Vivere in the Italian Village




71 West Monroe Street
Chicago, Illinois
312.332.7005 · vivere-chicago.com

Vivere is the fine-dining option in the trio of restaurants that comprise the landmark 82-years-young Italian Village. Though Vivere made its debut in 1990, the Village has occupied the same spot since 1927, and so has its cavernous 40,000-bottle wine cellar. Three generations of the Capitanini family have operated the restaurants over the years; the current generation, siblings Al and Gina Capitanini, continue the tradition of excellence. Executive Chef Robert Reynaud applies contemporary technique to Old World Italian favorites, which allows Michael Taylor, wine director, a broader reach when suggesting pairings. Try the dolcetti di funghi con prosciutto (porcini filled pasta with crispy prosciutto and spiced rosemary reduction), paired with Elio Grasso's 2006 Gavarini Nebbiolo from Langhe in the Piedmont.

The Stats
Number of selections: 1,700
Bottles in inventory: 40,000-plus
Number of wines by the glass: 18
BYO: Yes, if the bottle is not on the list. Corkage Fee: $25
Wine list highlights: Focus on Italian wine, plus good selections of American and French, with more from around the globe. Super Tuscans and Barolos.Verticals of Chianti from Monsanto, plus Araujo and Bryant Family. Rare wine from Pompeii: Mastroberardino's Villa de Misteri. 1959 Château Lafite-Rothschild, 1945 Château Haut-Brion, and Ridge Monte Bello.

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