After a three-month slumber for renovations, River North Italian restaurant Prosecco is back open with a new bar, new walk-in wine cellar, and menu. The restaurant debuted in 2008 as a lavish spot for bubbles and Venetian food. Ten years after opening, ownership decided the restaurant needed a major refresh.
The wooden bar has been replaced by a 35-foot-long quartz bar. There’s a pair of new Murano glass chandeliers imported from Venice. They’ve also replaced the art. Diners will see a photography print from The Wolf of Main Street.
Executive chef/partner Mark Sparacino’s new menu will mix Prosecco favorites with new items like gamberi primavera (spinach tagliatelle, sauteed shrimp, baby spinach, heirloom cherry tomatoes, pesto olive oil drizzle). Sparacino wants the restaurant’s loyal customers to know his kitchen will try to accommodate them if their favorite dish isn’t on the menu.
While bubbles are the bar’s forte, the Prosecco revamp includes a new cocktail menu. The drink list includes the Blackberry (muddled blackberries, shaken with Chardonnay and Amaro grappa, ginger liqueur, topped with Prosecco and ginger beer and a fresh mint garnish).
Will the improvements draw new customers? Find out today as the revamped Prosecco is now open.
Prosecco, 710 N. Wells Street, (312) 951-9500, open 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for lunch and 3 p.m. until close on weekdays; 5 p.m. until close on Saturday and Sunday.