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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner

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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 November 18, 2014

I went to this restaurant with coworkers. The restaurant was fairly small. With reservations we did not have to wait that long. The food was good and portion sizes were fairly large. They have a nice assortment of cheese that pairs well with their wine...More

Date of visit: November 2014
Thank J T
Reviewed November 7, 2014 via mobile

2 friends and I stumbled upon this restaurant and were completely amazed. We each ordered a pasta and tasted each other's. All were great. All the flavors complimented each other. But wait. There's more don't skip the cookie plate. It may sound simple but it...More

Thank Teresa D
Reviewed November 6, 2014

The grilled orange soda (non-alcolholic) was better than any cocktail I've ever had but had the complexity of a cocktail. The beet salad was great. The service was really attentive and the ambience was classy.

Date of visit: October 2014
Thank TiffanyK758
Reviewed November 6, 2014

Aconte is more casual and a better fit for local lunchers like me than the more formal/more expensive Henri restaurant that previously occupied this space on Michigan Avenue about 2 blocks north of the Art Institute and across from Millennium Park. A friend and I...More

Date of visit: November 2014
Thank Libertyvillian
Reviewed November 3, 2014

Great Food! Great Service! Very pleasant dining experience! Will return on next visit to Chicago. Highly recommended!

Date of visit: November 2014
Thank marlaur
Reviewed November 3, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our experience at Acanto. Our server Diego was exceptionally attentive, and Jon the Beverage Director recommended some fabulous wines. The cozy, warm and friendly atmosphere, great pizzas and kale/fennel salad were wonderful. Love this place!

Date of visit: October 2014
Thank Anne T
Reviewed October 30, 2014

I loved Henri that recently closed at this location but was pleasantly surprised at how warm and cozy this new Italian place is- same owners. Looks like they really did their homework in selecting the menu- nice, thin, interesting pizzas and interesting pasta dishes as...More

Date of visit: October 2014
Thank jane b
Reviewed October 7, 2014

Having thoroughly enjoyed the sister restaurant, The Gage, I expected good things. I ordered the evening special pizza, knowing full well that it was not a "Chicago" pizza and expecting a fine Italian version. It came with parmesan cheese, arugula, onions, tomato, and olives. Unfortunately,...More

Date of visit: September 2014
Thank Duane L
Reviewed September 30, 2014

Acanto recently opened where Henri's used to be next to The Gage. While Henri had a more formal atmosphere, Acanto has a trendy, yet laid back bistro vibe. Wonderful patio for outdoor dining across from Millennium Park. I had the grilled polenta appetizer and it...More

Date of visit: September 2014
Thank casa1234
Reviewed September 30, 2014

Acanto is the new endeavor from the owners of The Gage and right next door. What a great set up this restaurant has with so many little nooks and corners to enjoy your dinner and your company. The food is meant to be shared. The...More

Date of visit: September 2014
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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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