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Tue, 6/25
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner

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Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings

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Margherita Pizza
tomato, garlic, mozzarella di bufala, parmesan, basil
Sausage Pizza
caramelized onion, rapini, giardiniera
Mushroom Pizza
truffled ricotta, roasted garlic, parmesan
tomato & bufala mozzarella (vegetarian) or prosciutto & truffled ricotta
Glass 8
Scarpetta 'Frico' Sparkling NV - Friuli
Glass 8
Peter Zemmer Pinot Grigio 2017 - Alto Adige
Glass 8
Fattoria San Francesco Gaglioppo Rose 2017 - Calabria
Glass 8
Monte Bernardi 'Italia Ti Amo' Sangiovese/Syrah 2017 - Tuscany
6 For 42
Ruffino Sparkling Rosé NV (187ml) - Veneto
Revolution 'Gagelicious' Golden Ale, Chicago, Golden Ale, 5.0% ABV
a light refreshing ale - a collaboration with Revolution Brewing to celebrate The Gage's 10 Year Anniversary
Peroni | Rome, Italy | Premium Lager | 5.1% ABV
Across from Millennium Park, Acanto is a favorite for those who appreciate authentic, seasonally-attentive Italian food and an award-winning wine list. Acanto’s patio on Michigan Avenue is a dream setting for cocktails and mingling. Ideal for: conversation-friendly lunches, dinners and brunches, and happy hour wine gatherings Open for: Lunch, Dinner, Weekend Brunch and Happy Hour. Acanto is a Gage Hospitality Group restaurant. Other GHG restaurants include: Beacon Tavern, Coda Di Volpe, The Dawson and The Gage.
$25 - $50
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Takeout, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed yesterday

We had a little trouble with our OpenTable reservation but they were quick to get us a table outside. When it started to rain we were whisked away to a lovely table by the windows. Great staff! All three of us ordered the Halibut special...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank LizzibethO28
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food and service, a combination hard to beat. Our waitress was very patient and helped put together a meal that was not normally on the menu. Food quality and taste was auhtentic italian and super. Very good ambiance and great for business meetings.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank moksha51
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came here with a group of colleagues after a business retreat. The restaurant was loud and a little cramped, but the service was high-end and spot on. I ordered the rigatoni with lamb ragu, which was good but more al dente than I prefer....More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank sheena5427
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not often I tell someone they absolutely must eat somewhere but this time I'm going to. You absolutely must eat at Acanto! I had dinner here two nights in a row. First night was so remarkable I had to go back! The menu is most...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank 780rickp
Reviewed May 19, 2019 via mobile

My wife and I stopped in here for dinner after having lunch at The Gage nextdoor the day prior. Excellent view of the park and skyline. Very good Italian pasta and pizza. Nichelle, the manager, was most helpful.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank bdcdaddy
Reviewed May 16, 2019 via mobile

Was in town for a meeting and went out to look for a dinner place after a walk. Chanced upon Acanto and decide to head in for a meal. Our server was attentive and after some initial conversation about the menu offering, a our party...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank mikeylim
Reviewed May 5, 2019 via mobile

Out of towner, solo diner, early supper. Had a pleasant seat at the small bar. Spritzer with limoncello; carpaccio starter, fresh pea tendrils on mezzaluna pasta with rhubarb. Light, springy, delicious. I would love to try everything on the menu. Bartender and hostess were welcoming....More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Sandra R
Reviewed April 28, 2019 via mobile

Went to dinner with family and everyone really enjoyed the food here. I had the Chicken Marsala which was very tender and flavorful. I made a special request to have a side order of polenta and they accommodate d my request. It was offered which...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank CtownRon
Reviewed April 16, 2019

We walked in to this great restaurant by chance without a reservation. Our server Phillip was great, very nice, extremely polite and knowledgable. The food was simply incredible, the fresh Spaghetti with lobster was superb, we also ordered a Margherita Pizza, warm olives and Tiramisu....More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank jcmpisco
Reviewed April 11, 2019

I had a great dinner here with some folks during a recent work trip. Everyone was very pleased with their meal. I had veal meatballs with bucatini, and it was really, really good. I can't remember what the exact name of them is, but we...More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Response from windycity83 | Reviewed this property |
If your children are well behaved and stay at the table yes...but it is a relatively small place and if they tend to be loud or need to move about I would say no.
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