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Italian Fare & Award- Winning Wine Program Across From Millennium Park

Acanto is the ideal destination for those who appreciate authentic Italian cuisine together with an inviting dining experience. The wine program is one of the most lauded in the U.S. with a two-glass “Best of Excellence” rating by Wine Spectator.

18 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603 | 312.578.0763 | acantochicago.com

 

Accolades

2018, 2017, 2016 Wine Spectator - Best of Award of Excellence, 2 glasses

2018 Food Network's "America's Best Baker" Contestant - Executive Pastry Chef Kym DeLost

2018, 2017, 2016 World of Fine Wine - World's Best Wine Lists Jury Prize & 3 Stars

2017 Renzell Best of Chicago List

2017, 2016 TripAdvisor.com - Certificate of Excellence

2017 Food Network's "Beat Bobby Flay" Contestant - Executive Pastry Chef Kym DeLost

Hours

LUNCH
Monday-Friday
11:00am-4:00pm

DINNER
Sunday-Thursday
4:00pm-10:00pm

Friday & Saturday
4:00pm-11:00pm

BRUNCH
Saturday & Sunday
11:00am-4:00pm
Enjoy half-off ALL bottles of wine during brunch.

HAPPY HOUR
Monday-Friday
2:30pm-5:30pm

THREE LITER THURSDAY
Every Thursday evening we offer wine by-the-glass from a special three liter bottle.

PARKING
Valet parking is available nearby at the University Club of Chicago at 76 East Monroe ($32).

 

Press

 

Best Restaurants in the Loop

“Taking over where Henri left off is this less formal Italian in its prime Loop location across from Millennium Park, where salumi, cheeses, pizza and pasta are joined by a handful of high-end entrees. Signature cocktails and an extensive wine list are also part of the package, and the relaxed space features leather banquettes, bare tables and windows overlooking Michigan Avenue.”

— Zagat

Chicago’s Best Theatre District Restaurants

“The same team from the Gage and The Dawson are behind this Italian go-to, which specializes in authentic, seasonally-driven cuisine from executive chef Chris Gawronski (think house-made pastas, an in-house charcuterie program, stone oven pizzas, and coastal seaside plates). Leave it to executive pastry chef Kym DeLost for dessert; her chocolate bombolini is an instant fan favorite.”

— Eventbrite

Dining Guide: The Best Restaurants in Chicago

“Terrific rustic Italian food is just within reach of Millennium Park and Chicago’s Cultural Mile. Order one of chef Christopher Gawronski’s thin-crust pizzas or tender pastas, a glass of wine, and relax.”

— Make it Better

 

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SPACE SEATED/STANDING CAPACITY
Family Table 16/NA
Bar Area 20/35
Full Buyout 75/120