La Madia, Jonathan Fox's staple on Grand, has been a decent option for pizza and casual Italian in River North since 2007. But now named Osteria La Madia, the restaurant has now entered into the realm of trendy Italian cuisine that has become a popular path of local restaurateurs of late.
Fox closed the restaurant all last week to renovate the interior, change the name, and implement a new menu full of housemade pastas, a longer list of antipasti, a selection of cured meats and cheeses, a full entree section, a larger wine list and some craftier cocktails. New dishes on the menu, which a release says is "designed to appeal to a wide variety of diners," includes orecchiette with foie gras meatballs, Slagel Farm tournedos of beef in Chianti truffle sauce, crab arancini, and bottled cocktails.
Fans of the pizza, which made Eater's list of Chicago's 25 iconic pizzerias in March, shouldn't worry—those are still a main part of the new menu. The interior now features a new bar, reclaimed wood tables, and trendy communal seating.
Read through the new menu below; Osteria La Madia (re)opens today.