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Basilico Ristorante G re a t I t a l i a n Fo o d

4701 N. Cumberland Ave Norridge, IL 60701

708-452-6400 708-452-6400

HOURS: Mon-Thur 11am-10pm Fri 11am-11pm Sat 3pm-11pm Sun 3pm-10pm DINE IN CATERING PRIVATE PARTIES

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By Louie Giampa

keep passing this restaurant, this time I decided to take my niece Dominica for dinner. Upon entering, we were greeted by a friendly hostess and the sound of 2 piece Jazz combo. It just so happened, this was their 1st night performing. The new owner, Jim Wigg, is thinking of doing this on a regular basis. I wouldn’t think twice about this decision. Their music was wonderful, it added to the ambience of this nice comfortable restaurant. The ceiling was unique with its painted lighted panels. The waiter approached to explain the specials of the evening, all sounded wonderful. But we wanted to order off the menu. I noticed a lot of fish on the menu so I decided not to order the usual pasta. For an appetizer we ordered the fresh Calamari salad and Shrimp Marsala. The calamari was tender on a bed of lettuce with onions, green peppers and celery, drizzled with a light vinaigrette dressing. The Shrimp Marsala was smothered with mushrooms. What I liked about this dish was that you actually tasted the large shrimp. Good choices so far. For dinner, I ordered the Veal Braciolina Di Vetello. This was veal

rolled up and stuffed with prosciutto and fontina cheese. Three large pieces! This was covered with a tasty mushroom sauce. It was excellent! My niece ordered the 8-finger cavatelli in a delicious vodka sauce. This dish also was wonderful. My side salad was cold and crisp as it should be. Jim (the owner) insisted I try the Sea Bass Franchise, their special of the evening. I did and am not sorry one bit. It was the best I’ve tasted. It came with a side of angel hair pasta with an oil and lemon taste. We did have the homemade Terramasu for desert. I actually ordered it for my great niece Isabella, she is 5, and I thought she would just love it. But the lady that she is, she passed it up and said she is not allowed to have too much sugar. So guess who ate the whole thing? What more can I say about Basilico, located at 4701 N Cumberland Ave, in Norridge. They have 2 banquet rooms that seat 50 each, a great place for a private party. Great food, comfortable surroundings and attentive service, you must give it a try, even if it’s for a drink and some appetizers. Let Jim know that, Louie from Amici sent you. You won’t be disappointed. Just a footnote, Jim is also the owner of Mama Mia’s Pizzeria across the street, at 4638 N. Cumberland Ave. This place is opened till 4am. No need to go hungry in this neighborhood. He also owns the Café Il Cortile, 8445 W. Lawrence Ave. Jim has his hands full, but with his excellent staff and unbeatable and devoted chefs, he will do just fine. Ciao, Louie

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