tomato, Cannellini Beans, Olives, Capers, Oregano, Lemon

  • *SWEETBREADS 14

    Prosciutto-Wrapped, Balsamic Brown Butter

  • *BEEF CARPACCIO 14

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

  • *FARMER'S PLATE 16

    Assorted Italian Salumi + Cheeses

  • *BURRATA 13

    Sweet Apple-Balsamic Butter, Pine Nuts

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

Zuppe + Insalate

  • *Cream of Mushroom Soup 8

    Parmesan

  • *CAESAR SALAD 9

    Anchovy, Croutons

  • *SPINACH + ARUGULA SALAD 10

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

  • *Crab Salad 16

    Lolla Rossa, Tomato, Basil, Lemon Vinaigrette

  • *BEET SALAD 11

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

Pasta

  • SPAGHETTI + MEATBALLS 19

  • *RIGATONI BOLOGNESE 19

  • *ORECCHIETTE 20

    Kale, Mushrooms, Walnuts, Butternut Squash-Fontina Cream

  • *Gemelli 25

    Wild Boar Ragu

  • *FETTUCCINI CARBONARA 19

    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

  • SWEET POTATO-GOAT CHEESE GNOCCHI 27

    Braised Lamb, Peppadew Peppers, Sage

  • CHICKEN PARMESAN 20

    Spaghetti Marinara

  • *Rainbow TROUT PICATTA 22

    Artichokes, Sundried Tomato

  • *Roasted SALMON 26

    Brussels Sprouts, Pancetta, Balsamic Glaze

  • *SEARED DUCK BREAST 28

    Mushroom Polenta, Red Wine-Fig Sauce

  • *14oz PORK CHOP 27

    Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Spinach

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

Dolici

  • GELATO 6

    Housemade, Daily Selection

  • VANILLA PANNA COTTA 6

    Lemon Zest, Berry Compote

  • TIRAMISU 9

    Saffron- Vanilla Sauce

  • CHOCOLATE TERRINE 9

    Raspberry Sauce

  • OLIVE OIL CAKE 7

    Sweet Ricotta

  • CHEESECAKE 8

    Strawberry 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 2018 9 / 34

    Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy

  • CASTRUM MORISCI Pecorino 2016 12 / 46

    Marche DOC, Italy

  • Bortoluzzi Sauvignon Blanc 2018 12 / 46

    Friuli-Venezia Giulia IGT, Italy

  • La Scolca ``White Label`` Gavi 2018 12 / 46

    Gavi DOCG, Italy

  • Antinori Bramito Della Sala Chardonnay 2018 13 / 49

    Umbria IGT, Italy

  • J. HOFSTATTER PINOT GRIGIO 2018 42

    Trentino Alto Adige DOC, Italy

  • ROGER & DIDIER RAIMBAULT Sancerre 2018 55

    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 11 / 42

    Veneto IGT, Italy

  • DOMAINES OTT ``BY.OTT`` 2017 52

    Provence, France

Vino Bolle

  • Lamberti Prosecco DOC NV 11 / 42

    Veneto VSQA, Italy

  • Cesarini Sforsa Brut Rose NV 14 / 52

    Trentino DOC, Italy

  • POL ROGER BRUT RESERVE NV 100

    Champagne, France

Vino Rossi

  • Gala Montepulciano 2017 10 / 38

    Abruzzo DOC, Italy

  • BRIGALDARA Valpolicella 2017 11 / 42

    Veneto DOC, Italy

  • Badia al Coltibuono Chianti Classico 2017 12 / 46

    Tuscany DOCG, Italy

  • AIA VECCHIA LAGONE ``Super Tuscan`` 2017 13 / 49

    Tuscany IGT, Italy

  • KEN WRIGHT PINOT NOIR 2016 14 / 52

    Willamette Valley, Washington

  • REQUIEM Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 14 / 52

    Columbia Valley, Washington

Vino RISERVA

  • ALTA MORA ``Etna Rosso`` Nerello Mascalese 2016 54

    Sicily DOC, Italy

  • MASERIA LI VELI Susumaniello 2017 57

    Puglia IGT, Italy

  • PELISSERO PIANI Barbera d'Alba 2015 59

    Piedmont DOC, Italy

  • Travaglini Gattinara 2015 62

    Piedmont DOCG, Italy

  • Casaloste Chianti Classico Reserva 2016 69

    Tuscany DOCG, Italy

  • LE MACCHIOLE Bolgheri Rosso ``Super Tuscan`` 2017 65

    Tuscany IGT, Italy

  • Gaja Ca' Marcanda ``Magari`` ``Super Tuscan`` 2016 128

    Tuscany IGT, Italy

  • FontanaFreddo ``Silver Label`` Barolo 2014 78

    Piedmont DOCG, Italy

  • CASTIGLION DEL BOSCO Brunello di Montalcino 2013 90

    Tuscany DOCG, Italy

  • Pecchenino Barolo 2013 96

    Piedmont DOCG, Italy

  • AU BON CLIMAT Pinot Noir 2017 63

    Santa Barbara County, California

  • SHEA WINE CELLARS Pinot Noir 2015 90

    Willamette Valley, Washington

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

    Columbia Valley, Washington

  • DUCKHORN MERLOT 2016 78

    Napa Valley, California

  • AMAVI CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2015 66

    Walla Walla, Washington

  • Faust Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 100

    Napa Valley, California

Reservations

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