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, Managing Partner Preston Owen and Chef/Partner Dakota Neckvatal, who also own and operate the acclaimed Butcher & the Burger in Chicago’s Lincoln Park.

Chef Dakota Neckvatal 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 9

    Marinara

  • *GRILLED CALAMARI 15

    Capers, Tomatoes, Lemon, Olive Oil

  • *MUSSELS 15

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

  • *Prosciutto-Wrapped Veal Sweetbreads 18

    Black Garlic Aioli

  • *OCTOPUS 20

    Red Wine Braised, Burnt Orange Yogurt, Quinoa, Grape Relish, Calabrian Honey

  • *BEEf CARPACCIO 18

    Tonnato Sauce, Capers, Shallots, Shaved Parmesan, Herbed Greens

  • *BURRATA 14

    Tomato Jam, Arugula, Pesto

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

Zuppe + Insalate

  • *Roasted Butternut Squash + Carrot Soup 12

    Toasted Pumpkin Seeds, Calabrian Truffle Oil

  • *CAESAR SALAD 14

    Anchovy, Toast Points

  • *AUTUMN SALAD 16

    Mixed Greens, Crispy Prosciutto, Gorgonzola, Figs, Pistachios, Orange, Sherry Vinaigrette

  • *BEET SALAD 16

    Spinach, Apples, Goat Feta, Farro, Cucumber, Olives, Beet Syrup, Apple Cider Vinaigrette

Pasta

  • *RIGATONI BOLOGNESE 25

  • *Spaghetti CARBONARA 25

    Pancetta, Egg Yolk

  • *Linguine FRA DIAVOLO 28

    Squid Ink Linguine, Shrimp, Calabrian Peppers, Tomatoes, Lemon Cream

  • *CASARECCE 26

    Italian Sausage, Macerated Grapes, Onion, Sage

  • *Saffron Pappardelle 32

    Spiced Lamb Ragu

  • *FUSILLI 24

    Pulled Mushrooms, Kalamata Olives, Capers, Pickled Red Onion, Lemon Cream

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

Piatti Principali

  • *Rainbow TROUT PICCATA 27

    Artichokes, Sundried Tomato

  • *Salmon 32

    Porcini Crusted, Kale, Sweet Potatos, Shallots, Oregano Gremolata

  • CHICKEN PARMESAN 27

    Spaghetti Marinara

  • *VEAL PORTERHOUSE 48

    Balsamic-Red Wine Sauce, Gorgonzola Mashed Potatoes

  • *SWEET POTATO GNOCCHI 26

    Toasted Pecans, Sage, Sheep's Milk Feta, Brown Butter

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

Contorni

  • *Sauteed Spinach 9

    Lemon, Garlic, Parmesan

  • *Baked Brussels Sprouts 9

    Pancetta, Parmesan, Balsamic Glaze

  • *Gorgonzola Mashed Potatoes 9

Dolci

  • GELATO 7

    Housemade, Daily Selection

  • DOLCE DE LECHE PANNA COTTA 8

    Whipped Cream, Berries

  • TIRAMISU 10

    Saffron- Vanilla Sauce

  • CHOCOLATE TERRINE 10

    Mixed Berry Sauce

  • OLIVE OIL CAKE 9

    Sweet Mascarpone

  • CHEESECAKE 9

    Pumpkin, Whipped Cream, Rum Toasted Pecans

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

  • CORA ``Colline Pescaresi`` Pinot Grigio 2021 12/ 46

    Abruzzo IGP, Italy

  • Attems Sauvignon Blanc 2021 15 / 55

    Venezia Giulia, IGT, Italy

  • La Scolca ``White Label`` Gavi 2020 14 / 52

    Gavi DOCG, Italy

  • Antinori Bramito Della Sala Chardonnay 16 / 58

    2021 Umbria IGT, Italy

  • KLOSTER NEUSTIFT PINOT GRIGIO 2021 55

    Alto Adige DOC, Italy

  • LA CANIETTI ``vERONICA`` PECORINO 2020 57

    Mache, DOCG, Italy

  • FEUDI FALANGHINA DI SAN GREGORIO 2020 60

    CAMPANIA DOC, ITALY

  • SUAVIA ``Monte Carbonare`` Garganega 2019 72

    Veneto DOC, Italy

  • Cherrier La Croix Poignant SANCERRE 2020 69

    Loire Valley, France

Vino Rosato

  • ELENA WALCH ``2026`` 2021 14 / 52

    Trentino-Alto Adige IGT, ITALY

  • DOMAINES OTT ``BY.OTT`` 2020 66

    Provence, France

Vino Bolle

  • Lamberti Prosecco NV 14 / 52

    Veneto DOC, Italy

  • Cesarini Sforsa Brut Rose NV 17 / 61

    Trentino DOC, Italy

  • POL ROGER BRUT RESERVE NV 120

    Champagne, France

Vino Rossi

  • Nevio Montepulciano 2018 14 / 52

    d Abruzzo DOC, Italy

  • POGGIO BONELLI ``VILLA CHIGI`` CHIANTI 202 14 / 52

    Tuscany, DOCG, Italy

  • SOLAGI CIRÒ Gaglioppa 15 / 55

    Sicily DOC, Italy

  • CASADEI ``Super Tuscan`` 2018 15 / 55

    Tuscany IGT, Italy

  • VALRAVN PINOT NOIR 2020 16 / 58

    Sonoma County, California

  • DONATI Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 16 / 58

    Paso Robles, California

Digestivo

  • Limoncello (Housemade) 9

  • Quinta Infantado Tawny Port 10yr 14

  • Donna Antonia Tawny Port 20yr 17

  • Pierre Ferrand Ambré Cognac 15

  • il Merlot di Nonino Grappa 17

  • Antica Red Vermouth 12

  • Amaro Nonino 14

  • Bráulio Amaro Alpino 13

  • Zucca Rabarbaro Amaro 11

  • Meletti Amaro 10

  • Fernet Branca 11

  • Chartreuse (Green) 13

  • Sambuca 12

  • Amaretto 11

  • Frangelico 11

  • Kahlua 11

  • Bailey’s 11

  • Cointreau 12

  • Antica Torino Vino Chinato 16

Vino RISERVA

  • MASERIA LI VELI Susamaniello 2020 62

    Puglia IGT, Italy

  • VICCHIOMAGGIO CHIANTI CLASSICO ``RESERVA`` 2017 69

    Tuscany DOCG, Italy

  • GRATTAMACCO Bolgheri ``Super Tuscan`` 2020 75

    Tuscany DOC, Italy

  • VAL DELLE ROSE Aurelio ``Super Tuscan`` 2017 86

    Tuscany DOC, Italy

  • COLPETRONE ``MEMOIRA`` MONTELFALCO SAGRANTINO 2013 65

    Umbria, DOCG, Italy

  • PELISSERO PIANI Barbera d'Alba 2019 69

    Piedmont DOC, Italy

  • TRAVAGLINI GATTINARA 2019 74

    Piedmont, DOCG, Italy

  • Cascina delle Rose Langhe 2021 74

    Piedmont DOC, Italy

  • Borgogno ``No Name`` Langhe 2018 100

    Piedmont DOCG, Italy

  • CASINA BRIC BAROLO 88

    Piedmont, DOCG, Italy

  • DE FORVILLE BARBARESCO 2018 92

    Piedmont, DOCG, Italy

  • PIETROSO ``VENDEMMIA`` BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2016 140

    Tuscany, DOCG, Italy

  • SAGGI ``LONG SHADDOWS`` RED BLEND 2018 118

    Columbia Valley, Washington

  • KEN WRIGHT CELLARS PINOT NOIR 2021 85

    Willamette Valley, Washington

  • DAVIS FAMILY VINEYARDS PINOT NOIR 2019 110

    Russian River, California

  • GRAMERCY CELLARS ``LOWER EAST`` CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2017 79

    Columbia Valley, Washington

  • ADAPTATION CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2018 128

    Napa Valley, California

COCKTAILS

  • Sofia 14

    Mell Vodka, Lime Juice, Simple Syrup, Cucumber, Basil

  • Negroni 15

    Stray Dog Wild Gin, Campari, Antica Red Vermouth

  • Old Fashioned 15

    Rittenhouse Rye, Demerara Syrup, Triple Bitters

  • Boulevardier 15

    Bulleit Bourbon, Campari, Antica Red Vermouth

  • Sal's Spritz 13

    Prosecco, Aperol, Soda, Orange

  • Decline and Fall 14

    Beefeater Gin, Campari, St. Germain

  • ALITALIA 14

    Elijah Craig Bourbon, Ramazotti Amaro, Aperol, Lemon Juice

  • TUSCAN SUNRISE 14

    Gran Dovejo Blanca Tequila, St. Germain, Grapefruit Juice

  • TREVI FOUNTAIN 15

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

  • SOUTHPORT MULE 13

    Tito's Vodka, Ginger Beer, Lime

WHISKEYS

  • Bowman Bros. 15

  • Buffalo Trace 14

  • Woodford Reserve Bourbon 20

  • Elijah Craig Bourbon 14

  • Bulleit Bourbon 13

  • Heaven's Door Double Barrel Bourbon 14

  • Michter’s Single Barrel Rye 14

  • Union Horse ``Reunion`` Rye 14

  • Sazerac Rye 14

  • Heaven's Door Straight Rye 17

  • Templeton Rye 4yr 15

  • Whistle Pig Rye 10yr 22

  • Sneaky Pete Single Malt Blend 15

  • Balvenie Doublewood 12yr 20

  • Laphroaig 10yr 16

  • Glunz “Macduff” 11yr 16

  • MacCallan 12yr 18

BEER

  • Miller Lite 5

  • Peroni 6

  • Allagash White 8

  • Lagunitas IPA 7

  • Menabrea Amber 8

Reservations

To Make A Dinner Reservation please call us @ 773-857-1401

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